Coordination of aminoborane, NH2BH2, dictates selectivity and extent of H2 release in metal-catalysed ammonia borane dehydrogenation

Vincent Pons, R. Tom Baker, Nathaniel K. Szymczak, David J. Heldebrant, John Linehan, Myrna H. Matus, Daniel J. Grant, David A. Dixon

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Abstract

In situ 11B NMR monitoring, computational modeling, and external trapping studies show that selectivity and extent of H2 release in metal-catalysed dehydrogenation of ammonia borane, NH3BH3, are determined by coordination of reactive aminoborane, NH2BH 2, to the metal center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6597-6599
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Boranes
Dehydrogenation
Ammonia
Metals
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Monitoring

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  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
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Coordination of aminoborane, NH2BH2, dictates selectivity and extent of H2 release in metal-catalysed ammonia borane dehydrogenation. / Pons, Vincent; Baker, R. Tom; Szymczak, Nathaniel K.; Heldebrant, David J.; Linehan, John; Matus, Myrna H.; Grant, Daniel J.; Dixon, David A.

In: Chemical Communications, No. 48, 2008, p. 6597-6599.

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Pons, Vincent ; Baker, R. Tom ; Szymczak, Nathaniel K. ; Heldebrant, David J. ; Linehan, John ; Matus, Myrna H. ; Grant, Daniel J. ; Dixon, David A. / Coordination of aminoborane, NH2BH2, dictates selectivity and extent of H2 release in metal-catalysed ammonia borane dehydrogenation. In: Chemical Communications. 2008 ; No. 48. pp. 6597-6599.
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