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Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)

Single-Step Exfoliation and Covalent Functionalization of MoS2 Nanosheets by an Organosulfur Reaction.


PMID 26367390

Abstract

A simple approach to exfoliate and functionalize MoS2 in a single-step is described, which combines the dispersion of MoS2 in polybutadiene solution and ultrasonication processes. The great advantage of this process is that a colloidal stability of MoS2 in nonpolar solvent is achieved by chemically bonding polybutadiene on the perimeter edge sites of MoS2 sheets. In addition, elastomeric nanocomposite has been prepared with singular mechanical properties using functionalized MoS2 as nanofiller in a polybutadiene matrix with a subsequent vulcanization reaction.