Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Quaternary Thioaluminogermanates

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Title:
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Quaternary Thioaluminogermanates
Authors:
Al-Bloushi, Mohammed
Abstract:
Metal chalcogenides form an important class of inorganic materials, which include several technologically important applications. The design of metal chlcogenides is of technological interest and has encouraged recent research into moderate temperature solid-state synthetic methods for the single crystal growth of new materials. The aim of this project is the investigation and development of synthetic methodology for the synthesis of novel metal chlcogenides. The new inorganic compounds of the type “M(AlS2)(GeS2)” (M = Na and K) are new metal-chalcogenides, synthesized by the classical solid state approach. The characterization of these compounds was carried out by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS), Infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy. These theses study the synthesis of metal chalcogenides through the use of standard chemical techniques. The systematic studies demonstrate the effect of the reactants ratio and reaction temperature on the synthesis and growth of the single crystals. Metal chalcogenides have several potential applications in gas separation, ion exchange, environmental remediation, and energy storage. Especially, the ion exchange materials have found possible applications in waste-water treatment, water softening, metal separation, and production of high purity water.
Advisors:
Rothenberger, Alexander
Committee Member:
Bakr, Osman M.; Beaujuge, Pierre M.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Program:
Chemical Sciences
Issue Date:
May-2013
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Theses; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorRothenberger, Alexanderen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Bloushi, Mohammeden
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-03T18:12:04Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-03T18:12:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/293347en
dc.description.abstractMetal chalcogenides form an important class of inorganic materials, which include several technologically important applications. The design of metal chlcogenides is of technological interest and has encouraged recent research into moderate temperature solid-state synthetic methods for the single crystal growth of new materials. The aim of this project is the investigation and development of synthetic methodology for the synthesis of novel metal chlcogenides. The new inorganic compounds of the type “M(AlS2)(GeS2)” (M = Na and K) are new metal-chalcogenides, synthesized by the classical solid state approach. The characterization of these compounds was carried out by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS), Infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy. These theses study the synthesis of metal chalcogenides through the use of standard chemical techniques. The systematic studies demonstrate the effect of the reactants ratio and reaction temperature on the synthesis and growth of the single crystals. Metal chalcogenides have several potential applications in gas separation, ion exchange, environmental remediation, and energy storage. Especially, the ion exchange materials have found possible applications in waste-water treatment, water softening, metal separation, and production of high purity water.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectAluminumen
dc.subjectChalcogenidesen
dc.subjectCrystal Structureen
dc.subjectGermaniumen
dc.titleSynthesis and Characterization of Novel Quaternary Thioaluminogermanatesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberBakr, Osman M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBeaujuge, Pierre M.en
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id117766en
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