Special Issue "Advances in Dyes and Pigments"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 October 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rainer Beckert
Institute for Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, D-07743 Jena, Germany
E-Mail: c6bera@uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 3641 948230
Fax: +49 3641 948212

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Two months ago, I presented a lecture entitled ”Dyes – More Than Only Visual Impressions”. This event took place within the framework of the sundays lectures at our university and found interest in all generations present. The considerable resonance stimulated me to act now as guest editor for this issue.

Indeed, in the last two decades organic dyes, traditionally used for coloring textiles, food and hair, have become increasingly important in advanced materials. These functional dyes can be used in sunlight conversion in solar cells, optical data storage, and sensors as well as for the labelling of biomolecules. In addition, some functional dyes are the focus of recent major research activities of chemists, physicists and materials scientists, primarily due to their application in organic electronics mainly in field-effect transistors (OFETs).

This issue should serve as a valuable information source for material chemists, researchers and graduates, who wish to gain an overview of the key advances in this field over the last years and an authoritative view on future developments.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Beckert
Guest Editor

Published Papers (3 papers)

by ,  and
Materials 2010, 3(12), 5293-5310; doi:10.3390/ma3125293
Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 3 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 December 2010 / Published: 17 December 2010
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by , , ,  and
Materials 2010, 3(12), 5130-5142; doi:10.3390/ma3125130
Received: 26 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 16 November 2010 / Published: 2 December 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(10), 4784-4792; doi:10.3390/ma3104784
Received: 8 October 2010; in revised form: 13 October 2010 / Accepted: 15 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010
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