Congratulations to our highly cited board members!

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We are proud to announce that 13 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers Board members are recognized in Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018, ranking them among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year.

The board members are:

Editorial Board

Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Dan Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

Advisory Board

Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Guillermo C Bazan, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA
He Tian, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Juyoung Yoon, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xi Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jiannian Yao, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Henry He Yan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Below are a few of our picks from their publications in Frontiers journals. Access is free to these highlighted papers!

Novel chiral aggregation induced emission molecules: self-assembly, circularly polarized luminescence and copper(II) ion detection
Guangxi Huang, Rongsen Wen, Zhiming Wang, Bing Shi Li and Ben Zhong Tang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1884-1892
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00294K

Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
Huangtianzhi Zhu, Liqing Shangguan, Bingbing Shi, Guocan Yu and Feihe Huang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 2152-2174
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00314A

Formation of multi-shelled nickel-based sulfide hollow spheres for rechargeable alkaline batteries
Dongwei Li, Xiaoxian Zhao, Ranbo Yu, Bao Wang, Hao Wang and Dan Wang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 535-540
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00760D

Understanding the influence of carboxylate substitution on the property of high-performance donor polymers in non-fullerene organic solar cells
Guofang Yang, Jing Liu, Lik-Kuen Ma, Shangshang Chen, Joshua Yuk Lin Lai, Wei Ma and He Yan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1360-1365
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00101D

Pyrolysis of metal–organic frameworks to hierarchical porous Cu/Zn-nanoparticle@carbon materials for efficient CO2 hydrogenation
Jingzheng Zhang, Bing An, Yahui Hong, Yaping Meng, Xuefu Hu, Cheng Wang, Jingdong Lin, Wenbin Lin and Yong Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2405-2409
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00328E

AIEgen bioconjugates for specific detection of disease-related protein biomarkers
Kok Chan Chong, Fang Hu and Bin Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00383A

Significance of π-bridge contribution in pyrido[3,4-b]pyrazine featured D–A–π–A organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Zhongjin Shen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Fabrizio Giordano, Yue Hu, Jianli Hua, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, He Tian and Michael Grätzel
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 181-189
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00119J

Improved fullerene-free polymer solar cells using a rationally designed binary mixed solution of an electron extracting layer
Monika Gupta, Dong Yan, Jiannian Yao and Chuanlang Zhan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1876-1883
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00311D

Imidazole and triazole head group-containing polydiacetylenes for colorimetric monitoring of pH and detecting HCl gas
Woolin Lee, Dayoung Lee, Ji-Yeong Kim, Songyi Lee and Juyoung Yoon
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 291-295
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00528H

An ambipolar azaacene as a stable photocathode for metal-free light-driven water reduction
Pei-Yang Gu, Zilong Wang, Fang-Xing Xiao, Zongqiong Lin, Rongbin Song, Qing-Feng Xu, Jian-Mei Lu, Bin Liu and Qichun Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 495-498
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00113K

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials for biosensing applications
Yanling Hu, Ying Huang, Chaoliang Tan, Xiao Zhang, Qipeng Lu, Melinda Sindoro, Xiao Huang, Wei Huang, Lianhui Wang and Hua Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 24-36
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00195E

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Welcome to Issue 12 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest MaterChemFront issue 12 is published online.

 

The front cover story, Self-organisation and characterisation of hierarchical structures in trimethyl β-cyclodextrin nano-films is contributed by S. Ogawa, K. Ashida, T. Kaneko and I. Takahashi. The inside cover features a story on On structure and phase transformation of uranium doped La2Hf2O7 nanoparticles as an efficient nuclear waste host by Maya Abdou, Santosh K. Gupta, Jose P. Zuniga and Yuanbing Mao.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
Huangtianzhi Zhu, Liqing Shangguan, Bingbing Shi, Guocan Yu and Feihe Huang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 2152-2174
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00314A

 

Gold nanoparticle layer: a versatile nanostructured platform for biomedical applications
Jingxian Wu, Yangcui Qu, Qian Yu and Hong Chen
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 2175-2190
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00449H

 

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Welcome to Issue 11 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest MaterChemFront issue 11 is published online.

 

The front cover story, Ultrafine molybdenum phosphide nanocrystals on a highly porous N,P-codoped carbon matrix as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction is contributed by Jin-Tao Ren, Lei Chen, Chen-Chen Weng and Zhong-Yong Yuan. The inside cover features a story on Hydrothermal synthesis and inkjet printing of hexagonal-phase NaYF4: Ln3+ upconversion hollow microtubes for smart anti-counterfeiting encryption by Shaowen Xie, Chao Tong, Haihu Tan, Na Li, Liang Gong, Jianxiong Xu, Lijian Xu and Changfan Zhang.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators
Liangliang Dong and Yue Zhao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1932-1943
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00363G

 

Engineering two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for wearable biomedical sensors and power devices
Xianyi Cao, Arnab Halder, Yingying Tang, Chengyi Hou, Hongzhi Wang, Jens Øllgaard Duus and Qijin Chi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1944-1986
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00356D

 

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Welcome to Issue 10 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 10 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Turn-on fluorescent probe with aggregation-induced emission characteristics for polyazoles is contributed by Yahui Zhang, Weiquan Xu, Lingwei Kong, Bingru Han, Zhengxu Cai, Jianbing Shi, Bin Tong, Yuping Dong and Benzhong Tang. The inside cover features a story on Bio-based oil gelling agent for effective removal of oil spills from the surface of water by Peng Lv, Sudong Yang and Peng-Cheng Ma.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Processing and manufacturing of graphene-based microsupercapacitors
Guofeng Zhang, Yuyang Han, Changxiang Shao, Nan Chen, Guoqiang Sun, Xuting Jin, Jian Gao, Bingxue Ji, Hongsheng Yang and Liangti Qu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1750-1764
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00270C

 

Hydrogels based on pH-responsive reversible carbon–nitrogen double-bond linkages for biomedical applications
Zhen Zhang, Chaoliang He and Xuesi Chen
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1765-1778
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00317C

 

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Welcome to Issue 9 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 9 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Thermo-responsive phase-transition polymer grafted magnetic FePt nanoparticles with tunable critical temperature for controlled drug release is contributed by . The inside cover features a story on Controlling the canonical/zwitterionic balance through intramolecular proton transfer: a strategy for vapochromism by Simon Pascal, Lucien Lavaud, Cloé Azarias, Gabriel Canard, Michel Giorgi, Denis Jacquemin and Olivier Siri.

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Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of distyrylanthracene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission
Juan Zhao, Zhihe Chi, Zhiyong Yang, Zhu Mao, Yi Zhang, Eethamukkala Ubba and Zhenguo Chi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1595-1608
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00130H

 

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Welcome to Issue 8 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 8 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Rational design of phosphonocarboxylate metal–organic frameworks for light hydrocarbon separations is contributed by . The inside cover features a story on Directionally assembled MoS2 with significantly expanded interlayer spacing: a superior anode material for high-rate lithium-ion batteries by Qilin Wei, Min-Rui Gao, Yan Li, Dongtang Zhang, Siyu Wu, Zonghai Chen and Yugang Suni.Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Following review type articles are included in current issue:
Recent progress in Zn-based anodes for advanced lithium ion batteries
Lei Wang, Guanhua Zhang, Quanhui Liu and Huigao Duan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1414-1435
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00125A

 

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Welcome to Issue 7 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 7 is published online.

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Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Defect electrocatalytic mechanism: concept, topological structure and perspective is contributed by The inside cover features a story on Seeking value from biomass materials: preparation of coffee bean shell-derived fluorescent carbon dots via molecular aggregation for antioxidation and bioimaging applications by Xinyue Zhang, Hui Wang, Chunhui Ma, Na Niu, Zhijun Chen, Shouxin Liu, Jian Li and Shujun Li.

 

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Welcome to Issue 6 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 6 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry is contributed by T. Akutagawa. The inside cover features a story on Generating a three-dimensional non-fullerene electron acceptor by combining inexpensive spiro[fluorene-9,90-xanthene] and cyanopyridone functionalities by Gajanan Kadam, Anuradha, Anubha Agarwal, Avinash Puyad, Duong Duc La, Richard A. Evans, Jingliang Li, Akhil Gupta and Sheshanath V. Bhosale.

 

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Following review type articles are included in current issue:
Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry
T. Akutagawa
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1064-1073

Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applicationsThe renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
Sravan Thota, Yongchen Wang and Jing Zhao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1074-1089

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Call for paper: Perovskite Materials and Devices web collection

We are pleased to announce that the following themed collection from Materials Chemistry Frontiers is now open for submissions!

Perovskite Materials and Devices

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018

Guest Editors

This themed collection aims to highlight recent research from all areas of the evolving field of perovskite-based materials and devices, including the theory, design and development of advanced materials and technologies, as well as the exploration of applications in photovoltaics, sensors, lasers and more.

Both Research Articles and Critical Reviews are welcome. Accepted articles will be published without delay to ensure a timely dissemination.

Materials Chemistry Frontiers article should demonstrate exciting chemistry in the synthesis and property studies of new materials. To find out more about the quality standard of the journal, read the web collections published so far from Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please get in touch with the Editorial Office (materchemfrontiersed@rsc.org) or the Guest Editors first, before the decision of commissioning a full paper can be made.

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Welcome to Issue 5 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Integration of aligned polymer nanofibers within a microfluidic chip for efficient capture and rapid release of circulating tumor cells is contributed by Yunchao Xiao, Mengyuan Wang, Lizhou Lin, Lianfang Du, Mingwu Shen and Xiangyang Shi. The inside cover features a story on Ultra-efficient and stable electro-optic dendrimers containing supramolecular homodimers of semifluorinated dipolar aromatics by Jieyun Wu, Bo Wu, Wen Wang, Kin Seng Chiang, Alex. K.-Y. Jen and Jingdong Luo.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

The renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
Fan Jia, Yongyan Deng and Jian Ji
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 830-834

Application of ordered nanoparticle self-assemblies in surface-enhanced spectroscopy
Jiaming Chen, Longhua Guo, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin and Tie Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 835-860

Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties
Zhiyong Yang, Zhihe Chi, Zhu Mao, Yi Zhang, Siwei Liu, Juan Zhao, Matthew P. Aldred and Zhenguo Chi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 861-890

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