I thank Dr. R. T. Baker and Profs. D. M. Heinekey, I. Manners, and D. W. Stephan for helpful discussions, Dr. Baker for a preprint of Ref. , and Prof. C. B. Musgrave for a preprint of Ref. .
Will We Soon Be Fueling our Automobiles with Ammonia–Borane?†
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2007
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 46, Issue 43, pages 8116–8118, November 5, 2007
How to Cite
Marder, Todd B. (2007), Will We Soon Be Fueling our Automobiles with Ammonia–Borane?. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46: 8116–8118. doi: 10.1002/anie.200703150
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2007
- hydrogen storage;
- sustainable chemistry
The B all and N all? Ammonia–borane (AB, H3NBH3) contains 19.6 weight % H, and is one of the materials currently being examined as a possible H2 source for use in fuel cells to power automobiles. Challenges for this technology are noted, and recent advances, especially in the development of both transition-metal and acid catalysts which promote H2 release from AB under mild conditions, are highlighted.