Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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

Evaluating the Potential of Platooning in Lowering the Required Performance Metrics of Li-Ion Batteries to Enable Practical Electric Semi-Trucks
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (11), pp 2642–2646
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01022

Perovskite Solar Cells on Their Way to the Market
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (11), pp 2640–2641
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01038

Perovskite Photovoltaics: The Path to a Printable Terawatt-Scale Technology
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (11), pp 2540–2544
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00964

Promising Routes to a High Li+ Transference Number Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (11), pp 2563–2575
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00792

A Conversation with Henry Snaith
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (11), pp 2552–2554
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00979

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ACS Photonics

Functional Meta-Optics and Nanophotonics Governed by Mie Resonances
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (11), pp 2638–2649
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01038

Surface Plasmon Polariton Mediated Multiple Toroidal Resonances in 3D Folding Metamaterials
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (11), pp 2650–2658
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00529

Near-Infrared Plasmonic Copper Nanocups Fabricated by Template-Assisted Magnetron Sputtering
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (11), pp 2881–2890
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00866

Light Soaking Phenomena in Organic–Inorganic Mixed Halide Perovskite Single Crystals
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (11), pp 2813–2820
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00797

Form-Birefringence in ITO Thin Films Engineered by Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring
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ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (11), pp 2944–2951
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01082

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Energy & Fuels

Hydrogen Storage in Formic Acid: A Comparison of Process Options
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (11), pp 12603–12611
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02997

Visible-Light-Assisted Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction over InTaO4: Selective Methanol Formation
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (11), pp 12434–12438
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02123

Proof of Concept of High-Temperature Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Two-Dimensional Simulated Distillation of Crude Oils
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (11), pp 11651–11659
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01799

Lignin Alkylation Enhances Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (11), pp 12317–12326
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02405

Analysis of the Geological Conditions for Shale Gas Accumulation: Two Different Carboniferous Marine-Continental Transitional Facies in the Bayanhot Basin, China
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (11), pp 11515–11522
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00611

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Preface to the Tapio Salmi Festschrift in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (45), pp 12849–12851
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04251

Sulfate-Rich Metal–Organic Framework for High Efficiency and Selective Removal of Barium from Nuclear Wastewater
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (46), pp 13866–13873
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02887

High Performance Fibers from Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications in Composites—A Review
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (44), pp 12407–12437
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02269

Specific Recovery and In Situ Reduction of Precious Metals from Waste To Create MOF Composites with Immobilized Nanoclusters
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (47), pp 13975–13982
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02839

A Benzothiazole-Based Fluorescent Probe for Ratiometric Detection of Al3+ in Aqueous Medium and Living Cells
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (43), pp 12267–12275
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02979

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Thermophysical Properties and Solubility of Different Sugar-Derived Molecules in Deep Eutectic Solvents
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (11), pp 3633–3641
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00184

Isobaric Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium for the Binary Systems of Sec-butyl Acetate and Ethanol, 1-Propanol, or 2-Propanol at 101.3 kPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (11), pp 3697–3702
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00445

Density, Viscosity, and Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium Data for the Binary Mixture at Atmosphere Pressure: Cyclopropyl Methyl Ketone + 2-Acetylbutyrolactone, Cyclopropyl Methyl Ketone + 5-Chloro-2-pentanone
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (11), pp 3642–3650
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00344

Retraction of “Palladium(II) Complexes Containing Dipicolinic Acid (DPA), Iminodiacetic Acid (IDA), and Various Biologically Important Ligands”
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (11), pp 4045–4045
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00895

Isothermal Vapor–Liquid Equilibria for Binary Mixtures of Methyl Nonafluorobutyl Ether + Acetone, Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether, Ethyl Acetate, n-Heptane, Methanol, and Toluene
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (11), pp 3878–3888
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00599

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Virtual Exploration of the Ring Systems Chemical Universe
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J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (11), pp 2707–2718
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00457

Interpretation of Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship Models: Past, Present, and Future
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (11), pp 2618–2639
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00274

Deep Learning Based Regression and Multiclass Models for Acute Oral Toxicity Prediction with Automatic Chemical Feature Extraction
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (11), pp 2672–2685
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00244

Benchmarking Commercial Conformer Ensemble Generators
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (11), pp 2719–2728
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00505

Benchmarking Commercial Conformer Ensemble Generators
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (11), pp 2719–2728
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00505

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Cheap and Near Exact CASSCF with Large Active Spaces
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (11), pp 5468–5478
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00900

Unifying Exchange Sensitivity in Transition-Metal Spin-State Ordering and Catalysis through Bond Valence Metrics
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (11), pp 5443–5457
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00848

Automated Transition State Search and Its Application to Diverse Types of Organic Reactions
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (11), pp 5780–5797
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00764

Prediction Errors of Molecular Machine Learning Models Lower than Hybrid DFT Error
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (11), pp 5255–5264
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00577

Evaluation of the Factors Impacting the Accuracy of 13C NMR Chemical Shift Predictions using Density Functional Theory—The Advantage of Long-Range Corrected Functionals
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (11), pp 5798–5819
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00772

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (43), pp 8185–8187
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b0965

Not Physical Chemistry (in the Eyes of the Journal of Physical Chemistry)
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (43), pp 8188–8188
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09596

Resolving Transition Metal Chemical Space: Feature Selection for Machine Learning and Structure–Property Relationships
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (46), pp 8939–8954
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b087504

Reply to “Comment on ‘Reactivity of Ketyl and Acetyl Radicals from Direct Solar Actinic Photolysis of Aqueous Pyruvic Acid’”
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (45), pp 8741–8744
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08273

pH Dependence of the Aqueous Photochemistry of α-Keto Acids
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (44), pp 8368–8379
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08192

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Not Physical Chemistry (in the Eyes of the Journal of Physical Chemistry)
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (44), pp 10199–10199
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09460

Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (43), pp 9983–9985
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09653

The Hydrophobic Effect and the Role of Cosolvents
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (43), pp 9986–9998
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06453

Free-Energy Surface Prediction by Flying Gaussian Method: Multisystem Representation
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (46), pp 10479–10483
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09337
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Phosphate Ion in Water: Insights into Solvation Shell Structure, Dynamics, and Kosmotropic Activity
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (46), pp 10519–10529
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06091

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Sequential-Optimization-Based Framework for Robust Modeling and Design of Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems
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J. Phys. Chem. C,    2017, 121 (46), pp 25847–25863
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08089

Methane Adsorption in Zr-Based MOFs: Comparison and Critical Evaluation of Force Fields
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (45), pp 25309–25322
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08971

Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (43), pp 23849–23851
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09651

Interconversion between Free Charges and Bound Excitons in 2D Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskites
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (47), pp 26566–26574
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10705

Photon Energy-Dependent Hysteresis Effects in Lead Halide Perovskite Materials
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (47), pp 26180–26187
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06775

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Size-Dependent Level Alignment between Rutile and Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles: Implications for Photocatalysis
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (22), pp 5593–5598
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02474

Transfer of Inorganic-Capped Nanocrystals into Aqueous Media
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (22), pp 5573–5578
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02319

Probing the OH Stretch in Different Local Environments in Liquid Water
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (22), pp 5487–5491
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02060

Direct Mapping of Band Positions in Doped and Undoped Hematite during Photoelectrochemical Water SplittingJ. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (22), pp 5579–5586

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02548

Biological Molecules-Governed Plasmonic Nanoparticle Dimers with Tailored Optical Behaviors
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (22), pp 5633–5642
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01781

 

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