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Issue 47, 2015
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Shell-engineering of hollow g-C3N4 nanospheres via copolymerization for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

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Abstract

Incorporation of aromatic motifs into the nanosized shells of hollow carbon nitride nanospheres has been reported to develop functional photosynthetic structures for solar energy application. This modification results in an extended π-conjugation system, red-shift of the optical absorption, and an improved charge separation in the shell, while still retaining the unique hollow polymeric nanoarchitectures. This strategy enables the tuning of the semiconductor properties of the shell substance in the hollow carbon nitride nanostructures to generate the redox species to enhance photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution using visible light.

Graphical abstract: Shell-engineering of hollow g-C3N4 nanospheres via copolymerization for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

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Submitted
17 Apr 2015
Accepted
05 May 2015
First published
06 May 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 9706-9709
Article type
Communication

Shell-engineering of hollow g-C3N4 nanospheres via copolymerization for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

D. Zheng, C. Pang, Y. Liu and X. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 9706
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03143E

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