A density functional theory study was carried out to investigate the reduction mechanisms of NO to N2O using a dicopper complex reported by Zhang and coworkers (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 10159-10164). The reaction mechanism consists of three steps: N-N bond formation, isomerization of the resultant N2O2 moiety, and cleavage of the N-O bond.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Inorganic Chemistry