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Ruthenium catalysts

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Nature Chemistry volume 1, pages 185186 (2009) | Download Citation

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Exceptional catalysts will be required to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water. Copying multinuclear metal complexes in enzymes is promising, but not the only route. A mononuclear ruthenium complex has been developed that both makes hydrogen and forms oxygen–oxygen bonds through a mechanism different to those in nature.

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  1. Leif Hammarström and Stenbjörn Styring are in the Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Ångström Laboratory, Box 523, Uppsala University, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden.  Leif.Hammarstrom@fotomol.uu.se  Stenbjorn.Styring@fotomol.uu.se

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