Nickel(II) complexes of N -(dialkylcarbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide as single-source precursors for the deposition of nanostructured nickel sulfide thin films by chemical vapor deposition

Sohail Saeed, Naghmana Rashid, Mohammad Azad Malik, Paul Obrien, Wing Tak Wong

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Nickel(II) complexes of N-(di-alkyl-carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide (alkyl = ethyl or n-propyl) have been synthesized and characterized by infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. The structures of bis[N-(diethylcarbamothioyl)-4- nitrobenzamide]nickel(II) (2a) and bis[N-(dipropylcarbamothioyl)-4- nitrobenzamide]nickel(II) (2b) have been determined by X-ray crystallography. FTIR and NMR of the nickel complexes showed the absence of the N-H proton resonance and the N-H stretch and shift of ν C=O and ν C=S as expected. Both complexes have been used as single-source precursors for the deposition of nickel sulfide nanostructured thin films by aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition. The nanostructured thin films were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, and atomic force microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2788-2801
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • cis -Configuration
  • Crystal structure
  • Nickel complexes
  • SEM
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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