Materials & Chemicals
METAL-METAL BONDED AMMONIA OXIDATION CATALYSTS
Inventors: John Berry, Christian Wallen, Michael Trenerry, Tristan Brown, Sungho Park
UW-Madison researchers have developed a diruthenium containing catalyst capable of efficiently converting ammonia to nitrogen in the presence of oxygen. These catalysts, which generally facilitate multi-electron reactions, can be used in a number of industrially relevant contexts, including electrochemical cell-based energy storage and energy production applications that could form the basis for a potential nitrogen economy.
- Capable of converting ammonia to nitrogen in the presence of oxygen
- Could enable ammonia based fuel cells