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Synthesis of hydrogen-carbon clathrate material and hydrogen evolution therefrom at moderate temperatures and pressures

United States Patent

March 8, 2011
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A process for making a hydrogenated carbon material is provided which includes forming a mixture of a carbon source, particularly a carbonaceous material, and a hydrogen source. The mixture is reacted under reaction conditions such that hydrogen is generated and/or released from the hydrogen source, an amorphous diamond-like carbon is formed, and at least a portion of the generated and/or released hydrogen associates with the amorphous diamond-like carbon, thereby forming a hydrogenated carbon material. A hydrogenated carbon material including a hydrogen carbon clathrate is characterized by evolution of molecular hydrogen at room temperature at atmospheric pressure in particular embodiments of methods and compositions according to the present invention.
Lueking; Angela (State College, PA), Narayanan; Deepa (Redmond, WA)
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA)
11/ 613,999
December 20, 2006
GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.