Entrapment and stabilization of cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanoclusters formed inside propylthiol functionalized MCM-41 mesoporous materials

Anirban Ghosh, Chitta Ranjan Patra, Priyabrata Mukherjee, Murali Sastry, Rajiv Kumar

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Cadmium sulphide nanoparticles were stabilized within the mesopores of thiol functionalized mesoporous MCM-41 by treatment with aqueous Cd2+ ions to form molecularly dispersed Cd(II) species within the pores, followed by addition of S2- ions to the system to form the CdS nanoparticles and their simultaneous entrapment. These SH-MCM-41 and nano-CdS-SH-MCM-41 hybrid materials were characterized by XRD, UV-Vis spectroscopy, EDX, TG-DTA and N2 adsorption measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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