Chalcogenides: Advances in Research and Applications


Woodrow Phillips (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

In this compilation, the authors open with a discussion on the syntheses of a-hydroxyphosphonates and related derivatives by way of the Pudovik reaction, with special emphasis on green chemical implementations. Microwave-assisted and solvent-free catalytic procedures are also discussed in detail.

Following this, the full-potential linear augmented plane wave method within density functional theory is employed to investigate the structural, electronic and optical properties of beryllium chalcogenides via exchange-correlation energy within the local density approximation and the generalized gradient approximation.

This closing chapter deals with the utilization of metal chalcogenides in sensitized solar cells. Metal chalcogenides may take the form of sulphides, selenides and tellurides and have shown to be good light harvesters.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Green Syntheses of ɑ-Hydroxyphosphonates and ɑ-Aminophosphonates
(Zita Rádai, Nóra Zsuzsa Kiss and György Keglevich, Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 2. Beryllium Chalcogenides Compounds to Investigate the Optical Properties Using Full-Potential Linear Augmented Plane Wave
(Y. Al-Douri, Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Center (NANOCAT), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 3. Application of Metal Chalcogenides in Sensitized Solar Cells
(Muhammad Ammar Mingsukang, Nurul Najla Samsun Baharun, Abdul Kariem Arof, Centre for Ionics, University of Malaya, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


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