Solvent properties of hydrazine in the preparation of metal chalcogenide bulk materials and films.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A combination of unique solvent properties of hydrazine enables the direct dissolution of a range of metal chalcogenides at ambient temperature, rendering this an extraordinarily simple and soft synthetic approach to prepare new metal chalcogenide-based materials. The extended metal chalcogenide parent framework is broken up during this process, and the resulting metal chalcogenide building units are re-organized into network structures (from 0D to 3D) based upon their interactions with the hydrazine/hydrazinium moieties. This Perspective will review recent crystal and materials chemistry developments within this family of compounds and will briefly discuss the utility of this approach in metal chalcogenide thin-film deposition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yuan, M; Mitzi, DB

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 6078 - 6088

PubMed ID

  • 20449099

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1477-9234

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1477-9226

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/b900617f


  • eng