Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of January 2018

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, 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 Earth and Space Chemistry

Absorbing Refractive Index and Direct Radiative Forcing of Atmospheric Brown Carbon over Gangetic Plain
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (1), pp 31–37
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00074

Small But Important: The Role of Small Floodplain Tributaries to River Nutrient Budgets
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (1), pp 64–71
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00112

Cohesive Vibrational and Structural Depiction of Intercalated Water in Montmorillonite
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (1), pp 38–47
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00103

Structures and Transport Properties of CaCO3 Melts under Earth’s Mantle Conditions
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (1), pp 1–8
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00100

Heterogeneous Oxidation of Particulate Methanesulfonic Acid by the Hydroxyl Radical: Kinetics and Atmospheric Implications
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (1), pp 48–55
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00114

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ACS Energy Letters

Fully Vacuum-Processed Wide Band Gap Mixed-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (1), pp 214–219
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01217

Energy Research Outlook. What to Look for in 2018
ACS Energy Lett.,  2018, 3 (1), pp 261–263
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01187

Original Core–Shell Structure of Cubic CsPbBr3@Amorphous CsPbBrx Perovskite Quantum Dots with a High Blue Photoluminescence Quantum Yield of over 80%
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (1), pp 245–251
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01243

Synergetic Contribution of Boron and Fe–Nx Species in Porous Carbons toward Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (1), pp 245–251
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01188

Low-Dimensional Organometal Halide Perovskites
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (1), pp 54–62
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00926

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ACS Photonics

Plasmonic Cavity Coupling
This article is part of the Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (1), pp 43–53
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01139

Novel Nanostructures and Materials for Strong Light–Matter Interactions
This article is part of the Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (1), pp 24–42
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00674

Active Control of Surface Plasmon–Emitter Strong Coupling
This article is part of the Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (1), pp 54–64
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00655

Special Issue on “Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities”
This article is part of the Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (1), pp 1–1
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01609

Strong Light–Matter Interaction in Quantum Emitter/Metal Hybrid Nanostructures
This article is part of the Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (1), pp 2–23
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00650

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Energy & Fuels

Emission Modeling of an Interturbine Burner Based on Flameless Combustion
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (1), pp 822–838
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02473

Ternary System of Pyrolytic Lignin, Mixed Solvent, and Water: Phase Diagram and Implications
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (1), pp 465–474
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02943

Determination of Mercury and Other Trace Elements in Home Heating Oil Used in New York State
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (1), pp 44–54
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02404

CO2/CH4 and H2S/CO2 Selectivity by Ionic Liquids in Natural Gas Sweetening
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (1), pp 10–23
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02852

Experimental Study on the Heat-Transfer Characteristics of a 600 MW Supercritical Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (1), pp 10–23
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02815

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Process Intensification of Enzymatic Fatty Acid Butyl Ester Synthesis Using a Continuous Centrifugal Contactor Separator
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (2), pp 470–482
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03297

A Strategy for the Sequential Recovery of Biomacromolecules from Red Macroalgae Porphyra umbilicalis Kützing
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (1), pp 42–53
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03768

H3PW12O40 Grafted on CeO2: A High-Performance Catalyst for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with NH3
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (3), pp 856–866
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03947

Opposite Superwetting Nickel Meshes for On-Demand and Continuous Oil/Water Separation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (3), pp 1059–1070
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04517

Hierarchically Porous Carbon Materials for CO2 Capture: The Role of Pore Structure
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (4), pp 1262–1268
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03879

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Cross Second Virial Coefficients and Dilute Gas Transport Properties of the (CH4 + C3H8) and (CO2 + C3H8) Systems from Accurate Intermolecular Potential Energy Surfaces
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice.
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (1), pp 246–257
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00886

Chain Length Dependence of the Thermodynamic Properties of n-Alkanes and their Monosubstituted Derivatives
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (1), pp 1–20
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00837

Development and Reuse of Amine-Grafted Chitosan Hybrid Beads in the Retention of Nitrate and Phosphate
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (1), pp 147–158
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00751

Solubility in Different Solvents, Crystal Polymorph and Morphology, and Optimization of Crystallization Process of AIBN
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (1), pp 27–38
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00538

CO2 Adsorption Behavior of Graphite Oxide Modified with Tetraethylenepentamine
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (1), pp 202–207
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00824

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Predicted Biological Activity of Purchasable Chemical Space
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (1), pp 148–164
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00316

Mol2vec: Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach with Chemical Intuition
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (1), pp 27–35
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00616

Atom Types Independent Molecular Mechanics Method for Predicting the Conformational Energy of Small Molecules
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (1), pp 194–205
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00645

Correction to Maximum Likelihood Calibration of the UNRES Force Field for Simulation of Protein Structure and Dynamics
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (1), pp 206–206
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00716

Rational Density Functional Selection Using Game Theory
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (1), pp 61–67
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00542

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Force Field Parametrization of Metal Ions from Statistical Learning Techniques
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (1), pp 255–273
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00779

Dynamics Sampling in Transition Pathway Space
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (1), pp 14–29
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00606

Excitation Number: Characterizing Multiply Excited States
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (1), pp 9–13
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00963

Protein–Ligand Dissociation Simulated by Parallel Cascade Selection Molecular Dynamics
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (1), pp 404–417
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00504

Calculation of Magnetic Shielding Constants with meta-GGA Functionals Employing the Multipole-Accelerated Resolution of the Identity: Implementation and Assessment of Accuracy and Efficiency
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (1), pp 191–197
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01115

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Comment on “Natural Bond Orbitals and the Nature of the Hydrogen Bond”
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (2), pp 724–732
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08165

Reply to “Comment on ‘Natural Bond Orbitals and the Nature of the Hydrogen Bond’”
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (2), pp 733–736
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09307

Editorial for January 2018 for JPC A/B/C
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (1), pp 1–7
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11432

Fourier Transform Fluorescence-Encoded Infrared Spectroscopy
This article is part of the The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy”.
J. Phys. Chem. A,  2018, 122 (2), pp 554–562
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10305

Applying Machine Learning to Vibrational Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (1), pp 167–171
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10303

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

First-Principles Molecular Dynamics Study of a Deep Eutectic Solvent: Choline Chloride/Urea and Its Mixture with Water
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1245–1254
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10422

Nanoparticle–Cell Interactions: Relevance for Public Health
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1009–1016
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b08650

Characterizing Conformational Dynamics of Proteins Using Evolutionary Couplings
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1017–1025
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b07529

Theory of FRET “Spectroscopic Ruler” for Short Distances: Application to Polyproline
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (1), pp 54–67
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09535

Environment-Dependent Radiation Damage in Atmospheric Pressure X-ray Spectroscopy
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (2), pp 737–744
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06397

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Exciton Localization and Optical Emission in Aryl-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1828–1838
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09558

Electrolyte Composition in Li/O2 Batteries with LiI Redox Mediators: Solvation Effects on Redox Potentials and Implications for Redox Shuttling
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1522–1534
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11859

Thermal Transport is Influenced by Nanoparticle Morphology: A Molecular Dynamics Study
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (2), pp 1430–1436
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12362

Intrinsic Point Defects in Inorganic Cesium Lead Iodide Perovskite CsPbI3
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (2), pp 1345–1350
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10045

Effect of Interfacial Energetics on Charge Transfer from Lead Halide Perovskite to Organic Hole Conductors
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (2), pp 1326–1332
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09178

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Ultrafast Electron Injection from Photoexcited Perovskite CsPbI3 QDs into TiO2 Nanoparticles with Injection Efficiency near 99%
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 294–297
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03062

Toward GW Calculations on Thousands of Atoms
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 306–312
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02740

Practical Efficiency Limit of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 426–434
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03343

Twisted Molecular Structure on Tuning Ultralong Organic Phosphorescence
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 335–339
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02953

From Large-Scale Synthesis to Lighting Device Applications of Ternary I–III–VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Inspiring Greener Material Emitters
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 435–445
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03037

 

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