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

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

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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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

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    Li-Lin Tan, Dr. Jun-Min Liu, Dr. Shao-Yong Li, Prof. Li-Min Xiao, Prof. Dai-Bin Kuang and Prof. Cheng-Yong Su

    Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402401

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    Sunny Cali: Novel and efficient cone-calix[4]arene-based dyes (Calix-1, Calix-2, and Calix-3) with multiple donor–π–acceptor (D–π–A) moieties are prepared and tested for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The conversion efficiency of one of the dyes is above 5 %, compared to 3.56 % for a device using rod-shaped dye M-3 with a single D–π–A chain. The cone-calix[4]arene-based dyes offer higher molar extinction coefficients, longer electron lifetimes, and better thermostability.

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    Dr. Sumit Bali, Dr. Johannes Leisen, Guo Shiou Foo, Prof. Carsten Sievers and Prof. Christopher W. Jones

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402373

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    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402381

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