The activation and fixation of dinitrogen by iron phosphine complexes

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Title: The activation and fixation of dinitrogen by iron phosphine complexes
Authors: Hill, Peter
Item Type: Thesis or dissertation
Abstract: Dinitrogen gas is the source of all biologically and industrially fixed nitrogen, yet the activation of this highly unreactive molecule is a significant challenge in modern chemistry. The current industrial route to fixed nitrogen compounds is the Haber-Bosch process, a reaction which has remained largely unaltered since the early 20th century. The catalytic fixation of N2 by molecular Fe complexes, by contrast, is a young and rapidly developing field, yet thus far few complexes can effect this transformation. This thesis explores the reactivity of electron-rich Fe phosphine complexes as potential catalysts for this transformation.
Content Version: Open Access
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Date Awarded: Apr-2017
Supervisor: Ashley, Andrew
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Department: Chemistry
Publisher: Imperial College London
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Qualification Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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