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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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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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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!
All content is now free to read.

Front Cover:

See Xiao-Peng He, Tony D. James et al., pp. 61–64.
Image reproduced by permission of Tony D. James from Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 61.

Inside Cover:

See H. G. Zhao, A. Vomiero, F. Rosei et al., pp. 65–72.
Image reproduced by permission of F. Navarro-Pardo from Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 65.

The launch of Materials Chemistry Frontiers is the result of a joint venture between the Chinese Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, supported by the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences… …  As its name implies, Materials Chemistry Frontiers aims to publish high-quality work with great impact at the frontiers of materials research. The journal encourages multidisciplinary research with a spirit of collaboration. Emphasis will be given to conceptually new studies that may change our way of thinking… …” said by Editor-in-Chief Ben Zhong Tang in his editorial “Pushing forward the frontiers of materials research(Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 10-11).

We envision Materials Chemistry Frontiers to be the top level journal that brings the best materials research from China, Asian and rest of the world to the global audiences. And we kindly ask you to support the journal through your high quality submissions and contributions in this dynamic field of research.

We’re confident the quality and diversity of the journal content speak for themselves, so – with all articles published in volumes 1 and 2 free to access on registration – we invite you to decide for yourself.  Enjoy reading!

Higligjts from Issue 1 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Pushing forward the frontiers of materials research

Ben Zhong Tang

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 10-11

Ben Zhong Tang, Editor-in-Chief, introduces the inaugural issue of Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Meet the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 12-23

A massive thank you to all our Editorial Board and Advisory Board members!


Low-dimensional materials facilitate the conjugation between fluorogenic boronic acids and saccharides

Shi Guo, Jie Chen, Bi-Ying Cai, Wen-Wen Chen, Yu-Fei Li, Xiaolong Sun, Guo-Rong Chen, Xiao-Peng He and Tony D. James

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 61-64

The cover story shows that low-dimensional materials enhance the conjugation between fluorogenic phenylboronic acids and saccharides.


Nanofiber-supported CuS nanoplatelets as high efficiency counter electrodes for quantum dot-based photoelectrochemical hydrogen production

F. Navarro-Pardo, L. Jin, R. Adhikari, X. Tong, D. Benetti, K. Basu, S. Vanka, H. G. Zhao, Z. T. Mi, S. H. Sun, V. M. Castano, A. Vomiero and F. Rosei

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 65-72

In the inside cover story, a hybrid counter electrode based on copper sulfide/polymer nanofibers was developed for efficient and stable photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation.


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

A review on the recent progress on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterial-based biosensors, including optical sensors, electrochemical sensors, and bioelectronic sensors.


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

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 37-60

A review of graphene papers regarding their smart assembly, functionalization and applications in biomimetics, sensors and energy devices.




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