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Inorganics 2017, 5(4), 89; doi:10.3390/inorganics5040089

Lewis Base Complexes of Magnesium Borohydride: Enhanced Kinetics and Product Selectivity upon Hydrogen Release

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Blvd, Richland, WA 99352, USA
Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2545 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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Received: 3 November 2017 / Revised: 27 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 6 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Functional Materials Based on Metal Hydrides)
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Tetrahydofuran (THF) complexed to magnesium borohydride has been found to have a positive effect on both the reactivity and selectivity, enabling release of H2 at <200 °C and forms Mg(B10H10) with high selectivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen storage; Lewis base adducts; borohydride hydrogen storage; Lewis base adducts; borohydride

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Chong, M.; Autrey, T.; Jensen, C.M. Lewis Base Complexes of Magnesium Borohydride: Enhanced Kinetics and Product Selectivity upon Hydrogen Release. Inorganics 2017, 5, 89.

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