Strategies for improving the functionality of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

Tailoring nanoarchitectures for functional applications   Zeolitic imidazole frameworks (ZIFs), a subclass of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) built with tetrahedra....more

Bio-inspired metal-N4 macrocyclic compounds for next-generation fuel-cell electrocatalysts

Corrine- and corrole-based promising nonprecious metal electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs)    For....more

Mechanically interlocked daisy-chain-like structures as multidimensional molecular muscles

   Daisy chains are garlands of flowers often worn as bracelets or necklaces (Figure 1). Because of their beautiful structures and possibly muscle-like motions, cycl....more

A novel porphyrin-containing polyimide for memory devices

   Since the first polymer-based electronic memory device was reported by Sliva et al., in 1970, these devices have attracted significant attention. Polymer-based el....more