Accession Number:

AD1088874

Title:

Nitrogenase Bioelectrocatalysis: From Understanding Electron-Transfer Mechanisms to Energy Applications

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of Utah Salt Lake City United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Nitrogenase is the only enzyme known to reduce molecular nitrogen to ammonia, so it has been an oxidoreductase enzyme of great interest to the electrofuels and catalysis communities, as people consider the design of bioinspired nitrogen reduction catalysts for the production of ammonia. This Perspective details the use of nitrogenase as an electrocatalyst to learn mechanistic information about the electron-transfer mechanism as an inspiration for molecular and metal-based electrocatalysts and for a variety of energy applications, including energy-efficient ammonia production and biofuel cells. This Perspective also addresses the issues and challenges of nitrogenase bioelectrocatalysis that will need to be addressed in the coming years.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE