MoS2-based nanocomposites: synthesis, structure, and applications in water remediation and energy storage: a review

M. I.A. Abdel Maksoud*, Ahmed G. Bedir, Mohamad Bekhit, Marwa Mohamed Abouelela, Ramy Amer Fahim, A. S. Awed, Sayed Y. Attia, Said M. Kassem, M. Abd Elkodous, Gharieb S. El-Sayyad, Saad G. Mohamed, Ahmed I. Osman, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, David W. Rooney

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The world is currently facing critical water and energy issues due to the growing population and industrialization, calling for methods to obtain potable water, e.g., by photocatalysis, and to convert solar energy into fuels such as chemical or electrical energy, then storing this energy. Energy storage has been recently improved by using electrochemical capacitors and ion batteries. Research is actually focusing on the synthesis of materials and hybrids displaying improved electronic, physiochemical, electrical, and optical properties. Here, we review molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) materials and hybrids with focus on synthesis, electronic structure and properties, calculations of state, bandgap and charge density profiles, and applications in energy storage and water remediation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Chemistry Letters
Early online date20 Jul 2021
Publication statusEarly online date - 20 Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to acknowledge the support of The Bryden Centre project (Project ID VA5048), which was awarded by The European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in the Republic of Ireland.

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  • Energy storage
  • MoS
  • MoS-based hybrids
  • Supercapacitors
  • Two-dimensional layered nanomaterials
  • Water treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry


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