Chapter 25: Vanadium Catalysis Relevant to Nitrogenase

Hung Ruei Pan, Hua Fen Hsu

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This chapter focuses on vanadium nitrogenase and vanadium complexes showing catalytic reactivity relevant to nitrogenase. The structural and catalytic features of the protein are described. Examples of synthetic vanadium complexes serving as catalysts for (1) dinitrogen reduction to ammonia, (2) silylation of N2 into silylamine and (3) reduction and disproportionation of N2H4 into NH3 are documented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalysis with Earth-abundant Elements
EditorsManas Sutradhar, Jose Armando L. Da Silva, Armando J. L. Pombeiro
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRSC Catalysis Series
ISSN (Print)1757-6725
ISSN (Electronic)1757-6733

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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