Two-dimensional inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductors composed of double-layered ZnS and monoamines with aromatic and heterocyclic aliphatic rings: Syntheses, structures, and properties

Sujing Wang, Jing Li

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As an addition to the II-VI based inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductor family, five new two-dimensional (2D) double-layered structures have been synthesized employing monoamines with different aromatic or heterocyclic aliphatic rings. Zn2S2(bza) (1), Zn2S2(mbza) (2), Zn2S2(fbza) (3), Zn2S2(pca) (4), and Zn2S2(thfa) (5) (bza=benzylamine, mbza=4-methoxybenzylamine, fbza=4-flurobenzylamine, pca=3-picolylamine, and thfa=tetrahydrofurfurylamine) are prepared by solvothermal reactions and characterized by different analytical methods, including powder X-ray diffraction, optical diffuse reflection, thermogravimetric analysis and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The powder X-ray diffraction patterns show that all five compounds adopt 2D double-layered structures. Optical diffuse reflectance spectra of these compounds suggest that they have notably lower band gaps than those of the similar compounds composed of aliphatic alkyl amines. Their photoluminescence properties and thermal stability are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-44
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - Mar 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • 2D double-layered structure
  • Aromatic
  • Band gap
  • Heterocyclic
  • II-VI
  • Inorganic-organic hybrid material
  • Semiconductor

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