Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of March 2017

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 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 Catalysis

Superlative Scientific Writing
ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (3), pp 2218–2219
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00566

A Viewpoint on Chemical Reductions of Carbon–Oxygen Bonds in Renewable Feedstocks Including CO2 and Biomass
ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (3), pp 2107–2115
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b03581

Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 Catalyzed by Fe-N-C Materials: A Structure–Selectivity Study
ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (3), pp 1520–1525
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b03353

Silver-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Hydroxyfluorination of Styrenes
ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (3), pp 1606–1609
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b03529

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Direct Hydroxymethylation of Aryl C–H Bonds
ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (3), pp 2213–2217
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00078

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ACS Combinatorial Science

An Integrated Microfluidic Processor for DNA-Encoded Combinatorial Library Functional Screening
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ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (3), pp 181–192
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00192

Discovery of Peptidomimetic Ligands of EED as Allosteric Inhibitors of PRC2
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (3), pp 161–172
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00174

Two Cycles with One Catch: Hydrazine in Ugi 4-CR and Its Postcyclizations
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ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (3), pp 193–198
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00009

Fast and Facile Synthesis of 4-Nitrophenyl 2-Azidoethylcarbamate Derivatives from N-Fmoc-Protected α-Amino Acids as Activated Building Blocks for Urea Moiety-Containing Compound Library
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (3), pp 131–136
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00160

Multicomponent Assembly of the Kinesin Spindle Protein Inhibitor CPUYJ039 and Analogues as Antimitotic Agents
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (3), pp 153–160
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00166

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ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Discovery of GBT440, an Orally Bioavailable R-State Stabilizer of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin
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ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (3), pp 321–326
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00491

Curcumin May Defy Medicinal Chemists
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (3), pp 274–274
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00051

Antiparasitic Lead Discovery: Toward Optimization of a Chemotype with Activity Against Multiple Protozoan Parasites
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ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (3), pp 350–354
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00011

Discovery of Potent, Selective, and Structurally Novel Dot1L Inhibitors by a Fragment Linking Approach
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (3), pp 338–343
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00519

Editorial: Medicinal Chemistry Research in India
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (3), pp 270–272
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00064

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Bioconjugate Chemistry

Peptide Conjugates for Biological Applications
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Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (3), pp 689–690
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00102

Designing Hybrid Antibiotic Peptide Conjugates To Cross Bacterial Membranes
Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (3), pp 793–804
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00725

Functional Modification of Thioether Groups in Peptides, Polypeptides, and Proteins
Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (3), pp 691–700
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00696

Self-Assembly of Peptide Bioconjugates: Selected Recent Research Highlights
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Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (3), pp 731–739
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00284

Site-Specific and Stoichiometric Stealth Polymer Conjugates of Therapeutic Peptides and Proteins
Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 (3), pp 713–723
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00652

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Inorganic Chemistry

Giant Exchange Coupling Evidenced with a Magnetization Jump at 52 T for a Gadolinium-Nitroxide Chelate
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Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56 (6), pp 3310–3314
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02685

Incorporation of Pyrazine and Bipyridine Linkers with High-Spin Fe(II) and Co(II) in a Metal–Organic Framework
Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56 (6), pp 3349–3356
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02883

Quantitation of the THF Content in Fe[N(SiMe3)2]2·xTHF
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Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56 (6), pp 3140–3143
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00056

Polar Ketone-Functionalized Metal–Organic Framework Showing a High CO2 Adsorption Performance
Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56 (5), pp 2363–2366
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02660

Oxoiron(IV) Tetramethylcyclam Complexes with Axial Carboxylate Ligands: Effect of Tethering the Carboxylate on Reactivity
Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56 (6), pp 3287–3301
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02659

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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin
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J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (5), pp 1620–1637
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00975

How Big Is Too Big for Cell Permeability?
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (5), pp 1662–1664
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00237

The Ecstasy and Agony of Assay Interference Compounds
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (6), pp 2165–2168
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00229

Combining Molecular Scaffolds from FDA Approved Drugs: Application to Drug Discovery
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (5), pp 1638–1647
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b01367

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of a Novel Series of Oxadiazine Gamma Secretase Modulators for Familial Alzheimer’s Disease
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (6), pp 2383–2400
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b01620

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Journal of Natural Products

Fungal Identification Using Molecular Tools: A Primer for the Natural Products Research Community
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J. Nat. Prod., 2017, 80 (3), pp 756–770
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b01085

The Bengamides: A Mini-Review of Natural Sources, Analogues, Biological Properties, Biosynthetic Origins, and Future Prospects
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J. Nat. Prod., 2017, 80 (3), pp 740–755
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00970

Antineoplastic Agents. 603. Quinstatins: Exceptional Cancer Cell Growth Inhibitors
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J. Nat. Prod., 2017, 80 (3), pp 692–698
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b01006

Opportunistic Sampling of Roadkill as an Entry Point to Accessing Natural Products Assembled by Bacteria Associated with Non-anthropoidal Mammalian Microbiomes
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J. Nat. Prod., 2017, 80 (3), pp 598–608
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00772

Protoxenicins A and B, Cytotoxic Long-Chain Acylated Xenicanes from the Soft Coral Protodendron repens
This article is part of the Special Issue in Honor of Phil Crews special issue.
J. Nat. Prod., 2017, 80 (3), pp 713–719
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00046

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The Journal of Organic Chemistry

The Conversion of tert-Butyl Esters to Acid Chlorides Using Thionyl Chloride
J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (6), pp 3245–3251
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02931

CuBr-Catalyzed Aerobic Decarboxylative Cycloaddition for the Synthesis of Indolizines under Solvent-Free Conditions
J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (6), pp 2835–2842
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02455

Transition-Metal-Free Oxidative Decarboxylative Cross Coupling of α,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids with Cyclic Ethers under Air Conditions: Mild Synthesis of α-Oxyalkyl Ketones
J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (6), pp 2965–2971
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02993

Total Synthesis of (−)-Marinisporolide C
J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (6), pp 3019–3045
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00023

One-Pot, Three-Component Assembly of Indoloquinolines: Total Synthesis of Isocryptolepine
J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (6), pp 3011–3018
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b03084

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Molecular Pharmaceutics

Breast Cancer Targeting Peptide Binds Keratin 1: A New Molecular Marker for Targeted Drug Delivery to Breast Cancer
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (3), pp 593–604
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b00652

Mitochondria and Nucleus Dual Delivery System To Overcome DOX Resistance
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (3), pp 746–756
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b01016

Antibody-Targeted Cyclodextrin-Based Nanoparticles for siRNA Delivery in the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Physicochemical Characteristics, in Vitro Mechanistic Studies, and ex Vivo Patient Derived Therapeutic Efficacy
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (3), pp 940–952
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b01150

Recent Advances in Nonlinear Optical Analyses of Pharmaceutical Materials in the Solid State
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (3), pp 555–565
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b00809

Biocompatible Reduction and pH Dual-Responsive Core Cross-Linked Micelles Based on Multifunctional Amphiphilic Linear–Hyperbranched Copolymer for Controlled Anticancer Drug Delivery
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (3), pp 799–807
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b01051

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Organic Letters

trans-Aminoboration across Internal Alkynes Catalyzed by B(C6F5)3 for the Synthesis of Borylated Indoles
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Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (6), pp 1462–1465
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00437

Silver-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Chlorination
Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (6), pp 1430–1433
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00367

Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Annulation of Benzoic Acids with Phenols to Synthesize Dibenzopyranones
Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (6), pp 1326–1329
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00177

C–H Activation under the Guise of Diels–Alder Reaction: Annulation toward the Synthesis of Benzo[e]isoindole-1,3-diones
Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (6), pp 1270–1273
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03757

Synthesis of Trifluoromethylated Naphthoquinones via Copper-Catalyzed Cascade Trifluoromethylation/Cyclization of 2-(3-Arylpropioloyl)benzaldehydes
Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (6), pp 1302–1305
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00095

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Organic Process Research & Development

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (3), pp 279–291
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00057

Stereochemical Aspects of T3P Amidations
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (3), pp 399–407
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00046

Development of a Practical Synthesis of ERK Inhibitor GDC-0994
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (3), pp 387–398
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00006

The Pharmaceutical Drying Unit Operation: An Industry Perspective on Advancing the Science and Development Approach for Scale-Up and Technology Transfer
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (3), pp 420–429
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00406

A Practical and Scalable Synthesis of a Glucokinase Activator via Diastereomeric Resolution and Palladium-Catalyzed C–N Coupling Reaction
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (3), pp 346–356
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00415

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Organometallics

Iridium and Ruthenium Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene- and Pyridinol-Derived Chelates as Catalysts for Aqueous Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation and Formic Acid Dehydrogenation: The Role of the Alkali Metal
Organometallics, 2017, 36 (6), pp 1091–1106
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00806

A Cationic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Containing an Ammonium Moiety
Organometallics, 2017, 36 (5), pp 1049–1055
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00017

Synthesis and Structures of NCN Pincer-Type Ruthenium and Iridium Complexes Bearing Protic Pyrazole Arms
Organometallics, 2017, 36 (6), pp 1188–1195
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00065

Nickel(II) Complexes of Highly σ-Donating Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)- and Malonate-Carbenes: Syntheses and Catalytic Studies
Organometallics, 2017, 36 (6), pp 1113–1121
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00906

Alane-Centered Ring Expansion of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Organometallics, 2017, 36 (6), pp 1173–1178
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00056

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