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Hydrogen production using ammonia borane

United States Patent

December 24, 2013
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Hydrogen ("H.sub.2") is produced when ammonia borane reacts with a catalyst complex of the formula L.sub.nM-X wherein M is a base metal such as iron, X is an anionic nitrogen- or phosphorus-based ligand or hydride, and L is a neutral ancillary ligand that is a neutral monodentate or polydentate ligand.
Hamilton; Charles W. (Watertown, MA), Baker; R. Thomas (Ottawa, CA), Semelsberger; Troy A. (Los Alamos, NM), Shrestha; Roshan P. (Chicago, IL)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 416,835
April 1, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.