ACS Editors’ Choice: Insights Into Clean Water and Dirty Air

This week: air quality monitoring, disinfection byproducts in pools and spas,  prediction of electron ionization mass spectra from first principles — 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!


Simulated Screens of DNA Encoded Libraries: The Potential Influence of Chemical Synthesis Fidelity on Interpretation of Structure–Activity Relationships

ACS Comb. Sci., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00001



Asymmetric Synthesis of Letermovir Using a Novel Phase-Transfer-Catalyzed Aza-Michael Reaction

Org. Process Res. Dev., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00076

The Interplay of Shape and Crystalline Anisotropies in Plasmonic Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Nano Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01390

Exchange–Correlation Functionals via Local Interpolation along the Adiabatic Connection

J. Chem. Theory Comput., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b00177

Progressive Increase in Disinfection Byproducts and Mutagenicity from Source to Tap to Swimming Pool and Spa Water: Impact of Human Inputs

Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00808

Real-Time Cell-Electronic Sensing of Coal Fly Ash Particulate Matter for Toxicity-Based Air Quality Monitoring

Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00004

How to Compute Electron Ionization Mass Spectra from First Principles

J. Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b02907

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