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Title: Method of producing metallized chloroplasts and use thereof in the photochemical production of hydrogen and oxygen

Abstract

The invention is primarily a metallized chloroplast composition for use in a photosynthetic reaction. A catalytic metal is precipitated on a chloroplast membrane at the location where a catalyzed reduction reaction occurs. This metallized chloroplast is stabilized by depositing it on a support medium such as fiber so that it can be easily handled. A possible application of this invention is the splitting of water to form hydrogen and oxygen that can be used as a renewable energy source.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866211
Patent Number(s):
4657646
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; producing; metallized; chloroplasts; photochemical; production; hydrogen; oxygen; primarily; chloroplast; composition; photosynthetic; reaction; catalytic; metal; precipitated; membrane; location; catalyzed; reduction; occurs; stabilized; depositing; support; medium; fiber; easily; handled; application; splitting; water; form; renewable; energy; source; producing metal; energy source; reaction occurs; reduction reaction; catalytic metal; chemical product; metallized chloroplast; form hydrogen; support medium; reaction occur; /204/422/427/502/

Citation Formats

Greenbaum, Elias. Method of producing metallized chloroplasts and use thereof in the photochemical production of hydrogen and oxygen. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Greenbaum, Elias. Method of producing metallized chloroplasts and use thereof in the photochemical production of hydrogen and oxygen. United States.
Greenbaum, Elias. Thu . "Method of producing metallized chloroplasts and use thereof in the photochemical production of hydrogen and oxygen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866211.
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abstractNote = {The invention is primarily a metallized chloroplast composition for use in a photosynthetic reaction. A catalytic metal is precipitated on a chloroplast membrane at the location where a catalyzed reduction reaction occurs. This metallized chloroplast is stabilized by depositing it on a support medium such as fiber so that it can be easily handled. A possible application of this invention is the splitting of water to form hydrogen and oxygen that can be used as a renewable energy source.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
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