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Metal Amidoboranes



Hui Wu, Wei Zhou, Taner Yildirim


Metal amidoboranes, consisting of [NH2BH3]- anion and various metal cations, are a new class of compounds that have recently attracted great attentions due to their intriguing crystal structures and novel chemical and physical properties. Similar to ammonia borane (AB), metal amidoboranes have great potential to meet the stringent gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen storage capacity targets needed for transportation applications. Moreover, compared to AB, metal amidoboranes have been shown to release hydrogen at lower temperatures, and at higher rates and with the release of fewer volatile contaminants. Particularly, several metal amidoboarnes also appear to release hydrogen less exothermically than AB. In this chapter, we review recent research progress on metal amidoborane compounds, including their syntheses, structures, crystal chemistry, and hydrogen storage properties.
Boron Hydrides, High Potential Hydrogen Storage Materials
Publisher Info
NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York


alkaline amidoboranes, alkaline earth amidoboranes, hydrogen storage, dehydrogenation, crystal structure


Wu, H. , Zhou, W. and Yildirim, T. (2011), Metal Amidoboranes, NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created September 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017