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Single-Atom Catalysis: A Practically Viable Technology?

Version 1 : Received: 4 September 2018 / Approved: 4 September 2018 / Online: 4 September 2018 (14:55:10 CEST)

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Journal reference: Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2020.100358

Abstract

Recent advances in single-atom catalysis resulted in readily accessible materials whose application in most catalytic reactions mediated by conventional nanoparticle-based catalysts often results in higher activity and selectivity. Can we expect catalysis by atomically dispersed atoms to find practical applications? Which are the hurdles to be overcome prior to widespread uptake of atomically dispersed metals in industrial synthetic processes and in hydrogen fuel cells?

Subject Areas

Single-atom catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; chemical innovation; low atomicity

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