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Volume 14

Issue 12,2021

(63 articles)


Weiwei Shao1,§, Shumin Wang1,§, Juncheng Zhu1,§, Xiaodong Li1, Xingchen Jiao1, Yang Pan1, Yongfu Sun1,2 (✉), and Yi Xie1,2

To boost the activity of CO2 photoreduction into CH2, a twodimensional in-plane heterostructure is designed and constructed to optimize the carrier dynamics, in which in-plane heterojunction facilitates CO2 activation and modulates the adsorption strength of CO*, beneficial for protonation to CH2.
2021, 14(12): 4520–4527
Published: 02 March 2021

Lanqian Gong1, Huan Yang2, Hongming Wang3, Ruijuan Qi4, Junlei Wang1, Shenghua Chen1, Bo You1, Zehua Dong1, Hongfang Liu1, and Bao Yu Xia1 (✉)

Natural corrosion inspires the preparation of nickel-iron hydroxides for efficient water oxidation.
2021, 14(12): 4528–4533
Published: 18 March 2021

Wenjie Xu1,§, Dengfeng Cao1,§, Oyawale Adetunji Moses2,§, Beibei Sheng1, Chuanqiang Wu3, Hongwei Shou1,4, Xiaojun Wu4, Shuangming Chen1 (✉), and Li Song1

We directly probed self-optimization of carbon substrate following oxygen evolution reaction (OER) process in both structural and electronic level, which resulted in enhanced amorphism and stronger electron transition between Fe2O3 and carbon substrate.
2021, 14(12): 4534–4540
Published: 05 June 2021

Jian Sheng1, Sheng Zhu1, Guodong Jia1, Xu Liu1, and Yan Li1,2,3 (✉)

Carbon nanotube supported single-site Fe-N-C electrocatalysts exhibited high bifunctional catalytic activity and excellent cycling stability in zinc-air batteries.
2021, 14(12): 4541–4547
Published: 01 March 2021

Jian Zhou, Yibo Dou, Tao He, Awu Zhou, Xiang-Jing Kong, Xue-Qian Wu, Tongxin Liu, and Jian-Rong Li (✉)

The work discloses the correlation between the anion species in transition metal based electrocatalysts and water splitting activity for the fabricated bimetallic oxide and chalcogenide nanosheets array. Especially, Se and S substitution modulate the electronic structure around the Co atoms, which promotes reaction kinetics in electrocatalytic overall water splitting.
2021, 14(12): 4548–4555
Published: 24 March 2021

Sijia Guo1,§, Yingbo Xiao1,§, Jia Wang1, Yuan Ouyang1, Xin Li1, Haoyan Deng1, Wenchao He1, Qinghan Zeng1, Wei Zhang1, Qi Zhang1,2 (✉), and Shaoming Huang1,2 (✉)

An interlayer with ordered structure of MOFs-based composite was designed to suppress the shuttle effect of polysulfide by its sinuous route and chemical interaction between the layers. The battery with ordered interlayer shows obviously improved performance compared with that with disordered interlayer.
2021, 14(12): 4556–4562
Published: 10 March 2021

Rongting Wu1,§,†, De-Liang Bao1,§, Linghao Yan1, Junhai Ren1, Yanfang Zhang1, Qi Zheng1, Ye-Liang Wang1, Qing Huan1 (✉), Shixuan Du1,2,3 (✉), and Hong-Jun Gao1,2

A linear polymer of naphthalocyanine molecules with conjugated linkages has been fabricated on silver surfaces and revealed by scanning tunneling microscope and first-principle calculations. This work provides a new route to construct conjugated polymers with extended planar π-interactions.
2021, 14(12): 4563–4568
Published: 03 March 2021

Xuemin Wang1,2, Ming Liu1,2, Hang Zhang1,2, Sihao Yan1,2, Cui Zhang1,2 (✉), and Shuangxi Liu1,2,3,4 (✉)

In this work, we pioneer demonstrate a new size effect-based controllable synthesis strategy for the homogeneous Co nanokarstcaves assisted by Co–CN hybrids (CCHs). It designed with the innovative concept of “single metal state”, rather than metal oxide or compounds which have been reported. The formation mechanism of ultrasmall Co nanokarstcaves structure was investigated. The ultrafine CCHs exhibit satisfactory electrocatalysis activity.
2021, 14(12): 4569–4576
Published: 12 March 2021

Bingbing Bai1,§, Chaoyu Gu2,§, Xiaohui Lu1,§, Xingyu Ge3, Junling Yang2, Chenfei Wang1, Yongchun Gu4, Aidong Deng2, Yuehua Guo2 (✉), Xingmei Feng1 (✉), and Zhifeng Gu3 (✉)

A reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive drug delivery system was developed as an inflammation reliever and M2 macrophage stimulator for periodontitis treatment.
2021, 14(12): 4577–4583
Published: 09 March 2021

Xingyang Wu1,2,§, Yi Zeng2,§, Hangchen Liu2,§, Jiaqing Zhao3, Tierui Zhang3 (✉), and Song Ling Wang1,2,4 (✉)

To utilize low-energy photons of solar light for selective conversion CH4 to CH3OH at ambient condition, bonding in electron donor rhodamine B–acceptor TiO2 hybrid through carboxyl group coordinating to Ti ion of TiO2 has been explored and exhibited enhanced oxidation of CH4 to CH3OH with a generation rate of 143 μmol·g−1·h−1 and selectivity of 94% under green light at room temperature.
2021, 14(12): 4584–4590
Published: 31 March 2021