Category: Research Highlights

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 […]

March 15, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering 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 Biological 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 Applied 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 Analytical 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

ACS Omega Authors Get Noticed

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing price for 2018 to just $750 per article, which makes it easier than ever to publish your research in a high-quality, fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal and get noticed by more of your colleagues around the globe. When you publish open access in ACS Omega, you make your […]

March 14, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Fire Alarm Wallpaper — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Fire alarm wallpaper, fabrication of elastomeric polyester scaffolds for tissue engineering, computational screening of hydration 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 […]

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March 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Machine Learning of Partial Charges Derived from High-Quality Quantum-Mechanical Calculations

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Machine Learning of Partial Charges Derived from High-Quality Quantum-Mechanical Calculations — 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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March 2, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Self-Healing Hydrogel, Discovery of Drug Leads , Properties of Self-Assembled Nanostructures — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:  Self-healing hydrogel, discovery of drug leads, properties of self-assembled nanostructures — 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 […]

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March 1, 2018

Look Forward to ImagineNano 2018 with ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Bilbao, Spain, for Europe’s largest nanoscience and nanotechnology event, ImagineNano 2018. The conference, held March 13-15, will feature a variety of important speakers, including ACS Omega Co-Editor Luis Liz-Marzan. The event promises to be an eye-opening, thought-provoking experience for everyone in attendance. But your conference learning experience isn’t confined within the walls […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical 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 physical 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 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 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 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 […]