Abstract

A method for producing organo metal chlorides directly from molten metal. The organo metal chlorides are formed by contacting an organo chloride directly with a metal melt. The preferred method includes the use of indium as the metal and methyl chloride as the organo chloride. The direct contact of the methyl chloride with the indium metal results in the production of dimethyl indium chloride or methyl indium dichloride depending on the contacting time and efficiency of the process. The resulting products are suitable for use as a precursor gas for chemical vapor deposition processes. Additionally, activator compounds such as oxides or halides are optionally added to the metal melt to enhance the reaction rate.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

556/1

Application Number

08/705913

Filing Date

August 1996

Patent Number

US5663390

Assignee(s)

Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.

Publication Date

9-2-1997

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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