2021/4/17: Our article "Heteroatom -Doped Porous Carbon-Supported Single-Atom Catalysts for Electrocatalytic Energy Conversion" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Chemistry at Nankai University is published in Journal of Energy Chemistry!
The unique advantages of heteroatom-doped porous carbon-supported single-atom electrocatalysts (SAC-HDPCs) are clear. In this review, we describe recent research efforts involving advanced (in situ) characterization techniques, innovative synthetic strategies, and electrochemical energy conversion examples of SAC-HDPCs. The electrocatalytic performance of SAC-HDPCs is further considered at an atomic level, and the mechanisms underlying this performance are also discussed in detail. We expect that these analyses and deductions will be useful for the design of new materials and may help to establish a foundation for the design of future SAC-HDPCs.
2021/3/16：课题组发表的论文“多孔碳材料的研究进展, 2019, 49(5), 729-740”被评选为《中国科学：化学》2019年度优秀论文！
《中国科学：化学》编委会和编辑部根据文章学术质量与影响力等因素，评选出了 2019年度优秀论文18篇，其中英文刊Science China Chemistry优秀论文16篇，中文刊《中国科学：化学》优秀论文2篇。
2020/09/26：永恒的好奇心，创造力和求知欲---加拿大多伦多大学Geoffrey Alan Ozin教授专访！
Sep. 16, 2020: Our article "Advanced Heteroatom-doped Nanoporous Carbon Membranes Assisted by Poly(ionic liquid) Design and Engineering" is published in Accounts of Materials Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/accountsmr.0c00010.
In this article, we highlight the latest discovery and proceedings of heteroatom-doped porous carbon membranes (HPCMMs), particularly the advancements in how to tailor structures and properties of HPCMMs by rational structure design of porous polymer membranes as sacrificial template built up especially from heteroatom-rich poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs). We will also stress the carbonization craft, and the state-of-the-art electrochemical applications for HPCMMs. Key factors and thoughts in heteroatom doping and porous systems in HPCMMs are discussed. A future perspective of the challenges and promising potential of HPCMMs is cast on the basis of these achievements.
2020/09/02：南开大学王鸿与国外研究人员合作在《Chem. Rev.》期刊发表名为 “Polymer-Derived Heteroatom-Doped Porous Carbon Materials” 的综述。
July 2th, 2020: Our article "Polymer-derived Heteroatom-doped Porous Carbon Materials" is published in Chemical Reviews, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00080.
This Review comprehensively surveys the progress in polymer-derived functional heteroatom-doped porous carbon materials (HPCMs) in terms of how to produce and control their porosities, heteroatom doping effects, and morphologies and their related use. We also provided our perspective on how to predefine the structures of HPCMs by using polymers to realize their potential applications in the current fields of energy generation/conversion and environmental remediation. We believe that these analyses and deductions are valuable for a systematic understanding of polymer-derived carbon materials and will serve as a source of inspiration for the design of future HPCMs.
June 25th, 2020: Our work entitled "Crosslinking of a Single Poly(ionic liquid) by Water into Porous Supramolecular Membranes" is published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202002679!
In this work, we discovered a general one-step approach to fabricate supramolecular porous polyelectrolyte membranes (SPPMs) from a single poly(ionic liquid). The experimental results and theoretical simulation suggested that SPPMs were formed by a hydrogen bond-induced phase separation of a PIL between its polar and apolar domains, which were linked together by water molecules. Such SPPMs could switch porosity upon thermal stimuli, as exemplified by dynamically adaptive transparency to thermal fluctuation.
May 26th, 2020: ASN China---肼活化的金属纳米颗粒功能化梯度多孔聚离子液体膜的一步合成!
May 14th, 2020: Our Joint work with Prof. Jiayin Yuan at Stockholms University on Hydrazine-enabled One-step Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle-Functionalized Gradient Porous Poly(ionic liquid) Membranes is published on Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2020, 202000143.!
In this communication, we demonstrated a one-step strategy toward MNP-functionalized gradient porous poly(ionic liquid) membranes via using hydrazine as a reductive activation reagent. The distinctive feature of this membrane fabrication method is that the porous membrane formation and the metal nanoparticals production were completely in the same step in one material, thus it readily enables incorporation of desirable MNPs into PPMs. This discovery provides fascinating opportunities to prepare multifunctional membranes for expanded applications.
April 25th, 2020: Groupwebsite was finally opened!
Our group is an interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing scalable functional polymers and carbon materials towards addressing both fundamentals in polymer science & carbon research and forefront challenges in materials science and engineering..