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Research on: Single atom catalysis, Advanced electron microscopy, Natural gas conversion, Syngas Conversion, Shaped materials

Our focus is on the studies around energy conversion and environmental themes, especially on design, synthesis, characterization and testing of catalytic materials for heterogeneous catalysis. Our value is motivation, respect and teamwork. If you are interested in collaborating or joining our group, contact us for more information.


1. F. Nkinahamira, R. Yang, R. Zhua*, J. Zhang, Z. Ren, S. Sun, H. Xiong*, Z. Zeng*, Current progress on methods and technologies for catalytic methane activation at low temperatures, Adv. Sci. 2022, 2204566.

2. M. Zhong, J. Zhao, D. Wu, L. Zhang, C. Du, S. Liu, S. Yang, S. Wan, Y. Jiang, J. Huang, H. Xiong*, Depositing Pd on the Outmost Surface of Pd1Ni/SiO2 Single-Atom Alloy via Atomic Layer Deposition for Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene, 2022, submitted.

3. S. Liu, D. Wu, L. Zhang, J. Sun*, J. Lin, S. Wang, Y. Yao, S. Wan*, N.J. Coville, Y. Wang, and H. Xiong*, Recent Advances in Catalyst Design for Converting Syngas to Higher Alcohols, 2022, submitted.

4. J. Li+, J. Xu+, J. Zhao+, Y. Fang, C. Du, X. Ding, Y. Sun, K.H.L. Zhang, S. Xie, J. Huang, M. Salaev, G. Mamontov, W. Fai ip, H. Pan, S. Lin*, H. Xiong*, Modulation of oxygen-etching for generating nickel single atoms for efficient electroreduction of CO2 to syngas (CO/H2), 2022, submitted.

5. Q. Wan+, H. Li+, S. Liu, Z. Zhang, H. Xiong*, Sen Lin*, Investigation on the Reaction Mechanism of Methane Oxidation over MgAl2O4-supported Single-Atom Catalyst Prepared at High Temperature, ChemCatChem. 2022, 14, e202200919. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202200919.

6. S. Liu, J. Li, H. Xiong*, Thermal-stable single-atom catalysts and beyond: A perspective, Front. Chem. 2022, 10: 959525.

7. Z. Luo, Y-K. Peng, H. Xiong*, In situ generation of *OH on Co-SrTiO3 tandem catalyst for conversion of methane to methanol, Chem. 2022, 8, 1-3 (Preview).

8. D. Wu+, S. Liu+, M. Zhong, J. Zhao, C. Du, J. Lin, S. Wan, S. Wang, J. Huang*, Y Yao, Z. Li*, H.F. Xiong*, Nature and dynamic evolution of Rh single atoms trapped by CeO2 in CO hydrogenation, ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 12253-12267

9. H. Li+ Q. Wan+, C. Du, J. Zhao, F. Li, Y. Zhang,Y. Zheng, M. Chen, K.H.L.Zhang, J. Huang, G. Fu, S. Lin*X. Huang*, H. Xiong*, Layered Pd oxide on PdSn Nanowires for Boosting Direct H2O2 Synthesis, Nat. Commu. 2022, 13, 6072.

10. H. Zhang, J. Lv, Z. Zhang, C. Du, S. Wang, J. Lin, S. Wan, Y. Wang, H. Xiong*, Oxidation of methane to methanol by water over Cu/SSZ-13: impact of Cu loading and formation of active sites, ChemCatChem. 2022, 14, e202101609. DOI:10.1002/cctc.202101609.

11. L. Zhang, L. Xue, B. Lin, Q. Zhao, S. Wan, Y. Wang, H. Jia, H. Xiong*, Noble Metal Single Atom Catalysts for the Catalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds, ChemSusChem. 2022, 15, e202102494. DOI:10.1002/cssc.202102494. (Front Cover Art).

12. L. Zhang, H. Li, H. Xiong*, Monolayer core-shell catalyst breaking the selectivity-activity seesaw in chemoselective hydrogenation, Sci. China Chem. 2022, 65: 1–2. DOI:10.1007/s11426-021-1144-3 (Highlight).

13. C. Zhou, H. Zhang, L. Yang, D. Wu, S. He, H. Yang, H. Xiong. Methane-selective oxidation to methanol and ammonia selective catalytic reduction of NOx over monolithic Cu/SSZ-13 catalysts: Are hydrothermal stability and active sites same? Fuel. 2022, 309, 122178.

14. Z. Zhang, H. Li, D. Wu, L. Zhang, J. Li, J. Xu, S. Lin, A. Datye, H. Xiong*, Coordination structure at work: Atomically dispersed heterogeneous catalysts, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2022, 460, 214469.

15. H. Li+, Q. Wan+, C. Du+, Q. Liu, J. Qi, X. Ding, S. Wang, S. Wan, J. Lin, C. Tian, L. Li, T. Peng, W. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Huang, X. Zhang, Q. Gu, B. Yang, H. Guo, S. Lin*, A. Datye*, Y. Wang*, H. Xiong*, Vapor-phase self-assembly to generate single atom catalysts with weak metal-support interaction, Chem. 2022, 8, 731-748.

16. S. Liu, D. Wu, B. Lin, J. Li*, H. Xiong*, BTL-FT to olefins, Chapter of Book:Chemicals and fuels from Biomass via Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis: A Route to Sustainability, Royal Chemical Society. 2021 (invited). Chapter 12 - Chemicals and Fuels from Biomass via Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis (RSC Publishing)

17. H. Xiong+*, D. Kunwar+, D. Jiang+, C.E. García-Vargas, H. Li, C. Du, G. Canning, X.I. Pereira-Hernandez, Q. Wan, S. Lin, S.C. Purdy, J.T. Miller, K. Leung, S.S. Chou, H.H. Brongersma, R. Veen, J. Huang, H. Guo*, Y. Wang*, A.K. Datye*, Engineering catalyst supports to stabilize PdOx two-dimensional rafts for water-tolerant methane oxidation, Nat. Catal. 2021, 4, 830-839.

18. L. Zhang, B. Zhang, P. Xue, J. Li, Z. Zhang, Y. Yang, S. Wang, J. Lin, H. Liao, Y. Wang, Y. Yao, S. Wan*, H. Xiong*, The Effect of Pretreatment on the Reactivity of Pd/Al2O3 in Room Temperature Formaldehyde Oxidation, ChemCatChem. 2021, 13, 4133-4141.

19. P. Yin, S. Hu, K. Qian, Z. Wei, L. Zhang, Y. Lin, W. Huang, H. Xiong, W. Li, and H. Liang*Quantification of critical particle distance for mitigating catalyst sintering, Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 4865.     


20. H. Xiong*, A. K. Datye*, Y. Wang*Thermally-stable single atom heterogeneous catalysts, Adv. Mater. 2021, 2004319.

21. Y. Yao, X. Liu, J. Gorimbo, H. Xiong, J. Fox, D. Glasser, D. Hildebrandt, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: A long term comparative study of the product selectivity and paraffin to olefin ratios over an iron-based catalyst activated by syngas or H2, Appl. Catal. A. 2020, 602, 117700.

22. D. Kunwar, C. Carrillo, H.F. Xiong, E. Peterson, A. DeLaRiva, A. Ghosh, G. Qi, M. Yang, M. Wiebenga, S. Oh, W. Li, A.K. Datye, Investigating anomalous growth of platinum particles during accelerated aging of diesel oxidation catalysts, Appl. Catal. B. 2020, 266, 118598.

23. H. Zhang, J. He, S. Li, E. Lojoiu, M. Galvez, H.F. Xiong, P. Costa, Y. Chen, Effect of Biodiesel impurities on non-catalytic and catalytic activities of diesel soot in model DPF regeneration conditions, Fuel Processing Technology. 2020, 199, 106293.

24. D. Kunwar, S. Zhou, A. DeLaRiva, E. Peterson, H.F. Xiong, X.I.P. Hernandez, S. Purdy, R. Veen, H.H. Brongersma, J.T. Miller, H. Hashiguchi, L. Kovarik, S. Lin, H. Guo, Y. Wang, A.K. Datye, Stabilizing High Metal Loadings of Thermally Stable Platinum Single Atoms on an Industrial Catalyst Support, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 3978-3990.

25.  X. P. Hernandez, A. Delariva, V. Muravev, D. Kunwar, H.F. Xiong, B. Sudduth, M. Engelhard, L. Kovarik, E. Hensen, Y. Wang, A.K. Datye, Tuning Pt-CeO2 interactions by high-temperature vapor-phase synthesis for improved reducibility of lattice oxygen, Nat. Commu. 2019, 10, 1358.

Before 2019

1. Y.X. Feng, Q. Wan, H.F. Xiong*, S.L. Zhou, X. Chen, X.I.P. Hernandez, Y. Wang, S. Lin*, A.K. Datye, H. Guo, Correlating DFT Calculations with CO Oxidation Reactivity on Ga-doped Pt/CeO2 Single Atom Catalysts, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 122, 22460 (Co-corresponding author).

2. J.P. Hong*, J. Du, B. Wang, Y.H. Zhang, C.C. Liu, H.F. Xiong*, F.L. Sun, S.F. Chen, J.L. Li*, Plasma-assisted Preparation of Highly Dispersed Cobalt Catalysts for Enhanced Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Performance, ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 6177-6185 (Co-corresponding author).

3. H.F. Xiong, M.H. Wiebenga , C. Carrillo, J. Gaudet, H.N. Pham, D. Kunwar, S.H. Oh, G.S. Qi, C.H. Kim, A.K. Datye, Design considerations for low-temperature hydrocarbon oxidation reactions on Pd based catalysts, Appl. Catal. B. 2018, 236, 436-444.

4. Y. Fu, Y. Jiang*, D. Dunphy, H.F. Xiong, E. Coker, S. Chou, H.X. Zhang, J.M. Vanegas, J.L. Cecchi, S.B. Rempe, C.J. Brinker*. Ultra-thin, enzymatic, nano-stabilized water membrane for CO2 separation, Nat. Commu. 2018, 9, 1-12.

5. L. Nie+, D.H. Mei+, H.F. Xiong+, B. Peng, Z.B. Ren, X.I.P. Hernandez, A. DeLaRiva, M. Wang, M.H. Engelhard, L. Kovarik, A.K. Datye*, Y. Wang*, Activation of surface lattice oxygen in single atom Pt/Ceria for low temperature CO oxidation. Science. 2017, 358, 1419-1423 (Co-first author).

6. C. Carrillo, H.F. Xiong, A.T DeLaRiva, D. Kunwar, E.J. Peterson, S.R. Challa, G.S. Qi, S. Oh, M.H. Wiebenga, X.I.P. Hernandez, Y. Wang, A.K. Datye, Designing Catalysts for Meeting the DOE 150° C Challenge for Exhaust Emissions, Microsc. Microanal. 2017, 23, 2028-2029.

7. H.F. Xiong, S. Lin, J. Goetze, P. Pletcher, H. Guo, L. Kovarik, K. Artyushkova, B.M. Weckhuysen, A.K. Datye, Thermally-stable and regenerable sub-nanometer Pt-Sn particles supported on CeO2 for selective propane dehydrogenation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 8986-8991.

8. L. Wei, Y.X. Zhao, Y.H. Zhang, C.C Liu, J.P. Hong, Q. Xiao, H.F. Xiong*, J.L. Li*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis bifunctional catalysts: Cobalt supported on 3D mesoporous cellular silica foams assembled by ZSM-5 seed, ChemCatChem. 2017, 9, 3895-3903 (Co-corresponding author).

9. C. Carrillo, A. DeLaRiva, H.F. Xiong, E.J. Peterson, M.N. Spilde, D. Kunwar, R.S. Goeke, M. Wiebenga, S.H. Oh, G. Qi, S.R. Challa, A.K. Datye, Regenerative Trapping: How Pd Improves the Durability of Pt Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, Appl. Catal. B. 2017, 218, 581-590.

10. H.F. Xiong, K. Lester, T. Ressler, R. Schlögl, L.F. Allard, A.K. Datye, Metastable Pd↔PdO structures during high temperature methane oxidation, Catal. Lett. 2017, (Perspective article), 147, 1095-1103.

11. J.Jones+, H.F. Xiong+, A. DeLariva, E. Peterson, H. Pham, S. Challa, G.X. Qi, S. Oh, M. Weibenga, X.I.P. Hernández, Y. Wang and A.K.Datye, Thermally stable single atom platinum on ceria catalysts via atom trapping, Science. 2016, 353, 150-154 (Co-first author).

12. L. Wei, Y.X. Zhao, Y.H. Zhang, C.C Liu, J.P. Hong, H.F. Xiong*, J.L. Li*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a 3D foamed MCF silica supporttoward a more open porous network of cobalt catalysts, J. Catal. 2016, 340, 205-218 (Co-corresponding author).

13. H.F. Xiong, E. Peterson, G.S. Qi, A.K. Datye, Trapping mobile Pt species by PdO in diesel oxidation catalysts: Smaller is better, Catal. Today. 2016, 272, 80-86.

14. H.F. Xiong, T.J. Schwartz, N.I. Andersen, J.A. Dumesic, A.K. Datye, Graphitic-carbon layers on oxides: towards stable heterogeneous catalysts for biomass conversion reactions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7939-7943.

15. H.F. Xiong*, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Shaped Carbons as Supports for the Catalytic Conversion of Syngas to Clean Fuels, ACS Catal. 2015, 5 (4), 2640-2658 (Review, Co-Corresponding author).

16. H.F. Xiong, M.A.M. Motchelaho, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville, Effect of Group I alkali metal promoters on Fe/CNT catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Fuel. 2015, 150, 687-696.

17. H.F. Xiong, A. DeLaRiva, Y. Wang, A.K. Datye*, Low-temperature aqueous-phase reforming of ethanol on bimetallic PdZn catalyst, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5, 254-263.

18. H.F. Xiong, H.N. Pham, A.K. Datye, Hydrothermally stable heterogeneous catalysts for conversion of biorenewables, Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4627-4643 (Critical Review, Cover art).

19. C. Carrillo, T.R. Johns, H.F. Xiong, A. DeLaRiva, S.R. Challa, R.S. Goeke, K. Artyushkova, W. Li, C.H. Kim, A.K. Datye, Trapping of Mobile Pt Species by PdO Nanoparticles under Oxidizing Conditions, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5 (12), 2089-2093.

20. H.F. Xiong, M.A.M. Motchelaho, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Iron-based catalysts supported on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes synthesized by post-doping, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2014, 482, 377-386.

21. H.F. Xiong, M. Nolan, B.H. Shanks, A.K. Datye*, Comparison of impregnation and deposition precipitation for the synthesis of hydrothermally stable niobia/carbon, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2014, 471, 165-174.

22. H.F. Xiong, M.A.M. Motchelaho, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Iron catalysts supported on N-doped carbon spheres prepared by chemical vapor deposition and hydrothermal approaches, J. Catal. 2014, 311, 80-87.

23. H.F. Xiong, T.F. Wang, B.H. Shanks, A.K. Datye*, Tuning the Location of Niobia/Carbon Composites in a Biphasic Reaction: Dehydration of D-Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, Catal. Lett. 2013, 143, 509-516.

24. H.F. Xiong, H.N. Pham, A.K. Datye*, A facile approach for the synthesis of niobia/carbon composites having improved hydrothermal stability for aqueous-phase reactions, J. Catal. 2013, 302, 93-100.

25. H.F. Xiong, M.A.M. Motchelaho, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Cobalt catalysts supported on a micro-coil carbon in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: A comparison with CNTs and CNFs, Catal. Today. 2013, 214, 50-60.

26. M. Moyo, M.A.M. Motchelaho, H.F. Xiong, L.L. Jewell, N.J. Coville*, Promotion of Co/carbon sphere Fischer-Tropsch catalysts by residual K and Mn from carbon oxidation by KMnO4, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2012, 413-414, 223-229.

27. K. Jalama, J. Kabuba, H.F Xiong, L.L. Jewell, Co/TiO2 Fischer–Tropsch catalyst activation by synthesis gas, Catal. Commun. 2012, 17, 154-159.

28. K. Jalama, N.J. Coville*, H.F. Xiong, D. Hildebrandt, D. Glasser, S. Taylor, A. Carley, J.A. Anderson, G.J. Hutchings, A comparison of Au/Co/Al2O3 and Au/Co/SiO2 catalysts in the Fischer–Tropsch reaction, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2011, 395, 1-9.

29. H.F. Xiong, M.A.M. Motchelaho, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Correlating the preparation and performance of cobalt catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, J. Catal. 2011, 278, 26-40 (Top Cited Paper in 2011 and 2012).

30. M.A. Motchelaho, H.F. Xiong, M. Moyo, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Effect of acid treatment on the surface of multiwalled carbon nanotubes prepared from Fe-Co supported on CaCO3: Correlation with Fischer-Tropsch catalyst activity, J. Mol. Catal. A. 2011, 335, 189-198.

31. H.F. Xiong, M. Moyo, M.A. Motchelaho, L.L. Linda, N.J. Coville*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over model iron catalysts supported on carbon spheres: The effect of iron precursor, support pretreatment, catalyst preparation method and promoters, Appl. Catal. A. 2010, 388, 168-178.

32. H.F. Xiong, M. Moyo, M.K. Rayner, L.L. Linda, D. Billing, N.J. Coville*, Autoreduction and catalytic performance of a cobalt Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst supported on nitrogen-doped carbon spheres, ChemCatChem. 2010, 2, 514-518.

33. H.F. Xiong, Y.H. Zhang, K.Y. Liew, J.L. Li*, Ruthenium promotion of Co/SBA-15 catalysts with high cobalt loading for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Fuel Processing Technol. 2009, 90, 237-246.

34. H.F. Xiong, Y.H. Zhang, K.Y. Liew, J.L. Li*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: the role of pore size for Co/SBA-15 catalysts. J. Mol. Catal. A. 2008, 295, 68-76.

35. H.F. Xiong, Y.H. Zhang, S.G. Wang, K.Y. Liew, J.L. Li*, Preparation and catalytic activity for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of Ru nanoparticles confined in the channels of mesoporous SBA-15. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 9706-970