Catalysis Letters

, Volume 75, Issue 1–2, pp 45–48 | Cite as

N2O Decomposition Catalysed by Transition Metal Ions

  • Alexei L. Yakovlev
  • Georgy M. Zhidomirov
  • Rutger A. van Santen


The direct N2O decomposition catalysed by 5-coordinated transition metal ions Fe, Co, and Rh was studied using the DFT method. The cluster model has the formula M(OH)3(H2O)2. Energies of intermediates and transition states were computed. The results show that Co and Rh sites are more active than Fe, the former two being very similar.

N2O decomposition DFT calculations iron cobalt rhodium transition states 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei L. Yakovlev
    • 1
  • Georgy M. Zhidomirov
    • 2
  • Rutger A. van Santen
    • 1
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Boreskov Institute of CatalysisNovosibirskRussia

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