Graphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal-free catalysts

@article{Thomas2008GraphiticCN,
  title={Graphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal-free catalysts},
  author={Arne Thomas and A. Fischer and F. Goettmann and M. Antonietti and Jens M{\"u}ller and R. Schl{\"o}gl and J. Carlsson},
  journal={Journal of Materials Chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={4893-4908}
}
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, properties and reactivities are obtained. The firstly formed polymeric C3N4 structure, melon, with pendant amino groups, is a highly ordered polymer. Further reaction leads to more condensed and less defective C3N4 species, based on tri-s-triazine (C6N7) units as elementary building blocks. High… Expand
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