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Michael J. Bojdys joined the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. His current research interest lies in the field of functional nanomaterials for semiconductor applications, gas storage and catalysis. Previously, Michael was holder of a research fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool (UK) from 2010 to 2013. He completed his PhD thesis between 2006 and 2009 "On new allotropes and nanostructures of carbon nitrides" at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany). In 2006 he graduated as Master of Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Ionothermal Synthesis of Crystalline, Condensed, Graphitic Carbon Nitride

Bojdys, M. J.; Muller, J. O.; Antonietti, M.; Thomas,* A. Chemistry-A European Journal 2008, 14, 8177-8182.


Herein we report the synthesis of a crystalline graphitic carbon nitride, or g-C3N4, obtained from the temperature-induced condensation of dicyandiamide (NH2C(=NH)NHCN) by using a salt melt of lithium chloride and potassium chloride as the solvent. The proposed crystal structure of this g-C3N4 species is based on sheets of hexagonally arranged s-heptazine (C6N7) units that are held together by covalent bonds between C and N atoms which are stacked in a graphitic, staggered fashion, as corroborated by powder X-ray diffractometry and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800190 [Download]

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Bojdys, M. J.; Muller, J. O.; Antonietti, M.; Thomas, A. Chemistry-A European Journal 2008, 14, 8177-8182, which has been published in final form at [DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800190].