Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

, Volume 64, Issue 10, pp 1309–1316 | Cite as

Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Silver Sulfide Nanoparticles in Supersaturated Aqueous Solutions

  • S. I. SadovnikovEmail author


Silver sulfide powders and colloidal solutions were synthesized by chemical deposition from aqueous solutions of silver nitrate and sodium sulfide in the presence of sodium citrate as a stabilizing agent. X‑ray diffraction, electronic microscopy, the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller method, and dynamic light scattering were used to determine nanoparticle sizes in the deposited powders and colloidal solutions. The varying reagent concentrations in the reaction mixture provided nanopowders with average particle sizes ranging from ~1000 to ~40–50 nm. Silver sulfide nanoparticles in colloidal solutions have sizes of 15–20 nm. A qualitative correlation is found between the silver sulfide particle size and the supersaturation of the solutions used in the synthesis.


chemical deposition supersaturation nanoparticles silver sulfide 



The author is grateful to Professor V.F. Markov for fruitful discussion.


The study was financially supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project No. 19-73-20012) in the Institute of Solid-State Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Solid-State Chemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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