Two electron redox couples for hydrogen production

Jonas C. Peters, Xile Hu, Nate Lewis, Bruce B. Brunschwig, Brandi Coissart

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As part of a collaborative, NSF-supported initiative to help develop the basic chemistry needed for producing solar fuels, relatively inexpensive, first row transition metals that mediate electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution at unusually positive potentials were studied. These complexes constitute a severe structural departure from the active sites of hydrogenase enzymes, but are attractive candidates for hydrogen evolution because they access reduced states at quite positive potentials that then trigger the two-electron reduction of proton to hydride. The systems are unusual in that they display remarkable tolerance to the typical hydrogenase poison, CO. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 231st ACS National Meeting (Atlanta, GA 3/26-30/2006).

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2006
Event231th ACS National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2006Mar 30 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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