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Relating N-H Bond Strengths to the Overpotential for Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation

Chalkley, Matthew J. and Peters, Jonas C. (2020) Relating N-H Bond Strengths to the Overpotential for Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2020 (15-16). pp. 1353-1357. ISSN 1434-1948. PMCID PMC7566871. doi:10.1002/ejic.202000232.

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The reduction of N₂ to NH₃ (N₂RR) is a globally significant reaction that is challenging due to the inertness of N₂. Transition metals can activate N₂ and mediate catalytic N₂RR, but challenges remain with respect to catalytic efficiency in terms of overpotential and selectivity. We discuss the role of the N–H bond dissociation free energy (BDFE) of metal diazenidos (M‐NNH), the first intermediates of N₂RR, in determining N2RR efficiency.

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Chalkley, Matthew J.0000-0002-0484-7335
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Additional Information:© 2020 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Issue Online: 17 April 2020; Version of Record online: 09 April 2020; Manuscript received: 04 March 2020. This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (GM‐070757). M. J. C. thanks the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech for a graduate research fellowship.
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Subject Keywords:Nitrogen fixation; Reaction mechanisms; Proton transfer; Electron transfer; Thermochemistry
Issue or Number:15-16
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Official Citation:Chalkley, M.J. and Peters, J.C. (2020), Relating N–H Bond Strengths to the Overpotential for Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020: 1353-1357. doi:10.1002/ejic.202000232
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