Springer Theses

Metalloenzymes as Inspirational Electrocatalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis

From Mechanism to Model Devices

Authors: Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of detailed mechanistic studies and model devices
  • Demonstrates that metalloenzymes can be used to develop entirely new directions in artificial photosynthesis research, ranging from fuel production to specific hydrogenation reactions
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This thesis describes a series of investigations designed to assess the value of metalloenzymes in systems for artificial and adapted photosynthesis. The research presented explores the interplay between inherent enzyme properties such as structure, rates and thermodynamics, and the properties of the semiconducting materials to which the enzyme is attached. Author, Andreas Bachmeier provides a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of artificial photosynthesis, allowing the reader to grasp the latest approaches being investigated, from molecular systems to heterogeneous surface catalysis. Bachmeier’s work also uses metalloenzymes to highlight the importance of reversible catalysts in removing the burden of poor electrocatalytic rates and efficiencies which are common characteristics for most artificial photosynthesis systems. Overall, this thesis provides newcomers and students in the field with evidence that metalloenzymes can be used to establish new directions in artificial photosynthesis research.

About the authors

Andreas Bachmeier studied chemistry at the University of Erlangen, Germany, where he was first introduced to the science of solar energy conversion. In addition, he was a scholar of the Bavarian Elite Academy, attending lectures on economics, philosophy, psychology, and other related disciplines. Andreas prepared his Diploma thesis in artificial photosynthesis under the guidance of Dr. Heinz Frei at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA; work, for which he was awarded the ‘Zerweck’ prize of the University of Erlangen.

Following a year in the chemical industry working in Novara (Italy) and Munich, he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his doctoral studies in biological inorganic chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he worked, as St John’s College Graduate Scholar, under the supervision of Prof. Fraser Armstrong FRS. Upon finishing his doctoral work, Andreas joined the catalyst business of specialty chemicals group Clariant in 2015. Currently his, work centres on projects dealing with selective hydrogenation and monomer purification / contaminant removal.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-75

    Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

  • Theory of Experimental Techniques

    Pages 77-125

    Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

  • The Mechanism of [FeFe]-Hydrogenases—How Aldehydes Inhibit H2 Evolution

    Pages 127-155

    Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

  • The Direct Electrochemistry of Fuel-Forming Enzymes on Semiconducting Electrodes: How Light-Harvesting Semiconductors Can Alter the Bias of Reversible Electrocatalysts in Favour of H2 Production and CO2 Reduction

    Pages 157-177

    Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

  • Selective Visible-Light-Driven CO2 Reduction on a p-Type Dye-Sensitised NiO Photocathode

    Pages 179-191

    Bachmeier, Andreas S. J. L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metalloenzymes as Inspirational Electrocatalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis
Book Subtitle
From Mechanism to Model Devices
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47069-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47069-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47068-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83654-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 252
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
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