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Base metal dehydrogenation of amine-boranes

United States Patent

June 9, 2009
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A method of dehydrogenating an amine-borane having the formula R.sup.1H.sub.2N--BH.sub.2R.sup.2 using base metal catalyst. The method generates hydrogen and produces at least one of a [R.sup.1HN--BHR.sup.2].sub.m oligomer and a [R.sup.1N--BR.sup.2].sub.n oligomer. The method of dehydrogenating amine-boranes may be used to generate H.sub.2 for portable power sources, such as, but not limited to, fuel cells.
Blacquiere; Johanna Marie (Ottawa, CA), Keaton; Richard Jeffrey (Pearland, TX), Baker; Ralph Thomas (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 590,136
October 30, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC 52-06 NA 25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.