Oxygen-tolerant proton reduction catalysis: much O_2 about nothing?
Wakerley, David W
Energy & Environmental Science
Royal Society of Chemistry
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Wakerley, D. W., & Reisner, E. (2015). Oxygen-tolerant proton reduction catalysis: much O_2 about nothing?. Energy & Environmental Science, 8 2283-2295. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5EE01167A
Proton reduction catalysts are an integral component of artificial photosynthetic systems for the production of H_2. This perspective covers such catalysts with respect to their tolerance towards the potential catalyst inhibitor O_2. O_2 is abundant in our atmosphere and generated as a by-product during the water splitting process, therefore maintaining proton reduction activity in the presence of O_2 is important for the widespread production of H_2. This perspective article summarises viable strategies for avoiding the adverse effects of aerobic environments to encourage their adoption and improvement in future research. H_2-evolving enzymatic systems, molecular synthetic catalysts and catalytic surfaces are discussed with respect to their interaction with O_2 and analytical techniques through which O_2-tolerant catalysts can be studied are described. [Image - see article]
Financial support from the EPSRC (EP/H00338X/2), the Christian Doppler Research Association (Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development), and the OMV Group is gratefully acknowledged.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5EE01167A
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248594
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