Developing an Iron-Carbon Nitride Complex as Photocatalyst with Response to Visible Light
In this article, we synthesized a porphyran-like complex composed of iron chloride and carbon nitride polymer (CNP) as a new photocatalyst with visible light response. Several chemical reactions were carried out to confirm it to be a complex, while FTIR, XRD, XRF were used to further prove its structure. According to the UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectra, the absorption had been extended to visible light region. Photodegradation of methyl orange (MO) on this novel Fe-CNP complex confirmed it possesses high activity under visible light irradiation.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
J. C. Yang et al., "Developing an Iron-Carbon Nitride Complex as Photocatalyst with Response to Visible Light", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 679-682, 2011