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

Carbon nanotubes-modified graphitic carbon nitride photocatalysts with synergistic effect of nickel(II) sulfide and molybdenum(II) disulfide co-catalysts for more efficient H evolution., Zhang, Yun-Xiao, Li Kui, Yu Yu-Xiang, and De Zhang Wei- , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Sep 15, Volume 526, p.374-383, (2018)

Visible-light-driven dynamic cancer therapy and imaging using graphitic carbon nitride nanoparticles., Heo, Nam Su, Lee Sun Uk, Rethinasabapathy Muruganantham, Lee Eun Zoo, Cho Hye-Jin, Oh Seo Yeong, Choe Sang Rak, Kim Yeonho, Hong Won G., Krishnan Giribabu, et al. , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2018 Sep 01, Volume 90, p.531-538, (2018)

Electrochemically prepared oxygen and sulfur co-doped graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots for fluorescence determination of copper and silver ions and biothiols., Wang, Haiyan, Lu Qiujun, Li Mingxia, Li Huan, Liu Yalan, Li Haitao, Zhang Youyu, and Yao Shouzhuo , Anal Chim Acta, 2018 Oct 16, Volume 1027, p.121-129, (2018)

A sensitive fluorescent sensing strategy for nanomolar levels of metformin using graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as nanofluoroprobe., Rahbar, Nadereh, Abbaszadegan Parivash, and Savarizadeh Aye , Anal Chim Acta, 2018 Oct 05, Volume 1026, p.117-124, (2018)

Rapid removal of sulfamethoxazole from simulated water matrix by visible-light responsive iodine and potassium co-doped graphitic carbon nitride photocatalysts., Paragas, Larah Kriselle B., de Luna Mark Daniel G., and Doong Ruey-An , Chemosphere, 2018 Nov, Volume 210, p.1099-1107, (2018)

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)

Facile preparation of a TiO quantum dot/graphitic carbon nitride heterojunction with highly efficient photocatalytic activity., Wang, Xing, Jiang Subin, Huo Xuejian, Xia Rui, Muhire Elisée, and Gao Meizhen , Nanotechnology, 2018 May 18, Volume 29, Issue 20, p.205702, (2018)

Nickel sulfide/graphitic carbon nitride/strontium titanate (NiS/g-CN/SrTiO) composites with significantly enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production activity., Luo, Xiu-Li, He Gang-Ling, Fang Yue-Ping, and Xu Yue-Hua , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 May 15, Volume 518, p.184-191, (2018)

Ammonium-tungstate-promoted growth of boron nitride nanotubes., E, Songfeng, Li Chaowei, Li Taotao, Geng Renjie, Li Qiulong, Lu Weibang, and Yao Yagang , Nanotechnology, 2018 May 11, Volume 29, Issue 19, p.195604, (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)