English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Overcoming chemical inertness under ambient conditions – a critical view on recent delopments in ammonia synthesis via electrochemical N2 reduction by asking five questions

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons221971

Qin,  Qing
Martin Oschatz, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons200485

Oschatz,  Martin
Martin Oschatz, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

External Ressource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts stored in PuRe
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Qin, Q., & Oschatz, M. (2020). Overcoming chemical inertness under ambient conditions – a critical view on recent delopments in ammonia synthesis via electrochemical N2 reduction by asking five questions. ChemElectroChem. doi:10.1002/celc.201901970.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0005-8430-F
Abstract
Ammonia (NH 3 ) synthesis by the electrochemical N 2 reduction reaction (NRR) is increasingly studied and proposed as an alternative process to overcome the disadvantages of Haber-Bosch synthesis by a more energy-efficient, carbon-free, delocalized, and sustainable process. An ever-increasing number of scientists are working on the improvement of the faradaic efficiency (FE) and NH 3 production rate by developing novel catalysts, electrolyte concepts, and/or theoretical studies. This minireview provides a critical view on the interplay of different crucial aspects in NRR from the electrolyte, over the mechanism of catalytic activation of N 2 , to the full electrochemical cell. Five critical questions are asked, discussed and answered always coupled with a summary of recent developments in the respective field. This article is not supposed to be a complete summary of recent research about NRR but provides a rather critical view on the field. It is the major aim to give an overview over crucial influences on different length scales to shine light on the sweet spots into which room for revolutionary instead of incremental improvements may exist.