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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry