Unraveling the biosynthesis of nature's fastest hydrogenase

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Take two cyanides and report to work! Cyanide is an essential ingredient of the [FeFe]-hydrogenases. Recent studies have revealed how nature makes these cyanide ligands coordinated to the diiron core of the active site (see structure). Rapidly unfolding research on the maturation process is revealing new dimensions of biosynthesis. The transformations discovered may lead to the development of useful organometallic reactions. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4166-4168
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 7 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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