Stepwise Reduction of Dinitrogen Bond Order by a Low-Coordinate Iron Complex

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This article discusses stepwise reduction of dinitrogen bond order by a low-coordinate iron complex.

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Creation Date: August 24, 2001
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Publisher Name: American Chemical Society
Place of Publication: [Washington, D.C.]
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  • Creation: August 24, 2001
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This article discusses stepwise reduction of dinitrogen bond order by a low-coordinate iron complex.

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Department: Chemistry
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Reprinted with permission from the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Copyright 2001 American Chemical Society.

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Abstract: Conversion of atmospheric N₂ into NH₃ is one of the most important chemical processes, because ammonia is the industrial and biological precursor to many nitrogen-containing compounds. Large-scale transformation of N₂ and H₂ into ammonia is performed in industry by the Haber-Bosch process, using "potassium-promoted" porous iron. A view of the N₂-reducing active site of iron-molybdenum nitrogenase, which contains unusual iron atoms with only three sulfur donors, is shown in Chart 1. The presence of iron in the active sites of this and other nitrogenases suggests that iron is again important for activating dinitrogen. Thus iron plays a major role in both natural and industrial N₂ reduction catalysis.

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Keyword(s): chemical processes | nitrogen-containing compounds | iron | dinitrogen
Source: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2001, Washington DC: American Chemical Society, pp. 9222-9223
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  • DOI: 10.1021/ja016094+
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Publication Title: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume: 123
Issue: 37
Page Start: 9222
Page End: 9223
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