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Dr. Yong Shen Chua, Wen Li, Dr. Wendy J. Shaw, Prof. Guotao Wu, Dr. Tom Autrey, Prof. Zhitao Xiong, Prof. Ming Wah Wong and Prof. Ping Chen Mechanistic Investigation on the Formation and Dehydrogenation of Calcium Amidoborane Ammoniate ChemSusChem 5

Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100523

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Amidoborane ammoniate formation is investigated by using isotopic labeling techniques. The formation of Ca(NH2BH3)22 NH3 is initiated by proton transfer from NH3BH3 to NH2 (amide), forming Ca(NH3)2+ and anionic [NH2BH3] groups. The dehydrogenation of the ammoniate, which occurs at lower temperatures, is a result of the participation of NH3 in the dehydrogenation process via the combination of (NH3)Hδ+⋅⋅⋅Hδ(NH2BH3).

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