Themed collection 2018 Materials Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles
Gold nanoparticle layer: a versatile nanostructured platform for biomedical applications
Recent developments on fabrication methods and biomedical and biotechnology applications of gold nanoparticle layers (GNPLs) are reviewed.
Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
In this review, recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles is discussed.
Engineering two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for wearable biomedical sensors and power devices
Recent progress on two-dimensional layered nanomaterials supported wearable biomedical sensors and power devices is comprehensively reviewed.
Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators
Light-controlled liquid crystal polymer actuators using the photothermal effect are easy to make and capable of executing complex shape morphing or motion.
Hydrogels based on pH-responsive reversible carbon–nitrogen double-bond linkages for biomedical applications
This review outlines recent progress of pH-responsive hydrogels based on condensation reactions between nucleophiles and carbonyl groups for biomedical applications.
Processing and manufacturing of graphene-based microsupercapacitors
Portable electronic devices and electric vehicles have greatly stimulated the development of micro-sized energy storage devices.
Recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of distyrylanthracene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission
A panoramic review of the recent advances in the mechanofluorochromism of distyrylanthracene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties.
Recent progress in Zn-based anodes for advanced lithium ion batteries
Recent progress, including storage mechanisms, synthetic methods, advanced strategies and electrochemical performance of Zn-based anodes in LIBs, is reviewed.
Defect electrocatalytic mechanism: concept, topological structure and perspective
This review focuses on an in-depth understanding of carbon defects and an account of defective carbon-based materials for advanced electrocatalysis.
Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applications
This review discusses various synthetic methods of Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles and their plasmonic, catalytic and photothermal properties.
Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties
A panoramic review of the latest progress regarding mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties.
Application of ordered nanoparticle self-assemblies in surface-enhanced spectroscopy
In this review, we focused on the mechanisms of ordered nanoparticle assemblies and the strategies and applications of ordered assemblies for surface-enhanced spectroscopy.
Optically active plasmonic resonance in self-assembled nanostructures
The raising of induced plasmonic chirality is approaching as assembled nanostructures are evolving.
Figuration of bowl-shaped π-conjugated molecules: properties and functions
Synthesis, properties, and functions of bowl-shaped pi-conjugated molecules including a hetero atom-doped system are reviewed.
Ultrathin two-dimensional metallic nanomaterials
This review provides a systematic introduction to the various synthesis routes as well as some main applications for two-dimensional metallic nanosheets, aiming to contribute to the choice of fabrication methods and studies in this domain.
Self-assembled DNA nanomaterials with highly programmed structures and functions
This review provides an in-depth understanding and introduces recent progress in the design and applications of DNA nanomaterials which possess intriguing structures and functions.
Antimony-based materials as promising anodes for rechargeable lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries
The recent progress of Sb-based materials, including mechanisms, synthesis, design strategies and electrochemical performance for LIBs and SIBs, is reviewed.
Multifunctional second barrier layers for lithium–sulfur batteries
The introduction of a second barrier layer has been demonstrated to be an effective approach to fabricate high-performance Li–S batteries with enhanced cycling and rate performance.
Electrolyte-gated light-emitting transistors: working principle and applications
The material selection, working mechanism and target application in the development of electrolyte-gated light-emitting transistors are summarized.
Hybridization of metal–organic frameworks and task-specific ionic liquids: fundamentals and challenges
This critical review presents the fundamentals, challenges, and outlooks in MTHMs according to state-of-the-art progress and first-hand experience.
Towards monochiral carbon nanotubes: a review of progress in the sorting of single-walled carbon nanotubes
This review provides an in-depth overview of the sorting methods of carbon nanotubes.
Copper matrix nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes or graphene
This review provides an in-depth overview of the production of Cu–nanocarbon composites.
Recent progress in interface engineering of organic thin film transistors with self-assembled monolayers
This review introduces basic concepts and recent progress in self-assembled monolayers as a powerful tool for interface engineering of organic thin film transistors.
Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry
Dynamic molecular assemblies with protonic, ionic, and molecular motions can be coupled with intrinsic π-electronic functions, offering a new direction in the future of materials chemistry.
The renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
The local generation and intracellular release of NO is no less vital than improving the stability of carriers.
Impact of molecular orientation on fluorescence emission enhancement in aggregates
In addition to intramolecular effects, molecular orientations that curtail intermolecular energy transfer play a critical role in enhancing fluorescence in aggregates.
Synthesis and properties of open-cage fullerene C60 derivatives: impact of the extended π-conjugation
Novel open-cage fullerene C60 derivatives with extended π-conjugation bearing thiophene rings exhibit long wavelength absorption due to characteristic intramolecular charge transfer transitions.
Single-molecule junctions of π molecules
An investigation on a single-molecule junction reveals the intrinsic properties of a π molecule without the effect of intermolecular interaction and also uncovers its unique properties.
About this collection
Critical reviews and chemistry frontiers articles published in Materials Chemistry Frontiers during 2018 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.