Nature Communications (2021-05-01)

Electron donation of non-oxide supports boosts O2 activation on nano-platinum catalysts

  • Tao Gan,
  • Jingxiu Yang,
  • David Morris,
  • Xuefeng Chu,
  • Peng Zhang,
  • Wenxiang Zhang,
  • Yongcun Zou,
  • Wenfu Yan,
  • Su-Huai Wei,
  • Gang Liu

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10


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Activation of O2 is a critical step in heterogeneous catalytic oxidation. Here, the authors adopt the concept of increased electron donors induced by nitrogen vacancy to develop an efficient strategy for preparing highly active and stable catalysts for molecular O2 activation.