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Regeneration of polyborazylene

United States Patent

December 7, 2010
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Method of producing ammonia borane, comprising providing polyborazylene; digesting the polyborazylene with a dithiol-containing agent to produce a boro-sulfide compound and a byproduct; converting the byproduct to the boro-sulfide product of step (b) by reaction with a first alkyl-tin hydride; and, converting the boro-sulfide compound produced in steps (b) and (c) to ammonia borane by reaction with a second alkyl-tin hydride.
Davis; Benjamin L. (Los Alamos, NM), Gordon; John C. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 319,953
January 14, 2009
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.