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L’IRSAMC (The Institute of Research on Complex Atomic and Molecular Systems) is a federation of four laboratories (LCAR, LCPQ, LPCNO, LPT), in physics and fundamental chemistry whose research activities are supported both by the Université Paul Sabatier, the CNRS and INSA

Publications of 4 research laboratories

  • Hal-LCAR. - Laboratory Collisions Clusters Reactivity, from 1990 until todays
  • Hal-LCPQ. - Quantum Chemistry and Physics Laboratory, from 2007 until todays
  • Hal-LPCNO. - Physics and Chemistry of Nano Objects Laboratory, from 2006 until todays
  • Hal-LPT.- Theoretical Physics Laboratory, from 2003 until todays

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[hal-03150029] NH3 formation from N2 and H2 mediated by molecular tri-iron complexes

Living systems carry out the reduction of N2 to ammonia (NH3) through a series of protonation and electron transfer steps under ambient conditions using the enzyme nitrogenase. In the chemical industry, the Haber-Bosch process hydrogenates N2 but requires high temperatures and pressures. Both processes rely on iron-based catalysts, but molecular iron complexes that promote the formation of NH3 on addition of H2 to N2 have remained difficult to devise. Here, we isolate the tri(iron)bis(nitrido) complex [(Cp'Fe)3(μ3-N)2] (in which Cp' = η5-1,2,4-(Me3C)3C5H2), which is prepared by reduction of [Cp'Fe(μ-I)]2 under an N2 atmosphere and comprises three iron centres bridged by two μ3-nitrido ligands. In solution, this complex reacts with H2 at ambient temperature (22 °C) and low pressure (1 or 4 bar) to form NH3. In the solid state, it is converted into the tri(iron)bis(imido) species, [(Cp'Fe)3(μ3-NH)2], by addition of H2 (10 bar) through an unusual solid-gas, single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation. In solution, [(Cp'Fe)3(μ3-NH)2] further reacts with H2 or H+ to form NH3.

[hal-02938918] Assessment of electrocoagulation based on nitrate removal, for treating and recycling the Saharan groundwater desalination reverse osmosis concentrate for a sustainable management of Albien resource


[hal-02971995] JRJC 2019. Book of Proceedings


[hal-03134247] Fast and robust quantum state transfer in a topological Su-Schrieffer-Heeger chain with next-to-nearest-neighbor interactions


[hal-03133037] Simpler and Cleaner Synthesis of Variously Capped Cobalt Nanocrystals Applied in the Semihydrogenation of Alkynes


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