HE HeyongPhysical Chemistry, Professor

Office Location: Room A2007, Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University 2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200438, China
Tel: 86-21-31243916
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  • Research Interests

  • Academic Appointments

  • Prizes and awards

  • Biography

  • Teaching

  • Key Publications

  • Heterogeneous catalysis (light alkane activation and functionalization, selective hydrogenation, acid catalysis, etc)

  • Catalytic reaction mechanisms

  • Novel catalytic materials

  • Solid-state NMR

  • Editorial board member of Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical

  • Editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Catalysis

  • Editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance

  • Vice president of Shanghai Society of Chemistry & Chemical Industry

  • 2000, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

  • 1980.10-1984.6          BSc, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

  • 1984.6-1989.6            Assistant lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

  • 1989.6-1990.6            Visiting scholar, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College

  • 1990.7-1993.9            PhD, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University

  • 1993.10-1997.7          Manager of the departmental solid-state NMR unit, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University

  • 1997.8-2000.3            Principal Scientist, The Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, The University of Liverpool

  • 2000.4-                      Professor, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

    Solid-state NMR and its application in structural characterization and reaction mechanism study

  1. X. Li, Y.H. Ren, Z.W. Weng, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Stabilization of high-valent Cu3+ in a Keggin-type polyoxometalate. Chem. Commun. 56, 2324-2327 (2020).

  2. Y.N. Wu, D.F. Huang, Y.Y. Fu, L. Zhang, S.X. Liu, G.F. Tang, Y.H. Ren, L. Ye, .X.Y. Chen, B. Yue, H.Y. He.Investigation on surface acidic properties of the facet-dependent sulfated Cu2O solids by 31P MAS NMR. Chem.-A Eur J. 25, 14771-14774 (2019).

  3. Y.N. Wu, Y.Y. Fu, L. Zhang, Y.H. Ren, X.Y. Chen, B. Yue* H.Y. He. The study of oxygen vacancies on different facets of anatase TiO2. Chin. J. Chem. 37, 922-928 (2019).

  4. X.Y. Gao, X.Y. Chen, Z.H. Li, H.Y, He. Direct synthesis of in-situ chirally modified palladium nanocrystals without capping agents and their application in heterogeneous enantioselective hydrogenations. ACS Catal. 9, 6100-6110 (2019).

  5. Y.Y. Fu, L. Zhang, B. Yue, X.Y. Chen, H.Y. He. Simultaneous characterization of solid acidity and basicity of metal oxide catalysts via solid state NMR technique. J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 24094-24102 (2018).

  6. N. Su, X.Y. Gao, X.Y. Chen, B. Yue, H.Y He. The enantioselective hydrogenation of acetophenone over Pd concave tetrahedron nanocrystals affected by the residual adsorbed capping agent polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). J. Catal. 367, 244-251 (2018).

  7. N. Su, X.Y. Chen, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Formation of palladium concave nanocrystals via auto-catalytic tip overgrowth by interplay of reduction kinetics, concentration gradient and surface diffusion. Nanoscale 8, 8673-8680 (2016).

  8. Y.C. Hu, B. Guo, Y.Y. Fu, Y.H. Ren, G.F. Tang, X.Y. Chen, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Facet-dependent acidic and catalytic properties of sulfated   titania   solid superacids. Chem. Commun. 51, 14219-14222 (2015).

  9. L.P. Qian, W.J. Cai, L. Zhang, L. Ye, J. Li, M. Tang, B. Yue, H.Y. He. The promotion effect of hydrogen spillover on CH4 reforming with CO2 over Rh/MCF catalysts. Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 164, 168-175 (2015).

  10. Y. Wang, N. Su, L. Ye, Y.H. Ren, X.Y. Chen, Y.J. Du, Z.H. Li, B Yue, S.C. Tsang, Q. Chen, H.Y He. Tuning enantioselectivity in asymmetric   hydrogenation of acetophenone and its derivatives via confinement effect over free-standing mesoporous Pd network catalysts. J. Catal. 313,   113-126 (2014).

  11. L.Y. Hu, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Direct hydroxylation of benzene to phenol on Cu-V bimetal modified HMS catalysts. Catal. Commun. 43, 179-183 (2014).

  12. L. Zhang, Y.H. Ren, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Recent development in in situ NMR study on catalytic reaction mechanisms of light alkane functionalization. Chem. Commun. 48, 2370-2384 (2012).

  13. Y.H. Ren, C.B. Du, S.J. Feng, C.L. Wang, Z.P. Kong, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Three POM-based coordination polymers: hydrothermal synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity in epoxidation of styrene. CrysEngComm. 13, 7143-7148 (2011).

  14. L. Ye, Y. Wang, X.Y. Chen, B. Yue, S.C. Tsang, H.Y. He. Three-dimentionally ordered mesoporous Pd networks templated by silica super crystal and their application in formic acid electrooxidation. Chem. Commun. 47, 7389-7391 (2011).

  15. L.P. Qian, Y. Ren, H. Yu, Y. Wang, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Controlled atmosphere 13C and 1H MAS NMR study of reforming route of methane with carbon dioxide over Rh/SBA-15. Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 401, 114-118 (2011).

  16. C.L. Wang, Y.H. Ren, C.B. Du, B. Yue, Z.P. Kong, L.H. Weng, H.Y. He. Honeycomb nanoscale-porous material constructed from copper complexes and mixed-addenda Lindqvist-type polyoxoanions. CrystEngComm 12, 3522-3525 (2010).

  17. X.Y. Chen, Z.Y. Lou, M.H. Qiao, K.N. Fan, S.C. Tsang, H.Y. He. Hexagonally packed Pd nanoarray catalyst for liquid phase enantioselective hydrogenation of acetophenone to R-(+)-1-phenylethanol in the presence of S-proline. J. Phys. Chem. C. 112, 1316-1320 (2008).

  18. X.Y. Chen, M.H. Qiao, S.H. Xie, K.N. Fan, W.Z. Zhou, H.Y. He. Icositetrahedra of zeolite analcime with a polycrystalline core: a reversed crystal growth route. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 13305-13312 (2007).

  19. Y.C. Li, S.R. Yan, L.P. Qian, W.M. Yang, Z.K. Xie, Q.L. Chen, B. Yue, H.Y. He. Effect of tin on Nb2O5/α-Al2O3 catalyst for ethylene oxide hydration. J. Catal. 241, 173-179 (2006).

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