Synthesis and optical properties of sulfide nanoparticles prepared in dimethylsulfoxide

Yuebin Li, Lun Ma, Xing Zhang, Alan G. Joly, Zuli Liu, Wei Chen*

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Many methods have been reported for the formation of sulfide nanoparticles by the reaction of metallic salts with sulfide chemical sources in aqueous solutions or organic solvents. Here, we report the formation of sulfide nanoparticles in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) by boiling metallic salts without sulfide sources. The sulfide sources are generated from the boiling of DMSO and react with metallic salts to form sulfide nanoparticles. In this method DMSO functions as a solvent and a sulfide source as well as a stabilizer for the formation of the nanoparticles. The recipe is simple and economical making sulfide nanoparticles formed in this way readily available for many potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5646-5651
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Dimethylsulfoxide
  • Luminescence
  • Nanoparticles
  • Quantum dots
  • Sulfide
  • Synthesis


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