A Facile Route to Nano-Sized Nickel Sulfide via Thermolysis of Nickel Alkanethiolate
Authors: Sung, Kiwhan; Lee, Sang Hyun; Chung, Taek-Mo; Kim, Chang Gyoun
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 8, Number 9, September 2008 , pp. 4873-4876(4)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:Nano-sized nickel sulfides were synthesized by the thermolysis of nickel alkanethiolates in the presence of coordinating ligands. Nickel alkanethiolates were synthesized by the reaction of the square planar nickel 1-dimethylamino-2-methyl-2-propanolate [Ni(dmamp)2] with various n-alkanethiols. The effect of ligands in the reaction system has been investigated to control the size and shape of nano-sized nickel sulfides. TEM images show that the products are nano-sized nickel sulfides in rod and plate shapes. Nickel alkanethiolates and nano-sized nickel sulfides have been characterized by means of X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2008
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