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Nano-sized layered manganese oxide in a poly-L-glutamic acid matrix: a biomimetic, homogenized, heterogeneous structural model for the water-oxidizing complex in photosystem II

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We, for the first time, report a nano-sized layered Mn–Ca oxide in poly-L-glutamic acid as a structural model for biological water-oxidizing sites in plants, algae and cyanobacteria. The compound was synthesized by a simple method and characterized by transmission electron microscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and electrochemistry. The results show the important effect of PGA on the electrochemistry of a Mn–Ca oxide.

Graphical abstract: Nano-sized layered manganese oxide in a poly-L-glutamic acid matrix: a biomimetic, homogenized, heterogeneous structural model for the water-oxidizing complex in photosystem II

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The article was received on 19 May 2014, accepted on 07 Aug 2014 and first published on 07 Aug 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04719B
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RSC Adv., 2014,4, 39077-39081

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    Nano-sized layered manganese oxide in a poly-L-glutamic acid matrix: a biomimetic, homogenized, heterogeneous structural model for the water-oxidizing complex in photosystem II

    M. M. Najafpour, M. Z. Ghobadi, D. J. Sedigh and B. Haghighi, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 39077
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04719B

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