Professor Peng Yang, Professor Cheng Tao and Collaborators Published the Paper in Nature Communications

Professor Peng Yang from School of Energy developed a new MOF catalyst demonstrating impregnation of metal nanostructures into the reticular framework, which was an effective way to endow desired functionalities. To understand microscopic mechanisms of the reaction, Professor Cheng Tao from Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials collaborated with Professor William A. Goddard III in conducting the research on the theoretical modeling. The relevant results were published in Nature Communications with the title of “Au-activated N Motifs in Non-coherent Cupric Porphyrin Metal Organic Frameworks for Promoting and Stabilizing Ethylene Production”.

AuthorXieXulan#, Zhang Xiang#, Xie Miao#, XiongLikun, Sun Hao, Lu Yongtao, Mu Qiaoqiao, Mark H. Rummeli , Xu Jianbin, Li Shuo, Zhong Jun, Deng Zhao, Ma Bingyun, Cheng Tao*, William A Goddard III*, Peng Yang*

Linkhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-27768-6

AcknowledgmentThis work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 22072101, 22075193, 21903058), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (No. BK20211306), National Key R&D Program of China (Grant no. 2020YFB1505703 and 2020YFA0406103), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (SBK20190810), Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province (No. TD-XCL-006), and the Priority Academic Program Development (PAPD) of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions. This work was supported by the Project of Jiangsu Engineering Laboratory of New Materials for Sewage Treatment and Recycling, Soochow University (No. SDGC2126). This work was also partly supported by the Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science & Technology. W.A.G. gratefully acknowledges support from the Liquid Sunlight Alliance, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Fuels from Sunlight Hub under award number DE-SC0021266.