Session 3.4.3

Bio-inspired catalysts, bio-catalysis, photo-/electro-catalysis


Enzymatic catalysis; Photo- and Electro-catalysis; electrochemistry; Proton and Electron Transfers, CO2, O2, and H2



  • KN: Marc FONTECAVE (Collège de France, Paris, FR)

  • IL1: Markus RIBBE (California University, Irvine, USA)

  • IL2: Marcella BONCHIO (Padova University, IT)


This section is devoted to learning how nature operates to transform efficiently small molecules into fuels (H2, CH3OH, CO, NH3) and how we as chemists can do it by cascading processes involving photons, electrons and protons to activate and convert selectively small molecules.