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CCL   2018 29( 02)  Published: 22 February 2018
 
Editorial
Functional molecular materials
Jialiang Xu, Chengfen Xing, Xian-He Bu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 217-218   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2018.01.009
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Reviews
Recent advances in the design of dopant-free hole transporting materials for highly efficient perovskite solar cells
Xianglang Sun, Dongbing Zhao, Zhong'an Li
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 219-231   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.038
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This review gives an overview of the latest advances in dopant-free hole transporting materials (HTMs) for perovskite solar cells and discusses the new molecular design strategies towards efficient and stable dopant-free HTMs.
Carbonyl polymeric electrode materials for metal-ion batteries
Mi Tang, Hongyang Li, Erjing Wang, Chengliang Wang
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 232-244   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.005
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This review presents the recent progress in carbonyl polymeric electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and magnesiumion batteries. This comprehensive review is expected to be helpful for arousing more interest of organic materials for metal-ion batteries and designing novel battery materials with high performance.
Recent progress in organic mechanoluminescent materials
Bao-Hua Di, Yu-Lan Chen
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 245-251   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.043
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This review provides a brief overview of the recent research progress of pure organic mechanoluminescence. Depending on whether the external light excitation is required, mechano-responsive conjugated molecules with mechanofluorochromic and triboluminescent properties are discussed respectively. Challenges and opportunities in this specific research area are proposed as well.
Nanostructured perovskite oxides as promising substitutes of noble metals catalysts for catalytic combustion of methane
Ji Yang, Yanbing Guo
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 252-260   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.013
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In this review, we summarize the recent development of nanostructured perovskite oxide catalysts for methane combustion, and shed some light on the rational design of high efficient nanostructured perovskite catalysts via lattice oxygen activation, lattice oxygen mobility and materials morphology engineering.
Anion-π interactions: From concept to application
Xiaonan Kan, Hui Liu, Qingyan Pan, Zhibo Li, Yingjie Zhao
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 261-266   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.042
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The anion-π functional systems especially anion-π catalysis and self-assembly were highlighted and summarized together with several solid and recent examples of host-guest recognition. These applications suggest that the great potential of these new interactions.
Communications
Sulfur speciation defined subcellular localization of coumarin derivatives: Correlation of structural relationship to biological behaviors
Hao-Yan Yin, Juan Tang, Jun-Long Zhang
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 267-270   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.10.007
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Modulating the speciation of sulfur containing functional group could alter the subcellular localization of a series thiomorpholine incorporated coumarins.
Diamine anchored molecular junctions of oligo(phenylene ethynylene) cruciform
Yuqing Liu, Marco Santella, Zhiqiang Fan, Xintai Wang, Xiangwei Jiang, Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Kasper Nørgaard, Bo W. Laursen, Jingbo Li, Zhongming Wei
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 271-275   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.034
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Using diamine as anchoring group, the self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) based on oligo(phenylene ethynylene)s (OPEs) and cruciform OPEs with an extended tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) (OPE3 and OPE3-TTF) were successfully formed on the Au substrate and then utilized in molecular junctions by conductingprobe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM).
The gelation rule of the polyol acetal derivatives in binary solvent mixtures
Nan-Xiang Zhang, Peng Lin, Jing-Jing Li, Jia-Hui Liu, Bao Zhang, Jian Song
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 276-280   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.06.005
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The tendency of a gelator to gel in mixed solvents is strongly correlated with its gelation behaviors in the corresponding single solvents.
Controlling the gelation temperature of biomimetic polyisocyanides
Paul H. J. Kouwer, Paula de Almeida, Onno ven den Boomen, Zaskia H. Eksteen-Akeroyd, Roel Hammink, Maarten Jaspers, Stijn Kragt, Mathijs F. J. Mabesoone, Roeland J. M. Nolte, Alan E. Rowan, Martin G. T. A. Rutten, Vincent A. A. Le Sage, Daniël C. Schoenmakers, Chengfen Xing, Jialiang Xu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 281-284   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.11.002
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The gelation temperature and mechanical properties of aqueous ethylene glycol-decorated polyisocyanide solutions strongly depends on the length of the glycol tail. Copolymerisation of monomers with different tail lengths allows for precise engineering of the gel properties.
Triethylammonium picrate: An above-room-temperature phase transition material to switch quadratic nonlinear optical properties
Muhammad Adnan Asghar, Jing Zhang, Shiguo Han, Zhihua Sun, Chengmin Ji, Aurang Zeb, Junhua Luo
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 285-288   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.10.016
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Quadratic nonlinear optical properties of the picrate-based molecular crystal have been switched using the order-disorder phase transition, which opens up a potential way to design stimuli-responsive materials.
Organic dyes containing fused acenes as building blocks: Optical, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties
Peng Gao, Hoi Nok Tsao, Joel Teuscher, Michael Grätzel
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 289-292   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.056
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Fused-acenes are important building blocks for D-p-A sensitizers. The small change in substituted heteroatoms influence the behavior of the sensitizers dramatically.
Synthesis and red electroluminescence of a dimesityl-functionalized bistetracene
Guixia Zhai, Changting Wei, Shulian Chen, Xiaomeng Yin, Jinchong Xiao, Wenming Su
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 293-296   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.10.035
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The single crystal analysis of the as-prepared 8,16-dimesityltetraceno[2,1,12,11-opqra]tetracene (DMTA) suggests that the parent bistetracene backbone is almost in a plane without any intermolecular p-stacking interaction. The fabricated devices based on DMTA as an emitter exhibit a maximum brightness of 632 cd/m2 at 14.7 V with the CIE coordinate of (0.623, 0.349).
Strong optical nonlinearities of self-assembled polymorphic microstructures of phenylethynyl functionalized fluorenones
Xinyue Li, Sergey Semin, Leandro A. Estrada, Chunqing Yuan, Yulong Duan, Jonathan Cremers, Paul Tinnemans, Paul Kouwer, Alan E. Rowan, Theo Rasing, Jialiang Xu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 297-300   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.11.001
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The polymorphs of a phenylethynyl functionalized fluorenone derivative, and their controlled self-assembly for microstructures with different morphologies have been studied. These polymorphic microcrystals exhibit very distinctive NLO properties, which are highly correlated to their electronic and supramolecular structures.
Redox-responsive polymer prodrug/AgNPs hybrid nanoparticles for drug delivery
Liang Qiu, Linfei Zhao, Chengfen Xing, Yong Zhan
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 301-304   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.048
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The redox-responsive hybrid nanoparticles of P(MACPTS-co-MAGP)@AgNPs is developed for drug delivery and fluorescence monitoring of the drug release by applying the NSET-based strategy.
Cationic conjugated polymers as signal reporter for label-free assay based on targets-mediated aggregation of perylene diimide quencher
Limin Guo, Ziqi Zhang, Yanli Tang
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 305-308   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.032
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Herein, we reported a cationic conjugated polymers-based new biosensor with label-free and fluorescence turn-on strategy by virtue of targets regulated aggregation and quenching ability of perylene diimide derivatives.
Solvent-tuned polyoxometalate-based supramolecular hybrids constructed from different metal-organic motifs: Various structures and adsorption properties for dyes
Shan Zhang, Xiang Wang, Hui-Xiu Zhang, Zi-Hui Zhao, Xiu-Li Wang
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 309-312   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.044
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Three polyoxometalate-based supramolecular hybrids with different metal-organic motifs have been synthesized by tuning the solvents, which show various adsorption activities for different organic dyes.
Homogentisic acid γ-lactone suppresses the virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by quenching its quorum sensing signal molecules
Shuihong Li, Polly H. M. Leung, Xinya Xu, Chunhui Wu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 313-316   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.052
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Homogentisic acid γ-lactone exhibited excellent anti-quorum sensing (QS) and anti-biofilm activities against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Moreover, it suppressed the QS-dependent virulence factors in P. aeruginosa by quenching its QS signal molecules.
Preparation and properties of zirconia nanotube-supported 12-tungstophosphoric acid catalyst
Xixin Wang, Changyun Lu, Liyuan Gong, Hongli Hu, Xiaojing Yang, Jianling Zhao
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 317-320   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.047
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Zirconia nanotube-supported H3PW12O40 (HPW) catalysts exhibit high catalytic activities in the synthesis of fatty acid ethyl ester.
Tunable white-light emission of lanthanide(III) hybrid material based on hectorite
Jiahui Ma, Tianren Wang, Caixia Liu, Huanrong Li
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 321-324   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.010
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Lanthanide(III) luminescent hybrid materials based on the layered hectorite have been successfully prepared, showing tunable emission colors as well as white light by varying the molar ratio between Eu3+ and Tb3+.
Ethynyl-linked perylene bisimide based electron acceptors for non-fullerene organic solar cells
Changshi Yu, Yunhua Xu, Shijie Liang, Xudong Jiang, Guitao Feng, Cheng Li, Weiwei Li
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 325-327   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.016
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Star-shaped electron acceptors based on perylene bisimide as end groups and spiro-aromatic core linked with ethynyl units were developed for nonfullerene solar cells. Ethynyl linkers are able to improve the planarity of conjugated backbone, resulting in enhanced electron mobility and power conversion efficiency in solar cells.
Pressure-induced polymerization of butyndioic acid and its Li+ salt
Mufei Yue, Yajie Wang, Lijuan Wang, Xiaohuan Lin, Kuo Li, Haiyan Zheng, Tao Yang
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 328-330   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.030
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2-Butyndioic acid and its Li-salt polymerize under high pressure to form potential cathode material for Li-battery.
Novel n-channel organic semiconductor based on pyrene-phenazine fused monoimide and bisimides
Xiaoyu Song, Jing Zhao, Wandong Zhang, Long Chen
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 331-335   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.015
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Large-conjugated pyrene-phenazine monoimide and bisimides were synthesized. Their self-assembly behavior, electric properties, and colorimetric acid sensing performance were investigated.
A coordination compound featuring a supramolecular hydrogen-bonding network for proton conduction
Wen-He Wang, Qiang Gao, Ai-Lin Li, Yan-Yuan Jia, Shi-Yu Zhang, Jian-Hong Wang, Ying-Hui Zhang, Xian-He Bu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 336-338   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.08.033
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A coordination complex (NKU-109) was constructed featuring a supramolecular hydrogen-bonding network and exhibiting a good proton conductivity of 5.87·10-4 S/cm at 70℃ and a relative humidity of 75%.
Synthesis of a cationic poly(p-phenylenevinylene) derivative for lysosome-specific and long-term imaging
Zhuo Chen, Huanxiang Yuan, Haiyan Liang, Chichong Lu, Xiaolan Liu
CCL 2018 Vol. 29 (02): 339-341   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2017.09.033
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A cationic poly(p-phenylenevinylene) derivative (PPV) is designed and synthesized to bear quaternized N-methyl-imidazole groups, which is successfully utilized in lysosome-specific and long-term imaging.
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