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|Molar mass||253.8092 g/mol|
|Appearance||dark grey odorless powder|
|Melting point||1,100 °C (2,010 °F; 1,370 K) (decomposes)|
|Solubility||insoluble in aqua regia|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Rhodium oxide can be produced via several routes:
- Treating RhCl3 with oxygen at high temperatures.
- Rh metal powder is fused with potassium hydrogen sulfate. Adding sodium hydroxide results in hydrated rhodium oxide, which upon heating converts to Rh2O3.
- Rhodium oxide thin films can be produced by exposing Rh layer to oxygen plasma.
- Nanoparticles can be produced by the hydrothermal synthesis.
Rhodium oxide films are transparent and conductive, like indium tin oxide (ITO) - the common transparent electrode, but Rh2O3 has 0.2 eV lower work function than ITO. Consequently, deposition of rhodium oxide on ITO improves the carrier injection from ITO thereby improving the electrical properties of organic light-emitting diodes.
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