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Reference Number EP/F01600X/1
Title Catalysis and destabilization strategies for the hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of boron/nitrogen systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr S Aldridge
No email address given
Oxford Chemistry
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2007
End Date 30 September 2010
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £518,031
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S Aldridge , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor P Edwards , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr M Jones , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
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Abstract The primary objective of this proposal is the development of novel chemistry/catalysis to optimize the kinetics and extent of dihydrogen evolution from ammonia borane (AB). AB represents a very promising hydrogen storage material (19.6 wt % hydrogen), the exploitation of which will be significantly advanced by the application of two complementary approaches, based around either stoichiometric or catalytic exploitation of metal reagents:(i) chemical modification designed to disrupt the framework of dihydrogen bonding in the solid state and thereby facilitate more facile and complete evolution of H2; and(ii) transition metal catalysis of AB dehydrogenation, focussing in particular on the elucidation of mechanistic information, thereby allowing for the rational design of more efficient catalyst systems
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Added to Database 05/09/07