Water-splitting chemistry of photosystem II

James P. McEvoy, Gary W Brudvig

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Abstract

To understand the wear-splitting chemistry of enzyme photosystem II (PSII), researchers have sought insights from a great number of different sorts of experiments all directed both at the protein and at model metal complexes. Sophisticated spectroscopic techniques such as EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance), FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) and XAS (X-ray absorption spectroscopy) as well as time-resolved mass spectrometry have been deployed against the OEC (oxygen evolving complex), yielding for the first time detailed information in a variety of S-states. The recent crystallographic studies have made it possible to propose and to test more detailed mechanistic proposals than have previously been tenable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4455-4483
Number of pages29
JournalChemical Reviews
Volume106
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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X ray absorption spectroscopy
Photosystem II Protein Complex
Coordination Complexes
Mass spectrometry
Paramagnetic resonance
Fourier transforms
Wear of materials
Oxygen
Infrared radiation
Water
Enzymes
Proteins
Experiments

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Water-splitting chemistry of photosystem II. / McEvoy, James P.; Brudvig, Gary W.

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McEvoy, James P. ; Brudvig, Gary W. / Water-splitting chemistry of photosystem II. In: Chemical Reviews. 2006 ; Vol. 106, No. 11. pp. 4455-4483.
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