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Predicting electrochemical activity

Guiding principles for the design of novel catalysts are key to developing new synthesis approaches. Now, a general principle has been defined to predict the reactivity for the hydrogen cycle of atomically dispersed metals on carbon supports.

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Fig. 1: Atomically dispersed metal-ions on carbon-based supports for electrochemical catalysis.


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Jaouen, F. Predicting electrochemical activity. Nat Catal 1, 314–315 (2018).

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