Microwave assisted in situ decoration of a g-C3N4 surface with CdCO3 nanoparticles for visible light driven photocatalysis

Devthade Vidyasagar, Sachin G. Ghugal, Aditi Kulkarni, Ashok G. Shende, Suresh S. Umare, Rajamma Sasikala
  • New Journal of Chemistry, January 2018, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8nj00444g

Microwave Assisted in-situ Decoration of Carbon Nitride with CdCO3 NPs

What is it about?

A wide band gap CdCO3 semiconductor is prepared by rapid microwave heating and coupled with low band gap visible light active carbon nitride semiconductor. The developed composite is tested for disinfection of E.coli bacteria and mineralization of organic dyes.

Why is it important?

A first approach on use of a wide-band gap CdCO3 semiconductor to inhibit the rapid recombination of photo-excitons and excel the photoactivity.


Devthade Vidyasagar (Author)
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

We hope that this work may open new directions on exploring strong redox potentials of wide-band gap semiconductors with visible light active composite materials for large variety of solar and electrochemical applications.

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