Single-atom catalysts: a new frontier in heterogeneous catalysis.

  title={Single-atom catalysts: a new frontier in heterogeneous catalysis.},
  author={Xiao-Feng Yang and Aiqin Wang and Botao Qiao and Jun Li and Jingyue Jimmy Liu and Tao Zhang},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  volume={46 8},
Supported metal nanostructures are the most widely used type of heterogeneous catalyst in industrial processes. The size of metal particles is a key factor in determining the performance of such catalysts. In particular, because low-coordinated metal atoms often function as the catalytically active sites, the specific activity per metal atom usually increases with decreasing size of the metal particles. However, the surface free energy of metals increases significantly with decreasing particle… CONTINUE READING
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