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  1. Highly Efficient and Robust Blue Phosphorescent Pt(II) Compounds with a Phenyl-1,2,3-triazolyl and a Pyridyl-1,2,4-triazolyl Chelate Core

    Xiang Wang, Shao-Long Gong, Datong Song, Zheng-Hong Lu and Suning Wang

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402366

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    Bright blue and green phosphorescent Pt(II) complexes with an NC chelate 1,2,3-triazolyl ligand and an NN chelate 1,2,4-trizolyl ligand, near unity quantum efficiencies and high thermal stability are achieved. Steric blocking and the rigidity enhancement around the Pt(II) core by large substituent groups at the para-position are found to be critical in the bright phosphorescence of this new class of compounds.

  2. Dendrimer-Encapsulated Ruthenium Oxide Nanoparticles as Catalysts in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries

    Priyanka Bhattacharya, Eduard N. Nasybulin, Mark H. Engelhard, Libor Kovarik, Mark E. Bowden, Xiaohong S. Li, Daniel J. Gaspar, Wu Xu and Ji-Guang Zhang

    Article first published online: 17 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402701

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    Dendrimer-encapsulated ruthenium nano­particles are readily oxidized to RuO2 when exposed to ambient conditions. These nanoparticles are used as catalysts in Li-O2 batteries, which exhibited improved cycling thus suggesting that porous dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticles can be used to achieve superior performance in energy storage systems.

  3. Rationally Designed Dynamic Protein Hydrogels with Reversibly Tunable Mechanical Properties

    Na Kong, Qing Peng and Hongbin Li

    Article first published online: 17 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402205

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    Translating molecular events into macroscopic tunable mechanical properties: Using a redox potential-controlled protein switch as a building block, protein-based dynamic hydrogels are engineered. Upon redox potential-controlled protein folding-unfolding, these novel protein hydrogels exhibit dynamically tunable mechanical properties and can switch between a compliant state and a stiff yet resilient state.

  4. Pd-Cu Bimetallic Tripods: A Mechanistic Understanding of the Synthesis and Their Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity for Formic Acid Oxidation

    Lei Zhang, Sang-Il Choi, Jing Tao, Hsin-Chieh Peng, Shuifen Xie, Yimei Zhu, Zhaoxiong Xie and Younan Xia

    Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402350

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    Pd-Cu bimetallic tripods are prepared by adding CuCl2 and KBr into an aqueous synthesis that involves the reduction of a salt precursor by ascorbic acid. When compared with commercial Pd black, the Pd-Cu tripods exhibit substantially enhanced (almost eight folds per unit mass of Pd) catalytic activity toward the electro-oxidation of formic acid.

  5. Highly Conductive Microfiber of Graphene Oxide Templated Carbonization of Nanofibrillated Cellulose

    Yuanyuan Li, Hongli Zhu, Fei Shen, Jiayu Wan, Xiaogang Han, Jiaqi Dai, Hongqi Dai and Liangbing Hu

    Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402129

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    Highly conductive microfibers are designed and fabricated with graphene oxide (GO) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC). The alignment of GO flakes and the templated carbonization of NFC leads to high electrical conductivity of ca. 650 S/cm.