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Nanoscale Graphitic Carbon Nitride - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128230343

Nanoscale Graphitic Carbon Nitride

1st Edition

Synthesis and Applications

Editors: A. Pandikumar C. Murugan S. Vinoth
Paperback ISBN: 9780128230343
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

  1. Graphitic carbon nitrides: synthesis and properties
    2. Graphitic carbon nitride for photocatalytic hydrogen production
    3. Graphitic carbon nitride for photocatalytic CO2 reduction
    4. Graphitic carbon nitride for photodegradation of dye Molecules
    5. Polymeric graphitic-carbon nitride and its composites for the photocatalytic removal of phenolic compounds
    6. Graphitic carbon nitride for photoelectrocatalysis
    7. Graphitic carbon nitride for electrocatalysis
    8. Graphitic carbon nitride (GCN) for solar cell applications
    9. Graphitic carbon nitride-based composites and their antimicrobial potentials
    10. Graphitic carbon nitride for supercapacitor
    11. Graphitic carbon nitride for fuel cells
    12. Graphitic carbon nitride for batteries
    13. Graphitic carbon nitride for organic transformation
    14. Graphitic carbon nitride for sensors
    15. Graphitic-Carbon Nitride for Hydrogen Storage
    16. Graphitic carbon nitride based optoelectronic devices


Nanoscale Graphitic Carbon Nitride focuses on multi-functional applications including energy conversion, storage and healthcare. Polymeric graphitic carbon nitride materials have attracted much attention in recent years because of their similarity to graphene. They are composed of carbon, nitrogen and some minor hydrogen content. In contrast to graphene, g-Graphitic carbon nitride is a medium band-gap semiconductor and in that role an effective photocatalyst and chemical catalyst for a broad variety of reactions and applications.

This book covers the fundamentals and applications of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) in different sectors. It also covers the application of graphitic carbon nitride-based composites with metal, metal oxides, metal sulphide and carbon-based materials.

This is an important resource for researchers in the fields of materials science, engineering, energy storage and chemical engineering who want to understand how nanoscale graphitic carbon nitride is being used for a range of industrial applications and processes.

Key Features

  • Outlines the major properties of nanoscale graphitic carbon nitride, along with their major application areas
  • Assesses the challenges of manufacturing graphitic carbon nitride on a mass scale
  • Explains major synthesis methods for nanoscale graphitic carbon nitride


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About the Editors

A. Pandikumar

Dr. Alagarsamy Pandikumar is currently working as Scientist in Functional Materials Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry (2014) from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and then successfully completed his post-doctoral fellowship tenure (2014-2016) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia under High Impact Research Grant. His current research involves development of novel materials with graphene, graphitic carbon nitride, in combination to metals, metal oxides, polymers and carbon nanotubes for energy conversion and storage and dye-sensitized solar cells applications. His results outcomes were documented in 119 in peer-reviewed journals including 9 review articles and also have more than 3300 citations with the h−index of 32. On other side, he served as Guest Editor for a special issue in Materials Focus journal and edited 11 books for reputed publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India

C. Murugan

C Murugan's research interests are graphitic carbon nitride based hybrid materials, photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, and supercapacitors.

Affiliations and Expertise

DST-INSPIRE Fellow, Functional Materials Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India

S. Vinoth

His areas of research are graphitic carbon nitride, oxide perovskite materials, photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, photoelectrochemical generation of solar fuels, and electrochemical sensors.

Affiliations and Expertise

DST-INSPIRE Fellow, Functional Materials Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India