Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2013, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (09): 1865-1876.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201306173

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Chemical Synthesis and Applications of Graphitic Carbon Nitride

ZHANG Jin-Shui, WANG Bo, WANG Xin-Chen   

  1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, College of Chemistry and Chemial Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, P. R. China
  • Received:2013-05-15 Revised:2013-06-17 Online:2013-08-28 Published:2013-08-28
  • Contact: WANG Xin-Chen E-mail:xcwang@fzu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973) (2013CB632405) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (21033003, 21173043, J1103303).

Abstract:

Recently, polymeric semiconductor graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) has been widely used in fields related to energy and material science, because of its unique electronic structure and excellent chemical inertness. For example, it can function as a metal-free catalyst or as a catalyst support for organic synthesis, photocatalytic water splitting, oxygen reduction reactions, and loading of Au, Pd, Ag, and Pt nanoparticles. In addition, it can also serve as a porous covalent organic framework for the absorption of H2 and CO2 gases, or as a hard template for the generation of metal (oxy)nitrides. In this review, some recent advances in g-C3N4 synthesis and applications are presented. The prospects for the development of g-C3N4 in energy-and environment-related fields are also discussed.

Key words: Graphitic carbon nitride, Polymeric semiconductor, Material preparation, Application research

MSC2000: 

  • O643