Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Graphitic Carbon Nitride

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Graphitic Carbon Nitride

An Uprising Carbonaceous Material

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, S. Anas, Jomon Joy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230381

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Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Graphitic Carbon Nitride: An Uprising Carbonaceous Material offers an up-to-date record on the major findings and observations relating to graphitic carbon nitride-based systems, elaborately covering all the aspects of carbon nitride as chemical stable and pollution-free materials that are easy to prepare in a cost-effective way, along with their applications in photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, photocatalytic hydrogen generation, carbon dioxide reduction, disinfection, sensors and supercapacitors. Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is a fascinating visible light photocatalyst, which possesses many properties that can be used for many applications.This makes the book an indispensable reference for (post)-graduate students, researchers in academia and industry, and engineers working in the field of graphitic carbon-nitride-based systems.

Key Features

  • Includes the applications of graphitic carbon nitride as a photocatalyst for the reduction of CO2
  • Describes the synthesis structure and properties of graphitic carbon nitride-based systems
  • Deals with the development of graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites
  • Includes hydrogen production via water splitting by using graphitic carbon nitride
  • Describes the applications of graphitic carbon nitride in the field of sensors, solar cells, fuel cells and in analytical chemistry


(Post)-graduate students, researchers in the field of chemical engineering, material sciences, chemistry, and physics, engineers and technologists from academics and industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Discovery and historical development of graphitic carbon nitride
    2. Synthesis, Structure and properties
    3. Engineering of hetero-junction photo catalyst
    4. Graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites
    5. Graphitic carbon nitride/polymer nanocomposites
    6. Photo catalytic water splitting and reduction of CO2
    7. Photo catalytic pollutant degradation and bacterial disinfection
    8. Flame retardancy and thermal properties of Graphitic Carbon Nitride based materials
    9. g-C3N4 based sensors
    10. Application in fuel cell and solar cell
    11. Applications of graphitic carbon nitride as sorbent in analytical chemistry
    12. Magnetically separable graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites
    13. Doping of graphitic carbon nitride for photocatalysis
    14. Graphitic carbon nitride-based materials for biomedical applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230381

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

S. Anas

Dr. Anas is the Honorary Director of Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre and Assistant Professor of Polymer Chemistry at School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has his Ph.D in organic synthesis from NIIST(CSIR) Trivandrum, India and has got post doctoral research experince at University of Paris-sud 11 and at Uppsala University Sweden. His reaerch contributions include the development of novel synthetic methodologies, asymmetric CH activation reactions and fiulvene based high spin organic materials. His research is currently focusing on the transition metal catalysed organic reactions, development of novel polymer supported catalysts, synthetic modifications and applications of polymers, studies of boron nitride and carbon nitride based polymer nano-composites. Dr. Anas has published 18 papers in the peer reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Director of Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre and Assistant Professor of Polymer Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Jomon Joy

Jomon Joy is a UGC-JRF doctoral Fellow. His area of interest is Polymer Science incorporating Nanomaterials. Topic of research is Thermoplastic Toughened Thermosetting Polymer nanocomposites at School of Chemical Sciences, M.G. University, Kottayam, in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas. He has 4 years of experience in this field. His research areas include preparation of Epoxy based blends and nanocomposites and their applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

UGC-JRF Doctoral Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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