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September 12, 2018

A European Librarian’s View on the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lieselot Verryckt

Lieselot Verryckt is an information specialist at the Central Library of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. When I heard that ACS Publishing was opening up their travel grant program to librarians from Europe/Middle East/Africa, I was eager to apply. I was even more excited when I received the news that I was selected […]

September 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards!

By Freddy Tellez

The Editors of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise, who have completed their academic training within the […]

September 11, 2018

Finding Pillars of Strength for MOFs

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

The highly porous, large-surface-area structures known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are popular for chemical sensing, gas separation, and catalysis. But they have a weakness: They can be flimsy. Some of the metal and ligand constructions form less robust lattices, and their pore walls can be stretched or broken, rendering them useless. Using a computer model, […]

September 10, 2018

How You Can Help Solve Chemistry’s Protein Problem

By Jesse Stanchak

Biochemistry has adopted manuscript submission guidelines to address the recent increases in entries to protein databases such as UniProt and GenBank/RefSeq. This surge of new entries affects chemists’ ability to unambiguously identify proteins that are described or characterized in a manuscript. This trend has also led to an increase in database misannotations, which hurts research […]

September 7, 2018

Using Biomaterial to Stimulate Dental Pulp Growth After a Root Canal

By Jesse Stanchak

Root canals are no fun, ranking high on most people’s list of dreaded dental procedures. Although the lengthy (and sometimes painful) surgery relieves the agony of an infection, a root canal results in a dead tooth with no living soft tissue, or dental pulp, inside. Now, scientists report the development of a peptide hydrogel designed […]

September 6, 2018

Using Enzymes to Create Universal Donor Blood From Other Blood Types

By Jesse Stanchak

Blood banks around the world always need type O blood, since it can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes originating in the human gut that can turn type A and B blood into type O blood by removing A or B antigens. These newly identified enzymes make the conversion […]

September 5, 2018

Hear the Buzz About a New Class of Mosquito Repellents

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, almost 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever. Together these diseases are responsible for about 1 million deaths per year. But now a new class of mosquito repellents is being developed, based on naturally occurring compounds that are effective in repelling the bugs, including […]

August 31, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Impacts of carbon dots on rice plants, ultrarapid cationization of gold nanoparticles, approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers — 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 […]

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August 30, 2018

Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

By Yousif Memon

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017. Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other […]

Nanoelectrode Probe

August 29, 2018

Now You Can Watch Cellular Respiration with a Novel Nanoelectrode Probe

By Li-Qun Gu

Professor Li-Qun Gu is a Professor of Bioengineering at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. He and ACS Sensors Associate Editor Professor Yi-Tao Long of East China University of Science have known each other for more than 15 years. Professor Gu is a pioneer in biological nanopore DNA sequencing while Professor […]

August 28, 2018

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

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. *** New Physical Insights In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical […]

August 27, 2018

ACS Omega: Publishing Diverse Science from a Global Community

By Brooke Howell

ACS Omega authors are working in labs around the world doing research in both pure and applied sciences across a broad range of chemistry and related areas. Since the fully open-access journal’s launch in 2016, its editors have been excited to publish high-quality research and build connections throughout the global community of scientists. These 12 […]

August 24, 2018

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

By Freddy Tellez

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals […]

August 24, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Stability in Perovskite Photovoltaic — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Stability in perovskite photovoltaics, chemical safety expertise, honoring a father of catalysis  — 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 […]

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August 23, 2018

Join ACS Editors in Europe for the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry

By Libby Brennan

ACS Publications will host a free two-day forum featuring world-class researchers in the inorganic and organic fields at Heidelberg University on October 10-11, 2018. The goal of The ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe is for participants to exchange ideas, share each other’s work, and engage in the learning. Come network […]

August 22, 2018

ACS Publications Honors ALD Pioneer Professor Markku Leskelä

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications is celebrating Professor Markku Leskelä of the University of Helsinki for his decades-long career and pioneering contributions in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). He has served as the Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Atomic Layer Deposition, received the American Vacuum Society ALD innovation award (2012), and is widely known as one of […]

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

August 21, 2018

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science Wants Your Research

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications and Editor-in-Chief, Professor  Patrick M.Sexton, Ph.D., launched ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science earlier this year to provide the community of scientists working across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine with a place to publish their high-quality, innovative, multidisciplinary research. “The specific launching of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science recognizes a […]

August 20, 2018

ACS on Campus Singapore: Global Opportunities in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

By Mandy Sum

ACS on Campus recently visited Singapore for the second time, and hosted two informative events at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Students, researchers and faculty members attended a full-day program at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, NTU and a scientific lecture at NanoBioLab, A*STAR. The first day’s […]

August 17, 2018

Peidong Yang’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Peidong Yang learned early in his career that being able to think about a problem from more than one vantage point can yield surprising results. Now his interdisciplinary mindset could open new doors in artificial photosynthesis. Yang is the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at  University of California, […]

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August 17, 2018

Staff Sheehan’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

These days, Dr. Staff Sheehan spends more time on the road than in the lab. But his innovations in solar energy as president of Catalytic Innovations, and chief technology officer of The Air Company, just might help save the planet. Sheehan tried his hand at several different fields before discovering a path that worked for […]

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August 17, 2018

Vivian Yam’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Power for lighting makes up almost one-fifth of global energy use; Professor Vivian Yam says that one way to change that will be to make lighting more efficient. Yam is the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy at The University of Hong Kong and an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry. Her interest […]

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August 17, 2018

Shu-Li You’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s the drug development version of having your cake and eating it too: Imagine being able to efficiently manufacture only the desired enantiomer of a drug.  Professor Shu-Li You of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry is working on a way to do just that. You is the Director of State Key Laboratory of Organometallic […]

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August 17, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Data Analysis to Evaluate and Compare Chemical Syntheses

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Using data analysis to evaluate and compare chemical syntheses — 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 […]

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August 17, 2018

Harry Atwater on Photovoltaics for the Earth and Beyond

By Yousif Memon

Professor Harry Atwater is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Photonics and a Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. His current research at the Atwater Research Group focuses on artificial photosynthesis and photovoltaics in a variety of applications. Atwater will deliver The Kavli Foundation’s Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry […]

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of July 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 […]

August 15, 2018

ACS Nano and Chemistry of Materials Editors Visit KAIST

By Ellie Key

On August 8, 2018, Professors Paul S. Weiss and Jillian M. Buriak led a panel discussion on the topic of “Choosing Scientific Problems and the Resulting Papers” during the KAIST International MSE Workshop 2018: “Big Ideas in Emerging Materials.” Weiss and Buriak were there in their roles as Editors-in-Chief of ACS Nano and Chemistry of Materials, […]

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August 15, 2018

Q/A: Jill Millstone on the Future of Nanoscale Materials

By Yousif Memon

Professor Jill Millstone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. She currently works on metal-ligand chemistry. Her lab focuses on developing new tools and insights for nanoparticle synthesis to transform these particles into society-shaping technologies. She will deliver The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry […]

August 15, 2018

Nanolaser Changes Color when Stretched

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Inspired by a chameleon’s prowess, researchers have made a tiny elastic laser that changes color as it is stretched and released. The tunable nanolaser system could be used in flexible displays, wearable sensors, and lab-on-a-chip devices. Chameleon skin has a layer of cells containing guanine nanocrystals. When the lizard tenses or relaxes its skin, the […]

August 14, 2018

Giant Crystals in Mexican Cave Face Dehydration

By Emma Hiolski

In a cave below a mountain in the Naica mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, gypsum crystals have grown as big as trees. But researchers now report that loss of water may damage the crystal surfaces. By learning more about the gigantic crystals’ degradation, the scientists hope to better preserve them for generations to come. The crystals—a […]

August 13, 2018

ACS Publications Celebrates Innovation in Materials Science with ShanghaiTech University

By Libby Brennan

ACS Publications partnered with ShanghaiTech University in July 2018 to host ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Materials Science in Shanghai, China. This meeting is the fourth in ACS Publications’ innovation series of scientific symposia. The three-day event brought together the top researchers from around the globe to discuss cutting-edge nanomaterials, as well as materials for sectors […]

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August 13, 2018

When Good Bees Go Bad

By Emma Hiolski

Honeybee aggression often ends with a sting, but where does it start? Researchers in Brazil have identified peptides in the brains of Africanized honeybees that are linked to aggressive behavior and are capable of making even docile bees attack. These neuropeptides are snippets of precursor proteins present in the brains of relaxed bees, says Mario Sergio Palma of […]

August 10, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Dehydration without Heating — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Dehydration without heating, optical tweezers microrheology, spectroscopy of reactive complexes and solvated clusters — 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 […]

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August 10, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

By Mia Fields-Hall

The ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding young investigators in the field of infectious diseases. The award is given by ACS Infectious Diseases and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The 2018 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award goes to Anushree Chatterjee, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado; Ting Lu, Associate Professor, University of […]

August 10, 2018

Oil and Gas Wastewater is a Cheap Fix for Road Dust but Comes at a Toxic Cost

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Wastewater from oil and gas wells that is spread on unpaved roads to control dust contains high levels of the carcinogenic element radium, inorganic salts, and oil and gas hydrocarbons. A new study shows that these harmful components are likely leaching off roads into surrounding soils and water. At least a dozen U.S. states allow […]