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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 […]

November 22, 2017

Pressure Pumps Up Protein Reaction Yields

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Protein-based drugs are often used to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, hemophilia, or gout. But if used in their native form, they can be short-lived or trigger harmful inflammation. To prevent this, drugmakers attach polyethylene glycol (PEG), a polymer that stabilizes therapeutic proteins and enhances their efficacy, to specific sites within the protein—a reaction […]

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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

Join ACS Publications at the 2017 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit

By Molly Ferns

The Materials Research Society’s Fall Meeting is a cross-disciplinary, global meeting featuring over 50 symposia and attended by as many as 6,000 researchers. This year’s meeting is chaired by Ilke Arslan, Jason A. Burdick, Tao Deng, James B. Hannon, and Sanjay Mathur, who are all accomplished authors in a variety of ACS publications. Join us […]

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, […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering 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 materials science & engineering 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 Biological 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 biological 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 Applied 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 applied 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 Analytical 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 analytical 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 17, 2017

Announcing the Winner of the “Show Us Your Lab” Contest

By Jesse Stanchak

Last month, ACS Axial held a contest asking readers to send in photos of their labs, classrooms, offices or wherever they do their best work. Today I am proud to announce the winner: Dr. Greg D. Smith of the Conservation Science Lab at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art analytical and […]

November 16, 2017

Be Part of the Future of Nano Letters’ Early Career Board

By Paul Alivisatos, Co-Editor, And the Entire Nano Letters Editorial Team

In 2015 Nano Letters started the Early Career Board in order to develop a channel for hearing from the early career scientists who are the future of our field. Early career scientists important perspectives to share about their experiences of scientific publication as discoverers, authors, and peer reviewers and their ideas concerning the many changes […]

November 15, 2017

Baking Soda Washes Pesticides from Apples

By Janet Pelley, for C&EN

Rinsing produce with tap water removes germs and also significantly reduces pesticide residues. But some pesticides persist on produce after getting doused under the faucet, raising health concerns about chronic, low-level exposure to the compounds. A new study finds that a baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) wash can completely remove residues of two pesticides from the […]

Professor Kerri Pratt

November 13, 2017

Kerri Pratt Wins 2018 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

By Freddy Tellez

University of Michigan Professor Kerri Pratt is the recipient of the 2018 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. The James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award, named afterthe first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led the field in new directions through […]

Shana J. Sturla

November 10, 2017

Meet Chemical Research in Toxicology’s New EIC: Shana J. Sturla

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS is proud to announce ETH Zürich Professor Shana J. Sturla as the new Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Research in Toxicology. The distinguished peer-reviewed journal celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, and Sturla will become its head in January 2018. Sturla will succeed Professor Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., who has served as the journal’s editor since […]

November 10, 2017

ACS Editors Lead Molecular Synthesis Symposium in Shanghai

By Katherine Stevens

Last month ACS Publications hosted ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Molecular Synthesis in Shanghai, China. ACS partnered with the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences to host the symposium. The three-day event brought together top researchers around the globe to communicate cutting-edge chemistry in the areas of synthetic methodology for efficient […]

Plasmon-Coupled Resonance Energy Transfer

November 9, 2017

Video Overview of Plasmon-Coupled Resonance Energy Transfer

By Jesse Stanchak

Watch an overview of resonance energy transfer between molecules in the presence of plasmonic structures and derive an explicit Förster-type expression for the rate of plasmon-coupled resonance energy transfer (PC-RET). Plasmonics is a multidisciplinary field that examines the interaction between electromagnetic fields and conduction electrons in metals and semiconductors. Resonance energy transfer (RET), including radiative […]

Cannabis Chemistry

November 6, 2017

Cannabis Chemistry: A Closer Look at Toxicant Formation in Dabbing

By Jesse Stanchak

The most-read paper in ACS Omega during September 2017 looked the formation of methacrolein, benzene, and toxicants while “dabbing” with butane hash oil.  This context,“ dabbing” means to put a small amount of cannabis-containing liquid such as butane hash oil on a hot surface, then inhale the vapors via a water pipe. Since cannabis chemistry […]

Highlighting Female Physical Chemists

November 3, 2017

Highlighting Female Physical Chemists for Marie Curie’s 150th Birthday

By George C. Schatz, Anne B. McCoy, Joan-Emma Shea, Catherine J. Murphy , and Gregory D. Scholes

(A version of this editorial orginally appeared in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C and Letters, as part of the Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists) November 7th marks the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, who is arguably one of the most famous physical […]

Neuroscience 2017

November 2, 2017

Join ACS Chemical Neuroscience at Neuroscience 2017

By Molly Ferns

The Society for Neuroscience’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, in Washington, D.C., is just over a week away! As the largest neuroscience conference, this meeting draws more than 30,000 attendees from over 80 countries worldwide. ACS Chemical Neuroscience is looking forward to joining the excitement with ACS Central Science, ACS Infectious Diseases, ACS Medicinal Chemistry […]

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November 1, 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Appoints Three New Associate Editors

By Brooke Howell

Inorganic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief William B. Tolman is excited to announce the appointment of three new Associate Editors to the journal’s editorial team. Starting November 1, 2017: Suzanne C. Bart, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University Hiroshi Kageyama, Professor, Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University Starting January 1, 2018: […]

October 31, 2017

Remembering Gilbert Stork (1921-2017)

By Jesse Stanchak

Synthetic organic chemistry pioneer Gilbert Stork is dead at the age of 95. Stork was the former Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University. He is known for his work in the total synthesis of natural products and his contributions to enamine chemistry. Stork was the author of more than 160 papers in […]

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October 31, 2017

Exploring the Chemistry of Fear with ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Molly Ferns

Halloween is upon us; a time of tricks and treats, frights and delights, with haunted houses and scary mazes attracting people young and the old. It’s the time of year when we go out of our way to be scared. But why is the anticipation of being spooked so enjoyable? What chemical reaction makes being […]

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October 30, 2017

Discover ACS Research with the Highest Altmetric Attention Scores

By Andrew Clinton

In December 2016, we announced our partnership with Altmetric, the alternative metrics platform that provides authors with a single view of the online activity surrounding their scholarly content. Through the partnership with Altmetric, we began to display  Altmetric Attention Scores on all research articles published across our entire portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals. As a […]

October 27, 2017

Why Should You Publish Open Access? ACS Editors Explain

By Jesse Stanchak

Carolyn Bertozzi and Luis Liz-Marzan are both editors of fully open access journals. Bertozzi ACS Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, while Liz-Marzan is a Co-Editor of ACS Omega. Watch as they each talk about why researchers should consider publishing their next paper open access. Learn more about publishing open access with ACS journals.

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October 27, 2017

Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Tied to Degraded Sperm Quality

By Janet Pelley, for C&EN

Men’s sperm counts have plummeted by up to 60% over the last 40 years in Western countries and by nearly 30% since 2001 in China. Experts lack firm answers regarding the cause of the sperm deficit but suspect that behaviors such as smoking or exposures to hormone-disrupting compounds in plastics or pesticides are to blame. […]

This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses -- and more!

October 27, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Black Pepper as an Anti-Inflammatory

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses — 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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October 26, 2017

ACS Editors Elected to National Academy of Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

Nano Letters Co-Editor Charles M. Lieber and Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Associate Editor Benjamin F. Cravatt are among the newest members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The health and medical community considers membership in NAM to be one of the field’s top honors. NAM membership recognizes individuals who have demonstrated […]

October 23, 2017

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2017 with Geochemistry Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 22–28, 2017, and the theme, Chemistry Rocks!, explores geochemistry. Make the most of this annual celebration by connecting the […]

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October 20, 2017

Forgery of Ancient Silk Leaves Chemical Footprint

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Chemists have pulled back the veil on suspected ancient silk forgeries by revealing telltale chemical traces in the fabric. They show that amino acid analysis can tell real ancient silk from fake, and their analysis method reveals the manner of deception: Amino acid measurements from forged silks match modern silks that have been soaked in […]

Microgel Particles

October 20, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: In Silico Synthesis of Microgel Particles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic–inorganic hybrid photovoltaics, in silico synthesis of microgel particles, promiscuous oxidants of water pollutants  — 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 […]

ACS Energy Letters Open Access

October 19, 2017

Why ACS Energy Letters Encourages Open Access Publishing

By Brooke Howell

With International Open Access Week coming up next week, I reached out to one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for open access I know: ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant V. Kamat. I wanted to get his take on this year’s International Open Access Week theme: “Open in order to….” “I encourage ACS Energy Letters authors […]

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October 18, 2017

Researcher’s ‘Star Wars’ Parody Video Produces Robust New Modeling Tool

By Jesse Stanchak

The “Star Wars” anthology is one of the most famous movie series ever made. So it’s no wonder that a group of Harvard researchers who were thinking about ways to engage the public in science, turned to Star Wars for inspiration. But rather than intergalactic battles, the scientists-turned-movie-makers depicted a fight for supremacy — among […]

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 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, […]

October 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 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, […]

October 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 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, […]

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 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, […]