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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Neeraj
dc.contributor.authorFosso-Kankeu, Elvis
dc.contributor.authorRay, Suprakas Sinha
dc.identifier.citationKumar, N. et al. 2019. Achieving controllable MoS2 nanostructures with increased interlayer spacing for efficient removal of Pb(II) from aquatic systems. ACS applied materials and interfaces, 11(21):19141-19155. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1944-8252 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe development of new synthesis approaches for MoS2 is necessary to achieve controlled morphologies and unique physicochemical properties that can improve its efficiency in particular applications. Herein, a facile one-step hydrothermal route is proposed to prepare controllable MoS2 micro/nanostructures with an increased interlayer using sodium diethyldithiocarbamate trihydrate as the new S source at different pH values. To investigate the morphology, chemical composition, and structure of the MoS2 micro/nanostructures, various characterization techniques were used. The obtained microrods, microspheres, and microrods with hairlike structures (denoted as MoS2-N-H) were composed of MoS2 nanosheets with increased interlayer spacing (∼1.0 nm) and utilized for the removal of Pb(II) from aquatic systems. Among the structures, MoS2-N-H demonstrated the highest adsorption capacity (303.04 mg/g) for Pb(II) due to the existence of −S/–C/–N/–O-comprised functional groups on its surface, which led to strong Pb–S complexation and electrostatic attractions. The uptake of Pb(II) onto MoS2-N-H followed pseudo-second-order kinetics and Freundlich isotherm. To evaluate its practical applicability, the adsorbent was employed in real mine water analysis; it was found that MoS2-N-H could adsorb almost 100% of the Pb(II) ions in the presence of various coexisting ions. Additionally, after Pb(II) adsorption, MoS2-N-H was transformed into PbMoO4-xSx spindlelike nanostructures, which were further used for photodegradation of an antibiotic, viz., ciprofloxacin (CIP), to avoid secondary environment waste. Thus, this investigation provides an effective one-pot approach to fabricate controllable MoS2 micro/nanostructures with increased interlayer spacing for water treatment. The utility of these nanostructures in related supercapacitor/battery applications may also be envisaged because of their unique structural propertiesen_US
dc.subjectMoS2 nanostructureen_US
dc.subjectWater purificationen_US
dc.subjectLead adsorptionen_US
dc.subjectSecondary wasteen_US
dc.titleAchieving controllable MoS2 nanostructures with increased interlayer spacing for efficient removal of Pb(II) from aquatic systemsen_US
dc.contributor.researchID24838616 - Fosso-Kankeu, Elvis

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