Ethylene glycol as an efficient and reversible liquid-organic hydrogen carrier

You Quan Zou, Niklas von Wolff, Aviel Anaby, Yinjun Xie, David Milstein

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Abstract

Hydrogen has long been regarded as an ideal alternative clean energy vector to overcome the drawbacks of fossil technology. However, the direct utilization of hydrogen is a challenge because of the low volumetric energy density of hydrogen gas and potential safety issues. Here we report an efficient and reversible liquid to liquid-organic hydrogen carrier system based on inexpensive, readily available and renewable ethylene glycol. This hydrogen storage system enables the efficient and reversible loading and discharge of hydrogen using a ruthenium pincer complex, with a theoretical hydrogen storage capacity of 6.5 wt%.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Catalysis
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Ethylene glycol as an efficient and reversible liquid-organic hydrogen carrier. / Zou, You Quan; von Wolff, Niklas; Anaby, Aviel; Xie, Yinjun; Milstein, David.

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Zou, You Quan ; von Wolff, Niklas ; Anaby, Aviel ; Xie, Yinjun ; Milstein, David. / Ethylene glycol as an efficient and reversible liquid-organic hydrogen carrier. In: Nature Catalysis. 2019.
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