Taking bismuthinite to bismuth sulfide nanorods in two easy steps

Dimuthu Senevirathna, Victoria Blair, Melissa Werrett, Philip Andrews

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The transformation of mineral bismuthinite, to Bi2S3 nanoparticles, via a simple two-step process is described. The reaction of bismuthinite with two aryldithoic acids gave the complexes; [Bi(S2C(C6H4)-4-CH3)3] and [Bi(S2C(C6H4)-4-OCH3)3]. Mild solution decomposition (120 °C) of these bismuth aryldithioates produced crystalline Bi2S3 nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4998-5000
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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