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January 29, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Invisibility, Rare Earth Elements in San Francisco Bay and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:  Researchers build a biomimetic mechanical chameleon to test a new method for achieving invisibility via real-time active camouflage, while a study shows concentrations of rare earth  elements used in new high-tech applications are rapidly building up in San Francisco Bay – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a […]

  • ACS Nano
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • invisibility
  • JACS
  • real-time camouflage
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
spermbots

January 26, 2016

Watch how spermbots could someday help couples conceive

By Jesse Stanchak

Infertility is a complex issue, filled with both practical and emotional challenges. It can be particularly frustrating when the difficulty lies in just one small part of the fertilization process, such as low sperm motility. In these cases, the sperms are healthy and viable, but they have difficulty reaching the egg on their own because […]

  • ACS Nano Letters
  • artificial insemination
  • assisted reproduction
  • infertility
  • micromotors
  • nano devices
  • spermbots

January 25, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Volkswagen Emissions, Cyanobacteria Toxins and Calcium-Ion Batteries

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: *** Volkswagen emissions deception may have cost $430 million and 46 lives Volkswagen provoked plenty of outrage from consumers when it was revealed last year that nearly 600,000 […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Calcium-ion batteries
  • Chemical and Engineering News
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Volkswagen

January 22, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: On-Demand Drug Delivery with Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Discover a method for on-demand drug delivery with lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles, insights into the preparation of graphene oxide, a low-cost alternative to infrared thermal imaging 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 […]

  • ACS Macro Letters
  • ACS Sensors
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • JACS
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Nano Letters
  • on demand drug delivery
  • Organometallics

January 21, 2016

Video: Meet ACS Sensors EIC J. Justin Gooding

By Chi Wang

ACS Sensors is one of the newest journals from the American Chemical Society, publishing its very first issue on Jan. 22. But just what is the journal’s mission? What kinds of submissions is it looking for? And what drives ACS Sensors Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding to lead this new journal? In this quick video, Gooding […]

  • ACS Sensors
  • J. Justin Gooding
  • video

January 20, 2016

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters’ ACS LiveSlides: Off the page, into the world

By Chi Wang

In 2013, the editors of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters realized that to increase authors’ reach, they’d need to attract a wider audience, including readers from outside the chemical physics and atomic molecular physics disciplines. To do that, published articles would need to be made more accessible, possibly shorter, and friendlier to mobile devices. How could […]

  • ACS LiveSlides
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Prashant Kamat

January 19, 2016

Spend a Day with Bioconjugate Chemistry EIC Vincent Rotello

By Angela Walker

Have you ever asked yourself “What does an ACS Publications Editor-in-Chief do each day?” Well, you’re not alone. We traveled to the town of Amherst, located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts to check out the day in the life of Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. See what a not-so-typical day is like […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • video
  • Vincent Rotello

January 15, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Can Plasmonic Nanoparticles Improve Solar Cells?

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A perspective on whether plasmonic nanoparticles can enhance solar cells, a look at the effects of ingesting microplastics on seabirds, a move toward more complex molecular topologies in pharmaceutical research – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Photonics
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Organometallics
  • plasmonic nanoparticles
  • solar cells
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

January 13, 2016

Explore New Multidisciplinary Topics with ACS Virtual Collections

By Renee John

Some chemistry topics are so important, so complex, so ripe for discussion that a single article just can’t do the subject justice. That’s why ACS publishes Virtual Collections — special issues and ACS Selects from ACS journals that offer deep dives into a variety of important subjects. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • ACS Combinatorial Science
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Gram-Negative Resistance
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Ligand Design
  • materials genomics
  • Organocatalysis
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue
A. Paul Alivisatos

January 12, 2016

Nano Letters Founding Editor A. Paul Alivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science

By Liesa Ross

Founding Nano Letters editor A. Paul Alivisatos will receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony in early 2016. Alivisatos is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a professor of chemistry and the scientific founder of two nanotechnology companies. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Alivisatos […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • Nano Letters
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Science Foundation

January 8, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Use for Lithium-Ion Batteries — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week in ACS Editors’ Choice: a surprising use for lithium-ion batteries; a new class of hydrogen evolution catalyst; a screening process for spotting compounds with analgesic properties – 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • open access
  • research
Gum and carbon nanotubes sensor

January 4, 2016

Watch Carbon Nanotubes Give Used Chewing Gum a Second Life

By Jesse Stanchak

You might think gum is useless once it’s been chewed, but researchers at the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba have a surprising new application for this sticky substance. By combining chewing gum with carbon nanotubes, they built a durable yet flexible motion sensor that could have a variety of […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • carbon nanotubes
  • chewing gum
  • Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
  • health sensors
  • University of Manitoba

December 11, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Connecting Chemistry with Society

By Miranda Paley

Pacifichem celebrates the coming together of the chemical societies of far-flung nations, and in so doing, their cultures as well.  It is only fitting, then, that in the Pacifichem venue they will discuss the role that chemistry plays in society as a whole. Whether it is supplying the new clean energy sources we need to […]

December 11, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

By Rhea Williams

Every five years the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) becomes the pre-eminent forum for scientists from around the globe to discuss cutting-edge developments in all areas of chemistry. The theme for this year’s conference in Honolulu, Hawaii is Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature […]

December 10, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Bench to Bedside

By Kristen Kindrachuk

Chemistry plays a central role in the advancement of modern medicine. Although chemistry has long been the foundation for the discovery and development of therapeutics, its contributions to the fight against disease are continually expanding. From research on nutraceuticals and functional foods that provides a foundation of knowledge for the promotion of health and reduction […]

December 10, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Biological Chemistry

By Ranjini Prithviraj

Biological chemistry is an amalgamation of the chemical and life sciences. It is the study of the chemistry of living organisms at the cellular and molecular level, and is vital to the understanding of these living organisms. Applications are diverse and range from pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and cancer research, to agriculture. The Biological Chemistry technical symposia […]

December 10, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Materials & Nanoscience

By Heather Tierney

Pacifichem 2015 will host a variety of “Materials & Nanoscience” sessions, covering topics such as self-assembly, materials synthesis, energy, membranes, magnetic materials, graphene, nanoparticles, spintronics, optoelectronics, bioinspired materials, electrochemistry, and much more. In the selection below, we have featured a few top articles from across the ACS Publications portfolio that relate to these exciting sessions. […]

December 8, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Physical, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

By Carlos Toro

Since its founding in 1984, the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) has been a pre-eminent forum for scientists around the globe to showcase and discuss the most recent leading-edge developments in all areas where chemistry is the core discipline. In its seventh edition, Pacifichem 2015 is anticipated to draw more than 10,000 […]

  • Pacifichem 2015
  • Physical Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

December 8, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

By Tamara Hanna

The fields of agricultural chemistry, environmental chemistry, and geochemistry address challenges in areas including alternative energy, green chemistry and sustainability, biomass, remediation, and human health. As a primer to the exciting research that will be presented at Pacifichem, we’ve compiled a collection of articles, from across the ACS portfolio, that highlights the broad scope of […]

December 7, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Organic Chemistry

By Sonja Krane

Organic chemistry plays a central role in drug development, biotechnology, materials science, and wide range of other fields. In our daily lives, applications of organic chemistry are ubiquitous. The collection of articles featured here illustrates the broad scope and high quality of organic chemistry published in the journals of the American Chemical Society. Many of […]

December 5, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Macromolecular Chemistry

By Paulomi Majumder

Macromolecular science is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing from many areas of research that involve the synthesis, processing, properties and applications of polymers. Polymers form the basis of many everyday materials such as plastics, fibers, films, rubber, paints, and adhesives, and impact crucial aspects of life such as healthcare and medicine, energy, and the environment. […]

December 4, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Organic Chemistry

By Sondra Hadden

Organic chemistry plays a central role in drug development, biotechnology, materials science, and wide range of other fields. In our daily lives, applications of organic chemistry are ubiquitous. The collection of articles featured here illustrates the broad scope and high quality of organic chemistry published in the journals of the American Chemical Society. Many of […]

December 3, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Inorganic Chemistry

By Kal Banger

Inorganic Chemistry, a broad field encompassing many sub-disciplines, has tremendous impact across our daily lives by addressing the most important human health, environmental, and energy problems.  This collection of articles from leading ACS journals is illustrative of the wide scope and strong prominence of inorganic chemistry at Pacifichem. These articles exemplify some of the exciting […]

December 2, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Analytical Chemistry

By Antonella Mazur

The field of Analytical Chemistry encompasses all research involving the separation, identification, and quantification of the chemical composition of natural and synthetic materials. This includes various aspects of chemical measurement science as well as the development/application of analytical tools and methodologies. In an effort to showcase some of the most recent advances in this field, […]

November 18, 2015

What to Know Before you Submit a Manuscript

By Selenah Njoloma

Launched in January 2015, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering aims to be the flagship journal for high-quality, innovative research at the interface of biology, materials science, and engineering. By drawing from both the science and engineering perspectives of biomaterials research, the journal showcases leading research that is helping to catalyze and grow this rapidly expanding […]

  • ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • white paper

November 13, 2015

12 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry- Q3

By Renee John

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.  Below are our most recent collections from July 2015 to September 2015. This virtual issue focuses on scientific and engineering advances related to Carbon Capture and Sequestration. […]

  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue

November 9, 2015

Lucky Number 800,000

By Tamara Hanna

800,000. A respectable number of Twitter followers for a pop star. An outstanding salary (anyone hiring?). A major scientific achievement. On October 20, 2015, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) announced the entry of the 800,000th crystal structure (Figure 1) into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). The comprehensive database allows researchers to share data associated […]

  • Crystal Growth and Design

November 6, 2015

Honoring Future Leaders

By Angela Walker

ACS Publications’ polymer portfolio has a long history of serving the polymer science community. It is made up of three journals (Macromolecules, Biomacromolecules, and ACS Macro Letters), the oldest of which, Macromolecules, has been publishing for nearly 50 years. To honor this legacy, while also recognizing the next generation of standard-bearers in the field, the […]

  • ACS Macro Letters
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Macromolecules

October 28, 2015

Real-life CSI: Age Dating Fingerprints

By Selenah Njoloma

Find out how researchers at NIST are using mass spectrometry to determine how long a finger print has been at a crime scene in new research published in Analytical Chemistry. Watch the latest episode of ACS Headline Science to learn more.

  • Analytical Chemistry

October 28, 2015

Looking Back: Two New Journals Reflect on Their First Year of Publication

By Selenah Njoloma

In January of 2015, ACS Publications launched two new journals to advance research and further the conversation in the high-growth fields of biomaterials and infectious diseases. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering is a flagship journal for high-quality, innovative research at the interface of biology, materials science and engineering. By drawing from both the science and […]

  • ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
  • ACS Infectious Diseases

October 27, 2015

ACS Offers Strong Showing at International ChinaNANO Conference

By Bethany Meisinger-Reiff

ACS has long been at the forefront of scientific research by publishing high-quality work that encourages conversation and innovation between researchers and disciplines. This influence was on display at the sixth International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, China 2015 (ChinaNANO 2015), one of the largest nanoscience conferences in the world. Held September 3-5 in Beijing, […]

  • ACS Nano

October 27, 2015

Chemistry of Materials’ Up and Coming articles: Meet Science’s Rising Stars

By Selenah Njoloma

When scientists begin their research careers, they tend to think carefully about the research directions they will pursue. After all, their success depends on choosing research questions that are exciting, have broad societal impact, and have high growth potential. For this reason, early-career scientists tend to have fresh perspectives on which research directions are most […]

  • Chemistry of Materials

October 27, 2015

Combi Chem Is Not Dead!

By Angela Walker

Tune into this fascinating Reddit AMA today at 1:00PM EST with ACS Combinatorial Science Editor-in-Chief, M.G. Finn. He’ll discuss his research and explain why, in his view, the field is very much alive. Dr. Finn’s group does research in a variety of areas that seek to develop molecular function. They define “molecular” in ways that […]

  • ACS Combinatorial Science
  • Reddit AMA

October 23, 2015

ACS on Campus: Learning the Art of Publication in Utah

By Katherine Stevens

On September 18, ACS on Campus traveled to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City—home to the editorial offices of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Accounts of Chemical Research. Led by Editors-in-Chief and Utah faculty members Peter Stang, Dale Poulter, and Cindy Burrows respectively, the journals […]

October 20, 2015

What’s Next for Sensors Research?

By Selenah Njoloma

When nonscientists think of advanced sensors, images of Star Trek’s “tricorder” often come to mind. The tricorder could detect contamination, sense approaching enemies, and give quick evaluations of an individual’s health (even one of a non-human species). As J. Justin Gooding, editor-in-chief of ACS Sensors explains, however, this depiction of sensors couldn’t be further from […]

  • ACS Sensors
  • Reddit AMA

October 19, 2015

In the Lab with Craig Lindsley

By Wendy Wise

Nashville, Tennessee, also known as Music City, is home to Vanderbilt University and musically connected ACS Chemical Neuroscience Editor-in-Chief Craig Lindsley, Ph.D. ACS Axial caught up with Lindsley at his two labs, one on campus and one off, to find out what projects he is currently working on and which musicians he’s recently spotted around […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • In the Lab
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

October 19, 2015

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

From the moment you open your eyes, you are surrounded by color. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the paintings that decorate our walls, chemistry colors our world. National Chemistry Week is October 18–24, 2015. This year’s theme, “Chemistry Colors Our World,” explores the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light. […]

  • C&EN
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • National Chemistry Week

October 8, 2015

Now on YouTube: The ACS Nanotation Video Playlist!

By Heather Tierney

ACS Nanotation is a community-driven multimedia forum spearheaded by ACS Nano Editor-in-Chief Paul Weiss and presented by ACS Publications. It is the premier destination for nanoscience and nanotechnology news, highlights, and community. Recently, the forum consisted of only a Facebook page by the same name, as well as the @ACSNanotation, @ACSNano and @NanoLetters Twitter feeds. […]

  • ACS Nano
  • Nano Letters

October 7, 2015

ACS Congratulates the 2015 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry

By Angela Walker

Congratulations to Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in England, Paul Modrich of Duke University School of Medicine, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, who were awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their mechanistic studies of three different types of DNA repair. […]

  • Biochemistry
  • C&EN
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Nobel

October 6, 2015

ACS Congratulates the 2015 Nobel Laureates in Physics

By Selenah Njoloma

       Congratulations to Takaaki Kajita in Japan and ACS author Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, who were awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that neutrinos have mass.  Takaaki Kajita discovered that neutrinos change identities on their way to the Super-Kamiokande detector in Japan. Arthur B. McDonald showed that neutrinos from the […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • C&EN
  • Nobel