XINCHEN WANG / Introduction



Prof. Xinchen Wang

College of Chemistry

Fuzhou University

Gong Ye Road 523, Fuzhou, Fujian, 

Fuzhou 350002 P. R. China

Tel: (+86) 0591-83920097








1999  BSc in Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fujian, Fuzhou (P. R. China)

2005  PhD with Professor Jimmy C. Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (P. R. China) 

2006-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Kazunari Domen, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

2007-2009 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with Profs. Arne Thomas and Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Potsdam (Germany)

Since 2009 Head of International Joint Lab. of Artificial Photosynthesis between Fuzhou University and Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces 


Awards and Honors:

2006 JSPS Research Fellow

2007 AvH Research Fellow

2014 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow

2016 Chang Jiang Scholars Program

Current research interests:

Artificial photosynthesis; (photo)catalysis; water splitting chemistry; organocatalysis; metal/conjugated organic frameworks for solar energy utilization



Jogging, table tennis, and swimming


Selected Publications:

35. Carbon doped BN nanosheets for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene, Fangsong Guo, Pengju  Yang, Zhiming Pan, Xu-Ning Cao, Zailai Xie* and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703789

34. Synthesis of Layered Carbonitrides from Biotic Molecules for Photoredox Transformations, Can Yang, Bo Wang, Linzhu Zhang, Ling Yin, and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 6627-6631

33. Tri-s-triazine-Based Crystalline Carbon Nitride Nanosheets for an Improved Hydrogen Evolution, Honghui Ou, Lihua Lin, Yun Zheng, Pengju Yang, Yuanxing Fang, and Xinchen Wang*,  Adv. Mater., 2017, 10.1002/adma.201700008

32. A Facile Steam Reforming Strategy to Delaminate Layered Carbon Nitride Semiconductors for Photoredox Catalysis, Pengju Yang, Honghui Ou, Yuanxing Fang and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 3992-3996

31. Conjugated Polymers: Catalysts for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, Guigang Zhang, Zhi-An Lan, and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 15712-15727.

30. Precise Formation of a Hollow Carbon Nitride Structure with a Janus Surface to Promote Water Splitting by Photoredox Catalysis, Dandan Zheng, Xu-Ning Cao and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 11512-11516.

29. Molecular Engineering of Conjugated Poly-Benzothiadiazoles for Enhanced Hydrogen Photosynthesis, Can Yang, Beatriz Chiyin Ma, Linzhu Zhang, Sen Lin, Saman Ghasimi, Katharina Landfester, Kai A.I. Zhang* and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  2016, 55, 9202-9206.

28. Invisible Security Inks Based on Water-Soluble Graphitic Carbon Nitride Quantum Dots, Zhiping Song, Tianran Lin, Lihua Lin, Sen Lin, Fengfu Fu, Xinchen Wang,* Liangqia Guo*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 2773-2777.

27. Imidazolium ionic liquids, imidazolylidene-heterocyclic carbenes, and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks for CO2 capture and photochemical reduction, Sibo Wang, and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 2308-2320.

26. Carbon-doped BN nanosheets for metal-free photoredox catalysis, Caijin Huang, Cheng Chen, Mingwen Zhang, Lihua Lin, Xinxin Ye, Sen Lin, Markus Antonietti and Xinchen Wang*, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 7698.

25. Two-dimensional covalent carbon nitride nanosheets: Synthesis, functionalization, and applications, Jinshui Zhang, Yan Chen and Xinchen Wang*, Energy  Environ. Sci2015, 8, 3092-3108. 

24Graphitic Carbon Nitride Polymers toward Sustainable Photoredox Catalysis, Yun Zheng, Lihua Lin, Bo Wang and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 12868-12884.

23. Solar Water Splitting at λ=600 nm: A Step Closer to Sustainable Hydrogen Production, Jinshui Zhang and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7230-7232.

22Sol Processing of Conjugated Carbon Nitride Powders towards Thin-Film Fabrication, Jinshui zhang, Mingwen Zhang, Lihua Lin, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 6297-6301.

21Helical Graphitic Carbon Nitrides with Photocatalytic and Optical Activities, Yun Zheng, Lihua Lin, Xiangju Ye, Fangsong Guo and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2014, 53, 11926-11930. 

20.Nanospherical Carbon Nitride Frameworks with Sharp Edges Accelerating Charge Collection and Separation at  Soft Photocatalytic Interface, Jinshui Zhang, Mingwen Zhang, Can Yang, Xinchen Wang*,  Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 4121-4126. 

19. Two Dimensional Conjugated Polymers with Enhanced Optical Absorption and Charge Separation for Photocatalytic Hydrogen EvolutionMingwen Zhang, Xinchen Wang*, Energy & Environ. Sci2014, 7,1902-1906.

18Cobalt Imidazolate Metal–Organic Frameworks Photosplit CO2 under Mild Reaction Conditions, Sibo Wang, Wangshu Yao, Jinliang Lin, Zhengxin Ding, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2014, 53, 1034-1038.

17. Iodine Modified Carbon Nitride Semiconductors as Visible Light Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Evolution, Guigang Zhang, Mingwen Zhang, Xiaoqing Qiu, Xinchen Wang,* Adv. Mater.2014, 26, 805-809.

16Nanostructure Engineering and Doping of Conjugated Carbon Nitride Semiconductors for Hydrogen Photosynthesis, Zhenzhen Lin, Xinchen Wang,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201352, 1735-1738.

15Exfoliated Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets as Efficient Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution under Visible Light, Shubin Yang,* Yongji Gong, Jinshui Zhang, Liang Zhan, Lulu Ma, Zheyu Fang, Robert Vajtai, Xinchen Wang,* Pulickel M. Ajayan,* Adv. Mater2013, 25, 2452-2456.

14. Layered Nanojunctions for Hydrogen-Evolution Catalysis, Yidong Hou, Anders B. Laursen, Jinshui Zhang, Guigang Zhang, Yongsheng Zhu, Xinchen Wang,* Søren Dahl, Ib Chorkendorff,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 3621-3625.

13Bioinspired hollow semiconductor nanospheres as photosynthetic nanoparticles, Jianhua sun, Jinshui Zhang, Mingwen Zhang, Markus Antonietti, Xianzhi Fu, Xinchen Wang,*  Nat. Commun., 2012, 3, 1139.

12Construction of Conjugated Carbon Nitride Nanoarchitectures in Solution at Low Temperatures for Photoredox Catalysis, Yanjuan Cui, Zhengxin Ding, Xianzhi Fu, Xinchen Wang,*  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201251, 11814-11817.

11A Facile Band Alignment of Polymeric Carbon Nitride Semiconductors to Construct Isotype Heterojunctions, Jinshui Zhang, Mingwen Zhang, Rui-Qing Sun, Xinchen Wang,*  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 51, 10145-10149.

10Co-Monomer Control of Carbon Nitride Semiconductors to Optimize Hydrogen Evolution with Visible Light, Jinshui Zhang, Guigang Zhang, Xiufang Chen, Sen Lin, Lennart Mçhlmann, Grzegorz Doega, Grzegorz Lipner, Markus Antonietti, Siegfried Blechert, Xinchen Wang,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 51, 3183-3187.

9. Sulfur-mediated synthesis of carbon nitride: Band-gap engineering and improved functions for photocatalysis, Jinshui Zhang, Jianhua Sun, Kazuhiko Maeda, Kazunari Domen, Ping Liu, Markus Antonietti, Xianzhi Fu, Xinchen Wang,* Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 675-678.

8Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Amines by Carbon Nitride Photocatalysis with Visible Light, Fangzheng Su, Smitha C. Mathew, Lennart Moehlmann, Markus Antonietti, Xinchen Wang,*  Siegfried Blechert,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 657-660.

7. mpg-C3N4-Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Alcohols Using O2 and Visible Light,  Fangzheng Su, Smitha C. Mathew, Grzegorz Lipner, Xianzhi Fu, Markus Antonietti, Siegfried Blechert,* Xinchen Wang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 16299-16301.

6One-Step Solvothermal Synthesis of a Carbon@TiO2 Dyade Structure Effectively Promoting Visible-Light Photocatalysis, Li Zhao, Xiufang Chen, Xinchen Wang,* Yuanjian Zhang, Wei Wei, Yuhan Sun, Markus Antonietti, Maria-Magdalena Titirici,* Adv. Mater., 2010, 22, 3317-3321.

5. Synthesis of a Carbon Nitride Structure for Visible-Light Catalysis by Copolymerization, Jinshui Zhang, Xiufang Chen, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Kazuhiko Maeda, Kazunari Domen,* an Dirk Epping, Xianzhi Fu, Markus Antonietti, Xinchen Wang,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 441-444.

4. Fe-g-C3N4-catalyzed Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol using Hydrogen Peroxide and Visible Light, Xiufang Chen, Jinshui Zhang, Xianzhi Fu, Markus Antonietti, Xinchen Wang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 11658-11659.

3Metal-containing Carbon Nitride Compounds: A New Functional Organic-metal Hybrid Material, Xinchen Wang,* Xiufang Chen, Arne Thomas, Xianzhi Fu,* Markus Antonietti, Adv. Mater., 2009, 21, 1609-1612.

2. .Polymer Semiconductors for Artificial Photosynthesis: Hydrogen Evolution by Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride with Visible Light, Xinchen Wang,* Kazuhiko Maeda, Xiufang Chen, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Kazunari Domen,* Yidong Hou, Xianzhi Fu,* Markus Antonietti, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 1680-1681.

1. A Metal-free polymeric Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production from Water under Visible Light, Xinchen Wang,* Kazuhiko Maeda, Arne Thomas, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Gang Xin, Johan M. Carlsson, Kazunari Domen,* Markus Antonietti, Nature Materials2009, 8, 76-82.

Citation report:

Total Publication Items: 173

Sum of the Times Cited: 21091

Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 19913

Average Citations per Item: 121.93

H-index: 73

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