Tartatric acid and L-cysteine synergistic-assisted synthesis of antimony trisulfide hierarchical structures in aqueous solution

Jun Pan, Shenglin Xiong, Baojuan Xi, Jiangfa Li, Jiangying Li, Hongyang Zhou, Yitai Qian*

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Abstract

Alveolate amorphous Sb2S3 microspheres about 2 μm in diameter were hydrothermally synthesized in aqueous solution without the use of a surfactant at 180 °C by using SbCl3, Lcysteine, and tartaric acid as starting materials. After annealing at 250 °C for 3 h under a nitrogen atmosphere, polycrystalline Sb2S3 hollow spheres were obtained. The morphology, structure, and phase composition of alveolate Sb2S3 microspheres were characterized, by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It was demonstrated that tartaric acid and L-cysteine play a key role in the formation of such hierarchical structures. In addition, the possible aggregation mechanism, was proposed, to illustrate the formation of Sb2S3 microspheres on the basis of the experimental results and analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5302-5306
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Antimony
  • Chalcogens
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Hydrothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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