Category: Journal

January 22, 2018

Tropical Tree Seeds Provide Sustainable Water Filtration

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Researchers have designed a simple drinking water filtration method using sand combined with the extract of seeds from a tree commonly found in equatorial regions. A small prototype filter completely removed bacteria from water in which the concentration of Escherichia coli was more than 100,000 times as great as that of wastewater. The researchers hope to develop […]

Perovskite Nanocrystals

January 19, 2018

Taking a Closer Look at Alternatives to Colloidal Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals

By Jesse Stanchak

Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) became popular in last three decades because of both fundamental properties and applications including energy-related applications, like solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and photocatalysis. One of the major problems of these NCs is the large density of surface defects that trap charge carriers and consequently decreases the efficiency of electronic, optical, and […]

January 18, 2018

ACS Omega Publishes Over 1,000 Open Access Articles in 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Omega published its 1,000th article of 2017 in late December. The article, “Indolizine-Based Scaffolds as Efficient and Versatile Tools: Application to the Synthesis of Biotin-Tagged Antiangiogenic Drugs,” marks a milestone in the journal’s growing prominence and popularity which ended 2017 with 1,008 published articles. The 1,000th article describes the design and optimization of polyfunctional […]

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January 17, 2018

Two-Dimensional Materials Could Enable Low-Power Telecommunications

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Two-dimensional materials can be exploited to make a new kind of electronic device that researchers have dubbed an atomristor. In early stage studies, the researchers have demonstrated a possible application for atomristors in low-power communications circuits. The device’s name comes from “atomically thin memristor.” Memristors are the odd cousin of the electronics family, capable of […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December 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 December 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, […]

January 11, 2018

Spinning Yarn for a Wash-and-Wear Energy Harvester

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

To Georgia Tech’s Zhong Lin Wang, even tossing and turning in bed is a possible source of renewable energy. Wang’s group has made energy-harvesting yarns—primarily composed of common garment materials like polyester, cotton, silk, and wool—that can be woven into brightly colored, washable, power-generating textiles. Sewn into socks, sweaters, and other clothes, the fabrics can harvest […]

January 8, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q4 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New associate editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective […]

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January 8, 2018

Ironing Out Graphene’s Wrinkles

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

With a carefully engineered substrate, researchers can grow high-quality graphene free of troublesome wrinkles that often form during manufacture. The supersmooth two-dimensional material has improved electrical properties over rumpled graphene grown by the usual methods. In theory, pristine graphene has superlative electrical, mechanical, and other properties that could be used to make speedy, energy-efficient electronics […]

January 5, 2018

ACS Editor’s Choice: E-Cigarette Airflow Rate Can Lead to Concerning Levels of Solvent Consumption — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: e-cigarette airflow rate modulates can lead to concerning levels of solvent consumption,  using sperm-hybrid micromotors for targeted drug delivery, a review of precision medicine in pediatric neurooncology — 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 […]

Human Proteome Project Special Issue

January 5, 2018

Publish Your Human Proteome Project Research in a 2018 Special Issue From Journal of Proteome Research

By Chi Wang

Journal of Proteome Research published its 5th annual special issue dedicated to highlighting recent developments with the Human Proteome Project. Now the journal is calling for papers for its 2018 special issue, which will consider papers reporting on the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) and the Biology and Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP), as well […]

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January 5, 2018

Detergent-Based Artificial Tongue Identifies Bottled Water Brands

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

A new, easy-to-make artificial tongue can distinguish different brands of bottled water. The simple chemical sensor uses a single type of fluorescent molecule to detect and quantify 13 different metal ions. Fluorescent sensors are excellent for detecting minute, nanomolar levels of target chemicals in solution in real time. In these applications, molecules typically include two […]

ACS Author Rewards ACS Omega

January 4, 2018

Use ACS Author Rewards in ACS Omega in 2018

By Stephanie Monasky

ACS Publications is excited to announce ACS Author Rewards have been extended exclusively for ACS Omega through December 31, 2018. This program means you may be able to publish in this fully open-access journal at no cost this year. Want to learn more? Here’s an updated FAQ: What exactly are ACS Author Rewards? ACS Author Rewards […]

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January 2, 2018

Two Leading Polymer Journals Get New Editors-in-Chief for 2018

By Molly Ferns

Two leading publications in the field of polymer science, ACS Macro Letters and Macromolecules are starting 2018 off with new leadership. Professor Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters and Professor Marc A. Hillmyer, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules, as of January 1, 2018. After 17 years of […]

December 26, 2017

Getting Cozy with ACS Energy Letters and The Journal of Physical Chemistry

By Katherine Stevens

While a lot of folks turn to big box retailers like Amazon for gift-giving around the holidays, some like to go all-out on handmade items for their loved ones. What could be more special? Just ask Connie Biegel, who works at the University of Notre Dame and serves as the Coordinating Editor for ACS Energy […]

100 millionth article download

December 22, 2017

ACS is Celebrating Its 100 Millionth Article Download And You Could Win A Prize

By Andrew Clinton

Together the ACS Publications community achieved a notable milestone in 2017: Over 100 million full-text article downloads during the 2017 calendar year! This marks a new record for our portfolio of 51 peer-reviewed journals. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s presence in the research landscape, as well as the science […]

water-resistant materials direct the flow of water

December 21, 2017

Water-Resistant Materials Control the Flow of Repelled Water

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemists are developing new water-resistant materials for use in coatings that can repel water. These coatings have applications in everything from clothes to car windows and even industrial uses. New research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces describes a way to direct where the water goes when it beads off a surface. Watch a video describing […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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, […]

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December 19, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November 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 November 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, […]

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December 19, 2017

How is CRISPR/Cas9 Advancing the Field of Gene Editing?

By Molly Ferns

Gene editing, or genome engineering, is a group of technologies that allow researchers to modify an organism’s genetic material through removal, addition, or alteration of DNA at a specific location of interest. The CRISPR/Cas9 system, also known as Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9, is a technology that has advanced the field […]

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December 18, 2017

Searching for a New Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

The search is on for a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. Current EIC Norbert Pienta will be completing his term in 2019, after leading the journal since 2009. The Board of Publication of the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) is accepting applications to be the journal’s ninth EIC through January 31, 2018. […]

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Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

December 13, 2017

Journal of Chemical Education Special Issue: Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical Education is proud to announce a new special issue titled “Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum.” Polymers are one of chemistry’s biggest contributions to everyday human experiences in the 21st century. Most chemistry graduates work with polymers at some time during their careers. The aim of all contributions to this special issue is to […]

December 8, 2017

Luminescent Nanoparticles Leave a Glowing Fingerprint

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

A new fingerprinting technique that uses long-lived luminescent nanoparticles provides sharp images of otherwise invisible prints. The method offers better resolution than standard fingerprinting for forensic investigation, the researchers say. When collecting fingerprints at crime scenes, investigators choose from a handful of reagents to reveal the patterns deposited on surfaces by skin oils and proteins. […]

December 6, 2017

Virtual Issue: Celebrating Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Published by Authors in India

By Tamara Hanna

Chemists in India are increasingly publishing cutting-edge organic and inorganic chemistry research, as evidenced by the substantial growth in submissions from authors in India over the last decade (up 173%) across five ACS Publications journals within the organic/inorganic portfolio ( ACS Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters,  Organometallics, The Journal of Organic Chemistry). In 2016, research from […]

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Solid-State Li-Ion

December 5, 2017

Take a Closer Look at Advancements in All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Batteries based on conventional organic electrolytes are useful, but they can present safety concerns. Inorganic solid lithium ion conductors show promise as a replacement. Achieving a level of conductivity in solid lithium ion conductors comparable with that in liquid electrolytes remains a challenge, however. One of the approaches for achieving a desirable conductivity is doping […]

December 1, 2017

Fighting HIV with Chemistry: A Virtual Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Even though scientists only identified the virus in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of the disease, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Nearly 35 years after the discovery of […]

November 30, 2017

Tailoring MoS2 Exciton–Plasmon Interaction by Optical Spin–Orbit Coupling

By Jesse Stanchak

A single-atom-thick monolayer of Molybdenum disulfide is a two-dimensional material with remarkable electronic and optical properties, notes a paper in ACS Nano. These properties make it an ideal candidate for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. However, the atomic monolayer thickness poses a significant challenge in MoS2 photoluminescence emission due to weak light–matter interaction. In […]

November 28, 2017

Video: Taking a Closer Look at Crystal Engineering of Self-Assembled Porous Protein Materials in Living Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

Crystalline porous materials have been investigated for development of important applications in molecular storage, separations, and catalysis. The potential of protein crystals is increasing as they become better understood. Protein crystals have been regarded as porous materials because they present highly ordered 3D arrangements of protein molecules with high porosity and wide range of pore […]

November 24, 2017

Supercharged Bleach Powers Greener Oxidations

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Run-of-the-mill liquid bleach, aqueous NaOCl, is an attractive green option for industrial oxidations. It’s cheap, doesn’t tend toward explosive reactions like hydrogen peroxide, doesn’t require metal catalysts, and its waste product is table salt. But it is tough to work with and inefficient on a large scale. Now researchers have determined that an extra-pure, crystallized […]

wine legs Marangoni effect

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 […]