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

Label-free surface plasmon resonance biosensing with titanium nitride thin film., Qiu, Guangyu, Ng Siu Pang, and Wu Chi-Man Lawrence , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 May 30, Volume 106, p.129-135, (2018)

A silicon-based neural probe with densely-packed low-impedance titanium nitride microelectrodes for ultrahigh-resolution in vivo recordings., Fiáth, Richárd, Raducanu Bogdan Cristian, Musa Silke, Andrei Alexandru, Lopez Carolina Mora, van Hoof Chris, Ruther Patrick, Aarts Arno, Horváth Domonkos, and Ulbert István , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 May 30, Volume 106, p.86-92, (2018)

Development of graphite carbon nitride based fluorescent immune sensor for detection of alpha fetoprotein., Li, Yike, Dong Lingyu, Wang Xiangfeng, Liu Yuan, Liu Hailing, and Xie Mengxia , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2018 May 05, Volume 196, p.103-109, (2018)

An ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescent immunosensor based on graphene oxide coupled graphite-like carbon nitride and multiwalled carbon nanotubes-gold for the detection of diclofenac., Hu, Liuyi, Zheng Jing, Zhao Kang, Deng Anping, and Li Jianguo , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 Mar 15, Volume 101, p.260-267, (2018)

A facile photoelectrochemical sensor for high sensitive ROS and AA detection based on graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets., Mazhabi, Robabeh Motaghed, Ge Liqin, Jiang Hui, and Wang Xuemei , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 107, p.54-61, (2018)

Effect of high carbon incorporation in Co substrates on the epitaxy of hexagonal boron nitride/graphene heterostructures., Khanaki, Alireza, Tian Hao, Xu Zhongguang, Zheng Renjing, He Yanwei, Cui Zhenjun, Yang Jingchuan, and Liu Jianlin , Nanotechnology, 2018 Jan 19, Volume 29, Issue 3, p.035602, (2018)

A Molecular Approach to Manganese Nitride Acting as a High Performance Electrocatalyst in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction., Walter, Carsten, Menezes Prashanth W., Orthmann Steven, Schuch Jona, Connor Paula, Kaiser Bernhard, Lerch Martin, and Driess Matthias , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 57, Issue 3, p.698-702, (2018)

Gas-exfoliated porous monolayer boron nitride for enhanced aerobic oxidative desulfurization performance., Wu, Yingcheng, Wu Peiwen, Chao Yanhong, He Jing, Li Hongping, Lu Linjie, Jiang Wei, Zhang Beibei, Li Huaming, and Zhu Wenshuai , Nanotechnology, 2018 Jan 12, Volume 29, Issue 2, p.025604, (2018)

Ruthenium Ion-Complexed Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide as High-Performance Catalysts for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution., Peng, Yi, Pan Wanzhang, Wang Nan, Lu Jia-En, and Chen Shaowei , ChemSusChem, 2018 Jan 10, Volume 11, Issue 1, p.130-136, (2018)

Role of Hydrogen in High-Yield Growth of Boron Nitride Nanotubes at Atmospheric Pressure by Induction Thermal Plasma., Kim, Keun Su, Couillard Martin, Shin Homin, Plunkett Mark, Ruth Dean, Kingston Christopher T., and Simard Benoit , ACS Nano, 2018 Jan 10, (2018)

Bioinspired Mesoporous Chiral Nematic Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalysts modulated by Polarized Light., Lin, Wensheng, Hong Wei, Sun Lu, Yu Di, Yu Dingshan, and Chen Xudong , ChemSusChem, 2018 Jan 10, Volume 11, Issue 1, p.114-119, (2018)

A Two-Dimensional Manganese Gallium Nitride Surface Structure Showing Ferromagnetism at Room Temperature., Ma, Yingqiao, Chinchore Abhijit V., Smith Arthur R., Barral María Andrea, and Ferrari Valeria , Nano Lett, 2018 Jan 10, Volume 18, Issue 1, p.158-166, (2018)

Enhanced Solar Light Absorption and Photoelectrochemical Conversion Using TiN Nanoparticle-Incorporated C3N4-C Dot Sheets., Shinde, Satish Laxman, Ishii Satoshi, Dao Thang Duy, Sugavaneshwar Ramu Pasupathi, Takei Toshiaki, Nanda Karuna Kar, and Nagao Tadaaki , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Jan 08, (2018)

Combinatorial Discovery of Lanthanum-Tantalum Oxynitride Solar Light Absorbers with Dilute Nitrogen for Solar Fuel Applications., Suram, Santosh K., Fackler Sean W., Zhou Lan, N'Diaye Alpha T., Drisdell Walter S., Yano Junko, and Gregoire John M. , ACS Comb Sci, 2018 Jan 08, Volume 20, Issue 1, p.26-34, (2018)