About Nitrides

Boron nitride chemical structureNitrides are any of a class of chemical compounds in which nitrogen is combined with an element of similar or lower electronegativity, such as boron, silicon, and most metals.  Certain metal nitrides are unstable, and most react with water to form ammonia and the oxide or hydroxide of the metal; but the nitrides of boron, vanadium, silicon, titanium, and tantalum are very refractory, resistant to chemical attack, and hard—they therefore are useful as abrasives and in making crucibles.

Boron nitride is used in lubricants and insulators. Silicon nitride is also used as an insulator as well as for cutting materials. Gallium and indium nitrides are used as semiconductors, titanium nitride is used in metal coatings, and lithium nitride is often used in hydrogen storage . The diamond-like nitrides of aluminum, gallium and indium all have the wurtzite structure in which each atom occupies tetrahedral sites. For example in aluminum nitride, each aluminum atom has four neighboring nitrogen atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron and similarly each nitrogen atom has four neighboring aluminum atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Recent Research & Development for Nitrides

Intrinsic properties of macroscopically tuned gallium nitride single crystalline facets for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution., Hu, Haixiao, Chang Bin, Sun Xiucai, Huo Qin, Zhang Baoguo, Li Yanlu, Shao Yongliang, Zhang Lei, Wu Yongzhong, and Hao Xiaopeng , Chemistry, 2019 May 29, (2019)

Visible light driven efficient metal free single atom catalyst supported on nanoporous carbon nitride for nitrogen fixation., Bhattacharyya, Kalishankar, and Datta Ayan , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2019 May 29, (2019)

Unexpected monoatomic catalytic-host synergetic OER/ORR by graphitic carbon nitride: density functional theory., Wu, Yong, Li Can, Liu Wei, Li Huanhuan, Gong Yinyan, Niu Lengyuan, Liu Xinjuan, Sun Changqing, and Xu Shiqing , Nanoscale, 2019 Mar 14, Volume 11, Issue 11, p.5064-5071, (2019)

Three-Dimensional Carbon Nitride Nanowire Scaffold for Flexible Supercapacitors., Tang, Zhiwei, Zhang Xueyu, Duan Lianfeng, Wu Aimin, and Lu Wei , Nanoscale Res Lett, 2019 Mar 14, Volume 14, Issue 1, p.98, (2019)

Cobalt oxide loaded graphitic carbon nitride as adsorptive photocatalyst for tetracycline removal from aqueous solution., Niu, Jinye, Xie Yi, Luo Haiqiong, Wang Qian, Zhang Yongkui, and Wang Yabo , Chemosphere, 2019 Mar, Volume 218, p.169-178, (2019)

Simultaneous determination of β-agonists on hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets/multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanocomposite modified glassy carbon electrode., Yola, Mehmet Lütfi, and Atar Necip , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2019 Mar, Volume 96, p.669-676, (2019)

Feasibility of Biological Applications for Zirconium Nitride Powders Synthesized by Gas-Solid Elemental Combination Method., Chen, Ning, Guo Ming, Zhao Feng, Yin Wenyan, Wang Jigang, Wang Qiang, and Wang Changzheng , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2019 Jun 01, Volume 19, Issue 6, p.3319-3325, (2019)

Hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet as novel drug delivery system for anticancer drugs: Insights from DFT calculations and molecular dynamics simulations., Vatanparast, Morteza, and Shariatinia Zahra , J Mol Graph Model, 2019 Jun, Volume 89, p.50-59, (2019)

Visible light-activated degradation of natural organic matter (NOM) using zinc-bismuth oxides-graphitic carbon nitride (ZBO-CN) photocatalyst: Mechanistic insights from EEM-PARAFAC., Truong, Hai Bang, Huy Bui The, Ly Quang Viet, Lee Yong-Ill, and Hur Jin , Chemosphere, 2019 Jun, Volume 224, p.597-606, (2019)

Advanced synthesis of highly crystallized hexagonal boron nitride by coupling polymer-derived ceramics and spark plasma sintering processes-influence of the crystallization promoter and sintering temperature., Li, Yangdi, Garnier Vincent, Journet Catherine, Barjon Julien, Loiseau Annick, Stenger Ingrid, Plaud Alexandre, Toury Bérangère, and Steyer Philippe , Nanotechnology, 2019 Jan 18, Volume 30, Issue 3, p.035604, (2019)

Direct nanomechanical measurements of boron nitride nanotube-ceramic interfaces., Yi, Chenglin, Bagchi Soumendu, Gou Feilin, Dmuchowski Christopher M., Park Cheol, Fay Catharine C., Chew Huck Beng, and Ke Changhong , Nanotechnology, 2019 Jan 11, Volume 30, Issue 2, p.025706, (2019)

Conductive Mesoporous Niobium Nitride Microspheres/Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Hybrid with Efficient Polysulfide Anchoring and Catalytic Conversion for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries., Li, Xingxing, Gao Biao, Huang Xian, Guo Zhijun, Li Qingwei, Zhang Xuming, Chu Paul K., and Huo Kaifu , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2019 Jan 02, (2019)

Composite photocatalyst, tetragonal lead bismuth oxyiodide/bismuth oxyiodide/graphitic carbon nitride: Synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic activity., Lee, Ai-Hsuan, Wang Yi-Chuen, and Chen Chiing-Chang , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jan 01, Volume 533, p.319-332, (2019)

Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber/Boron Nitride Composites as Flexible Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries., Chen, Minghua, Zhang Shouzhi, Zhang Jiawei, and Chen Qingguo , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2019 Jan 01, Volume 19, Issue 1, p.220-225, (2019)