Category: e-Books

August 2, 2018

Find Inspiration for Your Chemistry Classroom

By Charley James

Chemistry education at all levels is rapidly evolving and adapting. ACS eBooks invites you to explore the latest titles to support you in your classroom. These recently-published resources provide a variety of novel educational materials and classroom activities to energize your chemistry classes, as well as innovative practices to engage students or promote the study […]

June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]


March 27, 2018

New ACS eBook Focuses on Nanocelluloses

By Chi Wang

Nanocellulose is a trending topic for many research laboratories because of its commercial value and range of applications. Researchers are seeking novel ways of using different types of nanocelluloses to produce commercially viable products. Because nanocelluloses are produced from the most abundant naturally occurring homo-polymer, there seem to be limitless opportunities for sourcing and applications. The […]

February 15, 2018

ACS Reagent Chemicals Releases Its First Major Update

By Angela Carlson

The first major update to the online version of ACS Reagent Chemicals released on February 15. It included changes to the content of 35 monographs and upgrades to over 1,400 equations. We’ve also added clear indicators for current content and a permanent link to the current version, so users can bookmark one page and never have […]

January 17, 2018

Find Inspiration for Your Chemistry Classroom

By Chi Wang

Chemistry education evolves to adapt to keep up with the latest advancements in the field.  ACS eBooks provide a range of novel educational materials and classroom activities to energize your chemistry classes, as well as innovative practices to engage students or promote the study of chemistry. The following ACS eBooks are edited and written by […]

  • ACS eBooks

January 10, 2018

Get the Ins and Outs of the Periodic Table of Elements

By Chi Wang

The discovery of nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson completed the 7th row of the Periodic Table of Element. ACS Symposium Series eBooks published, “Elements Old and New: Discoveries, Developments, Challenges, and Environmental Implications,” to celebrate this achievement. This volume is a collaboration between 25 outstanding researchers in the fields of chemistry and physics and was developed […]

  • periodic table

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 […]

  • ACS eBooks
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry

May 15, 2017

3 Tips to Help You Get an Academic Faculty Job

By Susan Morrissey

Adapted from the eBook, “10 Tips to Help You Get a Faculty Job,” published by Chemical & Engineering News. Every year, numerous graduate students and postdocs apply for academic faculty jobs in hopes of securing an on-campus panel interview. After being selected as a candidate, you must convince a panel of established professors that you have […]

ACS E-Books

September 14, 2016

All About “E”: Behind the Scenes with ACS eBooks

By Andrew Clinton

Over the past 60 years, the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry have published books from some of the world’s brightest minds in science, including 34 Nobel Laureates in chemistry. These books have become so important that the ACS Symposium Series has now transitioned under the ACS eBooks banner. “The subtle identity shift better […]

  • ebooks

July 19, 2016

Teaching Environmental Chemistry in a Service Context

By Patricia M. Flatt

The e-book “Service Learning and Environmental Chemistry: Relevant Connection,” edited by Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff, Matthew J. Mio, and Mark A. Benvenuto, offers a progressive look at how chemistry can be woven into an interdisciplinary teaching platform. The emphasis is on engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a new and refreshing way. […]

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • teaching
Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment

June 6, 2016

Hollywood Chemistry Gets Its Close-Up

By Andrew Clinton

In the Forward to the ACS Symposium Series e-book Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment, Phil Plait, astronomer and Slate Magazine’s “Bad Astronomy” blogger, confessed to “being a jerk” for watching movies simply to “eviscerate” them in his reviews for having bad science, instead of watching them for enjoyment. He reformed after a fellow astronomer […]

  • ACS Symposium Series
  • Hollywood Chemistry
Millennial Student

April 1, 2016

Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry

By Deborah C. Bromfield Lee

The e-book “Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry” is a survey of pedagogies and solutions for effectively communicating with millennial students, without alienating other generations. The millennial student is described as diverse, self-expressive and having an intimate (if sometimes distracting) relationship with technology. They are sometimes uninterested in the whole picture, preferring to think locally. […]

  • E-books
  • education
  • millennials
  • teaching

January 28, 2016

Review: “What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry”

By Diane Bunce

If you are expecting a tired look at how to apply for your first job, What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry is not the book for you. I approached the book with mild interest, figuring it would be a review of what I already knew. Within the first few pages, […]

  • ACS Symposium Series
  • Diane M. Bunce
  • ebooks
  • first job in chemistry

September 21, 2015

Highlighting ACS eBooks: “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties”

By Freddy Tellez

Peer-reviewed eBooks of the ACS contain essential research by the world’s leading scientists spanning all disciplines and applications. In Highlighting ACS eBooks, a new series from ACS Axial, reviewers expand upon original reviews that recommended eBooks for publication. This review covers “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Properties”, an ACS eBook edited by Jean-Francois Lutz, Tara […]

  • ACS eBooks