Earth Abundant Metal Complexes for Nitrogen Activation

    Project: Research

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    Description

    This project aims to develop a range of complexes based around earth abundant metals that are capable of activating nitrogen (N2) at ambient pressure and temperature. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of organometallic chemistry, specifically with regards to molecular metal-metal bonding and subsequent reactivity towards the activation of nitrogen. The activation of atmospheric nitrogen is performed on a multi-million tonne scale each year and is key to a number of industrial processes. As such, investigations into new and improved catalysts for this process would potentially bring huge financial benefits to industry, as well as benefiting the environment by reducing energy demand and associated climate change.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date4/01/2130/12/24

    Funding

    • Australian National University (ANU): A$125,967.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$358,062.00

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