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November 16, 2018

Mushroom-like Nanowires Form Superstretchy Conductive Films

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By growing a forest of fine, densely packed gold nanowires on a rubbery surface, researchers have made ultrastretchable conductive films for electronic devices. The film can stretch up to nine times its original dimensions, greater than any elastic conductor made so far. Soft, thin, and stretchable electronics could be the basis for sensors that can […]

November 16, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding Enzymatic Activity at the Inorganic Nanoparticle–Substrate Interface

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Understanding enzymatic activity at the inorganic nanoparticle–substrate interface — 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 […]

November 15, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Welcome New Associate Editors

By Stephen Ritter

The Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics editorial teams are excited to welcome a total of three new Associate Editors: Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University Marburg, Inorganic Chemistry Kathrin H. Hopmann, UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, Organometallics Roberta Sessoli, University of Florence, Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Associate Editor Stefanie Dehnen Stefanie Dehnen is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and […]

November 14, 2018

ACS Honors Historic Plutonium Isotope Production Site

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society designated Aiken, South Carolina’s Savanah River Site (SRS) as the newest National Historic Chemical Landmark, recognizing its role in the production of a plutonium isotope that proved essential to space exploration. Beginning in 1960, SRS produced almost all the plutonium-238 used in the nuclear batteries that provide U.S. spacecraft with the […]

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November 13, 2018

Finding Your Scientific Story: What Do Your Results Actually Say?

By Yousif Memon

A research paper is rarely easy to write. Scientists are required to assemble facts, figures, details, and data into a compelling paper. But how do we make how paper effective? Professor George Schatz, Ph.D., Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physical […]

November 12, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q3 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor or senior editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to […]

November 9, 2018

Spying on Early Ovarian Cancer with Mass Spec Imaging

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

By the time ovarian cancer is discovered in a patient, the disease is often alarmingly advanced. That’s why less than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive past five years. And it’s why scientists would love to get a better understanding of how ovarian cancer starts and how it spreads. A new study in […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Central Science Moves Quickly to Publish Rapid Method for Determining Molecular Structures

By Jesse Stanchak

In a fast-moving field like chemistry, quickly getting your work in front of an audience is essential to receiving the recognition it deserves. ACS Central Science understands the importance of getting exposure for the most compelling, important primary reports in chemistry research. That’s why this highly selective journal publishes all its articles open access and […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Hygroscopic Auxetic On-Skin Sensors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Hygroscopic auxetic on-skin sensors —  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 […]

November 8, 2018

Synthetic Biology Cracks Blue Rose Case

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

For the FBI investigators of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks television series, “blue rose” cases involved the paranormal, the supernatural, and the downright weird. It’s an appropriate symbol: Blue roses do not grow naturally, and centuries of rose breeding have yet to create one that is unarguably blue. Now, scientists have created what they claim is […]

November 7, 2018

ACS Photonics Celebrates Research From Chinese Authors

By Marcus Anderson

What an exciting time to be working on photonics, the science of light! For researchers working in the field of “light” sciences, enhancing the ability to generate, detect, and manipulate light is paramount to enabling future technologies. ACS Photonics, along with the worldwide community, recognizes the extraordinary advancements and groundbreaking research in photonics originating from […]

November 7, 2018

Charmed Fairy Chemical Derivatives May Work on the Farm

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Underlying lush circles of turf called “fairy rings” is a natural product made by fungi that spurs the growth of grass. Researchers have now created a bioactive compound that stimulates this growth even better than the natural compound. Crafted via C–H activation, these potent variants should help elucidate the fairy ring chemical mechanism and may […]

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November 6, 2018

Breaking the Barrier: What Makes an Engaging Presentation?

By Yousif Memon

How well you connect with the audience depends on your presentation style. Researchers need to be factual and engaging. In this video, ACS editors discuss their experiences and tactics used to captivate an audience and the tools they used to increase their reach. Peter License, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham and […]

November 5, 2018

Call for Papers: Special Issue on GPCRs

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is planning to publish a special issue on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in early 2019, and its editors would like to invite researchers working in this area to submit a paper. “I am currently promoting awareness of this endeavor in case you may have research that is nearing submission that […]

November 2, 2018

Exploring the Wild West of E-Cigarettes

By Shana J. Sturla

Researchers are helping tackle complex issues surrounding human exposure to chemicals from the use of e-cigarettes.  The ToxWatch article “The Wild West of E-Cigarettes,” brings to light that this emerging area is really a wild west due to the ever-evolving designs, flavors, brands, and unexpected ways that users approach the experience, just to point out […]

November 1, 2018

Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics

By Mia Fields-Hall

The American Chemical Society Division of Publications today named Professor Lynne S. Taylor, Ph.D. of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy as the next editor-in-chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics. The journal is the Society’s high-impact publication for original research that contributes significantly to the molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug-delivery systems. Taylor will succeed […]

October 31, 2018

Get 9 of the Latest Essential Collections of Chemistry Research

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. *** Browse All Virtual Collections from Q3 of 2018. *** JACS Young […]

October 30, 2018

Get to Know ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science at AAPS PharmSci 360

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS Publications is excited to join the pharmaceutical sciences community at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) PharmSci 360, November 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and is proud to introduce the community to one of its newest journals – ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science. The journal publishes high-quality, innovative […]

October 29, 2018

Peiying Hong is the 2019 Winner of the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

By Freddy Tellez

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Professor Peiying Hong is the recipient of the 2019 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. The James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award, named after the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led […]

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October 26, 2018

Presenting for Your Audience: How Do You Make an Audience Comfortable?

By Yousif Memon

Creating an environment where your audience feels comfortable understanding the science (and asking questions when they don’t) is part of the presentation process. In this video, Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry at the University of Virginia and Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis, T. Brent Gunnoe, Ph.D., lays out a framework for the perfect presentation. The key […]

October 25, 2018

ChemRxiv: Year One and Beyond

By Andrew Clinton

Last August, ChemRxiv was launched with the goal to become the world’s premier preprint server focused on the chemical sciences, and what a year it has been! This spring, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh) joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) as co-owners. This three-society group […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

October 24, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of September 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 […]

Read and Publish Open Access Chemistry Research

October 22, 2018

How to Read and Publish Open Access Chemistry Research

By Stephanie Monasky

Whether you’re a first-time author looking to publish your first research paper, a seasoned chemist looking to attract a wider readership, or an up-and-coming researcher trying to satisfy funding requirements, you need Open Access publishing options. At the same time, being able to find free-to-read chemistry research makes it easier to keep up with the […]

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October 19, 2018

Cristina Nevado’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Cristina Nevado has a passion for art. Like an artist, she’s always found inspiration in seeking to understand the world around her. Now that curiosity is improving our understanding of organometallic reactions. Professor Nevado is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich. She is also a Senior Editor for […]

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October 19, 2018

Exploring a New Approach to Predicting Toxicity

By Shana J. Sturla

A five-step process could offer a method for linking biochemical characterization of toxic responses to information that can impact risk assessment and management practices, writes Professor Jiayin Dai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, is an Associate Editor at Chemical Research in Toxicology. In a recent ToxWatch piece in the journal, Dai writes this method […]

October 19, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Long-Range Conductivity in Protein and Peptide Bioelectronic Materials — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Long-range conductivity in protein and peptide bioelectronic materials — 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 […]

October 18, 2018

Nano Letters Introduces Mini Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters recently began publishing Mini Reviews, a new article type for the journal.  Mini Reviews are short overviews of specific topics from both established and emerging areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Submissions may contain up to 50 references, an abstract, and are generally six journal pages in length. Authorship is currently limited to an invitation […]

October 18, 2018

Looking Back on the ACS Publications Library Summit Series India 2018

By Manish Uniyal

ACS Publications Library Summit Series recently touched down in India for four special events in Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, from September 21 to 28, 2018. More than 70 key opinion leaders from the academic and corporate community, including Chief Librarians from the institutions in the region and other key stakeholders from academic, corporate institutions […]

October 17, 2018

Slippery Liquid-Repellent Surface Toughs It Out

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Surfaces that ward off liquids can keep ice off roofs, bacterial films off medical implants, and barnacles off ships. In an effort to keep such surfaces slippery for longer periods of time, researchers have developed a new kind of liquid-repelling coating that can heal itself when damaged. A slippery liquid-repellent coating is made of silicone […]

October 12, 2018

Bile Acids Sneak Nanoparticles into the Bloodstream

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Bile has a bad rap and often connotes an ill temper. But it plays a critical role in digestion and, thanks to new work, might eventually reduce the need for needles. While most people prefer oral medications to shots, many agents can’t be swallowed because gut enzymes would destroy molecules before they could work. To […]

October 12, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Immunomodulating Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Immunomodulating nanomedicine for cancer therapy — 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. […]

October 12, 2018

2 New Applied Materials Journals Begin Accepting Submissions

By Charley James

If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before […]