Room temperature route to phosphorus nitride hollow spheres

Luyang Chen, Yunle Gu, Liang Shi, Zeheng Yang, Jianhua Ma, Yitai Qian

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    Amorphous phosphorus nitride (P3N5) hollow spheres were synthesized via reacting PCl3 with NaNH2 at room temperature. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed the hollow spheres with a diameter of 80-150 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) were used to determine the molar ratio of 1:1.60 for P:N. The optical properties of the as-prepared P3N5 were investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)643-645
    Number of pages3
    JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Phosphorus nitride
    • X-ray powder diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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