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Fundamental insights into interfacial catalysis

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Surface and interfacial catalysis plays a vital role in chemical industries, electrochemistry and photochemical reactions. The challenges of modern chemistry are to optimize the chemical reaction processes and understand the detailed mechanism of chemical reactions. Since the early 1960s, the foundation of surface science systems has allowed the study of surface and interfacial phenomena on atomic/molecular level, and thus brought a number of significant developments to fundamental and technological processes, such as catalysis, material science and biochemistry, just to name a few. This themed issue describes the recent advances and developments in the fundamental understanding of surface and interfacial catalysis, encompassing areas of knowledge from metal to metal oxide, carbide, graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides under ultrahigh vacuum conditions, as well as under realistic reaction conditions.

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First published
27 Mar 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 1770-1771
Article type
Editorial

Fundamental insights into interfacial catalysis

J. Gong and X. Bao, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 1770
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS90022H

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