Apr 15, 2014

Nano-sized layered Mn oxides as promising and biomimetic water oxidizing catalysts for water splitting in artificial photosynthetic systems

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Mohammad Mahdi NajafpourSuleyman I Allakhverdiev

Abstract

One challenge in artificial photosynthetic systems is the development of artificial model compounds to oxidize water. The water-oxidizing complex of Photosystem II which is responsible for biological water oxidation contains a cluster of four Mn ions bridged by five oxygen atoms. Layered Mn oxides as efficient, stable, low cost, environmentally friendly and easy to use, synthesize, and manufacture compounds could be considered as functional and structural models for the site. Because of the related structure of these Mn oxides and the catalytic centre of the active site of the water oxidizing complex of Photosystem II, the study of layered Mn oxides may also help to understand more about the mechanism of water oxidation by the natural site. This review provides an overview of the current status of layered Mn oxides in artificial photosynthesis and discuss the sophisticated design strategies for Mn oxides as water oxidizing catalysts.

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Biomimetics
Anatomical Layer
Nanostructured Materials
Oxides
Oxidation
Catalysis
Oxidation-Reduction
Hemocompatible Materials
Artificial Lens Implant Migration
Manganese Compounds

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