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Construction of Conjugated Carbon Nitride Nanoarchitectures in Solution at Low Temperatures for Photoredox Catalysis

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  • Yanjuan Cui,

    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis-State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Prof. Zhengxin Ding,

    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis-State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Prof. Xianzhi Fu,

    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis-State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Prof. Xinchen Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis-State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
    • Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis-State Key Laboratory Breeding Base, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China)
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  • Supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2013CB632405), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21033003, 21173043, 21273039), and the Department of Education of Fujian Province in China. We thank Prof. M. Antonietti for discussion.

Abstract

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Hot: Conjugated carbon nitride polymers (LCNs) are synthesized by hot-fluid annealing in one pot. The LCNs possess a narrow band gap, have a complex nanostructure, and show enhanced photochemical performances. The described synthesis approach will allow the rational creation of a wide variety of polymeric carbon nitride semiconductors at low temperature in solutions, with control of structural complexity, electronic structure, and surface functionality.

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