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Title: Synthetic analogues of the active site of the [NiFe] hydrogenase
Author: Perotto, Carlo
ISNI:       0000 0004 6351 3663
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis describes the synthesis and characterization of novel Ni-Fe complexes as structural, spectroscopic and functional models for the active site of the [NiFe] hydrogenase. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the [NiFe] hydrogenase enzymes, including a description of the structure, spectroscopic and redox properties and the catalytic mechanisms proposed. A selection of Ni-Fe model compounds have been synthesized to provide insight into the structure and properties of the active site of the [NiFe] hydrogenase is reviewed. Polynuclear Ni-Fe compounds and Ni only complexes which display catalytic activity towards proton reduction or hydrogen activation are also discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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