Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5682–5686 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of molybdenum disulfide micro-sized solid spheres

  • Danmei Wu
  • Xiaodong Zhou
  • Xun FuEmail author
  • Huaqiang Shi
  • Debao Wang
  • Zhengshui Hu


Mono-dispersed molybdenum disulfide solid spheres with the diameter of 0.5–2 μm have been successfully synthesized by a solvothermal method with a homemade quaternary ammonium salt of 2-undecyl-1-dithioureido-ethyl-imidazoline (SUDEI) as surfactant. The obtained solid spheres are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), respectively. The influences of reaction conditions are discussed while a mechanism is proposed to explain the formation of the peculiar morphology.


MoS2 Molybdenum Disulfide Polysulfide Quaternary Ammonium Salt Epichlorohydrin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danmei Wu
    • 1
  • Xiaodong Zhou
    • 1
  • Xun Fu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Huaqiang Shi
    • 1
  • Debao Wang
    • 1
  • Zhengshui Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Qingdao University of Science and TechnologyQingdao, ShandongP. R. China

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