Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli

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The reaction of [Mn(CH2tBu)2(tmeda)] (1) and a silica partially dehydroxylated at 700 degrees C (SiO(2/700)) yields a single surface species [([triple bond]SiO)Mn(CH2tBu)(tmeda)] (2a; tmeda = tetramethylethylendiamine), while a mixture of 2a and [([triple bond]SiO)2Mn(tmeda)] (2b) is obtained by using SiO(2/200), SiO(2/300), or SiO(2/500) as evidenced by(More)
This Review introduces this special issue of ChemSusChem dedicated to CO(2) recycling. Its aim is to offer an up-to-date overview of CO(2) chemical utilization (inorganic mineralization, organic carboxylation, reduction reactions, and biochemical conversion), as a continuation and extension of earlier books and reviews on this topic, but with a specific(More)
Dinitrogen cleavage and hydrogenation by transition-metal centers to produce ammonia is central in industry and in Nature. After an introductory section on the thermodynamic and kinetic challenges linked to N2 splitting, this tutorial review discusses three major classes of transition-metal systems (homogeneous, heterogeneous and biological) capable of(More)
Both industrial and biochemical ammonia syntheses are thought to rely on the cooperation of multiple metals in breaking the strong triple bond of dinitrogen. Such multimetallic cooperation for dinitrogen cleavage is also the general rule for dinitrogen reductive cleavage with molecular systems and surfaces. We have observed cleavage of dinitrogen at 250(More)
Hydrazine reacts with silica-supported tantalum-hydrides [(≡SiO)2TaHx] (x = 1, 3), 1, under mild conditions (100 °C). The IR in situ monitoring of the reaction with N2H4 or (15)N2H4, and the solid-state MAS NMR spectra of the fully (15)N labeled compounds (CP (15)N, (1)H-(15)N HETCOR, (1)H-(1)H double-quantum, and (1)H-(1)H triple-quantum spectra) were used(More)
DFT(B3PW91) calculations have been carried out to propose a pathway for the N(2) cleavage by H(2) in the presence of silica-supported tantalum hydride complexes [(≡SiO)(2)TaH(x)] that forms [(≡SiO)(2)Ta(NH)(NH(2))] (Science 2007, 317, 1056). The calculations, performed on the cluster models {μ-O[(HO)(2)SiO](2)}TaH(1) and {μ-O[(HO)(2)SiO](2)}TaH(3), labelled(More)
The reaction of [Ta(=CHtBu)(CH2tBu)3] or [Cp*Ta(CH3)4] with a silica partially dehydroxylated at 700 degrees C gives the corresponding monosiloxy surface complexes [([triple bond]SiO)Ta(=CHtBu)(CH2tBu)2] and [([triple bond]SiO)Ta(CH3)3Cp*] by eliminating a sigma-bonded ligand as the corresponding alkane (H-CH2tBu or H-CH3). EXAFS data show that an adjacent(More)
The lack of scalable-methods for the growth of 2D MoS2 crystals, an identified emerging material with applications ranging from electronics to energy storage, is a current bottleneck against its large-scale deployment. We report here a two-step ALD route with new organometallic precursors, Mo(NMe2)4 and 1,2-ethanedithiol (HS(CH2)2SH) which consists in the(More)