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Welcome to issue 6 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Non-conjugated fluorescent molecular cages of salicylaldehyde-based tri-Schiff bases: AIE, enantiomers, mechanochromism, anion hosts/probes, and cell imaging properties  by Xiaohong Zhang, Jun Shi, Guangyu Shen, Fei Gou, Jinghui Cheng, Xiangge Zhou and Haifeng Xiang.

Following review articles are included in current issue:

Ordered mesoporous carbon and its applications for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
Ali Eftekhari and Zhaoyang Fan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1001-1027
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00298F

Recent progress in interfacial polymerization
Yongyang Song, Jun-Bing Fan and Shutao Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1028-1040
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00325G

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Welcome to issue 5 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Fabrication of core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow Fe3O4@carbon microboxes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries is contributed by Hao Tian, Hao Liu, Tianyu Yang, Jean-Pierre Veder, Guoxiu Wang, Ming Hu, Shaobin Wang, Mietek Jaroniec and Jian Liu. The inside cover features a story on All-organic luminescent nanodots from corannulene and cyclodextrin nano-assembly: continuous-flow synthesis, non-linear optical properties, and bio-imaging applications by Mihaiela C. Stuparu and his co-authors.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Low-temperature aqueous solution processed ZnO as an electron transporting layer for efficient perovskite solar cells
Junshuai Zhou, Xiangyue Meng, Xiangfeng Zhang, Xia Tao, Zhiguo Zhang, Jinsong Hu, Chunru Wang, Yongfang Li and Shihe Yang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 802-806
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00248J

Recent progress and advances in redox-responsive polymers as controlled delivery nanoplatforms
Xiaoyong Zhang, Lu Han, Meiying Liu, Ke Wang, Lei Tao, Qing Wan and Yen Wei
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 807-822
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00135A

 

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Welcome to issue 4 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Electrolytes for electrochemical energy storage  is contributed by Lan Xia, Linpo Yu, Di Hu and George Z. Chen. The inside cover features a story on Emission enhancement and application of synthetic green fluorescent protein chromophore analogs by Hongping Deng and Xinyuan Zhu.

Following review article is included in current issue:

Recent developments in III–V semiconducting nanowires for high-performance photodetectors
Lifan Shen, Edwin Y. B. Pun and Johnny C. Ho
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 630-645
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00279J

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Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor K. R. Justin Thomas, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Professor Zhen Li, Wuhan University

Professor Stephen Meech, University of East Anglia

Professor Joe Otsuki, Nihon University

Doctor Tsuneaki Sakurai, Kyoto University

Professor Yuya Tachibana, Gunma University

Professor Ben Zhong Tang, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Professor Bao Wang, Institute of Process Engineering

Doctor Nailiang Yang, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University

We would also like to thank the Materials Chemistry Frontiers board and the Materials Chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome to issue 3 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures: promising platforms for lithium-ion batteries by  Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Huan Wang, Ranbo Yu and Dan Wang.

Following review articles are included in current issue:

Recent advances in the synthesis of Janus nanomaterials of block copolymers
Renhua Deng, Fuxin Liang, Jintao Zhu and Zhenzhong Yang   
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 431-443
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00116E

Increasing the stability of Mg2(dobpdc) metal–organic framework in air through solvent removal
Jenny G. Vitillo and Silvia Bordiga   
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 444-448
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00220J

 

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Welcome to issue 2 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Nanoarchitectonics: a navigator from materials to life by Katsuhiko Ariga.

Following review articles are included in current issue:

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based hybrid materials and their applications
Hui Zhou, Qun Ye and Jianwei Xu   
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 212-230
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00062B

Revisiting one-dimensional TiO2 based hybrid heterostructures for heterogeneous photocatalysis: a critical review
Junyu Zhang, Guangcan Xiao, Fang-Xing Xiao and Bin Liu   
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 231-250
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00141F

Conducting polymer composites: material synthesis and applications in electrochemical capacitive energy storage
Jing Yang, Ying Liu, Siliang Liu, Le Li, Chao Zhang and Tianxi Liu   
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 251-268
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00150E

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International Conference Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17)

International Conference Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17) is to be held in Yokohama, Japan from 2nd to 4th February 2017. Solar energy conversion by low-cost and efficient photovoltaic devices is a steadily increasing its contribution in the global demand of renewable energy. Hybrid and organic solar cells are highly promising power sources due to their significant progress in efficiency and processing technology. A paradigmatic example are Perovskite-based hybrid solar cells that have demonstrated very high performance, reaching the efficiency shown by silicon-based solar cells. In addition, these hybrid solar cells present fascinating opportunities for scientific research and technological development. The main topics of this conference are related to material preparation, modelling and fabrication of hybrid and organic photovoltaic cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, organic thin film solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and perovskite solar cells. Building upon success of the previous HOPV conferences, Asia-Pacific International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17) in Yokohama will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics.

Topics to be covered by the conference:

  • Material synthesis and processing
  • Theoretical modelling of materials and devices
  • Device architecture and optimisation
  • Structural and functional characterisation
  • Material and device stability
  • Scale up and commercial development
  • Related applications, including tandem devices, optoetectronic devices, sensing devices, solar to fuel conversion, life cycle and environmental study

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to sponsor this conference and award 2 poster prizes.

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First Advance Articles from Materials Chemistry Frontiers

We are delighted to announce publication of the first Advance Articles from Materials Chemistry Frontiers, a collaborative journal developed by the Chinese Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry and endorsed by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science.


Stimuli responsive furan and thiophene substituted difluoroboron β-diketonate materials
William A. Morris, Tristan Butler, Milena Kolpaczynska and Cassandra L. Fraser
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00008H


Blue pyrene-based AIEgens: inhibited intermolecular π–π stacking through the introduction of substituents with controllable intramolecular conjugation, and high external quantum efficiencies up to 3.46% in non-doped OLEDs
Jie Yang, Le Li, Yun Yu, Zichun Ren, Qian Peng, Shanghui Ye, Qianqian Li and Zhen Li
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00014B


Self-healing alginate–gelatin biohydrogels based on dynamic covalent chemistry: elucidation of key parameters
Asja Pettignano, Marleen Häring, Luca Bernardi, Nathalie Tanchoux, Françoise Quignard and David Díaz Díaz
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00066E


A high-performance BaTiO3-grafted-GO-laden poly(ethylene oxide)-based membrane as an electrolyte for all-solid lithium-batteries
N. Angulakshmi, Goutam Prasanna Kar, Suryasarathi Bose, E. Bhoje Gowd, Sabu Thomas and A. Manuel Stephan
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00098C


Thiophene-derived polymer dots for imaging endocytic compartments in live cells and broad-spectrum bacterial killing
Kenath Priyanka Prasad, Aung Than, Nan Li, Mahasin Alam SK, Hongwei Duan, Kanyi Pu, Xinting Zheng and Peng Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00065G


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We are delighted to announce publication of the first Advance Articles [WL1] from Materials Chemistry Frontiers, a collaborative journal developed by the Chinese Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry and endorsed by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science.


[WL1]Link to MCF pub platform ‘recent articles’

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International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK)

International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) (IUPAC-PSK40) is to be held on October 4 – 7, 2016, at ICC Jeju, Jeju, Korea. This conference will be an attractive event with 5 plenary and more than 200 invited lectures by renowned speakers from all over the world. It will be an open forum for participants engaged in polymer synthesis, polymer physics, polymeric materials and polymer engineering. It will be a valuable chance to obtain insights and new perspectives for polymer science and engineering.

The main scientific programs of IUPAC-PSK40 include, but are not limited to:

1.Polymer Synthesis
2.Polymer Physics and Characterization
3.Polymer Rheology and Processing
4.Hybrid Materials and Composites
5.Smart Functional Polymers
6.Polymer Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
7.Energy Conversion and Storage
8.Polymers for Electronics and Photonics
9.Bio-related Polymers
10.Advanced Industrial Technology
11.Polymer Research at Korean National Laboratories (KIST and KRICT)

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to sponsor this conference and award 2 poster prizes.

The early registration deadline will  end on Aug 31, 2016. Conference Registration and Accommodation booking can be done via ONLINE REGISTRATION. More information about this exciting conference, please visit their WEBSITE!

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16th International Conference “Polymers and Organic Chemistry”

16th International Conference “Polymers and Organic Chemistry” is to be held on 13-16 June, 2016 in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. The conference is organized under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and under the auspices of the University of Crete. The main scope of the POC conference is to exchange information, results and advances among scientists working in the areas of polymer synthesis, characterization, and applications, with an eye towards organic chemistry.

The main thematic areas of POC-16 include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in polymer synthesis
  • Polymers for separations and environmental protection
  • Polymers in medicine, biochemistry and agriculture
  • Novel functional polymers
  • Polymers for catalysis and energy applications
  • Biocatalysis and polymers synthesis
  • Biopolymers and their applications
  • Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers, synthesis and applications
  • Polymers in Cultural Heritage

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to sponsor this conference and award 2 poster prizes.

More information about this exciting conference, please visit their WEBSITE!

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