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

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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.

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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
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    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

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