Category: Research Highlights

June 20, 2018

Undergraduate Research: Contributions To Organometallic Chemistry

By Stephen Ritter

A recent ACS Virtual Issue features a collection of organometallic chemistry papers from research groups at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). Four ACS core-chemistry journals, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry, published the papers between 2014 and 2018. The authors represent a broad variety of U.S. and Canadian institutions, faculty career […]

June 15, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, chemistry education research, intracellular Deprotection reactions — 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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June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]

June 1, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Yeast Metabolites of Glycated Amino Acids in Beer — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Yeast metabolites of glycated amino acids in beer — 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 […]

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diminishing Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Fabrication of self-healing hydrogels, detection of lung cancer, diminishing vehicle tailpipe emissions — 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 […]

Chemistry Research Topics

May 15, 2018

11 Essential Chemistry Research Topics

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. *** Machine Learning Machine Learning (ML) is assuming an increasingly important role […]

May 14, 2018

Read 20 of the Most-Read Articles from Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Reviews published in Chemical Reviews are both timely and timeless. They cover important, ground-breaking, and current topics, yet their comprehensive nature extends their educational potential for years after publication. That’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded and highest-ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. Check out some of the most-read Reviews from […]

May 11, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Crystal Properties Through Solid Solutions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering crystal properties through solid solutions, rational electrode-electrolyte design for efficient ammonia electrosynthesis under ambient conditions, exploring GPCR–lipid interactions by molecular dynamics simulations — 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 […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a significant impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This year’s award goes to Professor Vern Schramm of the Albert […]

May 4, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Analysis of Failure Modes in Kesterite Solar Cells — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Analysis of failure modes in kesterite solar cells, O–O radical coupling, the importance of the chemist’s molecular view for biological materials — 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 […]

May 3, 2018

Read Nano Letters’ Most Highly Cited Papers

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters publishes fundamental research from all branches of the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including preliminary, experimental, and theoretical results on physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, along with processes and applications of nanoscale structures. Check out the journal’s 20 most highly cited articles from 2016. While citation figures don’t define a publication’s […]

April 27, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Efficient Syntheses of Cocaine Vaccines — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Efficient syntheses of cocaine vaccines, zero-dimensional cesium lead halides, the structure of the protonated serine octamer — 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 […]

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April 20, 2018

ACS Infectious Diseases Celebrates “Drug Discovery for Global Health” Special Issue

By Lorraine F. Clark and Mia Fields-Hall

Several diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. These include the 19 so-called “neglected tropical diseases” identified by the WHO, as well as tuberculosis and malaria. 1-3 ACS Infectious Diseases hopes to draw attention to these diseases and the ongoing drug discovery efforts to combat them with a Special Issue focused on the supra-discipline […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formate — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:  Heterogeneous catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 to formate, insights into the optothermal properties of core/shell microbeads, melting of the Au20 gold cluster — 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 […]

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April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of March 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 […]

April 18, 2018

Taking a Closer Look at Microplastic Pollution

By Freddy Tellez

Microplastics are our newest emerging contaminant. Although scientists have expressed concerns about the impacts of plastic pollution for over four decades, microplastics did not become emerging contaminants until 2007. The issue gained momentum about five years later when researchers reported the presence of microbeads from consumer products in wastewater effluent-receiving waters. Facing negative publicity for a […]

April 17, 2018

Celebrate Earth Week 2018 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

ACS’ annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) event focuses on the link between chemistry and efforts to protect our environment. Chemistry is critical to understanding and preserving the Earth, in areas such as energy research, and protecting resources such as clean air and water. In honor of Earth Day 2018, the Journal of Chemical Education is […]

April 16, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry is the first ACS journal exploring chemistry from Earth to space. The journal publishes high-quality research on the chemistry of the Earth’s surface and interior, as well as atmosphere, oceans, space, and analytical methods. Each month the publishes articles, letters, reviews, and features to provide flexible formats to readily communicate […]

April 13, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Inhibiting Colon Cancer Proliferation — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Inhibiting colon cancer proliferation, capture and purification of polyphenols, tailor-made self-assemblies from functionalized amphiphiles — 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 […]

April 11, 2018

Commemorate World Parkinson’s Day With ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Molly Ferns

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association and Parkinson’s UK recognize April 11, 2018, as World Parkinson’s Day. Millions of people worldwide are affected by this condition and this campaign seeks to raise awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s Disease using the hashtag#UniteForParkinsons. The disease is named for James Parkinson, most famous for publishing ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’ in […]

April 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Plasma Technology, Molecular Clusters, Self-Assembly of Amphiphiles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Plasma technology, molecular clusters, self-assembly of amphiphiles — 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 […]

March 30, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Use for the Ancient Chemistry of “Pharaoh’s Snakes”

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A new use for the ancient chemistry of “pharaoh’s snakes,” dynamic scaling of exosome sizes — 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 […]

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March 23, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Converting Waste Papers to Fluorescent Carbon Dots

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Converting waste papers to fluorescent carbon dots, damage-responsive microcapsules, Highly elastic biodegradable single-network hydrogel for cell printing — 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 […]

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March 16, 2018

Celebrate and Innovate at the 255th ACS National Meeting and Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

From March 18 to 22, 2018, New Orleans will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme, “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water,” brings together international chemists to discuss interdependencies among the three systems and the role of […]

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March 15, 2018

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

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March 15, 2018

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

March 15, 2018

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