May 8, 2020
Journal Article

The diammoniate of diborane: Crystal structure and hydrogen release

Abhijeet Karkamkar
Thomas Proffen
Mark Bowden
David Heldebrant
Thomas Autrey

Abstract

[(NH3)2BH2]+[BH4]- is formed from the room temperature decomposition of NH4+BH4-, via a NH3BH3 intermediate. Its crystal structure has been determined and contains disordered BH4- ions in 2 distinct sites. Hydrogen release is similar to that from NH3BH3 but with faster kinetics.

Revised: May 8, 2020 | Published: October 12, 2010

Citation

Bowden M.E., D.J. Heldebrant, A.J. Karkamkar, T.E. Proffen, G.K. Schenter, and T. Autrey. 2010. "The diammoniate of diborane: Crystal structure and hydrogen release." Chemical Communications 46, no. 45:8564-8566. PNNL-SA-74582. doi:10.1039/C0CC03249B