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June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

June 21, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Langmuir Lecturers!

By Ellie Key

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National […]

June 20, 2017

How to Create a Stronger Data Management Plan

By Bryan McBournie

More and more, funders are requiring that researchers include data management plans in their proposals. Data management plans are critical components to such requests, as they describe how data are collected, organized and stored for a study, and how to access the data when the study is complete. We have put together some tips on […]

June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

June 16, 2017

What Chemists Do: Janssen’s Mark Tichenor

By Jesse Stanchak

As a principal scientist at Janssen, Mark Tichenor’s main responsibility is to identify new drug targets for immunology diseases. But it takes more than a team of medicinal chemists to figure out the types of medicines that can best treat patients with these diseases. In this interview, Tichenor shares his excitement about the opportunity to […]

June 16, 2017

Fly-Egg Profiling Method Reveals a Corpse’s ‘Time of Death’ Faster

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Carrion insects are the stopwatches of death investigations. Within minutes of a body becoming a corpse, blow flies arrive. Forensic researchers have well-calibrated knowledge of different blow fly species’ growth rates and arrival order, so correctly identifying the species found on a corpse can help establish time of demise to within hours. However, the eggs […]

June 16, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Past and Future of Conducting/Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The past and future of conducting/semiconducting conjugated polymers, synthetic approaches to the new drugs approved during 2015, carbon dioxide as a traceless caramelization promotor — 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 […]

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June 15, 2017

Thirsty MOF Sucks More Water from Air

By XiaoZhi Lim, for C&EN

Materials that reversibly trap water from air could provide a vital source of drinking water in areas where it is scarce, or offer energy-efficient air conditioning. But to be commercially viable, these materials need a large water capacity and low energy requirements during water adsorption and desorption. Now, Mircea Dincă and his research group at […]

June 15, 2017

Reddit Explores the Intersection of Computer Science and Drug Design

By Katherine Stevens

On May 16, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with Professor Kenneth “Kennie” Merz, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. Merz is the Director of the Institute for Cyber Enabled Research (iCER) and the Joseph Zichis Chair in Chemistry at Michigan State University, where his research group focuses on computation and […]

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June 14, 2017

Take the ACS Infectious Diseases Superbugs Quiz

By Bryan McBournie

ACS Infectious Diseases recently hosted the webinar “Superbugs and Drug Resistance: Challenges in New Antibiotic Discovery.” The subject of drug-resistant bacteria has only become more important in recent years. Have you kept up with the latest research and developments in this critical area? We compiled a quiz based on the webinar to test your knowledge. […]

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June 13, 2017

ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar Explores the Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

By Bryan McBournie

Drug resistance and so-called “superbugs” are a growing concern among scientists, physicians, and health officials. A May 15 ACS Infectious Diseases webinar “Superbugs and Drug Resistance: Challenges in New Antibiotic Discovery” addressed the challenges posed by increasing amounts of antibiotic resistance and the difficulties researchers face in trying to discover new antibiotics and bring them […]

June 12, 2017

3 ACS Publications Journals Arrive in Japan

By Freddy Tellez

One of our newest ACS journals, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry along with Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters recently exhibited at the JpGU–AGU Joint Meeting 2017 in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. The meeting covered research in all areas of Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmosphere and Hydrosphere Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid […]

June 9, 2017

What Chemists Do: Dow Electronic Materials’ Matthew Grandbois

By Jesse Stanchak

Matthew Grandbois is a corporate account market manager at Dow Electronic Materials. Grandbois utilizes his background in R&D to develop technologies and products that meet the needs of Dow’s key customers. In this video interview, he shares his story of how he uses his background and knowledge to serve customers and the types of skills […]

June 9, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Making Rigid Polyurethane Foam From Old Vehicles and Coconut Oil

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Making rigid polyurethane foam from end-of-life vehicles and coconut oil, novel liposome-based surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy, kinetic Modeling of the nickel-catalyzed esterification of amides  — 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 […]

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June 8, 2017

How Chemists Can Use Social Media to Promote Their Research

By Bryan McBournie

Getting your work noticed is as important as ever, and social networks offer lots of ways for chemists to reach new audiences today. ACS hosted a webinar on May 23 and invited Dr. Antony Williams to discuss his experiences using social media tools to promote his research and make suggestions on how you can do […]

June 6, 2017

No Safety Without Sharing

By Carmen Nitsche, Business Development Consultant, Pistoia Alliance

Even with every safety precaution, accidents can still happen in the lab. Dangerous reactions sometimes occur in the course of doing pioneering research. We can never totally eliminate that risk, but we can ensure we don’t repeat the same mistakes others have made. Right now chemists have an opportunity to improve the safety of their […]

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June 2, 2017

Genetic Engineering Through Click Chemistry

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Gene therapy and a range of biological research rely on the efficient delivery of nucleic acids into cells through the process known as transfection. Most widely-used transfection approaches for mammalian cells rely on electrostatic forces, usually taking advantage of cationic reagents to bind to negatively-charged nucleic acids and form strong ionic complexes. Cells then grab […]

June 2, 2017

What Chemists Do: Medtronic’s Jerbrena Jacobs

By Jesse Stanchak

What if there was a chemical that could grow bone, speeding up the recovery process for numerous patients? Jerbrena “Bre” Jacobs, a senior scientist in Biologic Active Ingredients at Medtronic, is working to make that happen. In her “What Chemists Do” video, she describes her role as a liaison between different people at Medtronic, and […]

June 2, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Trends in Nanoscale Technologies in Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Trends in nanoscale technologies in medicine, reviewing the structures of vaterite, regulation of multidrug transporters, — 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 […]

June 1, 2017

Artificial Melanin Gets into the Skin

By Wudan Yan, for C&EN

Melanin is the pigment responsible for human skin and hair color—and it helps protect skin cells from sun damage by absorbing ultraviolet rays and scavenging free radicals. Attempting to reproduce these properties, researchers have demonstrated that nanoparticles made with artificial melanin can protect cultured skin cells from UV radiation. The research serves as an important […]

June 1, 2017

In the Lab 360° with Robin D. Rogers

By Joseph Graham

Robin D. Rogers is the Editor-in-Chief of Crystal Growth & Design and the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGil University. He is know for his research into ionic liquid systems. Recently Rogers offered ACS Axial readers a 360º look inside his lab, including a look at some of his […]

May 31, 2017

Overcoming Barriers to Publication Success

By Joseph Graham

Getting published in a prestigious journal is a challenge for any researcher. But even when the science is strong, language problems can sometimes undermine a submission. After submitting his manuscript to the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), lead author Joey Zhouyuan Li of Tsinghua University was pleased to receive positive comments from the […]

May 26, 2017

What Chemists Do: JenKem Technology’s Mark Frishberg

By Alexa Billow

Mastering the step-by-step synthesis of pharmaceuticals is no small feat. Throw in developing medical machinery and you have an enduring commitment to science. Mark Frishberg has been captivated by chemistry since the age of 6. Watch as he discusses his lifelong passion and the pursuit of chemistry as a career, not just a first job. […]

May 26, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Molecular Crystals

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering molecular crystals, spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure, green synthesis of conjugated linoleic acids — 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 […]

May 26, 2017

Submit ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications By June 23rd

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017). ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in the last […]

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May 25, 2017

ACS Omega Listed on Web of Science™

By Jesse Stanchak

Almost a year ago, ACS Publications launched ACS Omega as a uniquely global open access journal. In 2017, the journal continues to grow rapidly in submissions and prestige. Recently ACS Omega achieved a milestone in its development, being listed on the Web of Science™ Core Collection as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). […]

May 23, 2017

Very Low Lead Exposure May Endanger Eagles

By Deirdre Lockwood for C&EN

Even extremely low levels of lead may hamper the flight and movement of golden eagles, a new study in Sweden shows. The findings add fuel to a debate over the use of lead ammunition in hunting, the main source of lead to the birds. Eagles and other scavengers can be poisoned by eating carcasses that […]

May 23, 2017

19 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Important Chemistry […]

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May 22, 2017

Journal of Natural Products Names Best Papers of 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Natural Products selected the best papers published in the journal during 2016, recognizing their authors with a pair of awards. The 2017 Arthur E. Schwarting Award goes to Silas Anselm Rasmussen, Sebastian Meier, Nikolaj Gedsted Andersen, Hannah Eva Blossom, Jens Øllgaard Duus, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Per Juel Hansen, and Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen. […]

May 19, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Brooke Howell

The article “Ash Transformation Chemistry during Combustion of Biomass” by Dan Boström, Nils Skoglund, Alejandro Grimm, Christoffer Boman, Marcus Öhman, Markus Broström, and Rainer Backman is the winner of the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this annual award, […]

May 18, 2017

Announcing A New Resource for Peer Review Education: ACS Reviewer Lab™

By Stephanie Monasky

Peer review is critical to the advancement of science, but few researchers receive formalized education to sharpen their reviewing skills. In fact, a recent survey reported that up to 77% of researchers desire further training. This is astonishing when combined with another study which estimated that over 30 million hours were spent reviewing manuscripts within […]

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May 18, 2017

Get to Know C&EN Global Enterprise

By Andrew Clinton

  C&EN Global Enterprise is now available to ACS Publications’ institutional subscribers. It delivers C&EN content on the same award-winning web platform as ACS journals. Watch an overview of C&EN Global Enterprise: C&EN Global Enterprise is a lasting digital version of C&EN’s award-winning magazine that advances the reader’s experience and adds new capabilities requested by […]

May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 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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May 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 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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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 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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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science and engineering ACS Publications journal in April 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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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 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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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April 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 April 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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