Ammonia history in the making

  title={Ammonia history in the making},
  author={Jianping Guo and Ping Chen},
  journal={Nature Catalysis},
  pages={734 - 735}
The Haber–Bosch process was introduced at the beginning of the twentieth century; however, its mechanism remained controversial for many years. Thus, a comprehensive mechanistic picture was provided in the eighties. 

Nitrogen fixation and transformation with main group elements.

Nitrogen fixation is essential for the maintenance of life and development of society, however, the large bond dissociation energy and nonpolarity of the triple bond constitute a considerable

Shielding Protection by Mesoporous Catalysts for Improving Plasma-Catalytic Ambient Ammonia Synthesis

Plasma catalysis is a promising technology for decentralized small-scale ammonia (NH3) synthesis under mild conditions using renewable energy, and it shows great potential as an alternative to the

Plasmon-Assisted Ammonia Electrosynthesis.

Ammonia is a promising liquid-phase carrier for the storage, transport, and deployment of carbon-free energy. However, the realization of an ammonia economy is predicated on the availability of green

Monitoring Electron Flow in Nickel Single-Atom Catalysts during Nitrogen Photofixation.

An efficient catalytic system for nitrogen (N2) photofixation generally consists of light-harvesting units, active sites, and an electron-transfer bridge. In order to track photogenerated electron

Preparation of highly dispersed Pd/SBA-15 catalysts for dodecahydro-N-ethylcarbazole dehydrogenation reaction by ion exchange-glow discharge

Dehydrogenation reactions are critical in hydrogen storage based on a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) system. Speeding up the dehydrogenation rate and lowering the reaction temperature are the



Primary steps in catalytic synthesis of ammonia

Synthesis of ammonia from the elements (N2+3H2→2NH3) is performed over promoted iron catalysts at high pressures and temperatures (Haber–Bosch process) and represents, for about seventy years, one of

Is lithium the key for nitrogen electroreduction?

This study builds on earlier work showing that an electrolyte containing a lithium salt in an organic solvent with a sacrificial proton donor was unmatched in its ability to unequivocally reduce N2, and reports highly efficient and stable electrochemical N2 reduction based on a recyclable proton donors.

Future Challenges in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Understanding Catalysts under Dynamic Reaction Conditions

This concept article highlights recent developments, challenges, and future directions for understanding catalysts under dynamic reaction conditions.

Direct transformation of dinitrogen: synthesis of N-containing organic compounds via N−C bond formation

This review aims to provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art and perspectives of future research particularly in direct catalytic and efficient conversion of N2 into N-containing organic compounds under mild conditions, and to stimulate more research efforts to tackle this long-standing and grand scientific challenge.

Breaking scaling relations to achieve low-temperature ammonia synthesis through LiH-mediated nitrogen transfer and hydrogenation.

It is demonstrated that scaling relations can be broken by intervening in the TM-mediated catalysis with a second catalytic site, LiH, which creates a favourable pathway that allows both early and late 3d TM-LiH composites to exhibit unprecedented lower-temperature catalytic activities.

Competing interests The authors declare no competing interests. Nature CatalySiS | VOL 4 | SepTeMBer

  • Natl Sci. Rev
  • 2020