Low-temperature heterogeneous catalytic reaction by surface protonics

Maki Torimoto, Kota Murakami, Yasushi Sekine*

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Heterogeneous catalytic reaction at low temperatures (<500 K) has been proposed and investigated by our group. As described in this report, recent trends of low-temperature catalytic reaction for hydrogen production by reforming and ammonia synthesis are summarized. Furthermore, our findings obtained using surface protonics for these two reactions are introduced. Surface protonics occurs by application of an electric field to a heterogeneous catalyst. It makes low-temperature catalytic reactions possible for hydrogen production and ammonia synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1785-1792
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Ammonia synthesis
  • Electric field
  • Hydrogen production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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