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Phase pure Ni3S2 and NiS from bis(N′-ethyl-N-piperazinylcarbodithioato-S,S′)–nickel(II) via solvent thermolysis and aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

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A bis(N′-ethyl-N-piperazinylcarbodithioato-S,S′)–nickel(II) complex was prepared and characterized using infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and elemental analyses. The crystal X-ray structure for bis(N′-ethyl-N-piperazinylcarbodithioato-S,S′)–nickel(II) was determined. The complex was subsequently used as a single source precursor (SSP) for the synthesis of phase pure Ni3S2 and NiS nanoparticles and thin films via hot injection thermolysis and aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) routes, respectively. For the hot injection thermolysis route, hexadecylamine (HDA) and oleylamine (OLA) were used as capping groups at varying temperatures. Chloroform was used as the solvent in the AACVD experiments. Powder X-ray revealed that the capping group does not change the phase of nanoparticles formed whereas the AACVD technique produced different phases. Variation of temperature did not affect the phase purity of the nanomaterials formed. The morphology of the thin films obtained via AACVD depended largely on the deposition temperature, whereas for the nanoparticles, temperature and the capping group had a significant impact.

Graphical abstract: Phase pure Ni3S2 and NiS from bis(N′-ethyl-N-piperazinylcarbodithioato-S,S′)–nickel(ii) via solvent thermolysis and aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2018, accepted on 05 Mar 2018 and first published on 06 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00092A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 6203-6209
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    Phase pure Ni3S2 and NiS from bis(N′-ethyl-N-piperazinylcarbodithioato-S,S′)–nickel(II) via solvent thermolysis and aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

    C. Gervas, S. Mlowe, M. P. Akerman and N. Revaprasadu, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 6203
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00092A

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