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July 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Chemistry “Recommendation Engine” — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Building a chemistry “recommendation engine,” vacancy engineering in nanosheets, 3D printed smart devices– 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 […]

July 20, 2017

Making Macrocyclic Compounds for DNA-Encoded Libraries

By XiaoZhi Lim, for C&EN

A simple tweak to a tool for making macrocyclic compounds could help increase the diversity of DNA-encoded libraries used by drug developers to rapidly screen and identify promising drug candidates. Building such libraries involves attaching short, unique DNA sequences to small molecules and then reacting those DNA-tagged building blocks together to create myriad products, which […]

July 20, 2017

Young Observers Reflect on IUPAC-2017

By Brandon C. Presley, Dean Tantillo, Yu (Frank) Yang, Javier Vela, John B. Matson, Jens Breffke, and Raychelle Burks

The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) supported a group of Young Observers in attending the IUPAC-2017 conference in São Paulo, Brazil from July 7-13. As part of their attendance, they were invited to share their experiences with the ACS Axial community. Brandon C. Presley: I attended the […]

July 19, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for August 2017

By Kaye Lin

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. Learn about the recent advances being made in the fight against skin cancer and the hidden stories in the air we breathe in our free weekly webinar series […]

July 18, 2017

How to Prepare for a Chemistry Job Interview

By Lexi Romano

Are you currently getting ready for a big chemistry job interview that could take your career to the next level? ACS wants to help you out by providing some valuable tips on how to do well in your next chemistry job interview! You know what they say: “You only get one chance at a first […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Sam Enslen

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Time Flies and So Do Advances in Energy Research with ACS Energy Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters is celebrating the first anniversary of its inaugural issue and its editors are proud to have established it as the fastest communications journal in energy research. In its first 12 issues, the journal has published more than 400 Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Energy Focus articles – and has done so with […]

July 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid 3D Printing in Water — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D printing, drug–target kinetics in drug discovery, a crystallization system for carbamazepine — 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 […]

July 14, 2017

The Queen of Carbon Science: Celebrating the Life and Career of Mildred S. Dresselhaus

By Ellie Key

On Feb. 20, 2017, at the age of 86, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a solid-state physicist, materials scientist, and longtime advocate for women in science, passed away. Dresselhaus is best known for her scientific work on condensed matter and the atomic properties of carbon, which prompted a journalist to give her the nickname “Queen of Carbon Science” […]

July 13, 2017

Melanie S. Sanford Wins 2017 Blavatnik National Award

By Maya Pottiger

Professor Melanie S. Sanford, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society is a winner of a 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Sanford was recognized for her work designing molecules with a variety of uses, such as in batteries, new medical imaging agents, recycling carbon dioxide, and drug design. Sanford also […]

July 11, 2017

Highlighting Research from Indian Authors in The Journal of Physical Chemistry

By George C. Schatz

A Virtual Issue from The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and Letters highlights the science and publications in the journals associated with scientists in India. JPC is very much an international journal, with publications about equally divided into three areas: North and South America, Europe and Africa, and Asia including India. In fact, […]

July 10, 2017

Get a “Record-Breaking” T-Shirt at the ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

Are you a record-breaking chemist? This August, attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., will have a chance to find out. Join us for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson. The “lesson” will be a special lecture from David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & […]

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July 10, 2017

James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award: 2018 Call for Nominations

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are seeking nominations for the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. The award is named for the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, who took the helm of the journal at the age of 34. Dr. Morgan […]

July 7, 2017

What Chemists Do: JRF America’s Christopher Bianca

By Jesse Stanchak

Christopher Bianca is a lead scientist in the residue and metabolism lab at JRF America. He manages a team of scientists who analyze plant, water and soil samples for applied pesticides to ensure that the food that people and animals consume is safe. Learn more about Christopher Bianca’s work at JRF America in this video: […]

July 7, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Identifying Forensically Important Insect Eggs — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Identifying forensically important insect eggs, improving NiZn battery cycling life, teaching general chemistry from rich contexts — 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 […]

July 7, 2017

Nutmeg Compound is Even Cooler than Menthol

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

When you rinse with a menthol-flavored mouthwash, your mouth tingles because the compound triggers a cold-sensitive ion channel in sensory neurons in your mouth. Now scientists have found a new compound that is even more chilling. Isolated from nutmeg, this new chemical is the most potent activator of that cooling channel yet found in nature. […]

July 6, 2017

Organic Onions Richer in Flavonoids

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Many grocery store shoppers believe that organic vegetables are healthier than their conventional counterparts, but studies comparing nutritional content have produced mixed results. Now, researchers have completed the first-ever multiyear field test of a crop grown with organic methods versus conventional ones. They report that organic onions contain a significantly higher amount of two types […]

July 6, 2017

Video: Stop-Frame Filming and Discovery by Transmission Electron Microscopy

By Jesse Stanchak

In this video, Professor Andrei N. Khlobystov describes how he and the other authors of the paper “Stop-Frame Filming and Discovery of Reactions at the Single-Molecule Level by Transmission Electron Microscopy,” published in ACS Nano, succeeded in filming inter-molecular chemical reactions using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope as a stop-frame imaging tool. He notes […]

July 5, 2017

Detecting Microscopic Ovarian Cancer With SERS

By Jesse Stanchak

Ovarian cancer presents some special challenges to health care professionals. It is difficult to detect early and hard to excise entirely through surgery, in part because it spreads through microlesions that are too small for a surgeon to see. Doctors face a choice between removing too much healthy tissue, or failing to remove all of […]

July 3, 2017

ACS Editors Look Forward to China Symposia

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists will again come together for three days to present and discuss the latest scientific advances and participate in ample networking opportunities at China’s top research institutions. ACS Publications will host ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Energy Conversion – A Physical Chemistry Perspective in Dalian, China from September 24-26, 2017 in partnership with Dalian Institute […]

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June 30, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Safety Assessment of Food and Feed from GM Crops in Europe

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A safety assessment of food and feed from GM crops in Europe, a novel nitric oxide binding protein, a perspective on electrons in metal nanoparticles — 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 […]

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June 30, 2017

Celebrating Canadian Chemists

By Jesse Stanchak

July 1st is Canada Day and this year’s celebration is extra special, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017. ACS might stand for “American Chemical Society,” but our editors, authors, reviewers, and readers come from all over the world. ACS’ connection to the Canadian chemists is particularly strong. ACS Journals Led By Canadian Chemists […]

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June 29, 2017

Understanding Lab Safety Around the Globe

By Maya Pottiger

The conversation around global lab safety started with C&EN’s April cover story, “Improving Prospects for Chemists in Cuba.” Readers wrote in to express their concerns with the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the accompanying photograph of a lab in Cuba. C&EN explained it was fully aware that the lab workers in the photo […]

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June 29, 2017

Polymer Network Captures Drinking Water Contaminant

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Long-chain perfluorinated chemicals contaminate millions of Americans’ drinking water. These compounds are a legacy of industrial pollution and the use of firefighting foam at military bases and airports; they persist in the environment because of their strong carbon-fluorine bonds. Now scientists have designed a cross-linked polymer that might more effectively remove one of the more […]

June 28, 2017

Sunlight Surprise Raises Cadmium Pollution Risk

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Even though cadmium is considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it is still used to give some plastics and ceramics red, orange, or yellow hues. That’s because organic pigments are unstable at the high temperatures used to make these products, and pigments like cadmium red are thought to be relatively […]

June 28, 2017

How to Get More Out of Chemistry Networking Events with ACS on Campus

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS on Campus has been around the world in 2017. From Pune to San Francisco to Taipei City, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program continues to bring the leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication and career development to university campuses to help students and emerging researchers advance in their careers. Whether you’re attending […]

June 27, 2017

ACS Publications Enhances Article Email Alerts

By Andrew Clinton

In an effort to improve the research experience for our global community, we made some welcomed enhancements to our TOC and Articles ASAP email alerts (e-Alerts) for all ACS Publications journals. In order to better serve the needs of our users, we have streamlined the design of these emails to more fully focus on showcasing […]

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June 26, 2017

Be Part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt for the Title of the Largest Chemistry Lesson

By Jesse Stanchak

Every ACS National Meeting is special, but the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. will be one for the record books. ACS will be making history with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson with a special lecture entitled “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water” from Dr. […]

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  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

June 23, 2017

A Perspective on Sparingly Solvating Electrolytes for High Energy Density Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Moving to lighter and less expensive battery chemistries compared to contemporary lithium-ion requires the control of energy storage mechanisms based on chemical transformations rather than intercalation. Lithium–sulfur (Li/S) has tremendous theoretical specific energy, but contemporary approaches to control this solution-mediated, precipitation–dissolution chemistry require large excesses of electrolyte to fully solubilize the polysulfide intermediates. Achieving reversible […]

June 23, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Graphene Aerogel and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Graphene aerogel, suppressed ion migration in low-dimensional perovskites, long noncoding RNAs — 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 […]

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June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical 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 physical 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

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic 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 organic/inorganic 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, such […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering 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 material science & engineering 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 […]