A multidisciplinary team of the Center for Bio-inspired Solar Fuel Production conducts research of artificial photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers that absorb light efficiently and convert it to electrochemical energy, a water oxidation catalyst based on that found in photosynthesis and assembled in a way that mimics the process used by nature, and an electron accumulator and proton reduction catalyst based on natural hydrogenase enzymes.
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- 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, 6, 423–428 (Read online)Gust, D., Moore, T.A., and Moore, A.L. (2013) Artificial photosynthesis, Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology, 25, 182-185 (Read online)Dutta, A., Hamilton, G. A., Hartnett, H. E., Jones, A. K. (2012) Construction of Heterometallic Clusters in a small peptide scaffold as [NiFe]-hydrogenase models: Development of a Synthetic Methodology, Inorganic Chemistry, 51, 9580–9588 (Read online)Gust, D., Moore, T. A., Moore, A. L. (2012) Realizing artificial photosynthesis, Faraday Discussions, 155, 9 - 26 (Read online)McIntosh, C. L., Germer, F., Schulz, R., Appel, J., and Jones, A. K. (2011) The [NiFe]-hydrogenase of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 works bidirectionally with a bias to H2 production, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 11308-11319 (Read online)Blankenship, R. E., Tiede, D. M., Barber, J., Brudvig, G. W., Fleming, G., Ghirardi, M., Gunner, M. R., Junge, W., Kramer, D. M., Melis, A., Moore, T. A., Moser, C. C., Nocera, D. G., Nozik, A. J., Ort, D. R., Parson, W. W., Prince, R. C., and Sayre, R. T. (2011) Comparing Photosynthetic and Photovoltaic Efficiencies and Recognizing the Potential for Improvement, Science, 332, 805-809 (Read online)Moore, G. F., Hambourger, M., Kodis, G., Michl, W., Gust, D., Moore, T. A., and Moore, A. L. (2010) Effects of Protonation State on a Tyrosine-Histidine Bioinspired Redox Mediator, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114, 14450-14457 (Read online)