Category: Journal

August 11, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: This Week: Repair-Resistant DNA Lesions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Repair-resistant DNA lesions, key features of 8-Oxoguanine, transient melting and recrystallization of semiconductor nanocrystals — 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 […]

August 10, 2017

Announcing the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award Winners

By Brooke Howell

ACS Infectious Diseases and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards. This year’s honors, which recognize three outstanding young investigators in the field of infectious diseases, are awarded to: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of […]

August 4, 2017

Cane Toad Microbiome Transforms its Toxins

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

Australia’s invasive cane toads are a scourge to native species, poisoning predators with toxic secretions. But now researchers have discovered that bacteria in the glands of adult cane toads transform these toxins into hydroxylated versions found in cane toad eggs and tadpoles. Manipulating this microbe-mediated toxin transformation could offer a new route for controlling the […]

August 4, 2017

Congratulations to the JAFC 2017 Article of the Year Award Lectureship Winners

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) are pleased to announce the winners of the Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship: Dr. Wan Chan, Dr. Nikola M. Pavlović and Dr. Francisco J. Hidalgo. Read more about each JAFC 2017 Article […]

August 4, 2017

Eavesdropping on Plant–Insect–Microbe Chemical Communications in Agricultural Ecology

By John J. Beck, Baldwyn Torto, and Rachel L. Vannette

The following is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This Virtual Issue highlights recent work published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) on important research into the complex network of volatile chemical communications among plants, insects, and microbes. Articles within the Virtual Issue are […]

August 4, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Approach to Evaluating Cellular Drug Uptake — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A new approach to evaluating cellular drug uptake — 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 […]

August 3, 2017

Understanding How Mother-of-Pearl Promotes Bone Growth

By Melissa Pandika

The Mayans used seashells as dental implants, and researchers have shown that small chunks of mother-of-pearl, the iridescent lining of oysters’ and other mollusks’ shells, induce bone formation in both cell culture and animal studies. Why this works, however, has been a mystery. Researchers are now a step closer to the answer. A new work […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Letters Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Letters Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. The Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) editorial team had the challenging task of choosing the papers that stood out from all others published in 2016 due […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. In 2016, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) received over 6,000 manuscripts and published 1,569 articles. To highlight notable publications, each year ES&T’s editors identify a pool of outstanding papers. […]

August 1, 2017

What Chemical Engineers Should Know Before Going into Academia

By Chi Wang

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Editor-in-Chief Phil Savage knows his way around the lab, with more than 200 papers to his name. But he’s also comfortable in the classroom, serving as the Department Head and Walter L. Robb Family Endowed Chair, and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. The two roles can require […]

July 28, 2017

Discussing the Future of Drinking Water with Dr. David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

Next month, Dr. David Sedlak will try to enter the record books by making an official attempt at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest chemistry lesson during the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters will deliver his record-breaking lecture, “Healthy, […]

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July 27, 2017

Nano Letters’ A. Paul Alivisatos Named Provost of UC Berkeley

By Jesse Stanchak

Nano Letters‘ Founding Editor-in-Chief A. Paul Alivisatos can now add a new line to his CV: executive vice chancellor and provost of UC Berkeley. His new role is the university’s second highest position, combining day-to-day operational responsibilities with the duty of representing the school’s faculty and developing its academic programs. Prior to accepting this new […]

July 26, 2017

Training of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Could Improve with New Mass Spectrometry Tool

By Melissa Pandika

Law enforcement has long relied on canines to sniff out dangerous explosives, but large discrepancies exist between individual dogs’ performances that are at least partially attributable to training differences. Now, analytical chemistry may help give the dogs’ powerful sense of smell a keener edge. Researchers have developed a device that could improve dogs’ training by […]

July 25, 2017

Plants Inspire Exceptionally Strong and Elastic Graphene Aerogels

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Ultralight and exceptionally strong, graphene aerogels are attractive materials for use as catalysts, electrodes, and flexible electronics. But so far it has been hard to make them both strong and elastic. Researchers have now overcome that hurdle by making a squishable graphene aerogel that mimics an aquatic plant’s highly ordered porous structure. The new, conductive […]

July 24, 2017

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q2 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They 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 journals. *** Yaakov ‘Kobi’ Benenson, ACS Synthetic Biology What do you hope […]

July 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Chemistry “Recommendation Engine” — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Building a chemistry “recommendation engine,” vacancy engineering in nanosheets, 3D printed smart devices– 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 20, 2017

Making Macrocyclic Compounds for DNA-Encoded Libraries

By XiaoZhi Lim, for C&EN

A simple tweak to a tool for making macrocyclic compounds could help increase the diversity of DNA-encoded libraries used by drug developers to rapidly screen and identify promising drug candidates. Building such libraries involves attaching short, unique DNA sequences to small molecules and then reacting those DNA-tagged building blocks together to create myriad products, which […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical 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, […]

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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary 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 multidisciplinary 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering 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 materials science & engineering 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 […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Sam Enslen

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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied 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 analytical 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical 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 analytical 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, […]

July 17, 2017

Time Flies and So Do Advances in Energy Research with ACS Energy Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters is celebrating the first anniversary of its inaugural issue and its editors are proud to have established it as the fastest communications journal in energy research. In its first 12 issues, the journal has published more than 400 Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Energy Focus articles – and has done so with […]

July 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid 3D Printing in Water — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D printing, drug–target kinetics in drug discovery, a crystallization system for carbamazepine — 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 13, 2017

Melanie S. Sanford Wins 2017 Blavatnik National Award

By Maya Pottiger

Professor Melanie S. Sanford, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society is a winner of a 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Sanford was recognized for her work designing molecules with a variety of uses, such as in batteries, new medical imaging agents, recycling carbon dioxide, and drug design. Sanford also […]

July 11, 2017

Highlighting Research from Indian Authors in The Journal of Physical Chemistry

By George C. Schatz

A Virtual Issue from The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and Letters highlights the science and publications in the journals associated with scientists in India. JPC is very much an international journal, with publications about equally divided into three areas: North and South America, Europe and Africa, and Asia including India. In fact, […]

July 10, 2017

James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award: 2018 Call for Nominations

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are seeking nominations for the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. The award is named for the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, who took the helm of the journal at the age of 34. Dr. Morgan […]

July 7, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Identifying Forensically Important Insect Eggs — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Identifying forensically important insect eggs, improving NiZn battery cycling life, teaching general chemistry from rich contexts — 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 […]

July 6, 2017

Organic Onions Richer in Flavonoids

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Many grocery store shoppers believe that organic vegetables are healthier than their conventional counterparts, but studies comparing nutritional content have produced mixed results. Now, researchers have completed the first-ever multiyear field test of a crop grown with organic methods versus conventional ones. They report that organic onions contain a significantly higher amount of two types […]

July 5, 2017

Detecting Microscopic Ovarian Cancer With SERS

By Jesse Stanchak

Ovarian cancer presents some special challenges to health care professionals. It is difficult to detect early and hard to excise entirely through surgery, in part because it spreads through microlesions that are too small for a surgeon to see. Doctors face a choice between removing too much healthy tissue, or failing to remove all of […]

June 30, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Safety Assessment of Food and Feed from GM Crops in Europe

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A safety assessment of food and feed from GM crops in Europe, a novel nitric oxide binding protein, a perspective on electrons in metal nanoparticles — 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 23, 2017

A Perspective on Sparingly Solvating Electrolytes for High Energy Density Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Moving to lighter and less expensive battery chemistries compared to contemporary lithium-ion requires the control of energy storage mechanisms based on chemical transformations rather than intercalation. Lithium–sulfur (Li/S) has tremendous theoretical specific energy, but contemporary approaches to control this solution-mediated, precipitation–dissolution chemistry require large excesses of electrolyte to fully solubilize the polysulfide intermediates. Achieving reversible […]

June 23, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Graphene Aerogel and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Graphene aerogel, suppressed ion migration in low-dimensional perovskites, long noncoding RNAs — 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 […]

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June 21, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Langmuir Lecturers!

By Ellie Key

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National […]

June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

June 16, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Past and Future of Conducting/Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The past and future of conducting/semiconducting conjugated polymers, synthetic approaches to the new drugs approved during 2015, carbon dioxide as a traceless caramelization promotor — 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 […]

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June 14, 2017

Take the ACS Infectious Diseases Superbugs Quiz

By Bryan McBournie

ACS Infectious Diseases recently hosted the webinar “Superbugs and Drug Resistance: Challenges in New Antibiotic Discovery.” The subject of drug-resistant bacteria has only become more important in recent years. Have you kept up with the latest research and developments in this critical area? We compiled a quiz based on the webinar to test your knowledge. […]

Superbugs and Drug Resistance

June 13, 2017

ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar Explores the Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

By Bryan McBournie

Drug resistance and so-called “superbugs” are a growing concern among scientists, physicians, and health officials. A May 15 ACS Infectious Diseases webinar “Superbugs and Drug Resistance: Challenges in New Antibiotic Discovery” addressed the challenges posed by increasing amounts of antibiotic resistance and the difficulties researchers face in trying to discover new antibiotics and bring them […]