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Synthesis and Characterization of a New Tiara Pd(II) Thiolate Complex, [Pd(SC12H25)2]6, and Its Solution-Phase Thermolysis to Prepare Nearly Monodisperse Palladium Sulfide Nanoparticles

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posted on 2007-04-02, 00:00 authored by Zhiqiang Yang, Alexander B. Smetana, Christopher M. Sorensen, Kenneth J. Klabunde
A new tiara Pd(II) thiolate complex, [Pd(SC12H25)2]6, has been synthesized and fully characterized by X-ray single crystal analysis, elemental analysis, MALDI, 1H NMR, powder XRD, IR, Raman, and UV/vis. It was found that, in each complex cluster, the six palladium atoms form a nearly planar hexagonal ring and the adjacent palladium atoms are bridged by sulfur atoms from both sides. Then the complex was further used as a single-source precursor to prepare nearly monodisperse palladium sulfide (PdS) nanoparticles through the high-temperature-induced decomposition in diphenyl ether. The obtained nanoparticles are 2.87 ± 0.51 nm in diameter and protected by a layer of thiolate species on the surface.