XINCHEN WANG / Introduction

Prof. Xinchen Wang

College of Chemistry

Fuzhou University

XueYuan Road 2, Fuzhou 350116, P. R. China

Tel: (+86) 0591-83920097


Mail address: Building No.1, National University Science Park of Fuzhou University, No.2, Xueyuan Road, Minhou County, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, P.R. China, Postcode:350116

Chinese version (中文版): 中国福建省福州市闽侯县上街镇学园路2号福州大学国家大学科技园南412,邮编:350116




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:

50. Reducing the Exciton Binding Energy of Donor‐Acceptor‐Based Conjugated Polymers to Promote Charge‐Induced Reactions, Zhi-An Lan, Guigang Zhang, Xiong Chen*, Yongfan Zhang, Kai A. I. Zhang, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019,

49. Polymeric Carbon Nitride/RGO/Fe2O3: All Solid State Z-Scheme System for Photocatalytic Overall Water Splitting, Zhiming Pan, Guigang Zhang, and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 7102-7106.

48.  A Borocarbonitride Ceramic Aerogel for Photoredox Catalysis, Zhishan Luo, Yuanxing Fang, Min Zhou , Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2019, 58, 6033-6037.

47. Tailoring Grain Boundary Chemistry of Polymeric Carbon Nitride for Enhanced Solar Hydrogen Production and CO2 Reduction, Guigang Zhang*, Guosheng Li, Tobias Heil, Spiros Zafeiratos, Feili Lai, Aleksandr Savateev, Markus Antonietti and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 3433-3437.

46. Carbon Vacancies in a Melon Polymeric Matrix Promote Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Conversion, Pengju Yang, Hangyu Zhuzhang, Ruirui wang, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 1134-1137.

45. Crystalline Carbon Nitride Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Water Splitting, Lihua Lin, Zhiyang Yu, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 6164-6175.

44.  Coating polymeric carbon nitride photoanodes on conductive Y:ZnO nanorod arrays for overall water splitting, Yuanxing Fang, Yuntao Xu, Xiaochun Li, Yiwen Ma and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 9749-9753.

43. Ionothermal Synthesis of Triazine-Heptazine Based Coframeworks with Apparent Quantum Yields of 60 % at 420 nm for Solar Hydrogen Production from “Sea Water”, Guigang Zhang,* Lihua Lin, Guosheng Li, Yongfan Zhang, Aleksandr Savateev, Spiros Zafeiratos, Xinchen Wang* and Markus Antonietti, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 9372-9376

42. Biomimetic Donor-Acceptor Motifs in Conjugated Polymers for Promoting Exciton Splitting and Charge Separation, Honghui Ou, Xinru Chen, Lihua Lin, Yuanxing Fang and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 8729-8733.

41. Photochemical Construction of Carbonitride Structures for Red-Light Redox Catalysis, Pengju Yang,Ruirui Wang, Min Zhou and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 8674-8677.

40. Metal-Free Dehydrogenation of N-Heterocycles by Ternary h-BCN Nanosheets with Visible Light, Meifang Zheng, Jiale Shi, Tao Yuan, and Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 5487-5791.

39. Photocatalytic Oxygen Evolution from Functional Triazine-based Polymers with Tunable Band Structure, Zhi-An Lan, Yuanxing Fang, Yongfang Zhang, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 470-474.9.

38. Optimizing Optical Absorption, Exciton Dissociation, and Charge Transfer of a Polymeric Carbon Nitride with Ultrahigh Solar Hydrogen Production Activity, Guigang Zhang*, Guosheng Li, Zhi-an Lan, Linhua Lin, Aleksandr Savateev, Tobias Heil, Spyridon Zafeiratos, Xinchen Wang*, Markus Antonietti*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 13630-13634.

37.  Metal-Free Boron-Containing Heterogeneous Catalysts, Yuanxing Fang, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 15506-15518.

36. Carbon Nitride Aerogels for the Photoredox Conversion of WaterHonghui Ou, Pengju Yang, Lihua Lin, Masakazu Anpo, Xinchen Wang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 10905-10910.

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, 56, 8231-8235.

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, 29, 1700008

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: 237

Sum of the Times Cited: 36246

Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 34325

Average Citations per Item: 152.94

H-index: 93

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