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Catalysis by unusual vacancies

Highly active, selective and stable catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol are immensely sought after. Now, using a broad range of spectroscopic methods, in-plane double sulfur vacancies of MoS2 sheets have been suggested to catalyse this reaction using an unusual mechanism.

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Fig. 1: Identification of active sites and the reaction mechanism.


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Studt, F. Catalysis by unusual vacancies. Nat Catal 4, 184–185 (2021).

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