A full list of publications from 2016 to 2021


111. Zhe Zhang, Min Wang, Hongru Zhou, Feng Wang. Surface sulfate ion on CdS catalyst enhances syngas generation from biopolyols. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143 (17), 6533-6541.

112. Kaiyi Su, Huifang Liu, Zhuyan Gao, Paolo Fornasiero, Feng Wang. Nb2O5-based photocatalysts. Adv. Sci., 2021, 8 (8), 2003156.

113. Jinghua An, Zhuyan Gao, Yehong Wang, Zhixin Zhang, Jian Zhang, Lu Li, Bo Tang, Feng Wang. Heterogeneous Ru/TiO2 for hydroaminomethylation of olefins: Multicomponent synthesis of amines. Green Chem., 2021, 23 (7), 2722-2728.

114. Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Katalin Barta, Gregg T. Beckham, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, John Ralph, Roberto Rinaldi, Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Joseph S. M. Samec, Bert F. Sels, Feng Wang. Guidelines for performing lignin-first biorefining. Energy & Environ. Sci., 2021, 14 (1), 262-292.

115. Zhitong Zhao, Jingyang Jiang, Feng Wang. An economic analysis of twenty light olefin production pathways. J. of Energy Chem., 2021, 56, 193-202.

116. Zhuyan Gao, Nengchao Luo, Zhipeng Huang, Stuart H. Taylor, Feng Wang. Controlling radical intermediates in photocatalytic conversion of low-carbon-number alcohols. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2021, 9 (18), 6188-6202.

117. Chaofeng Zhang, Feng Wang, Catalytic cleavage of lignin C-O and C-C bonds. Elsevier: 2021.

118. Zhitong Zhao, Jingyang Jiang, Mingyuan Zheng, Feng Wang. Advancing development of biochemicals through the comprehensive evaluation of bio-ethylene glycol. Chem. Eng. J., 2021, 411, 128516.


97. Huifang Liu, Hongji Li, Nengchao Luo, Feng Wang. Visible-light-induced oxidative lignin C-C bond cleavage to aldehydes using vanadium catalysts. ACS Catal., 2020, 10 (1), 632-643.

98. Kaiyi Su, Huifang Liu, Bin Zeng, Zhixin Zhang, Nengchao Luo, Zhipeng Huang, Zhuyan Gao, Feng Wang. Visible-light-driven selective oxidation of toluene into benzaldehyde over nitrogen-modified Nb2O5 nanomeshes. ACS Catal., 2020, 10 (2), 1324-1333.

99. Lijun Lei, Yehong Wang, Zhixin Zhang, Jinghua An, Feng Wang. Transformations of biomass, its derivatives, and downstream chemicals over ceria catalysts. ACS Catal., 2020, 10 (15), 8788-8814.

100. Feng Wang, Zili Wu. Preface to special issue on advances in ceria catalysis. Chin. J. Catal., 2020, 41 (6), 899-900.

101. Xuejiao Wu, Nengchao Luo, Shunji Xie, Haikun Zhang, Qinghong Zhang, Feng Wang, Ye Wang. Photocatalytic transformations of lignocellulosic biomass into chemicals. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49 (17), 6198-6223.

102. Hongji Li, Zhuyan Gao, Lijun Lei, Huifang Liu, Jianyu Han, Feng Hong, Nengchao Luo, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of aromatic ketones using alcohols. Green Chem., 2020, 22 (12), 3802-3808.

103. Nengchao Luo, Tingting Hou, Shiyang Liu, Bin Zeng, Jianmin Lu, Jian Zhang, Hongji Li, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic coproduction of deoxybenzoin and H2 through tandem redox reactions. ACS Catal., 2020, 10 (1), 762-769.

104. Min Wang, Meijiang Liu, Jianmin Lu, Feng Wang, Min Wang, Meijiang Liu. Photo splitting of bio-polyols and sugars to methanol and syngas. Nat Commun, 2020, 11 (1), 1083.

105. Jinghua An, Yehong Wang, Zhixin Zhang, Jian Zhang, Martin Gocyla, Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Feng Wang. Linear-regioselective hydromethoxycarbonylation of styrene using Ru-clusters/CeO2 catalyst. Chin. J. Catal., 2020, 41 (6), 963-969.

106. Hongji Li, Anon Bunrit, Ning Li, Feng Wang. Heteroatom-participated lignin cleavage to functionalized aromatics. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49 (12), 3748-3763.

107. Zhipeng Huang, Zhitong Zhao, Chaofeng Zhang, Jianmin Lu, Huifang Liu, Nengchao Luo, Jian Zhang, Feng Wang. Enhanced photocatalytic alkane production from fatty acid decarboxylation via inhibition of radical oligomerization. Nat. Catal., 2020, 3 (2), 170-178.

108. Chaofeng Zhang, Feng Wang. Catalytic lignin depolymerization to aromatic chemicals. Acc. Chem. Res., 2020, 53 (2), 470-484.

109. Huifang Liu, Jianyu Han, Qitian Huang, Hongwei Shen, Lijun Lei, Zhipeng Huang, Zhixin Zhang, Zongbao K. Zhao, Feng Wang. Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of methyl stearate and microbial lipids to diesel-range alkanes over Pd/HPA-SiO2 catalysts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2020, 59 (39), 17440-17450.

110. Hongji Li, Meijiang Liu, Huifang Liu, Nengchao Luo, Chaofeng Zhang, Feng Wang. Amine-mediated bond cleavage in oxidized lignin models. ChemSusChem, 2020, 13 (17), 4660-4665.


88. Nengchao Luo, Tiziano Montini, Jian Zhang, Paolo Fornasiero, Emiliano Fonda, Tingting Hou, Wei Nie, Jianmin Lu, Junxue Liu, Marc Heggen, Long Lin, Changtong Ma, Min Wang, Fengtao Fan, Shengye Jin, Feng Wang. Visible-light-driven coproduction of diesel precursors and hydrogen from lignocellulose-derived methylfurans. Nat. Energy, 2019, 4 (7), 575-584.

89. Jianyu Han, Jianmin Lu, Min Wang, Yehong Wang, Feng Wang. Single atom alloy preparation and applications in heterogeneous catalysis. Chin. J. Chem . 2019, 37 (9), 977-988.

90. Tingting Hou, Nengchao Luo, Yi-Tao Cui, Jianmin Lu, Lei Li, Katherine E. MacArthur, Marc Heggen, Ruotian Chen, Fengtao Fan, Wenming Tian, Shengye Jin, Feng Wang. Selective reduction of CO2 to co under visible light by controlling coordination structures of CeOx-S/ZnIn2S4 hybrid catalysts. Appl. Catal., B, 2019, 245, 262-270.

91. Hongji Li, Anon Bunrit, Jianmin Lu, Zhuyan Gao, Nengchao Luo, Huifang Liu, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic cleavage of aryl ether in modified lignin to non-phenolic aromatics. ACS Catal., 2019, 9 (9), 8843-8851.

92. Jian Zhang, Yehong Wang, Feng Wang. Microreactor-assisted synthesis of a nickel-based infinite coordination polymer and its application in the selective adsorption of alcohols. Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2019, 109, 107566.

93. Hongji Li, Elena Subbotina, Anon Bunrit, Feng Wang, S. Joseph. Functionalized spirolactones by photoinduced dearomatization of biaryl compounds. Chem. Sci., 2019, 10 (12), 3681-3686.

94. Kimberly N. Heck, Yehong Wang, Gang Wu, Feng Wang, Ah-Lim Tsai, David T. Adamson, Michael S. Wong. Effectiveness of metal oxide catalysts for the degradation of 1,4-dioxane. RSC Adv., 2019, 9 (46), 27042-27049.

95. Zhong‐Shuai Wu, Xianfeng Li, Feng Wang, Xinhe Bao. Dicp's 70th anniversary special issue on advanced materials for clean energy. Adv. Mater., 2019, 31 (50), 1905710.

96. Min Wang, Feng Wang. Catalytic scissoring of lignin into aryl monomers. Adv. Mater., 2019, 31 (50), 1901866pp.


75. Jinghua An, Yehong Wang, Zhixin Zhang, Zhitong Zhao, Jian Zhang, Feng Wang. The synthesis of quinazolinones from olefins, co, and amines over a heterogeneous ru-clusters/ceria catalyst. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2018, 57 (38), 12308-12312.

76. Yancheng Hu, Zhitong Zhao, Yanting Liu, Guangyi Li, Aiqin Wang, Yu Cong, Tao Zhang, Feng Wang, Ning Li. Synthesis of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylates from formaldehyde, crotonaldehyde and acrylate/fumarate. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2018, 57 (23), 6901-6905.

77. Min Wang, Jiping Ma, Huifang Liu, Nengchao Luo, Zhitong Zhao, Feng Wang. Sustainable productions of organic acids and their derivatives from biomass via selective oxidative cleavage of C-C bond. ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (3), 2129-2165.

78. Yehong Wang, Mi Peng, Jian Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Jinghua An, Shuyan Du, Hongyu An, Fengtao Fan, Xi Liu, Peng Zhai, Ding Ma, Feng Wang. Selective production of phase-separable product from a mixture of biomass-derived aqueous oxygenates. Nat. Commun., 2018, 9 (1), 1-6.

79. Jintao Xia, Zhipeng Huang, Xukai Zhou, Xifa Yang, Feng Wang, Xingwei Li. Rh(iii)-catalyzed acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of (hetero)arenes with 2-carboxyl allylic alcohols. Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (3), 740-743.

80. Zhixin Zhang, Yehong Wang, Jianmin Lu, Jian Zhang, Mingrun Li, Xuebin Liu, Feng Wang. Pr-doped CeO2 catalyst in the prins condensation-hydrolysis reaction: Are all of the defect sites catalytically active? ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (4), 2635-2644.

81. Huifang Liu, Hongji Li, Jianmin Lu, Shu Zeng, Min Wang, Nengchao Luo, Shutao Xu, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic cleavage of C-C bond in lignin models under visible light on mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride through π-π stacking interaction. ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (6), 4761-4771.

82. Zhitong Zhao, Katie Chong, Jingyang Jiang, Karen Wilson, Xiaochen Zhang, Feng Wang. Low-carbon roadmap of chemical production: A case study of ethylene in China. Renew. and Sust. Energ. Rev., 2018, 97, 580-591.

83. Yehong Wang, Jian Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Tingting Hou, Chaofeng Zhang, Jinghua An, Feng Wang. The in situ transformation of the co-product formaldehyde in the reversible hydrolysis of 1,3-dioxane to obtain 1,3-propanediol efficiently. Green Chem., 2018, 20 (7), 1455-1458.

84. Chaofeng Zhang, Zhipeng Huang, Jianmin Lu, Nengchao Luo, Feng Wang. Generation and confinement of long-lived n-oxyl radical and its photocatalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (6), 2032-2035.

85. Min Wang, Meijiang Liu, Hongji Li, Zhitong Zhao, Xiaochen Zhang, Feng Wang. Dealkylation of lignin to phenol via oxidation-hydrogenation strategy. ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (8), 6837-6843.

86. Min Wang, Xiaochen Zhang, Hongji Li, Jianmin Lu, Meijiang Liu, Feng Wang. Carbon modification of nickel catalyst for depolymerization of oxidized lignin to aromatics. ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), 1614-1620.

87. Jinghua An, Yehong Wang, Jianmin Lu, Jian Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Shutao Xu, Xiaoyan Liu, Tao Zhang, Martin Gocyla, Marc Heggen, Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Paolo Fornasiero, Feng Wang. Acid-promoter-free ethylene methoxycarbonylation over Ru-clusters/ceria: The catalysis of interfacial lewis acid-base pair. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (11), 4172-4181.


61. Tingting Hou, Nengchao Luo, Hongji Li, Marc Heggen, Jianmin Lu, Yehong Wang, Feng Wang. Yin and yang dual characters of cuox clusters for C-C bond oxidation driven by visible light. ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (6), 3850-3859.

62. Nengchao Luo, Min Wang, Hongji Li, Jian Zhang, Tingting Hou, Haijun Chen, Xiaochen Zhang, Jianmin Lu, Feng Wang. Visible-light-driven self-hydrogen transfer hydrogenolysis of lignin models and extracts into phenolic products. ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (7), 4571-4580.

63. Haijun Chen, Chao Liu, Min Wang, Chaofeng Zhang, Nengchao Luo, Yehong Wang, Hadi Abroshan, Gao Li, Feng Wang. Visible light gold nanocluster photocatalyst: Selective aerobic oxidation of amines to imines. ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (5), 3632-3638.

64. Zhixin Zhang, Yehong Wang, Jianmin Lu, Min Wang, Jian Zhang, Xuebin Liu, Feng Wang. Synthesis of 1,3-diols from isobutene and hcho via prins condensation-hydrolysis using CeO2 catalysts: Effects of crystal plane and oxygen vacancy. Inorganics, 2017, 5 (4), 75/1-75/11.

65. Chaofeng Zhang, Feng Wang. Sell a dummy: Adjacent functional group modification strategy for catalytic cleavage of lignin β-O-4 linkage. Chin. J. Catal., 2017, 38 (7), 1102-1107.

66. Yehong Wang, Jian Zhang, Haijun Chen, Zhixin Zhang, Chaofeng Zhang, Mingrun Li, Feng Wang. Ru/ceria-catalyzed direct formylation of amines and CO to produce formamides. Green Chem., 2017, 19 (1), 88-92.

67. Chaofeng Zhang, Hongji Li, Jianmin Lu, Xiaochen Zhang, Katherine E. MacArthur, Marc Heggen, Feng Wang. Promoting lignin depolymerization and restraining the condensation via an oxidation-hydrogenation strategy. ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (5), 3419-3429.

68. Min Wang, Lihua Li, Jianmin Lu, Nengchao Luo, Xiaochen Zhang, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic coupling of amines to imidazoles using a Mo-ZnIn2S4 catalyst. Green Chem., 2017, 19 (21), 5172-5177.

69. Tingting Hou, Yehong Wang, Jian Zhang, Mingrun Li, Jianmin Lu, Marc Heggen, Carsten Sievers, Feng Wang. Peculiar hydrogenation reactivity of ni-niδ+ clusters stabilized by ceria in reducing nitrobenzene to azoxybenzene. J. Catal., 2017, 353, 107-115.

70. Min Wang, Jianmin Lu, Lihua Li, Hongji Li, Huifang Liu, Feng Wang. Oxidative c(oh)-c bond cleavage of secondary alcohols to acids over a copper catalyst with molecular oxygen as the oxidant. J. Catal., 2017, 348, 160-167.

71. Huifang Liu, Min Wang, Hongji Li, Nengchao Luo, Shutao Xu, Feng Wang. New protocol of copper-catalyzed oxidative c(co)-c bond cleavage of aryl and aliphatic ketones to organic acids using o2 as the terminal oxidant. J. Catal., 2017, 346, 170-179.

72. Tingting Hou, Chaofeng Zhang, Yehong Wang, Zhenting Liu, Zhixin Zhang, Feng Wang. Metal-free protocol for the synthesis of n-arylpyrrolidines catalyzed by hydrogen iodine. Catal. Commun., 2017, 94, 56-59.

73. Zhitong Zhao, Yong Liu, Feng Wang, Xuekuan Li, Shuping Deng, Jie Xu, Wei Wei. Life cycle assessment of primary energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of four propylene production pathways in China. J. Cleaner Prod., 2017, 163, 285-292.

74. M. Wang, L. H. Li, J. M. Lu, H. J. Li, X. C. Zhang, H. F. Liu, N. C. Luo, F. 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.


49. Jianmin Lu, Min Wang, Xiaochen Zhang, Andreas Heyden, Feng Wang. β-O-4 bond cleavage mechanism for lignin model compounds over pd catalysts identified by combination of first-principles calculations and experiments. ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (8), 5589-5598.

50. 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.

51. Chaofeng Zhang, Jianmin Lu, Mingrun Li, Yehong Wang, Zhe Zhang, Haijun Chen, Feng Wang. Transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes with hydrazine at near-room temperature catalysed by a MoO2 catalyst. Green Chem., 2016, 18 (8), 2435-2442.

52. Chaofeng Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Xu Wang, Mingrun Li, Jianmin Lu, Rui Si, Feng Wang. Transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes to arylamines catalysed by an oxygen-implanted MoS2 catalyst. Appl. Catal., A, 2016, 525, 85-93.

53. Haijun Chen, Chao Liu, Min Wang, Chaofeng Zhang, Gao Li, Feng Wang. Thermally robust silica-enclosed Au25 nanocluster and its catalysis. Chin. J. Catal., 2016, 37 (10), 1787-1793.

54. Nengchao Luo, Min Wang, Hongji Li, Jian Zhang, Huifang Liu, Feng Wang. Photocatalytic oxidation-hydrogenolysis of lignin β-O-4 models via a dual light wavelength switching strategy. ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (11), 7716-7721.

55. 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 (6), 1940-1945.

56. Xiaochen Zhang, Min Wang, Chaofeng Zhang, Jianmin Lu, Yehong Wang, Feng Wang. Epoxide hydrolysis and alcoholysis reactions over crystalline Mo-V-O oxide. RSC Adv., 2016, 6 (75), 70842-70847.

57. Zhixin Zhang, Yehong Wang, Jianmin Lu, Chaofeng Zhang, Min Wang, Mingrun Li, Xuebin Liu, Feng Wang. Conversion of isobutene and formaldehyde to diol using praseodymium-doped CeO2 catalyst. ACS Catal., 2016, 6 (12), 8248-8254.

58. Chaofeng Zhang, Jianmin Lu, Xiaochen Zhang, Katherine MacArthur, Marc Heggen, Hongji Li, Feng Wang. Cleavage of the lignin β-O-4 ether bond via a dehydroxylation-hydrogenation strategy over a nimo sulfide catalyst. Green Chem., 2016, 18 (24), 6545-6555.

59. Chaofeng Zhang, Xu Wang, Mingrun Li, Zhixin Zhang, Yehong Wang, Rui Si, Feng Wang. Chemoselective transfer hydrogenation to nitroarenes mediated by oxygen-implanted MoS2. Chin. J. Catal., 2016, 37 (9), 1569-1578.

60. Zhixin Zhang, Yehong Wang, Min Wang, Jianmin Lu, Chaofeng Zhang, Lihua Li, Jingyang Jiang, Feng Wang. The cascade synthesis of α,β-unsaturated ketones via oxidative C-C coupling of ketones and primary alcohols over a ceria catalyst. Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6 (6), 1693-1700.