Discover the Most-Read Physical 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 physical 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.

Read more great March 2017 Chemistry research: Analytical Chemistry | Applied Chemistry | Biological Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering | Multidisciplinary Chemistry | Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

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ACS Energy Letters

Cathode Materials for Future Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Systems
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 703–708
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00130

Future of Electrochemical Energy Storage
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 716–716
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00158

Colloidal Mn-Doped Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets
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ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 537–543
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00741

A Neutral pH Aqueous Organic–Organometallic Redox Flow Battery with Extremely High Capacity Retention
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 639–644
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00019

EEWS 2016: Progress and Perspectives of Energy Science and Technology
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 592–594
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00640

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ACS Photonics

New Discoveries and Opportunities from Two-Dimensional Materials
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (3), pp 407–411
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00194

Tunable Light-Emitting Diodes Utilizing Quantum-Confined Layered Perovskite Emitters
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (3), pp 476–481
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00963

Experimental Demonstration of Tunable Directional Scattering of Visible Light from All-Dielectric Asymmetric Dimers
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (3), pp 489–494
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00979

Lasing Action with Gold Nanorod Hyperbolic Metamaterials
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (3), pp 674–680
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00010

Enhanced Quantum Dot Spontaneous Emission with Multilayer Metamaterial Nanostructures
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (3), pp 501–508
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b01039

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Energy & Fuels

In Honor of Professor Brian Haynes on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
This article is part of the In Honor of Professor Brian Haynes on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday special issue.
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (3), pp 2107–2108
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00420

Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Fuels Using Pt/CNT Catalysts Synthesized in Supercritical Medium
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (3), pp 3038–3046
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03017

Revealing the Intermolecular Interactions of Asphaltene Dimers by Quantum Chemical Calculations
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (3), pp 2488–2495
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02738

Comparative Studies on Enhanced Oil Recovery: Thermoviscosifying Polymer Versus Polyacrylamide
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (3), pp 2479–2487
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02653

Spontaneous Imbibition Investigation of Self-Dispersing Silica Nanofluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Low-Permeability Cores
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (3), pp 2663–2668
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03244

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Golden Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Continuous Flow Catalysis
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (11), pp 2999–3007
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00357

I&EC Research Appoints Feng-Shou Xiao and Announces “New” Process Section
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (10), pp 2615–2615
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00803

CO2 Capture by Calcium Looping at Relevant Conditions for Cement Plants: Experimental Testing in a 30 kWth Pilot Plant
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (10), pp 2634–2640
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04617

Enhanced Lithium Storage Capability in Li-Ion Batteries Using Porous 3D Co3O4 Nanofiber Anodes
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (8), pp 2046–2053
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00222

Continuous Synthesis of γ-Valerolactone in a Trickle-Bed Reactor over Supported Nickel Catalysts
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (10), pp 2680–2689
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03493

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

A Low-Temperature Thermodynamic Model for the Na-K-Ca-Mg-Cl System Incorporating New Experimental Heat Capacities in KCl, MgCl2, and CaCl2 Solutions
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (3), pp 995–1010
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00812

Measurement and Correlation of the Solubility of ε-CL-20 in 12 Organic Solvents at Temperatures Ranging from 278.15 to 318.15 K
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (3), pp 961–966
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00761

Isothermal Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium Data for the Toluene + Methanol + N-Butylpyridinium Bromide System
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (3), pp 889–892
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00279

Improvement on the Viscosity Models for the Effects of Temperature and Pressure on the Viscosity of Heavy Crude Oils
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (3), pp 924–930
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00619

Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium of γ-Valerolactone and Formic Acid at p = 51 kPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (3), pp 1058–1062
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00867

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Phantom PAINS: Problems with the Utility of Alerts for Pan-Assay INterference CompoundS
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J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (3), pp 417–427
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00465

Computational Multitarget Drug Design
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (3), pp 403–412
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00491

Structural Isosteres of Phosphate Groups in the Protein Data Bank
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (3), pp 499–516
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00519

The Ecstasy and Agony of Assay Interference Compounds
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (3), pp 387–390
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00105

Improving Screening Efficiency through Iterative Screening Using Docking and Conformal Prediction
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (3), pp 439–444
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00532

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Comparison of Implicit and Explicit Solvent Models for the Calculation of Solvation Free Energy in Organic Solvents
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (3), pp 1034–1043
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00169

Gaussian-Based Coupled-Cluster Theory for the Ground-State and Band Structure of Solids
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (3), pp 1209–1218
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00049

Fragment-Based Approach for the Evaluation of NMR Chemical Shifts for Large Biomolecules Incorporating the Effects of the Solvent Environment
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (3), pp 1147–1158
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b00922

Combining the MARTINI and Structure-Based Coarse-Grained Approaches for the Molecular Dynamics Studies of Conformational Transitions in Proteins
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (3), pp 1366–1374
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b00986

Modeling Protein Conformational Transition Pathways Using Collective Motions and the LASSO Method
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (3), pp 1401–1410
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b01110

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Thermally-Activated, Delayed Fluorescence in O,B,O- and N,B,O-Strapped Boron Dipyrromethene Derivatives
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (10), pp 2096–2107
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11131

Mechanism and Kinetics of Methane Combustion, Part I: Thermal Rate Constants for Hydrogen-Abstraction Reaction of CH4 + O(3P)
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (11), pp 2209–2220
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b12125

Benchmark Study of Density Functional Theory for Neutral Gold Clusters, Aun (n = 2–8)
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (12), pp 2410–2419
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11868

Solvent-Induced Shift of Spectral Lines in Polar–Polarizable Solvents
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (11), pp 2232–2240
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00414

Zero Quantum Coherence in a Series of Covalent Spin-Correlated Radical Pairs
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (11), pp 2241–2252
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00587

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Evolutionary Covariance Combined with Molecular Dynamics Predicts a Framework for Allostery in the MutS DNA Mismatch Repair Protein
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (9), pp 2049–2061
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b11976

Beyond the Hofmeister Series: Ion-Specific Effects on Proteins and Their Biological Functions
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (9), pp 1997–2014
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b10797

Conformational Ensembles of the Wild-Type and S8C Aβ1–42 Dimers
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (11), pp 2434–2442
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b00267

Excited-State Proton Transfer in Indigo
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (10), pp 2308–2318
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b11020

Drastic Compensation of Electronic and Solvation Effects on ATP Hydrolysis Revealed through Large-Scale QM/MM Simulations Combined with a Theory of Solutions
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (10), pp 2279–2287
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b00637

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Investigation of Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited NiOx, NiOx(OH)y, and CoNiOx(OH)y: Influence of the Chemical Composition on the Catalytic Activity for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (12), pp 6455–6463
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12652

Donor-π–Acceptor Based Stable Porphyrin Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Effect of π-Conjugated Spacers
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (12), pp 6464–6477
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12869

MOF-Sensitized Solar Cells Enabled by a Pillared Porphyrin Framework
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (9), pp 4816–4824
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11251

Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Prepared in Ambient Air Based on Surface-Modified Perovskite Layer
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (12), pp 6546–6553
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00847

Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics in Colloidal CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals: Biexciton Effect and Auger Recombination
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (8), pp 4734–4739
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00762

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Stabilization of the Perovskite Phase of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide by Methylammonium, Cs, and/or Rb Doping
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (6), pp 1191–1196
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b03014

Quantitative Phase-Change Thermodynamics and Metastability of Perovskite-Phase Cesium Lead Iodide
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (6), pp 1278–1282
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00134

Probing the Intrinsic Thermal and Photochemical Stability of Hybrid and Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (6), pp 1211–1218
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b03026

Spotlights: Volume 8, Issue 5
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (5), pp 1093–1093
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00429

Decreasing Radiative Recombination Coefficients via an Indirect Band Gap in Lead Halide Perovskites
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (6), pp 1265–1271
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00236

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Read more great March 2017 Chemistry research: Analytical Chemistry | Applied Chemistry | Biological Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering | Multidisciplinary Chemistry | Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

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