Metal borohydrides

Published on September 19, 2017

A collaborative effort of the teams from Universities in Aarhus, Geneva and Louvain-la-Neuve (Yaroslav Filinchuk of IMCN Institute), as well as from the Helmholtz Center in Geesthacht, has lead to a comprehensive review of 70 pages in the prestigious journal "Chemical Society Reviews", covering the chemistry of borohydrides. These compounds are seen as perspective hydrogen stores for energy applications, and more recently they appear as multifunctional materials with remarkable properties of ionic conductivity, gas adsorption, CO2 recycling etc. Despite this class of compounds was first seen as simple ionic salts, complex coordination chemistry was revealed for the borohydride anion, paving a way to rational design of new functional materials.   DOI: 10.1039/c6cs00705h