Artificial maturation of [FeFe] hydrogenase in a redox polymer film†
We demonstrate that the insertion of the dinuclear active site of [FeFe] hydrogenase into the apo-enzyme can occur when the enzyme is embedded in a film of redox polymer, under conditions of mediated electron transfer. The maturation can be monitored by electrochemistry, and is as fast as under conditions of direct electron transfer. This new approach further clears the way to the implementation of hydrogenases in large scale real life processes.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Biohybrid approaches for energy conversion