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Synthesis of nanostructured powders and thin films of iron sulfide from molecular precursors

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Iron(III) xanthate single-source precursors [Fe(S2COR)3] (R = methyl, ethyl, isopropyl and 1-propyl) were used to deposit iron sulfide thin films and nanostructures by two simple, efficient and low-cost methods (spin coating and solid state deposition). The single-crystal X-ray structures of the iron(III) n-propyl xanthate and iron(III) iso-propyl xanthate have been determined. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) studies of the complexes shows that decomposition of the complexes produces iron sulfide, pyrite or trolite. The crystallinity of iron sulfide thin films and powder samples was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), and their morphology was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of nanostructured powders and thin films of iron sulfide from molecular precursors

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Submitted
08 Jun 2018
Accepted
05 Aug 2018
First published
15 Aug 2018

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RSC Adv., 2018,8, 29096-29103
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Synthesis of nanostructured powders and thin films of iron sulfide from molecular precursors

L. Almanqur, I. Vitorica-yrezabal, G. Whitehead, D. J. Lewis and P. O'Brien, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 29096
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA04917C

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