Synthesis and characterization of tris(triphenylphosphane)copper(I) nitrate dimer and its applications as precursor of copper oxide nanorods

Manoj Trivedi, Padam Kant, Kieran C. Molloy, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Abhinav Kumar

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Abstract

The physico-chemical properties of tris(triphenylphosphane)copper(I) nitrate dimer (1) have been investigated. 1 exists as dimer in which one nitrate group acts as a bridge between two Cu(I) centers to complete the tetrahedral coordination about the metal while another nitrate is present as an anion to neutralize the [{(Ph3P)3Cu}2NO3]+ cation. The thermal behavior of the compound is assessed by TGA analysis. The compound sublimes, without premature side decompositions, at 295 °C. Residue analysis indicates that the compound can be a potential precursor for nanostructured copper oxides. TEM images for the decomposed product indicate the formation of rods in the nanometer range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-105
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume411
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014

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