SHANG, Y., CHEN, R. and JIANG, G., 2008. Kinetic study of NaBH4 hydrolysis over carbon supported ruthenium. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(22), pp. 6719-6726
The effects of temperature and the concentrations of NaBH4, NaBO2 and NaOH on
the rate of NaBH4 hydrolysis over carbon supported ruthenium catalyst were
investigated using isothermal rate data extracted from non-isothermal reactions. It was
shown that the hydrolysis was a zero-order reaction with respect to the concentration
of NaBH4 and the reaction rate decreased with the increase of OH- concentration. A
rate expression was then derived to correlate the hydrolysis rate with the temperature
and NaOH concentration.