University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (7): 179-180.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201912061

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On the Terminology of Single-Atom Catalysis

Pingfan Li()   

  • Received:2019-12-23 Accepted:2020-03-12 Published:2020-03-13
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Single-atom catalysis is a novel concept proposed by Chinese chemists recently, which has become a trending topic in the research of heterogeneous catalysis. Monatomic gas is an important knowledge point in high school chemistry education. Considering the similarity in Chinese language between "single-atom catalysis" and "monatomic gas", and their very different meaning, this terminology is worth discussing.

Key words: Single-atom catalysis, Homogeneous catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, Monatomic gas, Chemical terminology