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B–N compounds for chemical hydrogenstorage

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Hydrogen storage for transportation applications requires high volumetric and gravimetric storage capacity. B–N compounds are well suited as storage materials due to their light weight and propensity for bearing multiple protic (N–H) and hydridic (B–H) hydrogens. This critical review briefly covers the various methods of hydrogen storage, and then concentrates on chemical hydrogen storage using B–N compounds. The simplest B–N compound, ammonia borane (H3NBH3), which has a potential 19.6 wt% hydrogen storage capacity, will be emphasised (127 references).

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22 Sep 2008
First published
26 Nov 2008

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 279-293
Article type
Critical Review

B–N compounds for chemical hydrogen storage

C. W. Hamilton, R. T. Baker, A. Staubitz and I. Manners, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 279
DOI: 10.1039/B800312M

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