Preparation and Characterization of Alane Complexes for Energy Applications
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
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.
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Li, Heting; Meziani, Mohammed J.; Kitaygorodskiy, Alex; Lu, Fushen; Bunker, Christopher E.; Fernando, K. A. Shiral; Guliants, Elena A.; and Sun, Ya-Ping, "Preparation and Characterization of Alane Complexes for Energy Applications" (2010). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 141.