Title: Construction C/g-C3N4 with synergistic performance toward high photocatalytic performance

Authors: Qingbo Yu; Huiqin Li; Kuan Yang; Qixiang Xu; Xianhua Li

Addresses: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China ' Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China ' Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China ' Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China ' School of Artificial Intelligence, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China

Abstract: Aromatic carbon (C) doped graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is one of the effective strategies to improve the photocatalytic performance of g-C3N4. The present work developed a feasible method to construct C/g-C3N4 through carbonising the mixture of g-C3N4 and phenol-formaldehyde (PF) obtained in situ polymerisation. This synthesis method not only improves the interaction between PF and g-C3N4, but also promotes the preparation of aromatic carbon-doped g-C3N4 in the subsequent calcinations process. The resulted C/g-C3N4-600 catalysts show developed optoelectronic properties, superior photocatalytic activity and higher surface area (1336 cm2 g-1) due to the extended π-conjugation system and distinctive morphology.

Keywords: C/g-C3N4; optoelectronic properties; surface area; photocatalytic properties; phenol-formaldehyde; polymerisation; surface area; conjugation; morphology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2021.113308

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.37 - 46

Accepted: 13 Oct 2020
Published online: 17 Feb 2021 *

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