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Dissolution processes

Stuffed structures

Understanding oxide dissolution processes on the molecular scale remains a challenge. A study on nanoscale oxides suggests a mechanism for dissolution that proceeds through the formation of oxygen-stuffed metastable structures.

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Figure 1: Opening of a polyoxometalate (POM) as the controlling step in a dissolution reaction3.

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Fenter, P. Stuffed structures. Nature Mater 11, 183–184 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat3252

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