Chapter 2. Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia by Molybdenum

  1. Dr. R. Morris Bullock
  1. Richard R. Schrock

Published Online: 27 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631582.ch2

Catalysis without Precious Metals

Catalysis without Precious Metals

How to Cite

Schrock, R. R. (2010) Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia by Molybdenum, in Catalysis without Precious Metals (ed R. M. Bullock), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527631582.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Chemical and Materials Sciences Division, P.O. Box 999, K2-57, Richland, WA 99352, USA

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323548

Online ISBN: 9783527631582



  • dinitrogen;
  • molybdenum;
  • reduction;
  • ammonia;
  • catalysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Characteristics of Triamidoamine Complexes

  • Possible [HIPTN3N]Mo Intermediates in a Catalytic Reduction of Molecular Nitrogen

  • Interconversion of Mo(NH3) and Mo(N2)

  • Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen

  • MoH and Mo(H2)

  • Ligand and Metal Variations

  • Comments

  • Acknowledgements

  • References