FIGURE 3.5 One of the postulated pathways for the O2 release step of the WOC. The naturally occurring WOC of photosystem II is able to efficiently photooxidize water in a sustainable manner using visible light according to the reaction: 2 H2O → O2 + 4 H+ + 4 e−.

SOURCE: Presented by Charles Dismukes.

From: 3, Fundamental Aspects of Bioinspired Chemistry for Energy

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Bioinspired Chemistry for Energy: A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2008.
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.

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