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Chapter 7

The Use of Single-Source Precursors in Nanoparticle Synthesis

In this chapter, we describe the use of simple compounds containing the constituent elements required for a binary semiconductor in the synthesis of quantum dots, termed single-source precursors. The precursors have advantages over the use of the common reagents, which are often toxic or noxious. We cover the use of carbamate-based precursors for II–VI compounds and then extend this to other molecular precursors which cover the entire range of quantum dot materials, including their use in the formation of anisotropic particles and as simple precursors for shell deposition.

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