Title

Novel two-dimensional crystalline carbon nitrides beyond g-C3N4: Structure and applications

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

33

Publisher

The Royal Society of Chemistry

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

32810

Funders

National Natural Science Foundation of China China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province Innovation Team Project of Guangdong Provincial Department of Education Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP170104264

Grant Link

http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170104264

Comments

Tan, L., Nie, C., Ao, Z., Sun, H., An, T., & Wang, S. (2021). Novel two-dimensional crystalline carbon nitrides beyond gC 3 N 4: Structure and applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9(1), 17-33. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ta07437c

Abstract

© The Royal Society of Chemistry. Two-dimensional (2D) crystalline carbon nitrides (CxNy) with graphene-like atomic structures but semiconducting nature are new appealing materials, and increasing interest has been focused on their synthesis, properties, and applications. Apart from the well-known graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), other types of 2D CxNy nanocrystals including C2N, C3N and C5N2 are also successfully fabricated in recent years and their properties and potential uses in various fields have been widely investigated. Meanwhile, g-CN, C2N2, C2N3 and C5N have been theoretically predicted, and their properties and potential applications have also been researched. Until now, 2D crystalline CxNy compounds have demonstrated promising applications in photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, gas adsorption/separation, and energy storage devices, from both experimental and theoretical aspects, stemming from their unique geometric structures, tunable electronic properties, and high specific surface area. Herein, recent advances in the synthesis of 2D CxNy nanocrystals and their applications in various fields are summarized. Moreover, future challenges and opportunities for developing 2D CxNy nanocrystals for more broad applications including environmental remediation are also discussed.

DOI

10.1039/d0ta07437c

Research Themes

Natural and Built Environments

Priority Areas

Sustainability of energy, water, materials and resources

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