In fact at this time mapping was based in great part on interviews with local Arabs, and it is not surprising that important features and relationships were omitted or given undue prominence. The peninsula of Qatar seems to have been used as a marker of territories, its western coast marking the early understanding of Bahrein which was seen to be the area from Qatar in its east to Kuwait in its west; and its eastern coast marking the early understanding of Oman which was seen to be the area from Qatar in its West to the Oman in its east.
LiAlH 4 contains wt% hydrogen, thereby making LAH a potential hydrogen storage medium for future fuel cell -powered vehicles . The high hydrogen content, as well as the discovery of reversible hydrogen storage in Ti-doped NaAlH 4 ,  have sparked renewed research into LiAlH 4 during the last decade. A substantial research effort has been devoted to accelerating the decomposition kinetics by catalytic doping and by ball milling .  In order to take advantage of the total hydrogen capacity, the intermediate compound LiH must be dehydrogenated as well. Due to its high thermodynamic stability this requires temperatures in excess of 400 °C, which is not considered feasible for transportation purposes. Accepting LiH + Al as the final product, the hydrogen storage capacity is reduced to wt%. Another problem related to hydrogen storage is the recycling back to LiAlH 4 which, owing to its relatively low stability, requires an extremely high hydrogen pressure in excess of 10000 bar.  Cycling only reaction R2 — that is, using Li 3 AlH 6 as starting material — would store wt% hydrogen in a single step (vs. two steps for NaAlH 4 which stores about the same amount of hydrogen). However, attempts at this process have not been successful so far. [ citation needed ]