# A strategy for the synthesis of nanocrystal films of metal chalcogenides and oxides by employing the liquid–liquid interface

Gautam, Ujjal K and Ghosh, Moumita and Rao, CNR (2003) A strategy for the synthesis of nanocrystal films of metal chalcogenides and oxides by employing the liquid–liquid interface. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 381 (1-2). pp. 1-6.

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## Abstract

The interface between water and an organic liquid has been exploited to prepare nanocrystals of CdS. The technique involves introducing an appropriate precursor of cadmium in the organic layer and the sulfiding reagent in the aqueous layer. The size distribution of the nanocrystals formed at the interface can be controlled by varying parameters such as the reactant concentration, temperature, viscosity of the medium, reaction time and the choice of the reagents. The CdS nanocrystals have been characterized by TEM, electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy. Nanocrystaline \gamma-$Fe_2O_3$ and ZnO can be prepared by taking cupferron complex of the metals in the organic layer and NaOH in the aqueous layer.

Item Type: Journal Article The Copyright belongs to Elsevier B.V. Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit 19 Nov 2007 19 Sep 2010 04:26 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6547