Artificial photosynthesis: towards functional mimics of photosystem II?
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This paper describes the initial development of a project aiming at the construction of functional mimics of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II, coupled to photoinduced charge separation. Biomimetic electron donors, manganese complexes and tyrosine, have been linked to a Ru(II)-polypyridine photosensitiser. Oxidation of the donors by intramolecular electron transfer from the photo-oxidised Ru(III) complex was demonstrated using optical flash photolysis and EPR experiments. A step-wise electron transfer Mn->tyrosine->Ru(III) was demonstrated.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|