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Light on peroxide

The challenge in synthesizing hydrogen peroxide from O2 and H2O is to balance several concurrent reactions. Now, selective H2O2 production is achieved on a noble-metal-free photocatalyst based on carbon-nitride-supported antimony single atoms.

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Fig. 1: Catalytic formation of H2O2 using dissolved molecular oxygen and water.

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Volokh, M., Shalom, M. Light on peroxide. Nat Catal 4, 350–351 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-021-00620-2

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