Advertisement

Templated synthesis of plate-like MoS2 nanosheets assisted with HNTs and their tribological performance in oil

  • Pei-Rong Wu
  • Zhi-Lin Cheng
  • Ying-Chao Kong
  • Zhan-Sheng Ma
  • Zan Liu
Research Paper
  • 49 Downloads

Abstract

Two-dimensional MoS2 nanosheets were synthesized by using halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) as template under the hydrothermal synthesis. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized MoS2 nanosheets were determined by a series of characterizations. The results showed that the as-synthesized MoS2 nanosheets were of the plate-like structure with about five layers, and the basal spacing was about 0.63 nm. It was demonstrated that HNTs played a crucial template role in the formation of the plate-like MoS2 nanosheets. The formation mechanism was proposed. Furthermore, the tribological performance of the as-prepared MoS2 nanosheets in oil was intensively examined on the ball-on-ball wear tester. The testing results verified that the as-prepared MoS2 nanosheets as additive could significantly improve the friction performance of oil, which exhibited the good antifriction, antiwear, and load-carrying properties.

Keywords

Nanosheets Tribological MoS2 HNTs Template Oil Colloids Surface science 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors also acknowledge the Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions. The data of this paper originated from the Test Center of Yangzhou University.

Funding information

This work was funded by Key Research Project-Industry Foresight and General Key Technology of Yangzhou (YZ2015020), Innovative Talent Program of Green Yang Golden Phoenix (yzlyjfjh2015CX073), Yangzhou Social Development Project (YZ2016072), Jiangsu Province Six Talent Peaks Project (2014-XCL-013), and Jiangsu Industrial-academic-research Prospective Joint Project (BY2016069-02).

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

References

  1. Abdullayev E, Sakakibara K, Okamoto K, Wei WB, Ariga K, Lvov Y (2011) Natural tubule clay template synthesis of silver nanorods for antibacterial composite coating. ACS Appl Mater Inter 3:4040–4046CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Chen Z, Liu XW, Liu YH, Gunsel S, Luo JB (2015a) Ultrathin MoS2 nanosheets with superior extreme pressure property as boundary lubricants. Sci Rep-UK 5:12869CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Chen ZY, Yan HX, Liu TY, Niu S, Ma JY (2015b) Improved mechanical and tribological properties of bismaleimide composites by surface-functionalized reduced graphene oxide and MoS2 coated with cyclotriphosphazene polymer. RSC Adv 5:97883–97890CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Cheng ZL, Liu YY, Liu Z (2016) Novel template preparation of carbon nanotubes with natural HNTs employing selective PVA modification. Surf Coat Technol 307:633–638CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Cheng ZL, Cao BC, Wu PR, Ma L, Liu Z (2017) Templated synthesis of graphene nanosheets within curling layered nanostructure of halloysite nanotubes. Mater Lett 202:62–65CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Krishnamoorthy K, Pazhamalai P, Veerasubramani GK, Kim SJ (2016) Mechanically delaminated few layered MoS2 high performance wire type solid-state symmetric supercapacitors. J Power Sources 321:112–119CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Kumari S, Gusain R, Kumar N, Khatri OP (2016) PEG-mediated hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical microspheres of MoS2 nanosheets and their potential for lubrication application. J Ind Eng Chem 42:87–94CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Li H, Wu J, Yin ZY, Zhang H (2014) Preparation and applications of mechanically exfoliated single-layer and multilayer MoS2 and WSe2 nanosheets. Acc Chem Res 47:1067–1075CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Li HD, Wang YN, Chen GH, Sang YH, Jiang HD, He JT, Li X, Liu H (2016a) Few-layered MoS2 nanosheets wrapped ultrafine TiO2 nanobelts with enhanced photocatalytic property. Nano 8:6101–6109Google Scholar
  10. Li W, Cheng ZL, Liu Z (2016b) Preparation of oleic diethanolamide-capped copper borate/graphene oxide nanocomposites and their tribological properties in base oil. RSC Adv 6:110866–110873CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Li W, Cheng ZL, Liu Z (2016c) Synthesis and tribological behaviour of oleic acid-capped lanthanum borate/graphene oxide nanocomposites. Lubr Sci 29:59–70CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Liang T, Sawyer WG, Perry SS, Sinnott SB, Phillpot SR (2011) Energetics of oxidation in MoS2 nanoparticles by density functional theory. J Phys Chem C 115:10606–10616CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Lin JS, Wang LW, Chen GH (2011) Modification of graphene platelets and their tribological properties as a lubricant additive. Tribol Lett 41(1):209–215CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Liu YW, Liu MX (2017) Conductive carboxylated styrene butadiene rubber composites by incorporation of polypyrrole-wrapped halloysite nanotubes. Compos Sci Technol 143:56–66CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Liu L, Huang ZB, Huang P (2016a) Fabrication of coral-like MoS2, and its application in improving the tribological performance of liquid paraffin. Tribol Int 104:303–308CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Liu MX, Chang YZ, Yang J, You YY, He R, Chen TF, Zhou CR (2016b) Functionalized halloysite nanotube by chitosan grafting for drug delivery of curcumin to achieve enhanced anticancer efficacy. J Mater Chem B 4:2253–2263CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Liu RN, Liao BX, Guo XD, Hu DH, Hu H, Du LJ, Yu H, Zhang GY, Yang XX, Dai Q (2017) Study of graphene plasmons in graphene-MoS2 heterostructures for optoelectronic integrated devices. Nano 9:208–215Google Scholar
  18. Massey AT, Gusain R, Kumari S, Khatri OP (2016) Hierarchical microspheres of MoS2 nanosheets: efficient and regenerative adsorbent for removal of water-soluble dyes. Ind Eng Chem Res 55:7124–7131CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Mu B, Wang WB, Zhang JP, Wang AP (2014) Superparamagnetic sandwich structured silver/halloysite nanotube/Fe3O4 nanocomposites for 4-nitrophenol reduction. RSC Adv 4:39439–39445CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Peng K, Fu LJ, Yang HM, Ouyang J, Tang AD (2017) Hierarchical MoS2, intercalated clay hybrid nanosheets with enhanced catalytic activity. Nano Res 10:570–583CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Qiao W, Yan SM, Song XY, Zhang X, He XM, Zhon W, Du YW (2015) Luminescent monolayer MoS2, quantum dots produced by multi-exfoliation based on lithium intercalation. Appl Surf Sci 359:130–136CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Qiao XQ, Hu FC, Hou DF, Li DS (2016) PEG assisted hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical MoS2 microspheres with excellent adsorption behavior. Mater Lett 169:241–245CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Singla RK, Maiti SN, Ghosh AK (2016) Mechanical, morphological, and solid-state viscoelastic responses of poly(lactic acid)/ethylene-co-vinyl-acetate super-tough blend reinforced with halloysite nanotubes. J Mater Sci 51:1–15CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Tan CL, Cao XH, Wu XJ, He QY, Yang J, Zhang X, Chen JZ, Zhao W, Han SK, Nam GH, Sindoro M, Zhang H (2017) Recent recent advances in ultrathin two-dimensional nanomaterials. Chem Rev 117:6225–6331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Tang GG, Zhang J, Liu CC, Zhang D, Wang YQ, Tang H, Li CS (2014) Synthesis and tribological properties of flower-like MoS2, microspheres. Ceram Int 40:11575–11580CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Vattikuti SVP, Byon C, Reddy CV, Venkatesh B, Shim J (2015) Synthesis and structural characterization of MoS2 nanospheres and nanosheets using solvothermal method. J Mater Sci 50:5024–5038CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Wang AP, Kang FY, Huang ZH, Guo ZC, Chuan XY (2008) Synthesis of mesoporous carbon nanosheets using tubular halloysite and furfuryl alcohol by a template-like method. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 108:318–324CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Wang XS, Feng HB, Wu YM, Jiao LY (2013) Controlled synthesis of highly crystalline MoS2 flakes by chemical vapor deposition. J Am Chem Soc 135(14):5304–5307CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Wang XX, Zhang WL, Ji XQ, Zhang BQ, Yu MX, Zhang W, Liu JQ (2016) 2D MoS2/graphene composites with excellent full Ku band microwave absorption. RSC Adv 6:106187–106193CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Wu JZ, Dai J, Shao YB, Cao MQ, Wu XH (2016a) Carbon dot-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of flower-like MoS2 nanospheres constructed by few-layered multiphase MoS2 nanosheets for supercapacitors. RSC Adv 6:77999–78007CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Wu SY, Huang H, Shang MX, Du CC, Wu Y, Song WB (2016b) High visible light sensitive MoS2, ultrathin nanosheets for photoelectrochemical biosensing. Biosens Bioelectron 92:646–653CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Ye JB, Ma L, Chen WX, Ma YJ, Huang FH, Gao C, Lee JY (2015) Supramolecule-mediated synthesis of MoS2/reduced graphene oxide composite with enhanced electrochemical performance for reversible lithium storage. J Mater Chem A 3:6884–6893CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Zhang L, Liu P (2008) Facile fabrication of uniform polyaniline nanotubes with tubular aluminosilicates as templates. Nanoscale Res Lett 3:299–302CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Zhang LS, Fan W, Tjiu WW, Liu TX (2015) 3D porous hybrids of defect-rich MoS2/graphene nanosheets with excellent electrochemical performance as anode materials for lithium ion batteries. RSC Adv 5:34777–34787CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Zhang L, He Y, Feng SW, Zhang L, Zhang L, Jiao ZL, Zhan YQ, Wang YJ (2016) Preparation and tribological properties of novel boehmite/graphene oxide nano-hybrid. Ceram Int 42:6178–6186CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Zhao J, He YY, Wang YF, Wang W, Yan L, Luo JB (2016) An investigation on the tribological properties of multilayer graphene and MoS2, nanosheets as additives used in hydraulic applications. Tribol Int 97:14–20CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pei-Rong Wu
    • 1
  • Zhi-Lin Cheng
    • 1
  • Ying-Chao Kong
    • 1
  • Zhan-Sheng Ma
    • 1
  • Zan Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina

Personalised recommendations