Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of September 2017

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 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

Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals in the Research Spotlight: Stability and Defect Tolerance
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ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2071–2083
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00547

Photochemistry and Light Energy Conversion
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2157–2158
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00746

Fluorescent Alloy CsPbxMn1–xI3 Perovskite Nanocrystals with High Structural and Optical Stability
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2183–2186
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00707

Materials and Systems for Organic Redox Flow Batteries: Status and Challenges
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2187–2204
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00650

High-Valence-State NiO/Co3O4 Nanoparticles on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon for Oxygen Evolution at Low Overpotential
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2177–2182
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00691

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ACS Photonics

Plasmon Generation through Electron Tunneling in Graphene
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ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (9), pp 2367–2375
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00695

Revisiting Quantum Optics with Surface Plasmons and Plasmonic Resonators
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (9), pp 2091–2101
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00475

Nonlinear Anisotropic Dielectric Metasurfaces for Ultrafast Nanophotonics
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (9), pp 2129–2136
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00544

Meta-Holograms with Full Parameter Control of Wavefront over a 1000 nm Bandwidth
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (9), pp 2158–2164
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00710

Anderson Localization of Visible Light on a Nanophotonic Chip
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (9), pp 2274–2280
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00517

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Energy & Fuels

Comparisons of SEM, Low-Field NMR, and Mercury Intrusion Capillary Pressure in Characterization of the Pore Size Distribution of Lacustrine Shale: A Case Study on the Dongying Depression, Bohai Bay Basin, China
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (9), pp 9232–9239
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01625

Thermo-responsive Temporary Plugging Agent Based on Multiple Phase Transition Supramolecular Gel
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (9), pp 9283–9289
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01691

Hybrid Alkoxysilane-Functionalized Urethane-Imide-Based Poly(ionic liquids) as a New Platform for Carbon Dioxide Capture
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (9), pp 9840–9849
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02027

Determining the Kinetics of Asphaltene Adsorption from Toluene: A New Reaction–Diffusion Model
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (9), pp 9101–9116
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01374

Classifying Multiscale Pores and Investigating Their Relationship with Porosity and Permeability in Tight Sandstone Gas Reservoirs
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (9), pp 9188–9200
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01487

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Nanoseeded Catalytic Terpolymerization of CO, Ethylene, and Propylene by Size-Controlled SiO2@Sulfonated Microporous Organic Polymer
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (37), pp 10235–10241
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02509

I&EC Research 2017 Excellence in Review Awards
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (36), pp 9933–9933
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03605

Next-Generation Nanoporous Materials: Progress and Prospects for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (38), pp 10526–10551
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02411

Molecular Epitaxy on Two-Dimensional Materials: The Interplay between Interactions
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (38), pp 10552–10581
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02669

Announcing the 2017 Class of Influential Researchers
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (38), pp 10515–10515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03758

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Memorial Issue in Honor of Kenneth N. Marsh: Preface
This article is part of the Memorial Issue in Honor of Ken Marsh special issue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (9), pp 2475–2480
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00726

Thermodynamic Modeling of Aqueous Electrolyte Systems: Current Status
This article is part of the Memorial Issue in Honor of Ken Marsh special issue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (9), pp 2481–2495
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b01055

Measurement and Correlation of Solubility of Theobromine, Theophylline, and Caffeine in Water and Organic Solvents at Various Temperatures
This article is part of the Memorial Issue in Honor of Ken Marsh special issue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (9), pp 2570–2577
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00065

Determination and Prediction for the Polarity of Ionic Liquids
This article is part of the Memorial Issue in Honor of Ken Marsh special issue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (9), pp 2610–2616
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00082

Interfacial Tension between Methane and Water Containing Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitor PVP Ramification and Its Emulsification Property
This article is part of the Memorial Issue in Honor of Ken Marsh special issue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (9), pp 2770–2775
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00113

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Data Resources for the Computer-Guided Discovery of Bioactive Natural Products
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (9), pp 2099–2111
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00341

Improved Method for the Identification and Validation of Allosteric Sites
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (9), pp 2358–2363
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00014

A Computational Investigation of Small-Molecule Engagement of Hot Spots at Protein–Protein Interaction Interfaces
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (9), pp 2250–2272
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00181

Statistical Analysis on the Performance of Molecular Mechanics Poisson–Boltzmann Surface Area versus Absolute Binding Free Energy Calculations: Bromodomains as a Case Study
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J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (9), pp 2203–2221
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00347

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MBC) Library: An Efficient Source of New Hits
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (9), pp 2143–2151
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00401

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Machine Learning Force Field Parameters from Ab Initio Data
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (9), pp 4492–4503
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00521

Coarse-Grained Directed Simulation
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (9), pp 4593–4603
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00690

Conceptual Problem with Calculating Electron Densities in Finite Basis Density Functional Theory
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (9), pp 3961–3963
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00562

POVME 3.0: Software for Mapping Binding Pocket Flexibility
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (9), pp 4584–4592
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00500

Characterization of Ciprofloxacin Permeation Pathways across the Porin OmpC Using Metadynamics and a String Method
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (9), pp 4553–4566
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00467

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

In Quest of the Alanine R3 Radical: Multivariate EPR Spectral Analyses of X-Irradiated Alanine in the Solid State
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (38), pp 7139–7147
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b06447

Does the Residues Chirality Modify the Conformation of a Cyclo-Dipeptide? Vibrational Spectroscopy of Protonated Cyclo-diphenylalanine in the Gas Phase
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (38), pp 7130–7138
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b06159

Automated Transition State Theory Calculations for High-Throughput Kinetics
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (37), pp 6896–6904
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b07361

Proposed Empirical Entropy and Gibbs Energy Based on Observations of Scale Invariance in Open Nonequilibrium Systems
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (35), pp 6620–6629
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b03112

IR Spectroscopy of Protonated Acetylacetone and Its Water Clusters: Enol–Keto Tautomers and Ion→Solvent Proton Transfer
This article is part of the virtual special issue “Veronica Vaida Festschrift.”
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (37), pp 7059–7069
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b07180

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Role of Electrostatics in Protein–RNA Binding: The Global vs the Local Energy Landscape
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (36), pp 8437–8446
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04318

Combining Graphical and Analytical Methods with Molecular Simulations To Analyze Time-Resolved FRET Measurements of Labeled Macromolecules Accurately
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (35), pp 8211–8241
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b03441

Modeling of Polyelectrolyte Adsorption from Micellar Solutions onto Biomimetic Substrates
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (37), pp 8638–8651
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05195

Not All β-Sheets Are the Same: Amyloid Infrared Spectra, Transition Dipole Strengths, and Couplings Investigated by 2D IR Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (38), pp 8935–8945
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06826

Super-Resolution Far-Field Infrared Imaging by Photothermal Heterodyne Imaging
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (37), pp 8838–8846
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06065

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

SBH10: A Benchmark Database of Barrier Heights on Transition Metal Surfaces
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (36), pp 19807–19815
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05677

Electronic Materials: The New Physical Insights
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (35), pp 18973–18974
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08003

Postsynthetic, Reversible Cation Exchange between Pb2+ and Mn2+ in Cesium Lead Chloride Perovskite Nanocrystals
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (37), pp 20387–20395
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06929

Catalytic Activity and Product Selectivity Trends for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction on Transition Metal-Coated Tungsten Carbides
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (37), pp 20306–20314
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05741

Cobalt-Doped Ceria/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite as an Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyst and Supercapacitor Material
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (37), pp 20165–20176
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06846

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

High-Quality (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9 Film-Based Solar Cells: Pushing Efficiency up to 1.64%
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (17), pp 4300–4307
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01952

(C6H5C2H4NH3)2GeI4: A Layered Two-Dimensional Perovskite with Potential for Photovoltaic Applications
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (18), pp 4402–4406
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01985

Thioamide, a Hydrogen Bond Acceptor in Proteins and Nucleic Acids
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (18), pp 4573–4579
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01810

A Chiral Gas–Hydrate Structure Common to the Carbon Dioxide–Water and Hydrogen–Water Systems
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (17), pp 4295–4299
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01787

Ultrafast Microscopy: Imaging Light with Photoelectrons on the Nano–Femto Scale
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (18), pp 4446–4455
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00904

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