Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and its derivatives are promising candidates as catalysts or supports for photocatalytic applications. Since they are typically produced by polymerization or condensation of monomers under high temperature and high pressure, development of a cost-effective, solution-based, low-temperature method of production is important. Herein, novel hybrid materials composed of g-C3N 4 and reduced graphene oxide are produced using a simple reaction between graphene oxide and cyanamide using a solution-based process. During the reaction, reduction of graphene oxide and graphene oxide-assisted generation of g-C3N4 occurred simultaneously. These hybrids show good photocatalytic performance for the removal of organic dyes under one sun solar light illumination.
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S.P. thanks Busan Center, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) for the XPS analysis. This work was supported by INHA University and grants (Code No.2011-0031630) from the Center for Advanced Soft Electronics under the Global Frontier Research Program of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, Korea and from the International Cooperation of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea. S.O.K. acknowledges the financial support from Research Center Program of IBS (Institute for Basic Science).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)