Expanding the Spectrum of Light-Driven Peroxygenase Reactions

Sébastien J.P. Willot, Elena Fernández-Fueyo, Florian Tieves, Milja Pesic, Miguel Alcalde, Isabel W.C.E. Arends, Chan Beum Park, Frank Hollmann*

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Peroxygenases require a controlled supply of H2O2 to operate efficiently. Here, we propose a photocatalytic system for the reductive activation of ambient O2 to produce H2O2 which uses the energy provided by visible light more efficiently based on the combination of wavelength-complementary photosensitizers. This approach was coupled to an enzymatic system to make formate available as a sacrificial electron donor. The scope and current limitations of this approach are reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-894
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • biocatalysis
  • formate dehydrogenase
  • hydrogen peroxide formation
  • oxyfunctionalization
  • peroxygenases
  • photocatalysis


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