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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

  • Thin Films of Molybdenum Disulfide Doped with Chromium by Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (AACVD). David J. Lewis, Aleksander A. Tedstone, Xiang Li Zhong, et. al. Chem. Mater.: January 31, 2015
  • Effect of Nanostructure Building Formation on High Current Field Emission Properties in Individual Molybdenum Nanocones. Yan Shen, Ningsheng Xu, Shaozhi Deng, Shuai Tang, Yu Zhang, Fei Liu, and Jun Chen. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 27, 2015
  • Electrocatalytic Activity of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanosheets Enhanced by Self-Doped Polyaniline for Highly Sensitive and Synergistic Determination of Adenine and Guanine. Tao Yang, Ruirui Yang, Huaiyin Chen, Fuxin Nan, Tong Ge, and Kui Jiao. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 14, 2015
  • Combination of Redox-Active Ligand and Lewis Acid for Dioxygen Reduction with ?-Bound Molybdenum-Quinonoid Complexes. Justin T. Henthorn, Sibo Lin, and Theodor Agapie. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: January 10, 2015
  • Synthesis of 4-Quinolones via a Carbonylative Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Using Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl as a CO Source. Linda Åkerbladh, Patrik Nordeman, Matyas Wejdemar, Luke R. Odell, and Mats Larhed. J. Org. Chem.: January 9, 2015
  • Millisecond Laser Ablation of Molybdenum Target in Reactive Gas toward MoS2 Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles with Thermally Stable Photoresponse. Shu-Tao Song, Lan Cui, Jing Yang, and Xi-Wen Du. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 8, 2015
  • Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering of Molybdenum oxides and Sulfides. Rowena Thomas, Josh Kas, Pieter Glatzel, Mustafa Al Samarai, Frank M. F. de Groot, Roberto Alonso Mori, Matjaž Kavi, Matjaz Zitnik, Klemen Bucar, John J. Rehr, and Moniek Tromp. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 7, 2015
  • Sulfur Dioxide Activation: A Theoretical Investigation into Dual S-O Bond Cleavage by Three-Coordinate Molybdenum(III) Complexes. Robert Robinson, Jr., Kiana Khadem Abbasi, Alireza Ariafard, Robert Stranger, and Brian F. Yates. Inorg. Chem.: January 5, 2015
  • Synergistic Toughening of Graphene OxideMolybdenum Disulfide–Thermoplastic Polyurethane Ternary Artificial Nacre. Sijie Wan, Yuchen Li, Jingsong Peng, Han Hu, Qunfeng Cheng, and Lei Jiang. ACS Nano: January 5, 2015
  • Highly Selective Molybdenum ONO Pincer Complex Initiates the Living Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Strained Alkynes with Exceptionally Low Polydispersity Indices. Donatela E. Bellone, Justin Bours, Elisabeth H. Menke, and Felix R. Fischer. J. Am. Chem. Soc.: December 23, 2014

Recent Research & Development for Sulfides

  • Intermolecular Interaction in the Formaldehyde – Dimethyl Ether and Formaldehyde – Dimethyl Sulfide Complexes Investigated by Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculations. Yoshio Tatamitani, Yoshiyuki Kawashima, Yoshihiro Osamura, and Eizi Hirota. J. Phys. Chem. A: February 13, 2015
  • Pyridine-Biquinoline-Metal Complexes for Sensing Pyrophosphate and Hydrogen Sulfide in Aqueous Buffer and in Cells. Zijuan Hai, Yajie Bao, Qingqing Miao, Xiaoyi Yi, and Gaolin Liang. Anal. Chem.: February 12, 2015
  • Design of Lead Telluride Based Thermoelectric Materials through Incorporation of Lead Sulfide Inclusions or Ligand Stripping of Nano-Sized Building Blocks. Derak James, Xu Lu, Alexander Chi Nguyen, Donald T. Morelli, and Stephanie L. Brock. J. Phys. Chem. C: February 11, 2015
  • Reduction of Nitroaromatics Sorbed to Black Carbon by Direct Reaction with Sorbed Sulfides. Wenqing Xu, Joseph J. Pignatello, and William Armistead Mitch. Environ. Sci. Technol.: February 11, 2015
  • Classification of Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots by Size: Insights into the Particle Surface–Solvent Interaction of Colloids. Doris Segets, Christian Lutz, Kyoko Yamamoto, So Komada, Sebastian Süß, Yasushige Mori, and Wolfgang Peukert. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 29, 2015
  • Double Metal Ions Synergistic Effect in Hierarchical Multiple Sulfide Microflowers for Enhanced Supercapacitor Performance. Yang Gao, Liwei Mi, Wutao Wei, Shizhong Cui, Zhi Zheng, Hongwei Hou, and Weihua Chen. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 27, 2015
  • Reductive Transformation of Tetrachloroethene Catalyzed by Sulfide–Cobalamin in Nano-Mackinawite Suspension. Daeseung Kyung, Amnorzahira Amir, Kyunghoon Choi, and Woojin Lee. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: January 26, 2015
  • Molecularly Engineered Quantum Dots for Visualization of Hydrogen Sulfide. Yehan Yan, Huan Yu, Yajiao Zhang, Kui Zhang, Houjuan Zhu, Tao Yu, Hui Jiang, and Suhua Wang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 23, 2015
  • Plasmonic Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals Exhibiting Near-Infrared Photothermal and Photodynamic Therapeutic Effects. Shunhao Wang, Andreas Riedinger, Hongbo Li, Changhui Fu, Huiyu Liu, Linlin Li, Tianlong Liu, Longfei Tan, Markus J. Barthel, Giammarino Pugliese, Francesco De Donato, Marco Scotto D’Abbusco, Xianwei Meng, Liberato Manna, Huan Meng, and Teresa Pellegrino. ACS Nano: January 20, 2015
  • Photoinduced Carrier Dynamics of Nearly Stoichiometric Oleylamine-Protected Copper Indium Sulfide Nanoparticles and Nanodisks. Masanori Sakamoto, Lihui Chen, Makoto Okano, David M. Tex, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu, and Toshiharu Teranishi. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 19, 2015