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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Editor: David Smith; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.226

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 3/31 (Green & Sustainable Science & Technology); 22/166 (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

  1. Communications

    1. Photovoltaic Rudorffites: Lead-Free Silver Bismuth Halides Alternative to Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskites

      Dr. Ivan Turkevych, Dr. Said Kazaoui, Dr. Eisuke Ito, Dr. Toshiyuki Urano, Prof. Dr. Koji Yamada, Dr. Hiroshi Tomiyasu, Dr. Hideo Yamagishi, Prof. Dr. Michio Kondo and Dr. Shinji Aramaki

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700980

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      Move over perovskite: Optoelectronic properties of several highly stable silver iodobismuthates with rudorffite structure reveal them as alternative nontoxic and solution-processable photovoltaic materials that feature direct band gaps of around 1.8 eV. The proof-of-concept solar cell with FTO/c-m-TiO2/Ag3BiI6/PTAA/Au (c: compact; m: mesoporous; PTAA: poly[bis(4-phenyl)(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)amine]) architecture shows a promising power conversion efficiency of 4.3 %.

    2. Very Important Paper

      Mechanochemical Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide: Liquid-Assisted Grinding for the Green Synthesis of Poly(lactic acid) with High Molecular Weight

      Nuri Ohn, Dr. Jihoon Shin, Prof. Dr. Sung Sik Kim and Prof. Dr. Jeung Gon Kim

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700873

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      The miller's tale: Mechanochemical polymerization of lactide is carried out by using ball milling. Mechanical energy from the collisions between the balls and the vessel efficiently promoted an organic-base-mediated metal- and solvent-free solid-state polymerization. Addition of a small amount of liquid enabled energy dissipation and poly(lactic acid) was thereby obtained with a molecular weight of over 1×105 g mol−1.

  2. Full Papers

    1. High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cell Based on Poly(3-Hexylthiophene): Influence of Molecular Weight and Mesoscopic Scaffold Layer

      Dr. Narges Yaghoobi Nia, Dr. Fabio Matteocci, Dr. Lucio Cina and Prof. Aldo Di Carlo

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700635

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      Molecular weight matters! High efficiency perovskite solar cells fabricated in ambient conditions by controlling of mesoporous (mp)-TiO2 thickness and investigation of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) molecular weight (MW) as hole-transport layer. The best efficiencies are achieved for a MW of 124 kDa and for a thickness of mp-TiO2 of 500 nm. Efficiency enhancement is mainly related to the increase of Jsc and FF as P3HT MW increases.