Molecular level synthesis of InFeO3 and InFeO3/Fe2O3 nanocomposites
2021-03-12 | Tomáš Duchoň
Besides exhibiting intriguing magnetic ordering, InFeO3 is a promising candidate for water-splitting photoelectrodes. In our recent paper published in Inorganic Chemistry, we report on the synthesis and characterization of three new heterometallic In–Fe alkoxides serving as efficient precursors for the formation of InFeO3 ceramics via thermal decomposition. The alkoxides—[InFe(OtBu)4(PyTFP)2], [InFe2(OneoPen)9(Py)], and [InFe3(OneoPen)12]—provide molecular access to single-phase InFeO3 or to InFeO3/Fe2O3 nanocomposites depending on the cation stoichiometry, opening a chemically robust and scalable route to the materials.