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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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August 23, 2016

VIP: Metal–Polymer Hybrid Architectures as Novel Anode Platform for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Metal–Polymer Hybrid Architectures as Novel Anode Platform for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Habitat for electro-bacteria: The feasibility of using polymer–metal hybrid structures as anode materials for bioelectrochemical systems, such as microbial fuel cells, is demonstrated. The potential of such hybrid materials lies in virtually unlimited possibilities of designing structured, porous high-performance electrodes with low gravimetric density, low amount of necessary metals like copper, and high specific conductivity.

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  1. Improved Ambient-Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Enabled by a Hybrid Polymeric Electron-Transporting Layer

    Dr. Zonglong Zhu, Dr. Chu-Chen Chueh, Dr. Guangye Zhang, Prof. Fei Huang, Prof. He Yan and Prof. Alex K.-Y. Jen

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600921

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    Mix & match: An inverted perovskite solar cell with power conversion efficiency of 15 % and decent ambient stability is successfully demonstrated by employing an n-type polymer (N2200) as the electron-transporting layer (ETL), and can be further enhanced to 16.8 % by tailoring the electronic properties of N2200 with a polymeric additive (PFN-Ox). The device derived from this hybrid ETL can maintain good ambient stability.

  2. Rational Design of Zirconium-doped Titania Photocatalysts with Synergistic Brønsted Acidity and Photoactivity

    Runyuan Ma, Dr. Liang Wang, Dr. Bingsen Zhang, Xianfeng Yi, Prof. Anmin Zheng, Prof. Feng Deng, Xuhua Yan, Shuxiang Pan, Xiao Wei, Kai-Xue Wang, Prof. Dang Sheng Su and Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600812

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    Zirc-S maximus: A zirconium-doped anatase catalyst (S-Zr-TiO2) is prepared. The catalyst features zirconium sites with Brønsted acidity uniformly distributed on the sub-10 nm anatase crystals. The S-Zr-TiO2 catalyst exhibits high catalytic activity towards the degradation of phenol under visible-light illumination, owing to a synergistic effect of the Brønsted acidity and photoactivity.

  3. Decorating CoP and Pt Nanoparticles on Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets to Promote Overall Water Splitting by Conjugated Polymers

    Zhiming Pan, Yun Zheng, Fangsong Guo, Pingping Niu and Prof. Xinchen Wang

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600850

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    Two are better than one: Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)-modified co-catalysts with two different functions are prepared to achieve overall water splitting under visible light irradiation in the absence of any sacrificial agent. CoP colloidal nanocrystals and Pt nanoparticles act as co-catalysts that not only effectively suppress the recombination of carriers but also greatly enhance reaction kinetics. However, it is important to achieve pure water splitting that a suitable loading of the co-catalysts is chosen.

  4. Low Temperature Solution-Processed Sb:SnO2 Nanocrystals for Efficient Planar Perovskite Solar Cells

    Dr. Yang Bai, Dr. Yanjun Fang, Yehao Deng, Qi Wang, Jingjing Zhao, Xiaopeng Zheng, Dr. Yang Zhang and Prof. Dr. Jinsong Huang

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600944

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    Doping effect: Sb:SnO2 nanocrystalline films are successfully prepared using a low-temperature solution-processed method as an efficient electrontransport layer for planar perovskite solar cells. Intentional Sb-doping is demonstrated as an effective approach to increase the electrical conductivity and upward shift the Fermi level of SnO2, leading to dramatically enhanced photovoltaic performance and suppressed hysteresis.

  5. Shape-selective Valorization of Biomass-derived Glycolaldehyde using Tin-containing Zeolites

    Søren Tolborg, Dr. Sebastian Meier, Dr. Shunmugavel Saravanamurugan, Dr. Peter Fristrup, Dr. Esben Taarning and Dr. Irantzu Sádaba

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600757

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    Zeo moduz? A highly selective self-condensation of glycolaldehyde to different C4 molecules is achieved with Lewis-acidic stannosilicate catalysts in water at moderate temperatures. Sn-MFI (green) catalyzes selectively the condensation of glycolaldehyde (black) to C4 sugars. Catalysts with larger pores, such as Sn-MCM-41 (blue) and Sn-Beta (red) favor the formation of hexoses. Under optimized reaction conditions, other interesting C4-derived products are formed.