Iron phosphide nanostructures produced from a single-source organometallic precursor: Nanorods, bundles, crosses, and spherulites

Anna T. Kelly, Irene Rusakova, Teyeb Ould-Ely, Cristina Hofmann, Andreas Lüttge, Kenton H. Whitmire

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Abstract

Single-source molecular precursors were found to produce iron phosphide materials. In a surfactant system of trioctylamine and oleic acid, H 2Fe3(CO)9PtBu reacted to form Fe4(CO)12(PtBu)2, which decomposed to give Fe2P nanorods and "bundles." Control of the morphology obtained was possible by varying the surfactant system; addition of increasing amounts of oleic acid resulted in crystal splitting, while the addition of microliter amounts of an alkane enhanced the crystal splitting to give sheaflike structures. The different morphologies seen were attributed to imperfect crystal growth mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2920-2925
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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