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Promoted hydrogen release from ammonia borane by mechanically milling with magnesium hydride: a new destabilizing approach.
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PMID:  19325985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Ammonia borane (NH(3)BH(3), AB) is an intriguing molecular crystal with an extremely high hydrogen capacity and moderate thermal stability. In the present study, we show a simple but effective approach for destabilizing AB for promoted hydrogen release at moderate temperatures. It is found that mechanically milling with magnesium hydride (MgH(2)) can dramatically improve the dehydrogenation properties of AB, on both the kinetic and thermochemical aspects. For the mechanically milled AB/0.5MgH(2) material, over 8 wt% hydrogen can be released from AB within 4 h at around 100 degrees C without undesired volatile by-products. Moreover, the dehydrogenation reaction of the AB/0.5MgH(2) sample becomes significantly less exothermic than that of neat AB. In situ X-ray diffraction results demonstrate that the MgH(2) additive well maintains its phase stability during the ball-milling and the subsequent heating processes. Meanwhile, Raman spectroscopy and in situ(11)B NMR studies show that the MgH(2) additive exerts considerable influence on the chemical bonding state and decomposition process/products of AB. Combined phase/structure analyses results suggest that MgH(2) exerts effect via developing solid phase interaction with AB.
Xiangdong Kang; Laipeng Ma; Zhanzhao Fang; Lili Gao; Junhong Luo; Sucheng Wang; Ping Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-02-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1463-9076     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-27     Completed Date:  2009-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2507-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, PR China.
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