More than three times the efficiency of current industrial catalysts

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have discovered that a catalyst of calcium amide1 with a small amount of added barium (Ba-Ca(NH2)2) with ruthenium nanoparticles immobilized onto it can synthesize ammonia at an efficiency 100 times greater than that of conventional ruthenium catalysts at low temperatures below 300 ℃. The performance of this catalyst is also several times higher when compared to iron catalysts currently being used industrially.

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Hosono-Kamiya Laboratory
Hara & Kamata Laboratory