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Title: Polymer formulations for gettering hydrogen

A novel composition is described comprising organic polymer molecules having carbon-carbon double bonds, for removing hydrogen from the atmosphere within enclosed spaces. Organic polymers molecules containing carbon-carbon double bonds throughout their structures, preferably polybutadiene, polyisoprene and derivatives thereof, intimately mixed with an insoluble catalyst composition, comprising a hydrogenation catalyst and a catalyst support, preferably Pd supported on carbon, provide a hydrogen getter composition useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces even in the presence of contaminants such as common atmospheric gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide, ammonia, oil mists, and water. The hydrogen getter composition disclosed herein is particularly useful for removing hydrogen from enclosed spaces containing potentially explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen. 1 fig.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
675781
Report Number(s):
US 5,837,158/A/
PAN: US patent application 8-716,752
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Nov 1998
Research Org:
Sandia Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN FUEL; ORGANIC POLYMERS; GETTERS; HYDROGEN; GETTERING; BUTADIENE; POLYISOPRENE; HYDROGENATION; CATALYSTS; PALLADIUM; CONTAINERS