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Mechanisms of ammonia and hydrazine synthesis on η-Mn3N2-(100) surfaces

Mechanisms of ammonia and hydrazine synthesis on η-Mn3N2-(100) surfaces

Zeinalipour-Yazdi, Constantinos D. ORCID: 0000-0002-8388-1549 (2019) Mechanisms of ammonia and hydrazine synthesis on η-Mn3N2-(100) surfaces. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (35). pp. 19365-19377. ISSN 1463-9076 (Print), 1463-9084 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP03934A)

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Abstract

Understanding the mechanism of catalytic reactions is crucial for the future development of catalysts. In this computational study, dispersion-corrected Density Functional Theory (DFT) theory was used to calculate the various mechanistic pathways for ammonia and hydrazine synthesis on η-Mn3N2-(100) surfaces. A simple Lewis structure representation algorithm was used in order to locate various possible NxHy intermediates. Hydrogenation of dinitrogen results in significant activation of the inert triple bond and these intermediates have a significant role in the ammonia and hydrazine synthesis reaction on manganese nitrides via a Langmuir-Hinschelwood mechanism. It is anticipated that these findings are significant in developing new catalysts for hydrazine synthesis using η-Mn3N2 (100) catalysts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ammonia synthesis, hydrazine synthesis, mechanism, magnanese nitride, DFT
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 08:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25006

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