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Mainstream avenues for boosting graphitic carbon nitride efficiency: towards enhanced solar light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen production and environmental remediation

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Abstract

Photocatalysts comprising 2D carbon nitride-based systems have emerged as a fervently researched topic for addressing the problems of fuel depletion and the environment. However, the photocatalytic activities of pristine g-C3N4 are still mediocre and suffer from issues pertaining to the restrictions in light absorption, charge separation, and carrier-induced surface reactions; however, efforts have been made in the past decades to boost the efficiencies. This review endeavors to present a roadmap to prepare high-performance g-C3N4 photocatalysts by expounding the cutting-edge research on g-C3N4 materials either as a single component or g-C3N4-based composites including current challenges and perspectives on this topical theme. We believe that this review will provide a broader picture and recommendations for the preparation of superior g-C3N4 photocatalysts towards a greener, cleaner, and resilient future.

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Submitted
05 Mar 2020
Accepted
28 Apr 2020
First published
28 Apr 2020

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Mainstream avenues for boosting graphitic carbon nitride efficiency: towards enhanced solar light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen production and environmental remediation

S. S. Lam, V. Nguyen, M. T. Nguyen Dinh, D. Q. Khieu, D. D. La, H. T. Nguyen, D. V. N. Vo, C. Xia, R. S. Varma, M. Shokouhimehr, C. C. Nguyen, Q. V. Le and W. Peng, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TA02582H

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