About Hydrides

Hydride Ion Diagram

The hydride ion is the anion of hydrogen, H-. Hydrides are compounds in which one or more hydrogens have nucleophilic/reducing properties, and many are ionic compounds containing the hydride ion. Almost all the elements form binary compounds with hydrogen; these are the simplest hydrides.

Hydrides are divided into three basic types: saline, metallic, and covalent. Saline hydrides, such as sodium hydride and calcium hydride, are often used as portable sources of hydrogen gas. Metallic hydrides, such as titanium hydride, are alloy-like materials that share some properties with metals including luster and electrical conductivity. Covalent hydrides are mostly compounds of hydrogen and nonmetallic elements; they include water, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. A fourth group of hydrides, dimeric or polymeric hydrides, give off large amounts of energy when burned and have been investigated for use in rocket fuels.

Hydrides like sodium and potassium hydride are commonly used as reducing agents in chemical synthesis, dessicants or drying agents in laboratory or industrial settings, catalysts, and as chemical means of hydrogen storage, as in nickel-metal hydride battery and hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

Recent Research & Development for Hydrides

An automated continuous homogeneous microextraction for the determination of selenium and arsenic by hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry., Shishov, Andrey, Wieczorek Marcin, Kościelniak Paweł, Dudek-Adamska Danuta, Telk Anna, Moskvin Leonid, and Bulatov Andrey , Talanta, 2018 May 01, Volume 181, p.359-365, (2018)

Synthesis and Stability of Lanthanum Superhydrides., Geballe, Zachary M., Liu Hanyu, Mishra Ajay K., Ahart Muhtar, Somayazulu Maddury, Meng Yue, Baldini Maria, and Hemley Russell J. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 57, Issue 3, p.688-692, (2018)

Acetonitrile Adduct [MoReCp(μ-H)(μ-PCy2)(CO)5(NCMe)]: A Surrogate of an Unsaturated Heterometallic Hydride Complex., M Alvarez, Angeles, M García Esther, García-Vivó Daniel, Huergo Estefanía, and Ruiz Miguel A. , Inorg Chem, 2018 Jan 10, (2018)

Titanium(III)-Oxo Clusters in a Metal-Organic Framework Support Single-Site Co(II)-Hydride Catalysts for Arene Hydrogenation., Ji, Pengfei, Song Yang, Drake Tasha, Veroneau Samuel S., Lin Zekai, Pan Xiandao, and Lin Wenbin , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 Jan 10, Volume 140, Issue 1, p.433-440, (2018)

Kinetic stabilisation of a molecular strontium hydride complex using an extremely bulky amidinate ligand., de Bruin-Dickason, Caspar N., Sutcliffe Thomas, Lamsfus Carlos Alvarez, Deacon Glen B., Maron Laurent, and Jones Cameron , Chem Commun (Camb), 2018 Jan 08, (2018)

New Insights into Hydride Bonding, Dynamics, and Migration in La2LiHO3 Oxyhydride., Fjellvåg, Øystein S., Armstrong Jeff, Vajeeston Ponniah, and Sjåstad Anja O. , J Phys Chem Lett, 2018 Jan 08, p.353-358, (2018)

Organocatalytic C(sp3)-H Functionalization via Carbocation-Initiated Cascade [1,5]-Hydride Transfer/Cyclization: Synthesis of Dihydrodibenzo[b,e]azepines., Li, Shuai-Shuai, Zhou Lan, Wang Liang, Zhao Huaili, Yu Liping, and Xiao Jian , Org Lett, 2018 Jan 05, Volume 20, Issue 1, p.138-141, (2018)

The Nature of the Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal-Hydrogen Bond: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Cationic Strontium Hydride Cluster., Mukherjee, Debabrata, Höllerhage Thomas, Leich Valeri, Spaniol Thomas P., Englert Ulli, Maron Laurent, and Okuda Jun , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 Feb 07, (2018)

A Bimetallic Nickel-Gallium Complex Catalyzes CO2 Hydrogenation via the Intermediacy of an Anionic d(10) Nickel Hydride., Cammarota, Ryan C., Vollmer Matthew V., Xie Jing, Ye Jingyun, Linehan John C., Burgess Samantha A., Appel Aaron M., Gagliardi Laura, and Lu Connie C. , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Sep 28, (2017)

Perovskite alkali metal samarium borohydrides: crystal structures and thermal decomposition., Møller, Kasper T., Jørgensen Mathias, Fogh Alexander S., and Jensen Torben R. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Sep 12, Volume 46, Issue 35, p.11905-11912, (2017)

Mechanistic Insights into Alkane Metathesis Catalyzed by Silica-Supported Tantalum Hydrides: A DFT Study., Núñez-Zarur, Francisco, Solans-Monfort Xavier, and Restrepo Albeiro , Inorg Chem, 2017 Sep 05, Volume 56, Issue 17, p.10458-10473, (2017)

Synthesis of Scandium Terminal Hydride From H2 Activation by Scandium Terminal Imido Complex and Its Reactivity., Maron, Laurent, Han Xianghao, Xiang Li, Lamsfus Carlos Alvarez, Mao Weiqing, Lu Erli, Leng Xuebing, and Chen Yaofeng , Chemistry, 2017 Sep 04, (2017)

A reevaluation of the origin of the rate acceleration for enzyme-catalyzed hydride transfer., Reyes, Archie C., Amyes Tina L., and Richard John P. , Org Biomol Chem, 2017 Oct 31, Volume 15, Issue 42, p.8856-8866, (2017)

Electron-Transfer and Hydride-Transfer Pathways in the Stoltz-Grubbs Reducing System (KOtBu/Et3 SiH)., Smith, Andrew J., Young Allan, Rohrbach Simon, O'Connor Erin F., Allison Mark, Wang Hong-Shuang, Poole Darren L., Tuttle Tell, and Murphy John A. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Oct 23, Volume 56, Issue 44, p.13747-13751, (2017)

A C(sp(2) )-H Dehydrogenation of Heteroarenes and Arenes by a Functionalized Aluminum Hydride., Chen, Shimin, Li Bin, Wang Xiaoping, Huang Yanting, Li Jiancheng, Zhu Hongping, Zhao Lili, Frenking Gernot, and Roesky Herbert W. , Chemistry, 2017 Oct 04, Volume 23, Issue 55, p.13633-13637, (2017)