Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.

Issue 3, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

3-Methyl-1,2-BN-cyclopentane: a promising H2 storage material?

Author affiliations


We provide detailed characterization of properties for 3-methyl-1,2-BN-cyclopentane 1 that are relevant to H2 storage applications such as viscosity, thermal stability, H2 gas stream purity, and polarity. The viscosity of 1 at room temperature is 25 ± 5 cP, about one fourth the viscosity of olive oil. TGA/MS analysis indicates that liquid carrier 1 is thermally stable at 30 °C but decomposes slowly at 50 °C. RGA data suggest that the H2 desorption from 1 is a clean process, producing relatively pure H2 gas. Compound 1 is a polar zwitterionic-type liquid consistent with theoretical predictions and solvatochromic studies.

Graphical abstract: 3-Methyl-1,2-BN-cyclopentane: a promising H2 storage material?

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 20 Jul 2012, accepted on 04 Sep 2012 and first published on 20 Sep 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31617J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 611-614
  •   Request permissions

    3-Methyl-1,2-BN-cyclopentane: a promising H2 storage material?

    W. Luo, D. Neiner, A. Karkamkar, K. Parab, E. B. Garner III, D. A. Dixon, D. Matson, T. Autrey and S. Liu, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 611
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31617J

Search articles by author