Chem Commun (Camb). 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1039/d1cc00327e. Online ahead of print.
We demonstrated that molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets can be an excellent solar disinfection agent for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria with disinfection efficiencies >99.9999% in only 30 min. Distinct from other reactive oxygen species (ROS)-dependent photocatalysts, both ROS generation and size decrease contributed to the high antibacterial efficiencies of MoS2.