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Hydrogen production: Nickel centred proton reduction catalysis in a model of [NiFe] Hydrogenase


Currently, the production of hydrogen remains expensive because it requires noble metal catalysts such as platinum. In nature, hydrogenases present in microorganisms, use abundant and low cost metals to perform this operation under mild conditions. In a bio-inspired approach, researchers at the Chemistry and Biology of Metals Laboratory [collaboration] were able to synthesize a new catalyst reproducing this mechanism. These results are published in the journal Nature Chemistry.​

Published on 26 September 2016

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