Simultaneous photocatalytic biomass conversion and CO2 reduction over high crystalline oxygen-doped carbon nitride

iScience. 2023 Jul 19;26(8):107416. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.107416. eCollection 2023 Aug 18.


Simultaneous photocatalytic biorefinery and CO2 reduction to co-produce fuels and high value-added chemicals have recently attracted significant attention; however, comprehensive studies are still lacking. Herein, we report the preparation of highly crystalline oxygen-doped carbon nitride nanotubes (O-CNNTs-x) using an ammonium fluoride-assisted hydrothermal/calcination strategy. The hollow structure, high crystallinity, and O incorporation endowed the O-CNNTs-x with photocatalytic activity by considerably improving optical absorption and modulating the charge carrier motion. The lactic acid yield and CO evolution rate over O-CNNTs-2.0 reached 82.08% and 67.95 μmol g-1 h-1, which are 1.57- and 7.37-fold times higher than those of CN, respectively. Moreover, ·OH plays a key role in the oxidation half-reaction. This study offers a facile approach for fabricating highly crystalline element-doped CN with a customizable morphology and electronic properties and demonstrates the viability of co-photocatalytic CO2 reduction and biomass selective oxidation.

PMID:37564699 | PMC:PMC10410522 | DOI:10.1016/j.isci.2023.107416


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