Robust Carbon Nitride-Based Thermoset Coatings for Surface Modification and Photochemistry

Baris Kumru, Jesús Barrio, Jianrui Zhang, Markus Antonietti, Menny Shalom, Bernhard V.K.J. Schmidt

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Herein, the convenient visible light-induced photografting of hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate onto graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) is described, leading to well-dispersible g-CN-based precursor polymers that can be injected. Mixing with citric acid as the cross-linker and heating leads to stable thermoset coatings. The process is versatile and easy to perform, leading to g-CN-based coatings. Moreover, the coating can be further functionalized/modified via grafting of other polymer chains, and the resulting structure is useful as photocatalytic surface or as photoelectrode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9462-9469
Number of pages8
JournalACS applied materials & interfaces
Issue number9
StatePublished - 6 Mar 2019


  • carbon nitride
  • coating
  • dispersion
  • photoactive surface
  • photoelectrochemistry
  • photopolymerization
  • thermoset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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