Chemically exfoliated MoS2 as near-infrared photothermal agents

Stanley S. Chou*, Bryan Kaehr, Jaemyung Kim, Brian M. Foley, Mrinmoy De, Patrick E. Hopkins, Jiaxing Huang, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Vinayak P. Dravid

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Two-dimensional bio-dynamite: Chemically exfoliated MoS2 (ceMoS2), a water-dispersible sheet-like material, is an efficient near-infrared (NIR) photothermal transducer. The superior bio-supramolecular properties of ceMoS2 and the ability of this material to destroy biomolecular targets through near-infrared (NIR) photothermal transduction were studied (see picture).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4160-4164
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 8 2013


  • dichalcogenides
  • molybdenum
  • organic-inorganic hybrid composites
  • photothermal therapy
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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