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      Copper sulfide; ionic liquids; nanomaterials; semiconductors.

    • Abstract


      A facile, ionic liquid-assisted route was developed to synthesize hierarchical CuS flower-like submicrospheres at 80°C for 24 h. The method was based on a reaction between CuCl2 and thioacetamide (TAA) in aqueous solution with using ionic liquid 1-𝑛-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([BMIM]Cl) as an assisted agent. The chemical composition, morphology and size of CuS product were characterized by XRD, SEM and TEM. The result shows that the as-prepared CuS consists of flowery spheres with a diameter of 0.6 ∼ 1.0 𝜇m, and these submicrospheres are, in fact, built by numerous nanoflakes with a thickness of 10 ∼ 20 nm. The optical property of CuS product was examined by UV-Vis. In general, we suggested an ecologically and environmentally friendly route for the syntheses of hierarchical metal chalcogenides structures in this paper.

    • Author Affiliations


      Lihua Wang1 Chao Xu1 Dingbing Zou1 Hao Luo1 Taokai Ying2

      1. College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, PR China
      2. Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, PR China
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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