Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang
Harbin Institute of Technology | HIT · School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Working on the design and synthesis of MOFs for Energy Storage and Transfer
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - December 2021
Harbin Institute of Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2017 - February 2019
National University of Singapore
Position
  • Research Fellow
Education
October 2013 - February 2016
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering
September 2011 - December 2016
Jilin University
Field of study
  • Inorganic Chemistry
September 2007 - June 2011
Jilin University
Field of study
  • Chemistry

Publications

Publications (61)
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A brand new strategy to improve the volatility and disordered arrangement of small organic molecule additives within doped perovskite solar cells through the construction of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is proposed. The Zn‐TTB, self‐assembling from Zn²⁺ and 1‐(triazol‐1‐ly)‐4‐tetrazol‐5‐ylmethyl)benzene (TTB), inherits and arranges triazole and...
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The undesired glass transition of 2,2’,7,7’‐tetrakis(N,N‐di‐p‐methoxyphenylamine)‐9,9’‐spirobifluorene (spiro‐OMeTAD) and the lithium ions migration are the intractable factors affecting the stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Herein, the two‐dimensional graphite carbon nitride nanosheets (CNVx) with various loading mass of V2O5 are develop...
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The immoderate use of pesticides in the modern agricultural industry has led to the pollution of water resources and ultimately threatens the human body. Herein, two metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), namely {[Zn(tpt)2·2H2O]}n (Zn1) and {[Zn2(tpt)2(bdc)]}n (Zn2), (Htpt = 5‐[4(1H‐1,2,4‐triazol‐1‐yl)]phenyl‐2H‐tetrazole), respectively, are constructed...
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Enhancing the exothermic decomposition of ammonium perchlorate (AP) was of great significance to obtain solid propellants with excellent combustion performance. Herein , we prepared a series of composites for catalyzing the exothermic decomposition of AP by a facile method with different masses of nano copper oxide (n‐CuO) dispersed in graphene‐nit...
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Long term stability and the toxicity of leaked lead ions represent the main barriers for commercialization of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Here we report a novel chemical doping strategy with a series of polyoxometalates-metal organic frameworks ([email protected]) host-guest nanostructured dopants, shattering those barriers while maintaining a h...
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MOF-on-MOF heterostructures possess multiple advantages inherited from various single-component metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Here, we prepare a three-dimensional (3D) anionic fluorescence MOF {[In5(dpda)4(H2O)4]·H3O·3H2O}n (In-dpda) (H4dpda = 3-(3′,5′-dicarboxyphenyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid) with open 1D square channels. Due to the high...
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The activity and stability of photocatalysts are usually restricted to photo-corrosion issues. Here, an efficient electrostatic repulsion and anchor strategy via constructing a [email protected]@SnO2-x sandwich structure with numerous oxygen vacancies through a simple chemical bath deposition approach. During the formation process, the CdS nanorods...
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Sensitive detection of captopril (CP) is necessary from a point of physiological, but the nature of no luminescence response and low ultraviolet absorption make it difficult in luminescent technology. Here, a series of novel RE(III)-MOFs featuring the rare tetranuclear RE4(μ3-OH)2(μ2-COO)8 cluster, namely, {[RE4(tbia)4(NO3)2(OH)2(H2O)4]·CH3CN}n (RE...
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The low energy release efficiency seriously hinders the application of Boron (B) powder as metal fuel in solid propellants. To overcome this issue, a series of B-based spherical composites were produced by encapsulating B-based metastable intermixed composites (MICs) with ammonium perchlorate (AP) by a solvent evaporation-induced self-assembly (EIS...
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Pesticides have been emerged as major organic pollutants in environment, owing to widely spread and intrinsic high toxicity in agricultural productivity. Herein, we designed and synthesized a practicability and portable metal-organic framework (MOF) based composite beads MOF-alginate-Ca²⁺-polyacrylic acid ([email protected]) consist of biocompatibl...
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The vinyltrimethoxysilane was utilized to modify the surface of α-AlH 3 by a simple surface coating method. The α-AlH 3 @A171 composite obtained presents excellent stability, regarded as a potential fuel in the field of solid propellants.
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The high‐quality perovskite film with few defects plays an important role in the power conversion efficiency (PCE) and long‐term stability of perovskite solar cells. Here, an efficient strategy is proposed to eliminate Pb0 and passivate Pb2+ simultaneously by employing a stable polyoxometalate‐based material CoW12@MIL‐101(Cr) in the precursor solut...
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It is difficult for hydrophobic g-C3N4 to construct tight heterogeneous connection with hydrophilic carbon dots (CDs), resulting in deficient charge transfer and restricted interfacial attachment between two components. Doping is an efficient strategy to firmly strengthen the hybridization of g-C3N4/CDs composites by inducing robust π–π conjugates...
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Ratiometric fluorescent probes based on coordination polymers (CPs) have been widely applied in optical applications. Therefore, it is very important to develop a dual-emitting gel material based on coordination polymers for specific recognition of molecules. Cu-atda (H2atda = 3,3'-(4-amino-1,2,4-triazol-3,5-diyl) dibenzoic acid) is synthesized wit...
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Lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (Li-TFSI) is generally regarded as a conventional p-dopant for classical hole transport material Spiro-OMeTAD, which improves the hole mobility and conductivity of hole-transporting layer (HTL). However, the hygroscopic Li-TFSI would absorb moisture and accelerate the degradation of perovskite film, causin...
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The preparation of ultra‐thin graphitic carbon nitride has always been a difficult challenge. Herein, the heterostructure of ultra‐thin graphite carbonitride supported lanthanum oxide nanosheets was constructed in situ by the strategy of one‐step calcination and annealing (2D/2D). The thickness of UG‐CN and LaO were about 2.3 nm and 2.9 nm, respect...
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Currently, the quality of hole transport layers (HTLs) plays a vital role in achieving the high-efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The 2,2′,7,7′-tetrakis-(N, N-di-p-methoxyphenyl-amine)9,9′-spirobifluorene (Spiro-OMeTAD) based HTLs usually suffer from pinholes and defects which would cause the performance degradation. Here, a series of polyo...
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Two novel benzodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-cored hole-transporting materials (HTMs), DTmBDT-TPA and DTmBDT-OMeTPA were synthesized and their thermal, photophysical, and electrochemical characteristics were systematically investigated. The devices based on DTmBDT-TPA and DTmBDT-OMeTPA exhibited power conversion efficiencies of 16.62% and 18.22%, respec...
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Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants was one of the significant ways to solve the problem of antibiotic pollution in the environment. In this work, the core-shell structure of [email protected]2S3 rhombic dodecahedron ([email protected]2S3 RD) Z-scheme heterojunction was synthesized. The In2S3 shell wraps the ZnS core, close coaxial con...
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Perovskite degradation induced by surface defects and imperfect grain boundaries of films seriously damages the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Meanwhile, conventional organic molecules cannot maintain the long‐time passivation effects under the stimulation of external environmental factors. Here, efficient and stable grain passivatio...
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High‐quality electron transport layer (ETL) is beneficial to improve the charge extraction and transport, which determines the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). However, the unbalanced charge extraction and interface problems commonly occur in Tin oxide (SnO2) ETL. Herein, the sulfur‐doped graphite carbon nitride (CNS) nanosheets are pr...
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Stimuliresponsive Phänomene sind in der Natur häufig zu beobachten. In ihrem Forschungsartikel (DOI: 10.1002/ange.202017089) berichten Chongli Zhong, Dan Zhao und Mitarbeiter über druckresponsive MOF‐Kompositmembranen, die auf dem Gate‐Opening‐Effekt von CO2‐Molekülen basieren, die als „Schlüssel“ zum Öffnen der MOF‐Tore fungieren. Große Sprünge de...
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Stimuli‐responsive phenomena are widely observed in nature. In their Research Article (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202017089), Chongli Zhong, Dan Zhao, and co‐workers report pressure‐responsive MOF composite membranes based on the gate‐opening effect of CO2 molecules which function as a “key” to open the MOF gates. Large jumps of the CO2 permeance and the CO...
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Smart two-dimensional composite membranes containing flexible metal–organic framework nanosheets (MONs) and graphene oxide nanosheets are developed for pressure-responsive CO2 separations through a CO2-induced „gate opening“ effect. Huge jumps of CO2 permeance and CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 selectivity occur above the gate-opening pressure of the flexible...
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Effective and simultaneous organic micropollutant and insoluble oil removal from wastewater by smart materials and feasible strategies is still a huge challenge. Herein, we design a novel two-dimensional (2D) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) {[Zn3(bcoba)2(H2O)2]·4DMA·2H2O}n (kgd-Zn) (H3bcoba=(3,5-bis((3'-carboxylbenzyl)oxy)benzoic acid)) with a kgd...
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The realization of regulating permeance and selectivity in membrane systems may allow effective relief of conventional energy‐intensive separations. Here, pressure‐responsive ultrathin membranes (~100 nm) fabricated by compositing flexible two‐dimensional metal‐organic framework nanosheets (MONs) with graphene oxide nanosheets for CO2 separation ar...
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Currently, Spiro-OMeTAD is the most widely used hole transport material (HTM) in the best-performing perovskite solar cells (PSCs), resulting from its suitable energy level and facile processing. However, the intrinsic properties of organic molecules, such as low conductivity and a nonpolar contact interface, will limit the power conversion efficie...
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Chemical doping engineering is an effective strategy to modify the hole transport layer (HTL) and achieve high-efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In this work, we synthesize an infrequent trilacunary Keggin type polyoxometalate Na10[Zn2(H2O)6(WO2)2(BiW9O33)2] (BiW9-Zn) and apply it as an additive to enhance the hole mobility and electrical c...
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Realizing the rapid/controllable oxidation of Spiro‐OMeTAD under an inert atmosphere, reducing the J‐V hysteresis and enhancing the air stability of devices are extremely significant to fabricate high‐performance perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Herein, the Fe(III) ion grafted metal‐organic complexes (Fe(III)⊂MOCs) are assembled and employed as the p...
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Developing portable membrane sensors to accurately detect the biomolecule ascorbic acid (AA) is extremely important for food safety and human health. Herein, we successfully design and synthesize a novel cationic metal organic framework (Eu-pbmc, Hpbmc = 2-(pyridine-2-yl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid) and assemble polyacrylonitrile/Eu-pbmc me...
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Although many studies on luminescent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been reported for chemical sensing applications, it has yet to be realized in MOFs the precise linearity control over photophysical characteristics and sensing sensitivity at the molecular level for a fundamental understanding of the structure-property relationships. Here we...
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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) supported macroscale resin catalysts, IRA900(xOH)-MIL-101(Al)-NH2 (x means the concentration of NaOH), with spatially isolated antagonistic acid-base active sites, were successfully synthesized through a novel strategy by ion exchange and in-situ solvothermal method. The hierarchically pore system of as-prepared cata...
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Die temperaturvermittelte Absorption und Freisetzung von Wasser in Kompositmaterialien, einschließlich einem Metall‐organischen Gerüstmaterial (MIL‐101(Cr)) und einem thermoresponsiven Polymer (Poly(N‐isopropylacrylamid, PNIPAM), wird im Forschungsartikel von G. Maurin, D. Zhao und Mitarbeitern demonstriert (DOI: 10.1002/ange.202002384). PNIPAM wir...
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Temperature‐mediated water capture and release in composite materials including a metal–organic framework (MIL‐101(Cr)) and a thermo‐responsive polymer (poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide, PNIPAM) is demonstrated by G. Maurin, D. Zhao, and co‐workers in their Research Article (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202002384). PNIPAM is introduced into the cavity of MIL‐101(Cr...
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Because of their uniform yet tunable pore size and rich functionality, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted huge interests as membrane materials. However, the relatively weak stability limits their applications in liquid separation. Herein, we report the fabrication of polycrystalline rare-earth MOF membranes (Sm-DOBDC) supported on alumi...
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In this paper, we present a facile approach to enhance the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) by incorporating perovskite with microporous indium-based metal–organic framework [In12O(OH)16(H2O)5(btc)6]n (In-BTC) nanocrystals and forming heterojunction light-harvesting layer. The interconnected micropores and terminal oxygen s...
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We report an in‐situ polymerization strategy to incorporate a thermo‐responsive polymer, poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), with controlled loadings into the cavity of a mesoporous metal‐organic framework (MOF), viz. MIL‐101(Cr). The resultant MOF/polymer composites exhibit an unprecedented temperature‐triggered water capture and release behavio...
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We report an in‐situ polymerization strategy to incorporate a thermo‐responsive polymer, poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), with controlled loadings into the cavity of a mesoporous metal‐organic framework (MOF), viz. MIL‐101(Cr). The resultant MOF/polymer composites exhibit an unprecedented temperature‐triggered water capture and release behavio...
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Designing and preparing effective acid–base tandem catalysts is one of the research hotspots at present because assembling antagonistic active sites in one catalyst is still a challenge. In this work, amine-functionalized bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MIL-101(Al/Fe)–NH2 (X)) were synthesized through a rapid reflux method and acted as acid–ba...
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Although supramolecular coordination complexes have demonstrated outstanding host-guest chemistry in solution or solid state, the low structural stability, weak fluorescence emission, and cell viability in aqueous solutions have limited their applications in real cellular environment. Herein, we report the self-assembly of highly stable zirconium (...
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Although supramolecular coordination complexes have demonstrated outstanding host‐guest chemistry in solution or solid state, the low structural stability, weak fluorescence emission, and cell viability in aqueous solutions have limited their applications in real cellular environment. Herein, we report the self‐assembly of highly stable zirconium (...
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Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have recently emerged as a new class of photocatalysts. However, integrated design is crucial to maximizing the performance of COF-incorporating photocatalytic systems. Herein, we compare two strategies of installing earth-abundant metal-based catalytic centers into the matrice of a 2D COF named NUS-55. Compared t...
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The controllable oxidation of Spiro‐OMeTAD and improving stability of hole transport materials (HTMs) layer are crucial for good performance and stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Herein, we report an efficient hybrid polyoxometalate@metal‐organic framework (POM@MOF) material –[Cu2(BTC)4/3(H2O)2]6[H3PMo12O40]2 or POM@Cu‐BTC – for oxidation...
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The controllable oxidation of Spiro‐OMeTAD and improving stability of hole transport materials (HTMs) layer are crucial for good performance and stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Herein, we report an efficient hybrid polyoxometalate@metal‐organic framework (POM@MOF) material –[Cu2(BTC)4/3(H2O)2]6[H3PMo12O40]2 or POM@Cu‐BTC – for oxidation...
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Silver dimetal chalcogenides ternary semiconductors are commonly obtained by complex and difficult synthetic process, such as high temperatures (~1100 K), long reaction times and mixture heterogeneity involving solid phases. Here, we present a facile aqueous synthesis route for the preparation of AgBiSe2 nanoparticles at low temperature (~373 K). T...
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We herein present MOF-808-Tb nanospheres synthesized by microwave-assisted approach with post-synthetic modification. The hybrid material exhibits outstanding lanthanide-based luminescent sensing performance toward acetone vapor and Fe3+ cations in aqueous solution.
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Engineering metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for adsorptive ethylene/ethane separation has shown bright prospects for replacing the energy-intensive cryogenic distillation process. Herein, we demonstrate that pore size reduction in zirconium metal-organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs) can significantly improve their ethylene/ethane separation performance. Tw...
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The synthesis of chemically stable metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in benign solvents is a key step towards their scalable production and commercialization. Extending the modulated hydrothermal (MHT) synthesis approach for zirconium (Zr) MOFs, we herein demonstrate cluster nuclearity control over the secondary building units (SBUs) to target Zr6-ba...
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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been widely studied as heterogeneous catalysts. Compared to the MOFs with three dimensional (3D) topologies, two dimensional (2D) MOF nanosheets can allow facile access to the active sites on their external surface, thus having huge potentials in catalysis. Herein, we fabricate 2D MOF nanosheets, UiO-67-NS, as p...
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Differentiation of xylene isomers remains as one of the most important challenges in the chemical industry, mainly due to the similar molecular sizes and boiling points of the three xylene isomers. Fluorescence-based chemical sensors have attracted wide attention due to their high sensitivity and versatile applications. Here, we report a novel fluo...

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