University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (12): 29-34.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201910007

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Small Size, Big Energy: Hydrogen

Jianmei LU1,Xuefeng JIANG2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035, Zhejiang Province, P. R. China
    2 School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-10-08 Accepted:2019-11-04 Published:2019-11-20
  • Contact: Xuefeng JIANG
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Hydrogen (H2), the smallest molecule and the lightest gas in nature, plays a vital role in our lives. Hydrogen has remarkable preventive and therapeutic effects on various diseases of the human body. It is an important industrial raw material and the most promising clean energy. In this paper, the discovery history of hydrogen, its role in medicine and synthetic chemistry are described.

Key words: Hydrogen, Industry materials, Medicine, Synthetic chemistry