Nanoporous Nickel Spheres as Highly Active Catalyst for Hydrogen Generation from Ammonia Borane

Authors

  • Chang-Yan Cao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0451-86418649
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  • Chao-Qiu Chen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
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  • Wei Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
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  • Prof. Wei-Guo Song,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
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  • Prof. Wei Cai

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0451-86418649
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0451-86418649
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Abstract

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Primal sphere: Nanoporous nickel spheres are prepared by an ethylene glycol-mediated process. The spheres have a large surface area, can be dispersed in water easily, and show a high catalytic activity towards the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane at room temperature.

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