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Diorganotin complexes of dithiocarbamates can act as single source precursors for the synthesis of SnS nanoparticles and thin films by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) (Pictures 1-3). 

The structures of precursors are determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) shows either single-step or double-step decomposition to SnS, depending on the type of precursor. The measured band gap of the films varies between 1.2 eV and 1.7 eV.



K. Ramasamy, V. L. Kuznetsov, K. Gopal, M. A. Malik, J. Raftery, P. P. Edwards, P. O’Brien. Organotin Dithiocarbamates: Single-Source Precursors for Tin Sulfide Thin Films by Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (AACVD). Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 266276