Solution chemistry synthesis of nanocrystalline palladium hydride

Ting H. Phan, Raymond Edward Schaak

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Palladium hydride is of interest for hydrogen storage applications because of the ability of palladium to absorb large quantities of hydrogen. Palladium hydride is also superconducting with a superconductivity transition temperature that depends on the atomic ratio of hydrogen to palladium. Palladium Hydride is usually synthesized by reaction with H2 at high pressures or by electrolysis in solution. In this study, we have converted palladium to palladium hydride in polyol solution using NaBH4 as a hydrogen source. We have investigated the shape control and dispersibility of the palladium hydride nanocrystals during the conversion reaction, as well as the effect of palladium particle size on the reaction temperature and hydrogen content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2008
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 21 2008


Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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