Category: Journal

September 22, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Heart Repair Using Nanogel-Encapsulated Human Cardiac Stem Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Heart repair using nanogel-encapsulated human cardiac stem cells, emphasizing the molecule in macromolecules, the alanine R3 radical — 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 […]

September 21, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology’s Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Chemical Biology Editor-in-Chief Laura L. Kiessling is the winner of the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry. The award, given by Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series, recognizes Kiessling’s contributions to organic chemistry, notably her work in chemical glycobiology. Kiessling is the Novartis Professor of Chemistry […]

September 19, 2017

Making the Diabetes Drug Exenatide More Stable

By Katherine Gammon, for C&EN

Exenatide, a widely used diabetes drug, requires that patients give themselves a subcutaneous injection at least once per week. But because of a new development, less frequent injections might soon be possible. By tweaking one amino acid of exenatide and attaching it to hydrogel microspheres, researchers have developed a longer-acting version and tested it in […]

September 18, 2017

Saying Goodbye to a QSAR Pioneer

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community recently said goodbye to Dr. Toshio Fujita, who helped develop the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) method along with Corwin Hansch. This method has helped generations of chemists interpret molecular interactions and predict the properties of new molecules. Over the last 50 years, the QSAR method proved vital to chemists looking to discover […]

September 18, 2017

One-Pot Synthesis Yields Grapevine Moth Sex Pheromone

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) spoils vineyard fruit across the globe. One of the most effective weapons against the widespread pest is the moth’s own sex pheromone. When sprayed into the air around the grapevines, it leads males on a fruitless chase to find females, disrupting mating. However, the pheromone is about 60% more […]

September 15, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Antimicrobial Properties in Human Milk Oligosaccharides

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Antimicrobial properties in human milk oligosaccharides, mimicking the design of a tree frog’s adhesive toe pad, natural products and their mimics as targets of opportunity for discovery — 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 […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William L. Jorgensen

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William L. Jorgensen is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. You can follow him on Twitter […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Chad A. Mirkin

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Chad A. Mirkin is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. You can follow […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Gunda I. Georg

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Gunda I. Georg is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. You can follow her on Twitter at […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. David Sedlak is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. You can follow […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – John R. Yates III

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. John R. Yates III is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Proteome Research. You can follow him on Twitter […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Paul Chirik

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Paul Chirik is the Editor-in-Chief of the Organometallics. You can follow him on Twitter at @pchirik. His current research is […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William B. Tolman

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William B. Tolman is the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry. You can follow him on Twitter at @WBTolman. His research […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Laura L. Kiessling

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Laura L. Kiessling is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChemicalBiology. […]

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September 8, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: 3D-Printed Self-Folding Electronics

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D-printed self-folding electronics, improving efficiency of film-based solar cells, a benchmark database of barrier heights on transition metal surfaces — 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 […]

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September 1, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Lead halide perovskite nanocrystals, molecular chemistry of atmospheric brown carbon, synthesis of benzoxazoles — 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 […]

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August 31, 2017

Drinking Water: Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic

By David Sedlak

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture entitled, “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water,” provides […]

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ACS Reviewer Lab

August 29, 2017

Take the ACS Reviewer Lab Challenge

By Stephanie Monasky

If you’ve ever reviewed a paper for ACS, you know the review process is as demanding as it is essential. That’s why we’re proud to offer ACS Reviewer Lab, a free, 4-hour online course developed to educate researchers on the principles of quality peer-review. The course features interactive modules covering the basics of peer review […]

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August 28, 2017

Viruslike Nanoparticles Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Viruslike polymer nanoparticles can target and kill different types of bacteria—including antibiotic-resistant strains—while sparing human cells, according to a new study. What’s more, fine-tuning the size and shape of these fuzzy polymer nanoparticles alters their potency. The strategy could represent a step towards a new class of antimicrobials that could fight infections while avoiding antibiotic […]

August 25, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Genomic Enzymology — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Genomic enzymology, ferric heme-nitrosyl complexes, synthesis of benzoxazoles — 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 […]

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August 24, 2017

Foraging for Fetal Cells in Mothers’ Blood

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Every pregnant woman who has considered getting a prenatal genetic test is familiar with the dilemma: Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are the only available diagnostic tests that can say for sure whether a fetus has a devastating genetic disorder—but these tests are invasive, and each carries a small risk of miscarriage. Now, researchers […]

August 24, 2017

ACS’ Most Prolific Author Zhong Lin Wang Shares His Productivity Tips

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS journals feature the work of many amazing chemistry researchers, but none quite as productive as Dr. Zhong Lin Wang. At the 254th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Wang was honored as ACS Publications’ most prolific author. The honor was announced via a photo mosaic, which used images submitted by event attendees to assemble a […]

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August 18, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Single Molecule Nanopore Spectrometry for Peptide Detection — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Single molecule nanopore spectrometry for peptide detection, calcium-mediated control of S100 proteins, ionic liquids for the extraction of alcohols from fermentation broth — 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 […]

August 16, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of July 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in July of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in July 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, […]

August 16, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of July 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in July 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 July 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, […]

August 16, 2017

Attend ACS’ First-Ever Journey to Mars Symposium

By Freddy Tellez

The 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be the proud home of the first-ever “Journey to Mars Symposium,” August 22-23, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. The symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government figures, together with the public to focus on cutting-edge technological developments in chemical sciences to advance human […]

August 14, 2017

Frozen Fish Embryos Warm Up Better with Nanorods

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are widely used as a model organism for developmental biology. But after being frozen and thawed, zebrafish embryos rarely survive, meaning that researchers can only do experiments on live ones and can’t store embryos for later experiments or to share with other labs. Now, researchers report that injecting zebrafish embryos with gold […]

August 11, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye on Lithium Ions

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

After a year or so, lithium-ion batteries—used in cell phones, laptops, and electric cars—need more frequent recharging. And on rare occasions, the batteries can fail catastrophically. A new way to directly image lithium ions could help researchers better understand why these problems happen, helping them to improve battery design. Li-ion batteries can catch fire when […]

August 11, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: This Week: Repair-Resistant DNA Lesions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Repair-resistant DNA lesions, key features of 8-Oxoguanine, transient melting and recrystallization of semiconductor nanocrystals — 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 […]

August 10, 2017

Announcing the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award Winners

By Brooke Howell

ACS Infectious Diseases and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards. This year’s honors, which recognize three outstanding young investigators in the field of infectious diseases, are awarded to: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of […]

August 4, 2017

Cane Toad Microbiome Transforms its Toxins

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

Australia’s invasive cane toads are a scourge to native species, poisoning predators with toxic secretions. But now researchers have discovered that bacteria in the glands of adult cane toads transform these toxins into hydroxylated versions found in cane toad eggs and tadpoles. Manipulating this microbe-mediated toxin transformation could offer a new route for controlling the […]

August 4, 2017

Congratulations to the JAFC 2017 Article of the Year Award Lectureship Winners

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) are pleased to announce the winners of the Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship: Dr. Wan Chan, Dr. Nikola M. Pavlović and Dr. Francisco J. Hidalgo. Read more about each JAFC 2017 Article […]

August 4, 2017

Eavesdropping on Plant–Insect–Microbe Chemical Communications in Agricultural Ecology

By John J. Beck, Baldwyn Torto, and Rachel L. Vannette

The following is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This Virtual Issue highlights recent work published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) on important research into the complex network of volatile chemical communications among plants, insects, and microbes. Articles within the Virtual Issue are […]

August 4, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Approach to Evaluating Cellular Drug Uptake — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A new approach to evaluating cellular drug uptake — 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 […]

August 3, 2017

Understanding How Mother-of-Pearl Promotes Bone Growth

By Melissa Pandika

The Mayans used seashells as dental implants, and researchers have shown that small chunks of mother-of-pearl, the iridescent lining of oysters’ and other mollusks’ shells, induce bone formation in both cell culture and animal studies. Why this works, however, has been a mystery. Researchers are now a step closer to the answer. A new work […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Letters Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Letters Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. The Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) editorial team had the challenging task of choosing the papers that stood out from all others published in 2016 due […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. In 2016, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) received over 6,000 manuscripts and published 1,569 articles. To highlight notable publications, each year ES&T’s editors identify a pool of outstanding papers. […]

August 1, 2017

What Chemical Engineers Should Know Before Going into Academia

By Chi Wang

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Editor-in-Chief Phil Savage knows his way around the lab, with more than 200 papers to his name. But he’s also comfortable in the classroom, serving as the Department Head and Walter L. Robb Family Endowed Chair, and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. The two roles can require […]

July 28, 2017

Discussing the Future of Drinking Water with Dr. David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

Next month, Dr. David Sedlak will try to enter the record books by making an official attempt at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest chemistry lesson during the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters will deliver his record-breaking lecture, “Healthy, […]

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July 27, 2017

Nano Letters’ A. Paul Alivisatos Named Provost of UC Berkeley

By Jesse Stanchak

Nano Letters‘ Founding Editor-in-Chief A. Paul Alivisatos can now add a new line to his CV: executive vice chancellor and provost of UC Berkeley. His new role is the university’s second highest position, combining day-to-day operational responsibilities with the duty of representing the school’s faculty and developing its academic programs. Prior to accepting this new […]