Self-Healing in Nano-sized Manganese-Based Water-Oxidizing Catalysts

  • Mohammad Mahdi NajafpourEmail author
  • Seyed Esmael Balaghi
  • Moayad Hossaini SadrEmail author
  • Behzad Soltani
  • Davood Jafarian Sedigh
  • Suleyman I. AllakhverdievEmail author


Water splitting is considered as a method to storage of renewable energies to hydrogen. The water-oxidation reaction in water splitting is an efficiency-limiting process for water splitting, and thus, there has been notable progress to find highly efficient water-oxidizing catalysts made from cost-effective and earth-abundant elements. In addition to efficiency, the stability of the water-oxidizing compounds is very important. Herein we focus on self-healing in manganese-based water-oxidizing catalysts in artificial photosynthetic systems.


Water oxidation Water splitting Manganese Manganese oxide Artificial photosynthesis Carbon nanotube Nanostructure Composite Cerium Mechanism 



MMN and DJS are grateful to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences and the National Elite Foundation for financial support. MHS, BS and SEB are grateful from Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Grant №14-14-00039). The authors thank Dr. Wu Xu and Professor Harvey Hou for their comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Seyed Esmael Balaghi
    • 3
  • Moayad Hossaini Sadr
    • 3
    Email author
  • Behzad Soltani
    • 3
  • Davood Jafarian Sedigh
    • 1
  • Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryInstitute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)ZanjanIran
  2. 2.Center of Climate Change and Global WarmingInstitute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)ZanjanIran
  3. 3.Faculty of Basic Sciences, Department of ChemistryAzarbaijan Shahid Madani UniversityTabrizIran
  4. 4.Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory, Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Institute of Basic Biological ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Faculty of Biology, Department of Plant PhysiologyM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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