Nanocomposites of 2D-MoS2 nanosheets with the metal–organic framework, ZIF-8†
The nanocomposites of MoS2 nanosheets with the metal–organic framework, ZIF-8, have been synthesized starting with the layers of 1T-MoS2 generated by Li intercalation of bulk MoS2, followed by exfoliation. The nanocomposites contain the Zn–S bond and exhibit reasonably high surface areas. They exhibit CO2 uptake higher than ZIF-8. Heating the nanocomposites to 900 °C under a N2 atmosphere yields MoS2–ZnS nanocomposites which show good activity for the visible-light induced hydrogen evolution reaction.