Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2018

Volume 13 Issue 5

Synergy between neighbouring Pt monomers

Atomically dispersed catalysts are reported to exhibit remarkable activity in various reactions due to the high atom utilization, low-coordination environment of metal atoms and strong metal–support interaction. However, it remains unknown whether there is any interaction between the active metal monomers in the atomically dispersed catalysts. Zeng and co-workers have now demonstrated that the synergetic interaction between neighbouring Pt monomers on MoS2 enhanced the CO2 hydrogenation catalytic activity relative to isolated monomers. The cover is an artist's depiction of CO2 hydrogenation to methanol via synergy between neighbouring Pt monomers. The curved surface represents the MoS2 surface decorated with different types of neighbouring Pt monomer. The yellow sphere (S atom) between neighbouring white spheres (Pt atoms) is shining, as a reflection of a synergetic interaction.

See Zeng et al.

Image: Guoyan Wang and Yanbing Ma, Department of Science Communication, University of Science and Technology of China. COVER DESIGN: Alex Wing



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