Covalent Bisfunctionalization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide

Chen X, Bartlam C, Lloret Segura VJ, Moses Badlyan N, Wolff S, Gillen R, Stimpel-Lindner T, Maultzsch J, Duesberg GS, Knirsch K, Hirsch A (2021)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


Pages Range: 2-11

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202103353


Covalent functionalization of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (2D MoS2) holds great promise in developing robust organic-MoS2 hybrid structures. Herein, for the first time, we demonstrate an approach to building up a bisfunctionalized MoS2 hybrid structure through successively reacting activated MoS2 with alkyl iodide and aryl diazonium salts. This approach can be utilized to modify both colloidal and substrate supported MoS2 nanosheets. We have discovered that compared to the adducts formed through the reactions of MoS2 with diazonium salts, those formed through the reactions of MoS2 with alkyl iodides display higher reactivity towards further reactions with electrophiles. We are convinced that our systematic study on the formation and reactivity of covalently functionalized MoS2 hybrids will provide some practical guidance on multi-angle tailoring of the properties of 2D MoS2 for various potential applications.

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Chen, X., Bartlam, C., Lloret Segura, V.J., Moses Badlyan, N., Wolff, S., Gillen, R.,... Hirsch, A. (2021). Covalent Bisfunctionalization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2-11.


Chen, Xin, et al. "Covalent Bisfunctionalization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide." Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2021): 2-11.

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