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Theory and practice: bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity

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Theory and practice : bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity. / King, Timothy C.; Matthews, Peter D.; Glass, Hugh et al.

In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 54, No. 20, 11.05.2015, p. 5919-5923.

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King, TC, Matthews, PD, Glass, H, Cormack, JA, Pedro Holgado, J, Leskes, M, Griffin, JM, Scherman, OA, Barker, PD, Grey, CP, Dutton, SE, Lambert, RM, Tustin, G, Alavi, A & Wright, DS 2015, 'Theory and practice: bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 54, no. 20, pp. 5919-5923. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201412200

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King, T. C., Matthews, P. D., Glass, H., Cormack, J. A., Pedro Holgado, J., Leskes, M., Griffin, J. M., Scherman, O. A., Barker, P. D., Grey, C. P., Dutton, S. E., Lambert, R. M., Tustin, G., Alavi, A., & Wright, D. S. (2015). Theory and practice: bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(20), 5919-5923. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201412200

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King TC, Matthews PD, Glass H, Cormack JA, Pedro Holgado J, Leskes M et al. Theory and practice: bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2015 May 11;54(20):5919-5923. Epub 2015 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/anie.201412200

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King, Timothy C. ; Matthews, Peter D. ; Glass, Hugh et al. / Theory and practice : bulk synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-storage capacity. In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 20. pp. 5919-5923.

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abstract = "Previous theoretical studies of C3B have suggested that boron-doped graphite is a promising H-2- and Li-storage material, with large maximum capacities. These characteristics could lead to exciting applications as a lightweight H-2-storage material for automotive engines and as an anode in a new generation of batteries. However, for these applications to be realized a synthetic route to bulk C3B must be developed. Here we show the thermolysis of a single-source precursor (1,3-BBr2)(2)C6H4) to produce graphitic C3B, thus allowing the characteristics of this elusive material to be tested for the first time. C3B was found to be compositionally uniform but turbostratically disordered. Contrary to theoretical expectations, the H-2- and Li-storage capacities are lower than anticipated, results that can partially be explained by the disordered nature of the material. This work suggests that to model the properties of graphitic materials more realistically, the possibility of disorder must be considered.",
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AU - Barker, Paul D.

AU - Grey, Clare P.

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