An ingenious strategy toward single-atom photocatalytic methane conversion

Chengyang Feng, Yuanfu Ren, Fazal Raziq, Wenhuan Huang*, Huabin Zhang*

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Single-atom catalyst (SAC) is believed to possess huge application prospects in catalysis and energy storage/conversion. However, the rational design of SAC with a specific function remains somewhat elusive, especially in complex catalytic systems involving multiple steps, such as methane conversion. This article previews the latest finding published by Schröder and co-workers in Nature Materials, in which they report the ingenious incorporation of mono-iron hydroxyl into the pore of a metal-organic framework, thus demonstrating a strategy for C-H bond activation in CH4 to drive the direct photosynthesis of CH3OH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3099-3101
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 5 2022

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Funding Information:
This work received financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ( KAUST ).

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  • Materials Science(all)


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