Three-dimensional molybdenum disulfide/graphene hydrogel with tunable heterointerfaces for high selective Hg(II) scavenging.

Author(s) Zhuang, Y.T.; Zhang, X.; Wang, D.H.; Yu, Y.L.; Wang, J.H.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2018 Mar 15

A hierarchical and hybridized hydrogel with rational structure and composition as adsorbent possesses a series of distinct advantages, e.g., fast ion diffusion, high selectivity and good stability. Herein, a novel three-dimensional (3D) molybdenum disulfide (MoS)-reduced graphene oxide (rGO) hydrogel with two-dimensional heterointerfaces is fabricated by an eco-friendly one-pot hydrothermal method. The heterointerfacial area could be readily tuned by the regulation of MoS/rGO ratio, in order to improve the adsorption capacity and selectivity. The 3D MoS-rGO hydrogel with 70 wt% MoSshows high selectivity for Hg(II) ions, with a distribution coefficient value (K) of 7.49 × 10 mL geven in the presence of other coexisting ions. More attractively, the free-standing and flexible 3D MoS-rGO hydrogel can be used as a column-packed device, providing an efficient pathway for the fast removal of 80 mg LHg(II) within 7 min to achieve a tolerable concentration of < 2 μg Lin 30 mL water with 5 mg of 3D MoS-rGO hydrogel. Considering that the direct-contact adsorption is more efficient than oscillating adsorption, the 3D MoS-rGO hydrogel as nanobuilding block shows a promising potential for cleaning the point-of-use water.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.12.082
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation J Colloid Interface Sci. 2018;514:715722.

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