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2020, 13(7): 1842–1855

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-020-2755-3

Modulating the local coordination environment of single-atom catalysts for enhanced catalytic performance

Xinyuan Li1,2, Hongpan Rong1 (*), Jiatao Zhang1, Dingsheng Wang2 (*), and Yadong Li2

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1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Construction-Tailorable Advanced Functional Materials and Green Applications Experimental Center of Advanced Materials, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Keywords: single-atom catalysts, coordination environment, catalytic performance, energy conversion
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The local coordination environment of catalysts has been investigated for an extended period to obtain enhanced catalytic performance. Especially with the advancement of single-atom catalysts (SACs), research on the coordination environment has been advanced to the atomic level. The surrounding coordination atoms of central metal atoms play important roles in their catalytic activity, selectivity and stability. In recent years, remarkable improvements of the catalytic performance of SACs have been achieved by the tailoring of coordination atoms, coordination numbers and second- or higher-coordination shells, which provided new opportunities for the further development of SACs. In this review, the characterization of coordination environment, tailoring of the local coordination environment, and their related adjustable catalytic performance will be discussed. We hope this review will provide new insights on further research of SACs.
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Modulating the local coordination environment of single-atom catalysts for enhanced catalytic performance. Nano Res. 2020, 13(7): 1842–1855 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-020-2755-3

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