ACS Editor’s Choice: On-Demand Drug Delivery with Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles

This week: Discover a method for on-demand drug delivery with lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles, insights into the preparation of graphene oxide, a low-cost alternative to infrared thermal imaging devices — 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!

Hidden Second Oxidation Step of Hummers Method

Jong Hun Kang, Taehoon Kim, Jaeyoo Choi, Jisoo Park, Yern Seung Kim, Mi Se Chang, Haesol Jung, Kyung Tae Park, Seung Jae Yang, and Chong Rae Park

Chem. Mater., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03700

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Is Molecular Weight or Degree of Polymerization a Better Descriptor of Ultrasound-Induced Mechanochemical Transduction?

Preston A. May, Nicholas F. Munaretto, Michael B. Hamoy, Maxwell J. Robb, and Jeffrey S. Moore

ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, pp 177–180

DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00855

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In Vitro and in Vivo Characterization of MOD-4023, a Long-Acting Carboxy-Terminal Peptide (CTP)-Modified Human Growth Hormone

Oren Hershkovitz, Ahuva Bar-Ilan, Rachel Guy, Yana Felikman, Laura Moschcovich, Vivian Hwa, Ron G. Rosenfeld, Eyal Fima, and Gili Hart

Mol. Pharmaceutics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00868

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Photocleavable Hydrogel-Coated Upconverting Nanoparticles: A Multifunctional Theranostic Platform for NIR Imaging and On-Demand Macromolecular Delivery

Ghulam Jalani, Rafik Naccache, Derek H. Rosenzweig, Lisbet Haglund, Fiorenzo Vetrone, and Marta Cerruti

Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12357

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Pyramidanes: The Covalent Form of the Ionic Compounds

Vladimir Ya. Lee, Olga A. Gapurenko, Yuki Ito, Takahiko Meguro, Haruka Sugasawa, Akira Sekiguchi, Ruslan M. Minyaev, Vladimir I. Minkin, Rolfe H. Herber, and Heinz Gornitzka

Organometallics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00924

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Infrared Photodetection Based on Colloidal Quantum-Dot Films with High Mobility and Optical Absorption up to THz

Emmanuel Lhuillier, Marion Scarafagio, Patrick Hease, Brice Nadal, Hervé Aubin, Xiang Zhen Xu, Nicolas Lequeux, Gilles Patriarche, Sandrine Ithurria, and Benoit Dubertret

Nano Lett., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04616

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Aptamer-Modified Graphene-Based Catalytic Micromotors: Off–On Fluorescent Detection of Ricin

Berta Esteban-Fernández de Ávila, Miguel Angel Lopez-Ramirez, Daniela F. Báez, Adrian Jodra, Virendra V. Singh, Kevin Kaufmann, and Joseph Wang*

ACS Sens., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.5b00300

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