Formation of antimony sulfide powders and thin films from single-source antimony precursors

J R Castro, K C Molloy, Y Liu, C S Lai, Z L Dong, T J White, E R T Tiekink

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Abstract

Solvothermal and hydrothermal methods have been employed to generate nano-sized Sb2S3 (stibnites) from a variety of xanthate, dithiocarbamate and dithiophosphate precursors. The solvothermal method allows control of morphology by regulating precursor and size by reaction time; this process also produces near-uniform and larger particles. The xanthate precursors are far superior to the dithiocarbamates in their ability to produce oxide-free Sb2S3. Aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) provided a means to produce good quality films of Sb2S3. The advantages of xanthate precursors is rationalised in terms of a facile, low-temperature Chugaev rearrangement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5399-5405
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume18
Issue number44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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