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Research of Yong Wang: Publications



  • . K.Khivantsev, N.R.Jaegers, L.Bovarik, M.Wang, J.Hu, M.A.Derewinski, Y.Wang, J.Szanyi, “The Superior Hydrothermal Stability of Pd/SSZ-39 in Low Temperature Passive NOx Adsorption (PNA) and Methane Combustion”, Appl.Catal.B: Environmental, 2020 (accepted)
  • . D.Jiang, G. Wan, C. GARCIA, L. Li, X.I.P.Hernandez, C. Wang, Y.Wang, “Elucidation of the Active Sites in Single-Atom Pd1/CeO2 Catalysts for Low-Temperature CO Oxidation”, ACS Catalysis, 2020 (accepted)
  • X.Isidro Pereira-Hernández, A.DeLaRiva, V.Muravev, D.Kunwar, H.Xiong, B.Sudduth, M.Engelhard, L.Kovarik, E.J.M. Hensen, Y.Wang, A.K.Datye, Reply to “Pitfalls in identifying active catalyst species”, Nature Comm., 2020 (accepted)
  • J.Zhang, J.Sun, Y.Wang, “Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived aromatic oxygenates over Pd-Fe bimetallic catalyst: A mechanistic study of direct C-O bond cleavage and direct ring hydrogenation”, Catalysis Letters, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/s10562-020-03352-3
  • V.Dagle, A.Winkelman, N. Jaegers, J. Saavedra-Lopez, J. Hu, M. Engelhard, S. Habas, S.Akhade, L. Kovarik, V. Glezakou, R. Rousseau, Y. Wang, R.A. Dagle, “Single-step conversion of ethanol to n-butenes over Ag-ZrO2/SiO2 catalysts”, ACS Catal., 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02235.
  • Y.Zhang, Y.Peng, J. Li, K. Groden, J. McEwen, E.Walter, Y.Chen, Y. Wang, F.Gao, “Probing Active-Site Relocation in Cu/SSZ-13 SCR Catalysts during Hydrothermal Aging by in situ EPR Spectroscopy, Kinetic Studies, and DFT Calculations”, ACS Catal., 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01590. 
  • H.Li, J.Peng, N.R.Jaegers, L.Kovarik, M.Engelhard, A.W.Savoy, J.Hu, J.Sun, Y.Wang, “Conversion of ethanol to 1,3–butadiene over Ag–ZrO2/SiO2 catalysts: The role of surface interfaces”, J.Engery.Chem., 2020, 54, 7-15.  
  • Y.Yang, M. Tan, A. Garcia, Z. Zhang, J.Lin, S. Wan, J.S. McEwen, S. Wang, Y. Wang, “Controlling the Oxidation State of Fe-based Catalysts Through Nitrogen Doping Toward the Hydrodeoxygenation of m-Cresol”, ACS Catal., 2020,  
  • J.Zhang, J.Sun, L.Kovarik, M.H.Engelhard, L.Du, B.Dudduth, H.Li, Y.Wang, “Surface Engineering of Earth-abundant Fe Catalysts for Selective Hydrodeoxygenation of Phenolics in Liquid Phase”, Chemical Science, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC00983K (front cover)  
  • Zhang, J., J. Sun, and Y. Wang. 2021. “An overview of catalytic bio-oil upgrading. Part Ⅰ: Processing aqueous-phase compounds.” In Handbook of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Fuels: Science, Technology, Health, and Environment. Volume 1. Biodiesel Fuels: Science, Technology, Health, and Environment, ed. O. Konur. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 
  • Zhang, J., J. Sun, and Y. Wang. 2021. “An overview of catalytic bio-oil upgrading. Part Ⅱ: Processing oil-phase compounds and real bio-oil.” In Handbook of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Fuels: Science, Technology, Health, and Environment. Volume 1. Biodiesel Fuels: Science, Technology, Health, and Environment, ed. O. Konur. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.  
  • L.Zhang, Y.Wang, Y.Yang, B.Zhang, S.Wang, J.Lin, S.Wan, Y.Wang, “Selective Hydrogenolysis of Aryl Ether Bond over Ru-Fe Bimetallic Catalyst”, Catal.Today, 2020, 
  • S.A. Akhade, A.Winkelman, V.L.Dagle, L.Kovarik, S.F. Yuk, Mal.Lee, J.Zhang, A.B. Padmaperuma, Robert.A. Dagle, V.Glezakou, Y.Wang, R.Rousseau “Influence of Ag metal dispersion on the thermal conversion of ethanol to butadiene over Ag-ZrO2/SiO2 catalysts”, J.Catal., 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2020.03.030. 
  • W.Hu, Z.Chi, Y.Wan, S.Wang, J.Lin, S.Wan, Y.Wang, ”Synergetic effect of Lewis acid and base in modified Sn-β on direct conversion of levoglucosan to lactic acid”, Catal.Sci.Tech., 2020, 10, 2986-2993. 
  • L.Zhang, L.Zhang, Y.Chen, Y.Zheng, J.Guo. S.Wan, S.Wang, C.Ngaw, J.Lin, Y.Wang, “CdS/ZnO: A Multi-pronged Approach for Efficient Reduction of Carbon Dioxide under Visible Light Irradiation”,  ACS Sus.Chem.Eng.,2020, 8, 13, 5270–5277. 
  • . K.Khivantsev, M.R.Jaegers, L.Kovarik, J.Hu, F.Gao, Y.Wang, J.Szanyi, “Palladium/zeolite low temperature passive NOx adsorbers (PNA); structure-adsorption property relationships for hydrothermally aged PNA materials”, Emiss.Control Sci.Technol., 2020, 6 (138), 126–138, 
  • N.R.Jaegers, Y.Wang, J.Hu, “Thermal perturbation of NMR properties in small polar and non-polar molecules”, Scientific Reports, 2020.
  • A.Hensley, G.Collinge, Y.Wang, J.S.McEwen, “Coverage Dependent Adsorption of Hydrogen on Fe(100): Determining Catalytically Relevant Surface Structures via Lattice Gas Models”, J.Phy.Chem.C, 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc9b11945.
  • F.Lin, Y.Chen, L.Zhang, D.Mei, L.Kovarik, B.Sudduth, H.Wang, F.Gao, Y.Wang, “Single-Facet Dominant Anatase TiO2 (101) and (001) Model Catalysts to Elucidate the Active Sites for Alkanol Dehydration”, ACS Catalysis, 2020, doi: 10.1021/acscatal.9b04654
  • L.Du, V.Prabhakaran, X.Xie, S.Park, Y.Wang, Y.Shao, “Low-PGM and PGM-Free Catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Stability Challenges and Material Solutions”, Advanced Materials, 2020, doi:10.1002/adma.201908232
  • H.Li, J.Sun, G.Li, D.Wu, Y.Wang, “Real-time monitoring of surface acetone enolization and aldolization”, Catal.Sci.Tech., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/c9cy02339a
  • N.R.Jaegers, K.T.Mueller, Y.Wang, J.Hu, “Variable Temperature and Pressure Operando MAS NMR for Catalysis Science and Related Materials”, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2020,
  • J.Zhang, J.Sun, Y.Wang, “Recent advances in the selective catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived oxygenates to arenes”, Green Chemistry, 2020, doi:10.1039/c9gc02762a.


  • Y.Wan, L.Zhang, J.Lin, W.Hu, J.Lin, S.Wan, Y.Wang, “One-pot synthesis of gluconic acid from biomass-derived levoglucosan using a Au/Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 catalyst”, Green Chemistry, 2019,  21, 6318-6325.
  • X.Zhang, C.Liu, C.Ke, L.Liu, X.Hao, Y.Wu, S.Wan, S.Wang, Y.Wang, “Hydrothermally stable ZnAl2O4 nanocrystals with controlled surface structures for design of longevity and highly active/selective PdZn Catalyst”, Green Chemistry, 2019, 21(24) 6574-6578, doi:10.1039/C9GC02483B.
  • K.Khivantsev, N.R.Jaegers, I.Koleva, H.Aleksandrov, L.Kovarik, M.Engelhard, F.Gao, Y.Wang, G.Vayssilov, J.Szanyi, “Stabilization of Super Electrophilic Pd+2 Cations in Small-Pore SSZ-13 Zeolite”, J.Phy.Chem.C, 2019, doi:10.102/acs.jpcc.9b06760.
  • B.Peng, K.G.Rappe, Y.Cui, F.Gao, J.Szanyi, M.J.Olszta, E.D.Walter, Y.Wang, J.Holladay, R.A.Goffe, “Enhancement of high-temperature selectivity on Cu-SSZ-13 towards NH3-SCR reaction from highly dispersed ZrO2”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118359.
  • N.Chaudhary, A.Hensley, G.Colllinge, Y.Wang, J.S.McEwen, “Coverage-Dependent Adsorption of Phenol on Pt (111) from First Principles”, J.Phy.Chem.C, 2019, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07517.
  • N.R.Jaegers, K.Khivantsev, L.Kovarik, D.Klas, J.Hu, J.Szanyi, “Catalytic activation of ethylene C-H bonds on uniform d8 Ir(I) and Ni(II) cations in zeolites: toward molecular level understanding of ethylene polymerization on heterogeneous catalysts”, Catal.Sci.Tech., 2019, 9(23) 6570-6576, doi: 10.1039/c9cy01442j.
  • Y.Cui, Y.Wang, D.Mei, E.D.Walter, N.M.Washton, J.D.Holladay, Y.Wang, J.Szanyi, C.H.F.Peden, F.Gao, “Revisiting effects of alkali metal and alkaline earth co-cation additives to Cu/SSZ-13 selective catalytic reduction catalysts”, J.Catal., 2019, 378, 363-375.
  • K.Khivantsev, M.R.Jaegers, L.Kovarik, J.Hu, F.Gao, Y.Wang, J.Szanyi, “Palladium/zeolite low temperature passive NOx adsorbers (PNA); structure-adsorption property relationships for hydrothermally aged PNA materials”, Emiss.Control Sci.Technol., 2019,
  • G.Li, X.Zhang, D.Qiu, Z.Liu, C.Yang, D.B.Cockreham, B.Wang, L.Fu, J.Zhang, B.Sudduth, X.Guo, H.Sun, Z.Huang, J.Qi, J.Sun, S.Ha, Y.Wang, D.Wu, “Tuning Ni/Al Ratio to Enhance Pseudocapacitive Charge Storage Properties of Nickel–Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide”, Adv.Electron.Mater., 2019, 5, 1900215, doi: 101.1002/aelm.201900215.
  • A.Dahal, N.G.Petrick, Y.Wu, G.A.Kimmel, F.Gao, Y.Wang, Z.Dohnalek, “Adsorption and reaction of methanol on anatase TiO2(101) single crystals and faceted nanoparticles”, J.Phy.Chem.:C, 2019, 123(39) 24133-24145, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07080.
  • N.R. Jaegers, J.Lai, Y.He, E.Walter, D.A. Dixon, M.Vasiliu, Y.Chen, C.Wang, M.Y.Hu, K.T.Mueller, I.E. Wachs, Y.Wang, J.Hu, “Tungsten oxide-promotion mechanism for supported V₂O₅/TiO₂ catalysts during NOx abatement: structural effects revealed by ⁵¹V MAS NMR”, Angew.Chem.Int.Ed., 2019, 58(36) 12609-12616, doi:10.1002/anie.201904503.
  • Y.Wan, C.Zheng, X.Lei, M.Zhuang, J.Lin, W.Hu, J.Lin, S.Wan, Y.Wang, “Oxidative esterification of acetol with methanol to methyl pyruvate over hydroxyapatite supported gold catalyst: essential roles of acid-base properties”, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2019, 40(11) 1810-1819, doi:S1872-2067(19)63368-1.
  • F.Wang, J.C.Zhang, Z.Q.Chen, J.D.Lin, W.Z.Li, Y.Wang, B.H.Chen, “Water-saving dry methanation for direct conversion of syngas to synthetic natural gas over robust Ni0.1Mg0.9Al2O4 catalyst”, J.Catal, 2019, 375, 466-477, doi: 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.06.021
  • J.Pang, J.Sun, M.Zheng, H.Li, Y.Wang, T.Zhang, “Transition metal carbide catalysts for biomass conversion: a review”, Appl.Catal.B: Environmental, 2019, 254, 510-522, doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.05.034.
  • J.Zhou, C.Zhang, T.Niu, R.Huang, S.Li, J.Sun, Y.Wang, “Facile synthesis of reusable magnetic Fe/Fe3C/C composites from renewable resources for super-fast removal of organic dyes: characterization, mechanism and kinetics”, Powder Technology, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.04.016.
  • B.M.Wong, G.Collinge, A.J.R.Hensley, Y.Wang, J.S.McEwen, “Benchmarking the accuracy of coverage-dependent models: adsorption and desorption of benzene on Pt (111) and Pt3Sn (111) from first principles”, Progress in Surface Science, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.progsurf.2019.04.001
  • B.An, Y.Meng, Z. Li, Y.Hong, T.Wang, S.Wang, J.Lin, C.Wang, S.Wan, Y.Wang, W.Lin, “A pyrocarbonate intermediate for CO2 activation and selective conversion in bifunctional metal-organic frameworks”,J.Catal., 2019, 373, 37-47, doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2019.03.008.
  • M.Wang, N.Jaegers, M.S.Lee, C.Wan, J.Hu, H.Shi, D.Mei, S.Burton, D.Cmaioni, O.Gutierrez, V.Glexakou, R.Rousseau, Y.Wang, J.Lercher, “Genesis and stability of hydronium ions in zeolite channels”, J.Am.Chem.Soc., 2019, doi:10.1021/jacs.8b07969.
  • X.Isidro Pereira-Hernández, A.DeLaRiva, V.Muravev, D.Kunwar, H.Xiong, B.Sudduth, M.Engelhard, L.Kovarik, E.J.M. Hensen, Y.Wang, A.K.Datye, “Tailoring the activity of Pt/CeO2 catalysts via high-temperature vapor-phase synthesis”, Nature Comm., 2019, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09308-5.
  • A.Wang, Y.Chen, E.D.Walter, N.M.Washton, D.Mei, T.Varga, Y.L.Wang, J.Szanyi, Y.Wang, C.H.F.Peden, F.Gao, “Unraveling the mysterious failure of Cu/SAPO-34 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts”, Nature Comm., 2019, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09021-3. 
  • J.Tian, J.Tan, M.Xu, Z.Zhang, S.Wan, S.Wang, J.Lin, Y.Wang, “Propane oxidative dehydrogenation over highly selective hexagonal boron nitride catalysts: the role of oxidative coupling of methyl”, Science Advances, 2019, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8063.
  • D.Kunwar,S.Zhou, A.DeLaRiva, E.J. Peterson, H.Xiong, X.I.P.Hernández, S.C.Purdy, R.ter 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, doi: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04885.
  • Y.Cui, Y.L.Wang, E.D.Walter, J.Szanyi. Y.Wang, F.Gao, “Influences of Na+ co-cation on the structure and performance of Cu/SSZ-13 selective catalytic reduction catalysts”, Catal.Today, 2019,
  • A.J.R.Hensley, Y.Wang, J.S.McEwen, “The Partial Reduction of Clean and Doped α-Fe2O3(0001) from First Principles”, Appl.Catal.A:General, 2019,
  • H.Li, J.Sun, Y.Wang, “Surface aceton reactions on ZnxZryOz: a DRIFTS-MS study”, Appl.Catal.A: General, 2019, 573 (SI), 22-31, doi: 10.1016/j.apcata.2019.01.007.
  • K.Khivantsev, N.R.Jaegers, L.Kovarik, S.Prodinger, M.A.Derwinski, Y.Wang, F.Gao, J.Szanyi, “Palladium/Beta zeolite passive NOx adsorbers (PNA): Clarification of PNA chemistry and the effects of CO and zeolite crystallite size on PNA performance”, Appl.Catal.A:General, 2019, 569, 141-148,
  • D.Mei, F.Gao, J.Szanyi, Y.Wang, “Mechanistic insight into the passive NOx adsorption in the highly dispersed Pd/HBEA zeolite”, Appl.Catal.A: General, 2019, 569, 181-189,




















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