Macroscopic 3D Porous Graphitic Carbon Nitride Monolith for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Qinghua Liang, Zhi Li, Xiaoliang Yu, Zheng Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Quan Hong Yang

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A macroscopic 3D porous graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) monolith is prepared by the one-step thermal polymerization of urea inside the framework of a commercial melamine sponge and exhibits improved photocatalytic water-splitting performance for hydrogen evolution compared to g-CN powder due to the 3D porous interconnected network, larger specific surface area, better visible light capture, and superior charge-separation efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4634-4639
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon nitride
  • monolithic materials
  • photocatalysis
  • template synthesis
  • water splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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