Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Novel MoS2 Nanoflowers Directed by Ionic Liquid
MoS2 with rose-like morphology have been successfully synthesized using by an ionic liquid-directed hydrothermal synthesis. XRD results showed that the as-prepared MoS2 directed by ionic liquid Brij56 have the good peaks. SEM images revealed that the MoS2 nanoflowers had rose-like morphology composed of many stacked sheets. TEM images showed that MoS2 nanoflowers have incompactly petal-like stacked structure. These results showed that ionic liquid Brij56 could effectively influence the morphology of MoS2. Ionic liquid played a crucial role as a structure-directed reagent in the formation of MoS2 nanoflowers and the possible growth mechanism of MoS2 nanoflowers was also discussed.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
B. Dong et al., "Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Novel MoS2 Nanoflowers Directed by Ionic Liquid", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 785-789, 2011