Peroxygenases require a controlled supply of H2O2 to operate efficiently. Here, we propose a photocatalytic system for the reductive activation of ambient O2 to produce H2O2 which uses the energy provided by visible light more efficiently based on the combination of wavelength-complementary photosensitizers. This approach was coupled to an enzymatic system to make formate available as a sacrificial electron donor. The scope and current limitations of this approach are reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-894
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • biocatalysis, formate dehydrogenase, hydrogen peroxide formation, oxyfunctionalization, peroxygenases, photocatalysis

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