Nanoscaffold mediates hydrogen release and the reactivity of ammonia borane

Anna Gutowska, Liyu Li, Yongsoon Shin, Chongmin M. Wang, Xiaohong S. Li, John C. Linehan, R. Scott Smith, Bruce D. Kay, Benjamin Schmid, Wendy Shaw, Maciej Gutowski, Tom Autrey

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(Figure Presented) Hydrogen-rich materials infused in nanoscaffolds offer a promising approach to on-board hydrogen storage. A mesoporous scaffold decreases the temperature for hydrogen release from ammonia borane (AB), a conventional hydrogen-storage material, to below 80°C and leads to an increase in the purity of the hydrogen released. (See schematic representation of a hydrogen-bonded AB network in the cross-section of a single pore.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3578-3582
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 2005


  • Hydrogen storage
  • Kinetics
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Nanostructures
  • Thermochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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