B-N bonds engeneering, aminoboranes and related polymers chemistry
Keywords: boranes, aminoboranes, hydrogen storage, polymers.
B-N bond engineering in connection with aminoboranes chemistry, and more particularly with diisopropylaminoborane (DIAB), offers a rapid and efficient route to poly(aminoboranes) as a promising family of inorganic polymers. Poly(aminoboranes) are preceramic polymers. They display within their structure dihydrogen interactions between hydridic BH and protic NH bonds (BH-…+HN) prefigurating H2 molecules as an energy vector stored in chemical form. Recently, we successfully achieved the metal-free synthesis of functionalized poly(aminoboranes). This process has been patented and their development is still under way.