Liu, Li (2019) Study on ultrasound-assisted liquid-phase exfoliation for preparing graphene-like molybdenum disulfide nanosheets Ultrasonics sonochemistry 63() 104923


Nanomaterials with graphene-like structures have many excellent properties different from bulk materials and have become one of the most popular international frontiers in recent years. In this paper, graphene-like molybdenum disulfide materials are prepared by ultrasonic exfoliation method assisted with 1-Dodecanethiol. Double solvent ultrasonic exfoliation is realized by introducing chloroform. In addition, the optimal preparation conditions for the preparation of graphene-based molybdenum disulfide are investigated from the aspects of ultrasonic processing time and volume ratio of 1-Dodecanethiol and chloroform. Ultrasonic cleaning instrument is used in the experiment, it's type is KQ3200E (40KHz, 150 W). Results show that the prepared graphene-like molybdenum disulfide has the highest concentration when the volume ratios of 1-Dodecanethiol and chloroform is 1:1 and ultrasonic processing time is 12 h. The dispersion of graphene-like molybdenum disulfide in low-boiling organic solvents, such as chloroform, tetrahydrofuran (THF), isopropanol (IPA), acetone, acetonitrile (CH3CN) and ethanol, is realized by solvent exchange method. Characterized by transmission electron microscopy, a relatively thin sheet material is obtained. In addition, the latest methods for preparing graphene-like molybdenum disulfide nanosheet are discussed in view of micromechanical exfoliation, lithium ion intercalation, chemical vapor deposition and chemical synthesis, the advantages and limitations of various preparation methods are compared, the applications of graphene-like molybdenum disulfide nanosheets are also investigated. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.