This communication reports rapid, efficient syntheses of the zirconium-organic metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) precursors Zr(acac)4 and Zr(dpm)4 (acac = acetylacetonate; dpm = dipivaloylmethanate) as well as a new, highly volatile, air- and moisture-stable Zr precursor based on a tetradentate Schiff-base ligand, Zr(tfacen)2 (tfacen = bis-trifluoroacetylacetone-ethylenediiminate). The improved one-step synthetic routes employ tetrakis(dimethylamido)zirconium as a common intermediate and represent a major advance over previous methods employing ZrCl4 or diketonate metathesis. Furthermore, Zr(tfacen)2 is shown to be an effective metal-organic precursor for the MOCVD-mediated growth of (100) oriented yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)