New electrolytic synthesis of borohydride anions from boron oxide in a molten salt melt

Michael T. Kelly, Jeffrey V. Ortega, Ying Wu

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Abstract

Borohydride salts are among the best candidates for storing hydrogen when both volume and weight considerations are taken into account. The primary barrier to employing boron-based hydrogen storage materials is the cost of manufacturing these compounds. Current synthesis methodology employs a multi-step thermal transformation, wherein the complexity, the number of process steps, and number of separations all add cost. An alternative electrochemical method, which transforms boron oxygen starting materials in a molten salt medium into boron-hydrogen compounds in a single reactor, without complex separations or intermediate processing steps is presented. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting (Washington, DC 8/28/2005-9/1/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Volume230
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event230th ACS National Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2005Sep 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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