Category: Organic Letters

August 30, 2018

Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

By Yousif Memon

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017. Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other […]

August 28, 2018

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

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. *** New Physical Insights In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical […]

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 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 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Conservation of Historical Leather Book Covers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Conservation of historical leather book covers, acid rain sensing, bacterial cytological profiling — 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 […]

July 2, 2018

Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

By Jesse Stanchak

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for Editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more! This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting […]

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June 29, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Naica’s Giant Crystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Naica’s giant crystals, collagen structure–function relationships, paper-based enzyme competition assay — 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 […]

June 22, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Analysis of Students’ Annotations of Reaction Coordinate Diagrams — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Analysis of students’ annotations of reaction coordinate diagrams, microstructure and formation mechanism of gold-colored bizen stoneware, switching of radiation force on optically trapped microparticles — 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 […]

June 20, 2018

Undergraduate Research: Contributions To Organometallic Chemistry

By Stephen Ritter

A recent ACS Virtual Issue features a collection of organometallic chemistry papers from research groups at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). Four ACS core-chemistry journals, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry, published the papers between 2014 and 2018. The authors represent a broad variety of U.S. and Canadian institutions, faculty career […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? 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 January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: How Microbes Influence the Brain — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: How microbes influence the brain — 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. […]

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January 31, 2018

16 Innovative Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues, and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Innovative Chemistry […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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July 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June 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 June 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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Chemistry Research Topics

May 23, 2017

19 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Important Chemistry […]

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May 17, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

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May 12, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: C–C Bond Oxidation Driven by Visible Light

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: C–C bond oxidation driven by visible light, nanomaterials for cancer therapeutics, and surface analysis of nanocomplexes by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy — 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 […]

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May 2, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t […]

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April 5, 2017

2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

By Stephanie Monasky

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher […]

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March 31, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read organic and inorganic chemistry articles that appeared in each related ACS Publications journal in February 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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March 31, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Organic Semiconductors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic semiconductors, low-dimensional-networked perovskite derivatives, emantioselective synthesis of (−)-acetylapoaranotin — 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 […]

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March 24, 2017

Xile Hu Wins Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Xile Hu, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is the winner of the 2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding […]

March 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Testing the Anti-Diabetes Effects of Rare Sugar Syrup — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: testing the anti-diabetes effects of rare sugar syrup, a new approach to following chemical transformations at the single-molecule level,  a new strategy for triggering the photochemical release of caged carbon monoxide in aerobic media — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of […]

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March 6, 2017

ACS Publications Symposium Series Set to Return to China in 2017

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS Publications hosted its inaugural Symposium in Beijing, China on October 23-25, 2016 in partnership with the Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). We welcomed approximately 500 people to the three-day event, which featured lectures on the latest innovations in the molecular sciences by 20 of the world’s leading researchers. Attendees from over 15 […]

January 26, 2017

Most-Read Articles of 2016: Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

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 […]

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January 25, 2017

Most-Read Chemistry Articles of 2016: Materials Science & Engineering

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 […]

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January 6, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diagnosing Diseases By Analyzing Breath

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: diagnosing diseases by analyzing breath, micromotors, looking back at the field of block polymers — 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 […]

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