Volume 88 Issue 40 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 4, 2010

Ultrasound Makes Big Crystals Of Mercury Thiolates

Sonicating liquid mercury-alkanethiol mixtures leads to large, high-quality crystals of electronics chemicals
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN
Keywords: mercury thiolates, ultrasound

An international research team has devised a synthetic strategy that employs ultrasound to produce large, high-quality single crystals of mercury thiolate (HgSR2), where R = alkane (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja1056449). Mercury thiolates not only have uses in organic electronics, but they are also an interesting chemical illustration of the strong attraction between mercury and sulfur-bearing thiols. Methods typically . . .

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