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  1. A Complete Separation of Hexane Isomers by a Functionalized Flexible Metal Organic Framework

    Patricia A. P. Mendes, Patricia Horcajada, Sébastien Rives, Hong Ren, Alírio E. Rodrigues, Thomas Devic, Emmanuel Magnier, Philippe Trens, Hervé Jobic, Jacques Ollivier, Guillaume Maurin, Christian Serre and José A. C. Silva

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401974

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    A kinetically controlled molecular sieve separation between the 2,2-Dimethyl-Butane (22DMB) branched alkane isomer from a mixture of paraffins was achieved for the first time using the flexible and functionalized MIL-53(Fe)-(CF3)2 metal-organic-framework.

  2. Molecular-Level Switching of Polymer/Nanocrystal Non-Covalent Interactions and Application in Hybrid Solar Cells

    Carlo Giansante, Rosanna Mastria, Giovanni Lerario, Luca Moretti, Ilka Kriegel, Francesco Scotognella, Guglielmo Lanzani, Sonia Carallo, Marco Esposito, Mariano Biasiucci, Aurora Rizzo and Giuseppe Gigli

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401841

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    Hybrid nanocomposites with switched morphology are obtained by mediating non-covalent interactions between conjugated polymers and semiconductor nanocrystals via the pending moiety of organic ligands at the nanocrystal surface. Morphology switching deeply impacts the optoelectronic properties of polythiophene/PbS nanocrystal composites, as demonstrated by achieving unprecedented photovoltaic device performances for this blend material. Photo-induced processes at the hybrid interface are investigated and discussed.

  3. Enhanced Optical Property with Tunable Band Gap of Cross-linked PEDOT Copolymers via Oxidative Chemical Vapor Deposition

    Sunghwan Lee and Karen K. Gleason

    Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402924

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    Band gap-tuned PEDOT copolymers are successfully demonstrated using oCVD with the incorporation of cross-linking monomers of anthracene or biphenyl. oCVD offers single-step synthesis, deposition and doping of copolymers. oCVD copolymers show significantly improved visible-regime transparency compared to homopolymer PEDOT, which is promising for many organic optoelectronic devices that require high optical transmittance with electrical conductivity.

  4. Blood Ties: Co3O4 Decorated Blood Derived Carbon as a Superior Bifunctional Electrocatalyst

    Chao Zhang, Markus Antonietti and Tim-Patrick Fellinger

    Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402770

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    A simple, versatile and cheap synthetic route is developed for the preparation of Co3O4 decorated blood powder derived foam-like heteroatom doped porous carbon (BDHC). The hybrid performs well as an advanced bifunctional non-precious metal electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in the alkaline medium.

  5. Multi-Site Functionalization of Protein Scaffolds for Bimetallic Nanoparticle Templating

    Kelly N. L. Huggins, Alia P. Schoen, Manickam Adhimoolam Arunagirinathan and Sarah C. Heilshorn

    Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402049

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    A unique noncovalent biotemplating method is used to localize multiple inorganic species at specific nucleation sites on a single clathrin protein template. The data illustrate that this templating strategy facilitates the synthesis of two types of composite nanostructures based on the location of the nucleation sites: silver–gold mixed bimetallic and silver–gold core–shell nanostructures.