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ISSN: 2468-0257
CN: 10-1418/TK
p-ISSN: 2096-2797

Designing gradient solid electrolyte interphase for stable lithium metal batteries

The practical application of lithium metal batteries (LMBs) has been impeded by the unstable electrolyte interphase and uncontrollable Li dendrites growth. The structures and components of solid electrolyte...

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Electron promoted ZnO for catalytic synthesis of higher alcohols from syngas

Direct conversion of syngas from those non-petroleum carbon resources to higher alcohols are very attractive due to the process simplicity with low energy consumption. However, the reaction always suffers...

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Ferric acetylacetonate/covalent organic framework composite for high performance photocatalytic oxidation

Ferric acetylacetonate/covalent organic framework (Fe(acac)3/COF) composite was synthesized by interfacial polymerization method at room temperature. The crystal structure, morphology and porosity property...

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Enhancing sintering resistance of atomically dispersed catalysts in reducing environments with organic monolayers

Atomically dispersed precious metal catalysts maximize atom efficiency and exhibit unique reactivity. However, they are susceptible to sintering. Catalytic reactions occurring in reducing environments...

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Dual-ionic imidazolium salts to promote synthesis of cyclic carbonates at atmospheric pressure

Novel dual-ionic imidazolium salts are shown to display excellent catalytic activity for cycloaddition of carbon dioxide and epoxides under room temperature and atmospheric pressure (0.1 MPa) without...

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Green and selective hydrogenation of aromatic diamines over the nanosheet Ru/g-C3N4-H2 catalyst prepared by ultrasonic assisted impregnation-deposition method

In this study, nanosheet g-C3N4-H2 was prepared by thermal exfoliation of bulk g-C3N4 under hydrogen. A series of Ru/g-C3N4-H2 catalysts with Ru species supported on the nanosheet g-C3N4-H2 were synthesized...

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Double Z-Scheme g-C3N4/BiOI/CdS heterojunction with I3−/I− pairs for enhanced visible light photocatalytic performance

The g-C3N4/BiOI/CdS double Z-scheme heterojunction photocatalyst with I3−/I− redox pairs is prepared using simple calcination, solvothermal, and solution chemical deposition methods. The photocatalyst...

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Converting furfural residue wastes to carbon materials for high performance supercapacitor

Sustainable development based on the value-added utilization of furfural residues (FRs) is an effective way to achieve a profitable circular economy. This comprehensive work highlights the potential...

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Enhanced catalytic conversion of polysulfides using high-percentage 1T-phase metallic WS2 nanosheets for Li–S batteries

High-energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries has attracted substantial attention as competitive candidates for large-scale energy storage technologies. Still, the adverse “shuttle effect” and sluggish...

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Engineered NiCo-LDH nanosheets- and ZnFe2O4 nanocubes-decorated carbon nanofiber bonded mats for high-rate asymmetric supercapacitors

In this work, we have prepared the hierarchically nanostructured core–shell NiCo layered double hydroxide (NiCo-LDH) nanosheets- and ZnFe2O4 nanocubes-decorated polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/pitch-based carbon...

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Deep eutectic solvent strategy enables an octahedral Ni–Co precursor for creating high-performance NiCo2O4 catalyst toward oxygen evolution reaction

Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have gained much attention in the fabrication of advanced nanoelectrocatalysts due to their amazing template function. However, their stabilizing function for easily hydrolyzed...

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A new perspective on polyethylene-promoted lignin pyrolysis with mass transfer and radical explanation

Co-pyrolysis of lignin and waste plastics, for example polyethylene (PE), has been studied, but related reports are basically on condition optimizations. This study revealed a new perspective on PE-promoted...

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Biomass-based N doped carbon as metal-free catalyst for selective oxidation of d-xylose into d-xylonic acid

Rational design and facile preparation of low-cost and efficient catalysts for the selective converting of biomass-derived monosaccharides into high value-added chemicals is highly demanded, yet challenging....

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Poly(thiourea triethylene glycol) as a multifunctional binder for enhanced performance in lithium-sulfur batteries

A mechanically strong binder with polar functional groups could overcome the dilemma of the large volume change during charge/discharge processes and poor cyclability of lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs)....

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Novel design and synthesis of 1D bamboo-like CNTs@Sn4P3@C coaxial nanotubes for long-term sodium ion storage

In this work, a novel bamboo-like carbon nanotubes@Sn4P3@carbon (BLCNTs@Sn4P3@C) coaxial nanotubes are designed and prepared using a newly developed hydrothermal method followed by a phophidation process....

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Magic of hydrogen spillover: Understanding and application

The hydrogen spillover effect (HSPE) plays an important role in heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage as an interfacial phenomenon, which facilitates the improvement of hydrogen storage properties...

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Direct conversion of methane to methanol by electrochemical methods

A convenient method for methane (CH4) direct conversion to methanol (CH3OH) is of great significance to use methane-rich resources, especially clathrates and stranded shale gas resources located in...

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Manganese doping to boost the capacitance performance of hierarchical Co9S8@Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays

Transition metal sulfides (TMSs) have been regarded as greatly promising electrode materials for supercapacitors because of abundant redox electroactive sites and outstanding conductivity. Herein, we...

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Ultrafast battery heat dissipation enabled by highly ordered and interconnected hexagonal boron nitride thermal conductive composites

Heat dissipation involved safety issues are crucial for industrial applications of the high-energy density battery and fast charging technology. While traditional air or liquid cooling methods suffering...

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Boosting rate and cycling performance of K-doped Na3V2(PO4)2F3 cathode for high-energy-density sodium-ion batteries

As a promising cathode material, Na3V2(PO4)2F3 (NVPF) has attracted wide attention for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) because of its high operating voltage and high structural stability. However, the low...

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Enhancing the side-chain alkylation of toluene with methanol to styrene over the Cs-modified X zeolite by the assistance of basic picoline as a co-catalyst

Side-chain alkylation of toluene with methanol is a green pathway to realize the one-step production of styrene under mild conditions, but the low selectivity of styrene is difficult to be improved...

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Pt–Pd bimetallic nanoparticles anchored on uniform mesoporous MnO2 sphere as an advanced nanocatalyst for highly efficient toluene oxidation

Improving catalytic performance is a yet still challenge in thermal catalytic oxidation. Herein, uniform mesoporous MnO2 nanosphere-supported bimetallic Pt–Pd nanoparticles were successfully fabricated...

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Disposal methods for used passenger car tires: One of the fastest growing solid wastes in China

With the rapid growth in the number of passenger cars (PCs) in China over the past decades, more than ten million tons of used tires have already become solid wastes and subsequently caused serious...

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Sprayed separation membranes: A systematic review and prospective opportunities

Membrane separation technology has been taken up for use in diverse applications such as water treatment, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and energy-related industries. Compared with the design of membrane...

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