Materials 2010, 3(2), 841-862; doi:10.3390/ma3020841
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Dinitrogen and Related Chemistry of the Lanthanides: A Review of the Reductive Capture of Dinitrogen, As Well As Mono- and Di-aza Containing Ligand Chemistry of Relevance to Known and Postulated Metal Mediated Dinitrogen Derivatives

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Received: 23 December 2009; in revised form: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 29 January 2010 / Published: 1 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Compounds)
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Abstract: This paper reviews the current array of complexes of relevance to achieving lanthanide mediated nitrogen fixation. A brief history of nitrogen fixation is described, including a limited discussion of successful transition metal facilitated nitrogen fixation systems. A detailed discussion of the numerous lanthanide-nitrogen species relevant to nitrogen fixation are discussed and are related to the Chatt cycle for nitrogen fixation.
Keywords: lanthanide; nitrogen reduction; nitrogen fixation; organolanthanide; imide; dinitrogen complexes; azobenzene reduction
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Gardiner, M.G.; Stringer, D.N. Dinitrogen and Related Chemistry of the Lanthanides: A Review of the Reductive Capture of Dinitrogen, As Well As Mono- and Di-aza Containing Ligand Chemistry of Relevance to Known and Postulated Metal Mediated Dinitrogen Derivatives. Materials 2010, 3, 841-862.

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Gardiner MG, Stringer DN. Dinitrogen and Related Chemistry of the Lanthanides: A Review of the Reductive Capture of Dinitrogen, As Well As Mono- and Di-aza Containing Ligand Chemistry of Relevance to Known and Postulated Metal Mediated Dinitrogen Derivatives. Materials. 2010; 3(2):841-862.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gardiner, Michael G.; Stringer, Damien N. 2010. "Dinitrogen and Related Chemistry of the Lanthanides: A Review of the Reductive Capture of Dinitrogen, As Well As Mono- and Di-aza Containing Ligand Chemistry of Relevance to Known and Postulated Metal Mediated Dinitrogen Derivatives." Materials 3, no. 2: 841-862.

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