Dynamic covalent chemistry visualized!

A collaboration between two ISIS research groups (Lehn, Samori) has revealed dynamic covalent chemistry on surfaces. They state: "The results above taken together stress the crucial role of interactions with the surface as the selection force that drives the outcome of covalent chemical reactions, allowing or inhibiting given transformations and thus leads to a surface-controlled … Continue Reading ››

When self-assembly meets biology: luminescent platinum complexes for imaging applications

DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60453E (Review Article) Chem. Soc. Rev.,2014, Advance Article Matteo Mauro *ab, Alessandro Aliprandi a, Dedy Septiadi a, Nermin Seda Kehr a and Luisa De Cola *a Luminescent platinum complexes have attractive chemical and photophysical properties such as high stability, emission in the visible region, high emission quantum yields and long excited state lifetimes. However the absorption spectrum of the compounds in … Continue Reading ››

Graphene–organic composites for electronics: optical and electronic interactions in vacuum, liquids and thin solid films

DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32153C (Feature Article) J. Mater. Chem. C,2014, 2, 3129-3143

Graphene exhibits exceptional mechanical, optical and electrical properties that are unfortunately accompanied by poor processability and tunability of its properties. The controlled interaction of graphene with tailor-made organic semiconductors (OSs) can offer a solution to solve these two problems simultaneously. … Continue Reading ››

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