Catalyst deactivation in diborane decomposition

Mats Söderlund, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Kari Eränen, Tapio Salmi, Risto Rahkola, Dmitry Yu Murzin*

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Both thermal and catalytic decomposition of diborane resulting in borane as the main product were investigated under the pressure and temperature ranges of 2-15 bar and 100-300 °C, respectively over Al2O3 and Pt/Al2O3 in a fixed bed reactor. Catalytic decomposition rate was essentially higher than the thermal decomposition, however the catalyst deactivation was substantial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Boron hydrides
  • Catalytic decomposition
  • Deactivation
  • Diborane


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