Xinwen Peng
time: 2016-05-06


Xinwen  Peng


Ph.D Associate Prof.


Wushan   Road 381#, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China

School of Light Industry & Engineering

State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper   Engineering


Research Interests

Research Interests:

The Peng laboratory focuses on synthetic   chemistry and polymer based materials, encompassing develop new methods for   controlling catalytic reactions, and the synthesis and structure of organic   materials. Her main research interests include green chemistry and biopolymer   functional materials. Specializing in the design of biopolymer-based homogeneous,   heterogeneous and photo-catalysts (noble metal, MOF, and conjugated molecule,   etc), lignocelluloses based core-shell nanostructures, and network   microstructures (i.e. hydrogel, aerogel, dendrimer, nanoporous carbon   material, and flexible polymer material) prepared by physical processes or   chemical synthesis with applications in organic reactions, CO2 fixation,   sensors, biology&biomedical, biomass&bioenergy, energy conversion,   and platform chemicals (i.e. furfural, and saccharic acid). Additionally, the   development of biomass based ligands will be investigated for responsive   materials.


B.S.,  Qilu University of Technology

M.S.,    Shaanxi University of Science & Technology

Ph.D.,  South China University of Technology

Assistant Prof. South China University of   Technology

Associate Prof. South China University of   Technology

Visiting scholar; Harvard University

Scientific   and professional organizations

ACS Member, CCS Member, Reviewer of 20 SCI journals: Plos   one; Green Chemistry; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Energy&   Fuels; Green Chemistry; Composites Part A; Carbohydrate Polymers;Industrial& Engineering Chemistry Research; RSC   Advances, etc.

Selected Publications

[1]Jiliang Ma, Xinwen Peng*, et al. D-xylonic acid: a   solvent and an effective biocatalyst for a three-component reaction. Green Chemistry. 2016, 18, 1738-1750

[2]Wei Chen, Xinwen Peng*, et al. Chemical fixation of carbon dioxide using a   green and efficient catalytic system based on sugarcane bagasse-an   agricultural waste. ACS Sustainable   Chemistry and Engineering. 2015, 3(1): 147-152.

[3]Wei Chen, Xinwen Peng*, et al. Lignosulfonic acid: a renewable and   effective biomass-based catalyst for multicomponent reactions. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.   2015, 3(7): 1366-1373.

[4]Sha Wang, Xinwen Peng, et al. An ultralight, elastic, cost-effective, and   highly recyclable superabsorbent from microfibrillated cellulose fibers for   oil spillage cleanup. Journal of   Materials Chemistry A. 2015, 3(16): 8772-8781.

[5]Wei Chen, Xinwen Peng*, et al. Xylan-type hemicellulose supported   palladium nanoparticles: a highly efficient and reusable catalyst for the   carbon-carbon coupling reactions. Catalysis   Science and Technology. 2014, 4(5): 1426-1435.

[6]Xuefei Cao, Xinwen Peng*, et al. Comparative study of the pyrolysis of   lignocellulose and its major components: characterization and overall   distribution of their biochars and volatiles. Bioresource Technology. 2014, 155(0): 21-27.

[7]Xinwen   Peng, Junli Ren, et al.   Nanocomposite films based on xylan-rich hemicelluloses and cellulose   nanofibers with enhanced mechanical properties. Biomacromolecules. 2011, 12(9): 3321-3329.

[8]Xinwen   Peng, Junli Ren, et al.   Homogeneous esterification of xylan-rich hemicelluloses with maleic anhydride   in ionic liquid. Biomacromolecules.   2010, 11(12): 3519-3524.

[9]Xinwen   Peng, Junli Ren, et al.   Xylan-rich hemicelluloses-graft-acrylic acid ionic hydrogels with rapid   responses to pH, salt, and organic solvents. Journal of   Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2011, 59(15): 8208-8215.

[10]English books-Linxin   Zhong, Xinwen Peng*.   Handbook of Composite from Renewable Materials: Biorenewable nanofiber and   nanocrystal: Renewable nanomaterials for constructing novel nanocomposites. (Invited by Wiley-Scrivener Publisher, USA, 2016)