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Solvothermal routes to capped oxide and chalcogenide nanoparticles

Gautam, Ujjal K and Ghosh, Moumita and Rajamathi, Michael and Seshadri, Ram (2002) Solvothermal routes to capped oxide and chalcogenide nanoparticles. In: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 74 (9). pp. 1643-1649.

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We review our recent contributions to the use of solvothermal methods for the preparation of different oxide and chalcogenide nanoparticles. We have prepared sub 10-nm,gamma-Fe2O3 ZnFe2O4, and CoFe2O4 particles by the decomposition of the corresponding cupferron complexes in the presence of n-octylamine or n-dodecylamine in solvothermal toluene. Similarly, dodecanethiol-capped chalcogenide nanoparticles of CdSe have been prepared by reacting cadmium stearates with H2Se under solvothermal conditions. The H2Se is generated in situ by the reduction of Se by tetralin. Using this latter technique, we have also been able to prepare PbSe and PbI2 in toluene under solvothermal conditions, albeit in bulk (rather than nanocrystalline) form. In the preparation of PbI2, HI is prepared by the in situ reduction of I-2 by tetralin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Pure and Applied Chemistry
Publisher: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 06:47
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 06:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39405

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