Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution with a hydrogenase in a mediator-free system under high levels of oxygen

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Nov 18;52(47):12313-6. doi: 10.1002/anie.201306214. Epub 2013 Sep 25.


Take a breath: An oxygen-tolerant hydrogenase can be employed with a dye in a photocatalytic scheme for the generation of H2 . The homogeneous system does not require a redox mediator and visible-light irradiation yields high amounts of H2 even in the presence of air.

Keywords: hydrogen; hydrogenases; oxygen; photocatalysis; water splitting.