Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of June 2017

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 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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Analytical Chemistry | Applied Chemistry | Biological Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering | Multidisciplinary Chemistry | Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

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ACS Energy Letters

Effects of Ion Distributions on Charge Collection in Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1450–1453
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00424

Redox Flow Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1368–1369
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00361

Defect-Assisted Photoinduced Halide Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Thin Films
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ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1416–1424
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00282

Current Trends in Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1425–1428
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00413

Fluoroethylene Carbonate as an Important Component for the Formation of an Effective Solid Electrolyte Interphase on Anodes and Cathodes for Advanced Li-Ion Batteries
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ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1337–1345
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00163

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ACS Photonics

Single Quantum Dot with Microlens and 3D-Printed Micro-objective as Integrated Bright Single-Photon Source
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ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (6), pp 1327–1332
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00253

On-Chip Narrowband Thermal Emitter for Mid-IR Optical Gas Sensing
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ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (6), pp 1371–1380
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b01025

Wavefront Shaping of Plasmonic Beams by Selective Coupling
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (6), pp 1339–1343
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00346

Isosbestic Thermoplasmonic Nanostructures
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (6), pp 1544–1551
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00329

High-Yield Plasmonic Nanolasers with Superior Stability for Sensing in Aqueous Solution
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (6), pp 1355–1360
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00438

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Energy & Fuels

Fractionation of Interfacial Material Reveals a Continuum of Acidic Species That Contribute to Stable Emulsion Formation
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Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (6), pp 5933–5939
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00490

Historical Developments of Pyrolysis Reactors: A Review
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (6), pp 5751–5775
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00641

Hydroprocessing Catalysts Containing Noble Metals: Deactivation, Regeneration, Metals Reclamation, and Environment and Safety
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (6), pp 5711–5750
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00471

Nitrogen-Coordinated Iron−Carbon as Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction and Oxygen Evolution Reactions in Acidic Media
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (6), pp 6541–6547
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00242

Electrogenic and Antimethanogenic Properties of Bacillus cereus for Enhanced Power Generation in Anaerobic Sludge-Driven Microbial Fuel Cells
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (6), pp 6132–6139
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00434

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Introduction of Anionic Surfactants to Copolymer Micelles: A Key to Improving Utilization Efficiency of P123 in Synthesis of Mesoporous Aluminosilicates
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (25), pp 7224–7228
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01142

Why Wasn’t My Manuscript Sent Out for Review?
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (25), pp 7109–7111
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02317

Effect of Boric Acid on the Foaming Properties and Cell Structure of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Foam Prepared by Supercritical-CO2 Thermoplastic Extrusion Foaming
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (23), pp 6655–6663
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01171

Selective Metal–Organic Framework Catalysis of Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Using Phosphate-Modified NU-1000
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (25), pp 7141–7148
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01164

Fundamental Understanding of CO2 Capture and Regeneration in Aqueous Amines from First-Principles Studies: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (24), pp 6887–6899
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00213

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Highly Efficient Adsorption of Heavy Metals onto Novel Magnetic Porous Composites Modified with Amino Groups
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (6), pp 1865–1875
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00198

Viscosity of Ionic Liquid–Ionic Liquid Mixtures
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (6), pp 1884–1901
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00221

A Review of Sodium Fluoride Solubility in Water
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (6), pp 1743–1748
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00089

Gas Hydrates Phase Equilibria and Formation from High Concentration NaCl Brines up to 200 MPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (6), pp 1910–1918
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00292

Optimized Mie Potentials for Phase Equilibria: Application to Branched Alkanes
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (6), pp 1806–1818
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b01036

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Characterizing the Chemical Space of ERK2 Kinase Inhibitors Using Descriptors Computed from Molecular Dynamics Trajectories
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J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (6), pp 1286–1299
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00048

Deciphering Cryptic Binding Sites on Proteins by Mixed-Solvent Molecular Dynamics
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (6), pp 1388–1401
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00623

Computational Discovery and Experimental Validation of Inhibitors of the Human Intestinal Transporter OATP2B1
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (6), pp 1402–1413
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00720

Examining the Feasibility of Using Free Energy Perturbation (FEP+) in Predicting Protein Stability
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (6), pp 1276–1285
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b000

PrimaDORAC: A Free Web Interface for the Assignment of Partial Charges, Chemical Topology, and Bonded Parameters in Organic or Drug Molecules
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (6), pp 1240–1245
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b0014502

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Real Cost of Speed: The Effect of a Time-Saving Multiple-Time-Stepping Algorithm on the Accuracy of Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (6), pp 2367–2372
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00178

Revisiting Hydrogen Bond Thermodynamics in Molecular Simulations
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (6), pp 2851–2857
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00238

Neural Network and Nearest Neighbor Algorithms for Enhancing Sampling of Molecular Dynamics
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (6), pp 2489–2500
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00188

The Rosetta All-Atom Energy Function for Macromolecular Modeling and Design
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (6), pp 3031–3048
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00125

Local Descriptors of Dynamic and Nondynamic Correlation
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (6), pp 2705–2711
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00293

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Singlet–Triplet Gaps through Incremental Full Configuration Interaction
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (24), pp 4712–4720
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b03998

Excited-State Dynamics of 2-(2′-Hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole: Ultrafast Proton Transfer and Internal Conversion
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (24), pp 4595–4605
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b01215

Mechanism of Photocatalytic Water Splitting with Graphitic Carbon Nitride: Photochemistry of the Heptazine–Water Complex
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (25), pp 4754–4764
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b04594

J-Type Heteroexciton Coupling Effect on an Asymmetric Donor–Acceptor–Donor-Type Fluorophore
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (24), pp 4613–4618
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b02783

Improved pKa Prediction of Substituted Alcohols, Phenols, and Hydroperoxides in Aqueous Medium Using Density Functional Theory and a Cluster-Continuum Solvation Model
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (24), pp 4698–4706
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b03907

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Virtual Issue in Memory of David Chandler
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (21), pp 5309–5311
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04830

Fluorescence Dynamics of a FRET Probe Designed for Crowding Studies
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (23), pp 5688–5698
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b01306

Second-Generation ReaxFF Water Force Field: Improvements in the Description of Water Density and OH-Anion Diffusion
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (24), pp 6021–6032
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02548
Reunderstanding the Fluorescent Behavior of Four-Coordinate Monoboron Complexes Containing Monoanionic Bidentate Ligands
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (25), pp 6189–6199
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02405
Enhanced Sampling of Phase Transitions in Coarse-Grained Lipid Bilayers
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (23), pp 5770–5780
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b11711

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Delayed Luminescence in Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (24), pp 13381–13390
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03771

Transient Optoelectronic Analysis of the Impact of Material Energetics and Recombination Kinetics on the Open-Circuit Voltage of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (25), pp 13496–13506
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02411

What is “New Physical Insight”? Answers for the Colloidal Nanoplasmonic, Nanobio Community and Others
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (24), pp 12979–12979
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05313

Theoretical Study of Conversion and Decay Processes of Excited Triplet and Singlet States in a Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Molecule
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (25), pp 13448–13456
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00692

D–A−π–A System: Light Harvesting, Charge Transfer, and Molecular Designing
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (23), pp 12546–12561
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02328

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Novel Liposome-Based Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) Substrate
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (12), pp 2639–2646
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00694

Intrinsic Bond Energies from a Bonds-in-Molecules Neural Network
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (12), pp 2689–2694
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01072

Are Electron Affinity and Ionization Potential Intrinsic Parameters to Predict the Electron or Hole Acceptor Character of Amorphous Molecular Materials?
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (11), pp 2445–2449
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00681

Reversible Concentration-Dependent Photoluminescence Quenching and Change of Emission Color in CsPbBr3 Nanowires and Nanoplatelets
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (12), pp 2725–2729
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01305

Pressure-Induced Effects in Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (12), pp 2613–2622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00347

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