Hybridized Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-CN) as High Performance VOCs Sensor

  • Prashant Kumar Mishra
  • Ritu Malik
  • Vijay K. TomerEmail author
  • Nirav Joshi
Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)


With most of the quality time spent in the indoor climate, the human continuously inhale harmful gases and risk their life. In recent years, the indoor air quality is extensively denigrated due to the improved life-style thus causing the release of unwanted toxic and health hazardous gases/compounds in the indoor climate. This alarming concern has propelled the need of detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in our close environment with the help of ultra-efficient gas sensors having high efficiency. During the last decade, 2-dimensional (2D) porous graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) has attracted much attention in sensing applications for its unique physicochemical properties including high surface to volume ratio, high electron transfer rate, and excellent thermal stability. This book chapter highlights the recent developments and reflects the impact of mesoporous g-CN based nanocomposites on gas sensing technology.


Mesoporous Graphitic carbon nitride Volatile organic compounds Gas sensors Selectivity 



RM is thankful to UC Berkeley for providing visiting scholar supports. VKT is thankful to United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) for Fulbright-Nehru award (Award No: 2308/FNPDR/2017). NJ wants to acknowledge the Brazilian funding agencies: São Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP (2014/23546-1, 2016/23474-6).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashant Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Ritu Malik
    • 2
  • Vijay K. Tomer
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nirav Joshi
    • 3
  1. 1.CFEES, DRDO, Ministry of Defence & Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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