Team modulates electronic state of single-atom catalysts by CO molecular decoration for efficient methane conversion

This article discusses a breakthrough by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in modulating the electronic state of single-atom catalysts using CO molecule decoration, significantly enhancing the efficiency of methane conversion at room temperature. This method achieves a high turnover frequency and selectivity towards oxygenates by altering the electronic structure of the catalyst, thus lowering the dissociation barrier of methane’s C-H bonds. This innovation holds promise for the development of more effective strategies for methane conversion under mild conditions. For more details, visit