Important Phase Control of Indium Sulfide Nanomaterials by Choice of Indium(III) Xanthate Precursor and Thermolysis Temperature

Siphamandla C. Masikane, Paul D. McNaughter, David J. Lewis, Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal, Bryan P. Doyle, Emanuela Carleschi, Paul O'Brien, Neerish Revaprasadu

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Abstract

Four In(III) xanthate complexes, [In(S2COR)3] where R = Me, Et, iPr and sBu, respectively, were synthesized, characterized and subsequently used as single source molecular precursors via a solventless thermolysis route to obtain indium sulfide materials. By choice of precursor and reaction temperature crystalline powders of tetragonal In2S3, cubic In2S3 and cubic In2.77S4 were acquired. The phase identification and purity were conducted through examination of the experimental powder X-ray diffraction patterns relative to the simulated patterns for single X-ray crystal diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1432
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume2019
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Indium sulfide
  • Nanoparticles
  • Thermolysis
  • X-ray diffration
  • Xanthates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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