Visible light photocatalytic mineralization of bisphenol A by carbon and oxygen dual-doped graphitic carbon nitride.


Key Laboratory of Jiangsu Province for Chemical Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


A facile thermal polymerization was applied to synthesize carbon and oxygen dual-doped graphitic carbon nitride (MACN) with controllable electronic band structure using malonic acid and urea as precursors. The C and O atoms substituted the sp2 N atom in graphitic carbon nitride (CN). The 1MACN (1 represented that the weight ratio of malonic acid to urea is 1% during the synthesis) with optimal band structure could decompose 15 ppm bisphenol A (BPA) within 150 min, and the mineralization rate reached to 52%. The superior photocatalytic performance of 1MACN was mainly ascribed to electronic band structure together with optical properties. On the one hand, the formation of delocalized big π bonds favored the electrons transfer after the introducing of carbon atoms. On the other hand, a positive charge density existed on the C atoms because of high electronegativity of contiguous O (3.44) that substituted N compared with C (2.55), which could attribute to high activity of MACN catalyst. The study will contribute to the further improvement of visible-light photocatalytic BPA degradation and mineralization.


BPA mineralization,Carbon-oxygen dual-doping,Graphitic carbon nitride,Visible-light photocatalytic,

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