From nitric oxide to ammonia: Unpacking the potential of electrochemistry

Yangyang Liu, Thomas Maschmeyer, Shenlong Zhao*
Chem 10(2), e2318174121, (2024)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2023.12.022

Abstract

The successful implementation of an electrocatalytic reverse artificial nitrogen cycle requires a highly effective catalyst to reach its ground-breaking potential. In their recent Nature Energy article, 1 Shao et al. showcased a catalyst design strategy of high precision, integrating density functional theory calculations with experimentation—resulting in a high-performance Cu6Sn5 catalyst, a foundational leap in enhancing nitric oxide-ammonia production rates.