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Cover Feature: A Fusion of Biomimetic Fuel and Solar Cells Based on Hydrogenase, Photosystem II, and Cytochrome c Oxidase (ChemCatChem 21/2017)

Cover Feature: A Fusion of Biomimetic Fuel and Solar Cells Based on Hydrogenase, Photosystem II, and Cytochrome c Oxidase (ChemCatChem 21/2017)
Kenji Kaneko, Ki-Seok Yoon, Takahiro Matsumoto, Takao Enomoto, Kazuharu Suzuki, Takeshi Yatabe, Mitsuhiro Kikkawa, Seiji Ogo
The Cover Feature shows a slim genie (hydrogenase) who oxidizes H2 and releases energy in the manner of a fuel cell, and a fat genie (photosystem II) that oxidizes H2O by absorbing energy, in the manner of a solar cell. In their Communication, M. Kikkawa et al. demonstrate that a single Ir catalyst is capable of mimicking both systems. By using the Ir complex as the H2- or H2O-oxidizing anode catalyst and carbon black-supported platinum as the O2-reducing cathode catalyst, the functionality of the whole cell can be switched between fuel cell-type and solar cell-type. More information can be found in the Communication by M. Kikkawa et al. on page 4024 in Issue 21, 2017 (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700995).

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701690

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