Photo-induced hydrogen production in a helical peptide incorporating a [FeFe] hydrogenase active site mimic

Anindya Roy, Christopher Madden, Giovanna Ghirlanda

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There is growing interest in the development of hydrogenase mimics for solar fuel production. Here, we present a bioinspired mimic designed by anchoring a diiron hexacarbonyl cluster to a model helical peptide via an artificial dithiol amino acid. The [FeFe]–peptide complex catalyses photo-induced production of hydrogen in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9816-9818
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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