Structural and optical properties of inorganic–organic hybrid material of acetanilide tetrachloromercurate(II)

  • Bikram Singh
  • Atul Thakur
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Sanjay K. Verma
  • Dinesh JasrotiaEmail author


The crystal growth of acetanilide tetrachloromercurate(II), an inorganic–organic hybrid derivative has been achieved by solution growth through slow cooling method. The X-ray diffraction structural analysis of the hybrid material results that the compound exist in orthorhombic space group P212121 with lattice parameters; a = 13.111(2) Ǻ, b = 11.311(2) Ǻ, c = 8.355(6) Ǻ, α = β = γ = 90° and unit cell volume = 1436.24 Ǻ3. The fourier transform infrared spectroscopy profile shows that the C–C and C–N stretching modes of acetanilide ring and the observed spectra falls in mid-infrared range υ(526–2850) cm−1. The field emission scanning electron microscope image confirms that the hybrid material has a prismatic shape with an average granular size of ~25 nm. The energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analyzes the elemental proportions of the hybrid materials. Transmission electron microscopy image shows the narrow distribution of nano-spatial agglomeration of secondary interactions in inorganic–organic particles. The optical band gap (Eg = 3.75 eV) as calculated by linear fit profile of Tauc plot for allowed transition predicts that the hybrid material has potential applications in solar cells, electronic and opto-electronic devices.


Hybrid Material Solution Growth Acetanilide Organic Hybrid Orthorhombic Space Group 
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The corresponding author (Dinesh Jasrotia) is thankful to University Grants Commission (UGC) for research funding under UGC-Major Research Project No. 42-777 of 2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bikram Singh
    • 1
  • Atul Thakur
    • 1
  • Mukesh Kumar
    • 2
  • Sanjay K. Verma
    • 2
  • Dinesh Jasrotia
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Physics and Materials ScienceShoolini UniversitySolanIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsGovernment G.M. Science CollegeJammuIndia

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