Publications since 2019

  • Y. Gao, S. Sun, X. Zhang, Y. Liu, J. Hu, Z. Huang, M. Gao, H. Pan, "Amorphous Dual-layer Coating: Enabling High Li-ion Conductivity of Non-sintered Garnet-type Solid Electrolyte",  Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, accepted.

  • X. Zhang, Y. Liu, Z. Ren, X. Zhang, J. Hu, Z. Huang, M. Gao, and H. Pan, “Realizing 6.7 wt% reversible storage of hydrogen at ambient temperature with non-confined ultrafine magnesium hydride”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2021, online

  • C. Yuan, W. Chen, Z. Yang, Z. Huang, X. Yu, “The effect of various cations/anions for MgH2 hydrolysis reaction”, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 73, 2021, 186-192.

  • Y. Zhu, L. Ouyang*, H. Zhong J. Liu, H. Wang, H. Shao, Z. Huang*, M. Zhu*, “Efficient synthesis of sodium borohydride: Balancing reducing agents with intrinsic hydrogen source in hydrated borax”, ACS Sustainable Chem. & Engineering, 2020, 8, 35, 13449–13458.

  • Y. Zhu, L. Ouyang*, H. Zhong, J. Liu,H. Wang, H. Shao*, Z. Huang*,  Min Zhu, "Closing the loop for hydrogen storage: Facile regeneration of NaBH4 from its hydrolytic product", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 8623–8629.

  • Z. Huang, S. Wang, R. D. Dewhurst, N. V. Ignat’ev, M. Finze, H. Braunschweig, "Boron: Its role in energy related research and applications”,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 8800 – 8816.

  • R. Han, J. Diao, S. Kumar, A. Lyalin, T. Taketsugu, G. Casillas, C. Richardson, F. Liu, C. W. Yoon, H. Liu*, X. Sun*, Z. Huang*, “Boron nitride for enhanced oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene”, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2020, 57, 477-484.

  • Y. Liu*,  H.-W. Li*,  Z. Huang*, “Editorial: Metal Hydride-Based Energy Storage and Conversion Material”,  Front. Chem., 2020, 8, 675.

  • L. Hong, S. Ju, Y. Yang, J. Zheng, G. Xia, Z. Huang, X. Liu, X. Yu,  “Hollow-shell structured porous CoSe2microspheres encapsulated by MXene nanosheets for advanced lithium storage”, Sustainable Energy& Fuels, 2020, 4, 2352-2362.

  • P. Gao, Z. Huang, H. Yu, "Exploration of the Dehydrogenation Pathways of Ammonia Diborane and Diammoniate of Diborane by Molecular Dynamics Simulations Using Reactive Force Fields", J. Phys. Chem. A, 2020, 124, 9, 1698–1704.

  • F. Liu, A. Nattestad, S. Naficy, R. Han, G. Casillas, A. Angeloski, X. Sun, Z. Huang*, "Fluorescent Carbon- and Oxygen-Doped Hexagonal Boron Nitride Powders as Printing Ink for Anticounterfeit Applications", Adv. Optical Mater. 2019, 1901380.

  • R. Han, M. H. Khan, A. Angeloski, G. Casillas, C. W. Yoon, X. Sun, Z. Huang*, "Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets Grown via Chemical Vapor Deposition for Silver Protection”, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 2830-2835.

  • W. Li, J. Li, Y. Liu,J. Qu, B. Liu, M. Zhu, Y. Li, Z. Huang, R. Zheng, “Artificial 2D Flux Pinning Centers in MgB2 Induced by Graphitic-Carbon Nitride Coated on Boron for Superconductor Applications”, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 5399-5408.

  • P. Gao, X. Wang, Z. Huang, H. Yu, “11B NMR Chemical Shift Predictions via Density Functional Theory and Gauge-Including Atomic Orbital Approach: Applications to Structural Elucidations of Boron-Containing Molecules”, ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 12385−12392.



Publications (2010-2018)


2D nanosheets

  • Y. Wang, R. Wang, Y. Zhou, Z. Huang, J. Wang, L. Jiang, “Directional Droplet Propulsion on Gradient Boron Nitride Nanosheet Grid Surface Lubricated with a Vapor Film below the Leidenfrost Temperature”, ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 11995–12003.

  • M. H. Khan, H. Liu, X. Sun, Y. Yamauchi, Y. Bando, D. Golberg, Z. Huang*, “Few-atomic-layered hexagonal boron nitride: CVD growth, characterization, and applications”, Materials Today, 2017, 20, 611-628.

  • M. Haque Khan, S. S. Jamali, A. Lyalin, P. J. Molino, L. Jiang, H. K. Liu, T. Taketsugu, Z. Huang*, “Atomically thin hexagonal boron nitride nanofilm for Cu protection: The importance of film perfection”, Advanced Materials, 2017,  29, 1603937. (Highlighted by Nature , 540, 11, 2016.) 

  • F. Xiao,  Z. Chen, G. Casillas, C. Richardson, H. Li, Z. Huang*, “Controllable synthesis of few-layered and hierarchically porous boron nitride nanosheets”, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 3911 - 3914.

  • F. Xiao, S. Naficy, G. Casillas, M. H. Khan, T. Katkus, L. Jiang, H. Liu, H. Li, Z. Huang*, “Edge-hydroxylated Boron Nitride Nanosheets as an Effective Additive to Improve the Thermal Response of Hydrogels”, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 7196–7203.

  • M. H. Khan, G. Casillas, D. R.G. Mitchell, H. K. Liu, L. Jiang, Z. Huang*, “Carbon- and Crack-free Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets and Their Uncommon Stacking Order”, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 15926 - 15933.

  • M. H. Khan, Z. Huang*, F. Xiao, G. Casillas, Z. Chen, P. J. Molino, H. K. Liu, “Synthesis of large and few atomic layers of hexagonal boron nitride on melted copper”, Scientific Reports, 5, 7743, 2015. 

  • C. Young, R. R. Salunkhe, S. M. Alshehri, T. Ahamad, Z. Huang, J. Henzie, Y. Yamauchi, “High Energy Density Supercapacitors Composed of Nickel Cobalt Oxide Nanosheets on Nanoporous Carbon Nanoarchitectures”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 11834-11839.


Battery Materials

  • X. Zhu, T. Mochiku, H. Fujii, K. Tang, Y. Hu, Z. Huang, B. Luo, K. Ozawa, L. Wang, “A new sodiumiron phosphate as stable high-rate cathode material for sodium ion batteries”, Nano Research, 2018,11, 6197–6205.

  • Z. Yuan, L. Dong, Q. Gao, Z. Huang, L.Wang, G. Wang, X. Yu, “SnSb alloy nanoparticles embedded in N-doped porous carbon nanofibers as a high-capacity anode material for lithium-ion batteries”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2019, 777, 775-783.

  • L. Gao, J. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. Yamauchi, Z. Huang*, X. Kong, “Revealing the chemistry of an anode-passivating electrolyte salt for high rate and stable sodium metal batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, 12012-12017.

  • J. Tian, B. Wang, F. Zhao, X. Ma, Y. Liu, H. K. Liu, Z. Huang*, “Highly active Fe3BO6 as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries”, Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 4698-4701.

  • Y. Wang, C. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Huang*, “A nitrogen-doped three-dimensional carbon framework for high performance sodium ion batteries”, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 1588–1592.

  • Y. Wang, C. Wang, Y. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Huang*, “Boric Acid Assisted Reduction of Graphene Oxide: A Promising Material for Sodium-ion Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 18860–18866.

  • B. Wang, F. Zhao, G. Du, S. Porter, Y. Liu, P. Zhang, Z. Cheng, H. Liu, Z. Huang*, “Boron-Doped Anatase TiO2 as a High-Performance Anode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 16009–16015.

  • S. Su, Y. NuLi, Z. Huang, Q. Miao, J. Yang, J. Wang, “A high-performance rechargeable Mg2+/Li+ hybrid battery using one-dimensional mesoporous TiO2(B) nanoflakes as the cathode”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 7111-7117.

  • Y. Wang, C. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Huang, “Superior sodium-ion storage performance of Co3O4@Nitrogen-doped carbon: Derived from a metal-organic framework”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 5428-5435.

  • Y. Wang, Z. Huang*, Y. Wang, “A new approach to the synthesis of MoO2@C for high-rate lithium ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 21314-21320.

  • J. Chen, Z. Huang, C. Wang, S. Porter, B. Wang, W. Lie, H. K. Liu, “Sodium-difluoro(oxalato)borate (NaDFOB): A new electrolyte salt for Na-ion batteries”, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 9809-9812.

  • F. Zhao, B. Wang, Y. Tang, H. Ge, Z. Huang, H. Liu, “Niobium doped anatase TiO2 as an effective anode material for sodium-ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015,3, 22969-22974.

  • Y. Wang, B. Wang, F. Xiao, Z. Huang, Y. Wang, L. Jiao, H. Yuan, “Facile Synthesis of Nanocage Co3O4 for Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 298, 203–208.

  • S. Su, Z. Huang, Y. NuLi, F. Tuerxun, J. Yang, J. Wang, “A novel rechargeable battery with magnesium anode, titanium dioxide cathode, and magnesium borohydride/tetraglyme electrolyte”, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 2641-2644.

  • L. Gao,  J. Chen,  Y. Liu,  Y. Yamauchi, Z. Huang, X. Kong, “Revealing the chemistry of an anode-passivating electrolyte salt for high rate and stable sodium metal batteries”,Journal of Materials Chemistry A, online.


Hydrogen storage Materials

  • G. Xia, Y. Tan,  F. Wu, F. Fang,  D. Sun,  Z. Guo,  Z. Huang, X. Yu, “Graphene-wrapped reversible reaction for advanced hydrogen storage”, Nano Energy, 2016, 26, 488–495.

  • W. Chen, H. Yu, G. Wu, T. He, Z. Li, Z. Guo, H. Liu, Z. Huang*, P. Chen, “Ammonium Aminodiboranate: A Long-Sought Isomer of Diammoniate of Diborane and Ammonia Borane Dimer”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2016, 22, 1–4.

  • W. Chen, G. Wu, T. He, Z. Li, Z. Guo, H. Liu, Z. Huang*, P. Chen, “An improved synthesis of unsolvated NaB3H8 and its application in preparing Na2B12H12”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 15471-15476.

  • Z. Tang, L. Zhang, L. Wan, Z. Huang, H. Liu, Z. Guo, X. Yu, “Regeneration of alkaline metal amidoboranes with high purity”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 407-412. 

  • W. Chen, Z. Huang, G. Wu, T. He, Z. Li, J. Chen, Z. Guo, H Liu, P. Chen, “Guanidinium octahydrotriborate: An ionic liquid with high hydrogen storage capacity”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 11411–11416.

  • J. Chen, G. Xia, Z. Guo, Z. Huang, H. Liu, X. Yu, “Porous Ni nanofibers with enhanced catalytic effect on the hydrogen storage performance of MgH2”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 15843-15848.

  • Q. Lai, M. Paskevicius, D. A. Sheppard, C. E. Buckley, A. W. Thornton, M. R. Hill, Q. Gu, J. Mao, Z. Huang, H. Liu, Z. Guo, A. Banerjee, S. Chakraborty, R. Ahuja, K.-F. Aguey-Zinsou, “Hydrogen Storage Materials for Mobile and Stationary Applications: Current State of the Art”, ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 2789–2825.

  • D. Schubert, D. Neiner, M. Bowden, S. Whittemore, J. Holladay, Z. Huang, T. Autrey, “Capacity Enhancement of Aqueous Borohydride Fuels for Hydrogen Storage in Liquids”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2015, 645, S196–S199.

  • W. Chen, Z. Huang*, G. Wu, P. Chen, “New synthetic procedure for Na(NH2BH3)2 and evaluation of its hydrogen storage properties”, SCIENCE CHINA Chemistry, 2015, 58, 169-173.

  • X. Chen, Y.-H. Liu, A.-M. Alexander, J. C. Gallucci, S.-J. Hwang, H. K. Lingam, Z. Huang, C. Wang, H. Li, Q. Zhao, U. S. Ozkan, S. G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Desolvation and dehydrogenation of solvated magnesium salts of dodecahydrododecaborate: relationship between structure and thermal decomposition”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 7325-7333. (Impact factor: 5.731)

  • Z. Huang*, H. K. Lingam, X. Chen, S. H. Porter, A. Duo, P. M. Woodard, S. G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Synthesis, structural analysis, and thermal decomposition studies of [(NH3)2BH2]B3H8”, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 7460-7465.

  • Z. Huang*, T. Autrey, “Boron–nitrogen–hydrogen (BNH) compounds: recent developments in hydrogen storage, applications in hydrogenation and catalysis, and new syntheses”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 9257-9268. 

  • Z. Huang*, M. Eagles, S. Porter, E. G. Sorte, B. Billet, R. L. Corey, M. S. Conradi, J.-C. Zhao, “Thermolysis and solid state NMR studies of NaB3H8, NH3B3H7, and NH4B3H8”, Dalton Transactions, 2012, 42, 701-708. 

  • X. Chen, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Zhou, D. A Knight, T. B. Yisgedu, Z. Huang, H. K. Lingam, B. Billet, T. J. Udovic, G. M. Brown, S. Shore, C. M Wolverton, J.-C. Zhao, “Structure determination of an amorphous compound AlB4H11”, Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 3183-3191.

  • X. Chen, J. Gallucci, C. Campana, Z. Huang, H. K. Lingam, S. G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Anti and gauche conformers of an inorganic butane analogue, NH3BH2NH2BH3”, Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 7943-7945. 

  • T.B. Yisgedu, Z. Huang, X. Chen, H.K. Lingam, G. King, A. Highley, S. Maharrey, P.M. Woodward, R. Behrens, S.G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “The structural characterization of (NH4)2B10H10 and thermal decomposition studies of (NH4)2B10H10 and (NH4)2B12H12”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37, 4267-4273. 

  • T.B. Yisgedu, X. Chen, H.K. Lingam, Z. Huang, S. Maharrey, R. Beherns, S.G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Synthesis of Mg(H2O)6B10H10·4H2O and characterization of its thermal decomposition products”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Nanomaterials, Interfaces, and Hard Matter), 2011, 115, 11793–11802.

  • Z. Huang, X. Chen, T. Yisgedu, J.-C. Zhao, S.G. Shore, “High-capacity hydrogen release through hydrolysis of NaB3H8”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 7038-7042.

  • Z. Huang, X. Chen, T. Yisgedu, E.A. Meyer, S.G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Ammonium octahydrotriborate (NH4B3H8): New synthesis, structure and hydrogen storage properties”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 3738–3742. 

  • D.T. Shane, L.H. Rayhel, Z. Huang, J.-C. Zhao, X. Tang, V. Stavila, M.S. Conradi, “Comprehensive NMR study of magnesium borohydride”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Nanomaterials, Interfaces, and Hard Matter), 2011,115, 3172-3177.

  • H.K. Lingam, X. Chen, T. Yisgedu, Z. Huang, J.-C. Zhao, S.G. Shore, “Redetermination of di-hydrido- hexahydridotetrakis (tetrahydrofuran) dialuminium(III) magnesium(II)”, Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 2010, E66 (5), m575.

  • Z. Huang, G. King, X. Chen, J. Hoy, T. Yisgedu, H.K. Lingam, S.G. Shore, P.M. Woodward, J.-C. Zhao, “A simple and efficient way to synthesize unsolvated sodium octahydrotriborate”, Inorganic Chemistry (Communication), 2010, 49, 8185–8187.

  • Z. Huang, J. Gallucci, X. Chen, T. Yisgedu, H.K. Lingam, S.G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Li2B12H12·7NH3: A new ammine complex for ammonia storage or indirect hydrogen storage”, Journal of Materials Chemistry (Communication), 2010, 20, 2743-2745.

  • T.B. Yisgedu, X. Chen, H.K. Lingam, Z. Huang, E.A. Meyers, S.G. Shore, J.-C. Zhao, “Intermolecular dihydrogen and hydrogen bonding interactions in ammonium closo-decahydro-decaborate sesquihydrate”, Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, 2010, 66, m1-m3.

  • X. Chen, H.K. Lingam, Z. Huang, T. Yisgedu, J.-C. Zhao, S.G. Shore, “Thermal decomposition behavior of hydrated magnesium dodecahydrododecaborates”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2010, 1, 201-204.


Other topics

  • K. Kani, V. Malgras, B. Jiang, M. Hossain, A. Shahriar, S. M. Alshehri, T. Ahamad, R. R. Salunkhe, Z. Huang, Y. Yamauchi, “Periodically Arranged Arrays of Dendritic Pt Nanospheres Using Cage‐Type Mesoporous Silica as a Hard Template”, Chemistry–An Asian Journal, 2018, 13, 106-110. 

  • P. Mei, M. Pramanik, C. Young, Z. Huang, M. S. A. Hossain, Y. Sugahara, Y. Yamauchi, “Synthesis of mesostructured manganese phosphonate and its promising energy storage application”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017,5, 23259-23266.

  • M. Lin, S. Shan, P. Liu, L. Ma, L. Huang, M. Yang, T. Lawson, Z. Wang, Z. Huang, B. Shi, L. Yan, Y. Liu, “Hydroxyl-Functional Groups on Graphene Trigger the Targeted Delivery of Antitumor Drugs”,  Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2018, 14, 1420–1429.