Water-soluble graphitic carbon nitride for clean environmental applications

Mohanraj, Jagannathan; Durgalakshmi, Dhinasekaran; Saravanan, Rajendran

Abstract

The removal of halogenated dye and sensing of pharmaceutical products in the water bodies with quick purification time is of high need due to the scarcity of drinking water. The present work reported on the preparation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) for quick time water contaminant adsorption, followed by synthesizing silver nanoparticles decorated graphitic carbon nitride for pharmaceutical product sensing using in-situ SERS technique. The prepared graphitic carbon nitride is used to study the adsorption behavior of water contaminants at room temperature, in the presence of methylene blue (MB) as an adsorbate model. The water-soluble graphitic carbon nitride, even at low concentration, possesses an excellent ability to adsorb halogenated organic dye. As a result, the dyes are found to adsorb within similar to 5s even without any additional physical or chemical activation. From the UV-Vis absorption investigations, it has been perceived that in the presence of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) the dye adsorption efficacy is observed nearly 80% with the well fitted linearly of R-2 = 0.9731. Effective in-situ surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) studies for Ag nanoparticles decorated graphitic carbon nitride has been carried out and the obtained result shows good sensing performance of the material towards acetaminophen drug. This method opens the possibility of the Nobel metal decorated graphitic carbon nitride for real-time sensing of SERS-based drug products along with the development of high-performance sensing of the target analyte in the future. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Water-soluble graphitic carbon nitride for clean environmental applications
Título de la Revista: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Volumen: 269
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2021
DOI:

10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116172

Notas: ISI