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Issue 1, 2019
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Design of solvent-free functional fluids via molecular nanoarchitectonics approaches

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Abstract

Solvent-free functional fluidic materials have recently attracted considerable attention owing to their high deformability and facile processability. The counterintuitive softness of functional organic molecules/materials that are intrinsically rigid, such as polycyclic hydrocarbons, aromatic macrocycles, fullerenes, and conjugated polymers, is a significant advantage towards various softness-oriented applications. For example, the development of optoelectronically active fluids has shifted the attention from hard matter-based devices that barely bend and stretch under actions required in flexible/stretchable electronics. This minireview presents a summary of the latest reports and current challenges of functional molecular/polymeric fluids from their molecular engineering approaches or the nanoarchitectonics of functional fluids to the state-of-the-art functions derived from the fluids.

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The article was received on 15 Nov 2018, accepted on 09 Jan 2019 and first published on 09 Jan 2019


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00092A
Citation: Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019,4, 78-90

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    Design of solvent-free functional fluids via molecular nanoarchitectonics approaches

    A. Shinohara, C. Pan, L. Wang and T. Nakanishi, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, 4, 78
    DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00092A

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