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Generation of Oxygen Radical Centers in Binary Neutral Metal Oxide Clusters for Catalytic Oxidation Reactions

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  1. Errata: Generation of Oxygen Radical Centers in Binary Neutral Metal Oxide Clusters for Catalytic Oxidation Reactions Volume 49, Issue 13, 2272, Article first published online: 17 March 2010

  • M.N. and V.B.-K. gratefully acknowledge the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the framework of SFB 450 for the financial support. R.M. acknowledges the support of the DFG in the framework of the Emmy Noether Program. G.E.J., E.C.T., and A.W.C. acknowledge the Department of Energy, grant number DE-FG02-92ER14258.

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One more, one less: Radical centers are generated in binary neutral zirconium oxide clusters by replacing one Zr atom in single-metal cationic and anionic clusters with radical oxygen centers by an atom that has one less (Sc) or one more electron (Nb). This study reveals that these isoelectronic systems promote similar oxidation reactions and can undergo full catalytic cycles (see picture; Zr yellow, Sc gray, O red, C green, H teal, N blue).

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