Zhangfeng Qin

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Nitrogen-rich transition-metal nitrides hold great promise to be the next-generation catalysts for clean and renewable energy applications. However, incorporation of nitrogen into the crystalline lattices of transition metals is thermodynamically unfavorable at atmospheric pressure; most of the known transition metal nitrides are nitrogen-deficient with(More)
Graphene supported Au-Pd bimetallic nanoparticles exhibit high catalytic activity in methanol selective oxidation, with a methanol conversion of 90.2% and selectivity of 100%, to methyl formate at 70 °C, owing to the synergism of Au and Pd particles as well as the strong interaction between graphene and Au-Pd nanoparticles.
Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to study the microscopic configuration and dynamic behavior of mixtures of benzene, propene, and cumene for the cumene synthesis process. The comparisons have been made for the intermolecular radial distribution functions of the binary and ternary mixtures at the conditions that are near, below, and above(More)
A series of sustainable porous carbon materials were prepared from waste polyurethane foam and investigated for capture of CO2. The effects of preparation conditions, such as precarbonization, KOH to carbon precursor weight ratio, and activation temperature, on the porous structure and CO2 adsorption properties were studied for the purpose of controlling(More)
Ethylidyne, ethane, and carbon monomer formations from ethylene over Ir(111) at different coverages are investigated using density functional theory methods. Two possible reaction mechanisms for ethylidyne formation are investigated. The calculations show that vinyl prefers the dehydrogenation to yield vinylidene (M2) over the hydrogenation to produce(More)
Mesoporous carbon was prepared from the commercial activated carbon by steam activation with cerium oxide as catalyst. Steam activation with a catalyst loading of 0.5-2.0 wt% at 680-870 degrees C was examined. The surface area and pore size were evaluated by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, and the structure of cerium oxide was characterized by XRD, XPS, and(More)
Chainlike zeolites are advantageous to various applications as a catalyst or an adsorbent with specific selectivity; however, it is often very difficult to get desired morphology due to the complexity of zeolite synthesis process. In this work, appropriate parameters for the synthesis of perfect chainlike ZSM-5 zeolites were well determined, which(More)
The mechanism of olefin elimination in the process of methanol-to-olefins (MTO) over a series of zeolites like HZSM-5, HMOR, HBEA, and HMCM-22 was investigated by DFT-D calculations, which is a crucial step that controls the MTO product distribution. The results demonstrate that the manners of olefin elimination are related to the pore structure of zeolite(More)
The basic ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C2C1Im][OAc]) could efficiently catalyze the conversion of 2-amino-2-deoxy-d-glucose (GlcNH2) into deoxyfructosazine (DOF) and fructosazine (FZ). Mechanistic investigation by NMR studies disclosed that [C2C1Im][OAc], exhibiting strong hydrogen bonding basicity, could coordinate with the hydroxyl(More)
The incorporation processes of Mn2+ and Co2+ into the framework of aluminophosphate molecular sieve AlPO4-5, at the onset of crystallization, were investigated by in situ synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and density functional theory (DFT) computation. The results indicated that the syntheses of MnAPO-5 and CoAPO-5 were different in the(More)
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