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A metal-free polymeric photocatalyst for hydrogen production from water under visible light.
It is shown that an abundant material, polymeric carbon nitride, can produce hydrogen from water under visible-light irradiation in the presence of a sacrificial donor. Expand
Effect of biochar amendment on soil carbon balance and soil microbial activity
Abstract We investigated the behavior of biochars in arable and forest soil in a greenhouse experiment in order to prove that these amendments can increase carbon storage in soils. Two qualities ofExpand
Engineering carbon materials from the hydrothermal carbonization process of biomass.
It will be demonstrated that the HTC process can rationally design a rich family of carbonaceous and hybrid functional carbon materials with important applications in a sustainable fashion. Expand
Back in the black: hydrothermal carbonization of plant material as an efficient chemical process to treat the CO2 problem?
A chemical process, hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of low value biomass, is discussed as a tool for the sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Via the available biomass, CO2 can be transformed into anExpand
Porous, covalent triazine-based frameworks prepared by ionothermal synthesis.
Hydrothermal carbon from biomass : a comparison of the local structure from poly- to monosaccharides and pentoses/hexoses.
Carbon particles are synthesized under hydrothermal conditions using different biomass (glucose, xylose, maltose, sucrose, amylopectin, starch) and biomass derivatesExpand
Graphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal-free catalysts
Graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4, can be made by polymerization of cyanamide, dicyandiamide or melamine. Depending on reaction conditions, different materials with different degrees of condensation,Expand
A Direct Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbons with Bicontinuous Pore Morphology from Crude Plant Material by Hydrothermal Carbonization
Hydrothermal carbonization is a convenient way to convert biomass at rather moderate conditions into carbonaceous nanostructures, here, mesoporous network structures. A structural view on the micro-Expand
Mesocrystals: inorganic superstructures made by highly parallel crystallization and controlled alignment.
Mesocrystals are exiting examples of nonclassical crystallization, which does not proceed through ion-by-ion attachment, but by a modular nanobuilding-block route, which makes crystallization more independent of ion products or molecular solubility, it occurs without pH or osmotic pressure changes, and opens new strategies for crystal morphogenesis. Expand