ACS Editors’ Choice: Invisibility, Rare Earth Elements in San Francisco Bay and more!

This week:  Researchers build a biomimetic mechanical chameleon to test a new method for achieving invisibility via real-time active camouflage, while a study shows concentrations of rare earth  elements used in new high-tech applications are rapidly building up in San Francisco Bay – 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!

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From Highly Crystalline to Outer Surface-Functionalized Covalent Organic Frameworks—A Modulation Approach

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Mona Calik, Torben Sick, Mirjam Dogru, Markus Döblinger, Stefan Datz, Harald Budde, Achim Hartschuh, Florian Auras, and Thomas Bein
Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10708

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Combinatorial Optimization of Sequence-Defined Oligo(ethanamino)amides for Folate Receptor-Targeted pDNA and siRNA Delivery

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Dongsheng He, Katharina Müller, Ana Krhac Levacic, Petra Kos, Ulrich Lächelt, and Ernst Wagner

Bioconjugate Chem., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00649

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Increases in Anthropogenic Gadolinium Anomalies and Rare Earth Element Concentrations in San Francisco Bay over a 20 Year Record

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Vanessa Hatje, Kenneth W. Bruland, and A. Russell Flegal

Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP

DOI: a/acs.est.5b04322

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Ion-Directed Synthesis of Indium-Derived 2,5-Thiophenedicarboxylate Metal–Organic Frameworks: Tuning Framework Dimensionality

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Joseph J. Mihaly, Matthias Zeller, and Douglas T. Genna

Cryst. Growth Des., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01680

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The Pathogenic Mutation T182A Converts the Prion Protein into a Molten Globule-like Conformation Whose Misfolding to Oligomers but Not to Fibrils Is Drastically Accelerated

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Jogender Singh and Jayant B. Udgaonkar

Biochemistry, 2016, 55 (3), pp 459–469

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b01266

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Mechanical Chameleon through Dynamic Real-Time Plasmonic Tuning

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Guoping Wang, Xuechen Chen, Sheng Liu, Chingping Wong, and Sheng Chu

ACS Nano, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07472

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Synthesis and Diels–Alder Reactivity of Substituted [4]Dendralenes

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Mehmet F. Saglam, Ali R. Alborzi, Alan D. Payne, Anthony C. Willis, Michael N. Paddon-Row, and Michael S. Sherburn

Org. Chem., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b02583

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