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Nitrogen Fixation and Dinitrogen Complexes - Revisited

Thimmappa, B H S (2007) Nitrogen Fixation and Dinitrogen Complexes - Revisited. Chemical Education Journal, 11. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1344-7963

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Abstract

The recent advances in nitrogen fixation science and chemical model studies reveal several new phenomena on the molecular scale. The research study of dinitrogen complexes of transition metals provides an important long-range practical goal in mimicking biochemical nitrogen fixation processes. In this paper, comparison of natural and synthetic methods of nitrogen fixation has been presented to have a concise overview. The fundamental aspect of biological nitrogen fixation and dinitrogen complexes of transition metals with basic background material is presented, using features that enhance the learning process. This paper emphasizes education-oriented material that is essential for qualitative understanding of the special interest satellite topic. Development of useful synthetic model systems with significantly more activity for dinitrogen protonation to produce the product ammonia without wasting precious joules is a key step. Such studies will result in an improved understanding of nitrogen-fixing processes.An expanding knowledge base in particular areas can provide useful additional educational information related to a biochemical problem. This entire process of academic study cater to specific interest groups and help some students to take inspiration from nature in understanding the role of nitrogen fixation with many attractive features in influencing the nitrogen cycle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nitrogen Fixation, Dinitrogen Complexes, Nitrogenase Enzyme, Biochemical Conversions, Supportive Education
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 05:17
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 11:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1625

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