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Metal Amidoboranes

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Author(s)

Hui Wu, Wei Zhou, Taner Yildirim

Abstract

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.
Citation
Boron Hydrides, High Potential Hydrogen Storage Materials
Publisher Info
NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York

Keywords

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

Citation

Wu, H. , Zhou, W. and Yildirim, T. (2011), Metal Amidoboranes, NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905295 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created September 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017