Although known for over 100 years, complexes of the TMT ligand with transition metals have not, until now, been prepared in a predictable and controlled manner. In the present work, high yield, intentional syntheses of a series of transition metal-TMT combinations are reported. These are of the form M3(TMT)2·nH2O (M=Co (1), Cu (2), Cd(3)), M(HTMT)·nH2O (M=Co (4), Cu (5)) and M(H2TMT)2·nH2O (M=Co (6), Cu (7)). They are prepared by carefully controlling the pH of aqueous TMT solutions and metal to ligand stoichiometry. Serving to demonstrate that these transition metal-TMT complexes may be useful as materials precursors, nanoparticulate Greenockite (CdS) was formed by increasing the pH of a solution of 3.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Organometallic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 30 2001|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project was supported by the Office of Naval Research (N00014-00-1-0630), NSF-KY EPSCoR, and the EKU Institutional Research Program. The Chemical U.S. Travel Program (CHUST) administered through The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden provided a fellowship to E.A.W. to study at the University of Kentucky for the Summer of 2000.
- Cadmium sulfide
- Nanoparticulate metal sulfides
- TMT ligand
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry