Member - Min Wang

Min Wang (王敏)

Associate professor
PhD. in Organic Chemistry
Graduated from Dalian institute of chemical physics, CAS
Interests: Basketball

Research interests

  1. Biomass conversion to chemicals and fuels
  2. C-H bond and C-C bond selective oxidation
  3. Surface modification of catalyst to tune the catalytic microenvironment
  4. 2D nanomaterial for catalysis


  1. Min Wang, Jianmin Lu, Jiping Ma, Zhe Zhang, Feng Wang*. Cuprous oxide catalyzed oxidative C-C bond cleavage for C-N bond formation: synthesis of cyclic imides from ketones and amines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54(47), 14061-14065.
  2. Min Wang, Lihua Li, Jianmin Lu, Hongji Li, Xiaochen Zhang, Huifang Liu, Nengchao Luo, Feng Wang*. Acid promoted C–C bond oxidative cleavage of β-O-4 and β-1 lignin models to esters over a copper catalyst. Green Chem., 2017, 19(3), 702-706.
  3. Min Wang, Jianmin Lu, Xiaochen Zhang, Lihua Li, Hongji Li, Nengchao Luo, Feng Wang*. Two-step, catalytic C–C bond oxidative cleavage process converts lignin models and extracts to aromatic acids. ACS Catal., 2016, 6(9), 6086–6090.
  4. Min Wang, Jiping Ma, Miao Yu, Zhe Zhang, Feng Wang*. Oxidative coupling of anilines to azobenzenes using heterogeneous manganese oxide catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 1940-1945.
  5. Min Wang, Xiangkui Gu, Haiyan Su, Jianmin Lu, Jiping Ma, Miao Yu, Zhe Zhang, Feng Wang*. Preferential cleavage of C-C bonds over C-N bonds at interfacial CuO-Cu2O sites. J. Catal., 2015, 330, 458-464.
  6. Min Wang, Feng Wang*, Jiping Ma, Mingrun Li, Zhe Zhang, Yehong Wang, Xiaochen Zhang, Jie Xu*. Investigations on the crystal plane effect of ceria on gold catalysis in the oxidative dehydrogenation of alcohols and amines in the liquid phase. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50(3), 292-294.
  7. Min Wang, Feng Wang*. What and where are the active sites of oxide-supported nanostructured metal catalysts? Chin. J. Catal., 2014, 35(4), 453-456.
  8. Min Wang, Feng Wang*, Jiping Ma, Jie Xu*. Organic linker geometry controlled synthesis of coordination polymer spheres and their thermal transformation to yolk-shell metal oxides. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2(37): 15480-15487.
  9. Min Wang, Feng Wang*, Jiping Ma, Chen Chen, Song Shi, Jie Xu*. Insights into support wettability in tuning catalytic performance in the oxidation of aliphatic alcohols to acids.Chem. Commun., 2013, 49(59), 6623-6625.