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

Optimization of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane functionalization on silicon nitride surface for biomolecule immobilization., Saengdee, Pawasuth, Promptmas Chamras, Thanapitak Surachoke, Srisuwan Awirut, Pankiew Apirak, Thornyanadacha Nutthaphat, Chaisriratanakul Woraphan, Chaowicharat Ekalak, and Jeamsaksiri Wutthinan , Talanta, 2020 Jan 15, Volume 207, p.120305, (2020)

Regenerative Effect of Resorbable Scaffold Embedded Boron-Nitride/Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles in Rat Parietal Bone., Yayla, Muhammed, Cadirci Elif, Halici Zekai, Bakan Feray, Ay Nuran, Demirci Selami, Karaman Adem, and Sahin Fikrettin , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2020 Feb 01, Volume 20, Issue 2, p.680-691, (2020)

All-inorganic perovskite/graphitic carbon nitride composites for CO photoreduction into C1 compounds under low concentrations of CO., You, Siqi, Guo Shaohong, Zhao Xue, Sun Min, Sun Chunyi, Su Zhongmin, and Wang Xinlong , Dalton Trans, 2019 Sep 09, (2019)

K+ Ion Assisted Regeneration of Active Cyano Groups in Carbon Nitride Nanoribbons for Visible-Light Driven Photocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction., Zhao, Huijun, Wang Weikang, Zhang Haimin, Zhang Shengbo, Liu Yanyan, Wang Guozhong, and Sun Chenghua , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2019 Sep 09, (2019)

Stable cuprous active sites in Cu-graphitic carbon nitride: Structure analysis and performance in Fenton-like reactions., Ma, Jianqing, Jia Nanzhengfang, Shen Chensi, Liu Weiping, and Wen Yuezhong , J Hazard Mater, 2019 Oct 15, Volume 378, p.120782, (2019)

Mechanochemical reaction of Al and melamine: a potential approach towards the in situ synthesis of aluminum nitride-carbon nanotube nanocomposites., Rounaghi, Seyyed Amin, Eshghi Hossein, Scudino Sergio, Esmaeili Elaheh, Kiani-Rashid Ali-Reza, and Eckert Jürgen , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2019 Oct 09, Volume 21, Issue 39, p.22121-22131, (2019)

Photocatalytic reforming of biomass for hydrogen production over ZnS nanoparticles modified carbon nitride nanosheets., Xu, Xinyuan, Zhang Jinqiang, Wang Shuaijun, Yao Zhengxin, Wu Hong, Shi Lei, Yin Yu, Wang Shaobin, and Sun Hongqi , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Nov 01, Volume 555, p.22-30, (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)

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)

Remote heteroepitaxy of atomic layered hafnium disulfide on sapphire through hexagonal boron nitride., Wang, Denggui, Lu Yong, Meng Junhua, Zhang Xingwang, Yin Zhigang, Gao Menglei, Wang Ye, Cheng Likun, You Jingbi, and Zhang Jicai , Nanoscale, 2019 May 16, Volume 11, Issue 19, p.9310-9318, (2019)

Synthesis of a Layered Niobium Oxynitride, RbNdNbON·HO, Showing Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity for H Evolution., Wakayama, Haruki, Hibino Keisuke, Fujii Kotaro, Oshima Takayoshi, Yanagisawa Keiichi, Kobayashi Yuuga, Kimoto Koji, Yashima Masatomo, and Maeda Kazuhiko , Inorg Chem, 2019 May 06, Volume 58, Issue 9, p.6161-6166, (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)

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)