Organic molecules in materials science

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    Porous organic networks are of great fundamental and technological interest. Here, the authors synthesize a three-dimensional porous organic network with high specific surface area via a solid-state explosive reaction of hexaethynyl triptycene single crystals containing primer molecules.

    • Seo-Yoon Bae
    • , Dongwook Kim
    • , Dongbin Shin
    • , Javeed Mahmood
    • , In-Yup Jeon
    • , Sun-Min Jung
    • , Sun-Hee Shin
    • , Seok-Jin Kim
    • , Noejung Park
    • , Myoung Soo Lah
    •  & Jong-Beom Baek
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    The activation of cleavable organometallic dimers upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation allows air-stable n-type doping of organic materials with electron affinity lower than the expected thermodynamic reducing strength of the dimers.

    • Xin Lin
    • , Berthold Wegner
    • , Kyung Min Lee
    • , Michael A. Fusella
    • , Fengyu Zhang
    • , Karttikay Moudgil
    • , Barry P. Rand
    • , Stephen Barlow
    • , Seth R. Marder
    • , Norbert Koch
    •  & Antoine Kahn
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    Flexible batteries have been used to power wearable smart electronics and implantable medical devices. Here, the authors report a carbon-rich flexible hydrogen substituted graphdiyne electrode exhibiting superior electrochemical performance in lithium and sodium ion batteries.

    • Jianjiang He
    • , Ning Wang
    • , Zili Cui
    • , Huiping Du
    • , Lin Fu
    • , Changshui Huang
    • , Ze Yang
    • , Xiangyan Shen
    • , Yuanping Yi
    • , Zeyi Tu
    •  & Yuliang Li
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    Sodium-ion batteries are a cost-effective alternative to lithium-ion for large-scale energy storage. Here Bao et al. develop a cathode based on biomass-derived ionic crystals that enables a four-sodium ion storage mechanism leading to exceptionally high specific capacity and energy density.

    • Minah Lee
    • , Jihyun Hong
    • , Jeffrey Lopez
    • , Yongming Sun
    • , Dawei Feng
    • , Kipil Lim
    • , William C. Chueh
    • , Michael F. Toney
    • , Yi Cui
    •  & Zhenan Bao
    Nature Energy 2, 861–868
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    Traditional approaches used in the pharmaceutical industry are not precise or versatile enough for customized medicine formulation and manufacture. Here the authors produce a method to form coatings, with accurate dosages, as well as a means of closely controlling dissolution kinetics.

    • Olga Shalev
    • , Shreya Raghavan
    • , J. Maxwell Mazzara
    • , Nancy Senabulya
    • , Patrick D. Sinko
    • , Elyse Fleck
    • , Christopher Rockwell
    • , Nicholas Simopoulos
    • , Christina M. Jones
    • , Anna Schwendeman
    • , Geeta Mehta
    • , Roy Clarke
    • , Gregory E. Amidon
    •  & Max Shtein

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