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

Single photon emission from top-down etched III-nitride quantum dots., Hou, Yaonan, Wang Yong, and Ai Qingkang , Nanotechnology, 2020 Mar 27, Volume 31, Issue 13, p.13LT01, (2020)

Size and temperature effect of Young's modulus of boron nitride nanosheet., Qin, Hongfa, Liang Yingjing, and Huang Jianzhang , J Phys Condens Matter, 2020 Jan 16, Volume 32, Issue 3, p.035302, (2020)

Three dimensional Pt island-on-Au architectures coupled with graphite carbon nitride nanosheets for effective photo-accelerated methanol electro-oxidation., Wang, Xuandong, Sun Mingjuan, Guo Yan, Hu Jiayue, and Zhu Mingshan , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Jan 15, Volume 558, p.38-46, (2020)

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)

Photocatalytic behavior of biochar-modified carbon nitride with enriched visible-light reactivity., Meng, Lirong, Yin Wenhua, Wang Shengsen, Wu Xiaoge, Hou Jianhua, Yin Weiqin, Feng Ke, Ok Yong Sik, and Wang Xiaozhi , Chemosphere, 2020 Jan, Volume 239, p.124713, (2020)

Boron oxynitride two-colour fluorescent dots and their incorporation in a hybrid organic-inorganic film., Ren, Junkai, Malfatti Luca, Enzo Stefano, Carbonaro Carlo Maria, Calvillo Laura, Granozzi Gaetano, and Innocenzi Plinio , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Feb 15, Volume 560, p.398-406, (2020)

Anchoring single-unit-cell defect-rich bismuth molybdate layers on ultrathin carbon nitride nanosheet with boosted charge transfer for efficient photocatalytic ciprofloxacin degradation., Li, Bisheng, Lai Cui, Qin Lei, Chu Chengcheng, Zhang Mingming, Liu Shiyu, Liu Xigui, Yi Huan, He Jiangfan, Li Ling, et al. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Feb 15, Volume 560, p.701-713, (2020)

Optical lattice vibrations in monolayer hexagonal boron nitride from macroscopic equations., Zhang, J-Z , J Phys Condens Matter, 2020 Feb 06, Volume 32, Issue 6, p.065304, (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)

A porous carbon nitride modified with cobalt phosphide as an efficient visible-light harvesting nanocomposite for photoelectrochemical enzymatic sensing of glucose., Liang, Dong, Luo Junjun, Huang Yaliang, Liang Xiang, Qiu Xiaoqing, Wang Jianxiu, and Yang Minghui , Mikrochim Acta, 2019 Nov 29, Volume 186, Issue 12, p.856, (2019)