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Boron- and Fluorine-Containing Mesoporous Carbon Nitride Polymers: Metal-Free Catalysts for Cyclohexane Oxidation

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  • Yong Wang Dr.,

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam (Germany), Fax: (+49) 331-567-9502
    2. Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)
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  • Jinshui Zhang,

    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Xinchen Wang Prof. Dr.,

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam (Germany), Fax: (+49) 331-567-9502
    2. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Markus Antonietti Prof. Dr.,

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam (Germany), Fax: (+49) 331-567-9502
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  • Haoran Li Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)
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  • This work was supported by the ENERCHEM project of the MPI, by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20806065), and by the China Postdoctoral Special Science Foundation funded project (No. 200902630).

Abstract

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Beefed up with B,F: A boron- and fluorine-enriched carbon nitride polymeric semiconductor was synthesized by a facile one-step process using 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate as a soft template. The resulting materials show an advantageous “morel-like” mesopore structure (see picture) with narrow pore size distribution and good photoactivity under visible light. The materials are also good catalysts for the selective oxidation of cyclohexane.

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