• Active sites of Pt/CNTs nanocatalysts for aerobic base-free oxidation of glycerol 

      Pan, Minjian; Wang, Jingnan; Fu, Wenzhao; Chen, Bingxu; Lei, Jiaqi; Chen, Wenyao; Duan, Xuezhi; Chen, De; Qian, Gang; Zhou, Xinggui (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Understanding the nature of Pt active sites is of great importance for the structure-sensitive base-free oxidation of glycerol. In the present work, the remarkable Pt particle size effects on glycerol conversion and products ...
    • Kinetics-assisted discrimination of active sites in Ru catalyzed hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane 

      Fu, Wenzhao; Chen, Wenyao; Qian, Gang; Chen, De; Yuan, Weikang; Zhou, Xinggui; Duan, Xuezhi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Identifying the underlying nature of the structure sensitivity from the catalyst active site point of view in heterogeneous catalytic reactions is of prime scientific and industrial importance. In this work, the kinetics-assisted ...
    • Optimising surface d charge of AuPd nanoalloy catalysts for enhanced catalytic activity 

      Zhu, Xiaojuan; Qishui, Guo; Sun, Yafei; Chen, Shangjun; Wang, Jian-Qiang; Wu, Mengmeng; Fu, Wenzhao; Tang, Yanqiang; Duan, Xuezhi; Chen, De; Wan, Ying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Understanding the catalytic mechanism of bimetallic nanocatalysts remains challenging. Here, we adopt an adsorbate mediated thermal reduction approach to yield monodispersed AuPd catalysts with continuous change of the ...
    • Reaction mechanism and kinetics for Pt/CNTs catalyzed base-free oxidation of glycerol 

      Ma, Yuanyuan; Gan, Jie; Pan, Minjian; Zhang, Yanfang; Fu, Wenzhao; Duan, Xuezhi; Chen, Wenyao; Chen, De; Qian, Gang; Zhou, Xinggui (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Fundamental understanding of heterogeneously catalyzed aerobic, base-free oxidation of glycerol is highly desirable for sustainable and highly efficient chemical synthesis. In this work, Pt/CNTs catalyzed base-free oxidation ...
    • Synergistic Pt-WO3 Dual Active Sites to Boost Hydrogen Production from Ammonia Borane 

      Chen, Wenyao; Fu, Wenzhao; Qian, Gang; Zhang, Bingsen; Chen, De; Duan, Xuezhi; Zhou, Xinggui (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Development of synergistic heterogeneous catalysts with active sites working cooperatively has been a pursuit of chemists. Herein, we report for the first time the fabrication and manipulation of Pt-WO3 dual-active-sites ...
    • Uncalcined TS‐2 immobilized Au nanoparticles as a bifunctional catalyst to boost direct propylene epoxidation with H2 and O2 

      Zhang, Zhihua; Zhao, Xuan; Wang, Gang; Xu, Jialun; Lu, Mengke; Fu, Wenzhao; Duan, Xuezhi; Qian, Gang; Chen, De (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Developing stable yet efficient Au–Ti bifunctional catalysts is important but challenging for direct propylene epoxidation with H2 and O2. This work describes a novel strategy of employing uncalcined titanium silicalite‐2 ...