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Boron–nitrogen–hydrogen (BNH) compounds: recent developments in hydrogen storage, applications in hydrogenation and catalysis, and new syntheses

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The strong efforts devoted to the exploration of BNH compounds for hydrogen storage have led to impressive advances in the field of boron chemistry. This review summarizes progress in this field from three aspects. It starts with the most recent developments in using BNH compounds for hydrogen storage, covering NH3BH3, B3H8 containing compounds, and CBN compounds. The following section then highlights interesting applications of BNH compounds in hydrogenation and catalysis. The last part is focused on breakthroughs in the syntheses and discovery of new BNH organic analogues. The role of N–Hδ+⋯Hδ–B dihydrogen interactions in molecule packing, thermal hydrogen evolution, and syntheses is also discussed within the review.

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Submitted
31 Jul 2012
Accepted
30 Aug 2012
First published
03 Sep 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9257-9268
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Review Article

Boron–nitrogen–hydrogen (BNH) compounds: recent developments in hydrogen storage, applications in hydrogenation and catalysis, and new syntheses

Z. Huang and T. Autrey, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 9257
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23039A

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