ACS Editors’ Choice: A Closer Look at Biosynthetic Polymers as Functional Materials

This week: a perspective on Biosynthetic Polymers as Functional Materials, sleep aids, multispectral chiral imaging — 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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5-Alkyl-2-urea-Substituted Pyridines: Identification of Efficacious Glucokinase Activators with Improved Properties
ml-2016-00145b_0015
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00145
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Semiempirical Modeling of Ag Nanoclusters: New Parameters for Optical Property Studies Enable Determination of Double Excitation Contributions to Plasmonic Excitation
jp-2016-04520c_0010
J. Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b04520
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Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) Extract and 6-Prenylnaringenin Induce P450 1A1 Catalyzed Estrogen 2-Hydroxylation
tx-2016-001126_0008
Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00112
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Biosynthetic Polymers as Functional Materials
ma-2016-004399_0013
Macromolecules, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00439
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Liquid-like Solids Support Cells in 3D
ab-2016-00218n_0009
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00218
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Multispectral Chiral Imaging with a Metalens
nl-2016-018972_0005
Nano Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01897
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Electron Transfer Reactivity of the Aqueous Iron(IV)–Oxo Complex. Outer-Sphere vs Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer
ic-2016-00966q_0005
Inorg. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00966
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