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Molybdenum Sulfide

CAS 1317-33-5

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
MoS2 1317-33-5 24854060 14823 MFCD00003470 215-263-9 bis(sulfanylidene)molybdenum N/A [Mo].S InChI=1S/Mo.

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
MoS2 160.07 black solid 1,185° C
(2,165° F)
N/A 5.06 g/cm3 161.849549 161.849549 0 Safety Data Sheet

Sulfide IonMolybdenum Sulfide or Molybdenum Disulfide is a moderately water and acid soluble Molybdenum source for uses compatible with sulfates. Sulfate compounds are salts or esters of sulfuric acid formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal. Most metal sulfate compounds are readily soluble in water for uses such as water treatment, unlike fluorides and oxides which tend to be insoluble. Organometallic forms are soluble in organic solutions and sometimes in both aqueous and organic solutions. Metallic ions can also be dispersed utilizing suspended or coated nanoparticles () and deposited utilizing sputtering targets and evaporation materials for uses such as solar energy materials and fuel cells. Molybdenum Sulfide is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopeia/British Pharmacopeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Molybdenum (Mo) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolMolybdenum (atomic symbol: Mo, atomic number: 42) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 95.96. Molybdenum Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of molybdenum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 13, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d5 5s1. The molybdenum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. In its elemental form, molybdenum has a gray metallic appearance. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm in 1778 and first isolated by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1781. Molybdenum is the 54th most abundant element in the earth's crust.Elemental Molybdenum It has the third highest melting point of any element, exceeded only by tungsten and tantalum. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal, it is found in various oxidation states in minerals. The primary commercial source of molybdenum is molybdenite, although it is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining. The origin of the name Molybdenum comes from the Greek word molubdos meaning lead. For more information on molybdenum, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of molybdenum products, visit the Molybdenum element page.

Sulfur Bohr ModelSulfur (S) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSulfur or Sulphur (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. The number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound. For more information on sulfur, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of sulfur products, visit the Sulfur element page.

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Molybdenum(IV) sulfide, Molybdenite, Molykote, hydrogen sulfide; molybdenum, Molybdenum disulphide, Molykote, bis(sulfanylidene)molybdenum, Molysulfide, Nichimoly C, Sumipowder PA, Molykote Z, disulfanylidene molybdenum, dithioxomolybdenum, molybdenum disulfide

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Molybdenum

  • Lignin-assisted exfoliation of molybdenum disulfide in aqueous media and its application in lithium ion batteries.. Liu W, Zhao C, Zhou R, Zhou D, Liu Z, Lu X.. Nanoscale. 2015 May 21
  • Interplay between Organic-Organometallic Electrophores within Bis(cyclopentadienyl)Molybdenum Dithiolene Tetrathiafulvalene Complexes.. Bellec N, Vacher A, Barrière F, Xu Z, Roisnel T, Lorcy D.. Inorg Chem. 2015 May 18
  • 2D Materials: The Influence of Water on the Optical Properties of Single-Layer Molybdenum Disulfide (Adv. Mater. 17/2015).. Varghese JO, Agbo P, Sutherland AM, Brar VW, Rossman GR, Gray HB, Heath JR.. Adv Mater. 2015 May
  • Basal-Plane Functionalization of Chemically Exfoliated Molybdenum Disulfide by Diazonium Salts.. Knirsch KC, Berner NC, Nerl HC, Cucinotta CS, Gholamvand Z, McEvoy N, Wang Z, Abramovic I, Vecera P, Halik M, Sanvito S, Duesberg GS, Nicolosi V, Hauke F, Hirsch A, Coleman JN, Backes C.. ACS Nano. 2015 May 20.
  • Oscillatory motion in layered materials: graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide. Ye Z, Otero-de-la-Roza A, Johnson ER, Martini A. Nanotechnology. 2015 Apr 24: Nanotechnology
  • Towards Barrier Free Contact to Molybdenum Disulfide using Graphene Electrodes. Liu Y, Wu H, Cheng HC, Yang S, Zhu E, He Q, Ding M, Li D, Guo J, Weiss N, Huang Y, Duan X. Nano Lett. 2015 Apr 16. : Nano Lett
  • Synthesis of nanostructured clean surface molybdenum carbides on graphene sheets as efficient and stable hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts. He C, Tao J. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Apr 16. : Chem Commun (Camb)
  • Synthesis of Waste Cooking Oil Based Biodiesel via Ferric-Manganese Promoted Molybdenum Oxide / Zirconia Nanoparticle Solid acid Catalyst: Influence of Ferric and Manganese Dopants. Alhassan FH, Rashid U, Taufiq-Yap YH. J Oleo Sci. 2015 Apr 6. : J Oleo Sci
  • Fate and Transport of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanomaterials in Sand Columns. Lanphere JD, Luth CJ, Guiney LM, Mansukhani ND, Hersam MC, Walker SL. Environ Eng Sci. 2015 Feb 1
  • Porous molybdenum carbide nano-octahedrons synthesized via confined carburization in metal-organic frameworks for efficient hydrogen production. Wu HB, Xia BY, Yu L, Yu XY, Lou XW. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 11

Recent Research & Development for Sulfides

  • Development of the Transferable Potentials for Phase Equilibria Model for Hydrogen Sulfide.. Shah MS, Tsapatsis M, Siepmann JI.. J Phys Chem B. 2015 May 18.
  • 8-Mercapto-Cyclic GMP Mediates Hydrogen Sulfide-Induced Stomatal Closure in Arabidopsis.. Honda K, Yamada N, Yoshida R, Ihara H, Sawa T, Akaike T, Iwai S.. Plant Cell Physiol. 2015 May 14.
  • Microbial diversity and the implications of sulfide levels in an anaerobic reactor used to remove an anionic surfactant from laundry wastewater.. Delforno TP, Moura AG, Okada DY, Sakamoto IK, Varesche MB.. Bioresour Technol. 2015 May 20
  • A tetraphenylimidazole-based fluorescent probe for the detection of hydrogen sulfide and its application in living cells.. Gu B, Mi N, Zhang Y, Yin P, Li H, Yao S.. Anal Chim Acta. 2015 Jun 16
  • Hydrogen Sulfide-Based Anti-Inflammatory and Chemopreventive Therapies: An Experimental Approach.. Flannigan KL, Wallace JL.. Curr Pharm Des. 2015 May 13.
  • Formation of Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Thin Films from Colloidal Nanocrystal Dispersions via Aerosol-Jet Printing and Compaction.. Williams BA, Mahajan A, Smeaton MA, Holgate CS, Aydil ES, Francis LF.. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 May 19.
  • A highly efficient flexible dye-sensitized solar cell based on nickel sulfide/platinum/titanium counter electrode.. Yue G, Ma X, Zhang W, Li F, Wu J, Li G.. Nanoscale Res Lett. 2015 Jan 10
  • Facile assembly of oppositely charged silver sulfide nanoparticles into photoluminescent mesoporous nanospheres. Tan L, Liu S, Yang Q, Shen YM. Langmuir. 2015 Mar 15.
  • Cadmium sulfide quantum dots induce oxydative-stress and behavioural impairments in the marine clam Scrobicularia plana. Buffet PE, Zalouk-Vergnoux A, Poirier L, Lopes C, Risso-de Faverney C, Guibbolini M, Gilliland D, Perrein-Ettajani H, Valsami-Jones E, Mouneyrac C. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2015 Mar 13.
  • Hexametaphosphate-Capped Silica Mesoporous Nanoparticles Containing CuII Complexes for the Selective and Sensitive Optical Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide in Water. El Sayed S, Milani M, Licchelli M, Martínez-Máñez R, Sancenón F. Chemistry. 2015 Mar 10.