Delighted to share a new publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry C entitled Thionated PDI supramolecular polymers: controlling aggregation mechanisms, morphology and function discussing the effects on self-assembly of heteroatom substitution in supramolecular polymer systems.
Our recent review “Crosslinked porous polyimides: structure, properties and applications” arrives in Polymer Chemistry (Polym. Chem., 2021,12, 6515-6526), with a fantastic render from Marcos featured on the cover.
A new review entitled Design and Control of Perylene Supramolecular Polymers through Imide Substitutions has been accepted in Chemistry—A European Journal. The publication is concerned with perylene-based supramolecular polymers (SMPs) and their exploitable properties achievable via chemical modification of the imide substituents.
Congratulations to all involved with this achievement.
A new review covering porous polyimides (pPIs) has been accepted in the RSC’s Polymer Chemistry journal entitled Crosslinked Porous Polyimides: Structure, Properties and Applications. The publication covers this class of porous organic polymer (POP) and highlights their high thermal and chemical stability, high surface area, energy storage capabilities and promising future.
Congratulations to Mr Narzary, Dr Baker, Ms Yadav and Profs D’Elia & Faul on this achievement.
A review just appeared in Nano Energy with our collaborators from the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Bejing. The review, entitled “Conjugated microporous polymers for energy storage: Recent progress and challenges” covers the very broad and active field of energy storage, specficially highlighting challenges and opportunities.
Congrats to Kamran and all others involved in another paper in this growing collaboration!
Not quite the same as an in-person celebration afterwards, but we could celebrate on Zoom, and made sure that Henry was made aware of his own personal bottle of bubbly for celebrations!
Well done Henry!
Another joint paper with our long-standing collaborators, the Manners Group (now at the University of Victoria). Charlie (lead author) and Liam (another former joint student) contributed to a paper on the surface patterning of uniform 2D platelet block co-micelles – published in ACS Macro Letters! We show the formation of rectangular platelets containing two block copolymers with different coronal chemistries. On addition of a solvent that is only able to solvate the corona of one block, colloidally stable micelles with patterned surfaces via coronal collapse are formed.
Well done to all involved in this productive and long-standing collaboration!
Continuing the Faul Research Group’s long-standing collaboration with Yaozu and Wei (and Yaozu’s group at Donghua University in Shanghai), our latest paper just appeared in Chemistry of Materials! And of course great to have Arne Thomas (TU Berlin) involved in the study as well!
The study, entitled “Conjugated Microporous Polymer Network Grafted Carbon Nanotube Fibers with Tunable Redox Activity for Efficient Flexible Wearable Energy Storage” explores novel fiber-shaped supercapacitors (FSCs) as promising flexible energy storage devices.
Congrats to all involved – especially Wei as first author of this very nice study!