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Hui-Lin WAN


Office: Chemistry Building 310 
Tel: 2186569 
Address: State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces
Brief Introduction
  • Professor, Xiamen University (1987-)
  • Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997-)
  • Visiting scholar, MIT(1982-1983)
  • M.Sc., Xiamen University(1966)
  • B.Sc., Xiamen University(1962)


Research Interests
  • Heterogeneous, homogeneous and nitrogenase catalysis, in-situ characterization and theoretical modeling in catalysis.


Representative Publications
  1. W.Z. Weng*, H.L. Wan*, J.M. Li, Z.X. Cao, Laser-induced formation of metal-peroxide lingkages on the surface of Lanthanum sesquioxide under oxygen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 975-977, (2004).
  2. Z.X. Cao*, H.L. Wan, Q.E. Zhang, Density functional characterization of N2 dissociation on the step of ruthenium clusters, J. Chem. Phys., 119(17), 9178-9182, (2003).
  3. W.Z. Weng*, C.R. Luo, J.J. Huang, Y.Y. Liao, H.L. Wan*, Comparative study on the mechanisms of partial oxidation of methane to syngas over rhodium supported on SiO2 and γ-Al2O3, Top. Catal., 22(1-2), 87-93, (2003).
  4. W.Z. Weng, M.S. Chen, H.L. WAN*, Mechanistic study of partial oxidation of methane to syngas using in situ time-resolved FTIR and microprobe Raman spectroscopies, Chem. Rec., 2, 102-113, (2002).
  5. W.Z. Weng, Q.G. Yan, C.R. Luo, Y.Y. Liao, H.L. Wan*, The concentration of oxygen species over SiO2-supported Rh and Ru catalysts and its relationship with the mechanism of partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas, Catal. Lett., 74(1-2), 37-43, (2001).
  6. Z.H. Zhou*, H.L. Wan, K.R. Tsai, Syntheses and spectroscopic and structural characterization of molybdenum(VI) citrato monomeric raceme and dimer, K4[MoO3(cit)]·2H2O and K4[(MoO2)2O(Hcit)2]·4H2O, Inorg. Chem., 39(1), 59-64 (2000).
  7. W.Z. Weng, M.S. Chen, Q.G. Yan, T.H. Wu, Z.S. Chao, Y.Y. Liao, H.L. Wan*, Mechanistic study of partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas over supported rhodium and ruthenium catalysts using in situ time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy, Catal Today, 63(2-4), 317-326, (2000).
  8. Z.M. Fang., Q. Hong, Z.H. Zhou, S.J. Dai, W.Z. Weng, H.L. Wan*, Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane over a series of low-temperature rare earth orthovanadate catalysts prepared by the nitrate method, Catal. Lett., 61(1-2), 39-44, (1999).
  9. H.L. Wan*, X.P. Zhou, W.Z. Weng, R.Q. Long, Z.S. Chao, W.D. Zhang, M.S. Chen, J.Z. Luo, S.Q. Zhou, Catalytic performance, structure, surface properties and active oxygen species of the fluoride-containing rare earth (alkaline earth)-based catalysts for the oxidative coupling of methane and oxidative dehydrogenation of light alkanes, Catal Today, 51(1), 161-175, (1999).
  10. X. Xu, Y.Z. Yuan, K. Asakura, Y. Iwasawa, H.L. Wan*, K.R. Tsai, Structural properties of [(AuPH3)6Pt(H2)(PH3)]2+, Theoretical study of dihydrogen activation, Chem. Phys. Lett., 286(1-2), 163-170, (1998).
  11. R.Q. Long, H.L. Wan*, Comparison of praseodymium oxide and SrF2-promoted praseodymium oxide catalysts for oxidative coupling of methane, J. Catal., 172(2), 471-474, (1997).
  12. H.L. Wan*, Z.S. Chao, W.Z. Weng, X.P. Zhou, J.X. Cai, K.R. Tsai, Constituent selection and performance characterization of catalysts for oxidative coupling of methane and oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane, Catal. Today, 30, 67-76, (1996).
  13. K.R. Tsai*, H.L. Wan, On the structure function relationship of nitrogenase M-cluster and P-cluster pairs, J. Cluster Sci., 6(4), 485-501, (1995).
  14. X.P. Zhou, S.Q. Zhou, W.D. Zhang, Z.S. Chao, W.Z. Weng, R.Q. Long, D.L. Tang, H.Y. Wang, S.J. Wang, J.X. Cai, H.L. Wan*, K.R. Tsai, Methane and light alkane (C2-C4) conversion over metal fluoride-metal oxide catalyst system in presence of oxygen, in Methane and Alkane Conversion Chemistry, M. M. Bhasin and D. W. Slocum, Eds., Plenum Press, New York, 19-30, (1995).
  15. W.D. Zhang, D.L. Tang, X.P. Zhou, H.L. Wan, K.R. Tsai, Selective oxidative dehydrogenation of isobutane over a Y2O3/CeF3 catalyst, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 771-772, (1994).
  16. W.D. Zhang, X.P. Zhou, D.L. Tang, H.L. Wan, K. R., Tsai Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane over fluorine promoted rare earth-based catalysts, Catal. Lett., 23, 103-106, (1994).
  17. F.C. Wang, H.L. Wan, K.R. Tsai, S.J. Wang, F.C. Xu, Electron spectroscopic study of adsorption of methane on titanium dioxide surfaces, Catal. Lett., 12, 319-326, (1992).
  18. K.R. Tsai, H.L Wan. H.T. Zhang, L.S. Xu, Studies on the mechanism of nitrogenase catalysis-substrates-cluster-coordination-chemistry approach, in The Nitrogen Fixation and its Research in China, G.F. Hong Ed., Springer-Verlag & Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers, 87-117, (1992).
  19. K.H. Huang, H.L. Wan, Principles of Catalysis, Science Press, Beijing, (1983).
  20. Qirui Cai (K.R. Tsai), H.L. Wan, Coordination catalysis by transition metal complexes: nitrogenase catalysis and its chemical modeling, in Fundamental Research in Organometallic Chemistry, M. Tsutsui, Y. Ishii, Y.Z. Huang Eds, Science Press, van Nostrand Reinhold Company, U. S. A., 1-12, (1982).