Photo-induced hydrogen production in a helical peptide incorporating a [FeFe] hydrogenase active site mimic.

@article{Roy2012PhotoinducedHP,
  title={Photo-induced hydrogen production in a helical peptide incorporating a [FeFe] hydrogenase active site mimic.},
  author={Anindya Roy and Christopher P. Madden and Giovanna Ghirlanda},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 79},
  pages={9816-8}
}
There is growing interest in the development of hydrogenase mimics for solar fuel production. Here, we present a bioinspired mimic designed by anchoring a diiron hexacarbonyl cluster to a model helical peptide via an artificial dithiol amino acid. The [FeFe]-peptide complex catalyses photo-induced production of hydrogen in water.