Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of February 2018

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each ACS Publications journal in February 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list, but as another perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention.

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ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Abundance and Sources of Phthalic Acids, Benzene-Tricarboxylic Acids, and Phenolic Acids in PM2.5 at Urban and Suburban Sites in Southern China
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (2), pp 147–158
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00131

Atmospheric Reactivity of Fullerene (C60) Aerosols
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (2), pp 95–102
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00116

Binding Geometries of Silicate Species on Ferrihydrite Surfaces
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (2), pp 125–134
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00109

Effects of Simultaneous Application of Ferrous Iron and Nitrate on Arsenic Accumulation in Rice Grown in Contaminated Paddy Soil
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (2), pp 103–111
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00115

Fracture Evolution in Multimineral Systems: The Role of Mineral Composition, Flow Rate, and Fracture Aperture Heterogeneity
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (2), pp 112–124
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00130

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ACS Energy Letters

Can B-Site Doping or Alloying Improve Thermal- and Phase-Stability of All-Inorganic CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Perovskites?
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (2), pp 286–289
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01197

Earth-Abundant Nontoxic Titanium(IV)-based Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite Halides with Tunable 1.0 to 1.8 eV Bandgaps for Photovoltaic Applications
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (2), pp 297–304
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01167

H2 Evolution with Covalent Organic Framework Photocatalysts
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (2), pp 400–409
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01123

Identification of Killer Defects in Kesterite Thin-Film Solar Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (2), pp 496–500
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01313

Impact of Open Access Papers in Hybrid Journals
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (2), pp 410–411
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00061

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ACS Photonics

CMOS-Compatible WS2-Based All-Optical Modulator
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (2), pp 342–346
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01206

Colossal Terahertz Field Enhancement Using Split-Ring Resonators with a Sub-10 nm Gap
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (2), pp 278–283
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00627

Comparative Study of Plasmonic Resonances between the Roundest and Randomly Faceted Au Nanoparticles-on-Mirror Cavities
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (2), pp 413–421
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00856

Controlling Metamaterial Transparency with Superchiral Fields
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (2), pp 535–543
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01071

Light-Emitting Devices Based on Electrochemiluminescence: Comparison to Traditional Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (2), pp 267–277
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00864

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Energy & Fuels

Catalytic Exhaust Gas Recirculation-Loop Reforming for High Efficiency in a Stoichiometric Spark-Ignited Engine through Thermochemical Recuperation and Dilution Limit Extension, Part 2: Engine Performance
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (2), pp 2257–2266
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02565

Catalytic Upgrading of Biomass Pyrolysis Oxygenates with Vacuum Gas Oil Using a Davison Circulating Riser Reactor
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (2), pp 1733–1743
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02337

CO2 Capture Using Hollow Fiber Membranes: A Review of Membrane Wetting
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (2), pp 963–978
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03493

Comprehensive Characterization of Asphaltenes by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Precipitated under Different n-Alkanes Solvents
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (2), pp 1038–1046
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02262

Coupled Structural and Kinetic Model of Lignin Fast Pyrolysis
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (2), pp 1822–1830
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03311

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

I&EC Research Appoints Newest Associate Editor
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (6), pp 1767–1767
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00290

Atomic Layer Deposition of a Pt-Skin Catalyst for Base-Free Aerobic Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (8), pp 2811–2818
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b05101

Citric Acid-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticle Copper Catalyst Supported on an Oxide System for the Reduction of Furfural to Furfuryl Alcohol in the Vapor Phase
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (5), pp 1506–1515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04701

Colloidal Synthesis of Semiconductor Quantum Dots toward Large-Scale Production: A Review
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (6), pp 1790–1802
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04836

Effects of Force Field Selection on the Computational Ranking of MOFs for CO2 Separations
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (6), pp 2298–2309
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04792

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Absorption of SO2 in Furoate Ionic Liquids/PEG200 Mixtures and Thermodynamic Analysis
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (2), pp 259–268
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00306

Application of MOSCED To Predict Limiting Activity Coefficients, Hydration Free Energies, Henry’s Constants, Octanol/Water Partition Coefficients, and Isobaric Azeotropic Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (2), pp 352–364
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00748

Density and Rheology of Tris(2-ethylhexyl) Trimellitate (TOTM)
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (2), pp 459–462
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00939

Excess Molar Volumes, Excess Molar Isentropic Compressibilities, Viscosity Deviations, and Activation Parameters for 1-Ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium Trifluoro-methanesulfonate + Dimethyl Sulfoxide and/or Acetonitrile at T = 298.15 to 323.15 K and P = 0.1 MPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (2), pp 269–289
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00429

Molecular Models for the Hydrogen Age: Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, and Water
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (2), pp 305–320
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00706

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

KDEEP: Protein–Ligand Absolute Binding Affinity Prediction via 3D-Convolutional Neural Networks
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (2), pp 287–296
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00650

BiKi Life Sciences: A New Suite for Molecular Dynamics and Related Methods in Drug Discovery
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (2), pp 219–224
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00680

Chemotext: A Publicly Available Web Server for Mining Drug–Target–Disease Relationships in PubMed
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (2), pp 212–218
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00589

Fully Flexible Docking via Reaction-Coordinate-Independent Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (2), pp 490–500
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00674

Inner and Outer Recursive Neural Networks for Chemoinformatics Applications
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (2), pp 207–211
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00384

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Benchmarking Excited-State Calculations Using Exciton Properties
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (2), pp 710–725
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01145

Calculation of Diffusion Coefficients through Coarse-Grained Simulations Using the Automated-Fragmentation-Parametrization Method and the Recovery of Wilke–Chang Statistical Correlation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (2), pp 479–485
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01093

Characterizing Hydration Properties Based on the Orientational Structure of Interfacial Water Molecules
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (2), pp 461–465
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00898

Embedded Multireference Coupled Cluster Theory
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (2), pp 693–709
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01144

Fast Calculation of Protein–Protein Binding Free Energies Using Umbrella Sampling with a Coarse-Grained Model
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (2), pp 991–997
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00660

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Calculation of Reaction Free Energies in Solution: A Comparison of Current Approaches
This article is part of the Manuel Yáñez and Otilia Mó Festschrift virtual special issue.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (5), pp 1392–1399
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11580

Control of Geminate Recombination by the Material Composition and Processing Conditions in Novel Polymer: Nonfullerene Acceptor Photovoltaic Devices
This article is part of the Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy virtual special issue.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (5), pp 1253–1260
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11891

Effect of Mixing Ammonia and Alkylamines on Sulfate Aerosol Formation
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (6), pp 1612–1622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11236

Keiji Morokuma
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (4), pp 880–881
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b00070

Machine Learning
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (4), pp 879–879
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b00034

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

CO2 Diffusion in Various Carbonated Beverages: A Molecular Dynamics Study
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (5), pp 1655–1661
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10469

Fluorescence and Excited-State Conformational Dynamics of the Orange Carotenoid Protein
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (6), pp 1792–1800
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09435

Hydrophilic Solvation Dominates the Terahertz Fingerprint of Amino Acids in Water
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (4), pp 1453–1459
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b08563

Machine Learning
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (4), pp 1347–1347
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b00035

Molecular Dynamics Investigation of the Influence of the Hydrogen Bond Networks in Ethanol/Water Mixtures on Dielectric Spectra
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (4), pp 1505–1515
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b12220

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

All-Optical Imaging of Gold Nanoparticle Geometry Using Super-Resolution Microscopy
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (4), pp 2336–2342
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12473

CH3NH2BiI3 Perovskites: A New Route to Efficient Lead-Free Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (5), pp 2589–2595
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11849

Electron-Hopping Brings Lattice Strain and High Catalytic Activity in the Low-Temperature Oxidative Coupling of Methane in an Electric Field
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (4), pp 2089–2096
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08994

Electrospun Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Hybrid Fibers: Photoactive Blends, Conductivity through Tunneling-AFM, Light Scattering, and Perspective for Their Use in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (5), pp 3058–3067
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11188

Elucidating the Vibrational Fingerprint of the Flexible Metal–Organic Framework MIL-53(Al) Using a Combined Experimental/Computational Approach
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (5), pp 2734–2746
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11031

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

All-Solid-State Batteries with Thick Electrode Configurations
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (3), pp 607–613
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02880

Coupling of Elementary Electronic Excitations: Drawing Parallels Between Excitons and Plasmons
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (4), pp 919–932
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01833

Dynamic Control of Particle Deposition in Evaporating Droplets by an External Point Source of Vapor
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (3), pp 659–664
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02831

Enhanced Performance of Red Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes through the Dimensional Tailoring of Perovskite Multiple Quantum Wells
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (4), pp 881–886
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03417

Enhanced Thermal Stability in Perovskite Solar Cells by Assembling 2D/3D Stacking Structures
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (3), pp 654–658
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02679

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