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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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    M. G. Marino and Dr. K. D. Kreuer

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403022

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    Twice thwarted: The hydroxide-induced decomposition of 26 different quaternary ammonium (QA) groups reveals a piperidine-based heterocycle and its spiro compound as the most stable QAs. Their ring structure makes them highly resistant against both elimination and substitution reaction This is counterintuitive in view of the common assumption that avoidance of β-protons is essential for reducing degradation rates. This is fundamentally intriguing as well as relevant for the development of OH exchange membranes and ionic liquids.

  2. Bimolecular Crystals with an Intercalated Structure Improve Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)-Based Organic Photovoltaic Cells

    Kyung-Geun Lim, Jun-Mo Park, Dr. Hannah Mangold, Dr. Frédéric Laquai, Prof. Tae-Lim Choi and Prof. Tae-Woo Lee

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402813

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    Pretty Polly: Poly(2,5-dioctyloxy-p-phenylene vinylene-alt-2′,5′-thienylene vinylene) (PPVTV) is synthesized and applied to organic photovoltaic devices. We demonstrate a correlation between well-ordered bimolecular crystals of PPVTV:phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and an improved hole mobility of PPVTV:PCBM blends compared to pristine PPVTV films.

  3. Ferrocene and Cobaltocene Derivatives for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries

    Byunghyun Hwang, Dr. Min-Sik Park and Prof. Ketack Kim

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403021

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    Back on the metallo-scene! Metallocenes are investigated as new redox materials in non-aqueous redox flow batteries. Several pairs of ferrocene and cobaltocene derivatives are studied. Modification with functional groups and integration of transition-metal ions can change the electrochemical properties of the redox materials, improving current density and discharge potential.

  4. Synergistic Effects of Mixing Sulfone and Ionic Liquid as Safe Electrolytes for Lithium Sulfur Batteries

    Dr. Chen Liao, Dr. Bingkun Guo, Dr. Xiao-Guang Sun and Dr. Sheng Dai

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402800

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    Optimum composition: Mixtures of an ionic liquid and sulfone show distinctly different physicochemical properties from either of the pure components, including thermal properties and crystallization behavior. Lithium sulfur batteries that are assembled from lithium and a mesoporous carbon composite have a good reversible capacity and excellent cycling stability.

  5. Copper-Doped Dual Phase Li4Ti5O12–TiO2 Nanosheets as High-Rate and Long Cycle Life Anodes for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Dr. Chengcheng Chen, Yanan Huang, Dr. Cuihua An, Hao Zhang, Prof. Yijing Wang, Prof. Lifang Jiao and Prof. Huatang Yuan

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402886

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    Copper is the dope of the party! Cu-doped Li4Ti5O12–TiO2 nanosheets are synthesized by a facile, cheap, and environmentally friendly solution-based method. These nanostructures are investigated as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries and excellent rate performance is found. Copper doping builds fast channels in the nanosheets and enhances transportation of Li+ and electrons.