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Synthesis of Pure Lithium Amide Nanoparticles

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201201535 DOI Help

Authors: Gael Baldissin (University of Salford) , Neil M. Boag (University of Salford) , Chiu Tang (Diamond Light Source) , Daniel J. Bull (University of Salford)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: European Journal Of Inorganic Chemistry , VOL 2013 (12)

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2013

Abstract: Deprotonation of ammonia with n-butyllithium offers a facile synthetic route to produce pure lithium amide exhibiting fine granularity, which facilitates the complete thermal decomposition to lithium imide at a relatively low temperature of 600 K. Synthesised compounds were characterised by high-resolution synchrotron X-ray diffraction, and the particle morphology of lithium amide was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The proposed methodology readily affords the production of pure lithium amide nanoparticles at both bench-top and commercial scale.

Journal Keywords: Nanoparticles; Hydrogen Storage; Lithium; Amides

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

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