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Address: State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
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Brief Introduction

Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology (1996)

Research Associate, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku Univ. (1996-2000)

Research Associate, Associate Professor, Hiroshima Univ. (2000-2001)

Professor, Xiamen University (2001- )

Research Interests

Selective oxidation catalysis, especially selective oxidation of methane and olefin epoxidation

Activation and selective conversion of methane

Catalytic conversion of synthesis gas

Catalytic conversion of biomass (lignocellulose and related platform molecules).

Photocatalysis for CO2 conversion

Researcher ID: E-7108-20 (


Representative Publications

1. Xiaobo Peng, Kang Cheng, Jincan Kang, Bang Gu, Xiang Yu, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Impact of Hydrogenolysis on the Selectivity of the Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis: Diesel Fuel Production over Mesoporous Zeolite Y-Supported Cobalt Nanoparticles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 4553-4556 (2015) (Selected as "Very Important Paper").
2. Shunji Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, SrNb2O6 nanoplates as efficient photocatalysts for the preferential reduction of CO2 in the presence of H2O, Chem. Commun., 51, 3430-3433 (2015).
3. Kang Cheng, Lei Zhang, Jincan Kang, Xiaobo Peng, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Selective Transformation of Syngas into Gasoline-Range Hydrocarbons over Mesoporous H-ZSM-5-Supported Cobalt Nanoparticles, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 1928-1937 (2015) (Selected as "Hot Paper" and "Inside Cover Paper").
4. Shunjie Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghogn Zhang,* Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, MgO- and Pt-Promoted TiO2 as an Efficient Photocatalyst for the Preferential Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in the Presence of Water, ACS Catal., 4, 3644-3653 (2014). (One of the most read in ACS Catal in 2014/9)
5. Bizhong Hu, Weiping Deng, Rongsheng Li, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Francine  Delplanque-Janssens, Deschrijver  Paul, Frédérique  Desmedt, Pierre  Miquel, Carbon-supported palladium catalysts for the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen, J. Catal., 319, 15-26 (2014).
6. Jiashu Chen, Wenhao Fang, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, A Comparative Study of Size Effects in Au-Catalyzed Oxidative and Non-Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Benzyl Alcohol, Chem. Asian J., 9, 2187-2196 (2014).
7. Xiaoyue Wan, Chunmei Zhou, Jiashu Chen, Weiping Deng, Qinghong Zhang*, Yanhui Yang, Ye Wang*, Base-Free Aerobic Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethyl-furfural to 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid in Water Catalyzed by Functionalized Carbon Nanotube-Supported Au-Pd Alloy Nanoparticles, ACS Catal.,4, 2175-2185 (2014). (One of the most read in ACS Catal in 2014/6)
8. Zhenchen Tang, Weiping Deng, Yanliang Wang, Enze Zhu, Xiaoyue Wan, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Transformation of Cellulose and its Derived Carbohydrates into Formic and Lactic Acids Catalyzed by Vanadyl Cations, ChemSusChem, 7, 1557-1567 (2014). (One of the most accessed in ChemSusChem in 2014/5)
9. Qinghong Zhang, Kang Cheng, Jincan Kang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Novel Fischer-Tropsch catalysts for production of hydrocarbon fuels with high selectivity, ChemSusChem, 7, 1251-1264 (2014) (Minireview).
10. Zhen Guo, Bin Liu, Qinghong Zhang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Yanhui Yang*, Recent advances in heterogeneous selective oxidation catalysis for sustainable chemistry, Chem. Soc. Rev., 43, 3480-3524 (2014) (Review).
11. Yanliang Wang, Weiping Deng, Binju Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Xiaoyue Wan, Zhenchen Tang, Ye Wang*, Chun Zhu, Zexing Cao, Guichang Wang, Huilin Wan, Chemical Synthesis of Lactic Acid from Cellulose Catalysed by Lead(II) Ions in Water, Nature Communications, 4, 2141 (2013), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3141.
12. Qingge Zhai, Shunjie Xie, Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang*, Yu Wang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide with water into methane: Platinum and copper(I) oxide co-catalysts with a core-shell structurte, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 5776-5779 (2013).
13. Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Niobic Acid Nanosheets Synthesized by a Simple Hydrothermal Method as Efficient Bronsted Acid Catalysts, Chem. Mater., 25, 3277-3287 (2013).
14. Shunji Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghogn Zhang*, Wenqing Fan, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with H2O: significant enhancement of the activity of Pt-TiO2 in CH4 formation by addition of MgO, Chem. Commun., 49, 2451-2453 (2013).
15. Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Semiconductor-based nanocomposites for photocatalytic H2 production and CO2 conversion, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 2632-2649 (2013) (Perspective Article). 
16. Jieli He, Qingge Zhai, Qinghong Zhang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Active site and reaction mechanism for the epoxidation of propylene by oxygen over CuOx/SiO2 catalysts with and without Cs+ modification, J. Catal., 299, 53-66 (2013).
17. Jieli He, Ting Xu, Zhihui Wang, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Transformation of Methane to Propylene via a Novel Two-step Reaction Route Catalyzed by Modified CeO2 Nanocrystals and Zeolites, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  51,2438-2442 (2012).
18. Dongli An, Aihua Ye, Weiping Deng*, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Selective conversions of cellobiose and cellulose into gluconic acid in water medium in the presence of oxygen catalyzed by polyoxometalate-supported gold nanoparticles, Chem. Eur. J., 18,  2938-2947 (2012).
19. Wenjing Long, Qingge Zhai, Jieli He, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Significant Synergistic Effect between Supported Ruthenium and Copper Oxides for Propylene Epoxidation by Oxygen, ChemPlusChem, 77(1), 27-30 (2012).
20. Kang Cheng, Jincan Kang, Shuiwang Huang, Zhenya You, Qinghong Zhang*, Jiansheng Ding, Weiqi Hua, Yinchuan Lou, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Mesoporous Beta Zeolite-Supported Ruthenium Nanoparticles for Selective Conversion of Synthesis Gas to C5-C11 Isoparaffins, ACS Catal., 2, 441-449 (2012).
21. Aihua Ye, Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, CdS-graphene and CdS-CNT nanocomposites as visible-light photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution and organic dye degradation, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2, 969-978 (2012).
22. Weiping Deng, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Polyoxometalates as efficient catalysts for transformations of cellulose into platform chemicals, Dalton Trans., 41, 9817-9831 (2012) (Perspective Article).
23. Ting Xu, Qinghong Zhang*, Hang Song, Ye Wang*, Fluoride-treated H-ZSM-5 as a highly selective and stable catalyst for the production of propylene from methyl halides, J. Catal., 295, 232-241 (2012).
24. Mi Liu, Weiping Deng, Qinghong Zhang,* Yanliang Wang, Ye Wang*, Polyoxometalate-supported ruthenium nanoparticles as bifunctional heterogeneous catalysts for the conversions of cellobiose and cellulose into sorbitol under mild conditions, Chem. Commun., 47, 9717-9719 (2011).
25. Qinghong Zhang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Effect of size of catalytically active phase in the dehydrogenation of alcohols and the challenging selective oxidation of hydrocarbons, Chem. Commun., 47, 9275-9292 (2011) (Feature Article).
26. Jincan Kang, Kang Cheng, Lei Zhang, Qinghong Zhang,* Jiansheng Ding, Weiqi Hua, Yinchuan Lou, Qingge Zhai, Ye Wang*, Mesoporous Zeolite-Supported Ru Nanoparticles as Highly Selective Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts for Production of C5-C11 Isoparaffins, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 5200-5203 (2011).
27. Wenhao Fang, Jiashu Chen, Qinghong Zhang*, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang*, Hydrotalcite-Supported Gold Catalyst for Oxidant-Free Dehydrogenation of Benzyl Alcohol: Studies on Support and Gold Size Effects, Chem. Eur. J.,17, 1247-1256 (2011).
28. Weqing Fan, Qinghua Lai, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Nanocomposites of TiO2 and Reduced Graphene Oxide as Efficient Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution, J. Phys. Chem. C,  115, 10694-10701 (2011) (Top 10 most read article in J. Phys. Chem. C in 2011).
29. Weiping Deng, Mi Liu, Qinghong Zhang*, Xuesong Tan, Ye Wang*, Acid-catalysed direct transformation of cellulose into methyl glucosides in methanol at moderate temperatures, Chem. Commun., 46, 2668-2670 (2010).
30. Weiping Deng, Mi Liu, Xuesong Tan, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Conversion of cellobiose into sorbitol in neutral water medium over carbon nanotube-supported ruthenium catalysts, J. Catal., 271, 22-32 (2010).
31. Qinghong Zhang, Jincan Kang, Ye Wang*, Development of Novel Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Toward Tuning the Product Selectivity (Invited Review), ChemCatChem,2, 1030-1058 (2010) (Review).
32. Jincan Kang, Shuli Zhang, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Ruthenium Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes as Efficient Catalysts for Selective Conversion of Synthesis Gas to Diesel Fuel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 2565-2568 (2009) (selected as Hot Paper).
33. Xuesong Tang, Weiping Deng, Mi Liu, Qinghong Zhang*, Ye Wang*, Carbon nanotube-supported gold nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for selective oxidation of cellobiose into gluconic acid in water medium, Chem. Commun., 7179-7181(2009).
34. Qinghong Zhang, Chuanjing Cao, Ting Xu, Miao Sun, Jizhe Zhang, Ye Wang*, Huilin Wan*, NiO-polyoxometalate nanocomposites as efficient catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane and isobutane, Chem Commun., 2376-2378 (2009).
35. Yang Li, Dongli An, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Copper-Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Methane by Oxygen: Studies on Catalytic Behavior and Functioning Mechanism of CuOx / SBA-15, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 13700-13708 (2008).
36. Wenming Zhu, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Cu(I)-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Propylene by Molecular Oxygen, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 7731-7734 (2008).
37. Feng Li, Jing Chen, Qinghong Zhang and Ye Wang*, Hydrous ruthenium oxide supported on Co3O4 as efficient catalyst for aerobic oxidation of amines, Green Chem., 10, 553-562 (2008).
38. Sufen Yang, Wenming Zhu, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Iron-catalyzed propylene epoxidation by nitrous oxide: Effect of boron on structure and catalytic behavior of alkali metal ion-modified FeOx / SBA-15, J. Catal., 254, 251-262 (2008).
39. Yinchuan Lou, Qinghong Zhang, Huichun Wang, Ye Wang*, Catalytic oxidation of ethylene and ethane to formaldehyde by oxygen, J. Catal., 250, 365-368 (2007).
40. Qiang Yuan, Weiping Deng, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Osmium-Catalyzed Selective Oxidations of Methane and Ethane with Hydrogen Peroxide in Aqueous Medium, Adv. Synth. Catal., 349, 1199-1209 (2007).
41. Yinchuan Lou, Huichun Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, SBA-15-supported molybdenum oxides as efficient catalysts for selective oxidation of ethane to formaldehyde and acetaldehyde by oxygen, J. Catal., 247, 245-255 (2007).
42. Ye Wang*, Qiang Yuan, Qinghong Zhang, Weiping Deng, Characterizations of Unsupported and Supported Rhodium-Iron Phosphate Catalysts Effective for Oxidative Carbonylation of Methane, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 2044-2053 (2007).
43. Hui Chu, Lujian Yang, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Copper-catalyzed propylene epoxidation by molecular oxygen: Superior catalytic performances of halogen-free K+-modified CuOx / SBA-15, J. Catal., 241, 225-228 (2006).
44. Qinghong Zhang, Qian Guo, Xiaoxing Wang, T. Shishido, Ye Wang*, Iron-catalyzed propylene epoxidation by nitrous oxide: Toward understanding the nature of active iron sites with modified Fe-MFI and Fe-MCM-41 catalysts, J. Catal., 239, 105-116 (2006).
45. Hongli Wu, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Solvent-Free Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols Catalyzed by an Efficient and Recyclable Palladium Heterogeneous Catalyst, Adv. Synth. Catal., 347, 1356-1360 (2005).
46. Qiang Yuan, Qinghong Zhang, Ye Wang*, Direct Conversion of Methane to Methyl Acetate with Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Monoxide over Heterogeneous Catalysts Containing both Rhodium and Iron Phosphate, J. Catal., 233, 221-233 (2005).
47. Qinghu Tang, Qinghong Zhang, Hongli Wu, Ye Wang*, Epoxidation of Styrene with Molecular Oxygen Catalyzed by Cobalt(II)-Containing Molecular Sieves, J. Catal., 230, 384-397 (2005).
48. Xiaoxing Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Qian Guo, Yingchuan Lou, Lujuan Yang, Ye Wang*, Iron-Catalysed Propylene Epoxidation by Nitrous Oxide: Dramatic Shift of Allylic Oxidation to Epoxidation by the Modification with Alkali Metal Salts, Chem. Commun., 1396-1397 (2004).
49. Qinghu Tang, Qinghong Zhang, Ping Wang, Ye Wang*, Huilin Wan, Characterizations of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles within Faujasite Zeolites and the Formation of Metallic Cobalt, Chem. Mater., 16, 1967-1976 (2004).
50. Q. Tang, Y. Wang*, J. Liang, P. Wang, Q. Zhang, H. Wan, Co2+-Exchanged Faujasite Zeolites as Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysts for Epoxidation of Styrene with Molecular Oxygen, Chem. Commun., 440-441 (2004).
51. Y. Wang*, Y. Ohishi, T. Shishido, Q. Zhang, W. Yang, Q. Guo, H. Wan, K. Takehira, Characterizations and Catalytic Properties of Cr-MCM-41 Prepared by Direct Hydrothermal Synthesis and Template-Ion Exchange, J. Catal., 220, 347-357 (2003).
52. X. Wang, Y. Wang*, Q. Tang, Q. Guo, Q. Zhang, H. Wan, MCM-41 Supported Iron Phosphate Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Methane to Oxygenates with Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide, J. Catal., 217, 457-467 (2003).
53. Y. Wang*, Q. Zhang, T. Shishido, K. Takehira, Characterization of Iron-containing MCM-41 and Its Catalytic Properties in Epoxidation of Styrene with Hydrogen Peroxide, J. Catal., 209, 186-196 (2002).