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Hydrogen Absorbing Container for Storing Hydrogen Generating Chemicals and Reagents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124183D
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 17K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a container design which absorbs the hydrogen that is generated by chemicals and reagents. Benefits include improved safety during shipping.

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Hydrogen Absorbing Container for Storing Hydrogen Generating Chemicals and Reagents

Disclosed is a method for a container design which absorbs the hydrogen that is generated by chemicals and reagents. Benefits include improved safety during shipping. 

Background

With certain reducing agents used in the electroless plating solution, hydrogen is generated under acidic/basic conditions. Storing these chemicals during shipping (under non-neutral pH conditions with other electroless plating ingredients) is dangerous, since hydrogen may cause an explosion. Currently, there is no known commercially available method to solve this problem.

General Description

The disclosed method absorbs hydrogen being generated by chemicals and reagents by using an H2 absorbing material packed into a container surrounding the reagent bottle (see Figure 1). The disclosed method can accommodate any size or shape of container. The hydrogen absorbing complex has the following properties:

§         A high absorbing capacity (400 to 500 times its volume)

§         A good stability in a wide temperature range (-50oC to 200oC)

§         An ability to come in a variety of shapes (e.g. coin, stick, film, block, etc.)

Advantages

The disclosed method improves safety while shipping and storing hydrogen generating chemicals and reagents.

Fig. 1

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