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- n. boron hydride, B2H6, a colourless explosive gas with a nasty smell; it has an unusual structure in which two of the hydrogen atoms form a bridge between the two boron atoms
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There was those diborane leaks, the transformator fire, my collegue who was thrown across the lab from high voltage, the unlabeled flasks with chemicals, … Oh, well, maybe I earned that PhD after all! fnxtr
However, boron is rare on Mars, while silicon is everywhere, and the processes required to produce diborane are rather complex.
So, while small amounts of diborane may be imported to Mars early in the program to permit high-performance hopper applications use of a diborane/carbon dioxide system may be the optimal way, for example, of performing a robotic Mars sample return mission, once a base exists capable of producing silane, this locally available product will almost certainly displace diborane.
Diborane, B2H6, will also burn in carbon dioxide, with a specific impulse of 300 seconds at a mixture ratio of three parts carbon dioxide to one part diborane.30 A diborane/carbon dioxide rocket hopper could thus have an effective specific impulse of 1,200 seconds, even better than the silane/carbon dioxide system discussed above.
In addition Brown has introduced an entirely new class of compounds, the organoboranes, obtained by reacting diborane with olefins (Fig 2).
Voltaix calls itself the world's leading producer of germane, diborane, trisilane, and trimethylboron-chemicals used to make semiconductors and, increasingly, photovoltaics.
Voltaix is the world's leading producer of germane, diborane, trisilane, and trimethyl boron - specialty chemicals that enhance the performance and manufacturability of semiconductors and photovoltaics.