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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 296486, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/296486
Research Article

Synthesis of Renewable Energy Materials, Sodium Aluminum Hydride by Grignard Reagent of Al

School of Science, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, China

Received 19 May 2015; Accepted 12 July 2015

Academic Editor: Xiaogang Han

Copyright © 2015 Jun-qin Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The research on hydrogen generation and application has attracted widespread attention around the world. This paper is to demonstrate that sodium aluminum hydride can be synthesized under simple and mild reaction condition. Being activated through organics, aluminum powder reacts with hydrogen and sodium hydride to produce sodium aluminum hydride under atmospheric pressure. The properties and composition of the sample were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, and so forth. The results showed that the product through this synthesis method is sodium aluminum hydride, and it has higher purity, perfect crystal character, better stability, and good hydrogen storage property. The reaction mechanism is also discussed in detail.