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November 16, 2021 Tuesday 12:37:11 PM IST

A new Photocatalyst by MIT Researchers

Science Innovations

The new catalyst is developed by Prof. Schlau-Cohen and his associates, known as a biohybrid photocatalyst which works with the principle of Photosynthesis among plants. The new catalyst contains a light-harvesting protein that can absorb light and transfers the energy to a metal-containing catalyst. This catalyst uses the energy to perform reactions which is used for synthesizing pharmaceuticals and converting waste products into biofuels or other useful compounds. The role of a catalyst in a chemical reaction is to ease the reaction in a required direction with controlled speed. The developed photocatalyst can be used to generate biofuels from wood or other plant materials which are difficult to break down.