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New TIPS-substituted benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b[prime or minute]]dithiophene-based copolymers for application in polymer solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 23 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33466F, PaperChinna Bathula, Chang Eun Song, Sachin Badgujar, Seong-Jin Hong, In-Nam Kang, Sang-Jin Moon, Jaemin Lee, Shinuk Cho, Hong-Ku Shim, Sang Kyu Lee
Polymer solar cells made from the new TIP-substituted BDT-based copolymer yield a power conversion efficiency of 5.76% with a short-circuit density of 12.75 mA cm-2, an open-circuit voltage of 0.82 V, and a fill factor of 0.55.
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Highly enhanced performance of glucose biosensor via in situ growth of oriented Au micro-cypress

J. Material Chem. - 23 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35554J, PaperZhenyu Chu, Lei Shi, Lifang Liu, Yu Liu, Wanqin Jin
An oriented micro-cypress structured Au film can be formed in situ on a single layer of PB grid. The introduction of this special architecture of Au crystals can greatly enhance the performance of a prepared biosensor which owns both excellent sensitivity and anti-interference under a very low potential of -0.05 V.
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Cyanobacterium metallothionein decorated graphene oxide nanosheets for highly selective adsorption of ultra-trace cadmium

J. Material Chem. - 23 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34712A, PaperTing Yang, Lan-hua Liu, Jia-wei Liu, Ming-Li Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
Graphene oxide nanosheets were decorated with cyanobacterium metallothionein, resulting in significant improvements in the selectivity of cadmium preconcentration.
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One Step Synthesis of Uniform Organic Silver Ink drawing directly on Paper Substrates

J. Material Chem. - 23 September, 2012 - 15:54
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34264B, PaperWendong Yang, Chunyan Liu, Zhiying Zhang, Yun Liu, Shidong Nie
A new uniform organic silver ink, writing directly on paper, was synthesized by one step method using ethanolamine as the complex agent of silver acetate and ethylene glycol (EG) and...
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Liquid crystalline hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene-diketopyrrolopyrrole organic dyes for photovoltaic applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21131-21137
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34394K, PaperWallace W. H. Wong, Jegadesan Subbiah, Sreenivasa R. Puniredd, Balaji Purushothaman, Wojciech Pisula, Nigel Kirby, Klaus Mullen, David J. Jones, Andrew B. Holmes
Small changes in the structure of liquid crystalline organic dyes led to significant differences in molecular organisation and semiconducting properties.
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Facile synthesis of MoS2/graphene nanocomposite with high catalytic activity toward triiodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21057-21064
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33679K, PaperChia-Jui Liu, Sheng-Yen Tai, Shu-Wei Chou, Ya-Chu Yu, Kai-Di Chang, Shuei Wang, Forest Shih-Sen Chien, Jeng-Yu Lin, Tsung-Wu Lin
A MoS2/RGO nanocomposite was proposed for the first time as the counter electrode catalyst in DSSCs to reduce I3- to I-.
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Toward the design of superabsorbent materials for non-polar organic solvents and oils: ionic content dependent swelling behaviour of cross-linked poly(octadecyl acrylate)-based lipophilic polyelectrolytes

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20962-20967
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32747C, PaperToshikazu Ono, Kazuki Sada
Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks to natural environments can cause long-term impact on ecosystems, and the use of polymer-based absorbent materials for such media is a promising technique for cleaning up the contaminated sites.
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A novel well-ordered mesoporous organosilica specialized for highly selective recognition of Pb(II) by host-guest interactions

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20878-20880
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34810A, CommunicationGang Ye, Feifei Bai, Guangjin Chen, Jichao Wei, Jianchen Wang, Jing Chen
A novel well-ordered mesoporous organosilica with high selectivity and excellent adsorption towards Pb(II) by host-guest interactions was developed.
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Photoswitchable fluorescence on/off behavior between cis- and trans-rich azobenzenes

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20874-20877
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34776H, CommunicationBo-Kai Tsai, Chien-Hong Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hung, Vincent K. S. Hsiao, Chih-Chien Chu
We report rapid photoswitchable fluorescence on/off behavior between cis- and trans-rich 4-butyl-4[prime or minute]-methoxyazobenzene and its analogue 4-butyl-2,6-dimethyl-4[prime or minute]-methoxyazobenzene.
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Sustained delivery of doxorubicin from thermogelling poly(PEG/PPG/PTMC urethane)s for effective eradication of cancer cells

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21249-21256
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33777K, PaperXian Jun Loh, William Guerin, Sophie M. Guillaume
A series of multiblock poly(ether carbonate urethane)s comprising poly(trimethylene carbonate), poly(ethylene glycol), and poly(propylene glycol) segments with gelation concentrations as low as 2 wt% were studied. The doxorubicin-loaded gels were effective in controlling the growth of HeLa cells demonstrating that the copolymers could be potentially used in chemotherapeutic applications.
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Temperature-responsive porous polycaprolactone-based films via surface-initiated ATRP for protein delivery

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21257-21264
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34919A, PaperY. Hu, N. N. Zhao, J. S. Li, W. T. Yang, F. J. Xu
The inherent hydroxyl groups on the porous polycaprolactone films could be used to produce a sufficient concentration of surface-coupled ATRP initiators for the surface-initiated ATRP of thermo-responsive NIPAAm at room temperature.
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Biomorphic porous graphitic carbon for electromagnetic interference shielding

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21183-21188
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34590K, PaperQinglei Liu, Jiajun Gu, Wang Zhang, Yoshinari Miyamoto, Zhixin Chen, Di Zhang
Using plant biomass as raw materials, we prepared biomorphic porous carbon materials with tunable electrical conductivity and EMI shielding capacity.
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Anomalous energy-gap behaviour of armchair BC3 ribbons due to enhanced [small pi]-conjugation

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20881-20884
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34881K, CommunicationSudipta Dutta, Katsunori Wakabayashi
The anomalous behavior of band-gap opening upon increase in width of armchair BC3 ribbons shows the significant role of hydrogen passivation.
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Observation of ambipolar field-effect behavior in donor-acceptor conjugated copolymers

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21238-21241
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34872A, PaperShinuk Cho, Jung Hwa Seo, Gi-Hwan Kim, Jin Young Kim, Han Young Woo
Ambipolar field-effect behavior was derived from general D-A conjugated copolymers, believed to be a typical p-type material, by introducing a functional passivation layer between the gate dielectric layer and the active layer using polypropylene-co-1-butene (PPcB).
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A material with high electromagnetic radiation shielding effectiveness fabricated using multi-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with poly(ether sulfone) in a poly(ether ether ketone) matrix

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21232-21237
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35129C, PaperHongsong Wang, Guibin Wang, Wenlei Li, Qitong Wang, Wei Wei, Zhenhua Jiang, Shuling Zhang
A material with high electromagnetic radiation shielding effectiveness fabricated using MWCNTs wrapped with PES in a PEEK matrix was successfully prepared.
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Controlled synthesis of Ag2O microcrystals with facet-dependent photocatalytic activities

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21189-21194
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35010F, PaperGang Wang, Xiangchao Ma, Baibiao Huang, Hefeng Cheng, Zeyan Wang, Jie Zhan, Xiaoyan Qin, Xiaoyang Zhang, Ying Dai
Different morphologies of Ag2O microcrystals were prepared by a facile method. The as-synthesized samples exhibit facet-dependent photocatalytic activities.
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BiOBr-carbon nitride heterojunctions: synthesis, enhanced activity and photocatalytic mechanism

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21159-21166
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34778D, PaperJie Fu, Yanlong Tian, Binbin Chang, Fengna Xi, Xiaoping Dong
Novel heterojunctions of BiOBr-C3N4 were fabricated by combining two visible light responsive semiconductors of BiOBr and C3N4, which possessed exceptional photocatalytic activities both under visible and indoor light irradiation.
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Bifunctional effect of reduced graphene oxides to support active metal nanoparticles for oxygen reduction reaction and stability

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21298-21304
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34290A, PaperDaping He, Kun Cheng, Tao Peng, Xueling Sun, Mu Pan, Shichun Mu
Highly active and stable Pt/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) electrocatalysts for the application of PEM fuel cells can be developed by tuning the O/C atom ratio of RGO supports.
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Advanced proton conducting membrane for ultra-high rate solid flexible electrochemical capacitors

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21272-21278
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34840C, PaperHan Gao, Keryn Lian
A novel polymer electrolyte using silicotungstic acid and chemically cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol was characterized for ultra-high rate thin/flexible supercapacitors.
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A solution-processed yttrium oxide gate insulator for high-performance all-solution-processed fully transparent thin film transistors

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21265-21271
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34162J, PaperKeunkyu Song, Wooseok Yang, Yangho Jung, Sunho Jeong, Jooho Moon
All-solution-processed fully transparent ZnO thin film transistors on glass substrates were demonstrated for the first time. The resulting device exhibits an exceptionally high field-effect mobility of 135 cm2 V-1 s-1 and an on-off current ratio of 5.7 [times] 107 as well as low-voltage operation.
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