Solvent-Free Synthesis of Quaternary Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles Derived from Thiourea

Manas Kumar Bhunia, Edy Abou-Hamad, Dalaver H. Anjum, Andrei Gurinov, Kazuhiro Takanabe

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The synthesis of metal sulfide (MS) materials with sizes in the sub-10 nm regime often requires capping agents with long hydrocarbon chains that affect their structures and properties. Herein, this study presents a molten-state synthesis method for a series of transition-MS nanoparticles using thiourea as a reactive precursor without capping agents. This study also reports the synthesis of MS with single metals (Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn) and quaternary CuGa2In3S8 using the same synthesis protocol. Thiourea first melts to form a molten-state condition to serve as the reaction medium at a relatively low temperature (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1700183
JournalParticle & Particle Systems Characterization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 9 2017

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors are grateful to Dr. Ahmed Ziani at KAUST for assistance with the SEM observations.


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