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Issue 2, 2019
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Catalytic decomposition of hydrous hydrazine for hydrogen production

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Hydrous hydrazine (N2H4·H2O) is a promising hydrogen storage material for fuel cells due to its high hydrogen content and easy transportation and storage, while N2 is the only by-product if it is completely decomposed. In the past two decades, in response to global clean and sustainable energy strategies, nanocatalysts for the decomposition of hydrous hydrazine with high selectivity for hydrogen production were intensively studied. This article reviews the recent advances in nanocatalyst design, synthesis and applications in hydrogen generation from hydrous hydrazine decomposition. Metallic nanoparticles, metal–metal oxides, and supported catalysts as well as the strategies for promoting H2 selectivity are comprehensively reviewed and discussed. Future research prospects in this field are proposed.

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2018, accepted on 20 Nov 2018 and first published on 21 Nov 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00538A
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019,3, 343-365

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    Catalytic decomposition of hydrous hydrazine for hydrogen production

    Y. Cheng, X. Wu and H. Xu, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 343
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00538A

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