Special Issue "Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanostructures: Catalysis and Beyond"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Paul F. McMillan

Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, UK
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Interests: Solid state inorganic/materials chemistry; high pressure-high temperature research; amorphous solids and liquids; optical spectroscopy; synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering; mineral physics/geochemistry; high-pressure biology/biophysics; physical techniques applied to biomedical science; energy science; nanomaterials; functional properties
Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas S. Miller

1. Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, UK; 2. Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK.
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Interests: materials science; 2D materials; electrochemistry; energy storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nitrides are rapidly gaining importance for fields related to catalysis, energy storage/conversion and other applications associated with their unique chemical and optoelectronic properties. These semiconducting compounds absorb visible light and can harvest solar radiation acting as photocatalysts for water splitting and other redox processes while exhibiting useful luminescent properties. In both their pure and doped forms they exhibit catalytic properties, due in part to N-H functional groups and N: lone pairs providing Brønsted acid and Lewis base sites. These groups also provide tethering sites for catalytically active metal nanoparticles. Layered polymeric to graphitic forms can undergo intercalation reactions useful for energy and chemical storage applications.

With increased control over the dimensionality and morphology of these and other nanostructures it is certain that carbon nitride nanomaterials are set to become important actors in fields of catalysis as well as other emerging technologies. We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and new developments in the design, synthesis, processing and utilization of carbon nitride nanomaterials relevant to catalysis as well as other potential applications related to renewable energy and sustainability. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from synthesis and processing to the design and characterization of new materials and their chemical and physical properties, and their integration in working devices. The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews.

Prof. Paul F. McMillan
Dr. Thomas S. Miller
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterial
  • Two-dimensional material
  • Exfoliation
  • Porous material
  • High surface area
  • Photocatalysis
  • Redox catalysis
  • Photoactive
  • Luminescent
  • Water splitting
  • Bio compatible
  • Nitrogen-doped carbon
  • C3N4

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Open AccessArticle Hypophosphite/Graphitic Carbon Nitride Hybrids: Preparation and Flame-Retardant Application in Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(9), 259; doi:10.3390/nano7090259
Received: 13 August 2017 / Revised: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 30 August 2017 / Published: 5 September 2017
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A series of aluminum hypophosphite (AHPi)/graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) (designated as CAHPi) hybrids were prepared, followed by incorporation into thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The introduction of CAHPi hybrids into TPU led to a marked reduction in the peak of the
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A series of aluminum hypophosphite (AHPi)/graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) (designated as CAHPi) hybrids were prepared, followed by incorporation into thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The introduction of CAHPi hybrids into TPU led to a marked reduction in the peak of the heat release rate (pHRR), total heat release, weight loss rate, smoke production rate and total smoke production (TSP). For instance, pHRR and TSP decreased by 40% and 50% for TPU/CAHPi20. Furthermore, the increasing fire growth index and decreasing fire performance index were obtained for TPU/CAHPi systems, suggesting reduced fire hazards. It was found that improved fire safety of TPU nanocomposites was contributed by condensed phase and gas phase mechanisms. On one hand, g-C3N4 accelerated the thermal decomposition of AHPi for the formation of more char layers. On the other hand, g-C3N4 induced AHPi to generate more free radical capture agents when exposed to flame, besides protecting AHPi against thermal oxidation. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanostructures: Catalysis and Beyond)
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