ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Better Biodegradable Plastic — and More!

This week: building a better biodegradable plastic, taking a closer look at the impact of temperature on enzyme-catalyzed reactions, getting an overview of current research in polymerization-induced self-assembly in nanoparticles  — 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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Structural Insights into the Processing of Nucleobase-Modified Nucleotides by DNA Polymerases
Acc. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
ar-2015-005447_0007

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00544

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Toughening Glassy Poly(lactide) with Block Copolymer Micelles

mz-2016-00063c_0003

ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, pp 359–364
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00063

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In Situ Visualization of Lithium Ion Intercalation into MoS2 Single Crystals using Differential Optical Microscopy with Atomic Layer Resolution

ja-2015-11849b_0010

J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11849

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On the Temperature Dependence of Enzyme-Catalyzed Rates

bi-2015-010944_0005
Biochemistry, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b01094

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A Critical Appraisal of RAFT-Mediated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly

ma-2015-02602g_0009
Macromolecules, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02602

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Plasmon Response and Electron Dynamics in Charged Metallic Nanoparticles

la-2016-001125_0001
Langmuir, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00112

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Strategies of Successful Synthesis Solutions: Mapping, Mechanisms, and More

ed-2015-00900u_0002
J. Chem. Educ., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00900

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