Reactive flux syntheses at low and high temperatures

J. A. Cody*, M. F. Mansuetto, S. Chien, J. A. Ibers

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This paper reviews the reactive flux method for the synthesis of ternary and quaternary metal polychalcogenides, starting with the early synthesis of K4Ti3S14 and Na2Ti2Se8. It is shown that a variety of interesting solid-state metal chalcogenides, many of which show low dimensionality, may be synthesized over a range of temperatures. Compounds discussed include K4Hf3Te17 and Cs4Zr3Te16, the series Cu3NbSe4, KCu2NbSe4, K2CuNbSe4, and K3NbSe4, KCuMQ3 and NaCuMQ3 (M = Ti, Zr, Hf; Q = S, Se, Te), Cs0.68CuTiTe4, and CsTiUTe5. The unusual structural features of some of these newly synthesized compounds are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the International Symposium on Soft Chemistry Routes to New Materials - Nantes, Fr
Duration: Sep 6 1993Sep 10 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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