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Kh. Ben Brahim

Bio: Kh. Ben Brahim is an academic researcher from University of Sfax. The author has contributed to research in topics: Thermal analysis & Materials science. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 2 publications receiving 22 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, a new organic-inorganic hybrid material, tetrapropylammonium tetrachloferrate, has been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, vibrational and impedance spectroscopies.

18 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the tetraethylammonium tetrachloroferrate (C2H5)4N]FeCl4 was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, thermal analysis, and impedance and vibrational spectroscopy.
Abstract: The compound, tetraethylammonium tetrachloroferrate [(C2H5)4N]FeCl4, was prepared by slow evaporation at room temperature. It was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, thermal analysis, and impedance and vibrational spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction data confirmed formation of a single phase material which crystallized at room temperature in the hexagonal system (P63mc space group). DSC showed the existence of two phase transitions at 413 K and 430 K. Electrical conductivity was measured in the temperature and frequency ranges of 390 K to 440 K and 40 Hz to 110 MHz, respectively. Nyquist plots revealed the existence of grains and grain boundaries that were fitted to an equivalent circuit. AC conductivity plots were analyzed by Jonscher's power law. Variations in the “s” values indicated that CBH models describe the conduction mechanism in regions I and II. Temperature dependence of Raman spectra showed that the most important changes were observed in the cationic parts ([(C2H5)4N]+). The activation energy value obtained from the line width decreased which indicated an order–disorder model.

17 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a new organic-inorganic hybrid material, tetrapropylammonium tetrachloferrate, has been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, vibrational and impedance spectroscopies.

18 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, two new hybrid single crystals having the general formula [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]2MIICl4 with MII=Co (1) and Mn (2) have been synthetised by the slow evaporation process in aqueous solutions.

9 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a hybrid organic-inorganic hybrid compound, [N(CH3)3H]2CdCl4 (1), was successfully synthesized by slow evaporation at room temperature X-ray powder diffraction.

8 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the [(C2H5)4N]FeCl4 compound was successfully synthesized using a slow evaporation solution growth method at room temperature, and an optical absorption measurement confirmed the semiconductor nature with a band gap around 2.95 eV.
Abstract: The alkylammonium halogenoferrate families are subjected to diverse studies according to their wide field application. However, these compounds show various transitions depending on the preparation process. In this paper, the [(C2H5)4N]FeCl4 compound was successfully synthesized using a slow evaporation solution growth method at room temperature. An optical absorption measurement confirms the semiconductor nature with a band gap around 2.95 eV. The X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) data confirmed the formation of a single-phase with hexagonal-type structure. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) indicated that the [(C2H5)4N]FeCl4 compound undergoes eight reversible phase transitions between 193 and 443 K. At high temperature (T > 423 K) the plastic nature of the crystals was confirmed. Temperature-controlled X-ray diffraction reveals that the thermal expansion of the crystal structure is non homothetic in the (a,b) plane and along the c axis. The temperature dependence of the Raman spectra up to 443 K revealed specific reorientations and molecular displacements of the organic and inorganic components associated with the phase transitions. We aim to thermally stabilize the [(C2H5)4N]FeCl4 compound which has a band gap suitable for photocatalytic processes.

5 citations