December 2015 - ACS Axial | ACS Publications

Announcing ACS Omega: The Last Word in Rapid, Objective Publication

Hold on to your lab glasses — ACS is unveiling something big.

This week, ACS announces the creation of ACS Omega, a new open-access, multidisciplinary journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research from around the world. We made the big announcement in Hawaii at Pacifichem, an international chemistry conference.

ACS Omega will be a home for original research covering all areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied scientific fields. But it’s different from other ACS journals. Here are three things you need to know:

  1. It’s global. ACS has received an increasing number of submissions from China, India, and Korea, and ACS Omega will help meet the needs of those markets. The journal will be led by four co-editors, based in China, India, Europe, and the Americas. Editors will also draw on a geographically diverse editorial board of active scientists.
  1. It’s “mega.” Like other so-called “megajournals,” ACS Omega will publish articles on the basis of rigorous technical review, rather than subjective opinions of a paper’s significance or impact. ACS currently publishes more than 40,000 peer-reviewed articles annually across all of its journals. But tens of thousands of manuscripts are declined. Megajournals allow communities to decide for themselves which papers are most “important.” And authors benefit from rapid editorial decisions, swift publication, and immediate availability of their work.
    The journal will integrate with a new manuscript transfer system, which will allow authors submitting to one ACS journal to be easily referred for review and publication in another suitable ACS journal if their paper is not initially accepted.
  1. It’s open. ACS Omega is the latest chapter in ACS’ growing open access program, joining sister publication ACS Central Science and other initiatives including ACS Author Rewards, ACS Editors’ Choice, and ACS AuthorChoice. It will satisfy open access mandates from a range of funders, and will set article publishing charges competitive with other open access journals that feature objective peer review.

ACS Omega will begin accepting research submissions in the spring of 2016 and will publish its first articles online that summer. For chemists around the world, summer can’t come soon enough.

Can’t wait for ACS Omega to arrive? Get more information about ACS Omega.

Pacifichem 2015: Connecting Chemistry with Society

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 protect the planet or producing ever better drugs needed to treat neglected diseases and to ebb the tide of antibiotic and chemotherapeutic resistance, novel approaches to chemistry are crucial for every aspect of society. To echo the talks in the “Connecting Chemistry to Society” technical symposium to be held at Pacifichem, ACS Publications is providing a collection of papers that herald the myriad ways in which chemistry affects our lives and culture.


ACS Central Science

The Development of Global Science

Kyle E. Cordova, Hiroyasu Furukawa, and Omar M. Yaghi

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (1), 18-23

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00028


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Electronic Notebooks in the Post-America Invents Act World

Tracy U. Palovich

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (12), 1266-1267

DOI: 10.1021/ml500442p


Pharmacoeconomics and the Medicinal Chemist

Craig W. Lindsley

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (10), 1066-1068

DOI: 10.1021/ml500351u


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Oxygen Enhances Polyoxometalate-based Catalytic Dissolution and Delignification of Woody Biomass in Ionic Liquids

Fangchao Cheng, Hui Wang, and Robin D. Rogers

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (12), 2859-2865

DOI: 10.1021/sc500614m


CO2-Based Alkyl Carbamate Ionic Liquids as Distillable Extraction Solvents

R. Vijayaraghavan and D. R. MacFarlane

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (7), 1724-1728

DOI: 10.1021/sc5002066


Maintenance-Free Cellulose Solvents Based on Onium Hydroxides

Mitsuru Abe, Kosuke Kuroda, and Hiroyuki Ohno

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (8), 1771-1776

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00303


Chemical Research in Toxicology

Changing Rates for Liver and Lung Cancers in Qidong, China

Jian-Guo Chen and Thomas W. Kensler

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2014 27 (1), 3-6

DOI: 10.1021/tx400313j


Waterpipes and Electronic Cigarettes: Increasing Prevalence and Expanding Science

Jessica K. Pepper and Thomas Eissenberg

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2014 27 (8), 1336-1343

DOI: 10.1021/tx500200j


Inorganic Chemistry

Great Expectations: Using an Analysis of Current Practices To Propose a Framework for the Undergraduate Inorganic Curriculum

Barbara A. Reisner, Sheila R. Smith, Joanne L. Stewart, Jeffrey R. Raker, Johanna L. Crane, Sabrina G. Sobel, and Lester L. Pesterfield

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (18), 8859-8868

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01320



Journal of Chemical Education

What Might Cell Phone-Based Cheating on Tests Mean for Chemistry Education?

Kristen L. Murphy and Thomas A. Holme

Journal of Chemical Education 2015 92 (9), 1431-1432

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00637


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Complex Structure of Ionic Liquids. Molecular Dynamics Studies with Different Cation-Anion Combinations

Adilson A. Freitas, Karina Shimizu, and José N. Canongia Lopes

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2014 59 (10), 3120-3129

DOI: 10.1021/je500197x


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Contributions of Academic Laboratories to the Discovery and Development of Chemical Biology Tools

Donna M. Huryn, Lynn O. Resnick, and Peter Wipf

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2013 56 (18), 7161-7176

DOI: 10.1021/jm400132d


Journal of the American Chemical Society

The Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery: A Perspective

John B. Goodenough and Kyu-Sung Park

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013 135 (4), 1167-1176

DOI: 10.1021/ja3091438


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

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 of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the aim to promote networking with pan-Pacific research groups. The Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production sessions this year will showcase chemists and engineers tackling the world’s energy issues through myriad approaches. The symposia will cover everything from carbon dioxide utilization, heterogeneous catalysts for bio-refining and light harvesting surfaces to microwave green chemistry, fuel cells, hydrogen storage and water splitting, among many others. In this context, we are proud to highlight the groundbreaking work of ACS Publications authors who will be speakers in the sessions. These scientists are pushing boundaries, in order to address the challenges of clean energy conversion, storage and production.


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Double-Layer Ionomer Membrane for Improving Fuel Cell Performance

Takashi Mochizuki, Makoto Uchida, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masahiro Watanabe, and Kenji Miyatake

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014 6 (16), 13894-13899

DOI: 10.1021/am503295y


ACS Catalysis

Influence of Charge on the Reactivity of Supported Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysts

Liang Huang, Bo Han, Yongjie Xi, Robert C. Forrey, and Hansong Cheng

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (8), 4592-4597

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00689


Mechanistic Insights into the Reduction of CO2 on Tin Electrodes using in Situ ATR-IR Spectroscopy

Maor F. Baruch, James E. Pander, III, James L. White, and Andrew B. Bocarsly

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (5), 3148-3156

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00402


Thermodynamically Leveraged Tandem Catalysis for Ester RC(O)O–R′ Bond Hydrogenolysis. Scope and Mechanism

Tracy L. Lohr, Zhi Li, Rajeev S. Assary, Larry A. Curtiss, and Tobin J. Marks

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (6), 3675-3679

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00950


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Highly Efficient and Selective Transformations of Glycerol Using Reusable Heterogeneous Catalysts

Tomoo Mizugaki, Racha Arundhathi, Takato Mitsudome, Koichiro Jitsukawa, and Kiyotomi Kaneda

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (4), 574-578

DOI: 10.1021/sc500006b


Ecofriendly Synthesis of Ceria Foam via Carboxymethylcellulose Gelation: Application for the Epoxidation of Chalcone

H. R. Ramananarivo, H. Maati, O. Amadine, K. Abdelouahdi, A. Barakat, D. Ihiawakrim, O. Ersen, Rajender S. Varma, and A. Solhy

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (11), 2786-2795

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00662


Energy & Fuels

Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Treated Athabasca Oil Sands Processed Waters

John V. Headley, Pardeep Kumar, Ajay Dalai, Kerry M. Peru, Jon Bailey, Dena W. McMartin, Steven M. Rowland, Ryan P. Rodgers, and Alan G. Marshall

Energy & Fuels 2015 29 (5), 2768-2773

DOI: 10.1021/ef502007b


Real-Time Monitoring of the Transesterification of Soybean Oil and Methanol by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Feng Zhang, Daisuke Adachi, Sriappareddy Tamalampudi, Akihiko Kondo, and Keisuke Tominaga

Energy & Fuels 2013 27 (10), 5957-5961

DOI: 10.1021/ef4012998


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Steam Hydrolysis of Poly(bisphenol A carbonate) in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

Guido Grause, Rikard Kärrbrant, Tomohito Kameda, and Toshiaki Yoshioka

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014 53 (11), 4215-4223

DOI: 10.1021/ie404263a


Inorganic Chemistry

Hydricity of an Fe–H Species and Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation

Henry Fong and Jonas C. Peters

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5124-5135

DOI: 10.1021/ic502508p


Toward Solar-Driven Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Using Water as an Electron Donor

Shunsuke Sato, Takeo Arai, and Takeshi Morikawa

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5105-5113

DOI: 10.1021/ic502766g


Efficient Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction

Go Sahara and Osamu Ishitani

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5096-5104

DOI: 10.1021/ic502675a


Journal of the American Chemical Society

Bis-BN Cyclohexane: A Remarkably Kinetically Stable Chemical Hydrogen Storage Material

Gang Chen, Lev N. Zakharov, Mark E. Bowden, Abhijeet J. Karkamkar, Sean M. Whittemore, Edward B. Garner, III, Tanya C. Mikulas, David A. Dixon, Tom Autrey, and Shih-Yuan Liu

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (1), 134-137

DOI: 10.1021/ja511766p


Unusual Stability of Acetonitrile-Based Superconcentrated Electrolytes for Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yuki Yamada, Keizo Furukawa, Keitaro Sodeyama, Keisuke Kikuchi, Makoto Yaegashi, Yoshitaka Tateyama, and Atsuo Yamada

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (13), 5039-5046

DOI: 10.1021/ja412807w


A Half-Reaction Alternative to Water Oxidation: Chloride Oxidation to Chlorine Catalyzed by Silver Ion

Jialei Du, Zuofeng Chen, Chuncheng Chen, and Thomas J. Meyer

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (9), 3193-3196

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00037


Pacifichem 2015: Bench to Bedside

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 of risk for chronic diseases, to the development of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery and molecular imaging, chemistry’s reach affects the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

To supplement the exciting presentations in the “Bench to Bedside: Chemistry of Health Care” technical symposium to be held at PACIFICHEM, ACS Publications has assembled a collection of articles that highlight the diverse contributions of chemistry to health care. The collection includes a number of articles on subjects including small molecule therapeutics, drug conjugates, drug delivery systems, imaging, tissue engineering, and functional foods. We hope you enjoy the collection and continue to support efforts to move chemistry from bench to bedside and beyond.


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Macromolecular and Inorganic Nanomaterials Scaffolds for Carbon Monoxide Delivery: Recent Developments and Future Trends

Diep Nguyen and Cyrille Boyer

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (10), 895-913

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00230


Initial Cell Adhesion on Well-Defined Surface by Polymer Brush Layers with Varying Chemical Structures

Kazuhiko Ishihara, Tomomi Kitagawa, and Yuuki Inoue

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (2), 103-109

DOI: 10.1021/ab500048w


ACS Infectious Diseases

Inhibiting the β-Lactamase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) with Novel Boronic Acid Transition-State Inhibitors (BATSIs)

Sebastian G. Kurz, Saugata Hazra, Christopher R. Bethel, Chiara Romagnoli, Emilia Caselli, Fabio Prati, John S. Blanchard, and Robert A. Bonomo

ACS Infectious Diseases 2015 1 (6), 234-242

DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.5b00003


Phosphorylation of BlaR1 in Manifestation of Antibiotic Resistance in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Its Abrogation by Small Molecules

Marc A. Boudreau, Jennifer Fishovitz, Leticia I. Llarrull, Qiaobin Xiao, and Shahriar Mobashery

ACS Infectious Diseases 2015 1 (10), 454-459

DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.5b00086


ACS Macro Letters

Generating Better Medicines for Cancer

Stuart S. Dunn, James D. Byrne, Jillian L. Perry, Kai Chen, and Joseph M. DeSimone

ACS Macro Letters 2013 2 (5), 393-397

DOI: 10.1021/mz400116a



ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Effectively Delivering a Unique Hsp90 Inhibitor Using Star Polymers

Seong Jong Kim, Deborah M. Ramsey, Cyrille Boyer, Thomas P. Davis, and Shelli R. McAlpine

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2013 4 (10), 915-920

DOI: 10.1021/ml400082b


Discovery and Development of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Histone Methyltransferase G9a

Ramzi F. Sweis, Marina Pliushchev, Peter J. Brown, Jun Guo, Fengling Li, David Maag, Andrew M. Petros, Nirupama B. Soni, Chris Tse, Masoud Vedadi, Michael R. Michaelides, Gary G. Chiang, and William N. Pappano

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (2), 205-209

DOI: 10.1021/ml400496h



Oligonucleotide Immobilization and Hybridization on Aldehyde Functionalized Poly(2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate) Brushes

Tugba Bilgic and Harm-Anton Klok

Biomacromolecules 2015 16 (11), 3657-3665

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01116


Imine Hydrogels with Tunable Degradability for Tissue Engineering

Natalie Boehnke, Cynthia Cam, Erhan Bat, Tatiana Segura, and Heather D. Maynard

Biomacromolecules 2015 16 (7), 2101-2108

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00519


Drug Carriers for the Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides

Alice W. Du and Martina H. Stenzel

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (4), 1097-1114

DOI: 10.1021/bm500169p


Chemical Research in Toxicology

Nanotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles to Red Blood Cells: Size Dependent Adsorption, Uptake, and Hemolytic Activity

Li Qiang Chen, Li Fang, Jian Ling, Cheng Zhi Ding, Bin Kang, and Cheng Zhi Huang

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 501-509

DOI: 10.1021/tx500479m


Inorganic Chemistry

Rational Design of a Cytotoxic Dinuclear Cu2 Complex That Binds by Molecular Recognition at Two Neighboring Phosphates of the DNA Backbone

Thomas Jany, Alexander Moreth, Claudia Gruschka, Andy Sischka, Andre Spiering, Mareike Dieding, Ying Wang, Susan Haji Samo, Anja Stammler, Hartmut Bögge, Gabriele Fischer von Mollard, Dario Anselmetti, and Thorsten Glaser

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (6), 2679-2690

DOI: 10.1021/ic5028465


Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Low Molecular Weight Phenolics of Grape Juice and Winemaking Byproducts: Antioxidant Activities and Inhibition of Oxidation of Human Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and DNA Strand Breakage

Adriano Costa de Camargo, Marisa Aparecida Bismara Regitano-d’Arce, Aline Camarão Telles Biasoto, and Fereidoon Shahidi

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2014 62 (50), 12159-12171

DOI: 10.1021/jf504185s


Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Breast Cancer: Potential Anticancer Properties of 6-Shogaol and Pterostilbene

Chi-Hao Wu, Bo-Han Hong, Chi-Tang Ho, and Gow-Chin Yen

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2015 63 (9), 2432-2441

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b00002


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Shuttle-Cargo Fusion Molecules of Transport Peptides and the hD(2/3) Receptor Antagonist Fallypride: A Feasible Approach To Preserve Ligand-Receptor Binding?

Carmen Wängler, Shafinaz Chowdhury, Georg Höfner, Petia Djurova, Enrico O. Purisima, Peter Bartenstein, Björn Wängler, Gert Fricker, Klaus T. Wanner, and Ralf Schirrmacher

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2014 57 (10), 4368-4381

DOI: 10.1021/jm5004123


Discovery of an in Vivo Chemical Probe of the Lysine Methyltransferases G9a and GLP

Feng Liu, Dalia Barsyte-Lovejoy, Fengling Li, Yan Xiong, Victoria Korboukh, Xi-Ping Huang, Abdellah Allali-Hassani, William P. Janzen, Bryan L. Roth, Stephen V. Frye, Cheryl H. Arrowsmith, Peter J. Brown, Masoud Vedadi, and Jian Jin

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2013 56 (21), 8931-8942

DOI: 10.1021/jm401480r


Molecular Pharmaceutics

Effective Delivery of siRNA into Cancer Cells and Tumors Using Well-Defined Biodegradable Cationic Star Polymers

Cyrille Boyer, Joann Teo, Phoebe Phillips, Rafael B. Erlich, Sharon Sagnella, George Sharbeen, Tanya Dwarte, Hien T. T. Duong, David Goldstein, Thomas P. Davis, Maria Kavallaris, and Joshua McCarroll

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2013 10 (6), 2435-2444

DOI: 10.1021/mp400049e


PET Imaging of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase with [F-18]DOPP in Nonhuman Primates

Benjamin H. Rotstein, Hsiao-Ying Wey, Timothy M. Shoup, Alan A. Wilson, Steven H. Liang, Jacob M. Hooker, and Neil Vasdev

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2014 11 (11), 3832-3838

DOI: 10.1021/mp500316h



Cytotoxicity and NMR Studies of Platinum Complexes with Cyclooctadiene Ligands

Mirja Enders, Benjamin Görling, Alexander B. Braun, Judith E. Seltenreich, Linus F. Reichenbach, Kari Rissanen, Martin Nieger, Burkhard Luy, Ute Schepers, and Stefan Bräse

Organometallics 2014 33 (15), 4027-4034

DOI: 10.1021/om500540x


Organometallic Titanocene–Gold Compounds as Potential Chemotherapeutics in Renal Cancer. Study of their Protein Kinase Inhibitory Properties

Jacob Fernández-Gallardo, Benelita T. Elie, Florian J. Sulzmaier, Mercedes Sanaú, Joe W. Ramos, and María Contel

Organometallics 2014 33 (22), 6669-6681

DOI: 10.1021/om500965k


Pacifichem 2015: Biological Chemistry

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 at Pacifichem 2015 features 28 sessions covering a myriad of topics, including peptide and protein chemistry, natural products, epigenetics/epigenomics, biocatalysis, and bioengineering.

Below is a collection of articles, from across the ACS Publications portfolio, designed to give you a sneak peek into the breadth of research that will be presented at Pacifichem 2015. We hope that this selection will stimulate your interest and inspire new ideas as you continue your research in this exciting field.


ACS Catalysis

Nonenzymatic Regeneration of Styrene Monooxygenase for Catalysis


Caroline E. Paul, Dirk Tischler, Anika Riedel, Thomas Heine, Nobuya Itoh, and Frank Hollmann

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (5), 2961-2965

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00041


How the Same Core Catalytic Machinery Catalyzes 17 Different Reactions: the Serine-Histidine-Aspartate Catalytic Triad of α/β-Hydrolase Fold Enzymes

Alissa Rauwerdink and Romas J. Kazlauskas

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (10), 6153-6176

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01539


ACS Central Science

Enantioselective Enzyme-Catalyzed Aziridination Enabled by Active-Site Evolution of a Cytochrome P450

Christopher C. Farwell, Ruijie K. Zhang, John A. McIntosh, Todd K. Hyster, and Frances H. Arnold

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (2), 89-93

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00056


ACS Chemical Biology

In Vitro Selection of Multiple Libraries Created by Genetic Code Reprogramming To Discover Macrocyclic Peptides That Antagonize VEGFR2 Activity in Living Cells

Takashi Kawakami, Takahiro Ishizawa, Tomoshige Fujino, Patrick C. Reid, Hiroaki Suga, and Hiroshi Murakami

ACS Chemical Biology 2013 8 (6), 1205-1214

DOI: 10.1021/cb300697h


Optical Control of the Ca2+ Concentration in a Live Specimen with a Genetically Encoded Ca2+-Releasing Molecular Tool

Noritaka Fukuda, Tomoki Matsuda, and Takeharu Nagai

ACS Chemical Biology 2014 9 (5), 1197-1203

DOI: 10.1021/cb400849n


ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Improved Orange and Red Ca2+ Indicators and Photo physical Considerations for Optogenetic Applications


Jiahui Wu, Lin Liu, Tomoki Matsuda, Yongxin Zhao, Aleksander Rebane, Mikhail Drobizhev, Yu-Fen Chang, Satoko Araki, Yoshiyuki Arai, Kelsey March, Thomas E. Hughes, Ken Sagou, Takaki Miyata, Takeharu Nagai, Wen-hog nLi, and Robert E. Campbell

ACS Chemical Neuroscience 2013 4 (6), 963-972

DOI: 10.1021/cn400012b


Single-Axonal Organelle Analysis Method Reveals New Protein-Motor Associations


Allyson E. Sgro, Sandra M. Bajjalieh, and Daniel T. Chiu

ACS Chemical Neuroscience 2013 4 (2), 277-284

DOI: 10.1021/cn300136y


ACS Combinatorial Science

Solid-Phase Synthesis of Diverse Spiroisoxazolinodiketopiperazines


Yi-Wen Pan, Chih-Wei Guo, Huang-Yao Tu, Chih-Wei Tsai, and Wei-Chieh Cheng

ACS Combinatorial Science 2013 15 (8), 425-434

DOI: 10.1021/co4000248


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Chemically Accessible Hsp90 Inhibitor That Does Not Induce a Heat Shock Response

Yen Chin Koay, Jeanette R. McConnell, Yao Wang, Seong Jong Kim, Laura K. Buckton, Flora Mansour, and Shelli R. McAlpine

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014 5 (7), 771-776

DOI: 10.1021/ml500114p


ACS Synthetic Biology

Targeted Capture and Heterologous Expression of the Pseudoalteromonas Alterochromide Gene Cluster in Escherichia coli Represents a Promising Natural Product Exploratory Platform

Avena C. Ross, Lauren E. S. Gulland, Pieter C. Dorrestein, and Bradley S. Moore

ACS Synthetic Biology 2015 4 (4), 414-420

DOI: 10.1021/sb500280q



Quantification of Transthyretin Kinetic Stability in Human Plasma Using Subunit Exchange

Irit Rappley, Cecília Monteiro, Marta Novais, Aleksandra Baranczak, Gregory Solis, R. Luke Wiseman, Stephen Helmke, Mathew S. Maurer, Teresa Coelho, Evan T. Powers, and Jeffery W. Kelly

Biochemistry 2014 53 (12), 1993-2006

DOI: 10.1021/bi500171j


Replication-Competent Influenza Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Luciferase Reporter Strains Engineered for Co-Infections Identify Antiviral Compounds in Combination Screens

Dan Yan, Marco Weisshaar, Kristen Lamb, Hokyung K. Chung, Michael Z. Lin, and Richard K. Plemper

Biochemistry 2015 54 (36), 5589-5604

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00623


Bioconjugate Chemistry

A Clickable and Photocleavable Lipid Analogue for Cell Membrane Delivery and Release

Shahrina Alam, Daiane S. Alves, Stuart A. Whitehead, Andrew M. Bayer, Christopher D. McNitt, Vladimir V. Popik, Francisco N. Barrera, and Michael D. Best

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2015 26 (6), 1021-1031

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00044


Targeted Delivery of Ubiquitin-Conjugated BH3 Peptide-Based Mcl-1 Inhibitors into Cancer Cells

Avinash Muppidi, Kenichiro Doi, Selvakumar Edwardraja, Surya V. S. R. K. Pulavarti, Thomas Szyperski, Hong-Gang Wang, and Qing Lin

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2014 25 (2), 424-432

DOI: 10.1021/bc4005574


Journal of Natural Products

Isolation of Pyrrolocins A-C: cis- and trans-Decalin Tetramic Acid Antibiotics from an Endophytic Fungal-Derived Pathway

Raquel C. Jadulco, Michael Koch, Thomas B. Kakule, Eric W. Schmidt, Anita Orendt, Haiyin He, Jeffrey E. Janso, Guy T. Carter, Erica C. Larson, Christopher Pond, Teatulohi K. Matainaho, and Louis R. Barrows

Journal of Natural Products 2014 77 (11), 2537-2544

DOI: 10.1021/np500617u


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Heat Shock Protein 70 Inhibitors. 1. 2,5 ‘-Thiodipyrimidine and 5-(Phenylthio)pyrimidine Acrylamides as Irreversible Binders to an Allosteric Site on Heat Shock Protein 70

Yanlong Kang, Tony Taldone, Hardik J. Patel, Pallav D. Patel, Anna Rodina, Alexander Gozman, Ronnie Maharaj, Cristina C. Clement, Maulik R. Patel, Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Jason C. Young, and Gabriela Chiosis

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2014 57 (4), 1188-1207

DOI: 10.1021/jm401551n


De Novo Conception of Small Molecule Modulators Based on Endogenous Peptide Ligands: Pyrrolodiazepin-2-one gamma-Turn Mimics That Differentially Modulate Urotensin II Receptor-Mediated Vasoconstriction ex Vivo

Julien Dufour-Gallant, David Chatenet, and William D. Lubell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2015 58 (11), 4624-4637

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b00162


Journal of Organic Chemistry

Ratiometric Two-Photon Fluorescent Probes for Mitochondrial Hydrogen Sulfide in Living Cells

Xiu-Ling Liu, Xiao-Jiao Du, Chun-Guang Dai, and Qin-Hua Song

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 79 (20), 9481-9489

DOI: 10.1021/jo5014838


Synthesis and Biophysical Properties of C5-Functionalized LNA (Locked Nucleic Acid)

Pawan Kumar, Michael E. Østergaard, Bharat Baral, Brooke A. Anderson, Dale C. Guenther, Mamta Kaura, Daniel J. Raible, Pawan K. Sharma, and Patrick J. Hrdlicka

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 79 (11), 5047-5061

DOI: 10.1021/jo500614a


Journal of Proteome Research

Proteomic Characterization of a Natural Host–Pathogen Interaction: Repertoire of in Vivo Expressed Bacterial and Host Surface-Associated Proteins

Megan A. Rees, Oded Kleifeld, Paul K. Crellin, Bosco Ho, Timothy P. Stinear, A. Ian Smith, and Ross L. Coppel

Journal of Proteome Research 2015 14 (1), 120-132

DOI: 10.1021/pr5010086


Online Matrix Removal Platform for Coupling Gel-Based Separations to Whole Protein Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Ki Hun Kim, Philip D. Compton, John C. Tran, and Neil L. Kelleher

Journal of Proteome Research 2015 14 (5), 2199-2206

DOI: 10.1021/pr501331q


Journal of the American Chemical Society

Glucagon-Secreting Alpha Cell Selective Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe TP-α: For Live Pancreatic Islet Imaging

Bikram Keshari Agrawalla, Yogeswari Chandran, Wut-Hmone Phue, Sung-Chan Lee, Yun-Mi Jeong, Si Yan Diana Wan, Nam-Young Kang, and Young-Tae Chang

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (16), 5355-5362

DOI: 10.1021/ja5115776


Restored Physiology in Protein-Deficient Yeast by a Small Molecule Channel

Alexander G. Cioffi, Jennifer Hou, Anthony S. Grillo, Katrina A. Diaz, and Martin D. Burke

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (32), 10096-10099

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05765


Molecular Pharmaceutics

A 3-D Artificial Colon Tissue Mimic for the Evaluation of Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery System

Zhen Huang, Zhenzhen Wang, Shanshan Long, Haoyang Jiang, Jiangning Chen, Junfeng Zhang, and Lei Dong

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2014 11 (7), 2051-2061

DOI: 10.1021/mp400723j


Nanoassembly of Surfactants with Interfacial Drug-Interactive Motifs as Tailor-Designed Drug Carriers

Xiang Gao, Yixian Huang, Alexander M. Makhov, Michael Epperly, Jianqin Lu, Sheila Grab, Peijun Zhang, Lisa Rohan, Xiang-Qun Xie, Peter Wipf, Joel Greenberger, and Song Li

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2013 10 (1), 187-198

DOI: 10.1021/mp300319m



Cytotoxicity Studies of Cyclometallated Ruthenium(II) Compounds: New Applications for Ruthenium Dyes

Bruno Peña, Amanda David, Christiane Pavani, Mauricio S. Baptista, Jean-Philippe Pellois, Claudia Turro, and Kim R. Dunbar

Organometallics 2014 33 (5), 1100-1103

DOI: 10.1021/om500001h


Potent Half-Sandwich Iridium(III) Anticancer Complexes Containing C N-Chelated and Pyridine Ligands

Zhe Liu, Isolda Romero-Canelón, Abraha Habtemariam, Guy J. Clarkson, and Peter J. Sadler

Organometallics 2014 33 (19), 5324-5333

DOI: 10.1021/om500644f


Pacifichem 2015: Materials & Nanoscience

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. We hope that these picks will help to prepare and inspire readers as they head to engaging talks at the Pacifichem conference.


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Effect of Lanthanide Metal Complexation on the Properties and Electronic Structure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films

Matthew L. Moser, Aron Pekker, Xiaojuan Tian, Elena Bekyarova, Mikhail E Itkis, and Robert C Haddon

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00942


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Initial Cell Adhesion on Well-Defined Surface by Polymer Brush Layers with Varying Chemical Structures

Kazuhiko Ishihara, Tomomi Kitagawa, and Yuuki Inoue

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (2), 103-109

DOI: 10.1021/ab500048w


ACS Central Science

Mesoporous TiO2 Mesocrystals: Remarkable Defects-Induced Crystallite-Interface Reactivity and Their in Situ Conversion to Single Crystals

Yong Liu, Yongfeng Luo, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Wei Luo, Renchao Che, Jianwei Fan, Kun Lan, Abdullah M. Al-Enizi, Zhenkun Sun, Bin Li, Zhengwang Liu, Dengke Shen, Yun Ling, Chun Wang, Jingxiu Wang, Wenjun Gao, Chi Yao, Kaiping Yuan, Huisheng Peng, Yun Tang, Yonghui Deng, Gengfeng Zheng, Gang Zhou, and Dongyuan Zhao

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (7), 400-408

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00256


Ultrahigh Surface Area Three-Dimensional Porous Graphitic Carbon from Conjugated Polymeric Molecular Framework

John W. F. To, Zheng Chen, Hongbin Yao, Jiajun He, Kwanpyo Kim, Ho-Hsiu Chou, Lijia Pan, Jennifer Wilcox, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (2), 68-76

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00149


ACS Combinatorial Science

Evaluation of the SO2 and NH3 Gas Adsorption Properties of CuO/ZnO/Mn3O4 and CuO/ZnO/NiO Ternary Impregnated Activated Carbon Using Combinatorial Materials Science Methods

Jennifer V. Romero, Jock W. H. Smith, Braden M. Sullivan, Landan Macdonald, Lisa M. Croll, and J. R. Dahn

ACS Combinatorial Science 2013 15 (2), 101-110

DOI: 10.1021/co3001132


ACS Macro Letters

Boronic Acid-Based Hydrogels Undergo Self-Healing at Neutral and Acidic pH

Christopher C. Deng, William L.A. Brooks, Khalil A. Abboud, and Brent S. Sumerlin

ACS Macro Letters 2015 4 (2), 220-224

DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00018


Recyclable l-Proline Functional Nanoreactors with Temperature-Tuned Activity Based on Core–Shell Nanogels

Annhelen Lu, Dafni Moatsou, Ian Hands-Portman, Deborah A. Longbottom, and Rachel K. O’Reilly

ACS Macro Letters 2014 3 (12), 1235-1239

DOI: 10.1021/mz500704y


ACS Nano

Artificial Micromotors in the Mouse’s Stomach: A Step toward in Vivo Use of Synthetic Motors

Wei Gao, Renfeng Dong, Soracha Thamphiwatana, Jinxing Li, Weiwei Gao, Liangfang Zhang, and Joseph Wang

ACS Nano 2015 9 (1), 117-123

DOI: 10.1021/nn507097k


Surface Interactions with Compartmentalized Cellular Phosphates Explain Rare Earth Oxide Nanoparticle Hazard and Provide Opportunities for Safer Design

Ruibin Li, Zhaoxia Ji, Chong Hyun Chang, Darren R. Dunphy, Xiaoming Cai, Huan Meng, Haiyuan Zhang, Bingbing Sun, Xiang Wang, Juyao Dong, Sijie Lin, Meiying Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Andre Nel, and Tian Xia

ACS Nano 2014 8 (2), 1771-1783

DOI: 10.1021/nn406166n


Bioconjugate Chemistry

Tuning Surface Charge and PEGylation of Biocompatible Polymers for Efficient Delivery of Nucleic Acid or Adenoviral Vector

Joung-Woo Choi, Jaesung Kim, Quang Nam Bui, Yi Li, Chae-Ok Yun, Doo Sung Lee, and Sung Wan Kim

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2015 26 (8), 1818-1829

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00357


Design and Synthesis of Amphiphilic and Luminescent Tris-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes Containing Cationic Peptides as Inducers and Detectors of Cell Death via a Calcium-Dependent Pathway

Yosuke Hisamatsu, Ai Shibuya, Nozomi Suzuki, Toshihiro Suzuki, Ryo Abe, and Shin Aoki

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2015 26 (5), 857-879

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00095



In Vitro Study of Electroactive Tetraaniline-Containing Thermosensitive Hydrogels for Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Haitao Cui, Yadong Liu, Yilong Cheng, Zhe Zhang, Peibiao Zhang, Xuesi Chen, and Yen Wei

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (4), 1115-1123

DOI: 10.1021/bm4018963


Enzyme-Degradable Self-Assembled Nanostructures from Polymer–Peptide Hybrids

Daniel Bacinello, Elisabeth Garanger, Daniel Taton, Kam Chiu Tam, and Sébastien Lecommandoux

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (5), 1882-1888

DOI: 10.1021/bm500296n


Chemical Research in Toxicology

Culture Medium-Associated Physicochemical Insights on the Cytotoxicity of Carbon Nanomaterials

Huating Kong, Lihua Wang, Ying Zhu, Qing Huang, and Chunhai Fan

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 290-295

DOI: 10.1021/tx500477y


Heme-Regulated eIF2α Kinase Plays a Crucial Role in Protecting Erythroid Cells against Pb-Induced Hemolytic Stress

Xiaoyan Wang, Lixin Wang, and Sijin Liu

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 460-469

DOI: 10.1021/tx500422q


Chemistry of Materials

NMR Techniques for Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Lauren E. Marbella and Jill E. Millstone

Chemistry of Materials 2015 27 (8), 2721-2739

DOI: 10.1021/cm504809c


The Rise of Organic Bioelectronics

Jonathan Rivnay, Róisín M. Owens, and George G. Malliaras

Chemistry of Materials 2014 26 (1), 679-685

DOI: 10.1021/cm4022003


Crystal Growth & Design

4,6-Connected fsb Topology Networks Obtained through Two-Step Crystal Engineering of Decorated Trigonal Prismatic Nodes

Alexander Schoedel, Michael Jaquier, Wesley Boyette, Lukasz Wojtas, Mohamed Eddaoudi, and Michael J. Zaworotko

Crystal Growth & Design 2014 14 (5), 2115-2117

DOI: 10.1021/cg500205f


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Mass Transport in Hybrid PTMSP/Silica Membranes

Michele Galizia, Maria Grazia De Angelis, Massimo Messori, and Giulio C. Sarti

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014 53 (22), 9243-9255

DOI: 10.1021/ie4035225


Computational Screening of Metal Catecholates for Ammonia Capture in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Ki Chul Kim, Peyman Z. Moghadam, David Fairen-Jimenez, and Randall Q. Snurr

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015 54 (13), 3257-3267

DOI: 10.1021/ie504945w


Inorganic Chemistry

Crystal Growth of Four Oxovanadium(IV) Tartrates Prepared via a Mild Two-Step Hydrothermal Method: Observation of Spin-Dimer Behavior and Second Harmonic Generation

Anthony J. Cortese, Branford Wilkins, Mark D. Smith, Jeongho Yeon, Gregory Morrison, T. Thao Tran, P. Shiv Halasyamani, and Hans-Conrad zur Loye

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (8), 4011-4020

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00275


A Route to Metal-Organic Frameworks through Framework Templating

Zhangwen Wei, Weigang Lu, Hai-Long Jiang, and Hong-Cai Zhou

Inorganic Chemistry 2013 52 (3), 1164-1166

DOI: 10.1021/ic3019937


Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

Measurement of High-Pressure Densities and Atmospheric Viscosities of Ionic Liquids: 1-Hexyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide and 1-Hexyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride

Masayuki Iguchi, Yuya Hiraga, Yoshiyuki Sato, Taku Michael Aida, Masaru Watanabe, and Richard L. Smith, Jr.

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2014 59 (3), 709-717

DOI: 10.1021/je4007844


The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Soluble Diazaiptycenes: Materials for Solution-Processed Organic Electronics

Philipp Biegger, Sebastian Stolz, Sebastian N. Intorp, Yexiang Zhang, Jens U. Engelhart, Frank Rominger, Kenneth I. Hardcastle, Uli Lemmer, Xuhong Qian, Manuel Hamburger, and U. H. F. Bunz

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (1), 582-589

DOI: 10.1021/jo502564w


High-Spin Organic Molecules

Nolan M. Gallagher, Arnon Olankitwanit, and Andrzej Rajca

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (3), 1291-1298

DOI: 10.1021/jo502505r



Multicore Iron Oxide Mesocrystals Stabilized by a Poly(phenylenepyridyl) Dendron and Dendrimer: Role of the Dendron/Dendrimer Self-Assembly

David Gene Morgan, Bethany S. Boris, Nina V. Kuchkina, Ekaterina Yu. Yuzik-Klimova, Svetlana A. Sorokina, Barry D. Stein, Dmitri I. Svergun, Alessandro Spilotros, Athanasia Kostopoulou, Alexandros Lappas, Zinaida B. Shifrina, and Lyudmila M. Bronstein

Langmuir 2014 30 (28), 8543-8550

DOI: 10.1021/la502409r



Reinforcement of Optically Healable Supramolecular Polymers with Cellulose Nanocrystals

Souleymane Coulibaly, Anita Roulin, Sandor Balog, Mahesh V. Biyani, E. Johan Foster, Stuart J. Rowan, Gina L. Fiore, and Christoph Weder

Macromolecules 2014 47 (1), 152-160

DOI: 10.1021/ma402143c


The Copolymer Blending Method: A New Approach for Targeted Assembly of Micellar Nanoparticles

Daniel B. Wright, Joseph P. Patterson, Anaïs Pitto-Barry, Annhelen Lu, Nigel Kirby, Nathan C. Gianneschi, Christophe Chassenieux, Olivier Colombani, and Rachel K. O’Reilly

Macromolecules 2015 48 (18), 6516-6522

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01426


Molecular Pharmaceutics

Charge-Conversional PEG-Polypeptide Polyionic Complex Nanoparticles from Simple Blending of a Pair of Oppositely Charged Block Copolymers as an Intelligent Vehicle for Efficient Antitumor Drug Delivery

Shixian Lv, Wantong Song, Zhaohui Tang, Mingqiang Li, Haiyang Yu, Hua Hong, and Xuesi Chen

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2014 11 (5), 1562-1574

DOI: 10.1021/mp4007387


Nano Letters

Solution-Processed Dielectrics Based on Thickness-Sorted Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets

Jian Zhu, Joohoon Kang, Junmo Kang, Deep Jariwala, Joshua D. Wood, Jung-Woo T. Seo, Kan-Sheng Chen, Tobin J. Marks, and Mark C. Hersam

Nano Letters 2015 15 (10), 7029-7036

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03075


3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes

Yong Lin Kong, Ian A. Tamargo, Hyoungsoo Kim, Blake N. Johnson, Maneesh K. Gupta, Tae-Wook Koh, Huai-An Chin, Daniel A. Steingart, Barry P. Rand, and Michael C. McAlpine

Nano Letters 2014 14 (12), 7017-7023

DOI: 10.1021/nl5033292



CCC–Pincer–NHC Osmium Complexes: New Types of Blue-Green Emissive Neutral Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)

Roberto G. Alabau, Beatriz Eguillor, Jim Esler, Miguel A. Esteruelas, Montserrat Oliván, Enrique Oñate, Jui-Yi Tsai, and Chuanjun Xia

Organometallics 2014 33 (19), 5582-5596

DOI: 10.1021/om500905t


Highly Quantum Efficient Phosphorescent Sky Blue Emitters Based on Diastereomeric Iridium(III) Complexes of Atropisomeric 5-Aryl-4H-1,2,4-triazole Ligands

Jerald Feldman, Giang D. Vo, Charles D. McLaren, Troy C. Gehret, Kyung-Ho Park, Jeffrey S. Meth, Will J. Marshall, Joseph Buriak, Lois M. Bryman, Kerwin D. Dobbs, Thomas H. Scholz, and Steve G. Zane

Organometallics 2015 34 (15), 3665-3669

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00198

Pacifichem 2015: Physical, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

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 attendees. With 45 exceptional technical symposia planned for this year’s meeting, the Physical, Theoretical & Computational sessions at Pacifichem will cover a breadth of subjects, such as chemical imaging, single-molecule spectroscopy, ultrafast laser chemistry, plasmon enhanced spectroscopy, photochemistry, electronic structure and dynamics, modeling of gas and condensed-phase systems, among many others.

In this context, we are proud to highlight the groundbreaking work of ACS authors who will be speakers at this event. These authors are pushing the boundaries of chemistry; their work addresses some of the most fundamental challenges in chemical science. We hope you enjoy this collection of articles from some of our leading journals within the physical chemistry realm


Accounts of Chemical Research

Nonadiabatic Excited-State Molecular Dynamics: Modeling Photophysics in Organic Conjugated Materials

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents Nonadiabatic Excited-State Molecular Dynamics: Modeling Photophysics in Organic Conjugated Materials

Tammie Nelson, Sebastian Fernandez-Alberti, Adrian E. Roitberg, and Sergei Tretiak

Accounts of Chemical Research 2014 47 (4), 1155-1164

DOI: 10.1021/ar400263p


ACS Catalysis

Influence of Electrolyte Composition and pH on Platinum Electrochemical and/or Chemical Dissolution in Aqueous Acidic Media

Influence of Electrolyte Composition and pH on Platinum Electrochemical and/or Chemical Dissolution in Aqueous Acidic Media

Yoshihisa Furuya, Tetsuya Mashio, Atsushi Ohma, Min Tian, Farhad Kaveh, Diane Beauchemin, and Gregory Jerkiewicz

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (4), 2605-2614

DOI: 10.1021/cs5016035


Photoinduced Water Oxidation at the Aqueous GaN (101̅0) Interface: Deprotonation Kinetics of the First Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Step

Photoinduced Water Oxidation at the Aqueous GaN (101̅0) Interface: Deprotonation Kinetics of the First Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Step

Mehmed Z. Ertem, Neerav Kharche, Victor S. Batista, Mark S. Hybertsen, John C. Tully, and James T. Muckerman

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (4), 2317-2323

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00054

ACS Nano

Room Temperature Single-Photon Emission from Individual Perovskite Quantum Dots

Room Temperature Single-Photon Emission from Individual Perovskite Quantum Dots

Young-Shin Park, Shaojun Guo, Nikolay S. Makarov, and Victor I. Klimov

ACS Nano 2015 9 (10), 10386-10393

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b04584

Membrane-Assisted Growth of DNA Origami Nanostructure Arrays

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents Membrane-Assisted Growth of DNA Origami Nanostructure Arrays

Samet Kocabey, Susanne Kempter, Jonathan List, Yongzheng Xing, Wooli Bae, Daniel Schiffels, William M. Shih, Friedrich C. Simmel, and Tim Liedl

ACS Nano 2015 9 (4), 3530-3539

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00161


ACS Photonics

The Morphology of Narrow Gaps Modifies the Plasmonic Response

The Morphology of Narrow Gaps Modifies the Plasmonic Response

Rubén Esteban, Garikoitz Aguirregabiria, Andrey G. Borisov, Yumin M. Wang, Peter Nordlander, Garnett W. Bryant, and Javier Aizpurua

ACS Photonics 2015 2 (2), 295-305

DOI: 10.1021/ph5004016

An Optically Controlled Microscale Elevator Using Plasmonic Janus Particles

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents An Optically Controlled Microscale Elevator Using Plasmonic Janus Particles

Spas Nedev, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Paul Kühler, Theobald Lohmüller, Alexander S. Urban, Lindsey J. E. Anderson, and Jochen Feldmann

ACS Photonics 2015 2 (4), 491-496

DOI: 10.1021/ph500371z


Chemistry of Materials

Open-Circuit Voltage Losses in Selenium-Substituted Organic Photovoltaic Devices from Increased Density of Charge-Transfer States

Open-Circuit Voltage Losses in Selenium-Substituted Organic Photovoltaic Devices from Increased Density of Charge-Transfer States

Dana B. Sulas, Kai Yao, Jeremy J. Intemann, Spencer T. Williams, Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Jeffrey J. Richards, Yuyin Xi, Lilo D. Pozzo, Cody W. Schlenker, Alex K.-Y. Jen, and David S. Ginger

Chemistry of Materials 2015 27 (19), 6583-6591

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02133


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

CO2 Sorption Performance of Composite Polymer/Aminosilica Hollow Fiber Sorbents: An Experimental and Modeling Study

CO2 Sorption Performance of Composite Polymer/Aminosilica Hollow Fiber Sorbents: An Experimental and Modeling Study

Yanfang Fan, Jayashree Kalyanaraman, Ying Labreche, Fateme Rezaei, Ryan P. Lively, Matthew J. Realff, William J. Koros, Christopher W. Jones, and Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015 54 (6), 1783-1795

DOI: 10.1021/ie504603h


Inorganic Chemistry

Bi3Cr2.91O11: A Ferromagnetic Insulator from Cr4+/Cr5+ Mixing

Bi3Cr2.91O11: A Ferromagnetic Insulator from Cr4+/Cr5+ Mixing

Wei Yi, Yoshitaka Matsushita, Akira Sato, Kosuke Kosuda, Michiko Yoshitake, and Alexei A. Belik

Inorganic Chemistry 2014 53 (16), 8362-8366

DOI: 10.1021/ic500773b


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Role of Water in Ligand Binding to Maltose-Binding Protein: Insight from a New Docking Protocol Based on the 3D-RISM-KH Molecular Theory of Solvation

Role of Water in Ligand Binding to Maltose-Binding Protein: Insight from a New Docking Protocol Based on the 3D-RISM-KH Molecular Theory of Solvation

WenJuan Huang, Nikolay Blinov, David S. Wishart, and Andriy Kovalenko

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 2015 55 (2), 317-328

DOI: 10.1021/ci500520q


Molecular Dynamics Studies of the Protein-Protein Interactions in Inhibitor of kappa B Kinase-beta

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents Molecular Dynamics Studies of the Protein–Protein Interactions in Inhibitor of κB Kinase-β

Michael R. Jones, Cong Liu, and Angela K. Wilson

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 2014 54 (2), 562-572

DOI: 10.1021/ci400720n


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Generalized Valence Bond Description of the Ground States (X-1 Sigma(+)(g)) of Homonuclear Pnictogen Diatomic Molecules: N-2, P-2, and As-2

Generalized Valence Bond Description of the Ground States (X1Σg+) of Homonuclear Pnictogen Diatomic Molecules: N2, P2, and As2

Lu T. Xu and Thom H. Dunning, Jr.

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2015 11 (6), 2496-2507

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00104


MTS-MD of Biomolecules Steered with 3D-RISM-KH Mean Solvation Forces Accelerated with Generalized Solvation Force Extrapolation

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents MTS-MD of Biomolecules Steered with 3D-RISM-KH Mean Solvation Forces Accelerated with Generalized Solvation Force Extrapolation

Igor Omelyan and Andriy Kovalenko

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2015 11 (4), 1875-1895

DOI: 10.1021/ct5010438


Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Photoactive High Explosives: Linear and Nonlinear Photochemistry of Petrin Tetrazine Chloride

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents Photoactive High Explosives: Linear and Nonlinear Photochemistry of Petrin Tetrazine Chloride

Margo T. Greenfield, Shawn D. McGrane, Cindy A. Bolme, Josiah A. Bjorgaard, Tammie R. Nelson, Sergei Tretiak, and R. Jason Scharff

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2015 119 (20), 4846-4855

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b02092


UV Photochemistry of Benzene and Cyclohexadienyl Radical in Solid Parahydrogen

UV Photochemistry of Benzene and Cyclohexadienyl Radical in Solid Parahydrogen

Shin Yi Toh, Pavle Djuricanin, Takamasa Momose, and Jun Miyazaki

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2015 119 (11), 2683-2691

DOI: 10.1021/jp5098537


Journal of Physical Chemistry B

An ONIOM and MD Investigation of Possible Monofunctional Activity of Human 8-Oxoguanine-DNA Glycosylase (hOgg1)

An ONIOM and MD Investigation of Possible Monofunctional Activity of Human 8-Oxoguanine–DNA Glycosylase (hOgg1)

Jennifer L. Kellie, Katie A. Wilson, and Stacey D. Wetmore

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2015 119 (25), 8013-8023

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b04051


Interplay of Electrostatics and Hydrophobic Effects in the Metamorphic Protein Human Lymphotactin

Interplay of Electrostatics and Hydrophobic Effects in the Metamorphic Protein Human Lymphotactin

Elif Nihal Korkmaz, Brian F. Volkman, and Qiang Cui

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2015 119 (30), 9547-9558

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b02810


Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Molecular-Level Studies on Dynamic Behavior of Oligomeric Chain Molecules in Porous Coordination Polymers

Prev. Article Next Article Table of Contents Molecular-Level Studies on Dynamic Behavior of Oligomeric Chain Molecules in Porous Coordination Polymers

Takashi Uemura, Gosuke Washino, Susumu Kitagawa, Hirohide Takahashi, Aiko Yoshida, Kunio Takeyasu, Masayoshi Takayanagi, and Masataka Nagaoka

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015 119 (37), 21504-21514

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06083


Salt and Water Uptake in Nanoconfinement under Applied Electric Field: An Open Ensemble Monte Carlo Study

Salt and Water Uptake in Nanoconfinement under Applied Electric Field: An Open Ensemble Monte Carlo Study

Filip Moucka, Dusan Bratko, and Alenka Luzar

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015 119 (35), 20416-20425

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04725


Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Dominant Decomposition Pathways for Ethereal Solvents in Li-O-2 Batteries

Dominant Decomposition Pathways for Ethereal Solvents in Li–O2 Batteries

Jeannette M. García, Hans W. Horn, and Julia E. Rice

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2015 6 (10), 1795-1799

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00529

Hexagonal BC3: A Robust Electrode Material for Li, Na, and K Ion Batteries

Rajendra P. Joshi, Burak Ozdemir, Veronica Barone, and Juan E. Peralta

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2015 6 (14), 2728-2732

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01110


Journal of the American Chemical Society

Electrochemical Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Electrochemical Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Zhi-Cong Zeng, Sheng-Chao Huang, De-Yin Wu, Ling-Yan Meng, Mao-Hua Li, Teng-Xiang Huang, Jin-Hui Zhong, Xiang Wang, Zhi-Lin Yang, and Bin Ren

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (37), 11928-11931

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08143


Bond-Specific Dissociation Following Excitation Energy Transfer for Distance Constraint Determination in the Gas Phase

Bond-Specific Dissociation Following Excitation Energy Transfer for Distance Constraint Determination in the Gas Phase

Nathan G. Hendricks, Nichole M. Lareau, Sarah M. Stow, John A. McLean, and Ryan R. Julian

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (38), 13363-13370

DOI: 10.1021/ja507215q



From Hydrodynamic Plumes to Chemical Gardens: The Concentration-Dependent Onset of Tube Formation

From Hydrodynamic Plumes to Chemical Gardens: The Concentration-Dependent Onset of Tube Formation

Bruno C. Batista, Patrick Cruz, and Oliver Steinbock

Langmuir 2014 30 (30), 9123-9129

DOI: 10.1021/la5020175


Nano Letters

Far-Field Emission Patterns of Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes

Far-Field Emission Patterns of Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes

Junichi Motohisa, Yoshinori Kohashi, and Satoshi Maeda

Nano Letters 2014 14 (6), 3653-3660

DOI: 10.1021/nl501438r


Quantum Size Effect in Organometal Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets

Quantum Size Effect in Organometal Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets

Jasmina A. Sichert, Yu Tong, Niklas Mutz, Mathias Vollmer, Stefan Fischer, Karolina Z. Milowska, Ramon García Cortadella, Bert Nickel, Carlos Cardenas-Daw, Jacek K. Stolarczyk, Alexander S. Urban, and Jochen Feldmann

Nano Letters 2015 15 (10), 6521-6527

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02985



Organometallic Single-Molecule Magnets

Organometallic Single-Molecule Magnets

Richard A. Layfield

Organometallics 2014 33 (5), 1084-1099

DOI: 10.1021/om401107f

Pacifichem 2015: Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

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 issues affecting these fields. The publications describe advances in understanding potential contributors to acute water toxicity in oil sands process-affected water, the effectiveness of ferric chloride to pretreat biomass, the need to carefully analyze lignin fractions and classify them based on desired physical and chemical attributes, the influence of macromolecular structure on the hydrolytic stability of ascorbic acid supported in pectin films, and the discovery that pectin nanostructure can be altered through enzymatic engineering to produce tailored structural and functional properties. We hope you enjoy this collection of articles and it provides inspiration for future research and discovery.


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

FeCl3 Pretreatment of Three Lignocellulosic Biomass for Ethanol Production

Liheng Chen, Rong Chen, and Shiyu Fu

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (8), 1794-1800

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00377


Characterization of Fractions Obtained from Two Industrial Softwood Kraft Lignins

Angela P. Dodd, John F. Kadla, and Suzana K. Straus

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (1), 103-110

DOI: 10.1021/sc500601b


Sustainable Green Hybrids of Polyolefins and Lignin Yield Major Improvements in Mechanical Properties When Prepared via Solid-State Shear Pulverization

Krishnan A. Iyer and John M. Torkelson

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (5), 959-968

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00099


Chemical Research in Toxicology

Chemical and Toxicological Characterization of Halobenzoquinones, an Emerging Class of Disinfection Byproducts

Jinhua Li, Wei Wang, Birget Moe, Hailin Wang, and Xing-Fang Li

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 306-318

DOI: 10.1021/tx500494r


Phytotoxicity of Brominated Diphenyl Ether-47 (BDE-47) and Its Hydroxylated and Methoxylated Analogues (6-OH-BDE-47 and 6-MeO-BDE-47) to Maize (Zea mays L.)

Xuehui Xu, Honglin Huang, Bei Wen, Sen Wang, and Shuzhen Zhang

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 510-517

DOI: 10.1021/tx500484m


Multispecies QSAR Modeling for Predicting the Aquatic Toxicity of Diverse Organic Chemicals for Regulatory Toxicology

Kunwar P. Singh, Shikha Gupta, Anuj Kumar, and Dinesh Mohan

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2014 27 (5), 741-753

DOI: 10.1021/tx400371w


Environmental Science & Technology

Estimates of Octanol–Water Partitioning for Thousands of Dissolved Organic Species in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water

Kun Zhang, Alberto S. Pereira, and Jonathan W. Martin

Environmental Science & Technology 2015 49 (14), 8907-8913

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01656


Simultaneous Recovery of Benzene-Rich Oil and Metals by Steam Pyrolysis of Metal-Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Composite Waste

Shogo Kumagai, Guido Grause, Tomohito Kameda, and Toshiaki Yoshioka

Environmental Science & Technology 2014 48 (6), 3430-3437

DOI: 10.1021/es405047j


Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Methadone Contributes to N-Nitrosodimethylamine Formation in Surface Waters and Wastewaters during Chloramination

David Hanigan, E. Michael Thurman, Imma Ferrer, Yang Zhao, Susan Andrews, Jinwei Zhang, Pierre Herckes, and Paul Westerhoff

Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2015 2 (6), 151-157

DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00096


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Enzymatic Modification of a Model Homogalacturonan with the Thermally Tolerant Pectin Methylesterase from Citrus: 1. Nanostructural Characterization, Enzyme Mode of Action, and Effect of pH

Randall G. Cameron, Gary A. Luzio, Prasanna Vasu, Brett J. Savary, and Martin A. K. Williams

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2011 59 (6), 2717-2724

DOI: 10.1021/jf104845j


Hydrolytic and Oxidative Stability of l-(+)-Ascorbic Acid Supported in Pectin Films: Influence of the Macromolecular Structure and Calcium Presence

Carolina D. Pérez, Eliana N. Fissore, Lia N. Gerschenson, Randall G. Cameron, and Ana M. Rojas

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012 60 (21), 5414-5422

DOI: 10.1021/jf205132m


Structural Characterization of the Thermally Tolerant Pectin Methylesterase Purified from Citrus sinensis Fruit and Its Gene Sequence

Brett J. Savary, Prasanna Vasu, Randall G. Cameron, T. Gregory McCollum, and Alberto Nuñez

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013 61 (51), 12711-12719

DOI: 10.1021/jf403914u


The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Fast Pyrolysis of 13C-Labeled Cellobioses: Gaining Insights into the Mechanisms of Fast Pyrolysis of Carbohydrates

John C. Degenstein, Priya Murria, Mckay Easton, Huaming Sheng, Matt Hurt, Alex R. Dow, Jinshan Gao, John J. Nash, Rakesh Agrawal, W. Nicholas Delgass, Fabio H. Ribeiro, and Hilkka I. Kenttämaa

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (3), 1909-1914

DOI: 10.1021/jo5025255


Hydrothermal Photochemistry as a Mechanistic Tool in Organic Geochemistry: The Chemistry of Dibenzyl Ketone

Ziming Yang, Edward D. Lorance, Christiana Bockisch, Lynda B. Williams, Hilairy E. Hartnett, Everett L. Shock, and Ian R. Gould

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 79 (17), 7861-7871

DOI: 10.1021/jo500899x

Pacifichem 2015: Organic Chemistry

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 the authors of these articles will be presenting their research results at Pacifichem 2015, highlighting developments in bond activation, organocatalysis, green chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, natural products, process development, and more.


ACS Catalysis

Mechanistic Studies of Gold and Palladium Cooperative Dual-Catalytic Cross-Coupling Systems

Mohammad Al-Amin, Katrina E. Roth, and Suzanne A. Blum

ACS Catalysis 2014 4 (2), 622-629

DOI: 10.1021/cs400641k


Synthesis of Carbazoles by a Merged Visible Light Photoredox and Palladium-Catalyzed Process

Sungkyu Choi, Tanmay Chatterjee, Won Joon Choi, Youngmin You, and Eun Jin Cho

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (8), 4796-4802

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00817


Recent Applications of Organic Dyes as Photoredox Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

David A. Nicewicz and Tien M. Nguyen

ACS Catalysis 2014 4 (1), 355-360

DOI: 10.1021/cs400956a



ACS Chemical Biology

Anatomy of beta-Strands at Protein-Protein Interfaces

Andrew M. Watkins and Paramjit S. Arora

ACS Chemical Biology 2014 9 (8), 1747-1754

DOI: 10.1021/cb500241y


Synthetic Antibodies with a Human Framework That Protect Mice from Lethal Sudan Ebolavirus Challenge

Gang Chen, Jayne F. Koellhoffer, Samantha E. Zak, Julia C. Frei, Nina Liu, Hua Long, Wei Ye, Kaajal Nagar, Guohua Pan, Kartik Chandran, John M. Dye, Sachdev S. Sidhu, and Jonathan R. Lai

ACS Chemical Biology 2014 9 (10), 2263-2273

DOI: 10.1021/cb5006454


Protein Kinase C delta Is a Therapeutic Target in Malignant Melanoma with NRAS Mutation

Asami Takashima, Brandon English, Zhihong Chen, Juxiang Cao, Rutao Cui, Robert M. Williams, and Douglas V. Faller

ACS Chemical Biology 2014 9 (4), 1003-1014

DOI: 10.1021/cb400837t



Crystal Growth & Design

Polymorphism in a Sulfamethoxazole Derivative: Coexistence of Five Polymorphs in Methanol at Room Temperature

Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Zahid Shafiq, Hazoor Ahmad Shad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdul Karim, and Muhammad Moazzam Naseer

Crystal Growth & Design 2015 15 (10), 4750-4755

DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01126



Inorganic Chemistry

Carbon- Hydrogen Bond Activation, C-N Bond Coupling, and Cycloaddition Reactivity of a Three-Coordinate Nickel Complex Featuring a Terminal Imido Ligand

Daniel J. Mindiola, Rory Waterman, Vlad M. Iluc, Thomas R. Cundari, and Gregory L. Hillhouse

Inorganic Chemistry 2014 53 (24), 13227-13238

DOI: 10.1021/ic5026153



Journal of Organic Chemistry

A Perspective on Physical Organic Chemistry

Matthew S. Platz

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 79 (6), 2341-2353

DOI: 10.1021/jo500044d


Organotrifluoroborates: Another Branch of the Mighty Oak

Gary A. Molander

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (16), 7837-7848

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b00981


Total Synthesis of Brazilin

Youngeun Jung and Ikyon Kim

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (3), 2001-2005

DOI: 10.1021/jo502745j



Journal of the American Chemical Society

Intramolecular Insertions into Unactivated C(sp3)–H Bonds by Oxidatively Generated β-Diketone-α-Gold Carbenes: Synthesis of Cyclopentanones

Youliang Wang, Zhitong Zheng, and Liming Zhang

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (16), 5316-5319

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02280


Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Insertion of Alkenes into the Carbon–Nitrogen Bond of β-Lactams

Akira Yada, Satoshi Okajima, and Masahiro Murakami

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (27), 8708-8711

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05308


N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nitric Oxide Radicals

Junbeom Park, Hayoung Song, Youngsuk Kim, Bit Eun, Yonghwi Kim, Dae Young Bae, Sungho Park, Young Min Rhee, Won Jong Kim, Kimoon Kim, and Eunsung Lee

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (14), 4642-4645

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01976


Organic Letters

Cobalt-Catalyzed C-H Cyanation of (Hetero)arenes and 6-Arylpurines with N-Cyanosuccinimide as a New Cyanating Agent

Amit B. Pawar and Sukbok Chang

Organic Letters 2015 17 (3), 660-663

DOI: 10.1021/ol503680d


Enantioselective Synthesis of Bicyclic delta-Lactones via N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Cascade Reaction

Zhi-Qin Liang, Dong-Ling Wang, Han-Ming Zhang, and Song Ye

Organic Letters 2015 17 (20), 5140-5143

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02695


Elucidation of Pyranonigrin Biosynthetic Pathway Reveals a Mode of Tetramic Acid, Fused γ-Pyrone and exo-Methylene Formation

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yuta Tsunematsu, Hiroshi Noguchi, Kinya Hotta, and Kenji Watanabe

Organic Letters 2015 17 (20), 4992-4995

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02435



Organic Process Research & Development


Development of a Continuous Flow Sulfoxide Imidation Protocol Using Azide Sources under Superacidic Conditions

Bernhard Gutmann, Petteri Elsner, Anne O’Kearney-McMullan, William Goundry, Dominique M. Roberge, and C. Oliver Kappe

Organic Process Research & Development 2015 19 (8), 1062-1067

DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.5b00217


PhenoFluor: Practical Synthesis, New Formulation, and Deoxyfluorination of Heteroaromatics

Teppei Fujimoto, Fabian Becker, and Tobias Ritter

Organic Process Research & Development 2014 18 (8), 1041-1044

DOI: 10.1021/op500121w



Rapid Electrochemical Deprotection of the Isonicotinyloxycarbonyl Group from Carbonates and Thiocarbonates in a Microfluidic Reactor

Kenta Arai and Thomas Wirth

Organic Process Research & Development 2014 18 (11), 1377-1381

DOI: 10.1021/op500155f




N–H and N–C Bond Formation with an N2-Derived Dihafnium μ-Nitrido Complex

Scott P. Semproni and Paul J. Chirik

Organometallics 2014 33 (14), 3727-3737

DOI: 10.1021/om500393n


Iron Catalysts Containing Amine(imine)diphosphine P-NH-N-P Ligands Catalyze both the Asymmetric Hydrogenation and Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones

Weiwei Zuo, Sebastian Tauer, Demyan E. Prokopchuk, and Robert H. Morris

Organometallics 2014 33 (20), 5791-5801

DOI: 10.1021/om500479q


Reactivity of an Unsaturated Iridium(III) Phosphoramidate Complex, [Cp*Ir{κ2-N,O}][BArF4]

Marcus W. Drover, Heather C. Johnson, Laurel L. Schafer, Jennifer A. Love, and Andrew S. Weller

Organometallics 2015 34 (15), 3849-3856

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00397


Pacifichem 2015: Macromolecular Chemistry

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. Given the significant role of polymer chemistry in our lives, Pacifichem 2015 will hold several dedicated ‘Macromolecular’ thematic sessions.  We showcase here a compilation of recent articles published in relevant journals of the American Chemical Society, and authored by speakers and session organizers of the Macromolecular symposia at Pacifichem.

In line with this year’s theme, this collection highlights the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of polymer science. These articles cover work in new synthetic routes, nanotechnology, deriving materials from renewable resources, and development of novel polymeric materials with a plethora of applications such as therapeutics, bioimaging, photonics, batteries and energy storage, and bio-based manufacturing. Through this themed collection we highlight impactful and most recent advances by polymer scientists with promise for future discoveries and developments.


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Polymeric Micelle Platform for Multimodal Tomographic Imaging to Detect Scirrhous Gastric Cancer

Yutaka Miura, Atsushi B. Tsuji, Aya Sugyo, Hitomi Sudo, Ichio Aoki, Masayuki Inubushi, Masakazu Yashiro, Kosei Hirakawa, Horacio Cabral, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Tsuneo Saga, and Kazunori Kataoka

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (11), 1067-1076

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00142


Thermoresponsive Copolypeptide Hydrogel Vehicles for Central Nervous System Cell Delivery

Shanshan Zhang, Joshua E. Burda, Mark A. Anderson, Ziru Zhao, Yan Ao, Yin Cheng, Yi Sun, Timothy J. Deming, and Michael V. Sofroniew

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (8), 705-717

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00153


Macromolecular and Inorganic Nanomaterials Scaffolds for Carbon Monoxide Delivery: Recent Developments and Future Trends

Diep Nguyen and Cyrille Boyer

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (10), 895-913

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00230



ACS Macro Letters

Self-Reporting Degradable Fluorescent Grafted Copolymer Micelles Derived from Biorenewable Resources

Amandine Noel, Yannick P. Borguet, and Karen L. Wooley

ACS Macro Letters 2015 4 (6), 645-650

DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00227


Inherently Photohealable and Thermal Shape-Memory Polydisulfide Networks

Brian T. Michal, Colin A. Jaye, Emily J. Spencer, and Stuart J. Rowan

ACS Macro Letters 2013 2 (8), 694-699

DOI: 10.1021/mz400318m


Stereocomplex Formation of Densely Grafted Brush Polymers

Benjamín R. Sveinbjörnsson, Garret M. Miyake, Amer El-Batta, and Robert H. Grubbs

ACS Macro Letters 2014 3 (1), 26-29

DOI: 10.1021/mz400568j


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

One-Pot Conversion of Cellulose into n-Hexane over the Ir-ReOx/SiO2Catalyst Combined with HZSM-5

Sibao Liu, Masazumi Tamura, Yoshinao Nakagawa, and Keiichi Tomishige

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (7), 1819-1827

DOI: 10.1021/sc5001463


Kinetic Modeling of Switchgrass-Derived Xylose Oligomers Degradation during Pretreatment in Dilute Acid or in Water

Ching-Shuan Lau, Kris Bunnell, and Danielle Julie Carrier

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (9), 2030-2035

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00298


Acid-Catalyzed Chitin Liquefaction in Ethylene Glycol

Yann Pierson, Xi Chen, Felix D. Bobbink, Jiaguang Zhang, and Ning Yan

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (8), 2081-2089

DOI: 10.1021/sc500334b




Glucose-Containing Diblock Polycations Exhibit Molecular Weight, Charge, and Cell-Type Dependence for pDNA Delivery

Yaoying Wu, Miao Wang, Dustin Sprouse, Adam E. Smith, and Theresa M. Reineke

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (5), 1716-1726

DOI: 10.1021/bm5001229


Development of Guanidinium-Rich Protein Mimics for Efficient siRNA Delivery into Human T Cells

Brittany M. deRonde, Joe A. Torres, Lisa M. Minter, and Gregory N. Tew

Biomacromolecules 2015 16 (10), 3172-3179

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00795

ECM-Incorporated Hydrogels Cross-Linked via Native Chemical Ligation To Engineer Stem Cell Microenvironments



Jangwook P. Jung, Anthony J. Sprangers, John R. Byce, Jing Su, Jayne M. Squirrell, Phillip B. Messersmith, Kevin W. Eliceiri, and Brenda M. Ogle

Biomacromolecules 2013 14 (9), 3102-3111

DOI: 10.1021/bm400728e



Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Sulfated Mesoporous Niobium Oxide Catalyzed 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Formation from Sugars

Ernest Lau Sze Ngee, Yongjun Gao, Xi Chen, Timothy Misso Lee, Zhigang Hu, Dan Zhao, and Ning Yan

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014 53 (37), 14225-14233

DOI: 10.1021/ie501980t



Journal of Organic Chemistry

Tetraphenylethene-Based Star Shaped Porphyrins: Synthesis, Self-assembly, and Optical and Photophysical Study

Anushri Rananaware, Rajesh S. Bhosale, Kei Ohkubo, Hemlata Patil, Lathe A. Jones, Sam L. Jackson, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Sidhanath V. Bhosale, and Sheshanath V. Bhosale

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (8), 3832-3840

DOI: 10.1021/jo502760e


Two Stepwise Synthetic Routes toward a Hetero[4]rotaxane

Qian-Fu Luo, Lan Zhu, Si-Jia Rao, Hong Li, Qi Miao, and Da-Hui Qu

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (9), 4704-4709

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b00627


Chemiluminescence Efficiency of Catalyzed 1,2-Dioxetanone Decomposition Determined by Steric Effects

Fernando Heering Bartoloni, Marcelo Almeida de Oliveira, Luiz Francisco Monteiro Leite Ciscato, Felipe Alberto Augusto, Erick Leite Bastos, and Wilhelm Josef Baader

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (8), 3745-3751

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b00515


Journal of the American Chemical Society

Macroscopic Photocontrol of Ion-Transporting Pathways of a Nanostructured Imidazolium-Based Photoresponsive Liquid Crystal

Bartolome Soberats, Emi Uchida, Masafumi Yoshio, Junko Kagimoto, Hiroyuki Ohno, and Takashi Kato

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (27), 9552-9555

DOI: 10.1021/ja5041573


Improving Paclitaxel Delivery: In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of PEGylated Polyphosphoester-Based Nanocarriers

Fuwu Zhang, Shiyi Zhang, Stephanie F. Pollack, Richen Li, Amelia M. Gonzalez, Jingwei Fan, Jiong Zou, Sarah E. Leininger, Adriana Pavía-Sanders, Rachel Johnson, Laura D. Nelson, Jeffery E. Raymond, Mahmoud Elsabahy, Dennis M. P. Hughes, Mark W. Lenox, Tiffany P. Gustafson, and Karen L. Wooley

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (5), 2056-2066

DOI: 10.1021/ja512616s


Multifunctional Nanoworms and Nanorods through a One-Step Aqueous Dispersion Polymerization

Zhongfan Jia, Valentin A. Bobrin, Nghia P. Truong, Marianne Gillard, and Michael J. Monteiro

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (16), 5824-5827

DOI: 10.1021/ja500092m




ABA Triblock Brush Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, Conductivity, and Rheological Properties

Christopher M. Bates, Alice B. Chang, Nebojša Momčilović, Simon C. Jones, and Robert H. Grubbs

Macromolecules 2015 48 (14), 4967-4973

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00880


One-Pot “Click” Fabrication of Slide-Ring Gels

Takuya Murakami, Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt, Hugh R. Brown, and Craig J. Hawker

Macromolecules 2015 48 (21), 7774-7781

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b0171

Characterization of Fibrous Aggregated Morphologies and Other Complex Architectures Self-Assembled from Helical Alkyne and Triazole Polycarbodiimides (R)- and (S)-Families in the Bulk and Thin Film

Oleg V. Kulikov, Dumindika A. Siriwardane, James F. Reuther, Gregory T. McCandless, Hao-Jan Sun, Yuanchao Li, Samsuddin F. Mahmood, Sergei S. Sheiko, Virgil Percec, and Bruce M. Novak

Macromolecules 2015 48 (12), 4088-4103

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00407