ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Use for Lithium-Ion Batteries — and More!

This week in ACS Editors’ Choice: a surprising use for lithium-ion batteries; a new class of hydrogen evolution catalyst; a screening process for spotting compounds with analgesic properties – and more!

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!

Lithium-Ion Battery Cycling for Magnetism Control

Qingyun Zhang, Xi Luo, Luning Wang, Lifang Zhang, Bilal Khalid, Jianghong Gong, and Hui Wu

Nano Lett., Article ASAP

1-8 batteries

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04276


Hydrogen Evolution from Water under Aerobic Conditions Catalyzed by a Cobalt ATCUN Metallopeptide

Banu Kandemir, Lenore Kubie, Yixing Guo, Brian Sheldon, and Kara L. Bren

Inorg. Chem., Article ASAP

1-8 water

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02157


Wave Function Frozen-Density Embedding: Coupled Excitations

Sebastian Höfener and Lucas Visscher

Chem. Theory Comput., Article ASAP

1-8 wave

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00821


Mechanism of the Platinum(II)-Catalyzed Hydroamination of 4-Pentenylamines

Christopher F. Bender, Timothy J. Brown, and Ross A. Widenhoefer*

Organometallics, Article ASAP

1-8 platinum

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00821


Direct Phenotypic Screening in Mice: Identification of Individual, Novel Antinociceptive Compounds from a Library of 734 821 Pyrrolidine Bis-piperazines

Richard A. Houghten*, Michelle L. Ganno, Jay P. McLaughlin, Colette T. Dooley, Shainnel O. Eans, Radleigh G. Santos, Travis LaVoi, Adel Nefzi, Greg Welmaker, Marc A. Giulianotti, and Lawrence Toll

ACS Comb. Sci., Article ASAP


DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.5b00126


Coupling of Phosphate-Imprinted Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles-Based Selective Enrichment with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Highly Efficient Analysis of Protein Phosphorylation

Yang Chen, Daojin Li, Zijun Bie, Xinpei He, and Zhen Liu

Anal. Chem., Article ASAP


DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04343


New Approach for Investigating Reaction Dynamics and Rates with Ab Initio Calculations

Kelly L. Fleming, Pratyush Tiwary, and Jim Pfaendtner

Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP


DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b10667


A Frustrated Lewis Pair Based on a Cationic Aluminum Complex and Triphenylphosphine

Tom E. Stennett, Jürgen Pahl, Harmen S. Zijlstra, Falk W. Seidel, and Sjoerd Harder

Organometallics, Article ASAP


DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00927

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