One step to prepare CNTs modified porous g-C3N4 with excellent visible-light photocatalytic performance

  • Lei ShiEmail author
  • Lizhu Yao
  • Weiwei Si


A kind of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) modified porous graphitic carbon nitride (CNTs/pg-C3N4) photocatalyst was successfully synthesized via one step thermal polycondensation and completely measured by some instruments, such as XRD, FTIR, TEM, BET, DRS, PL, etc. And the relevant experimental data indicated that loaded CNTs could be beneficial to the photoinduced charges transfer, facilitating photoinduced charge separation rate. Meanwhile, surface area and visible light adsorption of CNTs/pg-C3N4 photocatalyst could be increased and improved. These synergetic effects resulted in the as-synthesized CNTs/pg-C3N4 photocatalyst exhibiting better visible-light-induced photocatalytic performance for organic pollutant degradation and the product of clean energy than bulk g-C3N4, pg-C3N4 and CNTs modified bulk g-C3N4, and excellent stable photocatalytic performance was also observed after several recycling experiments. Finally, a reasonable improved photocatalytic reaction mechanism for CNTs/pg-C3N4 photocatalyst is presented.



We sincerely acknowledge the financial supported by talent scientific research fund of LSHU (No. 2016XJJ-080), basic research projects of Liaoning Provincial Education Department (L2017LQN004).


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  1. 1.College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Environmental EngineeringLiaoning Shihua UniversityFushunChina

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