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Themed collection Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday

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Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Multiscale engineering of functional organic polymer interfaces for neuronal stimulation and recording

From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Two dimensional semiconducting polymers

Synthetic chemistry towards two-dimensional semiconducting polymers (2DSPs) with planar π-conjugated structures is reviewed and their unique chemical and physical properties derived from the extended π-conjugation are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Two dimensional semiconducting polymers
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Recent advances of stable Blatter radicals: synthesis, properties and applications

Radicals, organic molecules with unpaired electrons, are applied across different scientific disciplines such as electronics, energy storage and biochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of stable Blatter radicals: synthesis, properties and applications
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Structured and functionalized organic semiconductors for chemical and biological sensors based on organic field effect transistors

This review gives an overview of strategies to tailor organic semiconductors with designed physical structures and chemical functionalities for development of chemical and biological sensors based on organic field effect transistors.

Graphical abstract: Structured and functionalized organic semiconductors for chemical and biological sensors based on organic field effect transistors
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Recent advances in high-performance organic solar cells enabled by acceptor–donor–acceptor–donor–acceptor (A–DA′D–A) type acceptors

In this review, we focus on the recent advances in organic solar cells enabled by A–DA′D–A type acceptors and summarize the correlation between molecular structure, molecular packings, optoelectronic properties, and photovoltaic performance.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in high-performance organic solar cells enabled by acceptor–donor–acceptor–donor–acceptor (A–DA′D–A) type acceptors
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Two-dimensional halide perovskites featuring semiconducting organic building blocks

A timely review of recent exciting progress is provided regarding the molecular design, optical characterization, and device fabrications of novel 2D halide perovskite materials incorporating functional organic semiconducting building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional halide perovskites featuring semiconducting organic building blocks
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Review Article

Recent progress in well-defined higher azaacenes (n ≥ 6): synthesis, molecular packing, and applications

In this review, we will focus on the recent progress in the synthetic strategies, photo-electronic properties, molecular packing modes and applications of azaacenes (n ≥ 6) with single-crystal structures.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in well-defined higher azaacenes (n ≥ 6): synthesis, molecular packing, and applications
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

An oxygen heterocycle-fused fluorene based non-fullerene acceptor for high efficiency organic solar cells

A new acceptor–donor–acceptor (A–D–A) small molecule acceptor, named FCO-2F, is designed and synthesized based on the previous acceptor F-H.

Graphical abstract: An oxygen heterocycle-fused fluorene based non-fullerene acceptor for high efficiency organic solar cells
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Open Access Research Article

Protonic acid doping of low band-gap conjugated polyions

Conjugated polyions (CPIs) offer synthetic tunability and selective processing into insulating, semiconducting and metallic states simply by controlling acidity.

Graphical abstract: Protonic acid doping of low band-gap conjugated polyions
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

Fluoro-alkyl substituted isothianaphthene bisimides as stable n-type semiconductors

Two fluoro-alkyl substituted isothianaphthene bisimide materials with high solubility and their applications in stable n-type OTFTs are demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Fluoro-alkyl substituted isothianaphthene bisimides as stable n-type semiconductors
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

Understanding of copolymers containing pyridine and selenophene simultaneously and their polarity conversion in transistors

Two n-type pyridine and selenophene-containing polymers were synthesized and the structure–property relationships were investigated, followed by polarity switching from ambipolarity to unipolar characteristics via the doping method.

Graphical abstract: Understanding of copolymers containing pyridine and selenophene simultaneously and their polarity conversion in transistors
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

The importance of sulfonate to the self-doping mechanism of the water-soluble conjugated polyelectrolyte PCPDTBT-SO3K

In-depth understanding of the doped and de-doped states of CPE-K, a unique, water-soluble, highly conductive polymer.

Graphical abstract: The importance of sulfonate to the self-doping mechanism of the water-soluble conjugated polyelectrolyte PCPDTBT-SO3K
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

Anthracene derivative based multifunctional liquid crystal materials for optoelectronic devices

A liquid crystal molecule with versatile properties, like the indicators of a clock, shows various applications.

Graphical abstract: Anthracene derivative based multifunctional liquid crystal materials for optoelectronic devices
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
Research Article

Perylene monoimide and naphthalene-annulated [3,3,3]propellanes: synthesis and device applications

3D polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are synthesized, and their applications for organic field-effect transistors and organic light-emitting diodes are explored.

Graphical abstract: Perylene monoimide and naphthalene-annulated [3,3,3]propellanes: synthesis and device applications
From the themed collection: Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday
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About this collection

Welcome to Materials Chemistry Frontiers special collection celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday.

Professor Fred Wudl is one of the pioneers of the modern organic materials chemistry, and has made a great contribution and achieved several milestones for this area, including the pioneering works of organic conductors for TCNQ/TTF, OPV’s PCBM etc. Contributed by Professor Wudl’s former co-workers and friends, this special collection covers all aspects of organic semiconductors including synthesis and theoretical investigation as well as their properties or applications related to display technologies, optical materials, magnetics and electronics.

Guest Editors: Qichun Zhang (Nanyang Technical University), Dmitrii Perepichka (McGill University), Hong Meng (Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School) and Yongsheng Chen (Nankai University)

More articles will be added as soon as they are published.

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