Preparation and characterization of CdS nanoparticles by ultrasonic irradiation

G.Z. Wang, Wei Chen, C.H. Liang, Y.W. Wang, G.W. Meng, L.D. Zhang

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Cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles of about 3 nm in diameter have been prepared by the sonochemical reduction of a mixed solution of cadmium chloride (CDCl2), sodium thiosulfate (Na2S2O3) and isopropyl alcohol ((CH3)2CHOH) in Ar atmosphere at room temperature. The CdS nanoparticles were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The formation mechanism of CdS nanoparticles is also discussed together with the optical absorption spectroscopy analysis. The method presented here can be used for the preparation of other sulfide nanoparticles. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • CdS
  • Formation mechanism
  • Nanoparticles
  • Sonochemical reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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