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 C. Linehan, Myrna H. Matus, Daniel J. Grant, David A. Dixon

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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
Publication statusPublished - 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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