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Carole Duboc

DR CNRS, Grenoble

Oct 11, 2023 à 03:45 PM


SdM “Séminaires”


Jens Hasserodt and Stephan Steinmann

A bio-inspired approach to small molecule activation: electrocatalytic H2 production as a case study

Hydrogen production through water splitting appears to be the best solution in the long run for the storage of renewable energies. Hydrogenases are organometallic enzymes containing iron and/or nickel metal centers, whose catalytic performances rival that of platinum for hydrogen evolution. Their fascinating properties make them the ideal inspiration for the design of new molecular catalysts for technological devices. During this presentation, the bio-inspired strategy will be illustrated: How can this approach be at the origin of efficient systems that achieve H2 production in a catalytic manner? How can it provide useful information regarding the catalytic mechanism of the enzymes?