Title

Catalysis of a single transition metal site for water oxidation: From mononuclear molecules to single atoms

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Advanced Materials

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

30515

Funders

Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP170104264

Grant Link

http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170104264

Comments

Zhang, H., Tian, W., Duan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., & Wang, S. (2020). Catalysis of a single transition metal site for water oxidation: from mononuclear molecules to single atoms. Advanced Materials, 32(18), Article no. 1904037. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201904037

Abstract

Low‐cost, nonprecious transition metal (TM) catalysts toward efficient water oxidation are of critical importance to future sustainable energy technologies. The advances in structure engineering of water oxidation catalysts (WOCs) with single TM centers as active sites, for example, single metallic molecular complexes (SMMCs), supported SMMCs, and single‐atom catalysts (SACs) in recent reports are examined. The efforts made on these configurations in terms of design principle, advanced characterization, performances and theoretical studies, are critically reviewed. A clear roadmap with the correlations between the single‐TM‐site‐based structures (coordination and geometric structure, TM species, support), and the catalytic performances in water oxidation is provided. The insights bridging SMMCs with SACs are also given. Finally, the challenges and opportunities in the single‐TM‐site catalysis are proposed.

DOI

10.1002/adma.201904037

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