Themed issue: Materials for molecular electronics and magnetism

We are pleased to announce a Journal of Materials Chemistry C themed issue ‘Materials for molecular electronics and magnetism’, honouring of Professor Jaume Veciana and Professor Concepció Rovira.

Guest edited by Fabio Biscarini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Eugenio Coronado (University of Valencia), Anna Painelli (University of Parma) and Masahiro Yamashita (Tohoku University), this issue aims to illustrate the current relevance of functional molecular materials in electronics and magnetism. This covers from the chemical design and manipulation of novel molecular materials with unprecedented control over their properties, even at the single-molecule level, to the possibilities opened by exploiting the unique features of these molecular systems in emerging fields such as bioelectronics and molecular spintronics.

This issue is a tribute to Jaume Veciana and Concepció Rovira, from the Institut de Ciencia dels Materials de Barcelona (Spain), in occasion of their 70th birthdays. Their intense work as chemists and materials scientists has led to seminal contributions in diverse areas of molecular electronics and magnetism.

A small selection of articles from the issue is provided below, and you can read all of the articles from the issue online.


Materials for molecular electronics and magnetism

Fabio Biscarini, Eugenio Coronado, Anna Painelli and Masahiro Yamashita

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10521–10523 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC90161C


Reviews and Perspectives

Solid-solution (alloying) strategies in crystalline molecular conductors

Marc Fourmigué

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10557–10572 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC02160E


Perspectives for polychlorinated trityl radicals

Imma Ratera, Jose Vidal-Gancedo, Daniel Maspoch, Stefan T. Bromley, Núria Crivillers and Marta Mas-Torrent

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10610–10623 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC02196F



Modulation of the electronic states and magnetic properties of nickel catecholdithiolene complex by oxidation-coupled deprotonation

So Yokomori, Shun Dekura, Akira Ueda, Reiji Kumai, Youichi Murakami and Hatsumi Mori

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10718–10726 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC01111A


Dysprosium–dianthracene framework showing thermo-responsive magnetic and luminescence properties

Qian Zou, Tao Shang, Xin-Da Huang, Qing-Qing Guo, Jia-Ge Jia, Song-Song Bao, Yi-Quan Zhang and Li-Min Zheng

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10749–10758 DOI: 10.1039/ D1TC01027A


Statics and dynamics of ferroelectric domains in molecular multiaxial ferroelectric (Me3NOH)2[KCo(CN)6]

Wei-Jian Xu,  Konstantin Romanyuk, Ying Zeng, Andrei Ushakov, Vladimir Shur, Alexander Tselev, Wei-Xiong Zhang, Xiao-Ming Chen,   Andrei Kholkin and João Rocha

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 10741–10748 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC01261D

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