Category: Journal

August 17, 2018

Vivian Yam’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Power for lighting makes up almost one-fifth of global energy use; Professor Vivian Yam says that one way to change that will be to make lighting more efficient. Yam is the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy at The University of Hong Kong and an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry. Her interest […]

August 17, 2018

Shu-Li You’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s the drug development version of having your cake and eating it too: Imagine being able to efficiently manufacture only the desired enantiomer of a drug.  Professor Shu-Li You of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry is working on a way to do just that. You is the Director of State Key Laboratory of Organometallic […]

August 17, 2018

Q/A: Harry Atwater on Photovoltaics for the Earth and Beyond

By Yousif Memon

Professor Harry Atwater is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Photonics and a Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. His current research at the Atwater Research Group focuses on artificial photosynthesis and photovoltaics in a variety of applications. Atwater will deliver The Kavli Foundation’s Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry […]

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 16, 2018

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

August 15, 2018

ACS Nano and Chemistry of Materials Editors Visit KAIST

By Ellie Key

On August 8, 2018, Professors Paul S. Weiss and Jillian M. Buriak led a panel discussion on the topic of “Choosing Scientific Problems and the Resulting Papers” during the KAIST International MSE Workshop 2018: “Big Ideas in Emerging Materials.” Weiss and Buriak were there in their roles as Editors-in-Chief of ACS Nano and Chemistry of Materials, […]

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August 15, 2018

Nanolaser Changes Color when Stretched

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Inspired by a chameleon’s prowess, researchers have made a tiny elastic laser that changes color as it is stretched and released. The tunable nanolaser system could be used in flexible displays, wearable sensors, and lab-on-a-chip devices. Chameleon skin has a layer of cells containing guanine nanocrystals. When the lizard tenses or relaxes its skin, the […]

August 14, 2018

Giant Crystals in Mexican Cave Face Dehydration

By Emma Hiolski

In a cave below a mountain in the Naica mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, gypsum crystals have grown as big as trees. But researchers now report that loss of water may damage the crystal surfaces. By learning more about the gigantic crystals’ degradation, the scientists hope to better preserve them for generations to come. The crystals—a […]

August 13, 2018

When Good Bees Go Bad

By Emma Hiolski

Honeybee aggression often ends with a sting, but where does it start? Researchers in Brazil have identified peptides in the brains of Africanized honeybees that are linked to aggressive behavior and are capable of making even docile bees attack. These neuropeptides are snippets of precursor proteins present in the brains of relaxed bees, says Mario Sergio Palma of […]

August 10, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Dehydration without Heating — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Dehydration without heating, optical tweezers microrheology, spectroscopy of reactive complexes and solvated clusters — 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 […]

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August 10, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

By Mia Fields-Hall

The ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding young investigators in the field of infectious diseases. The award is given by ACS Infectious Diseases and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The 2018 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award goes to Anushree Chatterjee, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado; Ting Lu, Associate Professor, University of […]

August 10, 2018

Oil and Gas Wastewater is a Cheap Fix for Road Dust but Comes at a Toxic Cost

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Wastewater from oil and gas wells that is spread on unpaved roads to control dust contains high levels of the carcinogenic element radium, inorganic salts, and oil and gas hydrocarbons. A new study shows that these harmful components are likely leaching off roads into surrounding soils and water. At least a dozen U.S. states allow […]

August 9, 2018

Chemical Research in Toxicology Honors Simon Wan Chan

By Mia Fields-Hall

The 2018 Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award goes to Dr. Simon Wan Chan, Associate Profesor in the Department of Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also received the 2017 Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and the ACS Division of Agrochemicals. […]

August 3, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Mercury Poisoning, Machine Learning, PAINS Alerts, and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Mercury poisoning, machine learning, PAINS alerts — 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 […]

August 1, 2018

Multilayer Coating Helps Plastic Dental Devices Stay Clear of Bacteria

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Invisible teeth aligners have soared in popularity in recent years, especially for adults who don’t want to relive their metal-mouthed teen years. These and other plastic dental appliances such as retainers and night guards are discreet, but bacteria tend to grow in their nooks and crannies, especially as their surfaces get rougher from wear. Researchers […]

August 1, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Recipient: Professor Nicholas Turner

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology will honor Professor Nicholas Turner (University of Manchester, U.K.)  on August 20th, 2018 as the recipient of the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Watch a video interview with Professor Nicholas Turner Read more about Professor Nicholas Turner. Join ACS Publications in Boston for the […]

July 31, 2018

Getting to Know the New Members of the Nano Letters Early Career Advisory Board

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters started its Early Career Advisory Board with the mission of developing a channel for early career scientists to share their experiences and perspectives on scientific publishing. As the future of the field, members also provide insights into emerging disciplines. In addition, Early Career Advisory Board members organize virtual issues highlighting topics such as nanomaterials and perovskite […]

July 31, 2018

Contact Charges Flip Expectations

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

Contact electrification—the proper name for what’s commonly called ”static electricity”—happens when two surfaces are brought together then separated. Any child who has ever rubbed a balloon on her head then watched as strands of hair rose up is familiar with it. Despite its familiarity, there’s very little scientific understanding of the mechanisms behind the phenomenon. […]

July 30, 2018

This Chili Pepper Compound Will Self-Destruct

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, is added to some medical creams because of its ability to ease pain and itch. But along with this relief, capsaicin and some of its derivatives can deliver troubling side effects. Now researchers have modified a derivative of capsaicin so that it is inactivated within hours […]

ACS Applied Bio Materials First Issue

July 27, 2018

ACS Applied Bio Materials Celebrates Its First Issue

By Jesse Stanchak

The first issue of ACS Applied Bio Materials is now available. The new journal, which joins ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials in the family of journals that started with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, focuses on original research covering all aspects of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including traditional biosensing, biomedical, therapeutic applications, […]

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July 27, 2018

ACS Editor’s Choice: Global Survey of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Air — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Global survey of antibiotic resistance genes in air — 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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July 27, 2018

Isotopes Could Sniff Out Fake Truffles

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

In 2012, a routine check by authorities of a Bologna, Italy, restaurant led to the seizure of more than 300 kg of contraband. If the counterfeit material had been what it purported to be—white truffle puree—today it would sell for over $1 million. A new method offers a way to detect such fungus fraud—distinguishing the […]

July 26, 2018

Stiff-Yet-Supple Plastic Can be Reshaped and Recycled

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Heat-cured plastics called thermosets can’t be beat for their long lives. But these resilient polymers, used to make coatings, car parts, and dishes, have a flaw: they can’t be reshaped or recycled. Now, a new plastic features the toughness of thermosets in a more sustainable package. Unlike its predecessors, it can be melted and reformed […]

July 25, 2018

Tackling Sustainable Fertilizer Production with an Alternative Electrolyte

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

mmonia is a vital ingredient in the fertilizers that sustain global agriculture, but it comes with a huge environmental cost. The Haber-Bosch process, which combines nitrogen and hydrogen to make ammonia, consumes about 2% of the world’s energy supply, and its hydrogen feedstock is made by steam reforming methane at high temperature and pressure, producing […]

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 23, 2018

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

July 20, 2018

Conversations with the 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award Recipients

By Freddy Tellez

The 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award symposia took place at the 255th ACS Spring National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise. From Europe/Middle East/Africa, the journal […]

July 20, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Combinational Treatment of Leukemia and Invasive Fungal Infections — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Combinational treatment of leukemia and invasive fungal infections — 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 […]

ACS Energy Letters Impact Factor

July 16, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Receives Inaugural Impact Factor

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 12.277 is a testament to the hard work and participation of energy researchers around the world who have formed a community around this new journal. “Our initial success is made possible […]

ACS Sensors Impact Factor

July 13, 2018

ACS Sensors’ Impact Factor Measures Up

By Brooke Howell

ACS Sensors received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 5.711 demonstrates a community of scientists producing high-quality research and engaging with their peers’ work. The ACS Sensors editorial team wants to express its gratitude to the community of authors, readers, and […]

July 12, 2018

Antibiotic Synthesis: A Journal of Organic Chemistry Special Issue

By Stephen Ritter

Antibiotics are a class of drugs familiar to nearly everyone for treating illnesses—both common ones such as childhood ear infections and rare ones such as dangerous methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus acquired in hospitals. While frequently prescribed today, modern antibiotics have only been available for about 100 years, and only began to be widely used with the commercial […]

July 12, 2018

How ACS Project SEED Inspires the Next Generation of Chemists

By Charley James

The ACS Project SEED summer research program, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school get a rare opportunity to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and […]