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Supported liquid metal catalysts

Popping up to the surface

Merging the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts is a useful strategy for creating improved catalytic systems. Now, a concept has been developed that uses single Pd atoms — supported within liquid alloy droplets — that emerge from the droplet subsurface and interior to react with molecules approaching from the gas phase.

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Figure 1: Supported catalytically active liquid metal solutions.


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Rupprechter, G. Popping up to the surface. Nature Chem 9, 833–834 (2017).

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