The article by Dr. Murali Banavoth, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad entitled ‘Extended pi-conjugative n-p type homostructural graphitic carbon nitride for photodegradation and charge-storage applications’ is selected as one of the top 100 downloaded chemistry papers for Nature publishing Scientific Reports in 2019. The chief editor of Nature Scientific Reports, Dr Richard White congratulated Dr. Murali Banavoth for securing a position in the top 100 most downloaded articles which is an extraordinary achievement – that his science is of real value to the research community.

Dr. Murali Banavoth

In this article, Dr. Banavoth’s research team has designed and demonstrated an n-p type homostructural metal-free graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) semiconductor for pollutant abatement and energy storage application. The extended π-conjugative 2, 5-Thiophenedicarboxylic acid (TDA) molecule grafted g-C3N4 exhibited charge capacitive robust cyclic stability of 1000 cycles with a capacity retention of 83%.