Dry ether (ether was purchased from sigma aldrich and was dried in lab by distillation assembly), Methyl bromide (CH3Br) by sigma Aldrich, Magnesium turnings by merck, Iodine crystals, CO2 cylinder, Sodium Borohydride
(NaBH4) Tetra hydrofuran (THF) were provided by sigma aldrich.
We're the first to do so, and demonstrate that energy in the form of hydrogen can be stored with sodium borohydride
at practical temperatures and pressures," said Dr Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou from the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW.
He also says sodium borohydride
is fairly cheap-$28 per kilogram.
The Massachusetts-based Protonex Technology, developing a hydride-based soldier power system fuel cell for US ground forces, indicates that 200 gm of sodium borohydride
requires 860 gm of water.
Due to the high energy density of our sodium borohydride
fuel, we now can provide more than three times the energy density of standard military batteries currently in use.
The alcohol groups were further derivatized by allowing them to react with sodium borohydride
dissolved in diglyme to yield a chiral polymer bound borohydride.
It does not use sodium borohydride
while all conventional methods do use that or an equivalent," he said.
Olson's article on hydrogen looking for any mention of the development of sodium borohydride
as the coming fuel for fuel-cell cars.
In the style of a fire chief's truck, it is able to operate in an oxygen-free atmosphere due to onboard oxygen tanks, reforming the oxygen from sodium borohydride
The fuel generator, which was the subject of a feature in the February 2002 issue, uses a salt, sodium borohydride
, dissolved in water.
Stored as sodium borohydride
, the hydrogen fuel is released with a platinum catalyst.
Hydrogen's energy potential is stored within the chemical bonds of sodium borohydride
(a derivative of natural borax) and sodium hydroxide dissolved in water.