Ammonia by phosphorus catalysis

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More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber-Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. Scientists have now discovered that black phosphorus is an excellent catalyst for the electroreduction of nitrogen to ammonia. Layered black phosphorus nanosheets are a highly selective and efficient catalyst in this process.

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