Synthesis and properties of an iron hydrogenase active site model linked to a ruthenium tris-bipyridine photosensitizer

Henriette Wolpher, Magnus Borgström, Leif Hammarström, Jonas Bergquist, Villy Sundström, Stenbjörn Styring, Licheng Sun, Björn Åkermark

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A dinuclear iron complex, related to the active site of Fe hydrogenases, has been covalently linked to a redox active ruthenium tris-bipyridine type photosensitizer. Photophysics and electrochemistry of this system are studied in solution. IR spectra of this complex together with its precursor, the dinuclear iron complex, were also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-991
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003



  • Biomimetic model
  • Dinuclear iron complex
  • Iron hydrogenase
  • Photosensitizer
  • Ruthenium tris-bipyridine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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