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Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Redesigned Catalyst for Producing Hydrogen

Caption: Molybdenite (top) is a popular catalyst, but reactions take place only at edge sites (circle) where a molybdenum-sulfur-sulfur triangle protrudes. UC Berkeley/LBNL chemists have created molecules (bottom) with only an active site triangle that efficiently convert water to hydrogen.

Credit: Christopher Chang and Jeffrey Long, UC Berkeley

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