Direct comparison of the electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrogen by an enzyme and a platinum catalyst

Anne K. Jones, Emma Sillery, Simon P.J. Albracht, Fraser A. Armstrong

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It is shown that for molecules of Allochromatium vinosum [NiFe]-hydrogenase adsorbed on a pyrolytic graphite electrode the nickel-iron active site catalyzes hydrogen oxidation at a diffusion-controlled rate matching that achieved by platinum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-867
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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