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Time-Dependent ("Mechanical"), Nonbiological Catalysis. 2. Highly Efficient, "Biomimetic" Hydrogen-Generating Electrocatalysts

Chapter


Abstract


  • The two-electron reduction of inorganic acids (Hþ) to hydrogen gas (H2) is efficiently

    catalyzed by the hydrogenase enzymes in biology [1]. However, the best nonbiological,

    heterogeneous catalyst is Pt metal, which serves as the universal standard for

    electrochemical potentials in the Normal Hydrogen Electrode (NHE). A longstanding

    research goal in the catalysis of multielectron redox processes involving

    small gaseous molecules like O2, H2, and N2 has been to discover molecular catalysts

    whose activity exceeds that of the best available heterogeneous catalyst and

    approaches that of the relevant enzymes [2].

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Chen, J., Huang, J., Swiegers, G., Too, C. O. & Wallace, G. G. (2008). Time-Dependent ("Mechanical"), Nonbiological Catalysis. 2. Highly Efficient, "Biomimetic" Hydrogen-Generating Electrocatalysts. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Mechanical Catalysis - Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis (pp. 297-317). Hoboken, United States: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 978-0-470-26202-3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889482921

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/732

Book Title


  • Mechanical Catalysis - Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 317

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, United States

Abstract


  • The two-electron reduction of inorganic acids (Hþ) to hydrogen gas (H2) is efficiently

    catalyzed by the hydrogenase enzymes in biology [1]. However, the best nonbiological,

    heterogeneous catalyst is Pt metal, which serves as the universal standard for

    electrochemical potentials in the Normal Hydrogen Electrode (NHE). A longstanding

    research goal in the catalysis of multielectron redox processes involving

    small gaseous molecules like O2, H2, and N2 has been to discover molecular catalysts

    whose activity exceeds that of the best available heterogeneous catalyst and

    approaches that of the relevant enzymes [2].

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Chen, J., Huang, J., Swiegers, G., Too, C. O. & Wallace, G. G. (2008). Time-Dependent ("Mechanical"), Nonbiological Catalysis. 2. Highly Efficient, "Biomimetic" Hydrogen-Generating Electrocatalysts. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Mechanical Catalysis - Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis (pp. 297-317). Hoboken, United States: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 978-0-470-26202-3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889482921

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/732

Book Title


  • Mechanical Catalysis - Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 317

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, United States