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Selective and mild hydrogen production using water and formaldehyde

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, April 2014
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Title
Selective and mild hydrogen production using water and formaldehyde
Published in
Nature Communications, April 2014
DOI 10.1038/ncomms4621
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Leo E. Heim, Nils E. Schlörer, Jong-Hoo Choi, Martin H. G. Prechtl

Abstract

With the increased efforts in finding new energy storage systems for mobile and stationary applications, an intensively studied fuel molecule is dihydrogen owing to its energy content, and the possibility to store it in the form of hydridic and protic hydrogen, for example, in liquid organic hydrogen carriers. Here we show that water in the presence of paraformaldehyde or formaldehyde is suitable for molecular hydrogen storage, as these molecules form stable methanediol, which can be easily and selectively dehydrogenated forming hydrogen and carbon dioxide. In this system, both molecules are hydrogen sources, yielding a theoretical weight efficiency of 8.4% assuming one equivalent of water and one equivalent of formaldehyde. Thus it is potentially higher than formic acid (4.4 wt%), as even when technical aqueous formaldehyde (37 wt%) is used, the diluted methanediol solution has an efficiency of 5.0 wt%. The hydrogen can be efficiently generated in the presence of air using a ruthenium catalyst at low temperature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 2%
United States 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 96 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 27%
Student > Master 12 12%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 24 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 48 48%
Chemical Engineering 6 6%
Materials Science 6 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 30 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 37. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2017.
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