Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such as citations, into account. This article should not be taken as a “best of” compilation, but rather as an interesting perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention recently. Don’t see your favorite paper on the list? Include it in the comments below.

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ACS Sensors

Single-Step DNA Detection Assay Monitoring Dual-Color Light Scattering from Individual Metal Nanoparticle Aggregates
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (2), pp 251–256
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00737

Quantum Dot-Based Molecularly Imprinted Polymers on Three-Dimensional Origami Paper Microfluidic Chip for Fluorescence Detection of Phycocyanin
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (2), pp 243–250
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00664

What Are Clinically Relevant Levels of Cellular and Biomolecular Analytes?
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (2), pp 193–197
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00691

An Ultrasensitive Plasmonic Nanosensor for Aldehydes
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (2), pp 263–267
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00769

Inflection Point of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Peak: A General Method to Improve the Sensitivity
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (2), pp 235–242
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00633

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Analytical Chemistry

Multicolor Gold–Silver Nano-Mushrooms as Ready-to-Use SERS Probes for Ultrasensitive and Multiplex DNA/miRNA Detection
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (4), pp 2531–2538
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04729

Separation of Isotopologues in Ultra-High-Resolution Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (3), pp 1509–1515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03300

Two-Photon Ratiometric Fluorescence Probe with Enhanced Absorption Cross Section for Imaging and Biosensing of Zinc Ions in Hippocampal Tissue and Zebrafish
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (4), pp 2553–2560
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04781

A Phenylselenium-Substituted BODIPY Fluorescent Turn-off Probe for Fluorescence Imaging of Hydrogen Sulfide in Living Cells
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (3), pp 1801–1807
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04114

Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Method for Sensitive Detection of Protein Kinase A Activity Using TiO2/g-C3N4, PAMAM Dendrimer, and Alkaline Phosphatase
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (4), pp 2369–2376
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04184

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Chemical Research in Toxicology

Deep Learning to Predict the Formation of Quinone Species in Drug Metabolism
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (2), pp 642–656
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00385

DNA Advanced Glycation End Products (DNA-AGEs) Are Elevated in Urine and Tissue in an Animal Model of Type 2 Diabetes
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (2), pp 689–698
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00414

Chemical Interaction of Protein Cysteine Residues with Reactive Metabolites of Methyleugenol
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (2), pp 564–573
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00290

Pitfalls and Challenges in Nanotoxicology: A Case of Cobalt Ferrite (CoFe2O4) Nanocomposites
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (2), pp 492–507
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00377

Call for Papers on Mass Spectrometry and Biomarkers in Human Population Studies
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (2), pp 487–487
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00431

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Environmental Science & Technology

Flint Water Crisis Caused By Interrupted Corrosion Control: Investigating “Ground Zero” Home
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (4), pp 2007–2014
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04034

In Situ Photochemical Activation of Sulfate for Enhanced Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Water
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (4), pp 2339–2346
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05090

Building a Wall on the Imaginary Line
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (3), pp 1053–1053
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05220

Burden of Disease from Rising Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions in Southeast Asia
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Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (3), pp 1467–1476
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03731

Continuing the Discussion
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (3), pp 1059–1059
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06153

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Environmental Science Technology Letters

A pH-Gradient Flow Cell for Converting Waste CO2 into Electricity
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (2), pp 49–53
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00467

An Inconvenient Administration
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (2), pp 31–31
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00011

Integrated Framework for Identifying Toxic Transformation Products in Complex Environmental Mixtures
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (2), pp 32–43
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00455

Lubricating Oil as a Major Constituent of Ship Exhaust Particles
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (2), pp 54–58
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00488

Identification of Mercury and Dissolved Organic Matter Complexes Using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (2), pp 59–65
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00460

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Development of a QuEChERS-Based Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Acidic Pesticides, Their Esters, and Conjugates Following Alkaline Hydrolysis
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (6), pp 1296–1305
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05407

Neuroprotective Effects of Bioavailable Polyphenol-Derived Metabolites against Oxidative Stress-Induced Cytotoxicity in Human Neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y Cells
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (4), pp 752–758
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b04538

Analytical Methods Used in the Quality Control of Honey
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (4), pp 690–703
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b04776

A Perspective on Crocus sativus L. (Saffron) Constituent Crocin: A Potent Water-Soluble Antioxidant and Potential Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (5), pp 1005–1020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b04398

Chemical and Antioxidant Properties of Betalains
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (4), pp 675–689
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b04208

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Journal of Proteome Research

Expansion for the Brachylophosaurus canadensis Collagen I Sequence and Additional Evidence of the Preservation of Cretaceous Protein
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (2), pp 920–932
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00873

The Cover Letter
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (2), pp 367–367
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b01068

Analysis of Reproducibility of Proteome Coverage and Quantitation Using Isobaric Mass Tags (iTRAQ and TMT)
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (2), pp 384–392
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b01154

Advancing Top-down Analysis of the Human Proteome Using a Benchtop Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (2), pp 609–618
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00698

Optimization of Acquisition and Data-Processing Parameters for Improved Proteomic Quantification by Sequential Window Acquisition of All Theoretical Fragment Ion Mass Spectrometry
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (2), pp 738–747
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00767

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