We thank Dr. Igor Djerdj for HRTEM measurements. The Max Planck Society is acknowledged for support within the framework of the project house “ENERCHEM”.
Growth Confined by the Nitrogen Source: Synthesis of Pure Metal Nitride Nanoparticles in Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride†
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 264–267, January, 2007
How to Cite
Fischer, A., Antonietti, M. and Thomas, A. (2007), Growth Confined by the Nitrogen Source: Synthesis of Pure Metal Nitride Nanoparticles in Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride. Adv. Mater., 19: 264–267. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602151
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 20 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Received: 20 SEP 2006
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- Nanoparticles, inorganic;
- Nanoporous materials;
Metal nitride nanoparticles are synthesized using mesoporous carbon nitride, first as a nanoconfinement matrix and then as a nitrogen source. The reaction-confining matrix is thermally decomposed during synthesis, thus becoming a source of nitrogen donation, and removing the need for further purification and isolation steps. Using this approach, direct copies of silica nanostructures are generated in metal nitride form (see figure).