Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of July 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 July 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

Physical Characterization of Frozen Saltwater Solutions Using Raman Microscopy
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ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 702–710
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00045

Can Formamide Be Formed on Interstellar Ice? An Atomistic Perspective
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 720–734
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00156

Ambient Measurements of Highly Oxidized Gas-Phase Molecules during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS) 2013
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 653–672
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00028

Interaction of Hydrocarbons with Clays under Reservoir Conditions: In Situ Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction for Expandable Clays with Variably Wet Supercritical Methane
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 640–652
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00039

Control of Water Chemistry in Alkaline Lakes: Solubility of Monohydrocalcite and Amorphous Magnesium Carbonate in CaCl2–MgCl2–Na2CO3 Solutions
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 735–744
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00046

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ACS Energy Letters

Addressing the Challenge of Carbon-Free Energy
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (7), pp 1521–1522
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00889

ACS Energy Letters Makes Its First Impact
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (7), pp 1779–1780
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01088

Single-Atom Catalysts for Electrochemical Water Splitting
ACS Energy Lett. , 2018, 3 (7), pp 1713–1721
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00640

Skutterudite-Type Ternary Co1–xNixP3 Nanoneedle Array Electrocatalysts for Enhanced Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution
ACS Energy Lett. , 2018, 3 (7), pp 1744–1752
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00908

Electronic and Ionic Channels in Working Interfaces of Lithium Metal Anodes
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (7), pp 1564–1570
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00526

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ACS Photonics

Special Issue on Recent Developments and Applications of Plasmonics
This article is part of the Recent Developments and Applications of Plasmonics special issue.
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (7), pp 2538–2540
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00808

Plasmonic Enhancement of Two-Photon-Excited Luminescence of Single Quantum Dots by Individual Gold Nanorods
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ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (7), pp 2960–2968
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00306

1D photonic crystal strain sensors
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (7), pp 2767–2772
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00560

Space–Time Metamaterials
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (7), pp 2868–2877
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00233

Rapid Voltage Sensing with Single Nanorods via the Quantum Confined Stark Effect
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ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (7), pp 2860–2867
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00206

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Energy & Fuels

A Combined Overview of Combustion, Pyrolysis, and Gasification of Biomass
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (7), pp 7294–7318
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01678

Kinetic and Reactor Modeling of Catalytic Hydrotreatment of Vegetable Oils
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (7), pp 7245–7261
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00947

Evaluation of Thin-Layer Chromatography–Laser Desorption Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometric Imaging for Visualization of Crude Oil Interactions
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Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (7), pp 7347–7357
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00639

n-Alkanes Phase Change Materials and Their Microencapsulation for Thermal Energy Storage: A Critical Review
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (7), pp 7262–7293
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01347

Cashew Nut Shell Liquid as a Fuel for Compression Ignition Engines: A Comprehensive Review
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (7), pp 7237–7244
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00579

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

How Not To Use a Journal Impact Factor
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. , 2018, 57 (29), pp 9331–9332
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03046

Virtual Special Issue: Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (27), pp 8833–8834
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02850

Coke Formation on Pt–Sn/Al2O3 Catalyst for Propane Dehydrogenation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (26), pp 8647–8654
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01313

Synthesis and Characterization of UiO-66-NH2 Metal–Organic Framework Cotton Composite Textiles
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (28), pp 9151–9161
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01010

Morphology Effect of Ceria on the Catalytic Performances of Ru/CeO2 Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (28), pp 9127–9135
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02126

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Yeast Metabolites of Glycated Amino Acids in Beer
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J. Agric. Food Chem., 2018, 66 (28), pp 7451–7460
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01329

Comprehensive Toxic Plants–Phytotoxins Database and Its Application in Assessing Aquatic Micropollution Potential
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J. Agric. Food Chem., 2018, 66 (29), pp 7577–7588
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01639

Ecological Risk Assessment of Nano-enabled Pesticides: A Perspective on Problem Formulation
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J. Agric. Food Chem., 2018, 66 (26), pp 6480–6486
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02373

Improvement of Lipid and Glucose Metabolism by Capsiate in Palmitic Acid-Treated HepG2 Cells via Activation of the AMPK/SIRT1 Signaling Pathway
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J. Agric. Food Chem., 2018, 66 (26), pp 6772–6781
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01831

Application of Anthocyanins from Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) Fruit Waste as Renewable Hair Dyes
J. Agric. Food Chem. , 2018, 66 (26), pp 6790–6798
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01044
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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Introducing the “Emerging Investigators” Special Issue
This article is part of the Emerging Investigators special issue.
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (7), pp 2335–2340
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00507

Assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers and Nanoparticles in Solution: Coarse-Grained Molecular Simulation Study
This article is part of the Emerging Investigators special issue.
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (7), pp 2351–2367
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00925

Effect of Monovalent and Divalent Salts on the Interfacial Tension of n-Heptane against Aqueous Anionic Surfactant Solutions
This article is part of the Emerging Investigators special issue.
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (7), pp 2341–2350
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00640

Synthesis and Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Lactic Acid and Malic Acid-Based Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents
This article is part of the Emerging Investigators special issue.
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (7), pp 2548–2556
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b01037

Understanding the Gas Phase Chemistry of Alkanes with First-Principles Calculations
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (7), pp 2430–2437
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00992

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Materials Informatics
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (7), pp 1313–1314
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00016

Comparative Evaluation of Covalent Docking Tools
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (7), pp 1441–1458
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00228

Elucidating Allosteric Communications in Proteins with Difference Contact Network Analysis
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (7), pp 1325–1330
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00250

Determination of a Focused Mini Kinase Panel for Early Identification of Selective Kinase Inhibitors
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (7), pp 1434–1440
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00222

MixMD Probeview: Robust Binding Site Prediction from Cosolvent Simulations
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (7), pp 1426–1433
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00265

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Estimation of Drug-Target Residence Times by τ-Random Acceleration Molecular Dynamics Simulations
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (7), pp 3859–3869
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00230

Psi4NumPy: An Interactive Quantum Chemistry Programming Environment for Reference Implementations and Rapid Development
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (7), pp 3504–3511
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00286

Protein Folding Free Energy Landscape along the Committor – the Optimal Folding Coordinate
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (7), pp 3418–3427
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00101

Accuracy of TD-DFT Geometries: A Fresh Look
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (7), pp 3715–3727
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00311

Atomic Energies from a Convolutional Neural Network
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (7), pp 3933–3942
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00149

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Tribute to Manuel Yáñez and Otilia Mó
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Manuel Yáñez and Otilia Mó Festschrift”.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (26), pp 5671–5672
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b03669

Insights into Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer: An Alternative Model for Excited State Proton Transfer of Green Fluorescence Protein
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (28), pp 5931–5944
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01799

Designing Push–Pull Porphyrins for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (27), pp 5870–5877
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b03668

Autobiographies of Manuel Yáñez and Otilia Mó
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Manuel Yáñez and Otilia Mó Festschrift”.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (26), pp 5673–5678
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01395

Puzzle of the Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond of Dibenzoylmethane Resolved by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (28), pp 5945–5954
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01930

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Validating Molecular Dynamics Simulations against Experimental Observables in Light of Underlying Conformational Ensembles
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (26), pp 6673–6689
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b02144

Water’s Interfacial Hydrogen Bonding Structure Reveals the Effective Strength of Surface–Water Interactions
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (26), pp 6781–6789
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b02438

Excited State Decay Pathways of 2′-Deoxy-5-methylcytidine and Deoxycytidine Revisited in Solution: A Comprehensive Kinetic Study by Femtosecond Transient Absorption
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (28), pp 7027–7037
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b00927

Dependence of the Formation of Tau and Aβ Peptide Mixed Aggregates on the Secondary Structure of the N-Terminal Region of Aβ
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (28), pp 7049–7056
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04647

Molecular Structure and Permeability at the Interface between Phase-Separated Membrane Domains
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (27), pp 6954–6965
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b03406

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Photophysical Properties and Improved Stability of Organic–Inorganic Perovskite by Surface Passivation
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (28), pp 15799–15818
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03681

Ultralow Thermal Conductivity and Ultrahigh Thermal Expansion of Single-Crystal Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite CH3NH3PbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (28), pp 15973–15978
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05919

Catalyst Support in Oxygen Electrocatalysis: A Case Study with CoFe Alloy Electrocatalyst
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (28), pp 15843–15852
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02830

Photon Upconversion through a Cascade Process of Two-Photon Absorption in CsPbBr3 and Triplet–Triplet Annihilation in Porphyrin/Diphenylanthracene
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (26), pp 14425–14433
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05508

Theoretical Investigation of Methane Oxidation on Pd(111) and Other Metallic Surfaces
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (28), pp 16023–16032
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02142

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Hydrogen Bond Length as a Key To Understanding Sweetness
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (13), pp 3667–3672
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01280

Thermodynamics and the Intrinsic Stability of Lead Halide Perovskites CH3NH3PbX3
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (13), pp 3756–3765
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00463

The Benefit and Challenges of Zero-Dimensional Perovskites
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (14), pp 4131–4138
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00532

Temperature-Dependent Photoluminescence of CH3NH3PbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots and Bulk Counterparts
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (14), pp 4066–4074
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01593

Vibrationally Assisted Intersystem Crossing in Benchmark Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Molecules
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (14), pp 4053–4058
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01556

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