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Technologies 2018, 6(3), 80; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies6030080

Reversible Gelation System for Hydrazine Based on Polymer Absorbent

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, Yonezawa City, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
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Received: 11 July 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Systems)
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Reversible absorbents for safe storage of toxic hydrazine were developed. Various cross-linked polar polymers were examined as absorbents for hydrazine and its 35% aqueous solution, and structurally similar polymers were found to be suitable for effective absorption. Namely, cross-linked polyacrylamide (CPAM) was most effective among examined various hydrophilic polymers. CPAM absorbed 43- and 31-fold heavier amounts of absolute hydrazine and 35% aqueous solution, respectively, by simple soaking. Absorbed hydrazine could be quantitatively released either by N2 gas flow and compression, and the resulting absorbent reabsorbed hydrazine without loss of the absorption ability. The absorption ability was higher than conventional covalent storages, and the release protocol, without dissolution of the absorbent, are suitable for storage systems in hydrazine fuel cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrazine; reversible gelation; fuel cell; absorbent hydrazine; reversible gelation; fuel cell; absorbent
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Ochiai, B.; Shimada, Y. Reversible Gelation System for Hydrazine Based on Polymer Absorbent. Technologies 2018, 6, 80.

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