Nitrogen fixation by reduced transition metal complexes : II. the influence of lithium and naphthalene as reducing species on vanadium trichloride

T.P.M. Beelen, C.P.J. Rummens

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Abstract

VCl3 is able to bind dinitrogen at room temperature and a N2 pressure of 1 atmosphere after reduction with Li+Np- (Np = naphthalene) or with Li + Li+Np2-. In the latter case also a direct reaction of N2 with Li + Li2+Np2- occurs, so that there are two independent nitrogen fixation reactions effective in the system VCl3 + Li + Li2+Np2-. The role of Np2- ions in this system has been investigated and a proposal for the mechanism of the reaction of Li + Li2+Np2- with N2 is made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
JournalRecueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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