Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of February 2018

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each ACS Publications journal in February 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list, but as another perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention.

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ACS Catalysis

Advances in Direct Metal-Catalyzed Functionalization of Azobenzenes
ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), pp 1546–1579
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03583

Carbon Modification of Nickel Catalyst for Depolymerization of Oxidized Lignin to Aromatics
ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), pp 1614–1620
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03475

Direct Synthesis of H2O2 from H2 and O2 on Pd Catalysts: Current Understanding, Outstanding Questions, and Research Needs
ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), pp 1520–1527
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04107

Dual Role of a Photocatalyst: Generation of Ni(0) Catalyst and Promotion of Catalytic C–N Bond Formation
ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), pp 1456–1463
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03024

Facile Ammonia Synthesis from Electrocatalytic N2 Reduction under Ambient Conditions on N-Doped Porous Carbon
ACS Catal., 2018, 8 (2), pp 1186–1191
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02165


ACS Combinatorial Science

Application of the Open qPCR Instrument for the in Vitro Selection of DNA Aptamers against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Drosophila C Virus
ACS Comb. Sci., 2018, 20 (2), pp 45–54
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00138

Construction of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole and 1,3,4-Thiadiazole Library with a High Level of Skeletal Diversity Based on Branching Diversity-Oriented Synthesis on Solid-Phase Supports
ACS Comb. Sci., 2018, 20 (2), pp 82–97
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00174

Discrete Fourier Transform-Based Multivariate Image Analysis: Application to Modeling of Aromatase Inhibitory Activity
ACS Comb. Sci., 2018, 20 (2), pp 75–81
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00155

DNA-Compatible Solid-Phase Combinatorial Synthesis of β-Cyanoacrylamides and Related Electrophiles
ACS Comb. Sci., 2018, 20 (2), pp 61–69
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00169

Issue Editorial Masthead
ACS Comb. Sci., 2018, 20 (2),
DOI: 10.1021/cov020i002_1166646


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Click-Addressable Cassette for Photoaffinity Labeling
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 155–158
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00516

Discovery and in Vitro Optimization of 3-Sulfamoylbenzamides as ROMK Inhibitors
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 125–130
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00481

Discovery of EBI-2511: A Highly Potent and Orally Active EZH2 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 98–102
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00437

From RORγt Agonist to Two Types of RORγt Inverse Agonists
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 120–124
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00476

Identification of Potent Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) Inhibitors Based on a Phenylimidazole Scaffold
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (2), pp 131–136
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00488


Bioconjugate Chemistry

a-Factor Analogues Containing Alkyne- and Azide-Functionalized Isoprenoids Are Efficiently Enzymatically Processed and Retain Wild-Type Bioactivity
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (2), pp 316–323
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00648

Bioorthogonal Masking of Circulating Antibody–TCO Groups Using Tetrazine-Functionalized Dextran Polymers
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (2), pp 538–545
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00028

CRISPRed Macrophages for Cell-Based Cancer Immunotherapy
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (2), pp 445–450
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00768

High-Throughput Cysteine Scanning To Identify Stable Antibody Conjugation Sites for Maleimide- and Disulfide-Based Linkers
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (2), pp 473–485
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00791

Immolation of p-Aminobenzyl Ether Linker and Payload Potency and Stability Determine the Cell-Killing Activity of Antibody–Drug Conjugates with Phenol-Containing Payloads
Bioconjugate Chem., 2018, 29 (2), pp 267–274
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00576


Inorganic Chemistry

Coumarin Derivative Directly Coordinated to Lanthanides Acts as an Excellent Antenna for UV–Vis and Near-IR Emission
Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (3), pp 908–911
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02861

Fluorescent Metal–Organic Framework (MOF) as a Highly Sensitive and Quickly Responsive Chemical Sensor for the Detection of Antibiotics in Simulated Wastewater
Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (3), pp 1060–1065
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02471

General Strategy for Rapid Production of Low-Dimensional All-Inorganic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals with Controlled Dimensionalities and Sizes
Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (3), pp 1598–1603
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02941

Glucose-Appended Platinum(II)-BODIPY Conjugates for Targeted Photodynamic Therapy in Red Light
Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (4), pp 1717–1726
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02249

Influences of Bifunctional PNP-Pincer Ligands on Low Valent Cobalt Complexes Relevant to CO2 Hydrogenation
Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (3), pp 1590–1597
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02931


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Allosteric Modulators of Drug Targets Special Issue
J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61 (4), pp 1381–1381
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00171

BACE-1 Inhibitors: From Recent Single-Target Molecules to Multitarget Compounds for Alzheimer’s Disease
J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61 (3), pp 619–637
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00393

Discovery of Potent and Orally Bioavailable Dihydropyrazole GPR40 Agonists
J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61 (3), pp 681–694
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00982

Discovery of the First Potent, Selective, and Orally Bioavailable Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like 2a (SPPL2a) Inhibitor Displaying Pronounced Immunomodulatory Effects In Vivo
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61 (3), pp 865–880
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01371

Free Energy Methods in Drug Design: Prospects of “Alchemical Perturbation” in Medicinal Chemistry
J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61 (3), pp 638–649
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00681


Journal of Natural Products

Cybastacines A and B: Antibiotic Sesterterpenes from a Nostoc sp. Cyanobacterium
J. Nat. Prod., 2018, 81 (2), pp 410–413
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00638

Cyclizidine-Type Alkaloids from Streptomyces sp. HNA39
J. Nat. Prod., 2018, 81 (2), pp 394–399
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b01055

Hamigerans R and S: Nitrogenous Diterpenoids from the New Zealand Marine Sponge Hamigera tarangaensis
J. Nat. Prod., 2018, 81 (2), pp 387–393
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00960

Lipovelutibols A–D: Cytotoxic Lipopeptaibols from the Himalayan Cold Habitat Fungus Trichoderma velutinum
J. Nat. Prod., 2018, 81 (2), pp 219–226
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00873

Metabolomics-Guided Discovery of Microginin Peptides from Cultures of the Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa
J. Nat. Prod., 2018, 81 (2), pp 349–355
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00829


The Journal of Organic Chemistry

N,O π-Conjugated 4-Substituted 1,3-Thiazole BF2 Complexes: Synthesis and Photophysical Properties
J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (3), pp 1095–1105
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02239

Cascade Synthesis of 3-Functionalized Indoles from Nitrones and Their Conversion to Cycloheptanone-Fused Indoles
J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (3), pp 1085–1094
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02638

Chemoselective Reduction of Sterically Demanding N,N-Diisopropylamides to Aldehydes
J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (4), pp 1687–1700
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02868

Green-Light-Sensitive BODIPY Photoprotecting Groups for Amines
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (4), pp 1819–1827
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02729

Iron-Catalyzed Batch/Continuous Flow C–H Functionalization Module for the Synthesis of Anticancer Peroxides
J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (3), pp 1358–1368
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02854


Molecular Pharmaceutics

ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter A Subfamily 8 Is a Sinusoidal Efflux Transporter for Cholesterol and Taurocholate in Mouse and Human Liver
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (2), pp 343–355
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00679

Comparison of the Expression Kinetics and Immunostimulatory Activity of Replicating mRNA, Nonreplicating mRNA, and pDNA after Intradermal Electroporation in Pigs
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (2), pp 377–384
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00722

Difluoromethylornithine Combined with a Polyamine Transport Inhibitor Is Effective against Gemcitabine Resistant Pancreatic Cancer
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (2), pp 369–376
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00718

Facile Deposition of Manganese Dioxide to Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel Nanoparticles for Modulation of Hypoxic Tumor Microenvironment To Improve Chemoradiation Therapy
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (2), pp 447–457
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00808

Metal Protein-Attenuating Compound for PET Neuroimaging: Synthesis and Preclinical Evaluation of [11C]PBT2
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2018, 15 (2), pp 695–702
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00936


Organic Letters

Asymmetric and Site-Selective [3 + 2]-Annulations for the Synthesis of High-Value Bicyclic Lactams
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (4), pp 1146–1149
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00076

Biomimetic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (−)-Petromindole
Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (3), pp 632–635
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03768

Copper-Catalyzed Diamination of Alkenes of Unsaturated Ketohydrazones with Amines
Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (3), pp 510–513
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03401

Dehydration of Amides to Nitriles under Conditions of a Catalytic Appel Reaction
Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (3), pp 728–731
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03862

Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich-Type Reaction en Route to α-Hydroxy-β-amino Acid Derivatives
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (3), pp 526–529
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03609


Organic Process Research & Development

Concise Synthesis of Versatile Imidazo[5,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4(3H)-ones
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22 (2), pp 166–172
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00333

Continuous-Flow In-Line Solvent-Swap Crystallization of Vitamin D3
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22 (2), pp 178–189
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00351

Development and Scale-Up of a Manufacturing Route for the Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor GSK2248761A (IDX-899): Synthesis of an Advanced Key Chiral Intermediate
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22 (2), pp 200–206
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00356

Evaluation of Starting Materials for PMIs (Potentially Mutagenic Impurities): A Vortioxetine Case Study
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22 (2), pp 125–135
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00239

Microflow High-p,T Intensification of Vitamin D3 Synthesis Using an Ultraviolet Lamp
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22 (2), pp 147–155
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00318



Activation of Carbon–Hydrogen Bonds via 1,2-RH-Addition/-Elimination to Early Transition Metal Imides
Organometallics, 2018, 37 (4), pp 505–516
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00753

CO2 Reduction Pathways on MnBr(N-C)(CO)3 Electrocatalysts
Organometallics, 2018, 37 (3), pp 337–342
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00743

Cooperative Metal + Ligand Oxidative Addition and σ-Bond Metathesis: A DFT Study
Organometallics, 2018, 37 (3), pp 309–313
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00715

Iridium and Rhodium Complexes Containing Enantiopure Primary Amine-Tethered N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Synthesis, Characterization, Reactivity, and Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones
Organometallics, 2018, 37 (3), pp 491–504
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00915

Iron(II)-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Acetophenone with a Chiral, Pyridine-Based PNP Pincer Ligand: Support for an Outer-Sphere Mechanism
Organometallics, 2018, 37 (3), pp 396–405
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00816

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