Low Temperature Physics: 48, 344 (2022); https://doi.org/10.1063/10.0009741
Thermochemical synthesis of graphite-like carbon nitride and its application
M. O. Danilov1, G.I.Dovbeshko 2, I. A. Rusetskiy1, U. K. Afonina2, V. N. Byckov2, O. P. Gnatyuk2, S. S. Fomanyuk1, and G. Ya. Kolbasov1
1Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv 03142, Ukraine
Received November 14, 2021, published online February 25, 2022
A thermochemical method has been applied and a new routine has been developed for the synthesis of a layered material from graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) using urea and melamine compounds. The production of the graphite-like carbon nitride has been proven by TEM, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. The electrochemical studies have shown that the obtained material can be a promising candidate for metal-free catalysts of oxygen electrodes for fuel cells and a base for the development of novel functional composite materials.
Key words: graphite-like carbon nitride, thermochemical method of synthesis, metal-free catalysts, x-ray diffraction, TEM