Title

Functional carbon nitride materials for water oxidation: From heteroatom doping to interface engineering

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Nanoscale

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

School

School of Engineering

Funders

Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number: DP170104264, ARC Number: DP190103548

Comments

Zhang, H., Tian, W., Duan, X., Sun, H., Shen, Y., Shao, G., & Wang, S. (2020). Functional carbon nitride materials for water oxidation: From heteroatom doping to interface engineering. Nanoscale, 12(13), 6937-6952. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nr00652a

Abstract

Polymeric carbon nitrides (PCNs) are promising photocatalysts and electrocatalysts for water oxidation, as they are environmentally benign materials with an adjustable structure and facilely synthesized from inexpensive and abundant starting materials. In this minireview, we examine the state-of-the-art strategies for tailoring PCNs for efficient photocatalytic, electrocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical water oxidation, including heteroatom doping and interface engineering from band structure alignment (e.g., by coupling inorganic or organic semiconductors) to hybridization with nanoscale cocatalysts (e.g., nanosheets, nanoarrays, nanoparticles, and quantum dots) and sub-nanoscale cocatalysts (e.g., metallic molecular clusters and single-atom catalysts). Through establishing the structure-activity correlations, we aim to present a clear roadmap for providing insights into the design strategies, structure modification, and the improved catalytic performances of PCN-based materials in different catalytic water oxidation processes. For future guidance, we also propose some outlooks on the perspective and challenges of PCNs towards a better application in catalytic water oxidation. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

DOI

10.1039/d0nr00652a

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