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Nickel ethylene tetrathiolate polymers as nanoparticles: a new synthesis for future applications?

  • Christophe FaulmannEmail author
  • Joe Chahine
  • Kane Jacob
  • Yannick Coppel
  • Lydie Valade
  • Dominique de Caro
Research Paper

Abstract

Coordination polymers (CP) based on the ethylene tetrathiolate ligand (C2S4)4− and Ni2+, and previously isolated as insoluble conductive powders are grown as nanoparticles (NP) using ionic liquid (IL) as stabilizing agent. The time of addition of the IL determines the morphology, and consequently the properties of the CP. The smaller (10–20 nm) and soluble NP are obtained when IL is present at the complexation step. The mechanism of growth of NP is studied. The NP size is sensitive to the amount of IL and to the reaction temperature. NPs are studied by TEM/EDX, DLS, liquid- and solid-state NMR, and conductivity.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Molecular conductors Metal ethylene tetrathiolate Microscopy NMR 

Abbreviations

dmit

Dimercaptoisotrithione or 1,3-dithiole-2-thione-4,5-dithiolate

mnt

Maleonitriledithiolate or dicyano-1,2-ethylene dithiolate

tto

Tetrathioxalate

ett

Ethylenetetrathiolate

ttf-ett

Tetrathiafulvalenetetrathiolate

bt

Benzenetetrathiolate

CP

Coordination polymers

NP

Nanoparticles

IL

Ionic liquid

BMIM

1-Butyl-3-methyl imidazolium 1-decyl-3-methyl imidazolium

TPD

1,3,4,6-Tetrathiapentalene-2,5-dione

DLS

Dynamic light scattering

EDX

Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Faulmann
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Joe Chahine
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kane Jacob
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yannick Coppel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lydie Valade
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dominique de Caro
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS UPR 8241)Toulouse Cedex 4France
  2. 2.Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LCCToulouseFrance

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