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Iron sulfur clusters in protein nanocages for photocatalytic hydrogen generation in acidic aqueous solutions

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Abstract

We took advantage of the iron binding affinity of apoferritin to immobilize iron–sulfur clusters into apoferritin up to 312 moieties per protein, with a loading rate as high as 25 wt%. The photocatalytic hydrogen generation activity in acidic aqueous solutions was achieved with TONs up to 31 (based on a single catalyst moiety) or 8.3 × 103 (based on a single protein) upon 3 h of visible light irradiation. The present study provides a versatile strategy to construct uniform protein/photocatalyst supramolecular systems with FeFe-H2ase activity.

Graphical abstract: Iron sulfur clusters in protein nanocages for photocatalytic hydrogen generation in acidic aqueous solutions

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2018, accepted on 15 Dec 2018 and first published on 17 Dec 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05293J
Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 2179-2185
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    Iron sulfur clusters in protein nanocages for photocatalytic hydrogen generation in acidic aqueous solutions

    W. Chen, S. Li, X. Li, C. Zhang, X. Hu, F. Zhu, G. Shen and F. Feng, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 2179
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05293J

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