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Highly dispersible MoS2 nanoparticles have been prepared via surface-modification using a novel tetraethylene glycol-based ionic liquid containing a chelating moiety attached to the cation. The choice of the respective ligand enables the generation of highly dispersible MoS2 nanoparticles with either polar, hydrophobic or “amphiphilic” surfaces, forming highly stable dispersions or microemulsions. Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.