ACS Editors’ Choice: Quantifying Biodiversity Losses — and More!

This week: quantifying biodiversity losses, perspectives on electrochemical CO2 capture, medicinal chemistry of curcumin — 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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Structure–Reactivity Studies, Characterization, and Transformation of Intermediates by Lithium Chloride in the Direct Insertion of Alkyl and Aryl Iodides to Metallic Zinc Powder

Organometallics, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00910
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Directed Evolution of Key Residues in Fluorescent Protein Inverses the Polarity of Voltage Sensitivity in the Genetically Encoded Indicator ArcLight

ACS Chem. Neurosci., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.6b00234
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Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide

ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, pp 454–461
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608
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The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin

J. Med. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00975
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Cluster Model Studies of Anion and Molecular Specificities via Electrospray Ionization Photoelectron Spectroscopy

J. Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b09784
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Quantifying Biodiversity Losses Due to Human Consumption: A Global-Scale Footprint Analysis

Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05296
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An Effective Biocatalytic Reactor–Rotating Packed Bed Applied in Hydrolysis Reactions

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03381
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