Metal-Containing Carbon Nitride Compounds: A New Functional Organic–Metal Hybrid Material

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  • Xinchen Wang,

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    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (PR China)
    2. Department of Colloid Chemistry Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
    • Research Institute of Photocatalysis State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (PR China).
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  • Xiufang Chen,

    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (PR China)
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  • Arne Thomas,

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
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  • Xianzhi Fu,

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    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (PR China)
    • Research Institute of Photocatalysis State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (PR China).
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  • Markus Antonietti

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
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Abstract

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The electronic and optical functions of polymeric C3N4 can be easily modified by the inclusion of metal species such as Fe in its structure. The metal species lowers the bandgap and expands the light absorption of the material further into the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, while keeping a sufficient overpotential for carrying out oxidation reactions.

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