Category: Journal

December 4, 2018

Reflections on 2018 from Chemical Research in Toxicology

By Shana J. Sturla

In many ways, this was a year like any other for Chemical Research in Toxicology (CRT), a volume of diverse, exciting, important, rigorous research findings at the intersection of Toxicological Sciences and Chemistry in its 31st year. In other ways, it was a major event, with a new Editor-in-Chief—me!—and a team of Associate Editors coming […]

November 30, 2018

Uncovering the Chemical Secrets of Burned Bones

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Burned bones hold stories. From them, anthropologists can gather clues about how an ancient culture dealt with its dead or cooked its meat; forensic scientists might glean identifying information about victims of a house fire or a terrorist attack. Yet it has been notoriously difficult to extract useful information from burned bones because fire dramatically […]

November 29, 2018

Crystal Growth & Design Editors Share Recent Research Highlights

By Sonja Krane

Crystal Growth & Design (CG&D) Editor-in-Chief Robin Rogers and members of the journal’s editorial team highlight recent research published in CG&D, describing exciting findings in crystal growth, crystal engineering, and applications of crystalline materials. CG&D aims to facilitate innovation in every aspect of research and development in the crystalline state. Crystal Engineering External stimuli such […]

Alzheimer's Disease Tau Hypothesis

November 27, 2018

Get the Latest Research on the Tau Hypothesis in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Molly Ferns

Since 1983, November has been recognized in the U.S. as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Today the U.S. is home to more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Although significant research efforts and resources have been devoted to both treating and slowing the progression of the disease, a clinically effective drug target for Alzheimer’s […]

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 20, 2018

Explore Thematic Collections of Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Chemical Reviews’ timely and timeless Thematic Issues are editor-selected collections of reviews on various topics of current scientific interest. Here we have organized some of our recent issues into the following topical groups: Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Environmental, Physical, and Biological. Oxygen Reduction and Activation in Catalysis March 14, 2018 (Volume 118, Issue 5, pp 2299-2862) […]

November 19, 2018

New Modification Strategy Gives MOFs Bigger Pores

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)—hybrid materials that stitch organic linkers and metal bits into a meshlike structure—are popular for catalysis and chemical sensing, and even as carriers for drug delivery. Those applications could work better if chemists could make the pores bigger. Now researchers have shown a way to clip off organic ligands in MOFs to turn […]

November 19, 2018

Join ACS Publications in Boston for Fall MRS 2018

By Charley James

The Materials Research Society gathers in Boston for their fall meeting later this month, expecting to host approximately 6,000 people at the Hynes Convention Center and adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel for a cross-discipline examination of the field. ACS Publications is especially excited to be a part of Fall MRS this year, sharing news of our […]

November 16, 2018

Mushroom-like Nanowires Form Superstretchy Conductive Films

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By growing a forest of fine, densely packed gold nanowires on a rubbery surface, researchers have made ultrastretchable conductive films for electronic devices. The film can stretch up to nine times its original dimensions, greater than any elastic conductor made so far. Soft, thin, and stretchable electronics could be the basis for sensors that can […]

November 15, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Welcome New Associate Editors

By Stephen Ritter

The Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics editorial teams are excited to welcome a total of three new Associate Editors: Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University Marburg, Inorganic Chemistry Kathrin H. Hopmann, UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, Organometallics Roberta Sessoli, University of Florence, Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Associate Editor Stefanie Dehnen Stefanie Dehnen is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and […]

November 9, 2018

Spying on Early Ovarian Cancer with Mass Spec Imaging

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

By the time ovarian cancer is discovered in a patient, the disease is often alarmingly advanced. That’s why less than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive past five years. And it’s why scientists would love to get a better understanding of how ovarian cancer starts and how it spreads. A new study in […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Central Science Moves Quickly to Publish Rapid Method for Determining Molecular Structures

By Jesse Stanchak

In a fast-moving field like chemistry, quickly getting your work in front of an audience is essential to receiving the recognition it deserves. ACS Central Science understands the importance of getting exposure for the most compelling, important primary reports in chemistry research. That’s why this highly selective journal publishes all its articles open access and […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Hygroscopic Auxetic On-Skin Sensors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Hygroscopic auxetic on-skin sensors —  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. Access to […]

November 8, 2018

Synthetic Biology Cracks Blue Rose Case

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

For the FBI investigators of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks television series, “blue rose” cases involved the paranormal, the supernatural, and the downright weird. It’s an appropriate symbol: Blue roses do not grow naturally, and centuries of rose breeding have yet to create one that is unarguably blue. Now, scientists have created what they claim is […]

November 7, 2018

ACS Photonics Celebrates Research From Chinese Authors

By Marcus Anderson

What an exciting time to be working on photonics, the science of light! For researchers working in the field of “light” sciences, enhancing the ability to generate, detect, and manipulate light is paramount to enabling future technologies. ACS Photonics, along with the worldwide community, recognizes the extraordinary advancements and groundbreaking research in photonics originating from […]

November 7, 2018

Charmed Fairy Chemical Derivatives May Work on the Farm

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Underlying lush circles of turf called “fairy rings” is a natural product made by fungi that spurs the growth of grass. Researchers have now created a bioactive compound that stimulates this growth even better than the natural compound. Crafted via C–H activation, these potent variants should help elucidate the fairy ring chemical mechanism and may […]

November 5, 2018

Call for Papers: Special Issue on GPCRs

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is planning to publish a special issue on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in early 2019, and its editors would like to invite researchers working in this area to submit a paper. “I am currently promoting awareness of this endeavor in case you may have research that is nearing submission that […]

November 2, 2018

Exploring the Wild West of E-Cigarettes

By Shana J. Sturla

Researchers are helping tackle complex issues surrounding human exposure to chemicals from the use of e-cigarettes.  The ToxWatch article “The Wild West of E-Cigarettes,” brings to light that this emerging area is really a wild west due to the ever-evolving designs, flavors, brands, and unexpected ways that users approach the experience, just to point out […]

November 1, 2018

Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics

By Mia Fields-Hall

The American Chemical Society Division of Publications today named Professor Lynne S. Taylor, Ph.D. of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy as the next Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics. The journal is the Society’s high-impact publication for original research that contributes significantly to the molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug-delivery systems. Taylor will succeed […]

October 31, 2018

Get 9 of the Latest Essential Collections of Chemistry Research

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. *** Browse All Virtual Collections from Q3 of 2018. *** JACS Young […]

October 30, 2018

Get to Know ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science at AAPS PharmSci 360

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS Publications is excited to join the pharmaceutical sciences community at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) PharmSci 360, November 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and is proud to introduce the community to one of its newest journals – ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science. The journal publishes high-quality, innovative […]

October 29, 2018

Peiying Hong is the 2019 Winner of the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

By Freddy Tellez

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Professor Peiying Hong is the recipient of the 2019 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. The James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award, named after the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led […]

Ernesto Carmona

October 29, 2018

Ernesto Carmona Feted as an Icon of Organometallic Chemistry

By Stephen Ritter

Organometallics celebrated the career of organometallic chemistry superstar Professor Ernesto Carmona of the Institute for Chemical Research (IIQ) at the University of Seville with a Special Issue on the occasion of his 70th birthday this year. Professor Carmona is an important figure in Spanish chemistry during the second half of the 20th century. The Organometallics Special Issue […]

October 23, 2018

Join ACS Chemical Neuroscience and ACS Publications in San Diego for Neuroscience 2018

By Molly Ferns

Each year the Society for Neuroscience gathers for their annual meeting. Neuroscience 2018 expects to host approximately 30,000 attendees at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from November 3-7.This event provides an important platform for ACS Chemical Neuroscience, and related journals from the ACS Publications Biological and Medicinal Chemistry portfolio, to highlight and promote […]

October 22, 2018

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with Resources from ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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 21-27, 2018, and the theme is, “Chemistry is Out of This World.” Make the most of this annual celebration […]

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October 22, 2018

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2018 with Astrochemistry 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 and promoting the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 21–27, 2018 with the theme “Chemistry Is Out of this World!” providing an exploration of the chemistry […]

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October 19, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Long-Range Conductivity in Protein and Peptide Bioelectronic Materials — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Long-range conductivity in protein and peptide bioelectronic 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 scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative […]

October 18, 2018

Nano Letters Introduces Mini Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters recently began publishing Mini Reviews, a new article type for the journal.  Mini Reviews are short overviews of specific topics from both established and emerging areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Submissions may contain up to 50 references, an abstract, and are generally six journal pages in length. Authorship is currently limited to an invitation […]

October 17, 2018

Slippery Liquid-Repellent Surface Toughs It Out

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Surfaces that ward off liquids can keep ice off roofs, bacterial films off medical implants, and barnacles off ships. In an effort to keep such surfaces slippery for longer periods of time, researchers have developed a new kind of liquid-repelling coating that can heal itself when damaged. A slippery liquid-repellent coating is made of silicone […]

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October 15, 2018

Using Words Effectively: Helping Your Audience Understand Chemistry Research

By Yousif Memon

Communicating chemistry research to the public is often daunting. But researchers will not get their point across unless they can explain their work in a way that everyone understands. In this video, ACS Editors give you tips on how to make sure your research is understandable, without watering down the science. Professor Susannah Scott of […]

October 12, 2018

Bile Acids Sneak Nanoparticles into the Bloodstream

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Bile has a bad rap and often connotes an ill temper. But it plays a critical role in digestion and, thanks to new work, might eventually reduce the need for needles. While most people prefer oral medications to shots, many agents can’t be swallowed because gut enzymes would destroy molecules before they could work. To […]

October 12, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Immunomodulating Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Immunomodulating nanomedicine for cancer therapy — 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. […]

October 12, 2018

2 New Applied Materials Journals Begin Accepting Submissions

By Charley James

If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before […]

October 11, 2018

Sunitha Nagrath Wins the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Sunitha Nagrath is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan and the winner of the 2018 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. The award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of microfluidics or nanofluidics in his or her early career. Analytical Chemistry and The Chemical […]