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Towards artificial enzymes

Nature Chemistry volume 2, pages 432433 (2010) | Download Citation

Despite knowing that the active centres of many metalloprotein enzymes are iron porphyrin 'haem' complexes, chemists find them difficult to imitate. Now, the assembly of haem-like centres into a crystalline, stable, nanoporous array shows promise for biomimetic catalysis.

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  1. Joseph T. Hupp is in the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA, and in the Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA.  j-hupp@northwestern.edu

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