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Dr Xi Liu

Dr Xi LiuBSc, University of Science and Technology of China (China), PhD Fritz-Haber-Institute, Max-Planck Society (Germany, 2004-2008, Robert Schlögl, Carbon catalyzing selective oxidation of butane). Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2009 – present, (G. J. Hutchings: catalytic functionalization of alkanes, catalytic reduction of furfural derivates)

Research interests:

The development of new catalysis in alkane functionalization under mild conditions, mechanical study in monohydroxylation of C-H bonds via dioxygen activation. Synthesis and construction of nano materials, including nano carbons, metallic materials and polyoxometallic acids.

Selected publications:

  • Cyclohexane oxidation using Au/MgO: an investigation of the reaction mechanism, Conte M,  Liu X,  Murphy DM,  Whiston K, Hutchings GJ, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,  2012, 47, 16279-16285
  • Carbon-Catalyzed Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Butane: Selective Site Formation during sp3-to-sp2 Lattice Rearrangement, Liu X, Frank B, Zhang W, Cotter T, Schlögl R, Su DS, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 3318-3322
  • Synthesis and Electrode Performance of Nanostructured V2O5 by Using a Carbon Tube-in-Tube as a Nanoreactor and an Efficient Mixed-Conducting Network, Hu YS, Liu X, Müller JO, Schlögl R, Maier J, Su DS, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2009, 48, 1 210-214.
  • Surface-Modified Carbon Nanotubes Catalyze Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Butane, Zhang J, Liu X, Su DS, Schlögl R, Science2008, 322, 73-77

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