Nano-bio interactions of 2D molybdenum disulfide. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is an ultrathin nanomaterial with a high degree of anisotropy, surface-to-volume ratio, chemical functionality and mechanical strength. These properties together enable MoS2 to emerge as a potent nanomaterial for diverse biomedical applications including drug delivery, regenerative medicine, biosensing and bioelectronics. Thus, understanding the interactions of MoS2 with its biological interface becomes indispensable. These interactions, referred to as "nano-bio" interactions, play a key role in determining the biocompatibility and the pathways through which the nanomaterial influences molecular, cellular and biological function. Herein, we provide a critical overview of the nano-bio interactions of MoS2 and emphasize on how these interactions dictate its biomedical applications including intracellular trafficking, biodistribution and biodegradation. Also, a critical evaluation of the interactions of MoS2 with proteins and specific cell types such as immune cells and progenitor/stem cells is illustrated which governs the short-term and long-term compatibility of MoS2-based biomedical devices.

published proceedings

  • Adv Drug Deliv Rev

altmetric score

  • 4.55

author list (cited authors)

  • Roy, S., Deo, K. A., Singh, K. A., Lee, H. P., Jaiswal, A., & Gaharwar, A. K.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Roy, Shounak||Deo, Kaivalya A||Singh, Kanwar Abhay||Lee, Hung Pang||Jaiswal, Amit||Gaharwar, Akhilesh K

publication date

  • August 2022