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Atomic (single, double, and triple atoms) catalysis: frontiers, opportunities, and challenges

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The atomic dispersing of metal atoms supported on an optimal substrate exhibits an ideal strategy for maximizing metal utilization for catalysis, which is particularly significant for exploiting new catalysts with low cost and high catalytic efficiency. The dramatic development of atomic metal catalysts, including single atom catalysts (SACs), double atoms catalysts (DACs), and triple atoms catalysts (TACs), has spawned two remarkable platforms: (1) bridging homogeneous catalysts and heterogeneous catalysts; (2) linking theoretical calculations and experimental results. In this review, recent syntheses, characterizations, and applications of SACs, DACs, and TACs are highlighted through a focus on various applied substrates. We extensively discuss the synthetic strategies of successfully achieving SACs, DACs, and TACs. Moreover, the opportunities and challenges in developing SACs, DACs, and TACs are pointed out, together with the prospects for the development of atomic catalysis.

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Submitted
27 Nov 2018
Accepted
23 Jan 2019
First published
23 Jan 2019

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 3492-3515
Article type
Review Article

Atomic (single, double, and triple atoms) catalysis: frontiers, opportunities, and challenges

Z. W. Chen, L. X. Chen, C. C. Yang and Q. Jiang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 3492
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11416A

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