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Title: Structural tuning of heterogeneous molecular catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion
Authors: Wang, Jiong
Dou, Shuo
Wang, Xin
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Wang, J., Dou, S. & Wang, X. (2021). Structural tuning of heterogeneous molecular catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion. Science Advances, 7(13), eabf3989-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf3989
Project: M4012076 RG118/18
Journal: Science Advances 
Abstract: Heterogeneous molecular catalysts based on transition metal complexes have received increasing attention for their potential application in electrochemical energy conversion. The structural tuning of first and second coordination spheres of complexes provides versatile strategies for optimizing the activities of heterogeneous molecular catalysts and appropriate model systems for investigating the mechanism of structural variations on the activity. In this review, we first discuss the variation of first spheres by tuning ligated atoms; afterward, the structural tuning of second spheres by appending adjacent metal centers, pendant groups, electron withdrawing/donating, and conjugating moieties on the ligands is elaborated. Overall, these structural tuning resulted in different impacts on the geometric and electronic configurations of complexes, and the improved activity is achieved through tuning the stability of chemisorbed reactants and the redox behaviors of immobilized complexes.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151015
ISSN: 2375-2548
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf3989
Rights: © 2021 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC).
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