Fabrication of graphdiyne and its analogues for photocatalytic application

Shujie Liang, Hong Deng (Corresponding Author), Zhi Zhou (Corresponding Author), Wai Yeung Wong (Corresponding Author)

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Graphdiyne (GDY), an emerging two-dimensional all-carbon allotrope, features the coexistence of sp and sp2 hybridized planar carbon atoms. GDY and GDY-based materials exhibit unique physical and chemical properties, such as well-defined molecular skeleton, π-conjugated structure, high specific surface area with porosity, and good electrical conductivity, which have aroused widespread interest in various disciplines. As an emerging field, in this work, we summarize important synthesis strategies of GDY and GDY-based materials including classical synthesis, chemical vapor deposition, explosion approach, and interface-assisted methods. We also elaborate the recent modifications to regulate the structure and properties of GDY from the viewpoint of metal doping, non-metal doping, and heterostructure construction. Meanwhile, recent achievements and progress in the development of energy and environmental applications in photocatalysis are highlighted. Lastly, the challenges and potential developments of GDY in the catalytic research are given at the end of this article. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Early online date9 Nov 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Nov 2022


  • graphdiyne
  • graphdiyne-based materials
  • photocatalysis
  • synthetic strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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