Simple pyrolysis of urea into graphitic carbon nitride with recyclable adsorption and photocatalytic activity

J. Liu, T. Zhang, Z. Wang, G. Dawson, Wei Chen

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Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf>) was produced on a large scale by the pyrolysis of urea under ambient pressure without additive assistance. The retainable pyrolysis-generated self-supporting atmosphere and the reaction temperature are two necessary conditions. This g-C <inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> as photocatalyst shows recyclable adsorption and photocatalytic activity under visible light. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14398-14401
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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