Category: Applied Chemistry

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 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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May 22, 2017

Journal of Natural Products Names Best Papers of 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Natural Products selected the best papers published in the journal during 2016, recognizing their authors with a pair of awards. The 2017 Arthur E. Schwarting Award goes to Silas Anselm Rasmussen, Sebastian Meier, Nikolaj Gedsted Andersen, Hannah Eva Blossom, Jens Øllgaard Duus, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Per Juel Hansen, and Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen. […]

May 19, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Brooke Howell

The article “Ash Transformation Chemistry during Combustion of Biomass” by Dan Boström, Nils Skoglund, Alejandro Grimm, Christoffer Boman, Marcus Öhman, Markus Broström, and Rainer Backman is the winner of the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this annual award, […]

May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary 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 multidisciplinary 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 factors, […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied 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 applied 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 factors, […]

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May 12, 2017

What Chemists Do: Wildcat Discovery Technologies’ Dee Strand

By Alexa Billow

If your phone’s battery life has improved from model to model, thank a materials scientist. As the Chief Scientific Officer of Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Dee Strand wears many hats. Her research firm works to develop better, more efficient batteries. Watch as she discusses mentoring, choosing a career track, and the big questions in the future […]

May 5, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Frameworks for Highly Stable Lithium Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: three-dimensional arylene diimide frameworks for highly stable lithium ion batteries, the effects of inhaled nano particles on vascular disease, treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — 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 […]

May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied 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 applied 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 take other factors, […]

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April 17, 2017

A Closer Look at Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections

By Ruth Neale

Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference met in Brisbane, Australia between April 3-5, 2017. Brisbane welcomed 230 delegates from 18 countries and a range of distinguished invited speakers who are world leading experts in research, industry, funding and policy in the field of drug-resistant infections. The conference covered the following topics and themes: Antimicrobial […]

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April 5, 2017

Hair Fiber Analysis Could Provide Investigators With New Clues

By Jesse Stanchak

Hair fiber analysis, a forensic crime tool with a questionable past, could soon have a brighter future thanks to the development of a more refined scientific technique that could reveal much about a person’s lifestyle. Scientists say the new technique could potentially provide investigators with vital clues about a person’s age, sex, body mass, diet […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied 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 applied chemistry articles that appeared in each a chemistry 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 other […]

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March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 16, 2017

#ACSMicrobiome Webinar Part 3: The Microbiome in Health and Disease

By Bryan McBournie

Our bodies are filled with microorganisms, and scientists are just beginning to learn how they interact with each other and with our bodies. On August 16, 2016, ACS Infectious Diseases and Journal of Proteome Research presented The Microbiome in Health and Disease, final installment in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series, which examined what scientists are […]

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March 15, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters were excited to join ACS Publications in supporting Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery India 2017 (MCADDI 2017), a residential course in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery that was held Feb. 14 to 18 at Biocon Academy in Bangalore, India. The course was co-sponsored by the ACS […]

March 15, 2017

ACS Announces Its Support for the March for Science

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society’s key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and […]

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

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February 24, 2017

Communicating the Impact of Climate Change on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On February 14, ACS hosted a Reddit AMA with ACS Expert Andy Jorgensen on communicating climate change information with non-scientists. Jorgensen is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, where works with his students to understand how people learn scientific principles. His most recent work includes developing educational materials […]

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February 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Defects to Create Superior Nanomaterials — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering defects to create superior nanomaterials,  interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids, targeted photothermal breast cancer therap — 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 […]

February 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Chlorophyll in Visible Light Catalysis — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using chlorophyll as a photosensitizer in visible-light photoredox catalysis, developing a new generation of metal chelating polymer (MCP) reagents, studying long-term human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants — 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 […]

January 27, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

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 […]

January 25, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Applied 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 19, 2017

Meet the Editors of ACS Omega

By Selenah Njoloma

What makes ACS Omega different from other journals? For starters, it has four Co-Editors from all around the world, each bringing a different expertise and a unique point of view to the journal. Cornelia Bohne, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria, Canada and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) Deqing […]

January 6, 2017

ACS Welcomes Earth and Space Scientists at AGU Meeting

By Freddy Tellez and Chi Wang

Last month ACS Publications exhibited at the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, to present our newest journal — ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, along with two other well-established ACS journals, Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. We were excited to exhibit at one of the largest earth […]

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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January 3, 2017

Developing Vaccines to Break Opioid Addictions

By Ellie Key

“Prescription opioids (POs) such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly effective medications for pain management, yet they also present a substantial risk for abuse and addiction. The consumption of POs has been escalating worldwide, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths due to overdose each year.” So state authors Atsushi Kimishima, Cody J. Wenthur, Bin […]

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December 30, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Machine Learning Force Fields and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: machine learning force fields, expediting combinatorial data set analysis, biomonitoring human albumin adducts — 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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December 29, 2016

Could Milk Hold the Answer to Our Food Packaging Problems?

By Jesse Stanchak

The plastic packaging that most foods come wrapped in isn’t just a tremendous source of environmental waste. These kinds of packages aren’t even particularly adept at preventing food spoilage and they may even leech harmful chemicals into food. Now researchers are developing a biodegradable, edible film made from a milk protein called casein to hopefully […]

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Graphene

December 23, 2016

Finding a Practical Way to Fabricate Graphene Speakers

By Jesse Stanchak

Even today’s smallest portable speakers come in some kind of rigid acoustic cavity – that is, in a box. But now, Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate these once-elusive thermoacoustic speakers using graphene. Conventional speakers today rely on many mechanical parts that vibrate to create […]

Flexible electronics manufacturing

December 16, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Manufacturing Flexible Electronics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Manufacturing flexible electronics, preventing infections from medical devices, recycling lithium-ion batteries — 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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December 14, 2016

A Picture Worth 250 Million Words (and Counting)

By David Sedlak

The following editorial originally appeared in Environmental Science & Technology. About 50 years ago, the astronaut William Anders took a photograph that changed humanity. The image that came to be known as “Earthrise” shows our blue planet emerging from the shadow of the moon. At a time when civilization was struggling with the threats posed […]

December 12, 2016

10 Big Ideas No Scientist Can Afford to Ignore

By Jesse Stanchak

Some experiments might take place in a vacuum, but science never does. The pursuit of knowledge only happens within the context of the wider world. Research is not driven by pure, idle curiosity. Social, political, and economic trends influence every area of our lives, including the questions we ask and the work we do to […]

Discussing the Future of C-H Activation Reactions

December 8, 2016

Discussing C-H Activation Reactions With MacArthur Fellow Jin-Quan Yu

By Jesse Stanchak

Jin-Quan Yu, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute, is a recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Foundation grant for his work in developing new ways to break carbon-hydrogen bonds. He’s also the author of 99 papers in ACS Publications journals including ACS Catalysis, ACS Central Science, Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of the American Chemical […]

December 2, 2016

ACS Honors the Discovery of Ivermectin

By Keith Lindblom

This month the American Chemical Society designated the discovery of ivermectin as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a ceremony at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey. Why is the discovery of ivermectin such an important achievement in the history of chemistry? The story starts when a scientist discovers a lowly bacterium near […]

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December 2, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Novel Methods of Agricultural Pest Control and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Novel methods of agricultural pest control, lead-free perovskite solar cells, fighting neurodegenerative diseases with antioxidants — 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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November 30, 2016

Nano Letters’ Charles Lieber Wins 2017 Von Hippel Award

By Ellie Key

Nano Letters Co-Editor, Charles M. Lieber is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Von Hippel Award, from the Materials Research Society. The Society’s highest honor, the Von Hippel Award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers: brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. […]

November 23, 2016

ACS Editors Shine on 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List

By Jesse Stanchak

A total of 54 editors of ACS Publications journals appeared on the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list from Thomson Reuters. The Highly Cited Researchers list is determined by looking at highly-cited papers published between 2004-2014 in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Thomson Reuters defines “highly-cited paper” as […]

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November 16, 2016

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q3 2016

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 associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Thomas Riedl, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces What do […]