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A solvothermal route to CdS nanocrystals

Ujjal K, Gautam and Ram, Seshadri and Rao, CNR (2003) A solvothermal route to CdS nanocrystals. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 375 (5-6). pp. 560-564.

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Abstract

A novel solvothermal route for the preparation of organic soluble CdS nanocrystals, involving the reaction of cadmium stearate with sulfur in the presence of tetralin has been described. Tetralin in the presence of S gives $H_2S$, getting aromatized to naphthalene. By using trioctylphosphineoxide as the capping agent, nanocrystals of 4 nm are obtained. Use of dodecanethiol cap results in 5 nm as well as 10 nm nanocrystals which can be separated readily. The nanocrystals have the cubic zinc blende structure and exhibit blue shifts of the absorption maximum.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10691

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