We herein report on the synthesis of mixed alkali cluster intercalated fullerides NaxLiy−xC60 (y = 12; x = 1–6) by a two-steps mechanochemical reaction of fullerene with sodium and lithium. These compounds crystallize in the cubic lattice of C60 displaying a contracted lattice parameter with respect to the Na6C60 parent structure. The analysis of the hydrogen sorption behaviour shows a slight decrease in the dehydrogenation enthalpy for y = 12 with respect to the sodium free member. Raman spectroscopy highlighted a partial electron transfer from alkali metals to C60, suggesting the presence of charged sodium/lithium clusters. Finally, we applied muon spectroscopy to understand the different hydrogenation mechanisms in NaxLi6−xC60 and NaxLi12−xC60 and explain their different performance.

Synthesis and characterization of mixed sodium and lithium fullerides for hydrogen storage / Gaboardi, M.; Sarzi Amade, N.; Ricco, M.; Milanese, C.; Girella, A.; Gioventu, M.; Fernandez-Alonso, F.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY. - ISSN 0360-3199. - 43:34(2018), pp. 16766-16773. [10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.210]

Synthesis and characterization of mixed sodium and lithium fullerides for hydrogen storage

Gaboardi M.;Ricco M.;Milanese C.;
2018

Abstract

We herein report on the synthesis of mixed alkali cluster intercalated fullerides NaxLiy−xC60 (y = 12; x = 1–6) by a two-steps mechanochemical reaction of fullerene with sodium and lithium. These compounds crystallize in the cubic lattice of C60 displaying a contracted lattice parameter with respect to the Na6C60 parent structure. The analysis of the hydrogen sorption behaviour shows a slight decrease in the dehydrogenation enthalpy for y = 12 with respect to the sodium free member. Raman spectroscopy highlighted a partial electron transfer from alkali metals to C60, suggesting the presence of charged sodium/lithium clusters. Finally, we applied muon spectroscopy to understand the different hydrogenation mechanisms in NaxLi6−xC60 and NaxLi12−xC60 and explain their different performance.
Synthesis and characterization of mixed sodium and lithium fullerides for hydrogen storage / Gaboardi, M.; Sarzi Amade, N.; Ricco, M.; Milanese, C.; Girella, A.; Gioventu, M.; Fernandez-Alonso, F.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY. - ISSN 0360-3199. - 43:34(2018), pp. 16766-16773. [10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.210]
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