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Materials 2010, 3(2), 841-862; doi:10.3390/ma3020841

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

School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 75, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
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Received: 23 December 2009 / Revised: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 29 January 2010 / Published: 1 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Compounds)

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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 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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