Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 2555–2562

Catalytic reduction of molecular nitrogen in solutions

  • A. E. Shilov

DOI: 10.1023/B:RUCB.0000019873.81002.60

Cite this article as:
Shilov, A.E. Russian Chemical Bulletin (2003) 52: 2555. doi:10.1023/B:RUCB.0000019873.81002.60


Reports on nitrogen fixation in solution are reviewed. The optimum catalyst is the polynuclear complex. The reaction proceeds as a multielectron process, and the limiting step involves the electron transfer from a reducing agent.

molecular nitrogen reduction reducing agents protic media FeMo cofactor 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Shilov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussian Federation

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