Increased thermal stability of activated N2 adsorbed on K-promoted Ni{110}.

Abstract

Industrial synthesis of ammonia takes place at high temperatures and pressures via the dissociative adsorption of molecular nitrogen on a transition metal catalyst. In contrast, biological ammonia synthesis occurs under ambient conditions via the hydrogenation of intact molecular nitrogen at the active site of an enzyme. We hypothesise that the latter… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cp01694h

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