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Themed collection 2018 Materials Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles

28 items
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Gold nanoparticle layer: a versatile nanostructured platform for biomedical applications
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Engineering two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for wearable biomedical sensors and power devices
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogels based on pH-responsive reversible carbon–nitrogen double-bond linkages for biomedical applications
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

Processing and manufacturing of graphene-based microsupercapacitors

Portable electronic devices and electric vehicles have greatly stimulated the development of micro-sized energy storage devices.

Graphical abstract: Processing and manufacturing of graphene-based microsupercapacitors
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of distyrylanthracene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in Zn-based anodes for advanced lithium ion batteries
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Defect electrocatalytic mechanism: concept, topological structure and perspective
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applications
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Application of ordered nanoparticle self-assemblies in surface-enhanced spectroscopy
Review Article

Optically active plasmonic resonance in self-assembled nanostructures

The raising of induced plasmonic chirality is approaching as assembled nanostructures are evolving.

Graphical abstract: Optically active plasmonic resonance in self-assembled nanostructures
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Figuration of bowl-shaped π-conjugated molecules: properties and functions
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin two-dimensional metallic nanomaterials
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled DNA nanomaterials with highly programmed structures and functions
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Antimony-based materials as promising anodes for rechargeable lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional second barrier layers for lithium–sulfur batteries
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Electrolyte-gated light-emitting transistors: working principle and applications
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Hybridization of metal–organic frameworks and task-specific ionic liquids: fundamentals and challenges
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Towards monochiral carbon nanotubes: a review of progress in the sorting of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Review Article

Copper matrix nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes or graphene

This review provides an in-depth overview of the production of Cu–nanocarbon composites.

Graphical abstract: Copper matrix nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes or graphene
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in interface engineering of organic thin film transistors with self-assembled monolayers
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: The renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Impact of molecular orientation on fluorescence emission enhancement in aggregates
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of open-cage fullerene C60 derivatives: impact of the extended π-conjugation
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule junctions of π molecules
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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.

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