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

Scandium alkyl and hydride complexes supported by a pentadentate diborate ligand: reactions with CO and NO., Beh, Daniel W., Piers Warren E., Del Rosal Iker, Maron Laurent, Gelfand Benjamin S., Gendy Chris, and Bin Lin Jian- , Dalton Trans, 2018 Sep 13, (2018)

LiSrSiOH, an Air-Stable Hydride as Host for Eu(II) Luminescence., Gehlhaar, Florian, Finger Raphael, Zapp Nicolas, Bertmer Marko, and Kohlmann Holger , Inorg Chem, 2018 Sep 11, (2018)

Nucleophilic amination of methoxypyridines by a sodium hydride-iodide composite., Pang, Jia Hao, Kaga Atsushi, and Chiba Shunsuke , Chem Commun (Camb), 2018 Sep 11, Volume 54, Issue 73, p.10324-10327, (2018)

Improvement in the Hydrogen-Storage Characteristics of Magnesium Hydride by Grinding with Sodium Alanate and Transition Metals in a Hydrogen Atmosphere., Song, Myoung Youp, Kwak Young Jun, and Lee Seong Ho , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Sep 01, Volume 18, Issue 9, p.6047-6054, (2018)

Spectroscopic Identification of the Carbyne Hydride Structure of the Dehydrogenation Product of Methane Activation by Osmium Cations., Armentrout, P B., Kuijpers Stach E. J., Lushchikova Olga V., Hightower Randy L., Boles Georgia C., and Bakker Joost M. , J Am Soc Mass Spectrom, 2018 Sep, Volume 29, Issue 9, p.1781-1790, (2018)

Behavior of selenium hydride in heated quartz tube and dielectric barrier discharge atomizers., Kratzer, Jan, Musil Stanislav, Marschner Karel, Svoboda Milan, Matoušek Tomáš, Mester Zoltán, Sturgeon Ralph E., and Dědina Jiří , Anal Chim Acta, 2018 Oct 22, Volume 1028, p.11-21, (2018)

Protonation of a Cobalt Phenylazopyridine Complex at the Ligand Yields a Proton, Hydride, and Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reagent., McLoughlin, Elizabeth A., Waldie Kate M., Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, and Waymouth Robert M. , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 Oct 04, (2018)

Switching between Stepwise and Concerted Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Pathways in Tungsten Hydride Activation., Huang, Tao, Rountree Eric S., Traywick Andrew P., Bayoumi Magd, and Dempsey Jillian L. , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 Nov 07, Volume 140, Issue 44, p.14655-14669, (2018)

Neutron Scattering Investigations of Hydride Species in Heterogeneous Catalysis., Polo-Garzon, Felipe, Luo Si, Cheng Yongqiang, Page Katharine L., Ramirez-Cuesta Anibal J., Britt Phillip F., and Wu Zili , ChemSusChem, 2018 Nov 05, (2018)

Preparation and characterisation of heterobimetallic copper-tungsten hydride complexes., Hicken, Alexandra, White Andrew J. P., and Crimmin Mark R. , Dalton Trans, 2018 May 22, (2018)

A disguised hydride in a butylmagnesium cation., Banerjee, Sumanta, Andrews Alex, and Venugopal Ajay , Chem Commun (Camb), 2018 May 21, (2018)

Chiral Magnesium Bisphosphate-Catalyzed Asymmetric Double C(sp)-H Bond Functionalization Based on Sequential Hydride Shift/Cyclization Process., Mori, Keiji, Isogai Ryo, Kamei Yuto, Yamanaka Masahiro, and Akiyama Takahiko , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 May 11, (2018)

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 of Magnesium Nickel Boride Aggregates via Borohydride Autogenous Pressure., Shahbazi, Mahboobeh, Cathey Henrietta E., and Mackinnon Ian D. R. , Materials (Basel), 2018 Mar 23, Volume 11, Issue 4, (2018)