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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
Phone: +49 3641 948230
Fax: +49 3641 948212

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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

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Open AccessReview Membrane and Films Based on Novel Crown-Containing Dyes as Promising Chemosensoring Materials
Materials 2010, 3(12), 5293-5310; doi:10.3390/ma3125293
Received: 1 November 2010 / Revised: 3 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 December 2010 / Published: 17 December 2010
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This paper discusses several works on supramolecular systems such as monolayer and multilayer, polymer films of various crown-containing dyes, surface-active monomers and polymers. Design, production and investigation of the membrane nanostructures based on crown ethers is a rapidly developing field at the [...] Read more.
This paper discusses several works on supramolecular systems such as monolayer and multilayer, polymer films of various crown-containing dyes, surface-active monomers and polymers. Design, production and investigation of the membrane nanostructures based on crown ethers is a rapidly developing field at the “junction” of materials sciences and nanotechnology. These nanostructures can serve as convenient models for studying the self-organization and molecular recognition processes at interfaces that are typical for biomembranes. Based on the results obtained for such structures by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic force and Brewster-angle microscopy, surface pressure and surface potential isotherm measurements, the possibility of developing micro- and nanomaterials possessing a set of specified properties (including chemosensor, photochromic and photorefractive materials) is demonstrated. Full article
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Open AccessReview Dyes as Photoinitiators or Photosensitizers of Polymerization Reactions
Materials 2010, 3(12), 5130-5142; doi:10.3390/ma3125130
Received: 26 October 2010 / Revised: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 16 November 2010 / Published: 2 December 2010
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A short but up-to-date review on the role of dyes in the photoinitiation processes of polymerization reactions is presented. Radical and cationic reactions are largely encountered in the radiation curing and the imaging areas for use in traditional coating applications as well [...] Read more.
A short but up-to-date review on the role of dyes in the photoinitiation processes of polymerization reactions is presented. Radical and cationic reactions are largely encountered in the radiation curing and the imaging areas for use in traditional coating applications as well as in high tech sectors such as nanofabrication, computer-to-plate processing, laser direct imaging, manufacture of optical elements, etc. Recent promising developments concerned with the introduction of the silyl radical chemistry that enhances the polymerization efficiency are also discussed. Full article
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Open AccessReview Standard Dyes for Total Protein Staining in Gel-Based Proteomic Analysis
Materials 2010, 3(10), 4784-4792; doi:10.3390/ma3104784
Received: 8 October 2010 / Revised: 13 October 2010 / Accepted: 15 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010
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Staining of two-dimensional gels is a primary concern in proteomic studies using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis with respect to the number of proteins analyzed, the accuracy of spot quantification and reproducibility. In this review article, the efficiency of the most widely used dyes [...] Read more.
Staining of two-dimensional gels is a primary concern in proteomic studies using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis with respect to the number of proteins analyzed, the accuracy of spot quantification and reproducibility. In this review article, the efficiency of the most widely used dyes was investigated. Visible dyes (Coomassie blue and silver nitrate), fluorescent dyes (Sypro Ruby, Deep Purple) and cyanine labeled methods were compared. Full article
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