As a special carbon material, graphdiyne (GDY) features the superiorities of incomplete charge transfer effect on the atomic level, tunable electronic structure and anchoring metal atoms directly with organometallic coordination bonds M (metal)-C (alkynyl carbon in GDY), providing it an ideal platform to construct single-atom catalysts (ACs). The coordination environment of single atoms anchored on GDY plays a key role in their catalytic performance. The mini-review highlights state-of-the-art progress in the rational design of GDY-based ACs and their applications, and mainly reveals the relationship between the coordination engineering of the GDY-based ACs and corresponding catalytic performance. Finally, some prospects concerning the future development of GDY-based ACs in energy conversion are also discussed.
Keywords: Coordination Engineering; Graphdiyne; Single-Atom Catalysts.
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