Ammonia synthesis made easy with 2D catalyst: Scientists develop inorganic process for small-scale production -- ScienceDaily

Rice University researchers have developed an inorganic method to synthesize ammonia that is both environmentally friendly and can produce the valuable chemical on demand under ambient conditions.

The Brown School of Engineering lab of materials scientist Jun Lou manipulated a two-dimensional crystal it understands well -- molybdenum disulfide -- and turned it into a catalyst by removing atoms of sulfur from the lattice-like structure and replacing the exposed molybdenum with cobalt.
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Most commercial ammonia synthesis methods generate huge volumes of harmful CO2. This new process mimics natural ammonia synthesis from nitrogen.