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May 11, 2016

Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016 Goes to Vincent Rotello

By Jesse Stanchak

Bioconjugate Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Vincent Rotello is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016. In a statement, the RSC said it was presenting the award to Rotello “for his pioneering research in using chemistry of nanomaterials to understand and modulate biological processes.” “I have used organic chemistry to interface the man-made and […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Langmuir
  • Vincent Rotello

May 10, 2016

Understanding SERS, TERS and SHINERS in Catalysis

By Jesse Stanchak

Substrate instability and insufficient signal enhancement still limit the applicability of surface–enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and tip–enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) in the field of catalysis. But by using sophisticated colloidal synthesis methods and advanced techniques, such as shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS), these challenges could be overcome, as Thomas Hartman and Caterina S. Wondergem explain in this video. The duo provide an introduction […]

  • catalysis
  • SERS
  • SHINERS
  • spectroscopy
  • TERS
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

May 9, 2016

Meet the Newest National Academy of Sciences Members

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this month The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members, as well as 21 foreign associates from 14 countries. Of those new members, 15 are either members of the American Chemical Society or work in a chemistry-related field. Four of the new members have particularly close ties to ACS […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Nano
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Nano Letters

May 6, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Oil Spills, Cancer treatments, and Crystal Classification

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: the health hazards of oil spills, treating cancer with antibody drug conjugates, classifying crystals — 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 […]

  • ACS Combinatorial Science
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth & Design
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Langmuir
  • open access
  • Organic Process Research & Development
twitter

May 4, 2016

6 ACS Journal Editors You Need to Follow on Twitter

By Jesse Stanchak

Social tools like Twitter have changed the way the world communicates. Social networks help us connect with fascinating people from all walks of life, in all manner of disciplines, from all over the world. You can use Twitter to get news and views from politicians, musicians, business leaders and yes, even chemists. Twitter is full of institutional accounts […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science & Technology Letters
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Organometallics
  • Social Media
  • Twitter

May 2, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Spotting Counterfeit Honey, Flexible LEDs, and Fighting Climate Change with Bubbles

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** Building a Better Flexible Display With Nanowires Flexible electronic displays have a variety of applications, but the organic light-emitting diodes used in many displays tend to wear […]

  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Photonics
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • climate change
  • EKG patches
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • honey
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • light bulbs

April 29, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding the Properties of Colloidal Double Quantum Dots

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: colloidal double quantum dots, simulating gas–liquid−water partitioning – optical sensors for simultaneous imaging of pH and dissolved O2- 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 […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Sensors
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • JACS
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Timothy Lodge

April 27, 2016

In the Lab with Timothy Lodge

By Angela Walker

At the highest levels of research, it can be easy to become nearsighted, focusing only on your own narrow specialty. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Timothy Lodge. Lodge is a Regents Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of […]

  • ACS Macro Letters
  • Macromolecules
  • Timothy Lodge

April 25, 2016

Meet the Q1 2016 Lectureship Winners

By Jesse Stanchak

2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award Winner: Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Institution: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Energiekonversion Research Highlights: A professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Dr. DeBeer’s research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Photonics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Chemical Biology
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Langmuir
  • Lectureships
  • Macromolecules
  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Letters
  • Organometallics
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

April 22, 2016

Environmental Science & Technology Letters Honors Earth Day

By Freddy Tellez

Did you know the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) is an international environmental forum for rapid communications on experimental and theoretical results of exceptional timeliness in all aspects of environmental science, and short reviews on emerging environmental science & technology topics? The topics covered are highly relevant to the preservation of […]

  • Earth Day 2016
  • Environmental Science & Technology Letters

April 22, 2016

Energy & Fuels: Past, Present & Future With Michael T. Klein

By Renee John

In celebration of Eath Day 2016, Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief Michael T. Klein discusses the state of energy research. You’ve been the EIC of Energy & Fuels since 2002. How has the field of energy and fuels research changed in that time?  The most significant change is that virtually all possible energy solutions are placed in and […]

  • Earth Day 2016
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Michael T Klein

April 22, 2016

Chemical Research in Toxicology: The Place for Chemists Curious about Contaminants

By Renee John

“‘Chemophobia’ is spreading,” says Janice E. Silverman, Acquisitions Editor of Chemical Research in Toxicology. “Everything is perceived as toxic.” Many people may overestimate the dangers posed by “toxic” substances in their everyday lives, but toxicology research plays an undeniable role in our understanding of contaminants to the environment and living species. “Toxicology tries to determine […]

  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Earth Day 2016
  • Janice E. Silverman
Journal of Chemical Education

April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 with the Journal of Chemical Education

By Mary Saecker

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is an ACS annual event that seeks to bring international focus to environmental topics, such as clean air, water, and energy. Earth Day serves to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in understanding and preserving the Earth. In honor of Earth Day 2016, the Journal of Chemical Education is highlighting recently […]

  • Earth Day 2016
  • Journal of Chemical Education

April 22, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Robot Skin and Regenerating Axons

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: smart skin for robots, repairing injured neurons  — 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 Catalysis
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Nano
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

April 22, 2016

Life in the Lab: The Future of Biological Materials and Biofuels

By Jesse Stanchak

Challa Vijaya Kumar, Ph.D, is a professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut. Prof. Kumar’s research interest is in the production of functional materials that are biodegradable. He is also interested in using chemical reactions to transform these materials into something that people can benefit from, such as biofuel cell-based power. Watch this video […]

  • biofuels
  • Challa Vijaya Kumar
  • Earth Day 2016
  • video

April 21, 2016

10 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry – Q1 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Virtual Collections include Special Issues and ACS Selects from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Browse our most recent collections from January 2016 to March 2016. Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters: Theory, Experiment, and Applications This collection contains more […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science & Technology Letters
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal of Proteome Research
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue

April 20, 2016

Take a 360° Lab Tour With The Journal of Physical Chemistry’s John T. Fourkas

By Joseph Graham

John T. Fourkas is the Millard Alexander Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland in College Park. Fourkas is also the Senior Editor for The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, and C, a position he’s held since 2002. We recently caught up with Fourkas for a brief video […]

  • In the Lab
  • John T. Fourkas
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Food Waste

April 19, 2016

ACS Newsclips: Food waste, bacterial batteries and transparent wood

By Jesse Stanchak

Each week ACS Axial brings you selected news stories based on research appearing in ACS journals, alongside links to the original journal articles so you can learn more. Did we miss one of your favorite news items of the week? Share it in the comments below. Fighting hunger and climate change by reducing food waste […]

  • ACS Newsclips
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science & Technology Letters
  • Langmuir
Dennis Liotta

April 19, 2016

Dennis Liotta at TEDx: Finding Treatments for Neglected Diseases

By Renee John

Dennis Liotta wants to make some of the world’s most devastating diseases a thing of the past. Liotta is the Executive Director of the Emory Institute for Drug Development and Editor-in-Chief of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. And he has devoted his career to developing drugs for so-called “neglected diseases,” conditions that mostly affect poorer countries […]

  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • Dennis Liotta
  • TEDx

April 18, 2016

In the Lab with William Tolman

By Renee John

When William Tolman, Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry, isn’t in the lab, he’s taking long weekend rides around Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. An avid cyclist, Tolman rides his bike to and from his lab at the University of Minnesota’s Kolthoff Hall almost every day. That’s quite a feat, considering temperatures in the Twin Cities are below […]

  • In the Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • William Tolman

April 15, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Healing Broken Hearts

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: healing damaged hearts without resorting to a transplant, developing a better dehydrogenation catalyst, creating an algorithm for classifying molecular interaction motifs in crystal structures — 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 […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Crystal Growth & Design
  • Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Research
  • JACS
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
TED Talk on using nanoscience to treat cancer

April 14, 2016

Video: Can Nanoscience Offer a “Superweapon” for Fighting Cancer?

By Jesse Stanchak

Not all cancers are created equal. Some types of cancer, such as ovarian, stomach and pancreatic, can survive rounds of surgery and chemotherapy. Paula T. Hammond, Associate Editor of ACS Nano, calls these types of cancer “supervillains.” She says their persistence often stems from one of a number of genetic mutations. These mutations can confer […]

  • ACS Nano
  • cancer
  • medicine
  • nanoscience
sandpaper

April 12, 2016

What Chemists Do: The Science Behind Sandpaper With Sarah Mullins

By Jesse Stanchak

You might not realize it, but sandpaper is a big deal. Many of the manufactured items in our lives need to be buffed and smoothed in some way before we can use them. Sandpaper isn’t one size fits all, either. Different materials can require a different sandpaper to achieve an optimal finish. It’s not a […]

  • 3M
  • industrial chemistry
  • sandpaper
  • Sarah Mullins
Paolo Fornasiero

April 11, 2016

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero Receives 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero is the recipient of the 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies. The IACS bestowed the award on Fornasiero in recognition of his “remarkable contribution to catalyst science and technology achieved during past four years in the development of novel nanostructured catalysts,” according to an […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Heinz Heinemann Award
  • Paolo Fornasiero

April 8, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Fighting Infections, Preparing Graphene — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: research into the treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, the scalable preparation of high-quality graphene, the study of ultralow interfacial tensions — 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 […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Langmuir
Joan Brennecke and JCED

April 7, 2016

Joan Brennecke’s fresh take on the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

By Bryan McBournie

More than five years ago, Dr. Joan Brennecke signed on as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED). She had no prior editorial experience, so when she accepted the position she brought with her a fresh perspective. Since settling into their new roles, Brennecke and her team of Associate Editors have been […]

  • Joan Brennecke
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
Langmuir

April 4, 2016

Langmuir Looks Ahead

By Angela Walker

A Redefined Scope Fundamental interface science is the hallmark of Langmuir. The journal has a rich history of publishing seminal work in that area, including the groundbreaking articles highlighted in our recent 30th Anniversary Virtual Issue. Editor-in-Chief Françoise Winnik would like to emphasize the journal’s focus on work reporting significant fundamental advances in interface and colloids […]

  • Journals
  • Langmuir

April 1, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Human Astrovirus, DNA-Assembled Nanoparticles — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a potential treatment for human astrovirus, improvements to DNA-assembled nanoparticles, a new means for controlling the transmembrane transport of charged biomacromolecules — 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 […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Nano
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

March 31, 2016

Kai Rossen Talks about the Evolution of Organic Process Research & Development

By Bryan McBournie

Now in its 20th year of publication, Organic Process Research & Development (OPR&D) is experiencing an evolution. Dr. Kai Rossen, who became Editor-in-Chief of the journal at the beginning of 2015, is working together with Associate Editor Dr. Qilong Shen to position OPR&D to better reflect recent changes within the broad field of industrial process […]

  • Kai Rossen
  • Organic Process Research & Development

March 30, 2016

Get the Scoop on Innovations in Alternative Fuels

By Jesse Stanchak

What chemical discoveries have had the biggest impact on our everyday lives? In 2016, the American Chemical Society is bringing you eleven webinars divided into 4 different modules that will highlight the innovations in materials science that have touched millions of people and reshaped industries. Join us on the first Thursday of every month to […]

March 30, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Detecting Antibodies, Improving Batteries and Testing Beer

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** New Test May Be Able to Detect Antibodies in Saliva Detecting antibodies for a given illness can be a useful way of diagnosing a patient, but even the […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • antibodies
  • batteries
  • beer
  • biofuels
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • medicine
  • Nano Letters

March 29, 2016

9 Promising Young Scientists Join Nano Letters’ Early Career Advisory Board

By Liesa Ross

The future of science perennially belongs to the next generation. Students and young professionals are continual sources of enthusiasm, determination, and new ideas. To maintain their relevance for generations to come, scientific publications must find ways to engage scientists early in their careers. Journals can help provide guidance, as well as receive critical feedback from […]

  • Early Career Advisory Board
  • Nano Letters

March 28, 2016

Get an Update on the Response to Zika Virus

By Renee John

Zika virus has long been known to the infectious disease community, but until the current outbreak, scant research had been conducted to understand the virus or how to combat it. The sudden explosion in infections—and the increasingly strong evidence that it can cause microcephaly in babies born to women infected while pregnant—has thrust Zika virus […]

  • Zika Virus

March 24, 2016

ACS Central Science Celebrates Its First Anniversary

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Central Science – our first fully open access journal – celebrates its first birthday this week. It was one year ago, at the ACS spring meeting in Denver, that the journal debuted. Today ACS Central Science is living up to its promise to highlight and communicate research articles that epitomize the “centrality of chemistry.” Every issue […]

  • ACS Central Science

March 23, 2016

New Lipstick Analysis Method Could Help Catch Criminals

By Jesse Stanchak

You know that scene in your favorite police procedural where the detective finds a tiny lipstick sample on a napkin or a shirt collar and sends it off to the lab for analysis? On TV the sample comes back in a flash and the culprit is always wearing some exotic brand of lipstick that makes […]

March 22, 2016

3-D Printing Tech Could Someday Make Replacement Ears a Reality

By Jesse Stanchak

Athletes, the elderly and others who suffer from injuries and arthritis can lose cartilage and experience a lot of pain. Cartilage is a tissue which has very poor regenerative potential. Researchers are now reporting in Biomacromolecules, however, that they found a way to produce the “rubbery”  cartilage tissue with 3-D bioprinting and human cells that produce […]

  • 3-D Printing
  • ACS National Meeting
  • video

March 21, 2016

Video: What Does a Toxicologist Do All Day?

By Jesse Stanchak

Toxicology is an important field — but it’s not always easy to communicate that value to a non-scientific audience. Telling people you’re a “poison expert” usually doesn’t make for great cocktail party conversation, jokes Hans Plugge, S.M., a senior database toxicologist at 3E Company. In this video, he talks about the impact of his work […]

  • industry
  • toxicology

March 18, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Choosing the Right Solvent — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a deep dive into solvent selection frameworks, a study of nanomotions in nanotubes, a look into the worrying rise of phosphorus levels in streams and lakes — 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 […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Langmuir
  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Process Research & Development
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

March 16, 2016

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2016 Gibbs Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Dr. Laura L. Kiessling, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, will receive the 2016 Willard Gibbs Award, one of the most prestigious honors in all of chemistry. The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society will present her with the award during a ceremony on May 20. Kiessling is a professor at the University […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • Laura L. Kiessling
  • Willard Gibbs Award

March 16, 2016

Video: Using cactus to clean fish tanks

By Jesse Stanchak

Fish farms are essential to meeting global demand for seafood. Keeping so many fish in compact tanks can have some unpleasant side effects, however, as sediments, bacteria and heavy metals like arsenic can build up in the water — and then end up in someone’s fish dinner. Cleaning these tanks can be difficult and expensive, […]

  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Norma A. Alcantar
  • video