Category: Physical Chemistry

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

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 Editors' Choice
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Nano
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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 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 15, 2016

Video: Exploring Metal Oxides as Photoanodes

By Jesse Stanchak

The hunt is on for better ways to store solar energy for future use. One promising looking avenue is using metal oxides as photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting. In this video, Alex Rettie and Will Chemelewski look at two potential anode candidates: bismuth vanadate and iron oxide. They explain their recent research into the field […]

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

March 11, 2016

Meet ACS’ New Associate Editors for Q1 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. *** Maria Laura Bolognesi, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry What do […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Associate Editors
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

March 11, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Better Biodegradable Plastic — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: building a better biodegradable plastic, taking a closer look at the impact of temperature on enzyme-catalyzed reactions, getting an overview of current research in polymerization-induced self-assembly in 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 […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Macro Letters
  • Biochemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Langmuir
  • Macromolecules

March 1, 2016

Meet ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat

By Renee John

ACS is proud to announce the launch of a new journal, ACS Energy Letters, dedicated to showcasing the latest findings in energy conversion and storage from a variety of chemistry disciplines. Leading this exciting new journal is Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory. What are your goals as […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Prashant Kamat

February 26, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Antarctic Lead, “Drug-Initiated” Delivery Systems — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Lead contamination in Antartica, a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries and a look at “drug-initiated” medication delivery systems — 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 Catalysis
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • ACS Photonics
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

February 25, 2016

2 ACS Editors Share in Dan David Prize

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year the Dan David Foundation awards three prizes of $1 million each to individuals or institutions that have made remarkable contributions in three categories: past, present, and future. This year, the winners of the “future” prize will include A. Paul Alivisatos, founding editor of Nano Letters, and Chad Mirkin, Associate Editor of the Journal […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Nano Letters
  • Chad Mirkin
  • JACS

February 11, 2016

JACS Editor Peter Stang Receives China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Editor Peter Stang recently received China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Stang, along with six other foreign scientists, received the honor during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Jan. 8. During the ceremony, Stang had the opportunity to meet […]

  • China
  • JACS
  • Peter Stang

February 10, 2016

What Drives an Editor? Ask ACS Central Science’s Carolyn Bertozzi

By Selenah Njoloma

 What motivates this year’s National Academy of Sciences awardee — a busy professor at Stanford University with a full plate — to assume the role as Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, a new open access journal ready to compete with top science journals? The answer lies in what drives Carolyn Bertozzi. Her brief bio on Twitter […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • Carolyn Bertozzi
  • open access
litium-ion batteries

February 3, 2016

Perspectives on the Electrode–Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Longer-lasting batteries would be a boon to humanity, helping both the environment and our equipment budgets. One roadblock, however, is that common lithium-ion batteries aren’t as well understood as you might think. Researchers have been studying their electrode/electrolyte interface (EEI) for 40 years and questions still linger about how certain compounds form in the EEI, […]

  • Electrochemical Energy Laboratory
  • electrode/electrolyte interface
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • Magali Gauthier
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

October 5, 2015

Celebrating the International Year of Light

By Angela Walker

In 2015, scientists and engineers across the world have united to celebrate the International Year of Light, dedicated to showcasing the significant role of optical sciences in energy, education, agriculture, communications, and health. In celebration of the International Year of Light, ACS journals: ACS Photonics, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Langmuir, and C&EN will host a […]

  • ACS Photonics
  • C&EN
  • International Year of Light

September 9, 2015

The Art Behind the Science: Publishing Tips from ACS Journal Editors

By Joseph Graham

For the novice author, the process of writing and publishing a scientific paper can go something like this: inspiration, research, excitement, gathering data, preparing figures and tables, drafting methods, discussion, panic, fear, questioning everything, rewrites, more rewrites, abstract, conclusion, still more rewrites, submission, and hiding under the desk waiting for a rejection message. Yet experienced […]

  • Authors
  • Interactive
  • Publishing Tips
  • Researchers
Interesting chemistry topics

September 4, 2015

15 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Renee John

Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and chemistry educators alike. Below are our most recent collections from April 2015 to June 2015.   The community at large recognizes the need to […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • I&EC Research
  • Organic Letters
  • The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue