Carbon–Nitrogen Pyrolyzates: Attempted Preparation of Carbon Nitride


  • G. L. Messing—contributing editor

  • Supported by the Division of Materials Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-AC05-84OR31400 with Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.


Precursors for the preparation of carbon nitride were selected from a number of relatively high nitrogen content organic materials. The precursors were pyrolyzed in a closed system at 700°C under 225 MPa. The resulting residues showed little nitrogen loss, but were amorphous with relatively low densities. Raman spectroscopy and 13C NMR indicate the presence of trigonal carbon.