3D Aerogel of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Modified with Perylene Imide and Graphene Oxide for Highly Efficient Nitric Oxide Removal under Visible Light
Jundie Hu, Dongyun Chen*（陈冬赟）, Najun Li, Qingfeng Xu, Hua Li, Jinghui He, and Jianmei Lu*（路建美）
College of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Science ，Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology，Soochow University，Suzhou 215123, China
Small 2018, 14, 1800416
3D materials are considered promising for photocatalytic applications in air purification because of their large surface areas, controllability, and recyclability. Here, a series of aerogels consisting of graphitic‐carbon nitride (g‐C3N4) modified with a perylene imide (PI) and graphene oxide (GO) are prepared for nitric oxide (NO) removal under visible‐light irradiation. All of the photocatalysts exhibit excellent activity in NO removal because of the strong light absorption and good planarity of PI–g‐C3N4coupled with the favorable charge transport properties of GO, which slow the recombination of electron–hole pairs. The aerogel containing thiophene displays the most efficient NO removal of the aerogel series, with a removal ratio of up to 66%. Density functional theory calculations are conducted to explain this result and recycling experiments are carried out to verify the stability and recyclability of these photocatalysts.