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Metal oxidation states in biological water splitting

Krewald, Vera; Retegan, Marius; Cox, Nicholas; Messinger, J; Lubitz, Wolfgang; DeBeer, Serena; Neese, Frank; Pantazis, Dimitrios A.


A central question in biological water splitting concerns the oxidation states of the manganese ions that comprise the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II. Understanding the nature and order of oxidation events that occur during the catalytic cycle of five Si states (i = 0–4) is of fundamental importance both for the natural system and for artificial water oxidation catalysts. Despite the widespread adoption of the so-called “high-valent scheme”—where, for example, the Mn oxidation states...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemical Science
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03720K
Access Rights: Open Access


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