Artificial photosynthesis: Hybrid systems

Yan Ni, Frank Hollmann*

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Oxidoreductases are promising catalysts for organic synthesis. To sustain their catalytic cycles they require efficient supply with redox equivalents. Today classical biomimetic approaches utilizing natural electron supply chains prevail but artificial regeneration approaches bear the promise of simpler and more robust reaction schemes. Utilizing visible light can accelerate such artificial electron transport chains and even enable thermodynamically unfeasible reactions such as the use of water as reductant. This contribution critically summarizes the current state of the art in photoredoxbiocatalysis (i.e. light-driven biocatalytic oxidation and reduction reactions).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiophotoelectrochemistry
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Bioelectrochemistry to Biophotovoltaics
EditorsLars J.C. Jeuken
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-50667-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-50665-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
ISSN (Print)0724-6145

Bibliographical note

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  • Biocatalysis
  • Oxidation reactions
  • Photocatalysis
  • Reduction reactions


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