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  1. Khivantsev, K.;  Jaegers, N. R.;  Kovarik, L.;  Hanson, J. C.;  Tao, F. ; Tang, Y.;  Zhang, X.;  Koleva, I. Z.; Aleksandrov; H. A.  Vayssilov, G. N.;  Wang, Y.; Gao, F.;  Szanyi, J. , “Achieving Atomic Dispersion of Highly Loaded Transition Metals in Small‐pore Zeolite SSZ‐13: A New Class of High‐capacity and High‐efficiency Low Temperature CO and NOx Adsorbers”, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2018, in press. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809343 (​
  2. Li, J.; Tang, Y.; Ma, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Tao, F.*; and Qu, Y.* “In-Situ Formation of Isolated Bimetallic PtCe Sites of Single-Dispersed Pt on CeO2 for Low Temperature CO Oxidation.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, accepted. Manuscript ID: am-2018-155859.R2. 
  3. Li, Y.; Khivantsev, N.; Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L., Liu, J., Yu, M.*; Tao, F.*. “Synthesis of Na@ nanoFAU zeolite catalyst and catalysis for production of formic acid on in Na@ nanoFAU.” Catalysis Letters, 2018 accepted. Manuscript ID: CATLET-2018-1011.                          
  4. Cai, W.; Mu, R.; Zha, S.; Sun, G.; Chen, S.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Li, H.; Tian, H.; Tang, Y.; Tao, F.; Zeng, L.; Gong, J.*. “Subsurface catalysis-mediated selectivity of dehydrogenation reaction.” Sci. Adv. 2018, 4 (8), 5418-5418. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5418                                                                                                  
  5. Chen, Y.; deGlee B.; Tang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Zhao, B.; Wei, Y.; Zhang, L.; Yoo, S.; Pei, K.; Kim, J. H. Ding, Y.; Hu, P, Tao, F.* and Liu, M.*, "A Robust Fuel Cell Operated on Nearly Dry Methane at 500oC Enabled by Synergistic Thermal Catalysis and Electrocatalysis", Nature Energy, 2018, accept and in press.  
  6. Nguyen, L.; Tao, P.; Liu, H.; Al-Hada, M.; Amati, M.; Sezen,H.; Tang, Y.; Gregoratti, L.; Tao, F.*. “XPS studies of the surface of metal catalyst nanoparticles in a flowing liquid.” Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 99,81-9984.  Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03497D                                                                                                             
  7. Dou, J.; Tang, Y.; Nie, L.; Andolinad, C.M.; Zhang, X.; Housed, S.; Li, Y.; Yang, J.; Tao,F*. “Complete Oxidation of Methane on Co3O4/CeO2 Nanocomposite: A Synergic Effect.” Catalysis Today, 2018, 311, 48–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.12.027 
  8. Yan, X.*; Yuan, C.; Bao, J.; Li, S.; Qi, D.; Wang, Q.; Zhao, B.; Hu, T.; Fan, L.; Fan, B.; Li,R.*; Tao, F.; and Pan, Y.X.*. “A Ni-based catalyst with enhanced Ni-support interaction for highly efficient CO methanation.” Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 3474-3483. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00605A                                                             
  9. Rawal, T.B.; Acharya, S.R.; Hong, S.; Le, D.; Tang, Y.; Tao, F.*; and Rahman, T.S.*. “High Catalytic Activity of Pd1/ZnO(101̅0) toward Methanol Partial Oxidation: A DFT+KMC Study.” ACS Catalysis2018, 8(6), 5553-5569. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04504                                                                                                                       
  10. Nguyen, L.; Tao, P.; Liu, H.; Al-Hada, M.; Amati, M.; Sezen, H.; Gregoratti, L.; Tang, Y.; House, S.D.; and Tao, F.*.  “X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies of Nanoparticles Dispersed in Static Liquid.” Langmuir, 201834 (33), 9606–9616. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00806                                                                                                                                 
  11. Fung, V. ;  Tao, F.*;  and  Jiang, D.*. “Low-temperature activation of methane on anchored single atoms: descriptor and prediction.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 22909-22914. DOI:10.1039/C8CP03191F    
  12. Phivilay, S.P.; Roberts, C.A.; Gamalski A.D.; Stach,E.A.; Zhang, S.; Nguyen, L.; Tang,Y.; Xiong, A.;  Puretzky, A.A.; Tao, F.; Domen,K.; and Wachs, I.E.*. “Anatomy of a Visible Light Activated Photocatalyst for Water Splitting. “ ACS Catalysis. 2018, 8, 6650–6658.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b01388                      
  13. Celik, G.; Ailawar, S.; Sohn, H.; Tang, Y.; Tao, F.; Miller, J. T.; Edmiston, P.; Ozkan, U.*, "Swellable Organically-modified Silica (SOMS) as a Catalyst Scaffold for Catalytic Treatment of Water Contaminated with Trichloroethylene", ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 6796−6809. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b01700       
  14. Liu, J.; Fung, V.; Wang, Y.; Du, K.; Zhang, S.; Nguyen, L.; Tang, Y.; Fan, J.; Jiang, D.; Tao, F.* “Promotion of catalytic selectivity on transition metal oxide through restructuring surface lattice.” Appl. Catal. B. Environ., 2018, 237, 957-969. DOI:      
  15. Zhu, W. ; Zhang, Y.*; Tao, F.* et al.  "Evolution of surface of Pd−Rh bimetallic nanocubes in different gases toward CO Oxidation", SCIENCE CHINA Materials, 2018. DOI: 
  16. Zhang, X.; House, S.; Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Li, Y.; Opalade, A.; Yang, J.; Sun, Z.; Tao, F.,* "Complete Oxidation of Methane on NiO Nanoclusters Supported on CeO2 Nanorods through Synergistic Effect", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.,2018, 6(5), 6467-6477. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00234. 
  17. Nguyen, L.; Tang, Y.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.; Tao, F.* "Dual reactor for in situ/operando fluorescent mode XAS studies of sample containing low-concentration 3d or 5d metal elements", Rev. Sci. Instrument., 2018, 89, 054103. DOI:
  18. Jiang, W.; Zong, X.; An, L.; Hua, S.; Miao, X.; Luan, S.; Wen, Y.; Tao, F.; Sun, Z.* Consciously Constructing Heterojunction or Direct Z-Scheme Photocatalysts by Regulating Electron Flow Direction, ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (3), 2209–2217. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04323​
  19. Tang, Y.; Li, Y.; Fung, V.; Jiang, D., Huang, W.; Zhang, S.; Iwasawa, Y.; Sakata, T.; Nguyen, L.; Zhang, X.; Frenkel, A.I. and Tao, F.* “Single rhodium atoms anchored in micropores for efficient transformation of methane under mild conditions”. Nature Comm. 2018, 9: 1231. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03235-7. This work is also reported by C&EN of ACS at 
  20. Nguyen, L.; Tao, F.*; "Reactor for tracking catalyst nanoparticles in liquid at high temperature under a high-pressure gas phase with X-ray absorption spectroscopy", Rev. Sci. Instrument. 2018,89,024102, Ms. #A171703R. DOI: 10.1063/1.5003184


  1. Tao, F.*, Nguyen, L. "Interactions of gaseous molecules with X-ray photons and photoelectrons in studies of catalyst surface in gas phase with ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 6440 - 6449DOI: 10.1039/C7CP08429C                                          
  2. Dou,J.; Tang,Y.; Nie,L.; Andolina,C.M.; Zhang,X.; House,S.; Li,Y.; Yang,J.; Tao,F.* “Complete Oxidation of Methane on Co3O4/CeO2 Nanocomposite: A Synergistic Effect.” Catalysis Today, 2018, 311, 48-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.12.027.                                                               
  3. Tang. Y.; Ma, L.; Dou, J.; Andolina, C. M.; Li, Y.; Ma, H.; House, S. D.; Zhang, X.; Yang, J.; Tao, F.* “Transition of Surface Phase of Cobalt Oxide during CO Oxidation.” Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2018, 20, 6440-6449. . DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07407G                                                       
  4. Zhang, X; Sun,Z; Wang, B; Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Li, Y.; Tao, F.*"C-C coupling on single-atom based heterogeneous catalyst", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 140 (3), 954–962. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09314.                                                                                                                           
  5. Fung, V.; Tao, F. and Jiang, D.* “Trends of Alkane Activation on Doped Cobalt (II, III) Oxide from First Principles.” ChemCatChem.2017, 9. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700960 


  6. Pei,Y.; Qi,Z.; Goh,T.W; Wang,L.; Maligal-Ganesh,R.V.; MacMurdo,H.L.; Zhang,S.; Xiao,C.; Li,X.; Tao,F.; Johnson,D.D.; Huang,W.* “Intermetallic structures with atomic precision for selective hydrogenation of nitroarenes.” Journal of Catalysis ,2017,accepted. DOI:10.1016/j.jcat.2017.10.011 


  7. Zhang,S.; Tang,Y.; Nguyen,L.; Zhao,Y.; Wu,Z.; Goh,T.; Liu,J.; Li,Y.; Zhu,T.; Huang,W.; Frenkel,N.I.; Li,J.* and Tao,F.* "Catalysis on singly dispersed Rh atoms anchored on an inert support" ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (1), 110–121. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01788 


  8. Tao, F.*, Ralston, W.; Liu. H.; Somorjai, G. A.* “Surface Structures of Model Metal Catalysts in Reactant Gasses“, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018122 (2), 425–431DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06950 
  9. Sohn, H; Celik, G.; Gunduz, S.; Dogu, D.; Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Tao, F. *; and Ozkan, U.S*.  “Oxygen Mobility in Pre-reduced Nano- and Macro-ceria with Co loading:  An AP-XPS, in-situ DRIFTS and TPR Study.”  Catal. Lett.  2017. DOI 10.1007/s10562-017-2176-4 
  10. Bergman, S.L.; Granestrand, J.; Tang, Y.; Paris, R.S.; Nilsson, M.; Tao, F.; Tang, C.; Pennycook, S.J.; Pettersson, L.J.; Bernasek, S.L.*, “In-situ characterization by Near-Ambient Pressure XPS of the catalytically active phase of Pt/Al2O3 during NO and CO oxidation.” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 220 (2018) 506–511. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.08.047 
  11. Wu, Z.*; Cheng,Y.Q.; Tao,F.; Daemen,L.L.; Foo,G.S.; Nguyen,L.;  Zhang,X.; Beste,A.; and Ramirez-Cuesta, A.J. “Direct neutron spectroscopy observation of cerium hydride species on a cerium oxide catalyst.”J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017139 (28), pp 9721–9727. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05492
  12. Takanabe, K.* Khan, A. M.; Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Ziani, A.; Jacobs, B. W.; Elbaz, A. M.; Sarathy, S. M.; Tao, F. Integrated in situ characterization of molten salt catalyst surface: evidence of sodium peroxide and OH radical formation.”  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56(35), 10403–10407. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704758 and 10.1002/ange.201704758. 
  13. Lu,Y.; Zhang,R.; Cao,B.; Ge,B.; Tao,F.; Shan,J.; Nguyen,L.; Bao,Z.; Wu,T.; Pote,J.W.; Wang,B.; Yu F. “Elucidating the Copper–Hägg Iron Carbide Synergistic Interactions for Selective CO Hydrogenation to Higher Alcohols.” ACS Catal., 20177 (8), pp 5500–5512. DOI:10.1021/acscatal.7b01469
  14. Mueanngern,Y.; Yang,X.; Tang,Y.; Tao,F.; Baker, L.R.*.  “Catalysis at Multiple Length Scales: Crotonaldehyde Hydrogenation at Nanoscale and Mesoscale Interfaces in Platinum–Cerium Oxide Catalysts”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017121 (25), pp 13765–13776. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03886
  15. Miao,X.; Yan,X.; Qu,D.; Li,D.; Tao,F.; Sun,Z.* “Red Emissive Sulfur, Nitrogen Codoped Carbon Dots and Their Application in Ion Detection and Theraonostics.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces20179 (22), pp 18549–18556. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b04514
  16. Fung,V.; Tao,F.; Jiang,D*. “General Structure–Reactivity Relationship for Oxygen on Transition-Metal Oxides.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, pp 2206–2211. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00861
  17. Hong, Y.; Zhang, S.; Tao, F.; Wang, Y*. “Stabilization of Iron-based Catalysts against Oxidation: An in situ Ambient Pressure XPS Study”, ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7 (5), pp 3639–3643.  DOI:10.1021/acscatal.7b00636
  18. Dou, J.;, Sun, Z.; Opaladea, A.; Wang, N.; Fu, W.; Tao, F.;*Operando chemistry of catalyst surface during catalysis”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 2001-2027. DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00931J.
  19. Shan, J.; Zhang, S.; Choksi, T.; Nguyen, L.; Bonifacio, C.; Li, Y.; Zhu, W.; Tang, Y.; Zhang, Y; Yang, J; Greeley, J; Frenkel, A*; Tao, F* “Tuning Catalytic Performance through a Single or Sequential Post-Synthesis Reaction(s) in a Gas PhaseACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 191-204. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02054picture2
  20. Dou, J.; Tao, F.* “Selective Epoxidation of Cyclohexene with Molecular Oxygen on Catalyst of Nanoporous Au Integrated with MoO3 Nanoparticles“, Appl. Catal. A, 2017, 529(5), 134-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2016.10.010picture1
  21. Nguyen, L.; Liu, L.; Assefa, S.; Wolverton, C.; Schneider*, W. F.; Tao, F.*; “In situ studies of structural evolution of model catalyst Rh(110) at atomic scale during catalysis”; ACS Catalysis, 20177 (1), pp 664–674. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02006126
  22. Jian, D.; Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Tong, X.; Thapa, P. S.; Tao, F.* “Oxidation of cyclohexene catalyzyed by nanoporous Au(Ag) in liquid phase“, Catal. Lett., 2017,147, 442-452. DOI: 10.1007/s10562-016-1883-6


  1. Tao. F.*; Tang, Y. “Heterogeneous Catalysis:More than skimming the surface“, Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 902-903. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2630 127
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  3. Tao, F.*Excavation of precious metal-based alloy nanoparticles for efficient catalysis”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55(49), 15212–15214. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201606324123
  4. Liu, J.; Zhang, S.; Zhou, Y.; Fung, V.; Nguyen, L.; Jiang, D.; Shen, W.; Fan, J.*; Tao, F.*, “Tuning Catalytic Selectivity of Oxidative Catalysis through Deposition of Nonmetallic Atoms in Surface Lattice of Metal Oxide”, ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 4218-4228. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02900cs-2015-02900x_0015
  5. Fung, V.; Tao, F.; D. Jiang*, “Understanding oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane on Co3O4 nanorods from density functional theory”, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 6861-6869 . DOI: 10.1039/
  6. Sohn, H.; Soykal. I.; Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Tao, F.*; Miller, J. T.; Ozkan, U. S.*; “Effect of Cobalt on Reduction Characteristics of Ceria under Ethanol Steam Reforming Conditions: AP-XPS and XANES Studies”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 14631-14642. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02490jp-2016-02490c_0011
  7. Keturakis, C.; Zhu, M.; Gibson, E.; Daturi, M.; Tao, F.; Frenkel, F.; Wachs, I.*, “The Dynamics of CrO3-Fe2O3 Catalysts during the High Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction: Molecular Structures and Reactivity”, ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 4786-4798. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01281cs-2016-012814_0006
  8. Tang, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Li. Y.; Wang, N.; Tao, F.* “Surface of a catalyst in a gas phase”, Current Rev. Chem Eng. 2016, 12, 52-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2016.02.007.picture1
  9. Nguyen, L.; Tao, F.* “Development of a reaction cell for in-situ/operando studies of surface of a catalyst under a reaction condition and during catalysis”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2016,87, 064101. DOI: 10.1063/1.4946877. 1-4946877-figures-online-f8
  10. Cao, S.; Tao, F.*; Tang, Y.; Li, Y.; Yu, J.* “Size- and Shape-Dependent Catalytic Performances of Oxidation and Reduction Reactions on Nanocatalysts”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016,45, 4747-4765. DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00094KGA
  11. Maligal-Ganesh, R. V.; Xiao, C. X.; Goh, T. W.; Wang, L. L.; Gustafson, J. ; Pei, Y. C.; Qi, Z. Y.; Johnson, D. D.; Zhang, S. R.; Tao, F.; Huang, W, Y*. “A Ship-in-a-Bottle Strategy To Synthesize Encapsulated Intermetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts: Exemplified for Furfural Hydrogenation”, ACS Catal. 2016, 6 (3), 1754–1763. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02281.cs-2015-02281e_0010
  12. Nie, L.; Yu, J.; Tao, F.*Room-temperature Catalytic Oxidation of Formaldehyde on Catalysts“, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016,6, 3649-3669. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00062B. c6cy00062b-f17
  13. Tao, F.*; Crozier, P*“Atomic-Scale Observations of Catalyst Structures under Reaction Conditions and during Catalysis for Fundamental Understanding of Catalysis”Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (6), 3487–3539. DOI: 10.1021/
  14. Nguyen, L.; Zhang, S.; Wang, L.; Li, Y.;Yoshida, H.; Patlolla, A.; Takeda, S.; Frenkel, A.; Tao, F.* “Reduction of Nitric Oxide with Hydrogen on Catalysts of Singly Dispersed Bimetallic Sites Pt1Com and Pd1Con “, ACS Catal., 2016, 6, 840-850. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00842cs-2015-00842q_0016


  1. Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Nie, L.; Nguyen, L.; Wu, Z.; Tao, F.* “In-situ Studies of Surface of NiFe2O4 Catalyst During Complete Oxidation of Methane”, Surf. Sci., 2016, 648, 156. DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2015.12.011110
  2. Tao, F.*; Shan, J. et al. ” Understanding Complete Oxidation of Methane on Spinel Oxides at a Molecular Level”, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 7798. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8798Picture1
  3. Zhang, S. …Tao, F.*“Catalysis on Singly Dispersed Bimetallic Sites”, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 7938. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8938Picture2
  4. Nguyen, L. … Tao, F.*“Preferential Oxidation of CO in H2 on Pure Co3O4-x and Pt/Co3O4-x“, Chemcatchem, 2015, 7, 2346-2353. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500320 nfig002
  5. Shan, J… Tao, F.*“Water-gas Shift on Pd/α‐MnO2 and Pt/α‐MnO2 “, Catal. Lett. 2015, 145, 1571-1580. DOI: 10.1007/s10562-015-1549-9 10562_2015_1549_figa_html


  1. Zeng, S.; Nguyen, L.; Cheng, F.; Liu, L.; Yu, Y.*; Tao, F.*Surface Structure and Chemistry of Pt/Cu/Pt(111) Near Surface Alloy Model Catalyst in CO”, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2014, 320, 225-230. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.09.090 105
  2. Tao, F.*, Stach, E. A.; Browning, N. D. “Structure of Catalyst Particles from In-situ Electron Microscopy”, Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 12417-12419, DOI: 10.1039/c4cc90211d ga-1
  3. Shan, J.; Huang, W.; Nguyen, L.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Li, Y.; Frenkel, A.; Tao, F.*, “Conversion of Methane to Methanol with a Bent Mono(μ-oxo)dinickel Anchored on Internal Surface of Micro-pores”, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 8558-8569.
    DOI: 10.1021/la501184bLangmuir 2014 30 8558
  4. Zugic, B.; Zhang, S.; Bell, D.; Tao, F.; Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, M.*. “Probing the Low-Temperature Water-Gas Shift Activity of Alkali-Promoted Platinum Catalysts Stabilized on Carbon Supports”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3238-3245.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja4123889JACS-2014-136-3238
  5. Tao, F.*; Ma, Z. “Metal Salt-based Gold Nanocatalysts”, in Book “Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis”, Edited by Franklin (Feng) Tao, Royal Society of Chemistry, June 2014. ISBN: 978-1-78262-033-4 bookcover


  1. Zhu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Nguyen, L.; Zhan, S.; Gu, X.; Tao, F.*In Situ Surface Chemistries and Catalytic Performances of Ceria Doped with Palladium, Platinum, and Rhodium in Methane Partial Oxidation for the Production of Syngas”, ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 2627-2639.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs400070yACS Catal. 2013 3 2627
  2. Sneed, B.; Brodsky, C.; Kuo, C. H.; Lamontagne, L.; Jiang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Tao, F.; Huang, W.;  Tsung, C. K.; “Nanoscale-Phase-Separated Pd-Rh Boxes Synthesized via Metal Migration: An Archetype for Studying Lattice Strain and Composition Effects in Electrocatalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14691-14700.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja405387qJACS 2013 135 14691
  3. Wang, H.; Sun, K.; Tao, F.; Stacchiola, D.; Hu, Y.  “3D Honeycomb-Like Structured Graphene and Its High Efficiency as a CounterElectrode Catalyst for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9210-9214.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201303497Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013 52 9210
  4. Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Zhu, Y.; Nguyen, L.; Huang, W.; Yoshida, H; Takeda, S.; Tao, F.*, “Restructuring Transition Metal Oxide Nanorods for 100% Selectivity in Reduction of Nitric Oxide with Carbon Monoxide”, Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 3310-3314.
    DOI: 10.1021/nl4015292Nano Lett. 2013 13 3310
  5. Zhang, S.; Shan, J.; Zhu, Y.; Frenkel, A. I.; Patlolla, A.; Huang, W.; Yoon, S.; Wang, L.; Yoshida, H.; Takeda, S.; Tao, F.*WGS Catalysis and In Situ Studies of CoO1-x, PtCon/Co3O4, and PtmCom’/CoO1-x Nanorod Catalysts”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8283-8293.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja401967yJACS 2013 135 8283
  6. Tao, F.*; Salmeron, M.* “In Situ Studies of Chemistry and Structure of Materials in Reactive EnvironmentsScience, 2011, 331, 171-174.  (video of interview was published along this article)
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1197461Science 2011-331-171
  7. Zhang, S.; Nguyen, L.; Zhu, Y.; Zhan, S.; Tsung, C.; Tao, F.*In-situ Studies of Nanocatalysis”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1731-1739.
    DOI: 10.1021/ar300245gAcc. Chem. Res. 2013 46 1731
  8. Shan, J. J.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Zhu, T.; Rouvimov, S.; Tao, F.*Catalytic Performance and In Situ Surface Chemistry of Pure α-MnO2 Nanorods in Selective Reduction of NO and N2O with CO”, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2013, 117, 8329-8335.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp4018103JPCC 2013 117 8329
  9. Wang, L.; Zhang, S.; Zhu, Y.; Patlolla, A.; Shan, J.; Yoshida, H.; Takeda, S.; Frenkel, A. I.; Tao, F.*Catalysis and In Situ Studies of Rh1/Co3O4 Nanorods in Reduction of NO with H2”, ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 1011-1019.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs300816uACS Catal. 2013 3 1011
  10. Tao, F.*; Ma, Z.*Water-gas Shift on Gold Catalysts: Catalyst Systems and Fundamental Studies”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 15260-15270.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51326BPCCP 2013 15 15260
  11. Tao, F.*, Nguyen, L.; Zhang, S. “Design of A New Reactor-Like High Temperature Near Ambient Pressure Scanning Tunneling Microscope for Catalysis Studies”, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2013, 84, 034101.
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4792673Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2013 84 034101
  12. Nguyen, L. Zhang, S.; Ye, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, L.; Tao, F.*Visualization of Surface Structure of Heterogeneous Catalysts under Reaction Conditions or during Catalysis with High-Pressure Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”, in Book “In-situ Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts” (ISBN: 978-1-118-00016-8) Wiley, 2013.
    ISBN: 978-1-118-00016-8Book In-situ Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts 2013
  13. Ye, Y.; Wang, L.; Zhang, S.; Zhu, Y.; Shan, J.; Tao, F.* “The Role of copper in catalytic performance of Fe-Cu-Al-O catalyst for water gas shift reactionChem. Comm. 2013, 49, 4385-4387.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37416A  88
  14. Nguyen, L.; Cheng, F.; Zhang, S.; Tao, F.*Visualization of Surfaces of Pt and Ni Model Catalysts in Reactive Environments Using Ambient Pressure High Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Understanding the Restructurings of Surfaces of Model Metal Catalysts under Reaction Conditions at Near Ambient Pressure”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 971-977. (Front Cover Story)
    DOI: 10.1021/jp3086842


  1. Wen, C.; Zhu, Y.; Ye, Y.; Zhang, S.; Cheng, F.; Liu, Y.; Wang, P.; Tao, F.*Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Metal Nanoclusters Encapsulated in Mesoporous Ceria Studied with AmbientPressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 9305-9313.
    DOI: 10.1021/nn303901qACS Nano 2012 6 9305
  2. Cui, C.; Li, H.; Cong, H.; Yu, S.; Tao, F.*Direct Evidence for Active Site-Dependent Formic Acid Electro-Oxidation by Topmost-Surface Atomic Redistribution in a Ternary PtPdCu Electrocatalyst”, Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 12062-12064.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35822KChem. Comm. 2012 48 12062
  3. Tao, F.*Synthesis, Catalysis, Surface Chemistry and Structure of Bimetallic NanocatalystsChem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 7977-7979.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS90093A
  4. Jones, C. W.*; Tao, F.*; Garland, M. V.* “Introduction to Special Issue on Operando and In Situ Studies of Catalysis”, ACS Catal., 2012, 2, 2444-2445.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs3006692 83
  5. Yu, S.*; Tao, F.*; Liu, J.* “Catalysis Synthesis by Design for the Understanding of Catalysis”, ChemCatChem, 2012, 4, 1445-1447.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200599ChemCatChem 2012 4 1445
  6. Zhu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Ye, Y.; Zhang, X.; Wang, L.; Zhu, Y.; Cheng, F.; Tao, F.*Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methane on Ruthenium-Cobalt Bimetallic Nanocatalysts and Correlation between Surface Chemistry of Catalysts under Reaction Conditions and Catalytic Performances”, ACS Catal., 2012, 2, 2403-2408.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs3005242ACS Catal. 2012 2 2403
  7. Gu, J.; Zhang, Y.; Tao, F.*Shape Control of Bimetallic Nanocatalysts through Well-designed Colloidal Chemistry Approaches”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 8050-8065.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35184FChem. Soc. Rev. 2012 41 8050
  8. Zhu, Y.; Ye, Y.; Zhang, S.; Leong, M. E.; Tao, F.*Synthesis and Catalysis of Location-Specific Cobalt Nanoparticles Supported by Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis“, Langmuir, 2012, 28, 8275-8280.
    DOI: 10.1021/la300607kLangmuir 2012 28 8275
  9. Tao, F.*; Zhang, S.; Nguyen, L.; Zhang, X. “Action of Bimetallic Nanocatalysts under Reaction Conditions and during Catalysis: Evolution of Chemistry from High Vacuum Conditions to Reaction Conditions, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 7980-7993.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35185DChem. Soc. Rev. 2012 41 7980
  10. Sun, B.; Xu, K.; Nguyen, L.; Qiao, M.; Tao, F.*; “Preparation and Catalysis of Carbon-Supported Iron Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis“, ChemCatChem, 2012, 4, 1498-1511.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200241ChemCatChem 2012 4-1498
  11. Pei, Y.; Zhou, G.; Nguyen, L.;  Zong, B.; Qiao, M*.; Tao, F.*; Synthesis and Catalysis of Chemically Reduced Metal–Metalloid Amorphous Alloys”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 8140-8612.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35182JChem. Soc. Rev. 2012 41 8140
  12. Tao, F.*; Bernasek, S.*, “Chemical Binding of Five-Membered and Six-Membered Aromatic Molecules”, in book “Functionalization of Semiconductor Surfaces”, Wiley 2012.
    ISBN: 978-0-470-56294-9
  13. Zhu, Z.; Tao, F.; Zheng, F.; Chang, R.; Li, Y.; Heinke, L.; Liu, Z.; Salmeron, M.; Somorjai, G. A. * “Formation of Nanometer-Sized Surface Platinum Oxide Clusters on a Stepped Pt(557) Single Crystal Surface Induced by Oxygen: A High-Pressure STM and Ambient Pressure XPS Study“, Nano Letters 2012, 12, 1491-1497.
    DOI: 10.1021/nl204242sNano Lett. 2012 12 1491


  1. Tao, F.*, “Design of an In-house Ambient Pressure AP-XPS Using a Bench-top X-ray Source and the Surface Chemistry of Ceria under Reaction Conditions“, Chem. Comm., 2012, 48, 3812-3814.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17715C
  2. Tao, F.*, Salmeron, M.*, Rodriguez, J.* and Hu, J.* “Frontier in Catalysis and Energy Science”, ChemCatChem, 2011, 3, 1661-1662.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201100163
  3. Tao, F.; Schneider, W. F.; Kamat, P. V. “Development of New Gold Catalysts for Removing CO from H2”, VCH-Wiley. In book entitled “Heterogeneous Catalysis at Nanoscale for Energy Applications”, Wiley, 2014. 978-0-470-95260-3
  4. Wen, C.; Liu, Y.; Tao, F.*, “Integration of Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis”, Pure and Applied Chemistry 2011, 83, 243-252.
    doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-10-11-04Pure Appl. Chem. 2011 83 243
  5. Sun, B.; Qiao, M.*; Fan, K.; Ulrich, J.; Tao, F.*, “Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis over Molecular Sieve Supported Catalysts”, ChemCatChem, 2011, 3, 542-550.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201000352
  6. Tao, F.*; Bernasek, S. L.*; “Thermally Driven Switch of Binding Configuration of 3-Pyrroline on Si(111)-7×7”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 2020-2025.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp108857dJPCC 2011 115 2020
  7. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Functionalization of Semiconductor Surfaces”, VCH-Wiley. (Editor of this book and contributor of five chapters of this book).  (ISBN 978-0-470-56294-9), Wiley, 2012.
  8. Tao, F.; Schneider, W. F.; Kamat, P. V. “Heterogeneous Catalysis at Nanoscale for Energy Applications”. (ISBN 978-0-470-95260-3), Wiley, 2014. (Editor of this book and contributor of three chapters of this book).  
  9. Tao, F. “Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis: Advances and Applications, ISBN (978-1-78262-033-4), Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014. (Editor of this book and contributor of two chapters of this book).
  10. Renzas, J. R.; Huang, W. Y.; Zhang, Y. W.; Grass, M. E.; Hoang, D. T.; Alayoglu, S.; Butcher, D. R.; Tao, F.; Liu, Z.; Somorjai, G. A.  “Rh1-xPdx nanoparticle composition dependence in CO oxidation by oxygen: catalytic activity enhancement in bimetallic systems”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 2556.!divAbstract
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01858APCCP 2011 13 2556
  11. Alayoglu, S.; Tao, F.; Altoe, V. et al. “Surface Composition and Catalytic Evolution of AuxPd1-x (x=0.25, 0.5, and 0.75) Nanoparticles under CO/O2 Reaction in Torr Pressure Regime and at 200oC”, Catalysis Letters 2011, 141, 633-640. (†: equal contributor)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10562-011-0565-7
  12. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Self-assembled monolayers” in book “Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technologyy” edited by Andrews D. L., Scholes G. D. and Wiederrecht G. P. Elsevier, 2010.
    ISBN: 978-0-12-374390-9Book Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology 2010


  1. Somorjai, G. A.; Tao, F.; Butcher, D. “Surface Mobility of Molecules and Atoms Studied by High Pressure STM,” in Book “Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis” (ISBN: 978-3-527-31982-4), VCH-Wiley, 2010.
    ISBN: 978-3-527-31982-4Book Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science 2010
  2. Tao, F.; Grass, M. E.; et al. “Surface Structure and Chemistry of Bimetallic Nanoparticles under Reaction Conditions”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 8697-8703.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja101502tJACS 2010 132 8697
  3. Tao. F.; Dag, S; et al. “Break-up of Stepped Platinum Catalyst Surfaces by High CO Coverage”, Science, 2010, 327, 850-853.Highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology  5, 170 (2010), “Pressure to Change”;
    Perspective “CO Prefers Aisle Seats” about this work published by Science, Science 2010, 327, 789-790.
    Highlighted by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1182122Science 2010 327 850


  1. Tao, F.; Grass, M. E.; Zhang, Y.; et al. “Reaction-Driven Restructuring of Rh-Pd and Pt-Pd Core-Shell Nanoparticles”, Science, 2008, 322, 932-934.Highlighted by Nature Chemistry
    (, Highlighted by Chemical and Engineering News (the issue of 10-13-08, P29), Green Car Congress (, and Light Source Organization (;
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1164170Science 2008 322 932
  2. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Electronic and Structural Factors in Modification and Functionalization of Clean and Passivated Semiconductor Surfaces with Aromatic SystemsChemical Reviews, 2009, 109, 3911-4024. (Journal Cover Story )
    DOI: 10.1021/cr8003532Chem. Rev. 2009 109 2991
  3. Tao, F.; Dag, S.; Wang, L.; Liu, Z.; Butcher, D. R.; Salmeron, M.; Somorjai, G. A. “Restructuring of hex-Pt(100) under CO Gas Environments: Formation of 2-D Nanoclusters”, Nano Letters  2009, 9, 2167-2171.
    DOI: 10.1021/nl900809uNano Lett. 2009 9 2167


  1. Tao, F.; Tang, D.; Salmeron, M.; Somorjai, G. A. “A New Scanning Tunneling Microscope Reactor Used for High-Pressure and High-Temperature Catalysis Studies“, Review of Scientific Instruments 2008, 79, 084101.
    DOI: 10.1063/1.2960569Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2008 79 084101
  2. Zhang, Y.; Grass, M. E.; Kuhn, J. N.; Tao, F.; Habas, S. E.; Huang, W.; Yang, P.; Somorjai, G. A., “Highly Selective Synthesis of Catalytically Active Monodisperse Rhodium Nanocubes”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 5868-5869.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja801210sJACS 2008 130 5868
  3. Somorjai, G. A.; Tao, F.; Park, J. Y., “The Nanoscience Revolution: Merging of Colloid Science, Catalysis and Nanoelectronics“, Topic in Catalysis, 2008, 47, 1-14.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11244-007-9028-1Catal. Lett. 2008 47 1
  4. Tao, F.; Cai, Y.; Ning Y.; Xu, G. Q.; Bernasek, S. L. “Transfer of Electron Density and Formation of Dative Bonds in Chemisorption of Pyrrolidine on Si(111)-7´7”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 15474-15482.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp8056866JPCC 2008 112 15474
  5. Tao, F.Nanoscale Surface Chemistry in Self- and Directed-Assembly of Organic Molecules on Solid Surfaces and Synthesis of Nanostructured Organic Architectures”, Pure and Applied Chemistry 2008, 80, 45-57.×0045.pdf
    doi:10.1351/pac200880010045Pure Appl. Chem. 2008 80 45


  1. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Understanding Odd-Even Effects in Organic SelfAssembled Monolayers”, Chemical Reviews 2007, 107, 1408-1453. (Journal Cover Story)
    DOI: 10.1021/cr050258dChemical Reviews 2007-107-1408
  2. Zhang, Y.; Grass, M. E.; Habas, S. E.; Tao, F.; Zhang, T. F.; Yang, P.; Somorjai, G. A. “One-step Polyol Synthesis and Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayer Formation of Size-tunable Monodisperse Rhodium Nanocrystals with Catalytically Active (111) Surface Structures”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C  2007, 111, 12243-12253.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp073350hJPCC 2007 111 12243
  3. Tao, F.; Bernasek. S. L. “Complexity in the Self-Assembly of Bifunctional Molecules on HOPG: The Influence of Solvent Functionality on Self-Assembled StructuresLangmuir 2007, 23, 3513-3522.
    DOI: 10.1021/la0613631Langmuir 2007 23 3513
  4. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Surface Chemistry of Five-Membered Aromatic Ring Molecules Containing Two Different Heteroatoms on Si(111)-7´7”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 4815-4823.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja070182yJACS 2007 129 4815
  5. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Self-assembly of 5-octadecyloxyisophthalic Acid and Its Coadsorption with Terephthalic Acid”, Surface Science 2007, 601, 2284-2290.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2007.03.037Surf. Sci. 2007 601 2284
  6. Huang, H. G.; Huang, J. Y.; Wang, Z. H.; Ning, Y. S.; Tao, F.; Zhang, Y. P.; Cai, Y. H.; Tang, H. H.; Xu, G. Q. “Adsorption of Nitrogen-containing Aromatic Molecules on S(111)-7´7”, Surface Science 2007, 601, 1184-1192.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.12.070Surf. Sci. 2007 601 1184


  1. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Self-Assembly and Odd-Even Effects of Cis-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 4199-4206.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp054557iJPCB 2006 110 4199
  2. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Competition and Coadsorption of Di-acids and Carboxylic Acid Solvents on HOPG”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 19562-19569.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp063923aJPCB 2006 110 19562


  1. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L.Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly of a Two-Component Molecular System: Formation of an Ordered and Homogeneous Molecular Mesh”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 12750-12751. (Most-accessed JACS Article in 2005)
    DOI: 10.1021/ja050365pJACS 2005 127 12750
  2. Tao, F.; Xu, G. Q., “Chemical Reactions at Organic/Silicon Interfaces” in book “Surface Science: New Research” (ISBN 1-59454-404-2), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2005. Surface Science New Research 2005
  3. Tao, F.; Cai, Y.; Bernasek, S. L. “Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of the Self-assembly of Carboxylic Esters on Graphite: Linear Distortion and Multiple Adsorption Structures”, Langmuir 2005, 21, 1269-1276.
    DOI: 10.1021/la047921yLangmuir 2005 21 1269
  4. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Chirality in Supramolecular Self-Assembled Monolayers of Achiral Molecules on Graphite: Formation of Enantiomorphous Domains from Arachidic Anhydride”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, 6233-6238. (Journal Front Cover Highlight)
    DOI: 10.1021/jp0452397JPCB 2005 109 6233


  1. Tao, F.; Xu, G. Q., “Attachment Chemistry of Organic Molecules on Si(111)-7´7”,  Accounts of Chemical Research  2004, 37, 882-893.
    DOI: 10.1021/ar0400488Acc. Chem. Res. 2004 37 882
  2. Tao, F.; Lai, Y. H. et al., “Si-C(N) σ Linkages and N®Si Dative Bonding at Pyridine/Si(111)-7´7”,  Langmuir 2004, 20, 366-368.
    DOI: 10.1021/la035900iLangmuir 2004 20 366


  1. Tao, F.; Wang, Z. H. et al., “Attachment of Phenylacetylene on Si(111)-7´7: The Influence of Substitution Groups on Reaction Mechanism and Formation of p-Conjugated Skeletons”,  Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125, 6687-6696.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja0208759JACS 2003 125 6687
  2. Tao, F.; Qiao M. H. et al., “Dative and Di-sigma Binding States of Pyridine on Si(100) and Their Thermal Stability”,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107, 6384-6390.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp030259eJPCB 2003 107 6384
  3. Tao, F.; Yuan, Z. L. et al., “Multi Configurations of N-methylpyrrole Binding on Si(111)-7´7”, Physical Review B  2003, 67, 245406/1-245406/8.
    DOI: Rev. B 2003 67 245406
  4. Tao, F.; Qiao, M. H. et al., “Adsorption of Phenylacetylene on Si(100)-2´1: Reaction Mechanism and Formation of Styrene-like p-conjugation System”, Physical Review B  2003, 67, 115334/1-115334/8.
    DOI: Rev. B 2003 67 115334
  5. Tao, F.; Wang, Z. H. et al., “Covalent Binding of Cyclohexene, 1,3-Cyclohexadiene and 1,4-Cyclohexadiene on Si(111)-7´7”, Surface Science  2003, 530, 203-215.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0039-6028(03)00436-9Surf. Sci. 2003 530 203
  6. Qiao, M. H., Tao, F.; et al., “Adsorption and Thermal Dissociation of Pyrrole on Si(100)-2´1”, Surface Science  2003, 544, 285-294.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2003.08.039Surf. Sci. 2003 544 285


  1. Tao, F.; Chen, X. F. et al., “Selective Formation of Cumulative Double Bonds (C=C=N) in the Attachment of Multifunctional Molecules on Si(111)-7´7”, Journal of the American Chemical Society  2002, 124, 7170-7180.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja012563wJACS 2002 124 7170
  2. Tao, F.; Wang, Z. H. et al., “Formation of a Benzoimine-like Conjugated Structure through the Adsorption of Benzonitrile on Si(100)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2002, 106,  3557-3563.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp012703oJPCB 2002 106 3557
  3. Tao, F.; Chen, X. F. et al., “Binding and Structure of Acetonitrile on Si(111)-7´7”,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B  2002,  106,  3890-3895.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp012710cJPCB 2002 106 3890
  4. Tao, F.; Wang, Z. H. et al., “Selective Attachment of Benzonitrile on Si(111)-7´7: Configuration, Selectivity and Mechanism”, Physical Review B 2002, 65, 115311/1-115311/9.
    DOI: Rev. B 2002 65 115311
  5.  Tao, F.; Dai, Y. J. et al., “Tetra-s Attachment of Allyl Cyanide on Si(111)-7´7”, Physical Review B 2002, 66, 035420/1-035420/7.
    DOI: Rev. B 2002 66 035420


  1. Tao, F.; Wang, Z. H. et al., “Covalent Attachment of Acetonitrile on Si(100) through Si-C and Si-N Linkages”, Journal of Chemical Physics 2001, 115, 8563-8569.Covalent Attachment of Acetonitrile on Si(100) through Si-C and Si-N Linkages
    DOI: Chem. Phys. 2001 115 8563
  2. Tao, F.; Sim, W. S. et al., “Selective Binding of the Cyano Group in Acrylonitrile Adsorption on Si(100)-2´1”,  Journal of the American Chemical Society  2001, 123, 9397-9403.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja010574jJACS 2001 123 9397
  3. Qiao, M. H.; Tao, F.; Cao, Y. et al., “Cycloaddition Reaction of Furan with Si(100)-2´1”, Journal of Chemical Physics  2001, 114, 2766-2774.
    DOI: Chem. Phys. 2001 114 2766


  1. Qiao, M. H.; Cao, Y.; Tao, F.; Liu, Q. et al., “Electronic and Vibrational Properties of Thiophene on Si(100)”,  Journal of Physical Chemistry B  2000,  104,  11211-11219.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp002101pJPCB 2000 104 11211
  2. Tao, F.;  Zhou, X. J. et al., “Phase Formation, Crystal Structure and Electrical Properties of La212 Type Compound Substituted by Silver and Praseodymium”, Crystal Research and Technology 2000, 35, 43-52.;2-O/abstractCryst. Res. Technol. 2000 35 43
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-4079(200001)35:1<43::AID-CRAT43>3.0.CO;2-O
  3. Tao, F.; Zhou, X. J.  et al., “The Phase Formation, Solid Solution Range and Substitution of La for Ba in La1+zBa2-zCu3Oy”, Crystal Research and Technology 2000, 35, 35-41.;2-E/abstract
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-4079(200001)35:1<35::AID-CRAT35>3.0.CO;2-ECryst. Res. Technol. 2000 35 35
  4. Tao, F.; Zhou, X. J. et al., “New La326 Type Compounds Substituted with Sodium and Potassium”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2000, 296, 46-52.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0925-8388(99)00241-8Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2000 296 46


  1. Tao, F.; Bernasek, S. L. “Functionalization of Semiconductor Surfaces”, VCH-Wiley. (Editor of this book and contributor of five chapters of this book).  (ISBN 978-0-470-56294-9), Wiley, 2012.Book Functionalization of Semiconductor Surfaces 2012
  2. Tao, F.; Schneider, W. F.; Kamat, P. V. “Heterogeneous Catalysis at Nanoscale for Energy Applications”. (ISBN 978-0-470-95260-3), Wiley, 2014. (Editor of this book and contributor of three chapters of this book).Book Heterogeneous Catalysis at Nanoscale for Energy Applications 2014
  3. Tao, F. “Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis: Advances and Applications, ISBN (978-1-78262-033-4), Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014. (Editor of this book and contributor of two chapters of this book).Book Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis 2014
  4. Tao, F.; Frenkel, A.; “In-Situ Studies of Materials in Reactive Environments”, Royal Society of Chemistry, Summer 2014. (Written Textbook by Tao and Frenkel)


  1. Tao, F.; Salmeron, M.; Somorjai, G. A. “New High-resolution High-pressure High-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope”, U.S. patent, applied (IB-2735).

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