The front cover story, Multifunctional silica nanoparticles as a promising theranostic platform for biomedical applications is contributed by Zhigang Xu, Xiaoqian Ma, Yong-E. Gao, Meili Hou, Peng Xue, Chang Ming Li and Yuejun Kang.
Following review type articles are included in current issue:
Application of ionic liquids for dissolving cellulose and fabricating cellulose-based materials: state of the art and future trends
Jinming Zhang, Jin Wu, Jian Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jiasong He and Jun Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1273-1290
New developments in non-fullerene small molecule acceptors for polymer solar cells
Ningning Liang, Wei Jiang, Jianhui Hou and Zhaohui Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1291-1303