Ammonia synthesis by ternary ruthenium complex hydrides

Tejs Vegge, Ping Cheng

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A new class of catalysts based on ternary ruthenium complex hydrides are developed for low-temperature ammonia synthesis. They support a non-dissociative reaction path for dinitrogen reduction, in which lithium or barium cations stabilize the NxHy intermediates and the electron- and H-rich [RuH6]4– anionic centres facilitate an energetically balanced multi-step reaction for ammonia synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Catalysis
Pages (from-to)989–990
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

This is a summary of: Wang, Q. et al. Ternary ruthenium complex hydrides for ammonia synthesis via the associative mechanism. Nat. Catal. https://doi.
org/10.1038/s41929-021-00698-8 (2021).


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