Hexagonal Pore Organization in Mesostructured Metal Tin Sulfides Built with [Sn2S6]4- Cluster

Krishnaswamy K. Rangan, Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Christian Canlas, Thomas Bakas, David P. Weliky, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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    We present the first report of hexagonally ordered mesostructured ternary metal tin sulfide materials along with their structure and optical properties. The new mesophases designated as (CP)xMySn2S6 (M = Zn2+, Cd2+, Ga3+) where synthesized by linking [Sn2S6]4- clusters with metal ions in the presence of cetylpyridinium (CP) surfactant molecules in formamide solution under basic conditions. The materials are semiconductors in the energy range 2.5 < Eg < 3.1 eV. The mesostructured (CP)xMySn2S6 show photoluminescence, when excited with light above the band gap.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)513-517
    Number of pages5
    JournalNano Letters
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - May 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanical Engineering


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