Prof. Weiquan Cai

School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Life Sciences

Wuhan University of Technology, China




2005 Ph.D., Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, chemical technology

2002 M.Sc., China University of Petroleum-Beijing, environment chemical engineering

1995 B.Sc., Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology, inorganic chemical technology

Publications (Selected)

  1. Wu X. J., Wang R., Yang H. J., Wang W. X., Cai W. Q., Li Q. Z. (2015), Ultrahigh Hydrogen Storage Capacity in Novel Porous Aromatic Frameworks. J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 10724-10729.
  2. Cai W. Q., Hu Y. Z., Yu J. G., Wang W. G., Zhou J. B., Jaroniec M. (2015), Template-free Synthesis of Hierarchical γ-Al2O3 Nanostructures and Their Adsorption Affinity Toward Phenol and CO2. RSC Adv., 5, 7066-7073.
  3. Zhou J. B., Sun Y. Y., Cai W. Q., Zhao R. S., Yuan J. P. (2015), Hierarchically Porous NiAl-LDH Nanoparticles as Highly Efficient Adsorbent for P-Nitrophenol from Water. Appl. Surf. Sci., 349, 897-903.
  4. Li S., Yu X. W., Lu R. R., Liu P., Cai W. Q. (2015), Thermal Kinetics of Self-aggregation and Self-assembly of Ag Nanoparticles with Different Capping Agents. J Therm Anal Calorim. 121(2), 855-860
  5. Cai W. Q., Tan L. J., Yu J. G., Jaroniec M., Liu X. Q., Cheng B., Verpoort F. (2014), Synthesis of Amino-functionalized Mesoporous Alumina with Enhanced Affinity towards Cr(VI) and CO2. Chem. Eng. J. , 239, 207-215.
  6. Wu X. J., Huang J., Cai W. Q., Jaroniec M. (2014), Force Field for ZIF-8 Flexible Frameworks: Atomistic Simulation on Adsorption, Diffusion of Pure gases as CH4, H2, CO2 and N2. RSC Adv., 4, 16503-16511.
  7. Wang W. W., Zhou J. B., Achari G., Yu J. G., Cai W. Q. (2014), Cr(VI) Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Hydrothermal Synthetic Layered Double Hydroxides: Adsorption Performance, Coexisting Anions and Regeneration Studies. Colloid Surface A, 457: 33-40.
  8. Sun Y. Y., Zhou J. B., Cheng Ya, Yu J. G., Cai W. Q. (2014), Hydrothermal Synthesis of Modified Hydrophobic Zn-Al-layered Double Hydroxides Using Structure-directing Agents and Their Enhanced Adsorption Capacity for p-Nitrophenol. Adsorpt. Sci. & Technol., 32(5), 351-364.
  9. Ge J. R., Deng K. J., Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Liu X. Q., Zhou J. B. (2013), Effects of Structure-Directing Agents on Facile Hydrothermal Preparation of Hierarchical γ-Al2O3 and Their Adsorption Performance towards Cr(VI) and CO2. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 401, 34-39.
  10. Wang W. W., Zhou J. B., Zhang Z., Yu J. G., Cai W. Q. (2013), Different Surfactants-assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of Hierarchical γ-Al2O3 and its Adsorption Performances for Parachlorophenol. Chem. Eng. J., 233, 168-175.
  11. Cai W. Q., Hu Y. Z., Chen J., Zhang G. X., Xia T. (2012), Synthesis of Nanorods-like Mesoporous γ-Al2O3 with Enhanced Affinity towards Congo Red Removal: Effects of Anions and Structure-directing Agents. CrystEngComm, 14, 972-977.
  12. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Anand C., Vinu A., Jaroniec M. (2011), Facile Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Alumina and Alumina-supported Metal Oxides with Tailored Adsorption and Framework Properties. Chem. Mater., 23(5), 1147-1157.
  13. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Jaroniec M. (2011), Effect of Nonionic Structure-directing Agents on Adsorption and Structural Properties of Mesoporous Alumina. J. Mater. Chem., 21(25), 9066-9072.
  14. Fan J. J., Cai W. Q., Yu J. G. (2011), Adsorption of N719 Dye on Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles and Nanosheets with Exposed (001) Facets: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Studies. Chem-Asian J., 6(9), 2481–2490.
  15. Cheng B., Le Y., Cai W. Q., Yu J. G. (2011), Synthesis of Hierarchical Ni(OH)2 and NiO Nanosheets and Their Adsorption Kinetics and Isotherms to Congo Red in Water. J. Hazard Mater. 2011, 185(2-3), 889-897.
  16. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Jaroniec M. (2010), Template-free Synthesis of Hierarchical Spindle-like γ-Al2O3 Materials and Their Adsorption Affinity towards Organic and Inorganic Pollutants in Water. J. Mater. Chem., 20(22), 4587-4594.
  17. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Gu S. H., Jaroniec M. (2010), Facile Hydrothermal Synthesis of Hierarchical Boehmite: Sulfate-mediated Transformation from Nanoflakes to Hollow Microspheres. Cryst. Growth Des., 10(9), 3977-3982.
  18. Cai W. Q., Li H. Q., Zhang G. X. (2010), An Innovative Approach for Pseudoboehmite Precipitation from Seeded Sodium Aluminate Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 71(4), 515–518.
  19. Cai W. Q., Li H. Q, Zhang G. X. (2010), Enhancement on Synthesis of Boehmite through a Precarbonization-assisted Hydrogen Peroxide Route in Highly Alkaline Sodium Aluminate Solutions. Chinese J. Chem. Eng., 18(3), 500-505.
  20. Cheng B., Cai W. Q., Yu J. G. (2010), DNA-mediated Morphosynthesis of Calcium Carbonate Particles. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 352(1), 43-49.
  21. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Cheng B., Su B. L., Jaroniec M. (2009), Synthesis of Boehmite Hollow Core/shell and Hollow Microspheres via Sodium Tartrate-mediated Phase Transformation and Their Enhanced Adsorption Performance in Water Treatment. J. Phys. Chem. C, 113(33), 14739-14746.
  22. Cai W. Q., Yu J. G., Mann S. (2009), Template-free Hydrothermal Fabrication of Hierarchically Organized γ-AlOOH Hollow Microspheres. Micropor. Mesopor. Mat., 122(1-3), 42-47.

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