Al-Shakban, M, Matthews, PD, Deogratius, G, McNaughter, PD, Rafery, J, Vitorica-Yrezabal, I, Mubofu, EB and O'Brien, P (2017) Novel xanthate complexes for the size-controlled synthesis of copper sulfide nanorods. Inorganic Chemistry, 56 (15). pp. 9247-9254. ISSN 0020-1669

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We present a simple, easily scalable route to monodisperse copper sulfide nanocrystals by the hot injection of a series of novel copper(I) xanthate single-source precursors [(PPh3)2Cu(S2COR)] (R = isobutyl, 2-methoxyethyl, 2-ethoxyethyl, 1-methoxy-2-propyl, 3-methoxy-1-butyl, and 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butyl), whose crystal structures are also reported. We show that the width of the obtained rods is dependent on the length of the xanthate chain, which we rationalize through a computational study, where we show that there is a relationship between the ground-state energy of the precursor and the copper sulfide rod width.

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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 12:26
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 14:12

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