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Title: Interaction between lithium amide and lithium hydride
Authors: Chen, P. 
Xiong, Z. 
Luo, J. 
Lin, J. 
Tan, K.L. 
Issue Date: 2-Oct-2003
Citation: Chen, P.,Xiong, Z.,Luo, J.,Lin, J.,Tan, K.L. (2003-10-02). Interaction between lithium amide and lithium hydride. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107 (39) : 10967-10970. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Pure lithium amide (LiNH2) decomposes to lithium imide and ammonia at temperatures above 300°C. Lithium hydride, on the other hand, liberates hydrogen at temperatures above 550°C. By thoroughly mixing these two substances and conducting temperature-programmed desorption (TPD), we noticed that hydrogen was produced at temperatures around 150°C. Combined thermogravimetric (TG), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and infrared (IR) analysis revealed that lithium amide would react with lithium hydride and convert to hydrogen and lithium imide (or Li-rich imide). The reaction mechanism was investigated by isotopic exchange.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
ISSN: 15206106
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