Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 97–110 | Cite as

ZnS and ZnSe Nanoparticles via Solid-State and Solution Thermolysis of Zinc Silylchalcogenolate Complexes

  • Marty W. DeGroot
  • Chhatra Khadka
  • Harald Rösner
  • John F. Corrigan
Article

Abstract

The thermolysis of the zinc trimethylsilylchalcogenolate complexes (N,N′-tmeda)Zn(ESiMe3)2 (E = S, 1; E = Se, 2) and (3,5-Me2-C5H3N)2Zn(ESiMe3)2 (E = S, 3; E = Se, 4) has been investigated. Solid-state thermal decomposition of complexes 1–4 above 250°C results in the formation of hexagonal ZnS and cubic ZnSe, respectively, via the liberation of TMEDA (12) or 3,5-lutidine (34) and E(SiMe3)2. Solid-state or solution thermolysis of these complexes up to 200°C produces nanocrystalline ZnS and ZnSe materials whose surface is protected by either coordinated TMEDA or 3,5-lutidine ligands. The progress of the step-wise solid-state decomposition of these complexes was monitored by thermogravimetric and single differential thermal analysis and volatile decomposition products in both solution and solid-state experiments were identified by GC/MS.

Keywords

Nanoparticles precursors semiconductors thermochemistry. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marty W. DeGroot
    • 1
  • Chhatra Khadka
    • 1
  • Harald Rösner
    • 2
  • John F. Corrigan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Institut für NanotechnologieForschungszentrum Karlsruhe in der Helmholtz-GemeinschaftEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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