Dec 18, 2008

Photosynthetic energy conversion: natural and artificial

Chemical Society Reviews
James Barber


Photosystem II (PSII) is the water splitting enzyme of photosynthesis. Its appearance during evolution dramatically changed the chemical composition of our planet and set in motion an unprecedented explosion in biological activity. Powered by sunlight, PSII supplies biology with the 'hydrogen' needed to convert carbon dioxide into organic molecules. The questions now are can we continue to exploit this photosynthetic process through increased use of biomass as an energy source and, more importantly, can we address the energy/CO2 problem by developing new photochemical technologies which mimic the natural system? (Critical review, 82 references).

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Conservation of Energy Resources
Hydrogen Measurement
Solar Energy
Greenhouse Effect
Mimic brand of tebufenozide
Carbon Dioxide
Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis
Water-Splitting Enzyme of Photosynthesis

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