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A Facile Synthesis of CuInS2 Nanoparticles from Molecular Single Source Precursors

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CuInS2 nanoparticles have been synthesized via solvent thermolysis of novel bimetallic complexes of the general formula [(Ph3P)2 CuIn(S2COR)4] (where R = CH3; C2H5; C(CH3)2; and [(Ph3P)2 CuIn(SCH2CH2S)2]. These complexes have been prepared by the reactions of Na/KS2 COR and NaSCH2 CH2 SNa with InCl3 and [(Ph3 P)2 CuNO3] in methanol, respectively. Solvent thermolyses of these complexes were carried out in ethylene glycol at 196 °C for different time periods. The nanoparticles obtained were characterized extensively by techniques like powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The optical band gap of the nanoparticles was determined by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS).
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-12-01

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