Category: Journal

October 12, 2017

The Role of the Journal of Chemical Education in Teaching and Learning

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) has a long history of supporting chemistry instructors with high quality information. The journal is  a world leader in the publication of primary research on chemical education, as well as a source of many practical ideas for teaching chemistry. JCE provides both broad and deep coverage of teaching and […]

October 12, 2017

Microneedle Skin Patch Fights Fat

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

A new skin patch can burn fat at the site where it’s applied. Dozens of tiny microneedles on the patch slowly and painlessly deliver a drug that transforms energy-storing white fat into calorie-burning brown fat. Tested on obese mice, the patch reduced abdominal fat, increased metabolism, and brought down glucose levels. It could offer an […]

Kenneth N. Marsh

October 10, 2017

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Publishes Memorial Issue in Honor of Kenneth N. Marsh

By Freddy Tellez

Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Neil Marsh is renowned for his contributions to the fields of chemical thermodynamics and thermophysical property measurement and prediction, and noted for his service to the community as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data from 1991 to 2010. After Marsh died last year following a stroke, the journal marked his […]

October 6, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: improved formalism for quantum Monte Carlo calculations of energy derivatives and properties, toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic modeling, pulsating polymer micelles — 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 […]

October 6, 2017

ACS Chemical Neuroscience’s Anne Andrews Wins NIH Award

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Chemical Neuroscience Associate Editor Anne Andrews received a 2017 National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award. The award, which is part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, honors innovative and unconventional research that has the potential to affect dramatic change in important areas of biomedical research. The program aims to support research […]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

October 4, 2017

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 Goes to Cryo-EM Innovators

By Jesse Stanchak

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson are the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017. The trio won equal shares of the more than $1.1 million prize for their work developing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) for the study of biomolecules. Electron microscopes were once thought to be useless for studying biological substances since the […]

October 3, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance Could Spread Through Feed at Fish Farms

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

“Farm to table” has become a catch phrase for eating locally grown food bought directly from producers—but unfortunately it can also apply to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics applied as part of farming practices for livestock and farmed seafood can fuel the proliferation of antibiotic-resistance genes among bacteria—including pathogenic strains. When such pathogens end up in the […]

BMS-663068

October 2, 2017

Celebrating the Development of BMS-663068, an HIV Attachment Inhibitor

By Marcus Anderson

Modern medicine is essential to the future survival of the human species. Talented and passionate chemists are essential to the ongoing fight to reduce human suffering by alleviating pain and curing infectious diseases. That fight continues against deadly diseases such as HIV. Yet the stories of these scientists and their work don’t always get the […]

Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award

September 28, 2017

Announcing the Inaugural Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award

By Brooke Howell

ACS Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, and the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award: Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors, RMIT University Neil L. Kelleher, Walter and Mary E. Glass Professor […]

September 27, 2017

Metallopeptide Catalyst Eases Synthesis of Antibody-Drug Conjugates

By Wudan Yan, for C&EN

Antibody-drug conjugates are promising next-generation cancer therapies that can target and selectively kill malignant cells while sparing healthy ones. These conjugates—in which a drug is bound to an antibody through a small chemical linker—harness the antibody’s ability to recognize markers specific to cancer cells and bring the potent drugs to their intended site of action. […]

ACS Announces New Materials Journals

September 26, 2017

ACS Announces Two New Materials Journals

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications is proud to announce the launch of two new materials journals, ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials, within the editorial purview of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The new materials journals are a response to the growing importance of interdisciplinary materials research, with other new materials journals planned to follow […]

September 25, 2017

Call for Papers on Medicinal Chemistry Technology

By Brooke Howell

Medicinal chemistry technology evolves rapidly these days and new developments are continually changing the way we live and work. This is especially true in highly competitive industries such as pharmaceutical research and development and drug discovery. In these industries, the introduction of new enabling technologies that accelerate progress, reduce cycle time, and cut costs is […]

September 22, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Heart Repair Using Nanogel-Encapsulated Human Cardiac Stem Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Heart repair using nanogel-encapsulated human cardiac stem cells, emphasizing the molecule in macromolecules, the alanine R3 radical — 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 […]

September 21, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology’s Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Chemical Biology Editor-in-Chief Laura L. Kiessling is the winner of the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry. The award, given by Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series, recognizes Kiessling’s contributions to organic chemistry, notably her work in chemical glycobiology. Kiessling is the Novartis Professor of Chemistry […]

September 19, 2017

Making the Diabetes Drug Exenatide More Stable

By Katherine Gammon, for C&EN

Exenatide, a widely used diabetes drug, requires that patients give themselves a subcutaneous injection at least once per week. But because of a new development, less frequent injections might soon be possible. By tweaking one amino acid of exenatide and attaching it to hydrogel microspheres, researchers have developed a longer-acting version and tested it in […]

September 18, 2017

Saying Goodbye to a QSAR Pioneer

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community recently said goodbye to Dr. Toshio Fujita, who helped develop the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) method along with Corwin Hansch. This method has helped generations of chemists interpret molecular interactions and predict the properties of new molecules. Over the last 50 years, the QSAR method proved vital to chemists looking to discover […]

September 18, 2017

One-Pot Synthesis Yields Grapevine Moth Sex Pheromone

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) spoils vineyard fruit across the globe. One of the most effective weapons against the widespread pest is the moth’s own sex pheromone. When sprayed into the air around the grapevines, it leads males on a fruitless chase to find females, disrupting mating. However, the pheromone is about 60% more […]

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 […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William L. Jorgensen

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William L. Jorgensen is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. You can follow him on Twitter […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Chad A. Mirkin

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Chad A. Mirkin is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. You can follow […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Gunda I. Georg

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Gunda I. Georg is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. You can follow her on Twitter at […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. David Sedlak is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. You can follow […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – John R. Yates III

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. John R. Yates III is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Proteome Research. You can follow him on Twitter […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Paul Chirik

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Paul Chirik is the Editor-in-Chief of the Organometallics. You can follow him on Twitter at @pchirik. His current research is […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William B. Tolman

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William B. Tolman is the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry. You can follow him on Twitter at @WBTolman. His research […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Laura L. Kiessling

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Laura L. Kiessling is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChemicalBiology. […]

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September 8, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: 3D-Printed Self-Folding Electronics

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D-printed self-folding electronics, improving efficiency of film-based solar cells, a benchmark database of barrier heights on transition metal surfaces — 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 […]

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September 1, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Lead halide perovskite nanocrystals, molecular chemistry of atmospheric brown carbon, 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 […]

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August 31, 2017

Drinking Water: Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic

By David Sedlak

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture entitled, “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water,” provides […]

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ACS Reviewer Lab

August 29, 2017

Take the ACS Reviewer Lab Challenge

By Stephanie Monasky

If you’ve ever reviewed a paper for ACS, you know the review process is as demanding as it is essential. That’s why we’re proud to offer ACS Reviewer Lab, a free, 4-hour online course developed to educate researchers on the principles of quality peer-review. The course features interactive modules covering the basics of peer review […]

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August 28, 2017

Viruslike Nanoparticles Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Viruslike polymer nanoparticles can target and kill different types of bacteria—including antibiotic-resistant strains—while sparing human cells, according to a new study. What’s more, fine-tuning the size and shape of these fuzzy polymer nanoparticles alters their potency. The strategy could represent a step towards a new class of antimicrobials that could fight infections while avoiding antibiotic […]

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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August 24, 2017

Foraging for Fetal Cells in Mothers’ Blood

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Every pregnant woman who has considered getting a prenatal genetic test is familiar with the dilemma: Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are the only available diagnostic tests that can say for sure whether a fetus has a devastating genetic disorder—but these tests are invasive, and each carries a small risk of miscarriage. Now, researchers […]

August 24, 2017

ACS’ Most Prolific Author Zhong Lin Wang Shares His Productivity Tips

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS journals feature the work of many amazing chemistry researchers, but none quite as productive as Dr. Zhong Lin Wang. At the 254th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Wang was honored as ACS Publications’ most prolific author. The honor was announced via a photo mosaic, which used images submitted by event attendees to assemble a […]

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August 18, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Single Molecule Nanopore Spectrometry for Peptide Detection — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Single molecule nanopore spectrometry for peptide detection, calcium-mediated control of S100 proteins, ionic liquids for the extraction of alcohols from fermentation broth — 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 […]

August 16, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of July 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in July 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 July 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, […]

August 16, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of July 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in July 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 July 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, […]

August 16, 2017

Attend ACS’ First-Ever Journey to Mars Symposium

By Freddy Tellez

The 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be the proud home of the first-ever “Journey to Mars Symposium,” August 22-23, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. The symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government figures, together with the public to focus on cutting-edge technological developments in chemical sciences to advance human […]

August 14, 2017

Frozen Fish Embryos Warm Up Better with Nanorods

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are widely used as a model organism for developmental biology. But after being frozen and thawed, zebrafish embryos rarely survive, meaning that researchers can only do experiments on live ones and can’t store embryos for later experiments or to share with other labs. Now, researchers report that injecting zebrafish embryos with gold […]

August 11, 2017

Keeping a Close Eye on Lithium Ions

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

After a year or so, lithium-ion batteries—used in cell phones, laptops, and electric cars—need more frequent recharging. And on rare occasions, the batteries can fail catastrophically. A new way to directly image lithium ions could help researchers better understand why these problems happen, helping them to improve battery design. Li-ion batteries can catch fire when […]