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Themed collection In honour of Professor Robert H. Grubbs for his 50-year contributions in metathesis

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Review Article

Modification of proteins using olefin metathesis

Proteins are modified with small molecules and polymers via olefin metathesis reactions in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: Modification of proteins using olefin metathesis
Review Article

Polysaccharide-containing block copolymers: synthesis and applications

Chemical methods to generate polysaccharide-containing block copolymers are enabling these polymers to achieve their potential as sustainable materials in a variety of applications.

Graphical abstract: Polysaccharide-containing block copolymers: synthesis and applications
Review Article

Liquid-phase bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons

This review summarises the development of bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons in liquid phase and provides views on challenges in the field and the future outlook.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-phase bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons
Review Article

Phosphorescent and TADF polymers and dendrimers in solution-processed self-host organic light-emitting diodes: structure analysis and design perspectives

The relation between chemical structure and physical and electroluminescence properties for dendrimeric and polymeric emitters is examined; balanced charge transport is necessary for achieving the most efficient self-host devices with low efficiency roll-off.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent and TADF polymers and dendrimers in solution-processed self-host organic light-emitting diodes: structure analysis and design perspectives
Research Article

Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of a strained stilbene-based macrocyclic monomer

We report the synthesis of a new class of strained macrocycle that performs well in ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP).

Graphical abstract: Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of a strained stilbene-based macrocyclic monomer
Research Article

Fluoride-ion solvation in non-aqueous electrolyte solutions

Non-aqueous electrolytes comprising the fluoride ion are characterized using a variety of experimental and computational methods.

Graphical abstract: Fluoride-ion solvation in non-aqueous electrolyte solutions
Research Article

Redox-switchable olefin cross metathesis (CM) reactions and acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerizations

We show that redox-switchable catalysis may be used to control acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerizations and related cross metathesis (CM) reactions.

Graphical abstract: Redox-switchable olefin cross metathesis (CM) reactions and acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerizations
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About this collection

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to present this collection of articles in honour of Professor Robert H. Grubbs for his 50-year contributions in metathesis.

Professor Robert H. Grubbs, a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005, ushers in the 50-year anniversary of his independent research in 2019. He has made revolutionary contributions to the field of olefin metathesis and his work on catalysis and polymer chemistry has led to a wide range of applications.

Guest edited by Yan Xia (Stanford University), this themed collection aims to publish recent exciting developments in the synthesis, studies, and applications of organic, polymeric, and organometallic materials from diverse academic researchers who have previously worked or closely interacted with Prof. Grubbs.

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

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