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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
|Event||230th ACS National Meeting - Washington, DC, United States|
Duration: Aug 28 2005 → Sep 1 2005
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