Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 2555-2562

First online:

Catalytic reduction of molecular nitrogen in solutions

  • A. E. ShilovAffiliated withInstitute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

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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.

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