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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of August 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

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 […]

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September 21, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Design of Lanthanide-Doped Colloidal Nanocrystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Design of lanthanide-doped colloidal nanocrystals — 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 […]

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September 20, 2018

Supramolecular transformer morphs into different shapes

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

In metal-containing supramolecular complexes, organic ligands self-assemble around metal atoms to form molecular cages of various sizes and shapes. Researchers can change a complex’s shape by changing either the metal or the ligand, but they are still learning how to produce a desired shape by design. Now, researchers have created a supramolecular complex that converts […]

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research Highlights from Langmuir

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is the leading journal focusing on the fundamental science of systems and materials in which the interface dominates structure and function. Research published in Langmuir attracts more citations than other journals in the field and we invite you to explore this selection of most-cited articles from the journal: Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research Highlights from Biochemistry

By Ellie Key

Biochemistry provides an international forum for publishing exceptional, rigorous, high-impact research across all of biological chemistry. Since Professor Alanna Schepartz of Yale University took the helm as Editor-in-Chief in 2016, the journal has undergone a major revitalization to reflect the true breadth of modern biological chemistry, and in 2018 Biochemistry is in many ways a […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research from The Journal of Organic Chemistry

By Ellie Key

The Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC) welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in all branches of the theory and practice of organic chemistry. Explore a selection of the journal’s most-cited articles, including reviews, original research, and special issues covering topical subjects. From the Special Issue on Photocatalysis Photoredox Catalysis in Organic Chemistry J. Org. Chem., 2016, […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research from Inorganic Chemistry

By Ellie Key

Inorganic Chemistry publishes fundamental studies in all phases of inorganic chemistry and has earned respect throughout the world for attracting and publishing outstanding research. We invite you to explore this selection of the journal’s most-cited articles. From the New Trends and Applications for Lanthanides special issue: Strategies toward High-Temperature Lanthanide-Based Single-Molecule Magnets Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (20), […]

ACS Chemical Neuroscience

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research Highlights from ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Ellie Key

ACS Chemical Neuroscience publishes high-quality research articles and reviews that showcase chemical, quantitative biological, biophysical and bioengineering approaches to the understanding of the nervous system and to the development of new treatments for neurological disorders. Explore a selection of the journal’s top-cited articles, including reviews, original research, and special and virtual issues covering topical subjects: […]

ACS Central Science Open Access Research

September 19, 2018

Free to Read, Free to Publish: High-Impact Highlights from ACS Central Science

By Ellie Key

ACS Central Science, the Society’s award-winning fully open access journal, is fast rising to be the gold standard for publishing trail-blazing innovative research. Led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stanford University Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, and a team of award-winning researchers around the globe, ACS Central Science also publishes scientist commentary, forward-looking reviews, engaging interviews, […]

Read Impactful Research from ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research from ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Ellie Key

In March of 2018, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry celebrated one year since its launch. From its inception, the journal has been home to the latest innovative developments in research relevant to the Earth and space, with a focus on the application of analytical, experimental and theoretical chemistry to investigate areas such as high- and low-temperature […]

High Impact Research from Analytical Chemistry

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Highlights from Analytical Chemistry

By Ellie Key

Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal devoted to the dissemination of new and original knowledge in all branches of analytical chemistry. Explore a selection of articles published in Analytical Chemistry that make it the most cited journal in analytical chemistry: Reviews Our annual Review Issues present essential fundamental and applied reviews in Analytical Chemistry Fundamental […]

September 18, 2018

Cleaned Pollen Shells Ready for Drug Delivery

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Pollen, best known as an immune system irritant that elicits allergic reactions in the form of sneezes and snot, may one day bring medical treatment instead of misery. The strong shells of pollen grains don’t break down on contact with enzymes in the body, and their complex shapes make them stick especially well to cells—which […]

September 17, 2018

3 Tips for Librarians Attending Their First ACS National Meeting

By Kelsey Jordan

Professional networking! Cutting-edge chemistry! Lobster rolls! The 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition has it all. Thanks to the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians, this year’s Boston meeting was one of the biggest and grandest conferences I have ever had the pleasure of attending. There was always so much going on that it was […]

September 17, 2018

Nitrous Oxide from Tibetan Permafrost Packs Global Warming Punch

By Janet Pelley, for C&EN

Permafrost, the perennially frozen layer of soil found in cold regions, releases the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane as it thaws—a problem becoming more prevalent with global climate change. But permafrost researchers have often overlooked emissions of nitrous oxide, a gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2. Now, a new study estimates that […]

September 14, 2018

3 Reasons to Share Your SOP

By Jesse Stanchak

Everyone knows lab safety is essential. Yet accidents continue to happen. Why are lab accidents still a problem in 2018? In part, the problem may lie with chemists being reluctant to share safe Standard Operating Procedures, according to a new editorial in Organometallics. Alexander J. M. Miller and Ian A. Tonks argue that while organizations […]

September 14, 2018

Graphene-Based Device Enables Active Thermal Camouflage

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Researchers have made a thermal camouflage device from graphene that can adjust how much heat it emits in response to the background temperature. The material could be used to hide people and planes from night-vision cameras, but also help satellites survive extreme temperatures in space or lead to more responsive home heating systems. Above absolute […]

September 13, 2018

Finding Inspiration at the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston

By Alyssa Rozendaal

Alyssa Rozendaal is currently a graduate student at Indiana University where she works as a Graduate Assistant in the Sciences Library.  When I was awarded the ACS Publications Travel Grant to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston this fall, I didn’t quite believe it was real.  I can honestly say it […]

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September 13, 2018

Membrane Knocks Out Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

By XiaoZhi Lim, for C&EN

Wastewater treatment plants have become hotspots for the development of antibiotic resistance. There, surrounded by traces of antibiotics and other adversaries, large numbers of bacteria mingle and trade genes, including those for antibiotic resistance, and rapidly evolve into hardier strains. To reduce the spread of this resistance, wastewater treatment methods must eliminate not only bacteria but […]

September 12, 2018

A European Librarian’s View on the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lieselot Verryckt

Lieselot Verryckt is an information specialist at the Central Library of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. When I heard that ACS Publishing was opening up their travel grant program to librarians from Europe/Middle East/Africa, I was eager to apply. I was even more excited when I received the news that I was selected […]

September 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards!

By Freddy Tellez

The Editors of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise, who have completed their academic training within the […]

September 11, 2018

Finding Pillars of Strength for MOFs

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

The highly porous, large-surface-area structures known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are popular for chemical sensing, gas separation, and catalysis. But they have a weakness: They can be flimsy. Some of the metal and ligand constructions form less robust lattices, and their pore walls can be stretched or broken, rendering them useless. Using a computer model, […]

September 10, 2018

How You Can Help Solve Chemistry’s Protein Problem

By Jesse Stanchak

Biochemistry has adopted manuscript submission guidelines to address the recent increases in entries to protein databases such as UniProt and GenBank/RefSeq. This surge of new entries affects chemists’ ability to unambiguously identify proteins that are described or characterized in a manuscript. This trend has also led to an increase in database misannotations, which hurts research […]

September 7, 2018

Using Biomaterial to Stimulate Dental Pulp Growth After a Root Canal

By Jesse Stanchak

Root canals are no fun, ranking high on most people’s list of dreaded dental procedures. Although the lengthy (and sometimes painful) surgery relieves the agony of an infection, a root canal results in a dead tooth with no living soft tissue, or dental pulp, inside. Now, scientists report the development of a peptide hydrogel designed […]

September 6, 2018

Using Enzymes to Create Universal Donor Blood From Other Blood Types

By Jesse Stanchak

Blood banks around the world always need type O blood, since it can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes originating in the human gut that can turn type A and B blood into type O blood by removing A or B antigens. These newly identified enzymes make the conversion […]

September 5, 2018

Hear the Buzz About a New Class of Mosquito Repellents

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, almost 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever. Together these diseases are responsible for more about 1 million deaths per year. But now a new class of mosquito repellents is being developed, based on naturally occurring compounds that are effective in repelling the bugs, […]

August 31, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Impacts of carbon dots on rice plants, ultrarapid cationization of gold nanoparticles, approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers — 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 […]

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August 30, 2018

Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

By Yousif Memon

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017. Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other […]

Nanoelectrode Probe

August 29, 2018

Now You Can Watch Cellular Respiration with a Novel Nanoelectrode Probe

By Li-Qun Gu

Professor Li-Qun Gu is a Professor of Bioengineering at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. He and ACS Sensors Associate Editor Professor Yi-Tao Long of East China University of Science have known each other for more than 15 years. Professor Gu is a pioneer in biological nanopore DNA sequencing while Professor […]

August 28, 2018

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** New Physical Insights In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical […]

August 27, 2018

ACS Omega: Publishing Diverse Science from a Global Community

By Brooke Howell

ACS Omega authors are working in labs around the world doing research in both pure and applied sciences across a broad range of chemistry and related areas. Since the fully open-access journal’s launch in 2016, its editors have been excited to publish high-quality research and build connections throughout the global community of scientists. These 12 […]

August 24, 2018

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

By Freddy Tellez

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals […]

August 24, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Stability in Perovskite Photovoltaic — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Stability in perovskite photovoltaics, chemical safety expertise, honoring a father of catalysis  — 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 […]

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August 23, 2018

Join ACS Editors in Europe for the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry

By Libby Brennan

ACS Publications will host a free two-day forum featuring world-class researchers in the inorganic and organic fields at Heidelberg University on October 10-11, 2018. The goal of The ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe is for participants to exchange ideas, share each other’s work, and engage in the learning. Come network […]