Most Read Articles of 2016: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each ACS Publications journal in 2016, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list for 2016, but rather as an interesting perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention over the past year.

Of course, certain factors such as publishing earlier in the year, being featured in a special issue or being made open access may influence which items appeared on this list. To that end, ACS Axial will be publishing monthly updates on the most read chemistry articles of 2017 all year long. Don’t see your favorite papers on the list? Feel free to share your picks in the comments below.

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Accounts of Chemical Research

Na-Ion Battery Anodes: Materials and Electrochemistry

Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49 (2), pp 231–240
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00482

Making and Breaking of Lead Halide Perovskites
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)
Published as part of the Accounts of Chemical Research special issue “Lead Halide Perovskites for Solar Energy Conversion”.

Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49 (2), pp 330–338
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00455

Recent Advances in the Inverted Planar Structure of Perovskite Solar Cells
Published as part of the Accounts of Chemical Research special issue “Lead Halide Perovskites for Solar Energy Conversion”.

Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49 (1), pp 155–165
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00404

Rationaxcl Strategies for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells
Published as part of the Accounts of Chemical Research special issue “Lead Halide Perovskites for Solar Energy Conversion”.

Acc. Chem. Res.
, 2016, 49 (3), pp 562–572
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00444

Metal–Organic Frameworks as Platforms for Functional Materials

Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49 (3), pp 483–493
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00530

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ACS Central Science

Catalytic Oxidation of Methane into Methanol over Copper-Exchanged Zeolites with Oxygen at Low Temperature
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2 (6), pp 424–429
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00139

Achieving Gender Balance in the Chemistry Professoriate Is Not Rocket Science
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)
ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2 (4), pp 181–182
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00102

Open Source Drug Discovery: Highly Potent Antimalarial Compounds Derived from the Tres Cantos Arylpyrroles
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2 (10), pp 687–701
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00086

Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry: An Enabling and Innately Sustainable Method
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2 (5), pp 302–308
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00091

Neural Networks for the Prediction of Organic Chemistry Reactions
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2 (10), pp 725–732
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00219

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ACS Omega

Light-Assisted Solvothermal Chemistry Using Plasmonic Nanoparticles
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 2–8
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00019

Humic Acid as a Sensitizer in Highly Stable Dye Solar Cells: Energy from an Abundant Natural Polymer Soil Component
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 14–18
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00010

Chemistry, From Alpha to Omega, Open to All
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 1–1
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00103

Synthesis of Nanovesicular Glutathione Peroxidase Mimics with a Selenenylsulfide-Bearing Lipid
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 58–65
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00046

Converting Light Energy to Chemical Energy: A New Catalytic Approach for Sustainable Environmental Remediation
(Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice)

ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 41–51
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00076

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Chemical Reviews

Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice

Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (6), pp 3722–3811
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00482

Noncovalent Functionalization of Graphene and Graphene Oxide for Energy Materials, Biosensing, Catalytic, and Biomedical Applications
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
This article is part of the Noncovalent Interactions special issue.

Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (9), pp 5464–5519
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00620

Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4)-Based Photocatalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis and Environmental Remediation: Are We a Step Closer To Achieving Sustainability?

Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (12), pp 7159–7329
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00075

The Halogen Bond
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
This article is part of the Frontiers in Macromolecular and Supramolecular Science special issue.

Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (4), pp 2478–2601
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00484

Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Hollow Micro-/Nanostructures
This article is part of the Nanoparticle Chemistry special issue.

Chem. Rev., 2016, 116 (18), pp 10983–11060
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00731

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Journal of the American Chemical Society

Practical Ni-Catalyzed Aryl–Alkyl Cross-Coupling of Secondary Redox-Active Esters

Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (7), pp 2174–2177
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b00250

Radicals: Reactive Intermediates with Translational Potential
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (39), pp 12692–12714
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08856

11-Step Total Synthesis of (−)-Maoecrystal V
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (30), pp 9425–9428
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b06623

Emerging Frontiers in Drug Delivery

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (3), pp 704–717
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b09974

11-Step Total Synthesis of Pallambins C and D
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (24), pp 7536–7539
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04816

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