Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Journal Articles of Feb. 2017

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read multidisciplinary articles that appeared in each related 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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Accounts of Chemical Research

Analyte-Responsive Hydrogels: Intelligent Materials for Biosensing and Drug Delivery
Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50 (2), pp 170–178
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00533

Entropy and Enzyme Catalysis
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Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50 (2), pp 199–207
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00321

From Carbon-Based Nanotubes to Nanocages for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage
Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50 (2), pp 435–444
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00541

Self-Templated Formation of Hollow Structures for Electrochemical Energy Applications
Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50 (2), pp 293–301
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00480

Molecular Aggregate Photophysics beyond the Kasha Model: Novel Design Principles for Organic Materials
Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50 (2), pp 341–350
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00576

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ACS Central Science

Two-Way Chemical Communication between Artificial and Natural Cells
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ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (2), pp 117–123
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00330

Living Additive Manufacturing: Transformation of Parent Gels into Diversely Functionalized Daughter Gels Made Possible by Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis
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ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (2), pp 124–134
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00335

Assessing Physicochemical Properties of Drug Molecules via Microsolvation Measurements with Differential Mobility Spectrometry
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ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (2), pp 101–109
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00297

Core–Shell Nanoparticle Coating as an Interfacial Layer for Dendrite-Free Lithium Metal Anodes
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ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (2), pp 135–140
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00389

Surprising Degradation Products from an Under-Fire Insecticide
What if the environmental risks of neonicotinoids like imidacloprid are only the beginning of the story (Environmental Science & Technology)?
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ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (2), pp 97–98
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00033

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ACS Omega

Solid-Phase Synthesis of Self-Assembling Multivalent π-Conjugated Peptides
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ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (2), pp 409–419
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00414

Evaluation of Silk Inverse Opals for “Smart” Tissue Culture
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ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (2), pp 470–477
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00320

Temperature-Dependent Reinforcement of Hydrophilic Rubber Using Ice Crystals
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ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (2), pp 363–371
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00443

Dual-Functional-Tag-Facilitated Protein Labeling and Immobilization
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ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (2), pp 522–528
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00512

Comparison of the Optical and Electrochemical Properties of Bi(perylene diimide)s Linked through Ortho and Bay Positions
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ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (2), pp 377–385
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00537

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Chemical Reviews

Nanomaterials for In Vivo Imaging
Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (3), pp 901–986
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00073

Surface-Initiated Controlled Radical Polymerization: State-of-the-Art, Opportunities, and Challenges in Surface and Interface Engineering with Polymer Brushes
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Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (3), pp 1105–1318
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00314

Porous Organic Materials: Strategic Design and Structure–Function Correlation
Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (3), pp 1515–1563
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00439

New Insights into Perfluorinated Sulfonic-Acid Ionomers
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Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (3), pp 987–1104
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00159

Functional Graphene Nanomaterials Based Architectures: Biointeractions, Fabrications, and Emerging Biological Applications
Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (3), pp 1826–1914
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00520

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Journal of the American Chemical Society

Fe-Catalyzed C–C Bond Construction from Olefins via Radicals
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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (6), pp 2484–2503
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13155

Benzyltriboronates: Building Blocks for Diastereoselective Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (7), pp 2589–2592
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12896

C(sp2)–H Borylation of Fluorinated Arenes Using an Air-Stable Cobalt Precatalyst: Electronically Enhanced Site Selectivity Enables Synthetic Opportunities
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (7), pp 2825–2832
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13346

Hydrogen Borrowing Catalysis with Secondary Alcohols: A New Route for the Generation of β-Branched Carbonyl Compounds
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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (7), pp 2577–2580
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12840

Highly Regio- and Enantioselective Vicinal Dihalogenation of Allyl Amides
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (6), pp 2132–2135
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b09203

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Journal of Chemical Education

The Slippery Slope of Student Evaluations
J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (2), pp 131–132
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00046

Mapping the Teaching of History of Chemistry in Europe
J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (2), pp 133–136
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00401

Capturing Chemical Identity Thinking
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J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (2), pp 137–148
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00387

Stereogame: An Interactive Computer Game That Engages Students in Reviewing Stereochemistry Concepts
J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (2), pp 248–250
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00475

Colorful and Creative Chemistry: Making Simple Sustainable Paints with Natural Pigments and Binders
J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (2), pp 211–215
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00591

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