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Themed collection 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF

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Contributors to the 1st Emerging Investigators collection

Materials Chemistry Frontiers profiles the contributors to the “Emerging Investigators” themed collection.

Graphical abstract: Contributors to the 1st Emerging Investigators collection
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Review Article

Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applications

This review discusses various synthetic methods of Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles and their plasmonic, catalytic and photothermal properties.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applications
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Review Article

Ultrathin two-dimensional metallic nanomaterials

This review provides a systematic introduction to the various synthesis routes as well as some main applications for two-dimensional metallic nanosheets, aiming to contribute to the choice of fabrication methods and studies in this domain.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin two-dimensional metallic nanomaterials
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Review Article

Self-assembled DNA nanomaterials with highly programmed structures and functions

This review provides an in-depth understanding and introduces recent progress in the design and applications of DNA nanomaterials which possess intriguing structures and functions.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled DNA nanomaterials with highly programmed structures and functions
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Review Article

Late transition metal catalyzed α-olefin polymerization and copolymerization with polar monomers

Recent developments on late transition metal catalyzed α-olefin polymerization and copolymerization with polar comonomers are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Late transition metal catalyzed α-olefin polymerization and copolymerization with polar monomers
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

A single palladium site catalyst as a bridge for converting homogeneous to heterogeneous in dimerization of terminal aryl acetylenes

Herein, we utilize the surface dangling bond of MOFs as anchoring sites to access single Pd sites embedded on a hollow MOF nanobox.

Graphical abstract: A single palladium site catalyst as a bridge for converting homogeneous to heterogeneous in dimerization of terminal aryl acetylenes
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Kinetically controlled assembly of cadmium chalcogenide nanorods and nanorod heterostructures

Through empirical determination of precursor consumption rates for growing nanorods, a comprehensive rubric for the colloidal synthesis of customizable nanorods and their heterostructures is established.

Graphical abstract: Kinetically controlled assembly of cadmium chalcogenide nanorods and nanorod heterostructures
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

A general strategy to simulate osmotic energy conversion in multi-pore nanofluidic systems

To get precise simulation for ion transport in porous nanofluidic systems, the influence of neighbouring nanopores should be seriously considered.

Graphical abstract: A general strategy to simulate osmotic energy conversion in multi-pore nanofluidic systems
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Calcium ion-assisted lipid tubule formation

Calcium ions at mM concentrations promote the self-assembly of SOPC lipids into inter-connected hollow lipid tubes.

Graphical abstract: Calcium ion-assisted lipid tubule formation
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Waterborne polyacrylates with thermally activated delayed fluorescence and two-state phosphorescence

Anthraquinone derivatives with N- and O-substitution are incorporated into waterborne polyacrylates as single-component polymers with both thermally activated delayed fluorescence and two-state phosphorescence.

Graphical abstract: Waterborne polyacrylates with thermally activated delayed fluorescence and two-state phosphorescence
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

PbI2 band gap engineering by gel incorporation

Band gap shifts of PbI2 were accomplished via gel incorporation, and the mechanism of these shifts was elucidated.

Graphical abstract: PbI2 band gap engineering by gel incorporation
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Poly(lactic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol) stereocomplexed physical hydrogels showing thermally-induced gel–sol–gel multiple phase transitions

A novel thermogel exhibiting unique thermally-induced gel–sol–gel multiple phase transitions was obtained by controlling the compositions of PLA/PEG copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Poly(lactic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol) stereocomplexed physical hydrogels showing thermally-induced gel–sol–gel multiple phase transitions
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Homologous Co3O4‖CoP nanowires grown on carbon cloth as a high-performance electrode pair for triclosan degradation and hydrogen evolution

High efficiency TCS degradation and H2 evolution are achieved simultaneously by an electrochemical method using the Co3O4 NWs/CC‖CoP NWs/CC electrode pair.

Graphical abstract: Homologous Co3O4‖CoP nanowires grown on carbon cloth as a high-performance electrode pair for triclosan degradation and hydrogen evolution
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

A novel small molecule based on naphtho[1,2-b:5,6-b′]dithiophene benefits both fullerene and non-fullerene solar cells

The all-round small molecule donor NDTR exhibited good photovoltaic performance in both fullerene and non-fullerene systems.

Graphical abstract: A novel small molecule based on naphtho[1,2-b:5,6-b′]dithiophene benefits both fullerene and non-fullerene solar cells
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Secondary-amine-functionalized isoreticular metal–organic frameworks for controllable and selective dye capture

Two new secondary-amine-functionalized isoreticular metal–organic frameworks exhibit selective cationic dye capture, metal-ion-dependent adsorption kinetics, and controllable dye release behaviours.

Graphical abstract: Secondary-amine-functionalized isoreticular metal–organic frameworks for controllable and selective dye capture
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Improving the moisture stability of perovskite solar cells by using PMMA/P3HT based hole-transport layers

In recent years, the performance of lead halide perovskite solar cells has increased dramatically, setting a record efficiency of 22.1%; however, their sensitivity towards water limits their utility and still needs to be addressed.

Graphical abstract: Improving the moisture stability of perovskite solar cells by using PMMA/P3HT based hole-transport layers
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Non-covalent molecular tweezer/guest complexation with Pt(II)⋯Pt(II) metal–metal interactions: toward intelligent photocatalytic materials

A novel supramolecular tweezering system has been developed for “on-demand” photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Non-covalent molecular tweezer/guest complexation with Pt(ii)⋯Pt(ii) metal–metal interactions: toward intelligent photocatalytic materials
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Hidden complexity of synergistic roles of Dopa and lysine for strong wet adhesion

Dopa and lysine are widely found in mussel foot proteins and are suggested to play synergistic roles in wet adhesion; yet, the detailed molecular mechanism remains unclear.

Graphical abstract: Hidden complexity of synergistic roles of Dopa and lysine for strong wet adhesion
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Thiophene-fused 1,10-phenanthroline toward a far-red emitting conjugated polymer and its polymer dots: synthesis, properties and subcellular imaging

A new far-red emitter based on a conjugated block copolymer was developed, leading to the formation of compact Pdots for specific subcellular imaging.

Graphical abstract: Thiophene-fused 1,10-phenanthroline toward a far-red emitting conjugated polymer and its polymer dots: synthesis, properties and subcellular imaging
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Synthesis and self-assembly of unconventional C3-symmetrical trisubstituted triphenylenes

Unconventional C3-symmetric triphenylenes bearing three amide groups at the 1-, 5-, and 9-positions were synthesized. Their self-assembly behavior was investigated in detail through adjustment of the length of the alkyl chains.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and self-assembly of unconventional C3-symmetrical trisubstituted triphenylenes
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Pyrolysis of metal–organic frameworks to hierarchical porous Cu/Zn-nanoparticle@carbon materials for efficient CO2 hydrogenation

Hierarchical structures of porous Cu/Zn@C materials via pyrolysis of Zn–Cu-BTC metal–organic frameworks give stable activity in the reverse water gas shift reaction, thanks to stabilization of the nanoparticles by carbon encapsulation.

Graphical abstract: Pyrolysis of metal–organic frameworks to hierarchical porous Cu/Zn-nanoparticle@carbon materials for efficient CO2 hydrogenation
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

3D coffee stains

The transition from 2D to 3D coffee stains was demonstrated and the 3D coffee stains enabled the construction of all-protein lasers.

Graphical abstract: 3D coffee stains
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
Research Article

Synergetic regulation of CO2 and light for controllable inversion of Pickering emulsions

A controllable Pickering emulsion was constructed via erasable synergetic regulation of CO2 and NIR light.

Graphical abstract: Synergetic regulation of CO2 and light for controllable inversion of Pickering emulsions
From the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators by MCF
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About this collection

Welcome to the inaugural Emerging Investigators themed collection of Materials Chemistry Frontiers. It showcases the very best research carried out by up-and-coming researchers working at the forefront of materials science.

New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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