Get access
Advertisement

Ionic Liquid Promoted Synthesis of Conjugated Carbon Nitride Photocatalysts from Urea

Authors

  • Zhenzhen Lin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, 350002 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 59183920097
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Xinchen Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, 350002 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 59183920097
    • State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, 350002 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 59183920097===

    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

To allow for simultaneous textural engineering and doping of carbon nitride materials with heteroatoms, urea has been polymerized with an ionic liquid. The role of urea is to create a delamination effect during carbon nitride synthesis, whereas ionic liquid functions as texture modifier as well as B/F dopant source. This will result in the rational fabrication of boron- and fluorine-containing 2D carbon nitride nanosheets with enhanced optical harvesting and charge separation capabilities for hydrogen evolution catalysis using visible light. We believe that the innovative modification strategy developed herein can be coupled with the already known modification tools of 2D carbon nitride, thus further developing a new family of light-harvesting 2D platforms for the efficient and sustained utilization of solar radiation for a variety of advanced applications, including CO2 photofixation, organic photosynthesis, and pollutant controls.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary