Investigation of a non-noble composite catalyst for hydrogen release control of ammonia-borane

Joon Hyun Park, Han Sung Kim, Hyun Jong Kim, Myung Keun Han, Yong Gun Shul

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Ammonia-borane (NH3BH3) has been investigated as hydrogen storage material for fuel-cell application because of its good gravimetric (19.6 wt%) and volumetric hydrogen density. Non-noble metals such as cobalt, nickel and copper were employed as catalyst and their combination was also tried as catalysts. For the effective scanning method for a number of compositions, a high throughput screening (HTS) test was used. Among the catalysts investigated, the ternary composite Ni60Co 20Cu20/ACF (active carbon fiber) showed excellent performance in releasing the hydrogen from NH3BH3 solution, which can be recommended as a viable/suitable catalyst for fuel-cell system application, with some necessary basic improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-715
Number of pages7
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by International Joint Research Program of KOCI (Korea Research Council for Industrial Science & Technology)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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