One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of MoS2 Nano-Flowers with High Surface Area and Crystalline
One-step and controlled pH hydrothermal synthesis of transition metal disulfide using double molybdenum sources to synthesize MoS2 nano-flowers at low temperature was first reported. Anhydrous molybdenum pentachloride (MoCl5) and four sulfur ammonium molybdate ((NH4) 6Mo7O24•4H2O) were the molybdenum source and CS (NH2) 2 was the sulfur source. Through hydrothermal method, MoS2 was obtained at 180 °C. The pH value of system was controlled by adjusting the molar ratio of MoCl5 and (NH4) 6Mo7O24•4H2O. The products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), surface area (BET) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results show that the products were hexagonal MoS2 with a high crystalline and flower-like structure consisted of small particles. The thickness of petals is a few to tens of nanometers. By changing the molar ratio of molybdenum sources, the resultant phase from the mixed phase transited to the pure phase and the purity of synthetic MoS2 crystal increaseed.
Chunliang Zhang and Liangchi Zhang
Y. J. Li et al., "One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of MoS2 Nano-Flowers with High Surface Area and Crystalline", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 531-532, pp. 508-511, 2013