Category: Journal

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 […]

July 11, 2018

Jonathan Sweedler Wins 2018 Torbern Bergman Medal

By Caitlin Kindberg

Analytical Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan V. Sweedler received the Torbern Bergman Medal at the inaugural National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society, held in Lund, Sweden from June 17-20, 2018. This award is named after famed Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman, who is considered a pioneer in the field of analytical chemistry and known for his 1775 work Dissertation on […]

July 10, 2018

Highlighting Materials Research from China

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials has been a witness of the remarkable growth in top-quality advances in materials science emerging from China. Here we highlight our 10 most highly downloaded papers from China in 2018. This innovative research includes topics such as organic photovoltaics and other organic electronic devices, metal-halide perovskite nanocrystals, porous and hybrid materials, 2D […]

July 6, 2018

Developing E- Textiles to Control Home Appliances

By Jesse Stanchak

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. E-textiles are not new, but most existing versions have poor air permeability, can’t be laundered or are too […]

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 6, 2018

Small Molecule Could Help Modulate the Microbiome 

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Hundreds of microbial species inhabit the human gut and support digestion, immunity, and other functions. Changes in their populations have been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancers and many other diseases. But so far, the complexity of microbial communities has made them impractical targets for controlling disease. Now, researchers report that a small molecule can block […]

July 5, 2018

Tellurium contamination, on the rise, travels to remote areas from industrial sources

By Emma Hiolski

Human activity has contributed to a widespread rise in tellurium contamination over the past century, according to a new study. Tellurium from industrial sources, including metal smelting and coal burning, contaminates not only the local environment but also distant, remote areas, the study shows. This increased deposition and long-range transport could make tellurium an emerging […]

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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July 2, 2018

Catch Up With Timely and Timeless Issues of Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Chemical Reviews publishes comprehensive reviews of recent, important research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical theoretical and biological chemistry. Here we present a series of timely and timeless reviews, arranged by category, as collected by the journal into thematic issues during the past two years. Biological Chemistry Unusual Enzymology in Natural Product Synthesis April 26, 2017 […]

July 2, 2018

3-D-Printed Yeast Cubes Could Speed up Alcohol and Drug Production

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By infusing a hydrogel with live yeast cells and then using the gel as ink, researchers used three-dimensional printing to make a bioreactor that can ferment sugar into ethanol continuously for days. The printed material, a gel lattice the size of a sugar cube, could make it easier, faster, and cheaper to produce biofuels, brew […]

June 29, 2018

Essential Topics in Physical Chemistry for the First Half of 2018

By Brooke Howell

Discover some of the most important papers published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters during the first half of 2018. ACS Editors’ Choice Articles from The Journal of Physical Chemistry Each day, ACS Publications makes one peer-reviewed research article open access. These articles are specially chosen by a […]

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 28, 2018

Get to Know ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science at WCP2018

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is excited to join the global community of multidisciplinary scientists meeting at the 18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2018) in Kyoto, Japan, July 1-6. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is a new journal from ACS Publications, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society, which publishes more […]

Impact Factor 2017

June 28, 2018

Multiple ACS Journals Earn Their Highest-Ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

By Jesse Stanchak

The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median Impact Factor for […]

June 28, 2018

Helium Ion Microscopy Reveals Mysteries of Spiky Bacterial Filaments

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Scientists have long been fascinated by the organic-mineral filaments that extend from the surface of some iron-oxidizing bacteria living in environments from streams to hydrothermal vents. But researchers still don’t know exactly how they are formed. Now, using helium ion microscopy (HIM), a relatively new method with higher resolution than scanning electron microscopy (SEM), James […]