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Themed collection Most downloaded articles of 2017: Materials Chemistry and Nanoscience

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Fully conjugated ladder polymers

Syntheses, properties and applications of fully conjugated ladder polymers are reviewed, together with an outlook to future opportunities and challenges.

Graphical abstract: Fully conjugated ladder polymers
From the themed collection: Editors’ Choice Collection
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Immunological properties of gold nanoparticles

This review summarizes what is known about the application of gold nanoparticles as an antigen carrier and adjuvant in immunization for the preparation of antibodies in vivo and evaluating their potential for the development of effective vaccines.

Graphical abstract: Immunological properties of gold nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Most Impactful Nanoscience Articles
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Antibody fragments as nanoparticle targeting ligands: a step in the right direction

Recent advances in nanomedicine have shown that dramatic improvements in nanoparticle therapeutics and diagnostics can be achieved through the use of disease specific targeting ligands.

Graphical abstract: Antibody fragments as nanoparticle targeting ligands: a step in the right direction
From the themed collection: Most Impactful Nanoscience Articles
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Supramolecular assembly of a phosphole-based moiety into nanostructures dictated by alkynylplatinum(II) terpyridine complexes through non-covalent Pt⋯Pt and π–π stacking interactions: synthesis, characterization, photophysics and self-assembly behaviors

A new class of platinum(II) terpyridine complexes with a phosphole-derived bridging alkynyl ligand have been prepared.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular assembly of a phosphole-based moiety into nanostructures dictated by alkynylplatinum(ii) terpyridine complexes through non-covalent Pt⋯Pt and π–π stacking interactions: synthesis, characterization, photophysics and self-assembly behaviors
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
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Direct heteroarylation polymerization: guidelines for defect-free conjugated polymers

New phosphine-based ligands and DFT calculations for defect-free conjugated polymers by direct (hetero)arylation polymerization (DHAP).

Graphical abstract: Direct heteroarylation polymerization: guidelines for defect-free conjugated polymers
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Multi-stimuli responsive and multi-functional oligoaniline-modified vitrimers

Introducing oligoaniline into a vitrimer resulted in a smart material that simultaneously responds to six different stimuli and performs six different functions.

Graphical abstract: Multi-stimuli responsive and multi-functional oligoaniline-modified vitrimers
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Indolo[3,2-b]indole-based crystalline hole-transporting material for highly efficient perovskite solar cells

A fluorinated indolo[3,2-b]indole (IDID) derivative is prepared as a crystalline hole transporting material for perovskite solar cells. A fluorinated IDID backbone enables a tight molecular stacking by π–π interaction. The device fabricated using IDIDF exhibits a PCE of 19%.

Graphical abstract: Indolo[3,2-b]indole-based crystalline hole-transporting material for highly efficient perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Perovskites march on
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About this collection

We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most downloaded Chemical Science articles of 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in Chemical Science this year. These articles highlight exciting and impactful research across a broad range of subject areas, consisting of analytical chemistry, chemical biology, catalysis, energy, inorganic chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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