Molecular-salt hybrids; integration of ammonia borane into lithium halides

Cascallana-Matías, Irene and Breternitz, Joachim and Baker, Annabelle and Davis, Hallam and Cussen, Edmund J. and Gregory, Duncan H. (2019) Molecular-salt hybrids; integration of ammonia borane into lithium halides. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 6 (3). pp. 808-812. ISSN 2052-1553 (

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New molecular-salt-like hybrids contain ammonia borane (AB) in co-existence with lithium halides in single lattices. [LiI](NH3BH3) and [LiI](NH3BH3)2 are members of a generic [LiX]m(AB)n (X = I-, BH4-; m, n = integer) materials family which release hydrogen on decomposition and demonstrate Li+-ion conductivity more than two orders of magnitude higher than either LiBH4 or LiI.


Cascallana-Matías, Irene, Breternitz, Joachim, Baker, Annabelle, Davis, Hallam, Cussen, Edmund J. ORCID logoORCID: and Gregory, Duncan H.;