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Functional conjugated organic molecules – A collection of articles from Frontiers Journals

We are delighted to share with you a collection of articles from Materials Chemistry Frontiers and Organic Chemistry Frontiers to showcase the key findings and breakthroughs in the field of functional conjugated organic molecules, including the synthesis of the conjugated systems, their properties and applications. This collection is free to access till Jun 19th 2020.

Reviews


Figuration of bowl-shaped π-conjugated molecules: properties and functions
Masaichi Saito, Hiroshi Shinokubo and Hidehiro Sakurai
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 635-661
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00593H

Design strategies of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thin-film transistors
Ying Sui, Yunfeng Deng, Tian Du, Yibo Shi and Yanhou Geng
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1932-1951
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00382G

Research articles


Modulation of luminescence chromic behaviors and environment-responsive intensity changes by substituents in bis-o-carborane-substituted conjugated molecules
Hiroki Mori, Kenta Nishino, Keisuke Wada, Yasuhiro Morisaki, Kazuo Tanaka and Yoshiki Chujo
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 573-579
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00486A

Enhancement of intra- and inter-molecular π-conjugated effects for a non-fullerene acceptor to achieve high-efficiency organic solar cells with an extended photoresponse range and optimized morphology
Ning Wang, Lingling Zhan, Shuixing Li, Minmin Shi, Tsz-Ki Lau, Xinhui Lu, Rafi Shikler, Chang-Zhi Li and Hongzheng Chen
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 2006-2012
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00318A

One-step rapid synthesis of π-conjugated large oligomers via C–H activation coupling
Shi-Yong Liu, Di-Gang Wang, Ai-Guo Zhong and He-Rui Wen
Org. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 653-661
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QO00960G

Folate-conjugated and pH-triggered doxorubicin and paclitaxel co-delivery micellar system for targeted anticancer drug delivery
Lijing Niu, Feiyan Zhu, Bowen Li, Lingling Zhao, Hongze Liang, Yinghua Yan and Hui Tan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1529-1538
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00217G

Influence of catalytic systems in Stille polymerization on the electrochromic performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymers
Wei Teng Neo, Qun Ye, Zugui Shi, Soo-Jin Chua and Jianwei Xu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 331-337
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00377C

Highly efficient transformation of linear poly(phenylene ethynylene)s into zigzag-shaped π-conjugated microporous polymers through boron-mediated alkyne benzannulation
Yoshiaki Shoji, Minsu Hwang, Haruka Sugiyama, Fumitaka Ishiwari, Kumiko Takenouchi, Ryota Osuga, Junko N. Kondo, Shigenori Fujikawa and Takanori Fukushima
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 807-814
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00582B

Conjugated molecular dyads with diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated backbones for single-component organic solar cells
Dongdong Xia, Fan Yang, Junyu Li, Cheng Li and Weiwei Li
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1565-1573
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00238C

Preparation of bright-emissive hybrid materials based on light-harvesting POSS having radially integrated luminophores and commercial π-conjugated polymers
Masayuki Gon, Keita Sato, Keigo Kato, Kazuo Tanaka and Yoshiki Chujo
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 314-320
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00518D

Fused donor–acceptor π-conjugated diazatruxenones: synthesis and electronic properties
Angela Benito-Hernández, Mardia T. El-Sayed, Juan T. López Navarrete, M. Carmen Ruiz Delgado and Berta Gómez-Lor
Org. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1748-1755
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QO00122G

Orthogonally arranged tripyrrin–BODIPY conjugates with an “edge to plane” mode
Chun-Liang Hou, Yuhang Yao, Da Wang, Jing Zhang and Jun-Long Zhang
Org. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 2266-2274
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QO00445A

Near-infrared light-induced shape memory, self-healable and anti-bacterial elastomers prepared by incorporation of a diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymer
Yaling Zhang, Shiwei Zhou, Kok Chan Chong, Shaowei Wang and Bin Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 836-841
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00104B

Increased conjugated backbone twisting to improve carbonylated-functionalized polymer photovoltaic performance
Tao Zhang, Cunbin An, Kangqiao Ma, Kaihu Xian, Changguo Xue, Shaoqing Zhang, Bowei Xu and Jianhui Hou
Org. Chem. Front., 2020,7, 261-266
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QO01251F

Pyridine-terminated low gap π-conjugated oligomers: design, synthesis, and photophysical response to protonation and metalation
Asmerom O. Weldeab, Lei Li, Seda Cekli, Khalil A. Abboud, Kirk S. Schanze and Ronald K. Castellano
Org. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 3170-3177
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QO00963E

Molecular modulation of fluorene-dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide-based conjugated polymers for enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation under visible light
Chunhui Dai, Xuezhong Gong, Xianglin Zhu, Can Xue and Bin Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 2021-2025
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00275D

Helicene-derived aggregation-induced emission conjugates with highly tunable circularly polarized luminescence
Chengshuo Shen, Fuwei Gan, Guoli Zhang, Yongle Ding, Jinghao Wang, Ruibin Wang, Jeanne Crassous and Huibin Qiu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020,4, 837-844
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00652D

Electrochemical doping engineering tuning of the thermoelectric performance of a π-conjugated free-standing poly(thiophene-furan) thin-film
Wenqian Yao, Lanlan Shen, Peipei Liu, Congcong Liu, Jingkun Xu, Qinglin Jiang, Guoqiang Liu, Guangming Nie and Fengxing Jiang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020,4, 597-604
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00542K

Conjugated oligomers with alternating heterocycles from a single monomer: synthesis and demonstration of electroluminescence
Sara Urrego-Riveros, Matthias Bremer, Jonas Hoffmann, Anne Heitmann, Thibault Reynaldo, Janek Buhl, Paul J. Gates, Frank D. Sönnichsen, Muriel Hissler, Martina Gerken and Anne Staubitz
Org. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 3636-3643
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QO00947G

The synthesis and properties of a new class of π-expanded diketopyrrolopyrrole analogs and conjugated polymers
Yazhou Wang, Yuchun Xu, Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Yaping Yu, Mingfei Xiao, Xiang Xue, Xinru Yang, Yongming Chen, Zhengke Li and Wan Yue
Org. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 2974-2980
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QO00645A

Wave-packet multi-scale simulations based on a non-linear tight-binding Hamiltonian for carrier transport in π-conjugated polymers
Tomofumi Tada
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1351-1359
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00591A

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Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019, 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.

 

Dr Laure Biniek, Institut Charles Sadron, ORCID: 0000-0002-7643-3713

Dr Zhen Li, Hubei University, ORCID: 0000-0002-7427-6777

Dr Gregory Pieters, CEA Saclay, ORCID: 0000-0002-3924-8287

Professor Andrea Pucci, University of Pisa, ORCID: 0000-0003-1278-5004

Professor Anjun Qin, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-7158-1808

Professor Kazuo Tanaka, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6571-7086

Dr Jiangyan Wang, Stanford University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6951-1296

Professor Shuangyin Wang, Hunan University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7185-9857

Professor Nailiang Yang, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-5708-8379

Dr Ying-Wei Yang, Jilin University, ORCID: 0000-0001-8839-8161

 

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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Materials Chemistry Frontiers board members participated in a panel discussion at the Northwestern University

On 6th Dec 2019, six Materials Chemistry Frontiers board members participated in a panel discussion of “Being Bold in STEM” at the Northwestern University. The panel was organized and moderated by Northwestern students. Three female scientists were featured and the other male scientists actively participated.

Panelist   Participants
Yu Huang

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Jiaxing Huang

Northwestern University, USA­

Emilie Ringe

University of Cambridge, UK

Kazuo Tanaka

Kyoto University, Japan

Marina A. Petrukhina

University at Albany, New York, USA

Guillaume Wantz

University of Bordeaux, France


Topics and Questions:

  • We often receive the message that it’s in our career interests to not “rock the boat” and speak out against the norms or status quo of our community. Do you agree with this, and to what extent?
  • Please share some examples in which you have used your voice to speak out against something that you disagreed with. Could be challenging a scientific concept or shutting down discrimination, etc.
  • Was there ever a time when “being bold” backfired for you? What did you learn from the situation?
  • How have you navigated pivots or new directions in your career?
  • How have you remained bold in the face of rejection?

Attendees:

Students and postdocs of Northwestern University

In the panel, the scientists addressed questions and shared how they had learned to be bold scientists, educators, and working professionals. Some suggested for students were, finding out what they were good at and building on that, being bold to talk to their professors, talking to the top players in the field when there was a chance and reaching out to more people. They also shared their own stories about being bold and confident. This Panel offered a great opportunity for students to interact with scientists and seek for advice on future development.

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Welcome to Issue 10 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 10 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, One-step preparation of multifunctional alginate microspheres loaded with in situ-formed gold nanostars as a photothermal agent is contributed by Fangli Hou, Yanhong Zhu, Qian Zou, Chun Zhang, Hong Wang, Yonggui Liao, Qin Wang, Xiangliang Yang and Yajiang Yang. The inside cover features a story on New-fangled sources of cellulose extraction: comparative study of the effectiveness of Cissus latifolia and Ficus benghalensis cellulose as a filler by Arunima Reghunadhan, Nayana G. Sivan, Shibina S. K., Siji K. Mary, Rekha Rose Koshy, Janusz Datta and Sabu Thomas.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Design strategies of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thin-film transistors
Ying Sui, Yunfeng Deng, Tian Du, Yibo Shi and Yanhou Geng
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1932-1951
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00382G

The synthesis of composite powder precursors via chemical processes for the sintering of oxide dispersion-strengthened alloys
Zhi Dong, Weiqiang Hu, Zongqing Ma, Chong Li and Yongchang Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1952-1972
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00422J

Stimuli-responsive nanocarriers constructed from pillar[n]arene-based supra-amphiphiles
Tangxin Xiao, Lijie Qi, Weiwei Zhong, Chen Lin, Ruibing Wang and Leyong Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1973-1993
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00428A

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Multimicelle aggregate mechanism for spherical multimolecular micelles: from theories, characteristics and properties to applications
Meiwei Qi and Yongfeng Zhou
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1994-2009
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00442D

Selenium-containing supra-amphiphiles
Wei Cao and Huaping Xu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 2010-2017
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00419J

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Welcome to Issue 9 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 9 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity is contributed by Ya Su, Siyu Lu, Pengli Gao, Min Zheng and Zhigang Xie. The inside cover features a story on Groove-assisted solution growth of lead bromide perovskite aligned nanowires: a simple method towards photoluminescent materials with guiding light properties by Isabelle Rodriguez, Roberto Fenollosa, Fernando Ramiro-Manzano, Rocío García-Aboal, Pedro Atienzar and Francisco J. Meseguer.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Phosphorescent and TADF polymers and dendrimers in solution-processed self-host organic light-emitting diodes: structure analysis and design perspectives
Samik Jhulki, Matthew W. Cooper, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1699-1721
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00188C

Biomolecule-assisted synthesis and functionality of metal nanoclusters for biological sensing: a review
Baojuan Wang, Ming Zhao, Mujahid Mehdi, Guangfeng Wang, Peng Gao and Ke-Qin Zhang
Mater. Chem. Front.
, 2019,3, 1722-1735
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00165D

High-strength hydrogel-based bioinks
Fei Gao, Changshun Ruan and Wenguang Liu
Mater. Chem. Front.
, 2019,3, 1736-1746
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00373H

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Welcome to Issue 8 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 8 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Fluorescent thermometer based on a quinolinemalononitrile copolymer with aggregation-induced emission characteristics is contributed by Jinfeng Yang, Kaizhi Gu, Chuanxing Shi, Meng Li, Ping Zhao and Wei-Hong Zhu. The inside cover features a story on Drastic photoluminescence modulation of an organic molecular crystal with high pressure by Junjie Guan, Chunfang Zhang, Dexiang Gao, Xingyu Tang, Xiao Dong, Xiaohuan Lin, Yajie Wang, Xinxin Wang, Lin Wang, Hyun Hwi Lee, Jialiang Xu, Haiyan Zheng, Kuo Li and Ho-kwang Mao.

Following review type article is included in current issue:

 

Fluorescent gels: a review of synthesis, properties, applications and challenges
Yuqiong Li, David James Young and Xian Jun Loh
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1489-1502
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00127A

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Welcome to Issue 7 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 7 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Laser-induced synthesis of ZIF-67: a facile approach for the fabrication of crystalline MOFs with tailored size and geometry is contributed by Erick L. Ribeiro, Seyyed Ali Davari, Sheng Hu, Dibyendu Mukherjee and Bamin Khomami. The inside cover features a story on Exploring the microscopic mechanism of pseudocapacitance with electronic structures in monolayer 1T-MoS2 electrodes for supercapacitors by Zhenzhou Zhang, Maokun Wu, Lijing Wang, Jin Wang, Yahui Cheng, Luyan Li, Hong Dong, Hui Liu, Zhanglian Hong, Kyeongjae Cho, Feng Lu, Weichao Wang and Wei-Hua Wang.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

Carbon-based materials for lithium-ion capacitors
Xiaojun Wang, Lili Liu and Zhiqiang Niu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1265-1279
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00062C

Perfluorocyclobutyl-based polymers for functional materials
Junfeng Zhou, Yangqing Tao, Xiaoyao Chen, Xingrong Chen, Linxuan Fang, Yuanqiang Wang, Jing Sun and Qiang Fang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1280-1301
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00001A

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Welcome to Issue 6 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 6 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, An AIE fluorescent switch with multi-stimuli responsive properties and applications for quantitatively detecting pH value, sulfite anion and hydrostatic pressure is contributed by Tingting Lin, Xing Su, Kai Wang, Minjie Li, Hongwei Guo, Lulu Liu, Bo Zou, Yu-Mo Zhang, Yifei Liu and Sean Xiao-An Zhang. The inside cover features a story on Evolution of white organic light-emitting devices: from academic research to lighting and display applications by Yongming Yin, Muhammad Umair Ali, Wenfa Xie, Huai Yang and Hong Meng.

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

 

Following review type article is included in current issue:

 

Intrinsically stretchable conductors and interconnects for electronic applications
Quan Zhang, Jiajie Liang, Yi Huang, Huiyu Chen and Rujun Ma
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,3, 1032-1051
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00055K

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Welcome to Issue 5 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 5 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Hypersonic poration of supported lipid bilayers is contributed by Yao Lu, Jurriaan Huskens, Wei Pang and Xuexin Duan. The inside cover features a story on Real-time naked-eye recognizable temperature monitoring based on Ho3+ (or Tm3+)-activated NaYF4 upconversion nanowires via visual multicolor alteration by Dongdong Li, Wen-Yong Lai, Xiaoqin Shen, Qiyue Shao and Wei Huang.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

Structural colors in metasurfaces: principle, design and applications
Bo Yang, Hua Cheng, Shuqi Chen and Jianguo Tian
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 750-761
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00043G

Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications
Md. Monarul Islam, Zhen Hu, Qingsong Wang, Carl Redshaw and Xing Feng
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 762-781
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9QM00090A

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Welcome to Issue 4 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2019!

The latest MaterChemFront issue 4 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, 4,5-Diaminophthalimides: highly efficient solid-state fluorophores and turn-on type fluorescent probes for hydrazine is contributed by Masaki Shimizu, Tomokazu Tamagawa and Kenta Nishimura. The inside cover features a story on Rational design and facile preparation of maleimide-based functional materials for imaging and optoelectronic applications by Ze Yang, Yun Guo, Shu-Lun Ai, Su-Xiao Wang, Jin-Zhi Zhang, Yue-Xing Zhang, Qi-Chao Zou and Hang-Xing Wang.

Graphical abstract: Inside front cover

 

 

 

Following review type article is included in current issue:

Biodegradable metallic bone implants
Cijun Shuai, Sheng Li, Shuping Peng, Pei Feng, Yuxiao Lai and Chengde Gao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 544-562
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00507A

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