Chemical hydrogen storage in nano-structured materials. Control of hydrogen release and reactivity from ammonia borane complexes

Tom Autrey, Anna Gutowska, Liyu Li, John Linehan, Maciej Gutowski

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The DOE has issued a grand Challenge in hydrogen storage to compliment existing programs on hydrogen production and fuel cell development. In response to this challenge, a program that uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches was initiated to study the potential of NHxBHx (x = 1-4) as chemical hydrogen storage materials for on-board hydrogen storage. The experimental efforts on ammonia-borane [NH3BH3] (AB) were presented. The nanometer diameter pores of mesoporous templates were used to control the selectivity of the hydrogen release pathways from AB and polyammonia-borane. When the AB was coated on the inside of the mesoporous silica template, the template would minimize borazine formation by controlling linear polymer growth and minimizing cyclization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2004


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  • Energy(all)

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