Pacifichem 2015: Connecting Chemistry with Society

Pacifichem celebrates the coming together of the chemical societies of far-flung nations, and in so doing, their cultures as well.  It is only fitting, then, that in the Pacifichem venue they will discuss the role that chemistry plays in society as a whole. Whether it is supplying the new clean energy sources we need to protect the planet or producing ever better drugs needed to treat neglected diseases and to ebb the tide of antibiotic and chemotherapeutic resistance, novel approaches to chemistry are crucial for every aspect of society. To echo the talks in the “Connecting Chemistry to Society” technical symposium to be held at Pacifichem, ACS Publications is providing a collection of papers that herald the myriad ways in which chemistry affects our lives and culture.

 

ACS Central Science

The Development of Global Science

Kyle E. Cordova, Hiroyasu Furukawa, and Omar M. Yaghi

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (1), 18-23

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00028

 

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Electronic Notebooks in the Post-America Invents Act World

Tracy U. Palovich

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (12), 1266-1267

DOI: 10.1021/ml500442p

 

Pharmacoeconomics and the Medicinal Chemist

Craig W. Lindsley

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (10), 1066-1068

DOI: 10.1021/ml500351u

 

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Oxygen Enhances Polyoxometalate-based Catalytic Dissolution and Delignification of Woody Biomass in Ionic Liquids

Fangchao Cheng, Hui Wang, and Robin D. Rogers

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (12), 2859-2865

DOI: 10.1021/sc500614m

 

CO2-Based Alkyl Carbamate Ionic Liquids as Distillable Extraction Solvents

R. Vijayaraghavan and D. R. MacFarlane

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (7), 1724-1728

DOI: 10.1021/sc5002066

 

Maintenance-Free Cellulose Solvents Based on Onium Hydroxides

Mitsuru Abe, Kosuke Kuroda, and Hiroyuki Ohno

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (8), 1771-1776

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00303

 

Chemical Research in Toxicology

Changing Rates for Liver and Lung Cancers in Qidong, China

Jian-Guo Chen and Thomas W. Kensler

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2014 27 (1), 3-6

DOI: 10.1021/tx400313j

 

Waterpipes and Electronic Cigarettes: Increasing Prevalence and Expanding Science

Jessica K. Pepper and Thomas Eissenberg

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2014 27 (8), 1336-1343

DOI: 10.1021/tx500200j

 

Inorganic Chemistry

Great Expectations: Using an Analysis of Current Practices To Propose a Framework for the Undergraduate Inorganic Curriculum

Barbara A. Reisner, Sheila R. Smith, Joanne L. Stewart, Jeffrey R. Raker, Johanna L. Crane, Sabrina G. Sobel, and Lester L. Pesterfield

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (18), 8859-8868

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01320

 

 

Journal of Chemical Education

What Might Cell Phone-Based Cheating on Tests Mean for Chemistry Education?

Kristen L. Murphy and Thomas A. Holme

Journal of Chemical Education 2015 92 (9), 1431-1432

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00637

 

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Complex Structure of Ionic Liquids. Molecular Dynamics Studies with Different Cation-Anion Combinations

Adilson A. Freitas, Karina Shimizu, and José N. Canongia Lopes

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2014 59 (10), 3120-3129

DOI: 10.1021/je500197x

 

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Contributions of Academic Laboratories to the Discovery and Development of Chemical Biology Tools

Donna M. Huryn, Lynn O. Resnick, and Peter Wipf

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2013 56 (18), 7161-7176

DOI: 10.1021/jm400132d

 

Journal of the American Chemical Society

The Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery: A Perspective

John B. Goodenough and Kyu-Sung Park

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013 135 (4), 1167-1176

DOI: 10.1021/ja3091438

 

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