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ACS Publications

December 11, 2017

Help ACS Publications Improve Its Blog and You Could Win $500

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Axial is a blog for the chemistry community. It’s a place where you can find out about essential new chemistry research, catch up on the latest news about ACS editors and journals, get professional development advice, and more. Reading ACS Axial is one of the easiest ways to discover and deepen your bond with chemistry […]

December 8, 2017

Which Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Wrote Chapters in ACS Books?

By Chi Wang

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is the most prestigious award given to chemists. This year Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson won the prize for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution. Did you know that many winners of this award have authored ACS book chapters? In honor of […]

December 8, 2017

Luminescent Nanoparticles Leave a Glowing Fingerprint

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

A new fingerprinting technique that uses long-lived luminescent nanoparticles provides sharp images of otherwise invisible prints. The method offers better resolution than standard fingerprinting for forensic investigation, the researchers say. When collecting fingerprints at crime scenes, investigators choose from a handful of reagents to reveal the patterns deposited on surfaces by skin oils and proteins. […]

December 7, 2017

What Chemists Do: Novartis’ Yves P. Auberson

By Jesse Stanchak

Yves Auberson is the executive director of Global Discovery Chemistry at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Auberson’s team is responsible for designing and synthesizing drugs that are safe for patients suffering from diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In this video interview, Auberson explains what satisfies him the most about working in chemistry and the […]

December 6, 2017

Virtual Issue: Celebrating Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Published by Authors in India

By Tamara Hanna

Chemists in India are increasingly publishing cutting-edge organic and inorganic chemistry research, as evidenced by the substantial growth in submissions from authors in India over the last decade (up 173%) across five ACS Publications journals within the organic/inorganic portfolio ( ACS Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters,  Organometallics, The Journal of Organic Chemistry). In 2016, research from […]

Solid-State Li-Ion

December 5, 2017

Take a Closer Look at Advancements in All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Batteries based on conventional organic electrolytes are useful, but they can present safety concerns. Inorganic solid lithium ion conductors show promise as a replacement. Achieving a level of conductivity in solid lithium ion conductors comparable with that in liquid electrolytes remains a challenge, however. One of the approaches for achieving a desirable conductivity is doping […]

November 30, 2017

Tailoring MoS2 Exciton–Plasmon Interaction by Optical Spin–Orbit Coupling

By Jesse Stanchak

A single-atom-thick monolayer of Molybdenum disulfide is a two-dimensional material with remarkable electronic and optical properties, notes a paper in ACS Nano. These properties make it an ideal candidate for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. However, the atomic monolayer thickness poses a significant challenge in MoS2 photoluminescence emission due to weak light–matter interaction. In […]

November 28, 2017

Video: Taking a Closer Look at Crystal Engineering of Self-Assembled Porous Protein Materials in Living Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

Crystalline porous materials have been investigated for development of important applications in molecular storage, separations, and catalysis. The potential of protein crystals is increasing as they become better understood. Protein crystals have been regarded as porous materials because they present highly ordered 3D arrangements of protein molecules with high porosity and wide range of pore […]

November 27, 2017

What Chemists Do: Outco’s Markus Roggen

By Jesse Stanchak

What are chemists doing to legitimize new industries? Markus Roggen, Vice President of Extraction at Outco, works to make doses of medical marijuana more consistently effective, delivering a more reliable product to the public. The What Chemists Do video series highlights just how many different careers are possible with a background in chemistry. Watch more […]

snake like material

November 24, 2017

Snakeskin-Like Material Molts When Damaged

By Jesse Stanchak

Imagine a raincoat that heals a scratch by shedding the part of the outer layer that’s damaged. To create such a material, scientists have turned to nature for inspiration. Roland Hönes, Vitaliy Kondrashov, and Jürgen Rühe report a water-repellant material that molts like a snake’s skin when damaged to reveal another hydrophobic layer beneath it. […]

wine legs Marangoni effect

November 22, 2017

Understanding Wine “Legs,” the Marangoni Effect and Minibot Motors

By Jesse Stanchak

As wine enthusiasts know, the “legs” or “tears” that run down a glass after a gentle swirl can yield clues about a wine’s alcohol content. Interestingly, the physical phenomenon — called the Marangoni effect – responsible for creating these tears can be harnessed for practical applications. Scientists have developed little motors that can run based […]

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November 21, 2017

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Cranberry Sauce — And Pectin Chemistry Research!

By Molly Ferns

Thanksgiving is here, so it’s only natural to have food — and the chemistry behind it — on the brain! Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and enjoying being with family and friends, but the meal can also spur disagreement, such as whether canned or homemade cranberry sauce is superior. Regardless of where you stand […]

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November 20, 2017

Join ACS Publications at the 2017 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit

By Molly Ferns

The Materials Research Society’s Fall Meeting is a cross-disciplinary, global meeting featuring over 50 symposia and attended by as many as 6,000 researchers. This year’s meeting is chaired by Ilke Arslan, Jason A. Burdick, Tao Deng, James B. Hannon, and Sanjay Mathur, who are all accomplished authors in a variety of ACS publications. Join us […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science & engineering ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

November 17, 2017

Announcing the Winner of the “Show Us Your Lab” Contest

By Jesse Stanchak

Last month, ACS Axial held a contest asking readers to send in photos of their labs, classrooms, offices or wherever they do their best work. Today I am proud to announce the winner: Dr. Greg D. Smith of the Conservation Science Lab at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art analytical and […]

ACS Direct Correct

November 15, 2017

A New Author Experience with ACS Direct Correct

By Andrew Clinton

As a service to our global community of authors, we are pleased to introduce ACS Direct Correct, an innovative proof review tool devised to enhance the publishing process. ACS Direct Correct enables you to enter proof corrections and comments directly into your copy-edited manuscript. This provides another way to communicate edits before publication of your […]

Professor Kerri Pratt

November 13, 2017

Kerri Pratt Wins 2018 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

By Freddy Tellez

University of Michigan Professor Kerri Pratt is the recipient of the 2018 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. The James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award, named afterthe first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led the field in new directions through […]

Shana J. Sturla

November 10, 2017

Meet Chemical Research in Toxicology’s New EIC: Shana J. Sturla

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS is proud to announce ETH Zürich Professor Shana J. Sturla as the new Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Research in Toxicology. The distinguished peer-reviewed journal celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, and Sturla will become its head in January 2018. Sturla will succeed Professor Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., who has served as the journal’s editor since […]

November 7, 2017

16 Must-Read Chemistry Research Topics

By Freddy Tellez

Are you looking for the most important chemistry research topics? ACS Publications journals regularly produce collections focused on the most important chemistry research topics. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research topics from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and […]

Highlighting Female Physical Chemists

November 3, 2017

Highlighting Female Physical Chemists for Marie Curie’s 150th Birthday

By George C. Schatz, Anne B. McCoy, Joan-Emma Shea, Catherine J. Murphy , and Gregory D. Scholes

(A version of this editorial orginally appeared in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C and Letters, as part of the Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists) November 7th marks the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, who is arguably one of the most famous physical […]

November 2, 2017

Enter the #ILoveBiochemistry Video Competition

By Ellie Key

Biochemistry is launching a video competition and YOU could win a $100 Amazon gift card! We want to know, in no more than 30 seconds, what it is you love about the journal Biochemistry. Share your video on Twitter using the #ILoveBiochemistry, mention and follow @BiochemistryACS and you’ll be entered into the contest. Your video […]

chemistry of fear

October 31, 2017

Exploring the Chemistry of Fear with ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Molly Ferns

Halloween is upon us; a time of tricks and treats, frights and delights, with haunted houses and scary mazes attracting people young and the old. It’s the time of year when we go out of our way to be scared. But why is the anticipation of being spooked so enjoyable? What chemical reaction makes being […]

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October 27, 2017

Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Tied to Degraded Sperm Quality

By Janet Pelley, for C&EN

Men’s sperm counts have plummeted by up to 60% over the last 40 years in Western countries and by nearly 30% since 2001 in China. Experts lack firm answers regarding the cause of the sperm deficit but suspect that behaviors such as smoking or exposures to hormone-disrupting compounds in plastics or pesticides are to blame. […]

This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses -- and more!

October 27, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Black Pepper as an Anti-Inflammatory

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses — 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 […]

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periodic table

October 24, 2017

10 Amazing Periodic Table of the Elements Designs

By Jesse Stanchak

The periodic table is a marvel of design. Dmitri Mendeleev’s approach to organizing the elements was informative and elegant. It even helped predict the existence of elements then unknown to scientists. A periodic table is an important tool for scientists, but also for educators. The periodic table is an accessible way to teach students about […]

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National Chemistry Week 2017

October 23, 2017

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2017 with Resources from ACS

By Jesse Stanchak

For 30 years, ACS has been championing National Chemistry Week as a celebration of chemistry’s impact on the world around us. This annual event is an opportunity for both ACS members and non-members to come together and share stories of the transformative power of chemistry. National Chemistry Week 2017 is a chance for chemists to […]

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October 20, 2017

What Chemists Do: Frontier Scientific Inc.’s Mark Nelson

By Jesse Stanchak

What are chemists doing to make sure that other chemists have funding to do the important work they need to do? Mark Nelson, Vice President of Business and Scientific Development at Frontier Scientific, Inc., works with clients to keep chemists working, and to provide new compounds that move various industries forward. The What Chemists Do […]

October 20, 2017

Forgery of Ancient Silk Leaves Chemical Footprint

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Chemists have pulled back the veil on suspected ancient silk forgeries by revealing telltale chemical traces in the fabric. They show that amino acid analysis can tell real ancient silk from fake, and their analysis method reveals the manner of deception: Amino acid measurements from forged silks match modern silks that have been soaked in […]

Microgel Particles

October 20, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: In Silico Synthesis of Microgel Particles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic–inorganic hybrid photovoltaics, in silico synthesis of microgel particles, promiscuous oxidants of water pollutants  — 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 […]

ACS Energy Letters Open Access

October 19, 2017

Why ACS Energy Letters Encourages Open Access Publishing

By Brooke Howell

With International Open Access Week coming up next week, I reached out to one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for open access I know: ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant V. Kamat. I wanted to get his take on this year’s International Open Access Week theme: “Open in order to….” “I encourage ACS Energy Letters authors […]

Robust New Modeling Tool

October 18, 2017

Researcher’s ‘Star Wars’ Parody Video Produces Robust New Modeling Tool

By Jesse Stanchak

The “Star Wars” anthology is one of the most famous movie series ever made. So it’s no wonder that a group of Harvard researchers who were thinking about ways to engage the public in science, turned to Star Wars for inspiration. But rather than intergalactic battles, the scientists-turned-movie-makers depicted a fight for supremacy — among […]

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in September 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]