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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

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Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

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  1. Modulation of the ribozyme and deoxyribozyme activities using tetraalkylammonium ions

    Shu-ichi Nakano, Takaaki Watabe and Naoki Sugimoto

    Accepted manuscript online: 22 SEP 2017 03:21AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700882

  2. Interfacial Water Drives Improved Proton Transport in Siliceous Nanocomposite Nafion Thin Films

    Pieter-Jan Goossens, Brecht Vallaey, Jesse Verlinden, Prof. Dr. Johan A. Martens and Dr. Jan Rongé

    Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700745

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    Better wetting: Enhanced proton conduction in nanocomposite Nafion thin films is caused by excess water located at the Nafion–silica filler interfaces (see picture). The introduction of foreign materials to induce structures has not been investigated previously, but is shown to be a promising avenue for applications in air-based photoelectrochemical cells.

  3. Enhanced Stability of DNA Nanostructures by Incorporation of Unnatural Base Pairs

    Qing Liu, Guocheng Liu, Ting Wang, Jing Fu, Dr. Rujiao Li, Linlin Song, Prof. Zhen-Gang Wang, Prof. Baoquan Ding and Prof. Fei Chen

    Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700809

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    A six-arm DNA junction and a six-helix DNA nanotube are constructed by incorporation of the unnatural base pairs 5-Me-isoC/isoG and A/2-thioT into the double helices. The morphologies of the DNA nanostructures are retained, and enhanced thermal stability and resistance to T7 Exonuclease digestion are shown.

  4. Energetic Barriers to Interfacial Charge Transfer and Ion Movement in Perovskite Solar Cells

    Dr. Azar Sadollahkhani, Dr. Peng Liu, Dr. Valentina Leandri, Dr. Majid Safdari, Wei Zhang and Dr. James M. Gardner

    Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700740

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    Ionic movement: Application of a forward bias to the cell leads to ion movement. Decreasing bias voltage is expected to reduce the current; however, the ion current results in an overall increase in measured current. Below the threshold voltage for ion movement typical diode behavior is observed even though this increases the depletion layer and concomitantly decreases the charge concentration, charge extraction, and charge recombination.

  5. Capturing the Unconventional Metallofullerene M@C66 by Trifluoromethylation: A Theoretical Study

    Dan Xu, Prof. Dr. Zhiyong Wang and Prof. Dr. Hisanori Shinohara

    Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700830

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    The stability of fullerenes: The otherwise unstable, missing metallofullerenes M@C66 are stabilized through exohedral functionalization. DFT calculations show that mono- or poly-trifluoromethylation of M@C66 results in derivatives with closed-shell configurations and large HOMO–LUMO gaps. Thus, the possibility of capturing M@C66 in this way is theoretically demonstrated.