Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of December 2017

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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

Direction for Development of Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (12), pp 2694–2695
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01027

Hierarchical Porous Double-Shelled Electrocatalyst with Tailored Lattice Alkalinity toward Bifunctional Oxygen Reactions for Metal–Air Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (12), pp 2706–2712
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00989

Systematically Optimized Bilayered Electron Transport Layer for Highly Efficient Planar Perovskite Solar Cells (η = 21.1%)
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (12), pp 2667–2673
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00888

Recent Advancements in Li-Ion Conductors for All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (12), pp 2734–2751
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00849

A Conversation with Can Li
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (12), pp 2723–2724
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01059

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ACS Photonics

Special Issue “2D Materials for Nanophotonics”
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (12), pp 2959–2961
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01399

Van der Waals Materials for Atomically-Thin Photovoltaics: Promise and Outlook
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (12), pp 2962–2970
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01103

Infrared Nanophotonics Based on Graphene Plasmonics
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (12), pp 2989–2999
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00547

Controlling the Optical Response of 2D Matter in Standing Waves
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (12), pp 3000–3011
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00921

Nanoplasmonic Phenomena at Electronic Boundaries in Graphene
ACS Photonics, 2017, 4 (12), pp 2971–2977
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00477

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Energy & Fuels

Modeling of Catalytic Fixed-Bed Reactors for Fuels Production by Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (12), pp 13011–13042
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01431

Polymer Gel Systems for Water Management in High-Temperature Petroleum Reservoirs: A Chemical Review
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (12), pp 13063–13087
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02897

From Mineral Surfaces and Coreflood Experiments to Reservoir Implementations: Comprehensive Review of Low-Salinity Water Flooding (LSWF)
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (12), pp 13043–13062
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02730

Study on the Volatiles and Kinetic of in-Situ Catalytic Pyrolysis of Swelling Low-Rank Coal
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (12), pp 13558–13571
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02952

Study on the Influencing Factors of the Distribution Characteristics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Condensable Particulate Matter
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (12), pp 13233–13238
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01991

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Separation of Xylene Isomers: A Review of Recent Advances in Materials
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (50), pp 14725–14753
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03127

Enhancing Higher Hydrocarbons Capture for Natural Gas Upgrading by Tuning van der Waals Interactions in fcu-Type Zr-MOFs
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (49), pp 14633–14641
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03341

Using Artificial Neural Network and Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory for Predicting the CO2/CH4 Selectivities of Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Comparative Study
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (49), pp 14610–14622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03008

Thermal Energy Storage Using Poly(ethylene glycol) Incorporated Hyperbranched Polyurethane as Solid–Solid Phase Change Material
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (49), pp 14401–14409
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03330

Rapid and Efficient Removal of Carbamazepine from Water by UiO-67
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (51), pp 15122–15130
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03208

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Vapor Pressure Osmometry, Volumetry, and Compressibility Properties for Solutions of Several Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquids in (Glycine + Water) Solutions
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (12), pp 4073–4082
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00297

Vapor Pressures and Thermophysical Properties of Ethylene Carbonate, Propylene Carbonate, γ-Valerolactone, and γ-Butyrolactone
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (12), pp 4174–4186
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00578

Modeling Multiple Chemical Equilibrium in Single-Stage Extraction of Atenolol Enantiomers with Tartrate and Boric Acid as Chiral Selector
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (12), pp 4344–4355
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00698

Effect of HFC-134a as a Promoter of CO2 Hydrate: Phase Equilibrium, Dissociation Enthalpy and Kinetics
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (12), pp 4395–4400
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00756

Densities and Viscosities for Binary Liquid Mixtures of Butan-1-ol + Propane-1,2-diol, + Butane-1,2-diol and 2-Methylpropan-1-ol + Propane-1,2-diol, + Butane-1,2-diol from 298.15 to 333.15 K at 0.1 MPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (12), pp 4252–4265
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00621

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Relative Binding Free Energy Calculations in Drug Discovery: Recent Advances and Practical Considerations
Open access through Editors’ Choice
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (12), pp 2911–2937
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00564

Identification of Conserved Water Sites in Protein Structures for Drug Design
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (12), pp 3094–3103
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00443

Bioisostere Identification by Determining the Amino Acid Binding Preferences of Common Chemical Fragments
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (12), pp 2938–2947
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00092

Searching Online Chemical Data Repositories via the ChemAgora Portal
Open access through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (12), pp 2905–2910
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00086

Demystifying P2Y1 Receptor Ligand Recognition through Docking and Molecular Dynamics Analyses
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (12), pp 3104–3123
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00528

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Accurate Excited-State Geometries: A CASPT2 and Coupled-Cluster Reference Database for Small Molecules
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (12), pp 6237–6252
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00921

Efficient Construction of Free Energy Profiles of Breathing Metal–Organic Frameworks Using Advanced Molecular Dynamics Simulations
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (12), pp 5861–5873
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01014

Constant-pH Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Large Biomolecular Systems
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (12), pp 5933–5944
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00875

Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Cycloparaphenylenes with TD-DFTB Surface Hopping
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (12), pp 5846–5860
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01000

Alchemical Free Energy Calculations for Nucleotide Mutations in Protein–DNA Complexes
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (12), pp 6275–6289
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00849

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Is the Supporting Information the Venue for Reproducibility and Transparency?
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (51), pp 9680–9681
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11663

Covalent Bonding in the Hydrogen Molecule
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (48), pp 9330–9345
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08963

Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Naphthalene Diimide End-Capped Thiophene Oligomers
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (50), pp 9579–9588
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09095

What is “New Physical Insight” in Surface Photocatalytic Water Splitting?
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (51), pp 9679–9679
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11305

Seven Chromisms Associated with Dithizone
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (48), pp 9243–9251
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09490

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Computation of Hemagglutinin Free Energy Difference by the Confinement Method
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (50), pp 11292–11303
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09699

Pitch and Handedness of the Cholesteric Order in Films of a Chiral Alternating Fluorene Copolymer
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (51), pp 11520–11527
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10236

Unwinding Induced Melting of Double-Stranded DNA Studied by Free Energy Simulations
Open access through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (49), pp 11019–11030
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b07701

Ab Initio Simulations of Water Dynamics in Aqueous TMAO Solutions: Temperature and Concentration Effects
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (49), pp 11189–11197
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09989

Understanding the Inhibiting Effect of Small-Molecule Hydrogen Bond Donors on the Solubility of Cellulose in Tetrabutylammonium Acetate/DMSO
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (50), pp 11241–11248
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b08501

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Carbon Dots from a Single Source Exhibiting Tunable Luminescent Colors through the Modification of Surface Functional Groups in ORMOSIL Films
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (50), pp 28106–28116
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08039

Efficient and Stable Pure Green All-Inorganic Perovskite CsPbBr3 Light-Emitting Diodes with a Solution-Processed NiOx Interlayer
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (50), pp 28132–28138
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11518

Nitrophosphorene: A 2D Semiconductor with Both Large Direct Gap and Superior Mobility
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (51), pp 28520–28526
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09650

Silicon Anode Design for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Progress and Perspectives
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (50), pp 27775–27787
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07793

Electrochemical Properties and Redox Mechanism of Na2Ni0.4Co0.6[Fe(CN)6] Nanocrystallites as High-Capacity Cathode for Aqueous Sodium-Ion Batteries
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (50), pp 27805–27812
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07920

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

The Mayonnaise Effect
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (24), pp 6189–6192
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03207

Exciton–Exciton Annihilation Is Coherently Suppressed in H-Aggregates, but Not in J-Aggregates
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (24), pp 6113–6117
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02745

Bright Tail States in Blue-Emitting Ultrasmall Perovskite Quantum Dots
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (24), pp 6002–6008
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02786

How Strong Is the Hydrogen Bond in Hybrid Perovskites?
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (24), pp 6154–6159
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03106

Controllable Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper-Type Perovskite Heterostructures
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (24), pp 6211–6219
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02843

 

 

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