Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of April 2017

What were chemists reading in April 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 April 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 Energy Letters

Low-Dimensional-Networked Metal Halide Perovskites: The Next Big Thing
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 889–896
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00705

Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 904–905
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00246

Riding the New Wave of Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 922–923
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00256

Beyond 11% Efficient Sulfide Kesterite Cu2ZnxCd1–xSnS4 Solar Cell: Effects of Cadmium Alloying
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 930–936
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00129

The Steady Rise of Kesterite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 776–779
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00131

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ACS Photonics

Single-Photon Nanoantennas
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 710–722
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00061

Doped Silicon Nanocrystal Plasmonics
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 963–970
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00026

The Origin and Limit of Asymmetric Transmission in Chiral Resonators
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ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 884–890
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00947

Transition from Optical Bound States in the Continuum to Leaky Resonances: Role of Substrate and Roughness
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 723–727
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00860

Transparent Long-Pass Filter with Short-Wavelength Scattering Based on Morpho Butterfly Nanostructures
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (4), pp 741–745
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b01007

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Energy & Fuels

Model-Based Formulation of Biofuel Blends by Simultaneous Product and Pathway Design
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (4), pp 4096–4121
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00118

Biomass Treatment Strategies for Thermochemical Conversion
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (4), pp 3525–3536
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00258

17th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling
This article is part of the 17th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling special issue.
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (4), pp 3329–3329
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00890

Fractionation of Asphaltenes in Understanding Their Role in Petroleum Emulsion Stability and Fouling
This article is part of the 17th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling special issue.
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (4), pp 3330–3337
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02401

Optical Measurement of Saturates, Aromatics, Resins, And Asphaltenes in Crude Oil
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (4), pp 3684–3697
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03274

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Graphene-Based Nanomaterials for Catalysis
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (13), pp 3477–3502
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b05048

Silver-Decorated Hafnium Metal–Organic Framework for Ethylene/Ethane Separation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (15), pp 4508–4516
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00517

Thermodynamic Modeling with Equations of State: Present Challenges with Established Methods
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (13), pp 3503–3515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00317

Degradable Poly(lactic acid)/Metal–Organic Framework Nanocomposites Exhibiting Good Mechanical, Flame Retardant, and Dielectric Properties for the Fabrication of Disposable Electronics
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (14), pp 3887–3894
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04204

Reactive Extrusion of Polylactic Acid/Cellulose Nanocrystal Films for Food Packaging Applications: Influence of Filler Type on Thermomechanical, Rheological, and Barrier Properties
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (16), pp 4718–4735
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04699

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Measurement and Correlation for Acoustic, Transport, Refractive, and High-Temperature Volumetric Data of Substituted Benzylamines
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (4), pp 1189–1197
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00667

Measurement and Correlation of Curcumin Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (4), pp 1257–1263
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00798

Synthesis and Granulation of a 5A Zeolite-Based Molecular Sieve and Adsorption Equilibrium of the Oxidative Coupling of Methane Gases
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (4), pp 1550–1557
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00061

Solubilities and Thermodynamic Properties of Carbon Dioxide in Guaiacol-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (4), pp 1448–1455
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b01013

Determination and Correlation of Vapor–Liquid Equilibria for the Phosphoric Acid + Water + Cyclohexane + Ethanol System
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (4), pp 1161–1167
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00293

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Molecular Dynamics Fingerprints (MDFP): Machine Learning from MD Data To Predict Free-Energy Differences
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (4), pp 726–741
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00778

Protein–Ligand Scoring with Convolutional Neural Networks
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (4), pp 942–957
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00740

Mapping of Drug-like Chemical Universe with Reduced Complexity Molecular Frameworks
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (4), pp 680–699
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00006

Molecular Dynamics in Mixed Solvents Reveals Protein–Ligand Interactions, Improves Docking, and Allows Accurate Binding Free Energy Predictions
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (4), pp 846–863
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00678

Fragment Database FDB-17
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (4), pp 700–709
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00020

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Rigidity Theory-Based Approximation of Vibrational Entropy Changes upon Binding to Biomolecules
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (4), pp 1495–1502
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00014

How Molecular Size Impacts RMSD Applications in Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (4), pp 1518–1524
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00028

Accurate Electron Affinities and Orbital Energies of Anions from a Nonempirically Tuned Range-Separated Density Functional Theory Approach
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (4), pp 1656–1666
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b01249

Quantifying Allosteric Communication via Both Concerted Structural Changes and Conformational Disorder with CARDS
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (4), pp 1509–1517
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b01181

Reparametrization of Protein Force Field Nonbonded Interactions Guided by Osmotic Coefficient Measurements from Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (4), pp 1812–1826
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b01059

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Reactivity of Ketyl and Acetyl Radicals from Direct Solar Actinic Photolysis of Aqueous Pyruvic Acid
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (15), pp 2924–2935
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11916

Preface: Mark S. Gordon
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Mark S. Gordon Festschrift”.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (14), pp 2715–2718
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00181

Students and Co-workers of Mark S. Gordon
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Mark S. Gordon Festschrift”.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (14), pp 2719–2720
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00180

Which Density Functional Should Be Used to Describe Protonated Water Clusters?
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (16), pp 3117–3127
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00058

Excited-State Decay Paths in Tetraphenylethene Derivatives
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (13), pp 2572–2579
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00197

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Building a More Predictive Protein Force Field: A Systematic and Reproducible Route to AMBER-FB15
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (16), pp 4023–4039
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02320

Tribute to Klaus Schulten
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (15), pp 3203–3205
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02140

The Primary Photochemistry of Vision Occurs at the Molecular Speed Limit
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (16), pp 4040–4047 DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02329

Biography of Klaus Schulten
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (15), pp 3206–3206
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02141

Kinetic Insights into Zn2+-Induced Amyloid β-Protein Aggregation Revealed by Stopped-Flow Fluorescence Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (16), pp 3909–3917
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b12187

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Reduced Graphene Oxide/Fe3O4/Polyaniline Nanostructures as Electrode Materials for an All-Solid-State Hybrid Supercapacitor
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (14), pp 7573–7583
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10978

Triplet–Triplet Annihilation in 9,10-Diphenylanthracene Derivatives: The Role of Intersystem Crossing and Exciton Diffusion
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (15), pp 8515–8524
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01336

Photoluminescence Mechanisms in Anatase and Rutile TiO2
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (16), pp 9011–9021
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00321

Solution Combustion Synthesis, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Activity of CuBi2O4 and Its Nanocomposites with CuO and α-Bi2O3
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (15), pp 8252–8261
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b13093

Isothermal Sulfur Condensation into Carbon Scaffolds: Improved Loading, Performance, and Scalability for Lithium–Sulfur Battery Cathodes
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (14), pp 7718–7727
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01117

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Two-Dimensional Topological Insulators: Progress and Prospects
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (8), pp 1905–1919
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00222

Amine-Based Passivating Materials for Enhanced Optical Properties and Performance of Organic–Inorganic Perovskites in Light-Emitting Diodes
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (8), pp 1784–1792
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00372

Organic–Inorganic Copper(II)-Based Material: A Low-Toxic, Highly Stable Light Absorber for Photovoltaic Application
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (8), pp 1804–1809
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00086

Direct Observation of Charge Collection at Nanometer-Scale Iodide-Rich Perovskites during Halide Exchange Reaction on CH3NH3PbBr3
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (8), pp 1724–1728
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00482

Ultrafast Non-Förster Intramolecular Donor–Acceptor Excitation Energy Transfer
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (7), pp 1688–1694
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00259

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