Dr. Pu Duan

Brandeis University, Entry year: 2019



Pham, H. N.; Anderson, A. E.; Johnson, R. L.; Schwartz, T. J.; O’Neill, B. J.; Duan, P.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Dumesic, J. A.; Datye, A. K., “Carbon Overcoating of Supported Metal Catalysts for Improved Hydrothermal Stability”, ACS Catal. 5 (8), 4546-4555 (2015).


Cao, X.; Mulholland, M. R.; Helms, J. R.; Bernhardt, P. W.; Duan, P.; Mao, J.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “A Major Step in Opening the Black Box of High-Molecular-Weight Dissolved Organic Nitrogen by Isotopic Labeling of Synechococcus and Multibond Two-Dimensional NMR”, Anal. Chem. 89 (22), 11990-11998 (2017).


Duan, P.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Composite-pulse and partially dipolar dephased multiCP for improved quantitative solid-state 13C NMR”, J. Magn. Reson. 285, 68-78 (2017).


Xie, J.; Duan, P.; Kaylor, N.; Yin, K.; Huang, B.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Davis, R. J., “Deactivation of Supported Pt Catalysts during Alcohol Oxidation Elucidated by Spectroscopic and Kinetic Analyses”, ACS Catal. 7 (10), 6745-6756 (2017).


Duan, P.; Cao, X.; Pham, H.; Datye, A.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Protective Carbon Overlayers from 2,3-Naphthalenediol Pyrolysis on Mesoporous SiO2 and Al2O3 Analyzed by Solid-State NMR”, Materials 11 (6), 980 (2018).


Duan, P.; Li, X.; Wang, T.; Chen, B.; Juhl, S. J.; Koeplinger, D.; Crespi, V. H.; Badding, J. V.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “The Chemical Structure of Carbon Nanothreads Analyzed by Advanced Solid-State NMR”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (24), 7658-7666 (2018).


Huo, J.; Duan, P.; Pham, H. N.; Chan, Y. J.; Datye, A. K.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Shanks, B. H., “Improved hydrothermal stability of Pd nanoparticles on nitrogen-doped carbon supports”, Catal. Sci. Technol. 8 (14), 3548-3561 (2018).


Li, X.; Wang, T.; Duan, P.; Baldini, M.; Huang, H.-T.; Chen, B.; Juhl, S. J.; Koeplinger, D.; Crespi, V. H.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Hoffmann, R.; Alem, N.; Guthrie, M.; Zhang, X.; Badding, J. V., “Carbon Nitride Nanothread Crystals Derived from Pyridine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (15), 4969-4972 (2018).


Li, X.; Wang, T.; Duan, P.; Baldini, M.; Huang, H.-T.; Chen, B.; Juhl, S. J.; Koeplinger, D.; Crespi, V. H.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Hoffmann, R.; Alem, N.; Guthrie, M.; Zhang, X.; Badding, J. V., “Carbon Nitride Nanothread Crystals Derived from Pyridine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (15), 4969-4972 (2018).


Tyufekchiev, M.; Duan, P.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Granados Focil, S.; Timko, M. T.; Emmert, M. H., “Cellulase-Inspired Solid Acids for Cellulose Hydrolysis: Structural Explanations for High Catalytic Activity”, ACS Catal. 8 (2), 1464-1468 (2018).


Wang, T.; Duan, P.; Xu, E.-S.; Vermilyea, B.; Chen, B.; Li, X.; Badding, J. V.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Crespi, V. H., “Constraining Carbon Nanothread Structures by Experimental and Calculated Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra”, Nano Lett. 18 (8), 4934-4942 (2018).


Cao, X.; Xiao, F.; Duan, P.; Pignatello, J. J.; Mao, J.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Effects of post-pyrolysis air oxidation on the chemical composition of biomass chars investigated by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy”, Carbon 153, 173-178 (2019).


Duan, P.; Moreton, J. C.; Tavares, S. R.; Semino, R.; Maurin, G.; Cohen, S. M.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Polymer Infiltration into Metal–Organic Frameworks in Mixed-Matrix Membranes Detected in Situ by NMR”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (18), 7589-7595 (2019).


Duan, P.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Quick, selective NMR spectra of COH moieties in 13C-enriched solids”, J. Magn. Reson. 301, 80-84 (2019).


Fritzsching, K. J.; Duan, P.; Alberts, E. M.; Tibabuzo Perdomo, A. M.; Kenny, P.; Wilker, J. J.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Silk-Like Protein with Persistent Radicals Identified in Oyster Adhesive by Solid-State NMR”, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2 (7), 2840-2852 (2019).


Gerkman, M. A.; Yuan, S.; Duan, P.; Taufan, J.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Han, G. G. D., “Phase transition of spiropyrans: impact of isomerization dynamics at high temperatures”, Chem. Commun. 55 (41), 5813-5816 (2019).


Kassie, A. A.; Duan, P.; Gray, M. B.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Woodward, P. M.; Wade, C. R., “Synthesis and Reactivity of Zr MOFs Assembled from PNNNP-Ru Pincer Complexes”, Organometallics 38 (18), 3419-3428 (2019).


Kassie, A. A.; Duan, P.; McClure, E. T.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Woodward, P. M.; Wade, C. R., “Postsynthetic Metal Exchange in a Metal–Organic Framework Assembled from Co(III) Diphosphine Pincer Complexes”, Inorg. Chem. 58 (5), 3227-3236 (2019).


Tyufekchiev, M.; Kolodziejczak, A.; Duan, P.; Foston, M.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Timko, M. T., “Reaction engineering implications of cellulose crystallinity and water-promoted recrystallization”, Green Chem. 21 (20), 5541-5555 (2019).


Dregni, A. J.; Duan, P.; Hong, M., “Hydration and Dynamics of Full-Length Tau Amyloid Fibrils Investigated by Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, Biochemistry 59 (24), 2237-2248 (2020).



Duan, P.; Lamm, M. S.; Yang, F.; Xu, W.; Skomski, D.; Su, Y.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Quantifying Molecular Mixing and Heterogeneity in Pharmaceutical Dispersions at Sub-100 nm Resolution by Spin Diffusion NMR”, Mol. Pharmaceutics 17 (9), 3567-3580 (2020).


Duan, P.; Zhi, B.; Coburn, L.; Haynes, C. L.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “A molecular fluorophore in citric acid/ethylenediamine carbon dots identified and quantified by multinuclear solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance”, Magn. Reson. Chem. 58 (11), 1130-1138 (2020).


Duarte, R. M. B. O.; Duan, P.; Mao, J.; Chu, W.; Duarte, A. C.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Exploring water-soluble organic aerosols structures in urban atmosphere using advanced solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy”, Atmos. Environ. 230, 117503 (2020).


Guerra, P.; Zaker, A.; Duan, P.; Maag, A. R.; Tompsett, G. A.; Brown, A. B.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Timko, M. T., “Analysis of coke formed during zeolite-catalyzed supercritical dodecane cracking: Effect of supercritical water”, Appl. Catal., A 590, 117330 (2020).


Mileo, P. G. M.; Yuan, S.; Ayala, S.; Duan, P.; Semino, R.; Cohen, S. M.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Maurin, G., “Structure of the Polymer Backbones in polyMOF Materials”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142 (24), 10863-10868 (2020).


Yuan, S.; Duan, P.; Berthier, D. L.; León, G.; Sommer, H.; Saint-Laumer, J.-Y. d.; Schmidt-Rohr, K., “Multinuclear solid-state NMR of complex nitrogen-rich polymeric microcapsules: Weight fractions, spectral editing, component mixing, and persistent radicals”, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. 106, 101650 (2020).


Tyufekchiev, M.; Ralph, K.; Duan, P.; Yuan, S.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Timko, M. T., “Rapid Depolymerization of Decrystallized Cellulose to Soluble Products via Ethanolysis under Mild Conditions”, ChemSusChem 13 (10), 2634-2641 (2020).


A.J. Dregni, H. K. Wang, H. Wu, P. Duan, W.F. DeGrado and M. Hong, “Inclusion of the C-Terminal Domain in the Tau Amyloid Fibril Core Revealed by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., online ahead of print (2021).