Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of July 2017

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

A Conversation with Michael Grätzel
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1674–1676
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00523

What’s so Hot about Electrons in Metal Nanoparticles?
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1641–1653
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00333

Efficient Activation of Li2S by Transition Metal Phosphides Nanoparticles for Highly Stable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1711–1719
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00465

Performance Metrics Required of Next-Generation Batteries to Make a Practical Electric Semi Truck
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1669–1673
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00432

Suppressed Ion Migration in Low-Dimensional Perovskites
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1571–1572
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00442

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ACS Photonics

Temperature-Dependent Plasmon–Exciton Interactions in Hybrid Au/MoSe2 Nanostructures
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (7), pp 1653–1660
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00957

Optical Circulation and Isolation Based on Indirect Photonic Transitions of Guided Resonance Modes
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (7), pp 1639–1645
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00420

Room-Temperature Planar Lasers Based on Water-Dripping Microplates of Colloidal Quantum Dots
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (7), pp 1776–1784
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00363

High-Contrast Fano Resonances in Single Semiconductor Nanorods
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (7), pp 1814–1821
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00395

Signatures of Strong Coupling on Nanoparticles: Revealing Absorption Anticrossing by Tuning the Dielectric Environment
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (7), pp 1669–1676
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00113

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Energy & Fuels

Mild Hydrogenation of Lignin Depolymerization Products Over Ni/SiO2 Catalyst
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (7), pp 7208–7213
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00934

Noncatalytic Direct Liquefaction of Biorefinery Lignin by Ethanol
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (7), pp 7223–7233
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00968

Heavy Oil Based Mixtures of Different Origins and Treatments Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (7), pp 6856–6861
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00805

Investigation of Oil Potential in Saline Lacustrine Shale: A Case Study of the Middle Permian Pingdiquan Shale (Lucaogou Equivalent) in the Junggar Basin, Northwest China
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (7), pp 6670–6688
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00294

Wettability of Supercritical CO2–Brine–Mineral: The Effects of Ion Type and Salinity
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (7), pp 7317–7324
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00840

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Plantwide Control: A Review of Design Techniques, Benchmarks, and Challenges
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (28), pp 7877–7887
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00416

Development of Potassium- and Sodium-Promoted CaO Adsorbents for CO2 Capture at High Temperatures
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (29), pp 8292–8300
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01587

Activation and Utilization of CO2 Using Ionic Liquid or Amine-Functionalized Basic Nanocrystalline Zeolites for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates and Quinazoline-2,4(1H,3H)-dione
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (29), pp 8202–8215
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01406

A Functional Full-Scale Heat Exchanger Coated with Aluminum Fumarate Metal–Organic Framework for Adsorption Heat Transformation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (29), pp 8393–8398
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00106

Review of Microfluidic Liquid–Liquid Extractors
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (27), pp 7593–7622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01712

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

ACS Virtual Issue on Deep Eutectic Solvents
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (7), pp 1927–1928
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00545

Temperature Dependence of the Parameters in the Pitzer Equations
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (7), pp 2000–2013
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00022

Addendum to “Further Development of Modified UNIFAC (Dortmund): Revision and Extension 6”
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (7), pp 2230–2230
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00403

Efficient Mechanochemical Synthesis of MOF-5 for Linear Alkanes Adsorption
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (7), pp 2030–2036
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00049

Phase Equilibrium in the Aqueous Ternary System KH2PO4–NaH2PO4–H2O at 288.15 and 318.15 K
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (7), pp 1994–1999
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00020

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Machine Learning Consensus Scoring Improves Performance Across Targets in Structure-Based Virtual Screening
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (7), pp 1579–1590
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00153

Discovery and Evaluation of Anti-Fibrinolytic Plasmin Inhibitors Derived from 5-(4-Piperidyl)isoxazol-3-ol (4-PIOL)
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (7), pp 1703–1714
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00255

Modeling Binding with Large Conformational Changes: Key Points in Ensemble-Docking Approaches
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (7), pp 1563–1578
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00125

Statistical Analysis, Investigation, and Prediction of the Water Positions in the Binding Sites of Proteins
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (7), pp 1517–1528
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00620

Rigidity Strengthening: A Mechanism for Protein–Ligand Binding
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (7), pp 1715–1721
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00226

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Psi4 1.1: An Open-Source Electronic Structure Program Emphasizing Automation, Advanced Libraries, and Interoperability
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (7), pp 3185–3197
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00174

Quantitative Characterization of the Binding and Unbinding of Millimolar Drug Fragments with Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (7), pp 3372–3377
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00172

Toward Fast and Accurate Binding Affinity Prediction with pmemdGTI: An Efficient Implementation of GPU-Accelerated Thermodynamic Integration
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (7), pp 3077–3084
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00102

Free Energy Reconstruction from Logarithmic Mean-Force Dynamics Using Multiple Nonequilibrium Trajectories
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (7), pp 3106–3119
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00252

Arbitrary Angular Momentum Electron Repulsion Integrals with Graphical Processing Units: Application to the Resolution of Identity Hartree–Fock Method
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (7), pp 3160–3170
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00030

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Can Orbitals Really Be Observed in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Experiments?
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (26), pp 4851–4852
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b05789

“New Physical Insights” in Theoretical and Computational Studies
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (26), pp 4850–4850
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b05908

Considering “Physical Insights” in Theoretical Studies of Gas Phase Processes
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (26), pp 4853–4854
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b05943

Physical Chemistry in India
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (26), pp 4843–4849
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b05681

DFT/TDDFT Study on the Sensing Mechanism of a Fluorescent Probe for Hydrogen Sulfide: Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer Coupled Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (28), pp 5245–5256
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b02606

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Physical Chemistry in India
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (26), pp 6287–6293
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05682

More than Virtual Reality: Important New Physical Insights in Simulations of Biomolecules and Synthetic Polymers
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (26), pp 6294–6294
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05957

Origin of the Non-Arrhenius Behavior of the Rates of Enzymatic Reactions
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (27), pp 6520–6526
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b03698

“New Physical Chemistry Insight” in Experimental Bio-Physical Chemistry
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (27), pp 6455–6455
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05757

Do Halogen–Hydrogen Bond Donor Interactions Dominate the Favorable Contribution of Halogens to Ligand–Protein Binding?
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (28), pp 6813–6821
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04198

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

New Physical Chemistry Insight for Solid-State Materials
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (26), pp 13984–13985
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05878https://goo.gl/Qseog3

Origin of the Strong Interaction between Polar Molecules and Copper(II) Paddle-Wheels in Metal Organic Frameworks
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (28), pp 15135–15144
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02302

Mobile-Ion-Induced Degradation of Organic Hole-Selective Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (27), pp 14517–14523
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04684

Borophene as Efficient Sulfur Hosts for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries: Suppressing Shuttle Effect and Improving Conductivity
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (29), pp 15549–15555
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03741

Impacts of Salt, Buffer, and Lipid Nature on Molecular Adsorption and Transport in Liposomes As Observed by Second Harmonic Generation
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (29), pp 15851–15860
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05058

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Physical Chemistry in India
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (13), pp 3122–3128
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01499

How to Avoid Artifacts in Surface Photovoltage Measurements: A Case Study with Halide Perovskites
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (13), pp 2941–2943
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01332

Correlation between Photoluminescence and Carrier Transport and a Simple In Situ Passivation Method for High-Bandgap Hybrid Perovskites
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (14), pp 3289–3298
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01185

How Cubic Can Ice Be?
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (14), pp 3216–3222
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01142

Suppressing Excimers in H-Aggregates of Perylene Bisimide Folda-Dimer: Role of Dimer Conformation and Competing Assembly Pathways
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (14), pp 3427–3432
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01338

 

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