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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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    Li-Kun Yang, Xia-Guang Zhang, Fang-Zu Yang, De-Yin Wu, Zhong-Qun Tian and Xiang-Yang Liu

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    It is not always good to be too tidy: Singlet fission in pentacene bulk is hindered by local symmetry but is vastly boosted if the symmetry is broken by a vacancy or an impurity molecule, which acts as a catalyst. Our results suggest the criteria that may be instrumental in designing the catalytically most effective dopants for photovoltaics.

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    Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600983

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    Significantly decoupled: Analysis of time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy data for a hydroxyl-functionalized ionic liquid (IL) in light of Stokes–Einstein–Debye hydrodynamics (see figure) reveals significant decoupling of the rotational motion of the solute and the viscosity of the medium. This indicates that the OH-functionalized IL is more heterogeneous than its unsubstituted counterpart.