Hydrogen desorption exceeding ten weight percent from the new quaternary hydride Li3BN2H8.

@article{Pinkerton2005HydrogenDE,
  title={Hydrogen desorption exceeding ten weight percent from the new quaternary hydride Li3BN2H8.},
  author={Frederick E. Pinkerton and Gregory P Meisner and Martin S. Meyer and Michael P. Balogh and Matthew D Kundrat},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2005},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={6-8}
}
Mobile applications of hydrogen power have long demanded new solid hydride materials with large hydrogen storage capacities. We report synthesis of a new quaternary hydride having the approximate composition Li(3)BN(2)H(8) with 11.9 wt % theoretical hydrogen capacity. It forms by reacting LiNH(2) and LiBH(4) powders in a 2:1 molar ratio either by ball milling or by heating the mixed powders above 95 degrees C. This new quaternary hydride melts at approximately 190 degrees C and releases > or… CONTINUE READING