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Structural similarities in enzymatic, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts of water oxidation

Swiegers, Gerhard; Clegg, Jack K; Stranger, Robert


A virtually identical cubical or cubane core structure appears to be a key commonality in several active homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic water oxidation catalysts. We show that X-ray crystal structures of the CaMn3O4 core of the water oxidizing complex of Photosystem II coincide remarkably closely with comparable structures in a range of non-biological Co or Mn-based homogeneous and heterogeneous water oxidation catalysts. Included amongst these are molecular Co4O4 and Mn4O4 cubanes,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemical Science
DOI: 10.1039/c1sc00298h
Access Rights: Open Access


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