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Palladium Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane with Preferential B−H Activation

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posted on 28.07.2010, 00:00 by Sung-Kwan Kim, Won-Sik Han, Tae-Jin Kim, Tae-Young Kim, Suk Woo Nam, Mariusz Mitoraj, Łukasz Piekoś, Artur Michalak, Son-Jong Hwang, Sang Ook Kang
Cationic Pd(II) complexes catalyzed the dehydrogenation of ammonia borane in the most efficient manner with the release of 2.0 equiv of H2 in less than 60 s at 25 °C. Most of the hydrogen atoms were obtained from the boron atom of the ammonia borane. The first step of the dehydrogenation reaction was elaborated using density functional theory calculations.