Fabrication of Na, Cl co-doped graphitic carbon nitride with enhanced photocatalytic activity for degradation of dyes and antibiotics

  • Kai-Li Wang
  • Yan Li
  • Tao Sun
  • Fang Mao
  • Ji-Kui Wu
  • Bin XueEmail author


Co-doping is a promising approach to change the electronic structure and increase the photocatalytic ability of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4). Here, we reported a facile and green fabrication of Na, Cl co-doped g-C3N4 photocatalysts. In the fabrication, sodium and chlorine were incorporated into g-C3N4 synchronously. The bandgap of Na, Cl co-doped g-C3N4 decreased compared with pure g-C3N4 and the position of the valence band moved in the direction of enhanced oxidizing power. The co-doped photocatalysts exhibited the improved visible-light absorption and the reduced recombination rate of photogenerated electrons and holes. As a result, photocatalytic activity of Na, Cl co-doped g-C3N4 was remarkably improved for the photodegradation of rhodamine B and tetracycline hydrochloride under visible light irradiation. The photocatalysis mechanism of Na, Cl co-doped g-C3N4 was also discussed according to the results of active species trapping experiments.



B. X. acknowledges the financial support from Shanghai Ocean University (Project: A1-2801-18-10051006).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, College of Food Science and TechnologyShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Quality Supervision, Inspection and Testing Center for Cold Storage and Refrigeration Equipment (Shanghai)Ministry of AgricultureShanghaiChina
  3. 3.National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Food Science and Engineering (Shanghai Ocean University)ShanghaiChina

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