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Electronic Structural Changes of Mn in the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem II during the Catalytic Cycle
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2013 (English)In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 52, no 10, 5642-5644 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) in photosystem II (PS II) was studied in the S-0 through S-3 states using 1s2p resonant inelastic X-ray scattering spectroscopy. The spectral changes of the OEC during the S-state transitions are subtle, indicating that the electrons are strongly delocalized throughout the cluster. The result suggests that, in addition to the Mn ions, ligands are also playing an important role in the redox reactions. A series of Mn-IV coordination complexes were compared, particularly with the PS II S-3 state spectrum to understand its oxidation state. We find strong variations of the electronic structure within the series of Mn-IV model systems. The spectrum of the S-3 state best resembles those of the Mn-IV complexes (Mn3Ca2)-Ca-IV and saplnMn(2)(IV)(OH)(2). The current result emphasizes that the assignment of formal oxidation states alone is not sufficient for understanding the detailed electronic structural changes that govern the catalytic reaction in the OEC.

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2013. Vol. 52, no 10, 5642-5644 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76808DOI: 10.1021/ic4005938ISI: 000319720400007OAI: diva2:637138
Available from: 2013-07-16 Created: 2013-07-15 Last updated: 2013-07-16Bibliographically approved

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