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October 11, 2018

Sunitha Nagrath Wins the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Sunitha Nagrath is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan and the winner of the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. The award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of microfluidics or nanofluidics in his or her early career. Analytical Chemistry and The Chemical […]

October 10, 2018

A New Process for Nutrient Loss in the Ocean?

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

A newly identified microbial process may be stealing nutrients from phytoplankton, the microorganisms at the base of the ocean food web. The process could change researchers’ understanding of nutrient cycling in the ocean, which influences the growth of these microscopic marine plants and bacteria and their effect on climate. Like plants on land, phytoplankton use […]

October 9, 2018

Meet the Next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education: Thomas Holme

By Freddy Tellez

The American Chemical Society  (ACS) named Professor Thomas Holme of Iowa State University as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). Established in 1924, this high-impact chemical education publication is co-published by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and ACS Publications. Holme will succeed Professor Norbert J. Pienta of the University of Georgia […]

October 4, 2018

Reflecting on Data at the ACS National Meeting

By Linda Humphreys

As Science Faculty Librarian at University of Bath, U.K., I have built up a wealth of knowledge of chemical information sources and experience in supporting chemistry undergraduates and researchers.  Much of my knowledge has been gained through effective networking with my peers, academic chemists, and publishers.  This year, the ACS offered an unprecedented opportunity for […]

October 2, 2018

Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day with ACS Publications

By Marcus Anderson

October 9, 2018, marks the 3rd Annual National Nanotechnology Day, and each year ACS Publications joins the worldwide scientific community to celebrate the prominent role nanoscience plays in our daily lives. This year, we will be hosting an informative webinar centered around our theme “Nano in Motion,” which seeks to highlight the dynamic, interdisciplinary, and […]

October 2, 2018

Photocatalyst Shreds Drinking Water Contaminant PFOA

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

A new photocatalyst could help clean up the industrial pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which contaminates drinking water in many parts of the U.S. and recently triggered a state of emergency in Michigan. PFOA and another common perfluorinated contaminant, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), may threaten human health through chronic exposure at the parts per trillion level by […]

October 1, 2018

Making Sustainable Battery Electrodes from Sawdust

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Biofuel made from woody waste such as sawdust can serve as a carbon-neutral alternative to petroleum-based fuels. But the economics of producing this type of biofuel don’t work without policy measures such as carbon taxes or other subsidies, which can be politically difficult to enact. Now researchers have found a way to greatly increase the […]

October 1, 2018

Erick M. Carreira Will Be the Next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications announced that the next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters will be Professor Erick M. Carreira of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zürich. He has been an Associate Editor with the journal for 18 years and will succeed its inaugural Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III, who is stepping down at the end […]

September 28, 2018

ACS on Campus: Empowering Early Career Researchers at NIT Calicut

By Manish Uniyal

ACS Publications set off to NIT Calicut in India on September 7, 2018,  to meet with local early career researchers and students. The event’s distinguished speaker list featured Professor Abhishek Dey, Associate Editor for ACS Catalysis and an Associate Professor at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, as well as  Professor Thalappil Pradeep, […]

September 28, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Evolution and Future Directions of Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Evolution and future directions of metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization, the virial theorem and covalent bonding, the accuracy, transferability, and efficiency of coarse-grained models of molecular liquids — 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 […]

September 27, 2018

Read High-Impact Highlights from Organic Letters

By Ellie Key

Organic Letters is the highest impact communications journal in the field of organic chemistry, publishing brief reports on cutting-edge research, creative approaches, and innovative ideas to be quickly shared with other scientists. Explore a selection of recently published, high-impact articles published in Organic Letters: Rhodium-Catalyzed C–H Bond Functionalization with Amides by Double C–H/C–N Bond Activation Org. […]

September 26, 2018

Celebrate 2019: The International Year of the Periodic Table With a Calendar Honoring the Table’s History

By David Horwitz and Lily Raines

Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the most beloved icon in chemistry, Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. To honor this milestone, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed 2019 as “The United Nations International Year of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements” (IYPT 2019). The American Chemical Society (ACS), […]

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

September 25, 2018

Get Expert Predictions for the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

If you can’t wait to learn who the winner (or winners!) of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be, you’re not alone. While the awardees won’t be announced until the morning of Oct. 3, Chemical & Engineering News has assembled an illustrious panel of experts to deliver their chemistry Nobel Prize predictions. Want to […]

September 24, 2018

Get Author Resources From the New ACS Publishing Center

By Katherine Stevens

ACS is thrilled to debut the all-new ACS Publishing Center, a centralized hub for authors and reviewers to prepare and track their submitted manuscripts. This new platform combines the in-depth publishing and reviewing information provided by the ACS Author & Reviewer Resource Center with the customized article metrics of ACS Chemworx, along with new features […]

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. We invite you to explore this selection of most-cited articles from the journal: Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double Layer: […]

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 […]

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 […]