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Water oxidation

Intermediate identification

The slow kinetics of light-driven water oxidation on haematite is an important factor limiting the material's efficiency. Now, an intermediate of the water-splitting reaction has been identified offering hope that the full mechanism will soon be resolved.

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Figure 1: Water oxidation intermediates on haematite.


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Cowan, A. Intermediate identification. Nature Chem 8, 740–741 (2016).

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