New precursors to group 13 nitrides

Michael Hill, Jolin Jegier, Miguel Angel Munoz-Hernandez, Drew Rutherford, Amy Singer, David Atwood

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In searching for ideal unimolecular precursors to group 13 nitrides we have begun examining two new classes of molecules having the formulae, RnM(tet)3-n (n = 0, 1, 2) and Bn2MN3 (where M = A1, Ga; tet = 5-phenyl-1H-tetrazole, and Bn= benzyl). These may be anticipated to undergo low-temperature decompositions according to equations 1 and 2, respectively. The absence of carbon bonds to the nitrogen ultimately incorporated into the material, as well as the presence of excess nitrogen are viewed as particularly advantageous. Preliminary results focused on the formation of aluminum nitride are presented herein. M(tet)3 → MN + N2 + PhCN (1) Bn2MN3 → MN + N2 + Bn2 (2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and Related Elements
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Aluminum nitride
  • Precursor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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