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Chapter 3

Quantum Catalysis in Enzymes

Enzyme-catalysed reactions span a wide range of reaction types and mechanisms. In many cases the rate-determining step is the transfer of a proton, hydride ion, or hydrogen atom; such reactions are almost always dominated by quantum-mechanical tunnelling. The effective barrier for tunnelling is high...
Print publication date: 27 Mar 2009
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-122-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-997-5
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences