Homoleptic platinum(II) and palladium(II) organothiolates and phenylselenolates : Solvothermal synthesis, structural determination, optical properties, and single-source precursors for PdSe and PdS nanocrystals

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Author(s)

  • Stephen Sin-Yin Chui
  • Kam-Hung Low
  • Jun Lu
  • Sharon Lai-Fung Chan
  • Chi-Ming Che

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2062-2074
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2010

Abstract

Homoleptic d8-metal organothiolates and phenylselenolates [M-(EC 6H5)2]λ (E = S, M = Pt 1, M = Pd 2, M = Ni 5 ;E = Se, M = Pt 3, M = Pd 4) were prepared as crystalline solids under solvothermal conditions. Their structures were solved using powder X-ray diffraction data. In each case, the EC6H5 (E = S, Se) ligand binds to two metal ions (M = Pt, Pd, and Ni) to form chain-like structures with planar (in 1) or zig-zag (in 2-5) conformations. The [M(SR) 2]λ complexes (M = Pt, R = 4-tert-butylphenyl 6 ;R = 2-naphthyl 8; R= 4-nitrophenyl 10 and M = Pd, R= 4-tert-butylphenyl 7;R = 2-naphthyl 9; R= 4-nitrophenyl 11) were prepared under similar solvothermal conditions. Based on the XPS binding energies and elemental analyses, complexes 6-11 have the same [M(SR)2]λ formulation as 1 and 2. The cyclic complex [Pd6 (SCH3)12] 12 was prepared as a crystalline solid by solvothermal annealing treatment of the amorphous precipitate. A chain-like polymer structure is proposed for both [Pd(SC 12H25)2]λ 13 and [Pd(SC 16H33)2]λ 14; these polymeric chains self-assemble to give layerlike structures. Solid-state diffuse reflectance spectra reveal that the optical band gap Eg (eV) of complexes 1, 6, 8, 10 and of 2, 7, 9, 11 are in the range of 2.10-3.00 eV and 2.10-2.63 eV, respectively, and 5 has the lowest Eg value (1.72 eV). Heating solid samples of 4 and 13 under solvothermal conditions afforded phase-pure Pd 17Se15 and PdS nanocrystals, respectively. Field-effect transistors fabricated with a drop-cast thin film made from Pd 17Se15 nanocrystals prior treated with an ethanolic solution of 1-hexadecanethiol displayed ambipolar charge transporting properties with hole and electron mobility being 7 × 10-2 cm2 V-1S-1 and 6 × 10-2 cm2 V -1s-1, respectively. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • Chain structures, Optical band gaps, Powder X-ray diffraction, Self-assembly formation, Solvothermal synthesis

Citation Format(s)

Homoleptic platinum(II) and palladium(II) organothiolates and phenylselenolates : Solvothermal synthesis, structural determination, optical properties, and single-source precursors for PdSe and PdS nanocrystals. / Chui, Stephen Sin-Yin; Low, Kam-Hung; Lu, Jun; Roy, V. A L; Chan, Sharon Lai-Fung; Che, Chi-Ming.

In: Chemistry - An Asian Journal, Vol. 5, No. 9, 03.09.2010, p. 2062-2074.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review