Bisfuel Research Highlights
Collaborative effort of the Center's researchers is aimed to incorporate chemistry of natural photosynthetic reaction centers, water oxidation proteins, and hydrogen-producing enzymes into nanoscale artificial constructs that oxidize water and make hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. See HIGHLIGHTS.
Upcoming Bisfuel Events
- Jeon, K.-W. and Seo, D.-K. (2014) Concomitant thionation and reduction of graphene oxide through solid/gas metathetical sulfidation reactions at high temperatures, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, Published online Mar 3, 2014, (Read online)
- Megiatto, J.D., Méndez-Hernández, D.D., Tejeda-Ferrari, M.E., Teillout, A.-L., Llansola-Portolés, M.J., Kodis, G., Poluektov, O.G., Rajh, T., Mujica, V., Groy, T. L., Gust, D., Moore, T.A., Moore, A.L. (2014) A bioinspired redox relay that mimics radical interactions of the Tyr–His pairs of photosystem II, Nature Chemistry, Published online 9 Feb, 2014, (Read online)
- Mukhopadhyay, T.K., Flores, M., Groy, T.L., and Trovitch, R.J. (2014) A highly active manganese precatalyst for the hydrosilylation of ketones and esters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (3), 882–885 (Read online)
- Medpelli, D., Seo, J.-M., and Seo, D.-K. (2014) Geopolymer with hierarchically meso-/macroporous structures from reactive emulsion templating, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 97 (1), 70-73 (Read online)
- Faiella, M., Roy, A., Sommer, D., Ghirlanda, G. (2013) De novo design of functional proteins: Toward artificial hydrogenases, Biopolymers, 100, 558 - 571 (Read online)
About the Center
by Jenny Green: In a recent early online edition of Nature Chemistry, ASU scientists, along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, have reported advances toward perfecting a functional artificial leaf. Designing an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen is one of the goals of BISfuel, the Energy Frontier Research Center, funded by the Department of Energy, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University.