Development of a minimal photosystem for hydrogen production in inorganic chemical cells

Nakanishi, K., Cooper, G. J.T. , Points, L. J., Bloor, L. G., Ohba, M. and Cronin, L. (2018) Development of a minimal photosystem for hydrogen production in inorganic chemical cells. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 57(40), pp. 13066-13070. (doi:10.1002/anie.201805584) (PMID:30105766)

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Abstract

Inorganic chemical cells (iCHELLs) are compartment structures consisting of polyoxometalates (POMs) and cations, offering structured and confined reaction spaces bounded by membranes. We have constructed a system capable of efficient anisotropic and hierarchical photo‐induced electron transfer across the iCHELL membrane. Mimicking photosynthesis, our system uses proton gradients between the compartment and the bulk to drive efficient conversion of light into chemical energy, producing hydrogen upon irradiation. This illustrates the power of the iCHELL approach for catalysis, where the structure, compartmentalisation and variation in possible components could be utilised to approach a wide range of reactions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bloor, Dr Leanne and Cooper, Dr Geoffrey and Points, Mr Laurie and Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Nakanishi, K., Cooper, G. J.T., Points, L. J., Bloor, L. G., Ohba, M., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1433-7851
ISSN (Online):1521-3773
Published Online:13 August 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) 57(40):13066-13070
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
503295Molecular-Metal-Oxide-nanoelectronicS (M-MOS): Achieving the Molecular LimitLeroy CroninEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/H024107/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY
616021Energy and the Physical Sciences: Hydrogen Production using a Proton Electron BufferLeroy CroninEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K023004/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY
621352Synthetic Biology applications to Water Supply and RemediationSteven BeaumontEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K038885/1VPO VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE
646611Programmable 'Digital' Synthesis for Discovery and Scale-up of Molecules, Clusters and NanomaterialsLeroy CroninEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L023652/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY
685741SMARTPOM: Artificial-Intelligence Driven Discovery and Synthesis of Polyoxometalate ClustersLeroy CroninEuropean Research Council (ERC)670467CHEM - CHEMISTRY