(1) Catalytic reaction of selective oxidation of dimethylbenzene
(2) Catalytic selective dehydration of biomass-based polyols
(3) Green synthesis of vitamin C
(4) Conversion of glucose to sorbitol and mannitol
 Ying Sun, Hua Wang, JiangHan Shen, HongChao Liu, ZhongMin Liu*. Highly effective synthesis of methyl glycolate with heteropolyacids as catalysts. Catal. Commun. 10, 678-681(2009).
 Ying Sun, Yangyang Zhang, Yue Qi, Hua Wang, JiangHan Shen, HongChao Liu, ZhongMin Liu*. Preparation of Sulphonated Zirconium Phosphate-Phenylphosphonates and Their Catalytic Properties in Carbonylation of Formaldehyde. Chinese J. Catal. 30(8):786-790(2009).
 Ying Sun, Min Yang, Herui Dou, Yu He, Wei Wang*, Chenglin Sun*. CuZnAl mixed oxide catalyst prepared from hydrotalcite-like precursor for caralytic wet oxidation of phenol. Chinese J.Catal. 24(8): Communications: 563-564(2003).
 Ying Sun, Hua Wang, Zhongmin Liu, Martin Philip Atkins. Process for production of glycolic acid. US8501987B2
 Ying Sun, Hua Wang, Zhongmin Liu. Process for production of glycolic acid. US 8299297B2