Title

Preparation and Characterization of Alane Complexes for Energy Applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Abstract

Alane (AlH3) has attracted much recent attention for various energy related applications. Amines are commonly used as stabilization agents in alane complexes, with N-methylpyrrolidine (NMP) in particular for favorable properties. However, there have been complications in the study of alane−NMP complexes due to the fact that the widely employed synthesis schemes would produce a mixture of complexes in different compositions. Reported here are the preparation and quantitative characterization of two complexes AlH3·NMP and AlH3·(NMP)2, and also AlH2Cl·(NMP)2 as a product obtained under slightly different reaction conditions. Results on the hydrogen storage capacities in and hydrogen release from these complexes are also reported and discussed.

Inclusive pages

3318–3322

ISBN/ISSN

1932-7447

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Volume

114

Issue

7

Peer Reviewed

yes