Appearance: white crystalline powder, flakes, and/or chunks with ammonia-like odor
Boron NMR: Conforms to structure
1H NMR: Conforms to structure
50g, 100g, and 250g bottles. Kilo quantities available.
Ethylenediamine bisboraneis also useful for hydrogen storage and is available on
a special order basis (we typically have gram quantities in stock).
Boron Specialties also makes H315N•BH3labeled with the stable 15N isotope.
At 192 gm H2/kg (19.5 wt%), AB is the leading candidate for chemical hydrogen storage
for fuel cells. Also useful as mild reducing agent for organic synthesis.
Melting point: 104°C
Stability: Thermal decomposition; rate increases at 50°C.
Soluble in NH3, water (33.6 g/100g), THF (25 g/100g), and methanol (23g/100g)
Bulk density: 0.26 g/cm3
Environmental, Health & Safety
Ammonia borane is a hazardous material that must be shipped, stored, handled, used,
and disposed by qualified individuals according to the law & instructions provided
on the MSDS (available from Boron Specialties).