ACS Editors’ Choice: Evolution and Future Directions of Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization — and More!

This week: Evolution and future directions of metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization, the virial theorem and covalent bonding, the accuracy, transferability, and efficiency of coarse-grained models of molecular liquids — and more!

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!
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Toward the Total Synthesis of Ryanodol via Oxidative Alkyne–1,3-Diketone Annulation: Construction of a Ryanoid Tetracycle

Org. Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02767
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Activatable Semiconducting Oligomer Amphiphile for Near-Infrared Luminescence Imaging of Biothiols

ACS Appl. Bio Mater., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00353
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Aqueous Electrolyte Compatible Electrochromic Polymers Processed from an Environmentally Sustainable Solvent

ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7, pp 1208–1214
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00551
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Evolution and Future Directions of Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Macromolecules, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01401
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Streptavidin-Decorated Algorithmic DNA Lattices Constructed by Substrate-Assisted Growth Method

ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00950
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The Virial Theorem and Covalent Bonding

J. Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b08234
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Accuracy, Transferability, and Efficiency of Coarse-Grained Models of Molecular Liquids

J. Phys. Chem. B, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b06687
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