Towards the development of carbonitrides as novel two-stage regenerable reagents for the production of nitrogen-containing organic molecules


We are examining a number of cobalt-molybdenum carbonitrides as possible catalysts for reactions that produce nitrogen-containing organic molecules. There is good evidence that these can cycle nitrogen from a gas stream into their crystal lattice and back again. This experiment investigates the formation and transformation of such carbonitrides under various gaseous environments to understand the conditions under which anions enter or leave the different lattice sites that they can occupy. The strong neutron scattering from carbon and nitrogen, with good contrast between them, makes neutron diffraction ideal for this purpose. The success of this experiment will allow us to predict conditions under which catalytic reactions are likely to occur most readily.

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Creator Miss Angela Daisley; Mr Ihfaf AlShibane; Dr Said LAASSIRI; Dr Levason; Dr Kripa Sardar; Professor Andrew Hector; Dr Justin Hargreaves; Dr Ron Smith; Mr Andrew McFarlane
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2019
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-03-07T08:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-03-11T08:00:00Z