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Acid-catalyzed dehydrogenation of amine-boranes

United States Patent

January 12, 2010
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Acid-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes
A method of dehydrogenating an amine-borane using an acid-catalyzed reaction. The method generates hydrogen and produces a solid polymeric [R.sup.1R.sup.2B--NR.sup.3R.sup.4].sub.n product. The method of dehydrogenating amine-boranes may be used to generate H.sub.2 for portable power sources.
Stephens; Frances Helen (Santa Fe, NM), Baker; Ralph Thomas (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 473,510
June 22, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.