Journal article

Macroscopic 3D Porous Graphitic Carbon Nitride Monolith for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Qinghua Liang, Zhi Li, Xiaoliang Yu, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Quan-Hong Yang

ADVANCED MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2015

Abstract

A macroscopic 3D porous graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) monolith is prepared by the one-step thermal polymerization of urea inside the framework of a commercial melamine sponge and exhibits improved photocatalytic water-splitting performance for hydrogen evolution compared to g-CN powder due to the 3D porous interconnected network, larger specific surface area, better visible light capture, and superior charge-separation efficiency.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Basic Research Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Guangdong Province Innovation RD Team Plan


Awarded by Shenzhen Basic Research Project


Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support from National Basic Research Program of China (2014CB932400), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51302274, 51372167, and U1401243), Guangdong Province Innovation R&D Team Plan (No. 2009010025), and Shenzhen Basic Research Project (Nos. JCYJ20130402145002430 and ZDSYS20140509172959981) was gratefully acknowledged. The authors also thank Dr. Ruitao Lv for helpful discussions.