Themed collection Materials Chemistry in Tianjin University
Materials chemistry research at Tianjin University
Wenping Hu, Zhen Li and Liqiang Li introduce the Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed collection on materials chemistry research at Tianjin University.
Stimuli-responsive behaviors of organic charge transfer cocrystals: recent advances and perspectives
Organic cocrystals, as an intelligent design strategy of functional materials, have received extensive attention in the scientific community over recent years. This review focuses on recent advances and perspectives of organic charge transfer cocrystals in the area of stimuli-response.
Surface-grafting polymers: from chemistry to organic electronics
This review comprehensively summarizes the recent progress in surface-grafting polymers, including their formation process and the utilization of surface-grafting polymers as functional materials of insulators, conductors and semiconductors in versatile organic electronic devices.
Application of organic–graphene hybrids in high performance photodetectors
High performance photodetectors play important roles in the improvement of innovative technologies in many fields, for instance, medicine, military, optical communication, environment monitoring, etc.
Porous organic polymers: a promising platform for efficient photocatalysis
This review summarizes the latest advances of porous organic polymers (POPs) focusing on their applications in photocatalysis, including photocatalytic chemical transformations, photodetoxification of pollutants from water, and water splitting.
The development of mechanoluminescence from organic compounds: breakthrough and deep insight
The organic mechanoluminescence (ML) happens at the crack surface under force, and the ML composition is becoming more complicated, extending from the normal fluorescence to phosphorescence, persistent room temperature phosphorescence and the photo-sensitive ML.
Frontiers in carbon dots: design, properties and applications
This review provides a state-of-the-art account on the design and properties of advanced functional carbon dots and their emerging applications ranging from optical and energy to biomedical fields.
Utilization and prospects of electrochemiluminescence for characterization, sensing, imaging and devices
This review summarizes the recent developments of a large number of chemiluminescent lumiphores and broad ECL applications.
Three-dimensional porous carbon materials and their composites as electrodes for electrochemical energy storage systems
This review describes the recent progress of 3D porous carbon materials and their composites as electrodes for electrochemical energy storage systems.
Sparks fly when AIE meets with polymers
The special structure of AIEgens facilitates the understanding and application of polymers.
The synthesis of composite powder precursors via chemical processes for the sintering of oxide dispersion-strengthened alloys
Chemical methods have significant advantages in preparing high-performance oxide dispersion-strengthened alloys.
Design strategies of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thin-film transistors
Four molecule design strategies of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thin-film transistors are summarized and discussed.
High-strength hydrogel-based bioinks
This review summarizes high-strength hydrogel-based bioinks, including general requirements for designing suitable high-strength hydrogel bioinks, and recent progress of 3D printed high-strength hydrogel scaffolds.
About this collection
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to publish a collection of review articles featuring the outstanding research and scientists in materials chemistry from Tianjin University. Topics discussed in this special collection include AIE-active polymers, organic mechanomlumiescence, Surface-grafting polymer, n-type conjugated polymers, nanosized composite powders, high-strength hydrogel-based bioinks, Carbon Dots, Organic-Graphene Hybrids and so on.
Guest Editors: Wenping Hu, Zhen Li and Liqiang Li (Tianjin University)
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