Preparation of anatase TiO2 thin films with (O iPr)2Ti(CH3COCHCONEt2)2 precursor by MOCVD

Byoung Jae Bae, Kwangyeol Lee, Won Seok Seo, Md Arzu Miah, Keun Chong Kim, Joon T. Park

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The reaction of titanium tetraisopropoxide with 2 equiv of N,N-diethyl acetoacetamide affords Ti(O'Pr)2(CH3COCHCONEt 2)2 (1) as colorless crystals in 80% yield. Compound 1 is characterized by spectroscopic (Mass and 1H/13C NMR) and microanalytical data. Molecular structure of 1 has been determined by a single crystal X-ray diffraction study, which reveals that it is a monomeric, cis-diisopropoxide and contains a six coordinate Ti(IV) atom with a cis(CONEt2), trans(COCH3) configuration (1a) in a distorted octahedral environment. Variable-temperature 1H NMR spectra of 1 indicate that it exists as an equilibrium mixture of cis,trans(1a) and cis,cis(1b) isomers in a 0.57:0.43 ratio at -20°C in toluene-d8 solution. Thermal properties of 1 as a MOCVD precursor for titanium dioxide films have been evaluated by thermal gravimetric analysis and vapor pressure measurement. Thin films of pure anatase titanium dioxide (after annealing above 500 °C under oxygen) have been grown on Si(100) with precursor 1 in the substrate temperature range of 350-500 °C using a bubbler-based MOCVD method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1661-1666
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 20


  • Thin films
  • Ti precursor
  • Titanium dioxide (TiO)
  • β-Keto amide ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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