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Metal–Organic Chemical Vapor Depostion Synthesis of Hollow Inorganic-Fullerene-Type MoS2 and MoSe2 Nanoparticles


  • This work was supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG/SFB 625).


Hollow, nested inorganic fullerene- type MoQ2 (Q = S, Se) nanoparticles (see Figure) are prepared in high yield and on a large scale from organometallic precursors. The MoQ2 nanoparticles are obtained by a gas-phase synthesis (using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition) from Mo(CO)6 and S/Se, followed by a subsequent annealing step.

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