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Dehydrogenation of ammonia borane in fluoro alcohols

Kalidindi, Suresh Babu and Nethaji, Munirathinam and Jagirdar, Balaji R (2010) Dehydrogenation of ammonia borane in fluoro alcohols. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (19, Sp). pp. 10819-10825.

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Dehydrogenation of ammonia borane was carried out in fluor alcohol solvent in order to obtain compounds that are more likely candidates suitable for regeneration. Even though ammonia borane undergoes self-dissociation in 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol to liberate H-2, decent hydrogen release rates were obtained by using Co-Co2B, Ni-Ni3B, and Co-Ni-B nanocomposites as catalysts. These catalysts are magnetic in nature and hence can be separated from the reaction mixture using a magnet for re-use. The final by-product NH4+ B(OCH2CF3)(4)(-) obtained after the catalytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane was thoroughly characterized using H-1, B-11, and C-13 NMR and IR spectroscopies. The FTIR data showed that the B-O bond in NH4+ B(OCH2CF3)(4)(-) is slightly weaker compared to boric acid. Preliminary investigations on the regenerative routes for ammonia borane from the by-product NH4+ B(OCH2CF3)(4)(-) showed indications of the formation of BNHx species. (C) 2010 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Ammonia borane; Hydrogen generation; Hydrogen storage; 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2010 09:39
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 09:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34321

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