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Purifying water with hydrophobic nanofoils

By 1st September 2019 September 22nd, 2019 No Comments

2D nanofoils are creating flurry of interest for scientists, particularly for water purification by filtration. While current materials swell too often in water, researchers at CNRS, Sorbonne University and the University of Montpellier led by Damien Voiry have now succeeded in chemically modifying molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanofoils to make them hydrophobic. This work, published in Nature Materials, also shows that this material can filter about 90% of pollutants, micropollutants and salt in water.

Read the research paper: Lucie Ries, Eddy Petit, Thierry Michel, Cristina Coelho Diogo, Christel Gervais, Chrystelle Salameh, Mikhael Bechelany,Sébastien Balme, Philippe Miele, Nicolas Onofrio, Damien Voiry. Enhanced sieving from exfoliated MoS2 membranes via covalent functionalization Nature Materials 10.1038/s41563-019-0464-7

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