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Water Splitting Goes Au Naturel

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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1686-1687
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5613.1686

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In living organisms, enzymes called hydrogenases harness plentiful metals to turn water into hydrogen and vice versa. Stripped of their proteins, they may show chemists a surprising shortcut to producing the fuel of the future.