Advances with Ammonia-Borane: Improved Recycling and Use as a Precursor to Atomically Thin BN Films

Authors


  • I.M. thanks the EPSRC and ERC for funding.

Abstract

original image

BN working: Under ambient conditions, ammonia-borane (AB) dehydrogenates to polyborazylene, which, in a recent advance, can be readily regenerated in a key step for hydrogen-storage applications (see scheme). In contrast, recent reports show that dehydrogenation of AB under chemical vapor deposition conditions yields atomically thin films of hexagonal BN and their hybrids with graphene.

Ancillary