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February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Ali Khademhosseini’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano.  He was born in Iran and lived there during the turbulence of the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. When he was young, Khademhosseini’s parents decided to […]

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February 26, 2018

Anne M. Andrews’ Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Anne M. Andrews is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also an Associate Editor at ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Andrews discovered her love of science while in high school. She credits two teachers for inspiring her interests in chemistry through exciting and challenging experiments. […]

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February 26, 2018

Mireille Kamariza’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Mireille Kamariza is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Born in Burundi, Kamariza emigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Her experiences growing up in East-Africa in many ways inspired the work she does today. She cites her father as a significant influence in seeking out science as a career. When Kamariza […]

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February 26, 2018

Teri W. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Teri W. Odom, Ph.D., is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. She is also the Executive Editor of ACS Photonics and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. <br /> Odom said she didn’t picture herself pursuing a […]

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ACS Librarian Travel Grant

February 23, 2018

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications. It almost Spring (goodbye Winter) and I’m excited that ACS National Meeting is right around the corner. We will be in New Orleans from March 18-22, 2018. With thousands of presentations and attendees, it is always a daunting task of going […]

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February 23, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Glycopeptide Antibiotics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Glycopeptide antibiotics, next-generation taxoid anticancer agents, self-healing hydrogel — 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 […]

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February 21, 2018

A special message from ACS Publications 美国化学会给您拜年啦!

By Chi Wang

Happy Chinese New Year! Greetings from the Senior Vice President of ACS Journals Publishing Group, James Milne, and various ACS Editors including Jillian Buriak, Cynthia Burrows, Xiaohong Fang, Prashant Kamat, Luis Liz-Marzán, Kai Rossen, Paul Weiss, and Xinrong Zhang. We wish everyone a happy New Year of the Dog!  To start the new year […]

February 20, 2018

Scientists Must Challenge the Status Quo

By Torsten John

In August 2017, the annual SciFinder® Future Leaders program started with a session on how innovative and creative thinking leads to valuable innovations that benefit society. The program, organized by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), offers a week of science communication, database research and leadership training to Ph.D. students and postdocs […]

February 19, 2018

ACS Editors and Nobel Laureates Share Insights with the President of India

By Deeksha Gupta

On February 5, a delegation of ACS editors and staff attended the exclusive Nobel Prize Series summit held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. This prestigious event—an initiative jointly hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind and the Indian Ministry of Science & Technology—is part of a national effort to […]

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February 16, 2018

Join ACS Publications for These Events at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans is coming up. The March 18-22 event will be here before you know it, so take a look at some of the events from ACS Publication and start filling out your schedule now. Be sure to bookmark this post and check back often as additional […]

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February 16, 2018

2018 JPC-PHYS Award Winners Announced

By Chi Wang

The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) and the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (PHYS) are pleased to announce that Professor Etienne Garand, Professor Jahan Dawlaty, and Professor Renee Frontiera are the recipients of the 2018 JPC-PHYS Awards. Co-sponsored by JPC and the Physical Chemistry Division of ACS, the Lectureship Awards honor the […]

February 16, 2018

CRISPR Pioneer Jennifer A. Doudna Shares Her Scientific Journey

By Molly Ferns

The following is a brief excerpt from an extended audio interview conducted between Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, and CRISPR investigator and former Associate Editor Jennifer A. Doudna. You can listen to the full interview here, or read it in the latest issue of ACS Chemical Biology. Laura L. Kiessling: How did […]

February 15, 2018

How Lanthanides Keep Volcanic Bacteria Alive

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

Ten years ago, in a steaming volcanic mudpot in Italy, microbiologists discovered a bizarre bacterium—the first known organism that couldn’t live without lanthanides. To help it feed on methane, Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum relies on a methanol dehydrogenase (MDH) enzyme that has a rare-earth element such as cerium or lanthanum at its heart. Now, Eric J. Schelter of the University of […]

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 […]

February 14, 2018

ACS Publications Announces ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications launched a new journal that will publish high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science broadens the scope of the ACS Publications portfolio of journals to make room to publish more exceptional research in this important, rapidly-expanding area of study. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is […]

February 13, 2018

The Future of Biochemistry: Discoveries on the Horizon

By Charley James

In an insightful article published in Biochemistry in 1987, Nobel Prize winner Arthur Kornberg noted, “Increasingly, young professors in chemistry departments are pursuing problems of biologic significance.” The unique synergy between chemistry and biology has become increasingly apparent and multidimensional over the past 30 years and will continue to grow and deepen as chemists and […]

February 12, 2018

Shining a Light on Ultrafast Microscopy

By Jesse Stanchak

Experimental methods for ultrafast microscopy are advancing rapidly. Promising methods combine ultrafast laser excitation with electron-based imaging or rely on super-resolution optical techniques to enable probing of matter on the nano–femto scale. Ultrafast time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy provides several advantages compared with other methods, such as that time resolution is limited only by the laser […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors Share Advice for Women Beginning Careers in Science

By Molly Ferns

February 11th is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we asked Editors of ACS journals: “What advice would you give to women just beginning their careers in science?” See their answers below, then comment and share your advice! Ann-Christine Albertsson, Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules “My best advice is to increase […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: How Microbes Influence the Brain — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: How microbes influence the brain — 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. […]

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ACS Librarian Travel Grant

February 8, 2018

Congratulations to April Colosimo and Chapel Cowden, Recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans: April Colosimo of McGill University and Chapel Cowden of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. April Colosimo, McGill University April […]

February 6, 2018

Science is Global: Why Diversity Triumphs Over Adversity

By Craig Fraser

In August of 2017, I had the privilege of spending 12 days with 21 other young scientists from all over the world as we all took part in the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. First, we met in Columbus, OH, to spend four days at the offices of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society […]

IUPAC Gold Book

February 5, 2018

Reshaping the IUPAC Gold Book for a Digital World

By Bryan McBournie

The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Technology, better known as the Gold Book, has been an essential tool for chemists since it was first published more than 30 years ago. In the digital age it is being reshaped to be even more useful. On January 24, ACS hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Stuart Chalk discussing the […]

February 5, 2018

James A. Wells to Receive the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award

By Molly Ferns

The 2018 ACS Spring National Meeting is fast approaching, which means it is time to mark your calendars for the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium on Tuesday, March 20th at 9 a.m. in Room 243. This year’s award, co-sponsored by the journal and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry, will be presented to James A. […]

February 2, 2018

Advancing the Use of Sustainability Metrics in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

By David T. Allen

This editorial originally appeared in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. We begin the year at ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (ACS SCE) celebrating a growing field that is playing an increasingly important role in global chemistry and engineering. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, ACS SCE published a record number of manuscripts, covering topics including, but not limited […]

February 2, 2018

Why Baking Soda Could Help Boost the Killing Power of Some Antibiotics

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking everywhere for better treatment approaches, even inside a box of baking soda—otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate. Bicarbonate ions, like the ones in this kitchen staple, act as a ubiquitous buffer in the human body. In a new study, scientists have figured out that bicarbonate diminishes the […]

February 2, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Fine Art of Thermoelectricity — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The fine art of thermoelectricity — 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. […]

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Review-Ready Submission

February 1, 2018

Introducing Review-Ready Submission for ACS Journals

By Katherine Stevens

As part of ACS Publications’ continued commitment to improving the publishing experience for both authors and reviewers, we have introduced “Review-Ready Submission.” This initiative is intended to save authors time and effort when preparing manuscripts for submission, as well as help reviewers focus on the science contained within the submitted manuscript. Starting February 1, we […]

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Chemistry Research Topics

January 31, 2018

16 Innovative 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 Innovative Chemistry […]

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January 30, 2018

Announcing the First Issue of ACS Applied Energy Materials

By Charley James

ACS Applied Energy Materials is celebrating the publication of its inaugural issue. All articles within Volume 1, Issue 1 are freely available to read until December 31st 2018, and can be explored here. In his introductory editorial, Deputy Editor Gerald J. Meyer, Ph.D. explains, “practical advances in ‘energy’ have emerged as one of the greatest […]

January 29, 2018

New Hybrid Material Could Be Used in Flexible Heaters

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists have developed a flexible heating element using a new hybrid material made of imitation pearl and silver nanowires, according to research published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. The material’s flexibility suggests it may have the potential for use in wearable devices, including medical applications. Watch This Video to Learn More: Nacre, otherwise known as mother […]

January 26, 2018

What Chemists Do: Schrodinger’s Alexander Goldberg

By Jesse Stanchak

How are companies using computers to save time, resources, and money in their quest for developing better materials? Alexander Goldberg, Senior Principal Materials Scientist at Schrodinger, is helping businesses answer that very question, through software written by him and his team. Alexander Goldberg explains why computerized simulations are the future in his “What Chemists Do” […]

January 25, 2018

How to Succeed at Scientific Collaboration | Part 1: A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

By Stephanie Monasky

Late last year @ACS4Authors surveyed over 1,500 researchers on Twitter and found that 30% of researchers surveyed report participating in a research collaboration in 2017. Researchers worldwide are expanding their networks and frequently collaborating with other scientists from other countries as communication technology continues to improve. These collaborations grant them access to new perspectives and […]

January 24, 2018

Diagnosing Ebola Immunity with a Paper Test

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

To combat deadly outbreaks of Ebola, researchers need a variety of simple, portable tests that help them control and treat infections. Now researchers have developed a paper-based strip that detects immunity against this viral infection. The new test uses a color-changing paper strip similar to store-bought pregnancy kits and is read using a smartphone. Traditional […]

Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer

January 24, 2018

Read the Special Issue on Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer

By Molly Ferns

ACS Chemical Neuroscience, a leading journal on chemical neurobiology and bio-neurochemistry, published a special issue entitled “Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer.” The issue showcases novel analytical and imaging strategies that may promote future precision medicine for brain cancer. Malignant tumors of brain cells result in specific molecular abnormalities that are deadly in both adults and children. Adults diagnosed […]