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Paradigm in single-atom electrocatalysts for dinitrogen reduction to ammonia

Ponnada, S and Gorle, DB and Kumari, I and Kumar, SMS and Swihart, MT and Botte, GG and Sharma, RK (2023) Paradigm in single-atom electrocatalysts for dinitrogen reduction to ammonia. In: Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 7 (24). pp. 6427-6445.

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Ammonia is a fundamental chemical feedstock to produce synthetic fertilizer that is essential to feed the increasing global population. Presently, ammonia is derived from fossil fuels by the well-known Haber-Bosch process, which has high energy demands and can only be practiced on a large scale. Electrochemical ammonia synthesis provides an attractive alternative that allows distributed production with lower energy input. Single-atom catalysts (SACs) are being extensively investigated as a new class of catalysts for the electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction, owing to the integrated merits of maximized atom utilization efficiency, tailorable metal active sites, and diverse catalytic characteristics relative to their nanoparticle equivalents. This review presents in-depth mechanistic studies and recent progress in SACs as an emerging platform for ammonia synthesis from the electroreduction of dinitrogen. Nonetheless, there are still several key challenges that must be addressed soon for these catalysts with single active sites to attain commercial success. © 2023 The Royal Society of Chemistry

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry
Keywords: Atoms; Catalyst activity; Electrocatalysts; Electrolytic reduction; Fossil fuels; Metal nanoparticles, reductions; Active site; Ammonia synthesis; Chemical feedstocks; Dinitrogen; Electrochemicals; Global population; Single-atoms; Synthetic fertilizers; ]+ catalyst, Ammonia
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2023 03:32
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 03:32
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83494

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