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Inorganic chemistry

Room Temperature Synthesis of Metal Chalcogenides in Ethylenediamine.


PMID 11671198

Abstract

Reaction of sulfur and selenium with elemental or ionic metals in liquid ethylenediamine at room temperature produced metal chalcogenides ME (M = Cu, Sn, Co(2+), Ni(2+), Mn(2+), or Pb(2+); E = S or Se), Ag(2)E, M(2)E(3) (M = Bi or Sb). The results showed that the products had a range of crystalline sizes from 10 to 100 nm. Some reactions produced molecular precursors. Heat treatment of these precursors at 250 degrees C under a N(2) atmosphere induced crystalline chalcogenides. The pre- and postheated metal chalcogenides were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Some key compounds are analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The roles of ethylenediamine in the reaction system are also discussed in this report.