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Direct synthesis and NMR characterization of calcium alanate

Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Impact Factor: 2.73). 10/2007; DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.12.050
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ABSTRACT In this work, we present a new synthesis path and characterization results of the alanate, Ca(AlH_4)_2. We have synthesized for the first time, calcium alanate, directly from starting mixtures of AlH_3 and CaH_2 using mechanosynthesis. Ca(AlH_4)_2 has been identified using magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) measurements.

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