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Rational Metalloprotein Design for Energy Conversion Applications


Abstract Continuing and increasing reliance on fossil fuels to satisfy our population’s energy demands has encouraged the search for renewable carbon-free and carbon-neutral sources, such as hydrogen gas or CO2 reduction products. Inspired by nature, one of the objectives of this dissertation was to develop protein-based strategies that can be applied in the production of green fuels. The first project of this dissertation aimed at developing a controllable strategy to incorporate domains with different functions (e. g. catalytic sites, electron transfer modules, light absorbing subunits) into a single multicomponent system. This was accomplished through the rational design of 2,2’-bipyridine modified dimeric peptides that allowed their metal-direct... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Alcala-Torano, Rafael de Jesus (Author) / Ghirlanda, Giovanna (Advisor) / Moore, Ana L (Committee member) / Mills, Jeremy H (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Biochemistry / energy conversion / metalloenzyme / photocatalysis / protein assembly / protein design / unnatural amino acid
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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