C N R Rao
Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences
Volume 88 Issue 6 December 1979 pp 393-399 Inorganic and Analytical
The nature of coordination in metal monothiocarbamates is shown to depend on the hardness or softness of the metal ton. Thus, the monothiocarbamate ion acts as a monodentate ligand with metal-sulphur bending when the metal ion is a soft acid while it acts as a bidentate ligand when the metal ion is a hard acid; it can exhibit either behaviour when the metal ion is a borderline acid. In dialkyltin and dialkylmonocholorotin complexes, the monothiocarbamate ion acts as a bidentate ligand with strong Sn-S bonding while in trialkyl-or triaryl-tin complexes it acts essentially as a monodentate ligand. Thus, R3Sn(I) seems to be a soft or borderline acid while R2Sn(II) is a hard acid.
Volume 90 Issue 3 June 1981 pp 153-214 Physical and Theoretical
After briefly reviewing the theory and instrumentation, results from a variety of experiments carried out by the authors on the photoacoustic spectroscopy of solids and surfaces by employing an indigenous spectrometer are discussed in the light of the recent literature. Some of the important findings discussed are, phase angle spectroscopy, anomalous behaviour of monolayers, unusual frequency dependence in small cell volumes, spectra of a variety of solids including amorphous arsenic chalcogenides, photoacoustic detection of phase transitions and determination of surface areas and surface acidities of oxides. Recent developments such as piezoelectric photoacoustic spectroscopy, depth profiling and subsurface imaging are also presented.
Volume 92 Issue 4-5 August 1983 pp 527-542 Crystallography
X-ray absorpion near edge structure (
Volume 93 Issue 3 April 1984 pp 321-334 Solid Statet Chemistry and Surface Chemistry
A detailed investigation of sulphided Co/Mo/Al2O3 catalysts, their oxide precursors and several model oxides and sulphides of cobalt and molybdenum has been carried out using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and x-ray absorption spectroscopy (
Volume 93 Issue 3 April 1984 pp 335-355 Solid Statet Chemistry and Surface Chemistry
Results of investigations on the adsorption of CO and
Volume 94 Issue 1 March 1985 pp 181-199
Volume 95 Issue 1-2 July 1985 pp 1-
Volume 96 Issue 1-2 January 1986 pp 115-120 Rapid Communication
Volume 97 Issue 3-4 October 1986 pp 219-219
Volume 97 Issue 5-6 December 1986 pp 631-633 Rapid Communication
Quasi two-dimensional copper oxides derived from La1·8Sr0·2CuO4 by substitution of La, Sr or Cu show high
Volume 100 Issue 2-3 April 1988 pp 79-79
Volume 103 Issue 5 October 1991 pp 685-689 Rapid Communication
Buckminsterfullerene, obtained in good yields at high rates by a suitably designed generator, has been characterized by electron microscopy and in terms of an approximate energy level diagram; C60 undergoes four reversible one-electron reductions giving rise to anionic species and interacts with tetrathiafulvalene to form a charge-transfer complex in the ground state.
Volume 112 Issue 2 April 2000 pp 83-95
The design and fabrication of a Smalley-type cluster source in combination with a reflectron based time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer are reported. The generation of clusters is based on supersonic jet expansion of the sampling plume. Sample cells for both liquid and solid targets developed for this purpose are described. Two pulsed Nd-YAG lasers are used in tandem, one (532 nm) for target vapourization and the other (355 nm) for cluster ionization. Methanol clusters of nuclearity up to 14 (mass 500 amu) were produced from liquid methanol as the test sample. The clusters were detected with a mass resolution of ∼ 2500 in the R-TOF geometry. Carbon clusters up to a nuclearity of 28 were obtained using a polyimide target. The utility of the instrument is demonstrated by carrying out experiments to generate mixed clusters from alcohol mixtures.
Volume 112 Issue 3 June 2000 pp 376-376
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Volume 112 Issue 3 June 2000 pp 414-414
Volume 113 Issue 5-6 October 2001 pp 363-374
Careful investigations of open-framework metal phosphates reveal that the formation of these complex architectures is likely to involve a process wherein one-dimensional ladders or chains, and possibly zero-dimensional monomers, transform to higher dimensional structures. The one-dimensional ladder appears to be the primary building unit of these structures. At one stage of the building-up process, spontaneous self-assembly of a low-dimensional structure such as the ladder seems to occur, followed by crystallization of a two-or three-dimensional structure. Accordingly, many of the higher dimensional structures retain the structural features of the 1D structure, indicating the occurrence of self-assembly. These findings mark the beginnings of our understanding of complex supramolecular inorganic materials.
Volume 113 Issue 5-6 October 2001 pp 375-392
Synthesis and characterization of nanotubes and nanowires constitute an important part of nanoscience since these materials are essential building units for several devices. We have prepared aligned carbon nanotube bundles and Y-junction nanotubes by the pyrolysis of appropriate organic precursors. The aligned bundles are useful for field emission display while the Y-junction nanotubes are likely to be useful as nanochips since they exhibit diode properties at the junction. By making use of carbon nanotubes, nanowires of metals, metal oxides and GaN have been obtained. Both the oxide and GaN nanowires are single crystalline. Gold nanowires exhibit plasmon bands varying markedly with the aspect ratio. GaN nanowires show excellent photoluminescence characteristics. It has been possible to synthesise nanotubes and nanowires of metal chalcogenides by employing different strategies.
Volume 118 Issue 1 January 2006 pp 9-14
Pyrolysis of thiophene over nickel nanoparticles dispersed on silica is shown to yield Y-junction carbon nanotubes with smaller diameters than those obtained by the pyrolysis of organometallic-thiophene mixtures. In the presence of water vapour, the pyrolysis of organometallic-hydrocarbon mixtures yields single-walled nanotubes, as well as relatively narrow-diameter carbon nanotubes with Y-junctions. Pyrolysis of organometallic-hydrocarbon mixtures, in the absence of water vapour, only gives nanotubes with T- and Y-junctions.
Volume 120 Issue 1 January 2008 pp 9-13
Graphenes prepared by three different methods have been investigated as electrode materials in electrochemical supercapacitors. The samples prepared by exfoliation of graphitic oxide and by the transformation of nanodiamond exhibit high specific capacitance in aq. H2SO4, the value reaching up to 117 F/g. By using an ionic liquid, the operating voltage has been extended to 3.5 V (instead of 1 V in the case of aq. H2SO4), the specific capacitance and energy density being 75 F/g and 31.9 Wh kg-1 respectively. This value of the energy density is one of the highest values reported to date. The performance characteristics of the graphenes which are directly related to the quality, in terms of the number of layers and the surface area, are superior to that of single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
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