The broad challenges of energy and environment have become a main focus of research efforts to develop more active and selective catalytic systems for key chemical transformations. Surface organometallic chemistry (SOMC) is an established concept, associated with specific tools, for the design, preparation and characterization of well-defined single-site catalysts. The objective is to enter a catalytic cycle through a presumed catalytic intermediate prepared from organometallic or coordination compounds to generate well defined surface organometallic fragments (SOMFs) or surface coordination fragments (SCFs). These notions are the basis of the
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Acknowledgements: We thank KAUST for financial and human support and all our friends who helped us to develop the field in Europe, China, America, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. VDE thanks the Thailand Research Fund for generous support (Grant No. RSA6080059).