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April 26, 2017

Spray-on Process Creates Bright, Efficient LEDs

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Researchers have developed a process to make light-emitting diodes by spraying a substrate with quantum dots, according to a paper published in ACS Photonics. The quantum-dot LEDs (QLEDs) are 100 times as bright and efficient as similar devices, the researchers say. The process could someday be used to mass-produce inexpensive, vibrant, and flexible displays. Quantum dots […]

April 25, 2017

Superbugs and Drug Resistance: An ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar

By Bryan McBournie

Bacteria are developing resistance to available antibiotics, and it has been 30 years since the discovery of a truly novel class of antibiotics for common Gram negative and positive pathogen. Scientists and health officials are worried we are losing the battle against drug-resistant bacteria, and they are sounding the alarm on super bugs and drug […]

April 24, 2017

4 Keys to Writing a Highly-Read Chemistry Research Paper

By Stephanie Monasky

You spent a lot of time on your research, and now it is time to describe those findings to the scientific community. You know your work is important, but how do you make it stand out? To help answer this question, we asked ACS Editors, staff, and 2016’s most-read author to share their thoughts on […]

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April 21, 2017

What Chemists Do: Dow Chemical Company’s Andrea Greyson

By Jesse Stanchak

Andrea Greyson is the Technical Sales Service Manager for Industrial Coatings at The Dow Chemical Company. Industrial coatings are an integral part of keeping machinery in service for longer. Watch Andrea’s interview as she explains the challenges of working in this segment of the chemical industry, and the excitement of getting a product into customers’ […]

April 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Astronomical Molecules — and More!

By J. Justin Gooding

This week: Astronomical molecules, new approaches to drug design, bioinspired smart materials for directional liquid transport — 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 […]

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April 20, 2017

2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

By Ellie Key

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Yanli Zhao of Nanyang Technological University, as the winner of the 2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award. Professor Zhao was selected for this Award for development of advanced multifunctional […]

April 19, 2017

Enjoy Free Open Access Articles from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for Earth Day

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry publishes high-quality, cutting-edge original research representing complete studies and research advances focusing on the chemistry and biochemistry of agriculture and food. The journal also encourages papers with chemistry and/or biochemistry as a major component combined with biological/sensory/nutritional/toxicological evaluation related to agriculture and/or food. The Journal of Agricultural and […]

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April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is an ACS annual event for bringing international focus to environmental topics, such as clean air, water, and energy, to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in understanding and preserving the Earth. In honor of Earth Day 2017, the Journal of Chemical Education is highlighting content related to the CCED 2017 […]

April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day By Testing Your Environmental I.Q.

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemistry is important to the past, present, and future of the modern environmental movement. Many of today’s thorniest environmental problems have their roots in the work of earlier generations of chemists. But if chemistry has sometimes been part of creating ecological problems, it is absolutely essential to humanity’s efforts to solve them. That’s why the […]

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April 19, 2017

Using Ultraflexible Transparent Film to Improve Heat Therapy

By Jesse Stanchak

To soothe aches and pains, many people turn to heating pads, patches or creams. Although a common practice, thermotherapy can cause burns. Now researchers are developing a transparent heating pad that allows users to see through it to monitor their skin’s color and prevent such injuries. Watch a video on transparent heating pads: Read the […]

April 17, 2017

A Closer Look at Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections

By Ruth Neale

Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference met in Brisbane, Australia between April 3-5, 2017. Brisbane welcomed 230 delegates from 18 countries and a range of distinguished invited speakers who are world leading experts in research, industry, funding and policy in the field of drug-resistant infections. The conference covered the following topics and themes: Antimicrobial […]

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April 14, 2017

What Chemists Do: Compound Interest’s Andy Brunning

By Jesse Stanchak

Andy Brunning is a chemistry teacher and the creator, writer, and artist behind some truly great chemistry graphics. When Brunning is not in the classroom teaching, he can be found creating infographics for Compound Interest, a website that he runs single-handedly from Cambridge, UK. These infographics, which also appear in C&EN, allow people to learn […]

April 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Water Desalination with Zeolite Nanosheets — and More !

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Water desalination with zeolite nanosheets, luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) alkyl complexes, overcoming catalyst decomposition in acrylate metathesis — 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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April 14, 2017

Researchers Recognizing Transformative Librarians

By Michael Qiu

In celebration of National Library Week, ACS Publications invited researchers nominate a transformative librarian that has supported them throughout their career. We received nominations from researchers across the globe and are excited to share our winner: Sue Cardinal, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian University of Rochester Sue received two nominations from the University of Rochester, […]

April 12, 2017

The Transformative Power of Librarians

By Katherine Stevens

As we celebrate National Library Week, an American Library Association initiative highlighting the transformative power of libraries, we would like to take a look at how librarianship has transformed in recent years. Librarians have always played an essential role in research and information services, providing scientists with key information and helping students find what they […]

April 11, 2017

Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotics

By Jesse Stanchak

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection – causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of “superbugs” that no longer respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing […]

April 10, 2017

CIF Workflow Will Change April 19 for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Authors

By Tamara Hanna

ACS Publications is pleased to announce our continued partnership with the Cambridge Crystallographic Date Centre (CCDC), which will enable improved processing of CIF files for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics. Starting Wednesday, April 19, all authors submitting new manuscripts or manuscript revisions will encounter the new CIF workflow. Adding the new CIF workflow to these journals […]

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to the First Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners!

By Selenah Njoloma

Chemistry of Materials and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society are very proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Chemistry of Materials lectureship. The lectureship highlights and celebrates not only creative and high-quality science, but also the contributions of the team to the research. We are proud to announce […]

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April 7, 2017

Ridding the Oceans of Plastics by Turning the Waste into Valuable Fuel

By Jesse Stanchak

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world’s oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel with a small mobile reactor. They envision the technology could someday be implemented globally […]

April 6, 2017

Watch How Lasers Could Someday Reveal Structural Damage in Airplanes

By Jesse Stanchak

Imagine being able to check the structural integrity of an airplane, ship or bridge, without having to dismantle it or remove any material for testing, which could further compromise the structure. That’s the promise of a new laser-based technique that chemists are developing to reveal hidden damage in metals. Learn more about this research: Watch […]

April 5, 2017

2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

By Stephanie Monasky

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher […]

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April 5, 2017

Hair Fiber Analysis Could Provide Investigators With New Clues

By Jesse Stanchak

Hair fiber analysis, a forensic crime tool with a questionable past, could soon have a brighter future thanks to the development of a more refined scientific technique that could reveal much about a person’s lifestyle. Scientists say the new technique could potentially provide investigators with vital clues about a person’s age, sex, body mass, diet […]

April 4, 2017

Experimental Treatment Reverses Paralysis Caused by Autoimmune Diseases in Mice

By Jesse Stanchak

In the ultimate betrayal, one’s own immune system can turn against the protective sheath that envelops neurons in the brain, leaving the body paralyzed. Researchers have developed an experimental treatment that tames the wayward immune system in rodents, returning the power of movement to paralyzed mice. The approach may someday combat autoimmune diseases, such as […]

April 3, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for April 2017

By Alexa Billow

Each month ACS Webinars provides free live webinars for chemists. These free webinars cover subjects as diverse as drug development, food chemistry, and professional development for chemists. Here’s what’s coming up for the month of April. Register today! *** The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise Thursday, April 13, […]

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April 3, 2017

ACS Publications Editors’ Pick for the Most Important Trend in Science for 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the 2016 report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers. In late 2015, representatives from 185 countries met in Paris to commit to a framework for addressing climate change.The accord was hailed as a historic victory, but even the […]

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Journal Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read multidisciplinary articles that appeared in each related ACS Publications journal in February 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, such […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read physical chemistry articles that appeared in each related ACS Publications journal in February 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, […]

March 31, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read biological chemistry articles that appeared in  relevant ACS Publications journals in February 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, such […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February 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 February 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, […]

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March 31, 2017

Why Big Data Matters to Researchers Now More Than Ever

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Research has always meant data, but never quite like this. Modern research produces experimental data not just from in vitro and in vivo studies, but also from simulation-driven […]

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March 31, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Organic Semiconductors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic semiconductors, low-dimensional-networked perovskite derivatives, emantioselective synthesis of (−)-acetylapoaranotin — 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 […]

March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 30, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Fish-Inspired Oil Filters, Improvement to Dental Fillings, and the Secrets of Artwork Revealed by Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** Peptide-laced Nanofibers Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Researchers developed a material capable of blocking bacteria’s ability to infect tissue without destroying the bacteria in the process. […]

March 30, 2017

Spotlights From The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: Volume 8, Issue 6

By ACS Contributing Correspondents

Each issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters includes a special section for Spotlights –accessible, plain-language summaries of selected papers from the journal. *** General Method to Determine the Flux of Charged Molecules through Nanopores Applied to β-Lactamase Inhibitors and OmpF Gram-negative bacteria are responsible for many well-known diseases, including cholera, chlamydia, and pneumonia. […]

March 29, 2017

Discover the 3rd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 29, 2017

Benjamin F. Cravatt to Be Honored at ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium

By Laura L. Kiessling

The 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium will feature keynote speaker Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt, distinguished recipient of the 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. The ACS Chemical Biology Award is presented annually to honor an individual whose contributions have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), […]

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March 28, 2017

What Was ACS Doing at SXSW 2017?

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this year, representatives of the American Chemical Society visited Austin, Texas, to attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals. SXSW is synonymous with new ideas and important discussions, but chemistry isn’t typically part of the programming. Yet ACS was able to engage attendees in a variety of ways, including a series of […]