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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. Articles

    1. Photoinduced Charge Separation Catalyzed by Manganese Oxides onto a Y-Shaped Branching Acceptor Efficiently Preventing Charge Recombination

      Dr. Kentaro Yamamoto and Prof. Dr. Kazuo Takatsuka

      Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601237

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      Why not get back together? Photoinduced charge separation dynamics mediated by Mn oxides, electron-wavepackets, and protons transfer in a coupled manner through mutually different pathways to different sites of a Y-shaped branched acceptor. This molecular shape and the presence of a doped Ca atom prevent the electron–proton pair created returning to the Mn oxide.

    2. Tuning the Electron-Transport and Electron-Accepting Abilities of Dyes through Introduction of Different π-Conjugated Bridges and Acceptors for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

      Prof. Yuanzuo Li, Dr. Chaofan Sun, Prof. Peng Song, Prof. Fengcai Ma and Prof. Yanhui Yang

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601101

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      Meaningful prediction: A series of dyes containing thiophene and thieno[3,2-b]thiophene units as π-spacers and six different types of acceptor groups have been designed. The photoelectrical properties of the dyes, considering their potential application in dye-sensitized solar cells, were investigated using DFT/TDDFT methods. The dye incorporating a TCA acceptor group was calculated to exhibit the largest open-circuit voltage.

  2. Communications

    1. Ultrafast Spin Crossover in [FeII(bpy)3]2+: Revealing Two Competing Mechanisms by Extreme Ultraviolet Photoemission Spectroscopy

      Alexandre Moguilevski, Martin Wilke, Gilbert Grell, Dr. Sergey I. Bokarev, Prof. Saadullah G. Aziz, Nicholas Engel, Azhr A. Raheem, Prof. Oliver Kühn, Dr. Igor Yu. Kiyan and Prof. Emad F. Aziz

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601396

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      Following the photoexcitation event, the aqueous iron coordination complex [FeII(bpy)3]2+ undergoes a low-to-high spin transition. Ultrafast XUV (extreme ultraviolet) photoemission spectroscopy enables tracking both the direct and the sequential pathways of this process.

  3. Articles

    1. Laser Alloying of Co Nanorods and Al Nanoparticles in a Liquid

      Dr. Ekaterina V. Barmina, Ilya A. Sukhov, Prof. Guillaume Viau and Prof. Georgy A. Shafeev

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601115

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      Co–Al nanoparticles are generated by laser exposure of a colloidal mixture of cobalt nanorods and aluminum spherical nanoparticles.

    2. Consequences of Ca Codoping in YAlO3:Ce Single Crystals

      Dr. Federico Moretti, Dr. Karine Hovhannesyan, Dr. Marina Derdzyan, Dr. Gregory A. Bizarri, Dr. Edith D. Bourret, Prof. Ashot G. Petrosyan and Prof. Christophe Dujardin

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601190

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      Taking a shortcut: Ca codoping in YAlO3:Ce single crystal is able to shorten the scintillation decay time (see Figure), though this is also accompanied by a general reduction of the scintillation efficiency. The lower efficiency is mostly related to reabsorption and energy transfer phenomena involving Ce3+ and Ce4+ ions.

  4. Minireviews

    1. Organic Multilayer Films Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

      Dr. Yang He, Prof. Jörg Kröger and Prof. Yongfeng Wang

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600979

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      See beyond the layers: The growth of organic thin films on various electrodes is of crucial importance for organic electronics. Scanning tunneling microscopy studies on the growth modes of self-assembled multilayer films on metallic surfaces (see figure), the electronic states of the individual molecules in the layers, and the manipulation of spin states in spin-crossover compounds embedded in multilayers are reviewed.

  5. Articles

    1. Very Important Paper

      Precipitation and Crystallization Kinetics in Silica Gardens

      Dr. Fabian Glaab, Julian Rieder, Dr. Regina Klein, Dr. Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte, Dr. Emilio Melero-Garcia, Prof. Juan-Manuel García-Ruiz, Prof. Werner Kunz and Dr. Matthias Kellermeier

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600748

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      How the garden grows: The kinetics of coupled dissolution and precipitation/crystallization processes in self-assembled silica-garden structures are elucidated by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS; see figure). A kinetic model is proposed to describe the relevant reactions on a fundamental physicochemical level.

    2. Pore Topology Effects in Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy of Zeolites

      Dr. Asier Zubiaga, Dr. Robbie Warringham, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, Lars Gerchow, Dr. David Cooke, Dr. Paolo Crivelli and Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601258

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      The behavior of ortho-positronium in zeolitic materials is highly sensitive to the micropore topology. An atomic model is developed based on the Tao–Eldrup potential and the crystallographic structure to calculate the inherent distribution and lifetime of ortho-positronium for a given framework type.

    3. Hexagonal Boron Nitride (h-BN) Sheets Decorated with OLi, ONa, and Li2F Molecules for Enhanced Energy Storage

      Syeda Rabab Naqvi, Dr. Gollu Sankar Rao, Dr. Wei Luo, Prof. Rajeev Ahuja and Dr. Tanveer Hussain

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601063

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      First-principles electronic structure calculations are carried out on hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) sheets functionalized with small molecules, such as OLi, ONa, and Li2F, to study their hydrogen storage properties.

    4. Site-Specific Reactivity of Ethylene at Distorted Dangling-Bond Configurations on Si(001)

      Josua Pecher, Dr. Gerson Mette, Prof. Dr. Michael Dürr and Dr. Ralf Tonner

      Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601134

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      Ethylene's favorite travel destination: DFT calculations, including dispersion and thermodynamic corrections, combined with bonding analysis yield an explanation for the site-specific reactivity of ethylene at distorted dangling-bond configurations on Si(001) (see figure). Scanning tunneling microscopy results motivate and confirm theoretical investigations.

    5. From Folding to Function: Design of a New Switchable Biosurfactant Protein

      Dr. Chun-Xia Zhao, Dr. Mirjana Dimitrijev Dwyer, Lei Yu and Prof. Anton P. J. Middelberg

      Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601277

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      Folding to function: We report a new design of an anionic protein surfactant, SP16, capable of tuning foaming behaviour by pH or salt. The high negative charge at pH 6 and above restrict its ability to fold into an α-helical conformation entailing low foaming propensity, but the presence of salt (NaCl) was found to effectively screen negative charge, thus leading to its folding and the restore of its foaming activity.

    6. Multiconfigurational Effects in Theoretical Resonance Raman Spectra

      Dr. Yingjin Ma, Dr. Stefan Knecht and Prof. Dr. Markus Reiher

      Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601072

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      The resonance Raman spectra of the nucleobase uracil are analyzed in the short-time approximation calculated with multiconfigurational methods. A minimal active orbital space that leads to a qualitatively correct description of the resonance Raman spectrum of uracil should encompass parts of the σ/σ* bonding/anti-bonding orbitals of the pyrimidine ring. This is traced to the considerable entanglement between the σ/σ* bonding/anti-bonding as well as valence π/π* orbitals in the excited-state electronic structure of uracil.

    7. Development of a Novel Index for Analysis of Electronically Excited States

      Dr. Mojtaba Alipour and Samaneh Damiri

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600907

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      How excited are you? By using the charge centroids of the orbitals, the distance between the orbital centroids, and overlap integrals, a new index is proposed to assign the character and optical properties of electronically excited states.

    8. Resonance Raman Study of New Pyrrole-Anchoring Dyes for NiO-Sensitized Solar Cells

      Gareth H. Summers, Grace Lowe, Dr. Jean-François Lefebvre, Dr. Simbarashe Ngwerume, Dr. Maximilian Bräutigam, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek, Dr. Jason E. Camp and Dr. Elizabeth A. Gibson

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600846

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      New anchor: a novel double anchored pyrrole donor group was incorporated into three dyes for p-type dye-sensitised solar cells. It was found that the anchor group has a large effect on the short-circuit current and efficiency of the dye-sensitised solar cells.

    9. Effects of Water Intercalation and Tribochemistry on MoS2 Lubricity: An Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Investigation

      Dr. Giacomo Levita and Prof. Maria C. Righi

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601143

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      Sliding away: The atomistic mechanisms that govern the observed decrease of lubricating capabilities of MoS2 in humid environments is examined by means of ab initio molecular dynamic calculations.

  6. Communications

    1. CO Adsorption on GaPd—Unravelling the Chemical Bonding in Real Space

      Dr. Sebastián Alarcón Villaseca, Dr. Alim Ormeci, Dr. Sergey V. Levchenko, Dr. Robert Schlögl, Dr. Yuri Grin and Dr. Marc Armbrüster

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601162

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      The electron localizability indicator is applied to unveil the chemical bonding behind the CO adsorption on the surface of the highly selective semi-hydrogenation catalyst GaPd.

  7. Articles

    1. Towards Understanding the Solvent-Dynamic Control of the Transport and Heterogeneous Electron-Transfer Processes in Ionic Liquids

      Dr. Mohsin Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Pravin P. Ingole and Prof. Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600442

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      Dynamic duo: The linear relationship between the rate constant for heterogeneous electron transfer and the diffusion coefficient of the redox species in ionic liquids indicates possible solvent-dynamic control of the heterogeneous electron-transfer process in which the electron-transfer rate and mass transport (diffusion) are strongly coupled (see figure).

    2. Synthesis and Properties of Tin Sulfide Thin Films from Nanocolloids Prepared by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid

      Jacob Johny, Dr. Selene Sepulveda-Guzman, Dr. Bindu Krishnan, Dr. David A. Avellaneda, Dr. Josue A. Aguilar Martinez and Dr. Sadasivan Shaji

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601186

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      Nanostructured SnS thin films were synthesized combining PLAL with spray technique. Layer-like morphology was obtained for the films (see Figure). Electrochemical and opto-electronic properties of the films were investigated in addition to the characterization of SnS thin films as well as nanoparticles.

    3. The Role of Surfactants in the Stability of NiO Nanofluids: An Experimental and DFT Study

      Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Coronilla, Dr. Javier Navas, Dr. Teresa Aguilar, Dr. Elisa I. Martín, Dr. Juan Jesús Gallardo, Mr. Roberto Gómez-Villarejo, Mr. Iván Carrillo-Berdugo, Dr. Rodrigo Alcántara, Dr. Concha Fernández-Lorenzo and Dr. Joaquín Martín-Calleja

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601161

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      Long-lasting colloids: A new perspective on the study of the stability of colloidal suspension based on the analysis of interactions between heat transfer fluid (HTF)/surfactant/nanoparticles is reported (see figure). An experimental and theoretical analysis is performed for concentrating solar plant applications with several surfactants.

  8. Communications

    1. Freezing-Facilitated Dehydration Allowing Deposition of ZnO from Aqueous Electrolyte

      Kouki Tokumasu, Dr. Makoto Harada and Prof. Tetsuo Okada

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601192

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      Freezing aqueous solution allows the formation of ZnO, as revealed by X-ray fluorescence imaging and X-ray near-edge structure spectrometry.

  9. Articles

    1. Dehydrogenation Properties of Magnesium Hydride Loaded with Fe, Fe−C, and Fe−Mg Additives

      Dr. D. Pukazhselvan, Dr. Narendar Nasani, Dr. Tao Yang, Dr. Igor Bdikin, Dr. Andrei V. Kovalevsky and Dr. Duncan P. Fagg

      Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601078

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      Active or not: Although in situ XRD measurements suggest the formation of a Mg2FeH6 metastable phase during the dehydrogenation of Fe loaded MgH2, further investigation suggest that Mg2FeH6 does not present any catalytic influence for the system. This is evident from the observation that dehydrogenation of Mg2FeH6-loaded MgH2 occurs at considerably higher temperatures compared to Fe loaded MgH2.

    2. Cisplatin Primary Complex with l-Histidine Target Revealed by IR Multiple Photon Dissociation (IRMPD) Spectroscopy

      Dr. Davide Corinti, Dr. Alberto De Petris, Prof. Cecilia Coletti, Prof. Nazzareno Re, Prof. Barbara Chiavarino, Prof. Maria E. Crestoni and Prof. Simonetta Fornarini

      Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601172

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      Targeted attack: Cisplatin attack on l-histidine, a prime biological target, is directed to Nπ and Nτ atoms of the imidazole group in a ratio that is revealed by IRMPD kinetics.

  10. Communications

    1. Multicolor Tuning in Room-Temperature Self-Activated Ca2Nb2O7 Submicroplates by Lanthanide Doping

      Prof. Jun-Cheng Zhang, Yan-Jie Liu, Dr. Xu Yan, Prof. Hong-Di Zhang, Dr. Jun Zhang, Dr. Xiaoxiong Wang, Dr. Wen-Peng Han, Prof. Yun-Ze Long and Prof. Xin-Yuan Sun

      Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600998

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      Multicolor tuning: Room-temperature self-activated luminescence of Ca2Nb2O7 submicroplates is obtained by changing the synthesis conditions to induce structural distortions. Upon coupling the blue broadband emission from the Ca2Nb2O7 host with the characteristic luminescence of Ln3+ (Pr3+, Sm3+, and Dy3+) dopants, multicolor emission tuning can be achieved by adjusting the concentration of Ln3+.

  11. Articles

    1. The Influence of Morphology and PbI2 on the Intrinsic Trap State Distribution in Perovskite Films Determined by Using Temperature-Dependent Fluorescence Spectroscopy

      Dr. Yi Wang, Dr. Hao-Yi Wang, Dr. Man Yu, Prof. Li-Min Fu, Prof. Yujun Qin, Prof. Jian-Ping Zhang and Prof. Xi-Cheng Ai

      Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601059

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      Springing the trap: Morphology-mediated energetic distribution of trap states and their influence on the recombination mechanism in intrinsic perovskite films are investigated using temperature-dependent fluorescence spectroscopy.

    2. Intrinsic Kinetics of Dimethyl Ether Synthesis from Plasma Activation of CO2 Hydrogenation over Cu–Fe–Ce/HZSM-5

      Tongming Su, Xinhui Zhou, Prof. Dr. Zuzeng Qin and Prof. Dr. Hongbing Ji

      Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601283

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      The kinetic model for the hydrogenation of CO2 to dimethyl ether under both plasma catalysis and conventional catalysis systems are reasonable. The activation energies of methanol synthesis, the reverse water–gas shift reaction, and methanol dehydration to dimethyl ether are 13.05, 46.20, and 13.33 kJ mol−1 lower, respectively, under plasma catalysis than with a conventional catalyst system alone.

    3. Conformational Flexibility of Limonene Oxide Studied By Microwave Spectroscopy

      Donatella Loru, María Mar Quesada-Moreno, Dr. Juan Ramón Avilés-Moreno, Natasha Jarman, Prof. Thérèse R. Huet, Prof. Juan Jesús López-González and Dr. M. Eugenia Sanz

      Version of Record online: 23 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600991

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      Limonene oxide in the gas phase: Five conformers of limonene oxide, four equatorial and one axial considering the configuration of the isopropenyl group, are unambiguously identified in the gas phase by Fourier-transform microwave spectroscopy. The axial conformer is, surprisingly, as abundant as some of the equatorial forms. The potential energy surface is extensively explored by using density functional theory and ab initio methods.

    4. White-Light-Emitting Carbon Dots Prepared by the Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphite

      Julin Joseph and Dr. Aji A. Anappara

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601020

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      Rods to dots: The single-step synthesis of white-light-emitting carbon dots (CDs) through a green, facile, and cheap electrochemical route by using graphite rods as the carbon source is reported. Owing to the heterogeneity in particle size and surface functional groups, the CDs can be used as white-light emitting phosphors coated on a UV light-emitting diode (see figure).

    5. Competing Mechanisms in the Acetaldehyde Functionalization of Positively Charged Hydrogenated Silicene

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

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601013

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      Functional analysis: Density functional theory calculations are used to elucidate the mechanism of the addition reaction of acetaldehyde to positively charged hydrogenated silicene (H-silicene). The theoretical results provide detailed information about stable structures and thermodynamic parameters of the reaction pathways, such as equilibrium geometries, Gibbs free energies, and the evolution of the spin densities and atomic charges.

    6. Characterization of Tin/Ethylene Glycol Solar Nanofluids Synthesized by Femtosecond Laser Radiation

      Dr. Rafael Torres-Mendieta, Dr. Rosa Mondragón, Verónica Puerto-Belda, Dr. Omel Mendoza-Yero, Prof. Dr. Jesús Lancis, Dr. J. Enrique Juliá and Dr. Gladys Mínguez-Vega

      Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601083

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      The heat is in: Incorporating tin nanoparticles into heat transfer fluids in situ by applying pulsed laser ablation in liquids enables most of the light radiation to be captured inside the fluid instead of in surface absorbers.

    7. High-Purity Hybrid Organolead Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles Obtained by Pulsed-Laser Irradiation in Liquid

      Prof. Vincenzo Amendola, Dr. Ilaria Fortunati, Prof. Carla Marega, Dr. Ahmed L. Abdelhady, Dr. Makhsud I. Saidaminov and Prof. Osman M. Bakr

      Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600863

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      Better with lasers! The one-step synthesis of “clean” and crystalline organolead halide perovskite nanocrystals by using pulsed-laser fragmentation in a liquid environment is demonstrated. This procedure does not involve high-boiling-point polar solvents or templating agents, and is performed at room temperature.

    8. Effects of Liquid Medium and Ablation Wavelength on the Properties of Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles Formed by Pulsed-Laser Ablation

      Dr. Grisel García Guillén, Veronica Anahi Zuñiga Ibarra, Dr. Maria Isabel Mendivil Palma, Dr. Bindu Krishnan, Dr. David Avellaneda Avellaneda and Dr. Sadasivan Shaji

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601056

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      CdS nanocolloids: CdS nanoparticles with different morphologies and optical and luminescent properties are formed by pulsed-laser ablation in liquid. The ablation wavelength, liquid medium, and fluence are decisive in tuning the morphology, size, and properties.

  12. Communications

    1. Mechanically Induced Opening–Closing Action of Binaphthyl Molecular Pliers: Digital Phase Transition versus Continuous Conformational Change

      Dr. Taizo Mori, Dr. Daisuke Ishikawa, Dr. Yusuke Yonamine, Dr. Yoshihisa Fujii, Dr. Jonathan P. Hill, Dr. Izumi Ichinose, Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga and Dr. Waka Nakanishi

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601144

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      Open-and-shut case: Mechanical-stimulus-induced formation of quasi-stable nanocrystals at the air–water interface enables conformational switching of a simple binaphthyl from cisoid to transoid (open to closed). The switching is reversible in an on/off manner, in contrast to a continuous conformational variation, and occurs only in mixed monolayers at the air–water interface, attesting to the importance of the medium for operation of this effect.

  13. Articles

    1. Magnetically Assembled SERS Substrates Composed of Iron–Silver Nanoparticles Obtained by Laser Ablation in Liquid

      Dr. Stefano Scaramuzza, Prof. Denis Badocco, Prof. Paolo Pastore, Dr. Diego F. Coral, Prof. Marcela B. Fernández van Raap and Prof. Vincenzo Amendola

      Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600651

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      Joining forces: Bimetallic iron–silver nanoparticles (NPs) can be synthesized by laser ablation, with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) performances, ready responses to magnetic fields, and complete flexibility in surface coating, and used for the magnetic assembly of SERS substrates. Magnetic assembly allows a significant increase in the SERS signal of analytes compared with non-assembled NPs (see figure).

  14. Communications

    1. Synthesis of Fluorine-Doped Hydrophilic Carbon Nanoparticles from Hexafluorobenzene by Femtosecond Laser Pulses

      Takuya Okamoto, Dr. Koji Mitamura, Tomoyuki Hamaguchi, Prof. Dr. Kimihiro Matsukawa and Prof. Dr. Tomoyuki Yatsuhashi

      Version of Record online: 6 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600602

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      Fluorine everywhere: The synthesis of fluorine-doped (F/C>0.3) hydrophilic carbon nanoparticles is reported. The building-up process from hexafluorobenzene enables the incorporation of fluorine on the surface as well as inside the particles. The affinity to water is explained by the non-aggregating feature of the particles as well as the semi-ionic character of C−F bonds, which form hydrogen bonds with water.

    2. An Enzyme-based 1:2 Demultiplexer Interfaced with an Electrochemical Actuator

      Dr. Brian E. Fratto, Dr. Nataliia Guz, Tyler T. Fallon and Prof. Evgeny Katz

      Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600799

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      Mix and match: Modular building-block-like design of a biomolecular 1:2 demultiplexer is realized in flow cells modified with enzymes. The device is extended to include electrochemical actuators releasing entrapped DNA molecules.

  15. Articles

    1. Highly Twisted Isomers of Triphenylacrylonitrile Derivatives with High Emission Efficiency and Mechanochromic Behavior

      Sijun Li, Dr. Jingwei Sun, Moge Qile, Prof. Feng Cao, Prof. Yujian Zhang and Prof. Qingbao Song

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600451

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      Twisted: two novel triphenylacrylonitrile derivatives reveal a rather high fluorescence efficiency and mechanochromic behavior due to the highly twisted conformations, which resulted in weaker π-π interactions and the relatively loose packing.

    2. Combined Constant-Force and Constant-Velocity Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of the Conrotatory Ring Opening Reaction of Benzocyclobutene

      Tatiana B. Kouznetsova, Dr. Junpeng Wang and Prof. Stephen L. Craig

      Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600463

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      Kinetics extracted from force clamp and constant-velocity single-molecule force spectroscopy experiments provide a consistent picture of the rate of a conrotatory ring opening reaction as a function of applied force.

  16. Communications

    1. Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Reveals Multiple Binding Modes between DOPA and Different Rutile Surfaces

      Yiran Li, Huanyu Liu, Tiankuo Wang, Dr. Meng Qin, Dr. Yi Cao and Dr. Wei Wang

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600374

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      Single-molecule AFM studies reveal that 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) can bind to different rutile TiO2 crystal surfaces, namely, (110), (011), (111), and (100). The different binding modes are discussed.

  17. Corrigenda

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      Corrigendum: Large Magnetocaloric Effect, Moment, and Coercivity Enhancement after Coating Ni Nanoparticles with Ag

      Dr. Sanyadanam Srinath, Dr. Pankaj Poddar, Raja Das, Dr. Deepti Sidhaye, Dr. Bhagavatula Lakshmi Vara Prasad, Dr. James Gass and Prof. Hariharan Srikanth

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402414

      This article corrects:

      Large Magnetocaloric Effect, Moment, and Coercivity Enhancement after Coating Ni Nanoparticles with Ag

      Vol. 15, Issue 8, 1619–1623, Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2014

  18. Covers of the Week

    1. The Reaction Microscope: Imaging and Pulse Shaping Control in Photodynamics

      Arno Vredenborg, C. Stefan Lehmann, Daniel Irimia, Wim G. Roeterdink and Maurice H. M. Janssen

      Version of Record online: 9 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201100342

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      Jacobus van’t Hoff proposed in 1874 that molecules have three-dimensional structures. A novel reaction microscope employs advanced single-particle imaging detectors that measure the full three-dimensional velocity distribution of correlated electrons and (fragment) ions emitted from an excited molecule. In their Minireview (DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201100107), M. H. M. Janssen and co-workers illustrate the wealth of detailed information that can be obtained about the interplay between shaped laser fields, femtosecond dynamics, ionization processes and multichannel pathways in three-dimensional (chiral) molecules.


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