Design and synthesis, properties and applications of high performance crystalline materials related to energy and environment.

Representative results

1. L. Zhou, W. Li, and T. L. Hu*, Computational study of Zn single-atom catalysts on In2O3 nanomaterials for direct synthesis of acetic acid from CH4 and CO2, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2022, 5, 10015-10025.

2. S. Q. Yang, and T. L. Hu*, Reverse-selective metal-organic framework materials for the efficient separation and purification of light hydrocarbons, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2022, 468, 214628.

3. Z. F. Li, Y. Shen, W. G. Cui, Q. Zhang, and T. L. Hu*, MOF derived non-noble metal catalysts to control the distribution of furfural selective hydrogenation products, Mol. Catal., 2021, 513, 111824.

4. S. Q. Yang, F. Z. Sun, R. Krishna, Q. Zhang, L. Zhou, Y. H. Zhang, and T. L. Hu*, A propane-trapping ultramicroporous metal-organic framework in the low-pressure area toward the purification of propylene, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 35990-35996.

5. W. G. Cui, Y. T. Li, L. Yu, H. Zhang, and T. L. Hu*, Zeolite-encapsulated ultrasmall Cu/ZnOx nanoparticles for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 18693-18703.

6. W. G. Cui, X. Y. Zhuang, Y. T. Li, H. Zhang, J. J. Dai, L. Zhou, Z. Hu, and T. L. Hu*, Engineering Co/MnO heterointerface inside porous graphitic carbon for boosting the low-temperature CO2 methanation, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2021, 287, 119959.

7. L. Yu, W. G. Cui, Q. Zhang, Z. F. Li, Y. Shen, and T. L. Hu*, Atomic layer deposition of nano-scale molybdenum sulfide within a metal-organic framework for highly efficient hydrodesulfurization, Mater. Adv., 2021, 2, 1294-1301.

8. S. Q. Yang, F. Z. Sun, P. Liu, L. Li, R. Krishna, Y. H. Zhang, Q. Li, L. Zhou, and T. L. Hu*, Efficient purification of ethylene from C2 hydrocarbons with an C2H6/C2H2-selective metal-organic framework, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 962-969.

9. W. G. Cui, and T. L. Hu*, Incorporation of active metal species in crystalline porous materials for highly efficient synergetic catalysis, Small, 2021, 17, 2003971.

10. W. G. Cui, Y. T. Li, H. Zhang, Z. C. Wei, B. H. Gao, J. J. Dai, and T. L. Hu*, In situ encapsulated Co/MnOx nanoparticles inside quasi-MOF-74 for the higher alcohols synthesis from syngas, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2020, 278, 119262.

11. F. Z Sun, S. Q. Yang, R. Krishna, Y. H. Zhang, Y. P. Xia, and T. L. Hu*, Microporous metal–organic framework with a completely reversed adsorption relationship for C2 hydrocarbons at room temperature, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 6105-6111.

12. L. Bao, F. Z. Sun, G. Y. Zhang*, and T. L. Hu*, High-efficient aerobic oxidation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid over holey 2D Mn2O3 nanoflakes from a Mn-based MOF, ChemSusChem, 2020, 13, 548-555.

13. W. G. Cui, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Metal-organic framework materials for the separation and purification of light hydrocarbons, Adv. Mater., 2020, 32, 1806445.(Hot paper, ESI)

14. M. H. Yu, B. Space, D. Franz, W. Zhou, C. He, L. Li, R. Krishna, Z. Chang, W. Li, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Enhanced gas uptake in a microporous metal-organic framework via a sorbate induced-fit mechanism, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 17703-17712.

15. Y. Shen, L. Bao, F. Z. Sun, and T. L. Hu*, A novel Cu-nanowire@Quasi-MOF via mild pyrolysis of a bimetal-MOF for the selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol in air, Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 2363-2373. (Inside Front Cover)

16. W. G. Cui, G. Y. Zhang, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Metal-organic framework-based heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion of C1 chemistry: CO, CO2 and CH4Coord. Chem. Rev., 2019, 387, 79-120. (ESI)

17. X. Sun, H. Huang, C. Wang, Y. Liu, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Effective CoxSy HER electrocatalysts fabricated by in-situ sulfuration of a metal-organic framework, ChemElectroChem, 2018, 5, 3639-3644. (Front Cover)

18. Z. Q. Yao, G. Y. Li, J. Xu, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, A water-stable luminescent Zn(II) metal-organic framework as chemosensor for high-efficiency detection of CrVI-anions (Cr2O72- and CrO42-) in aqueous solution, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 3192-3198. (VIP, Cover feature, Hot paper, ESI)

19. M. H. Yu, P. Zhang, R. Feng, Z. Q. Yao, Y. C. Yu, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Construction of a multi-cage-based MOF with a unique network for efficient CO2 capture, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 26177-26183.

20. M. H. Yu, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, A metal–organic framework as a “turn on” fluorescent sensor for aluminum ions, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 256-260.

21. N. Li, J. Xu, R. Feng, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Governing metal–organic frameworks towards high stability, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8501-8513.

22. T. L. Hu, H. Wang, B. Li, R. Krishna, H. Wu, W. Zhou, Y. Zhao, Y. Han, X. Wang, W. Zhu, Z. Yao, S. Xiang, and B. Chen*, Microporous metal-organic framework with dual functionalities for highly efficient removal of acetylene from ethylene/acetylene mixtures, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 7328. (ESI)

23. Y. W. Li, J. Xu, D. C. Li, J. M. Dou, H. Yan, T. L. Hu*, and X. H. Bu*, Two microporous MOFs constructed from different metal clusters SBUs for selective gas adsorption, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 14211-14214.