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Method of generating hydrogen from the reaction of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles with water and method of forming stabilized aluminum nanoparticles

  • US Patent No. 9011572
  • Issued: April 21, 2015
  • Status: Active
Materials

A method of generating hydrogen gas from the reaction of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles with water is provided. The stabilized aluminum nanoparticles are synthesized from decomposition of an alane precursor in the presence of a catalyst and an organic passivation agent, and exhibit stability in air and solvents but are reactive with water. The reaction of the aluminum nanoparticles with water produces a hydrogen yield of at least 85%.

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