Activating C–H bonds with isolated atoms | January 15, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 3 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: January 15, 2018

Activating C–H bonds with isolated atoms

Copper decorated with lone platinum atoms catalyzes alkane conversions and resists fouling
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: Catalysis, platinum, C-H activation, copper, single atom catalyst

Sprinkling individual platinum atoms across a copper surface yields an energy-efficient and durable bimetallic catalyst that effectively mediates reactions involving C–H bond activation, according to a study (Nat. Chem. 2018, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2915). Breaking C–H bonds is the first step in converting relatively inert compounds such as methane and other alkanes to more valuable fuels and chemicals.

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