Themed collection MCF Editors’ Recommendation
Design and effective synthesis methods for high-performance polymer semiconductors in organic field-effect transistors
Design and effective synthesis methods for high-performance polymer semiconductor-based OFETs.
Molecular conformation and packing: their critical roles in the emission performance of mechanochromic fluorescence materials
Mechanochromic fluorescence (MCF) materials are a sort of smart material whose photophysical properties are sensitive to mechanical stimulation, such as photoluminescence color, fluorescence quantum yield and emission lifetime.
Research progress regarding Si-based anode materials towards practical application in high energy density Li-ion batteries
Key aspects of Si-based anode materials towards practical applications.
Morphology control enables thickness-insensitive efficient nonfullerene polymer solar cells
Thermal annealing can be used to achieve thickness-insensitive non-fullerene polymer solar cells.
Highly efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials with reduced efficiency roll-off and low on-set voltages
Two carbazole and diphenylamine terminated D–A type molecules were developed as TADF materials, achieving highly efficient blue and green emitting devices with low on-set voltages and reduced efficiency roll-off.
In situ polymerized hyperbranched polymer reinforced poly(acrylic acid) hydrogels
A novel hyperbranched polymer reinforced poly(acrylic acid) hydrogel with high water swelling abilities was synthesized by one-step in situ polymerization.
High rate Li-ion storage properties of MOF-carbonized derivatives coated on MnO nanowires
Carbonized derivatives of ZIF-67 MOFs on MnO2 NWs are fabricated as high rate Li-ion storage anode materials.
Direct amination of the antiaromatic NiII norcorrole
The introduction of amino-substituents to an antiaromatic NiII norcorrole complex was accomplished regioselectively upon simple treatment with various amines without any catalysts. The optical and electrochemical properties of the amino norcorroles were substantially modulated by electron-donating amino groups.
Magnetic-field effects in ambipolar transistors based on a bipolar molecular glass
Magnetoresistance effects in ambipolar transistors based on a single amorphous organic thin-film.
Ternary silver chlorobromide nanocrystals: intrinsic influence of size and morphology on photocatalytic activity
The size and shape of ternary silver chlorobromide nanocrystals influence their optical absorption and photocatalytic activity.
High-quality organohalide lead perovskite films fabricated by layer-by-layer alternating vacuum deposition for high efficiency photovoltaics
Fabrication of efficient perovskite solar cells (with a high fill factor) using layer-by-layer alternating (LBLA) vacuum deposition with highly crystalline and uniform perovskite films.
Two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks for selective separation of CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2
Two 2D porous metal–organic frameworks for selective carbon dioxide separation have been reported.
Towards hydroxamic acid linked zirconium metal–organic frameworks
Solvent assisted linker exchange (SALE) is used to incorporate hydroxamic acid linkers in UiO-66.
High open-circuit voltage ternary organic solar cells based on ICBA as acceptor and absorption-complementary donors
A high open-circuit voltage of 0.98 V in ternary organic solar cells is achieved by using ICBA as an acceptor and two absorption-complementary donors.
Fabrication of core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow Fe3O4@carbon microboxes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
Fe3O4@C microboxes with core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow structures were synthesized, the core–shell microboxes exhibited high specific capacity, good rate performance, and exceptional cycling stability.
Different cell behaviors induced by stereochemistry on polypeptide brush grafted surfaces
Surface-grafted polyglutamate brushes with different main-chain chirality lead to different cell behaviors.
An anthracenecarboximide fluorescent probe for in vitro and in vivo ratiometric imaging of endogenous alpha-L-fucosidase for hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis
The AFU level in the HCC model of zebrafish can be mapped by using a novel single-fluorophore based ratiometric fluorescent probe.
Dicyanopyrazine capped with tetraphenylethylene: polymorphs with high contrast luminescence as organic volatile sensors
TPE-caped dicyanopyrazines with morphology dependent and reversible luminescence can be utilized as VOC sensors.
Flexible assembly of targeting agents on porous magnetic nano-cargos by inclusion complexation for accurate drug delivery
Porous magnetic nano-cargos with targeting folate molecules immobilized by inclusion complexation and large inner pores conjugated with anti-cancer drug doxorubicin have been demonstrated as a universal targeting drug delivery platform.
Triphenylamine-based donor–π–acceptor organic phosphors: synthesis, characterization and theoretical study
We have designed and synthesized donor (D) and acceptor (A) phosphors [D and A refer to the electron-donating and electron-withdrawing moieties, respectively] as yellow-emitting organic phosphors.
Monolithic hierarchical gold sponges for efficient and stable catalysis in a continuous-flow microreactor
A monolithic hierarchical Au sponge is prepared by the polymer-assisted metal deposition method, showing excellent catalysis in intermittent and continuous-flow fashions.
The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry
The field of reticular chemistry is rapidly expanding and, as is true for any emerging field, there exists ‘folklores’ that permeate through the scientific discourse. It is within this context that we seek to address these ‘folklores’ in order to provide the realities of reticular chemistry.
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Articles highlighted in this collection of ‘MCF Editors’ Recommendation’ represent some of the best work published on Materials Chemistry Frontiers. Editorial Board and Advisory Board members of the journal select their choice articles that they see as possessing significant novelty and a potential impact to the field.
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