Commentary

JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 453-459

First online:

Spectroscopic and model studies of the Ni-Fe hydrogenase reaction mechanism

  • Michael J. MaroneyAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4510
  • , Peter A. BryngelsonAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4510

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Abstract

Ni-Fe H2ases exhibit a number of states that have been spectroscopically characterized. The structural information arising from these spectroscopic studies are compared with predictions from theoretical calculations and are used to address aspects of hydrogenase reaction mechanism.

Ni-Fe hydrogenase X-ray absorption spectroscopy Extended X-ray absorption fine structure X-ray absorption near-edge structure Electron paramagnetic resonance