Xifeng Yang

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In this study, we synthesized one type of star-shaped polyurethane (SPU) with star-shaped poly(ε-caprolactone) (SPCL) containing different arm numbers as soft segment and 4,4'-diphenyl methane diisocyanate (MDI) as well as chain extender 1,4-butylene glycol (BDO) as hard segment. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) confirmed the chemical structure of(More)
A triple-shape memory polyurethane (TSMPU) with poly(ε-caprolactone) -diols (PCL-diols) as the soft segments and diphenyl methane diisocyanate (MDI), N,N-bis (2-hydroxyethyl) cinnamamide (BHECA) as the hard segments was synthesized via simple photo-crosslinking of cinnamon groups irradiated under λ > 280 nm ultraviolet (UV) light. Fourier transform infrared(More)
We analyze theoretically the dispersion of linearly polarized light propagating in a uniaxial anisotropic medium where multibeam interference is present. Explicit expressions of the group-delay dispersion for transmitting waves are derived for the simplest situation, and the effect of dispersion on pulse broadening is analyzed for a few selected cases. Our(More)
A method to characterize the surface sites of catalysts in their active state by adsorption microcalorimetry was developed. A calorimeter cell was used as a flow-type reactor, and the skeletal isomerization of n-butane (1 kPa) at 378 K and atmospheric pressure proceeded at comparable rates and with the same states of induction period, maximum and(More)
Supported sulfated zirconia catalysts with zirconia contents of 10, 20 and 50 wt% were prepared by impregnation of SiO2 and γ-Al2O3 supports with H2SO4/Zr(SO4)2 solutions followed by calcination at 923 K. The catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction, extended X-ray absorption fine structure measurements, thermal analysis, UV–vis spectroscopy, and(More)
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