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Welcome to issue 1 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

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The front cover story, Towards monochiral carbon nanotubes: a review of progress in the sorting of single-walled carbon nanotubes is contributed by Dawid Janas. The inside cover features a story on Photothermal effect: an important aspect for the enhancement of photocatalytic activity under illumination by NIR radiation by Gururaj M. Neelgund and Aderemi Oki.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Recent progress in interface engineering of organic thin film transistors with self-assembled monolayers
Danqing Liu and Qian Miao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 11-21

Copper matrix nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes or graphene
Dawid Janas and Barbara Liszka
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 22-35

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Welcome to issue 12 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online 

The front cover story, Cyanopyridone flanked the tetraphenylethylene to generate an efficient, three-dimensional small molecule non-fullerene electron acceptor is contributed by Anushri Rananaware, Akhil Gupta, Gajanan Kadam, Duong Duc La, Ante Bilic, Wanchun Xiang, Richard A. Evans and Sheshanath V. Bhosale. The inside cover features a story on Improved microwave absorption and electromagnetic interference shielding properties based on graphene–barium titanate and polyvinylidene fluoride with varying content by Ao-Ping Guo, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Jia-Kang Qu, Shan-Wen Wang, Jia-Qiang Zhu, Guang-Sheng Wang and Lin Guo.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Design and effective synthesis methods for high-performance polymer semiconductors in organic field-effect transistors
Longxian Shi, Yunlong Guo, Wenping Hu and Yunqi Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2423-2456
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00169J

Designing hybrid architectures for advanced thermoelectric materials
Yun Zheng, Yubo Luo, Chengfeng Du, Beibei Zhu, Qinghua Liang, Huey Hoon Hng, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Jianwei Xu and Qingyu Yan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2457-2473
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00306D

Recent advances in AIEgen-based luminescent metal–organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks
Li Ma, Xiao Feng, Shan Wang and Bo Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2474-2486
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00254H

Late transition metal catalyzed α-olefin polymerization and copolymerization with polar monomers
Lihua Guo, Wenjing Liu and Changle Chen
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2487-2494
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00321H

Understanding and suppressing side reactions in Li–air batteries
Ying Liu, Liping Wang, Lujie Cao, Chaoqun Shang, Zhenyu Wang, Hongen Wang, Liqing He, Jingyi Yang, Hua Cheng, Jingze Li and Zhouguang Lu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2495-2510
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00353F

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Welcome to issue 11 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online

The front cover story, Photovoltaic performances of type-II dye-sensitized solar cells based on catechol dye sensitizers: retardation of back-electron transfer by PET (photo-induced electron transfer is contributed by Yousuke Ooyama, Kosuke Yamaji and Joji Ohshita. The inside cover features a story on Metal–organic frameworks meet polymer brushes: enhanced crystalline film growth induced by macromolecular primers by Matías Rafti, Juan A. Allegretto, Gustavo M. Segovia, Jimena S. Tuninetti, Juan M. Giussi, Elisa Bindini and Omar Azzaroni.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Recent advances in metal–nitrogen–carbon catalysts for electrochemical water splitting
Kaihua Liu, Haixia Zhong, Fanlu Meng, Xinbo Zhang, Junmin Yan and Qing Jiang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2155-2173
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00119C

Molecular conformation and packing: their critical roles in the emission performance of mechanochromic fluorescence materials
Can Wang and Zhen Li
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2174-2194
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00201G

Recent progress in the direct synthesis of hierarchical zeolites: synthetic strategies and characterization methods
Zhaohui Liu, Yingjie Hua, Jianjian Wang, Xinglong Dong, Qiwei Tian and Yu Han
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2195-2212
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00168A

Recent progress in conversion reaction metal oxide anodes for Li-ion batteries
Kangzhe Cao, Ting Jin, Li Yang and Lifang Jiao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2213-2242
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00175D

 

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Welcome to issue 10 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online

The front cover story,  Topology-guided functional multiplicity of iron(III)-based metal–organic frameworks is contributed by Erika Virmani, Ole Beyer, Ulrich Lüning, Uwe Ruschewitz and Stefan Wuttke.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Rhenium dichalcogenides (ReX2, X = S or Se): an emerging class of TMDs family
Muhammad Hafeez, Lin Gan, Arshad Saleem Bhatti and Tianyou Zhai
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1917-1932
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00373G

Approaches to high performance white organic light-emitting diodes for general lighting
Fangchao Zhao and Dongge Ma
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1933-1950
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00365F

Engineering the surface charge states of nanostructures for enhanced catalytic performance
Yu Bai, Hao Huang, Chengming Wang, Ran Long and Yujie Xiong
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1951-1964
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00020K

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Welcome to issue 9 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Aggregation-induced emission nanoparticles as photosensitizer for two-photon photodynamic therapy is contributed by Nuernisha Alifu, Xiaobiao Dong, Dongyu Li, Xianhe Sun, Abudureheman Zebibula, Deqing Zhang, Guanxin Zhang and Jun Qian. The inside cover features a story on Pt-embedded-CeO2 hollow spheres for enhancing CO oxidation performance by Ke Wu, Liang Zhou, Chun-Jiang Jia, Ling-Dong Sun and Chun-Hua Yan.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Research progress regarding Si-based anode materials towards practical application in high energy density Li-ion batteries
Jin-Yi Li, Quan Xu, Ge Li, Ya-Xia Yin, Li-Jun Wan and Yu-Guo Guo
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1691-1708
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00302H
Metal organic frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials
Lide Oar-Arteta, Tim Wezendonk, Xiaohui Sun, Freek Kapteijn and Jorge Gascon
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1709-1745
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00007C

 

 

 

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Most-read – What are the most read MCF articles from the last month?

We are delighted to share with you the top 20 most downloaded articles in Materials Chemistry Frontiers (MCF) during July 2017. Hope you find them an enjoyable reading!

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TOP 20 most read articles in MCF (July 2017)

01 New developments in non-fullerene small molecule acceptors for polymer solar cells
Ningning Liang, Wei Jiang, Jianhui Hou and Zhaohui Wang 
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00247A, Review Article 

02 Tuning the stacking behaviour of a 2D covalent organic framework through non-covalent interactions
F. Haase, K. Gottschling, L. Stegbauer, L. S. Germann, R. Gutzler, V. Duppel, V. S. Vyas, K. Kern, R. E. Dinnebier and B. V. Lotsch  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00378H, Research Article

03 Electrolytes for electrochemical energy storage

Lan Xia, Linpo Yu, Di Hu and George Z. Chen  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00169F, Review Article

04 Multifunctional silica nanoparticles as a promising theranostic platform for biomedical applications

Zhigang Xu, Xiaoqian Ma, Yong-E. Gao, Meili Hou, Peng Xue, Chang Ming Li and Yuejun Kang  
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00153C, Review Article

05 Tetraphenylfuran: aggregation-induced emission or aggregation-caused quenching?
Han Nie, Kun Hu, Yuanjing Cai, Qian Peng, Zujin Zhao, Rongrong Hu, Junwu Chen, Shi-Jian Su, Anjun Qin and Ben Zhong Tang 
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00343E, Research Article 

06 Thienobenzene-fused perylene bisimide as a non-fullerene acceptor for organic solar cells with a high open-circuit voltage and power conversion efficiency
Chen Zhang, Tao Liu, Weixuan Zeng, Dongjun Xie, Zhenghui Luo, Yanming Sun and Chuluo Yang 
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00194G, Research Article

07 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  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00195E, Review Article

08 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
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00348F, Review Article 

09 A bifunctional covalent organic framework as an efficient platform for cascade catalysis

Qi Sun, Briana Aguila and Shengqian Ma 
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00363J, Research Article

10 A supramolecular hydrogel with identical cross-linking point density but distinctive rheological properties

Chuang Li, Xu Zhou, Yu Shao, Ping Chen, Yongzheng Xing, Zhongqiang Yang, Zhibo Li and Dongsheng Liu  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00176A, Research Article

11 Nitrogen-doped porous carbon/graphene nanosheets derived from two-dimensional conjugated microporous polymer sandwiches with promising capacitive performance

Kai Yuan, Ting Hu, Yazhou Xu, Robert Graf, Lei Shi, Michael Forster, Thomas Pichler, Thomas Riedl, Yiwang Chen and Ullrich Scherf  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00012F, Research Article

12 Graphene papers: smart architecture and specific functionalization for biomimetics, electrocatalytic sensing and energy storage

Minwei Zhang, Chengyi Hou, Arnab Halder, Hongzhi Wang and Qijin Chi  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00145A, Review Article

13 Black phosphorus nanoparticles as a novel fluorescent sensing platform for nucleic acid detection

Ying Teng Yew, Zdeněk Sofer, Carmen C. Mayorga-Martinez and Martin Pumera  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00341A, Research Article

14 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, Research Article

15 The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry

Kyle E. Cordova and Omar M. Yaghi  
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00144D, Chemistry Frontier

16 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  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00150E, Review Article

17 Red-emitting AIEgen for luminescent solar concentrators

F. De Nisi, R. Francischello, A. Battisti, A. Panniello, E. Fanizza, M. Striccoli, X. Gu, N. L. C. Leung, B. Z. Tang and A. Pucci  
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00008A, Research Article

18 N-doped ZnO–MoS2 binary heterojunctions: the dual role of 2D MoS2 in the enhancement of photostability and photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation for tetracycline degradation

Suneel Kumar, Vipul Sharma, Kaustava Bhattacharyya and Venkata Krishnan  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00274A, Research Article

19 Halogenated conjugated molecules for ambipolar field-effect transistors and non-fullerene organic solar cells

Fan Yang, Cheng Li, Wenbin Lai, Andong Zhang, Hui Huang and Weiwei Li  
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00025A, Research Article

20 Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based hybrid materials and their applications

Hui Zhou, Qun Ye and Jianwei Xu  
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00062B, Review Article

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Welcome to issue 8 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

CO2 capture under humid conditions in metal–organic frameworks
Eduardo González-Zamora and Ilich A. Ibarra
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1471-1484
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00301J

Clinical application of polymeric micelles for the treatment of cancer
Aida Varela-Moreira, Yang Shi, Marcel H. A. M. Fens, Twan Lammers, Wim E. Hennink and Raymond M. Schiffelers
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1485-1501
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00289G

Recent development and understanding of polymer–nanocrystal hybrid solar cells
Zhaolai Chen, Xiaohang Du, Qingsen Zeng and Bai Yang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1502-1513
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00022G

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Welcome to issue 7 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

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
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00348F

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
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QM00247A

The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry
Kyle E. Cordova and Omar M. Yaghi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1304-1309
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00144D

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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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