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The long and winding road to catalysis

In chemical catalysis, spillover is the process in which hydrogen atoms are made from hydrogen molecules at one site and then added to other atoms or molecules at another. A study reveals details of this effect. See Letter p.68

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Figure 1: Mechanism for hydrogenation reactions that involve spillover.

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Zaera, F. The long and winding road to catalysis. Nature 541, 37–38 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/541037a

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