Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of August 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 August 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

Kinetics and Mechanisms of Dehydration of Secondary Alcohols Under Hydrothermal Conditions
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ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (8), pp 821–832
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00030

Criegee Intermediate Reactions with Carboxylic Acids: A Potential Source of Secondary Organic Aerosol in the Atmosphere
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (8), pp 833–842
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00069

Bidirectional Ecosystem-Atmosphere Fluxes of Volatile Organic Compounds Across the Mass Spectrum: How Many Matter?
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (8), pp 764–777
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00061

Photoisomerization of Methyl Vinyl Ketone and Methacrolein in the Troposphere: A Theoretical Investigation of Ground-State Reaction Pathways
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (8), pp 753–763
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00066

Binary-Phase Acetonitrile and Water Aerosols: Infrared Studies and Theoretical Simulation at Titan Atmosphere Conditions
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (8), pp 811–820
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00059

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ACS Energy Letters

Beyond PCE: Looking at a Big Picture in Photovoltaic Research
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (8), pp 1967–1968
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01166

Thermochemical CO2 Hydrogenation to Single Carbon Products: Scientific and Technological Challenges
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (8), pp 1938–1966
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00740

Taking Control of Ion Transport in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (8), pp 1983–1990
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00764

Toward Highly Reversible Magnesium–Sulfur Batteries with Efficient and Practical Mg[B(hfip)4]2 Electrolyte
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (8), pp 2005–2013
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01061

Dot–Wire–Platelet–Cube: Step Growth and Structural Transformations in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals
ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3 (8), pp 2014–2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01037

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ACS Photonics

Time-Resolved Nonlinear Ghost Imaging
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ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 3379–3388
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00653

100 GHz Plasmonic Photodetector
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ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 3291–3297
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00525

Research Direction toward Theoretical Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 2970–2977
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00124

Three-Dimensional Photonic Circuits in Rigid and Soft Polymers Tunable by Light
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 3222–3230
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00461

Full-Stokes Imaging Polarimetry Using Dielectric Metasurfaces
ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 3132–3140
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00362

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ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Festschrift in Honor of István T. Horváth
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (8), pp 9523–9529
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03138

Spray-Coated Multilayer Cellulose Nanocrystal—Chitin Nanofiber Films for Barrier Applications
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (8), pp 10637–10644
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01536

Efficient Electrochemical N2 Reduction to NH3 on MoN Nanosheets Array under Ambient Conditions
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (8), pp 9550–9554
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01438

High-Efficiency Electrosynthesis of Ammonia with High Selectivity under Ambient Conditions Enabled by VN Nanosheet Array
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (8), pp 9545–9549
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01261

Mechanochemistry: Toward Sustainable Design of Advanced Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Catalytic Applications
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (8), pp 9530–9544
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01716

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ACS Synthetic Biology

Predicting Transcriptional Output of Synthetic Multi-input Promoters
ACS Synth. Biol., 2018, 7 (8), pp 1834–1843
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00165

Synthetic Pathway for the Production of Olivetolic Acid in Escherichia coli
ACS Synth. Biol., 2018, 7 (8), pp 1886–1896
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00075

An Engineered Constitutive Promoter Set with Broad Activity Range for Cupriavidus necator H16
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ACS Synth. Biol., 2018, 7 (8), pp 1918–1928
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00136

Sequence Specific Modeling of E. coli Cell-Free Protein Synthesis
ACS Synth. Biol.,2018, 7 (8), pp 1844–1857
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00465

Electric-Field Manipulation of a Compartmentalized Cell-Free Gene Expression Reaction
ACS Synth. Biol.,2018, 7 (8), pp 1829–1833
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00160

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Energy & Fuels

Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Selected Ion Monitoring (GC×GC–MS/SIM) and Chemometrics to Enhance Inter-Reservoir Geochemical Features of Crude Oils
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (8), pp 8017–8023
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00230

Mechanism of Glucose Conversion into 5-Ethoxymethylfurfural in Ethanol with Hydrogen Sulfate Ionic Liquid Additives and a Lewis Acid Catalyst
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (8), pp 8411–8419
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00717

Implications of Molecular Thermal Fluctuations on Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Its Relevance to Absolute Permeability
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (8), pp 8024–8039
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00478

Numerical Study on the Autoignition of Biogas in Moderate or Intense Low Oxygen Dilution Nonpremixed Combustion Systems
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Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (8), pp 8768–8780
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01388

Structural Behavior of Isolated Asphaltene Molecules at the Oil–Water Interface
Energy Fuels, 2018, 32 (8), pp 8259–8267
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01648

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Decision Support Method for the Choice between Batch and Continuous Technologies in Solid Drug Product Manufacturing
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (30), pp 9798–9809
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b05230

Preface: European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering
This article is part of the 2017 European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering special issue.
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (30), pp 9737–9739
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03116

Combined Steam Reforming of Methane and Formic Acid To Produce Syngas with an Adjustable H2:CO Ratio
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (31), pp 10663–10674
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02443

Molecular Modeling Study toward Development of H2S-Free Removal of Iron Sulfide Scale from Oil and Gas Wells
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Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (31), pp 10095–10104
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01928

A Perspective of Solutions for Membrane Instabilities in Olefin/Paraffin Separations: A Review
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (31), pp 10071–10085
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02013

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Activity of Supercooled Water on the Ice Curve and Other Thermodynamic Properties of Liquid Water up to the Boiling Point at Standard Pressure
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J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (8), pp 2986–2998
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00251

Isobaric Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium for Binary and Ternary Systems of tert-Butanol + tert-Butyl Acetate + Chlorobenzene at 101.33 kPa
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (8), pp 2637–2643
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b01021

Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies of CO2 Capture by Glycol and Amine-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (8), pp 2671–2680
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00015

Solubility of p-Aminobenzoic Acid Potassium in Organic Solvents and Binary (Water + Isopropyl Alcohol) Mixture at Temperatures from (283.15 to 318.15) K
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (8), pp 2629–2636
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00978

Effective Removal of Naphthalenesulfonic Acid from Water Using Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (8), pp 3061–3067
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00318

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Toxic Colors: The Use of Deep Learning for Predicting Toxicity of Compounds Merely from Their Graphic Images
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (8), pp 1533–1543
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00338

Steered Molecular Dynamics Simulation in Rational Drug Design
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (8), pp 1473–1482
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00261

Transition from Academia to Industry and Back
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (8), pp 1469–1472
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00459

Pushing the Limits of Computational Structure-Based Drug Design with a Cryo-EM Structure: The Ca2+ Channel α2δ-1 Subunit as a Test Case
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (8), pp 1707–1715
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00347

Characterization of the Chemical Space of Known and Readily Obtainable Natural Products
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2018, 58 (8), pp 1518–1532
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00302

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Machine Learning Adaptive Basis Sets for Efficient Large Scale Density Functional Theory Simulation
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (8), pp 4168–4175
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00378

High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (8), pp 4427–4437
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00253

Predicting Pathways between Distant Configurations for Biomolecules
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (8), pp 4271–4278
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00370

Double Precision Is Not Needed for Many-Body Calculations: Emergent Conventional Wisdom
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (8), pp 4088–4096
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00321

Optimization of the Linear-Scaling Local Natural Orbital CCSD(T) Method: Improved Algorithm and Benchmark Applications
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2018, 14 (8), pp 4193–4215
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00442

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Spectroscopy of Reactive Complexes and Solvated Clusters: A Bottom-Up Approach Using Cryogenic Ion Traps
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (32), pp 6479–6490
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05712

Benchmarking Semiempirical Methods To Compute Electrochemical Formal Potentials
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (33), pp 6809–6818
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05143

Making the Coupled Cluster Correlation Energy Machine-Learnable
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (30), pp 6343–6348
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b04455

Energy Transfer Dynamics in Triplet–Triplet Annihilation Upconversion Using a Bichromophoric Heavy-Atom-Free Sensitizer
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (33), pp 6673–6682
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05901

Probing the OH Oxidation of Pinonic Acid at the Air–Water Interface Using Field-Induced Droplet Ionization Mass Spectrometry (FIDI-MS)
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (31), pp 6445–6456
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05353

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Phase Diagrams of TIP4P/2005, SPC/E, and TIP5P Water at High Pressure
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (31), pp 7718–7725
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04441

X-ray Scattering and O–O Pair-Distribution Functions of Amorphous Ices
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (30), pp 7616–7624
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04823

Effects of Non-native Interactions on Frustrated Proteins Folding under Confinement
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (31), pp 7654–7667
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04147

Cooling of Pure Water at Room Temperature by Weak Electric Currents
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (31), pp 7711–7717
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b12689

Simulation of Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold: Effect of Terminal Alkyl Anchor Chain and Monolayer Composition
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (31), pp 7699–7710
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b05075

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Stabilizing Lead-Free All-Inorganic Tin Halide Perovskites by Ion Exchange
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (31), pp 17660–17667
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04013

Computational Design of Two-Dimensional Perovskites with Functional Organic Cations
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (30), pp 17118–17122
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05715

SnP3: A Previously Unexplored Two-Dimensional Material
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (31), pp 18185–18191
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06668

Hot Charge Carrier Extraction from Semiconductor Quantum Dots
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (31), pp 17586–17600
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03980

Computational Screening of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Membrane-Based CO2/N2/H2O Separations: Best Materials for Flue Gas Separation
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (30), pp 17347–17357
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05416

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Electronic Preresonance Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (15), pp 4294–4301
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00204

Perovskite Solar Cells: Toward Industrial-Scale Methods
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (15), pp 4326–4335
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01356

Atomic Layer Etching: Rethinking the Art of Etch
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (16), pp 4814–4821
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00997

Crystal Phases and Thermal Stability of Co-evaporated CsPbX3 (X = I, Br) Thin Films
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (16), pp 4808–4813
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02059

Achieving Efficient Triplet Exciton Utilization with Large ΔEST and Nonobvious Delayed Fluorescence by Adjusting Excited State Energy Levels
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (16), pp 4725–4731
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01961
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