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Method for releasing hydrogen from ammonia borane

United States Patent

February 19, 2013
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A method of releasing hydrogen from ammonia borane is disclosed. The method comprises heating an aqueous ammonia borane solution to between about C. at between about 14.7 and 200 pounds per square inch absolute (psia) to release hydrogen by hydrothermolysis.
Varma; Arvind (West Lafayette, IN), Diwan; Moiz (West Lafayette, IN), Shafirovich; Evgeny (El Paso, TX), Hwang; Hyun-Tae (West Lafayette, IN), Al-Kukhun; Ahmad (West Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
12/ 544,832
August 20, 2009
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG36-06GO86050 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.