Issue Date: April 25, 2016
For Lewis acids and bases, a little frustration goes a long way
Chemists have long known that catalytic Lewis acidic and Lewis basic sites on metal and metal oxide surfaces help spark a range of reactions that are important in industrial chemical and fuel production. Yet researchers still have no general theory available to predict all the mechanistic nuances of how these electron-deficient and electron-rich sites lead to that reactivity.
As a case in point, a research team led by nanochemistry specialist Geoffrey . . .
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