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Computational Investigation of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II and Related Models via Density Functional Theory

Terrett, Richard Norman Leslie

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The first step of photosynthetic metabolism effects the facile oxidation of water to dioxygen and hydrogen cations. This is achieved through an incompletely-understood process of light-driven four-electron oxidation at the Mn4CaO5 cofactor of the Oxygen Evolving Complex (OEC) of the Photosystem II (PSII) holoenzymatic complex in photosynthetic autotrophs. Biomimesis of this reaction—artificial photosynthesis—may offer energy-efficient routes to industrial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/133592

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