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Easy alloying on flat carbides

Reactive metal–support interactions are generally considered characteristic of oxide supports. Now, two-dimensional niobium carbide, a member of the MXenes family, has been used as a platinum support providing an active water-gas shift catalyst via reduction-induced formation of stable, catalytically active Nb–Pt nanoparticles.

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Fig. 1: Schematic depiction of MXene-supported platinum catalysts.


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Tysoe, W.T. Easy alloying on flat carbides. Nat Catal 1, 316–317 (2018).

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