Category: Research Highlights

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 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 9, 2018

ACS Editor’s 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. […]

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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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 materials flexibility suggests it may have potential for use in wearable devices, including medical applications. Watch This Video to Learn More: Nacre, otherwise known as mother […]

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 […]

January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Physical Chemistry

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 […]

January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

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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January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

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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January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Materials Science & Engineering

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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January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Biological Chemistry

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 […]

January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Applied Chemistry

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 […]

January 23, 2018

Most Read Articles of 2017: Analytical Chemistry

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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January 19, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Oxidative Coupling Mechanisms, Ebola Virus Drugs — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Oxidative coupling mechanisms, ebola virus drugs, directing nanoparticle biodistribution — 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 […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December of 2017? 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 December 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 5, 2018

ACS Editor’s Choice: E-Cigarette Airflow Rate Can Lead to Concerning Levels of Solvent Consumption — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: e-cigarette airflow rate modulates can lead to concerning levels of solvent consumption,  using sperm-hybrid micromotors for targeted drug delivery, a review of precision medicine in pediatric neurooncology — 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 […]

Human Proteome Project Special Issue

January 5, 2018

Publish Your Human Proteome Project Research in a 2018 Special Issue From Journal of Proteome Research

By Chi Wang

Journal of Proteome Research published its 5th annual special issue dedicated to highlighting recent developments with the Human Proteome Project. Now the journal is calling for papers for its 2018 special issue, which will consider papers reporting on the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) and the Biology and Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP), as well […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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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December 19, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? 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 November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

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December 19, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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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December 19, 2017

How is CRISPR/Cas9 Advancing the Field of Gene Editing?

By Molly Ferns

Gene editing, or genome engineering, is a group of technologies that allow researchers to modify an organism’s genetic material through removal, addition, or alteration of DNA at a specific location of interest. The CRISPR/Cas9 system, also known as Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9, is a technology that has advanced the field […]

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December 6, 2017

Virtual Issue: Celebrating Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Published by Authors in India

By Tamara Hanna

Chemists in India are increasingly publishing cutting-edge organic and inorganic chemistry research, as evidenced by the substantial growth in submissions from authors in India over the last decade (up 173%) across five ACS Publications journals within the organic/inorganic portfolio ( ACS Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters,  Organometallics, The Journal of Organic Chemistry). In 2016, research from […]

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December 1, 2017

Fighting HIV with Chemistry: A Virtual Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Even though scientists only identified the virus in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of the disease, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Nearly 35 years after the discovery of […]

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November 22, 2017

Understanding Wine “Legs,” the Marangoni Effect and Minibot Motors

By Jesse Stanchak

As wine enthusiasts know, the “legs” or “tears” that run down a glass after a gentle swirl can yield clues about a wine’s alcohol content. Interestingly, the physical phenomenon — called the Marangoni effect – responsible for creating these tears can be harnessed for practical applications. Scientists have developed little motors that can run based […]

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November 21, 2017

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Cranberry Sauce — And Pectin Chemistry Research!

By Molly Ferns

Thanksgiving is here, so it’s only natural to have food — and the chemistry behind it — on the brain! Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and enjoying being with family and friends, but the meal can also spur disagreement, such as whether canned or homemade cranberry sauce is superior. Regardless of where you stand […]

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November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October 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 October 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, […]

November 20, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? 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 October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October 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 October 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, […]