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Synthetic chemistry

Making a natural fuel cell

The synthetic assembly of the active centre of hydrogen-producing enzymes adds to our understanding of their structure and function — and could produce new and useful materials that mimic these enzymes.

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Figure 1: Synthesis in action.

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Darensbourg, M. Making a natural fuel cell. Nature 433, 589–591 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/433589a

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