Rhenium disulfide

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Rhenium disulfide
IUPAC name
Other names
Rhenium(IV) sulfide
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.031.695
EC Number
  • 234-878-3
Molar mass 250.337 g/mol[1]
Odor odorless
Density 7.6 g/cm3[1]
Triclinic, aP12, space group P1, No 2[2]
a = 0.6455 nm, b = 0.6362 nm, c = 0.6401 nm
α = 91.60°, β = 105.04°, γ = 118.97°
Related compounds
Other anions
Rhenium(IV) oxide
Rhenium diselenide
Rhenium ditelluride
Other cations
Manganese diselenide
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Rhenium disulfide is an inorganic compound of rhenium and sulfur with the formula ReS2. It has a layered structure where atoms are strongly bonded within each layer. The layers are held together by weak Van der Waals bonds, and can be easily peeled off from the bulk material. It is a two-dimensional (2D) group VII transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD). ReS2 was isolated down to monolayers which is only one unit cell in thickness first time in 2014[3] which has shown layer-independent electrical, optical, and vibrational properties much different from other TMDs.

Nanostructured ReS2 can usually be achieved through mechanical exfoliation, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and chemical and liquid exfoliations. Larger crystals can be grown with the assistance of liquid carbonate flux at high pressure.[4] It is widely used in electronic and optoelectronic device, energy storage, photocatalytic and electrocatalytic reactions.[5]


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  2. ^ Wildervanck, J.C; Jellinek, F (1971). "The dichalcogenides of technetium and rhenium". Journal of the Less Common Metals. 24: 73–81. doi:10.1016/0022-5088(71)90168-8.
  3. ^ Tongay, Sefaattin; Sahin, Hasan; Ko, Changhyun; Luce, Alex; Fan, Wen; Liu, Kai; Zhou, Jian; Huang, Ying-Sheng; Ho, Ching-Hwa; Yan, Jinyuan; Ogletree, D. Frank; Aloni, Shaul; Ji, Jie; Li, Shushen; Li, Jingbo; Peeters, F. M.; Wu, Junqiao (2014). "Monolayer behaviour in bulk ReS2 due to electronic and vibrational decoupling". Nature Communications. 5. doi:10.1038/ncomms4252. PMID 24500082.
  4. ^ Anenburg, Michael (2019). "Molybdenum and rhenium disulfide synthesis high-pressure carbonate melt". CrystEngComm. 21 (30): 4513–4518. doi:10.1039/C9CE00188C.
  5. ^ Rahman, Mohammad; Davey, Kenneth; Qiao, Shi-Zhang (2017). "Advent of 2D Rhenium Disulfide (ReS2): Fundamentals to Applications" (PDF). Advanced Functional Materials. 27 (10): 1606129. doi:10.1002/adfm.201606129. hdl:2440/103880.