Ligand conjugation of chemically exfoliated MoS2

Stanley S. Chou, Mrinmoy De, Jaemyung Kim, Segi Byun, Conner Dykstra, Jin Yu, Jiaxing Huang*, Vinayak P. Dravid

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MoS2 is a two-dimensional material that is gaining prominence due to its unique electronic and chemical properties. Here, we demonstrate ligand conjugation of chemically exfoliated MoS2 using thiol chemistry. With this method, we modulate the ζ-potential and colloidal stability of MoS2 sheets through ligand designs, thus enabling its usage as a selective artificial protein receptor for β-galactosidase. The facile thiol functionalization route opens the door for surface modifications of solution processable MoS2 sheets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4584-4587
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 27 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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