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

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 new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!


From Highly Crystalline to Outer Surface-Functionalized Covalent Organic Frameworks—A Modulation Approach

Mona Calik, Torben Sick, Mirjam Dogru, Markus Döblinger, Stefan Datz, Harald Budde, Achim Hartschuh, Florian Auras, and Thomas Bein
Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10708


Combinatorial Optimization of Sequence-Defined Oligo(ethanamino)amides for Folate Receptor-Targeted pDNA and siRNA Delivery


Dongsheng He, Katharina Müller, Ana Krhac Levacic, Petra Kos, Ulrich Lächelt, and Ernst Wagner

Bioconjugate Chem., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00649


Increases in Anthropogenic Gadolinium Anomalies and Rare Earth Element Concentrations in San Francisco Bay over a 20 Year Record


Vanessa Hatje, Kenneth W. Bruland, and A. Russell Flegal

Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP

DOI: a/acs.est.5b04322


Ion-Directed Synthesis of Indium-Derived 2,5-Thiophenedicarboxylate Metal–Organic Frameworks: Tuning Framework Dimensionality


Joseph J. Mihaly, Matthias Zeller, and Douglas T. Genna

Cryst. Growth Des., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01680


The Pathogenic Mutation T182A Converts the Prion Protein into a Molten Globule-like Conformation Whose Misfolding to Oligomers but Not to Fibrils Is Drastically Accelerated


Jogender Singh and Jayant B. Udgaonkar

Biochemistry, 2016, 55 (3), pp 459–469

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b01266


Mechanical Chameleon through Dynamic Real-Time Plasmonic Tuning


Guoping Wang, Xuechen Chen, Sheng Liu, Chingping Wong, and Sheng Chu

ACS Nano, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07472


Synthesis and Diels–Alder Reactivity of Substituted [4]Dendralenes


Mehmet F. Saglam, Ali R. Alborzi, Alan D. Payne, Anthony C. Willis, Michael N. Paddon-Row, and Michael S. Sherburn

Org. Chem., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b02583


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