August 2018 - ACS Axial | ACS Publications

ACS Editors’ Choice: Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants

This week: Impacts of carbon dots on rice plants, ultrarapid cationization of gold nanoparticles, approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers — 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!
Ultrarapid Cationization of Gold Nanoparticles via a Single-Step Ligand Exchange Reaction

Langmuir, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02226
Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants: Boosting the Growth and Improving the Disease Resistance

ACS Appl. Bio Mater., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00345
Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase-Catalyzed Oxidative Lactamization of Amino Alcohols

ACS Catal., 2018, 8, pp 8680–8684
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02355
Conjugated Polymers as a New Class of Dual-Mode Matrices for MALDI Mass Spectrometry and Imaging

J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b06637

Cobalt(0) and Iron(0) Isocyanides as Catalysts for Alkene Hydrosilylation with Hydrosiloxanes

Organometallics, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00389
Approaches to Sustainable and Continually Recyclable Cross-Linked Polymers

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02355
Dynamics with Explicit Solvation Reveals Formation of the Prereactive Dimer as Sole Determining Factor for the Efficiency of Ru(bda)L2 Catalysts

ACS Catal., 2018, 8, pp 8642–8648
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02519
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Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017.

Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other members of the community celebrated Organic Letters’ history and accomplishments earlier this year at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.

2 Decades of Being Exactly Where You Want to Be

Organic Letters was founded to provide an outlet for researchers to publish cutting-edge and influential research quickly and cost-effectively. The plans for the journal were approved in 1998, and the first submission was received on March 1, 1999.

Since then, Smith’s commitment to thorough peer review, data standards, and timely publication have made Organic Letters the go-to communications journal for research in organic chemistry. To date, it has published more than 28,000 Letters from all over the world.

In 2016, the most-read article across all ACS Publications journals was from Organic Letters—Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries’ Letter “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa” (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00979).

Her Letter describes the groundbreaking isolation of darwinolide, a compound shown to kill highly resistant MRSA bacteria. The compound comes from the Dendrilla membranosa sponge found in Antarctica. Fries’ work was honored at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, where a giant mosaic was created with attendee photographs.

Be part of Organic Letters’ next 20 years—submit your research.

Downloadable Poster: Organic Letters 20th Anniversary Timeline

Click on the image below to download this poster featuring a timeline of highlights from Organic Letters’ first 20 years in publication, then print it out to hang in your lab or office.

What’s Next for Organic Letters?

After launching Organic Letters and leading the journal for two decades, Professor Smith will retire from his role as Editor-in-Chief at the end of 2018. Professor Smith set a strong foundation for Organic Letters as a journal renowned for excellence, visibility, impact, and leadership in implementing technological innovations that will serve the journal well in its next 20 years.

Before he retires as Editor-in-Chief, Professor Smith is leading Organic Letters in another first. This fall he is part of organizing the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe. The two-day event is co-organized by Organic Letters, Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Organometallics.

Dates: October 10-11, 2018

Location: Heidelberg University

Registration: Free, but attendees must register in advance

The forum will feature talks by European scientists doing a wide variety of research that connects to inorganic, organic, and organometallic chemistry—both in traditional terms and in newer, multidisciplinary ways, as Smith and his fellow Editors-in-Chief write in their August 28 Editorial “Straddling the Rooftop: Finding a Balance between Traditional and Modern Views of Chemistry” (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02620):

“The diversity in topics to be covered by the lecturers is striking. They range from polymer synthesis, catalyst development, coordination chemistry, bioorganic/medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, inorganic cluster compounds, and small-molecule activation, among others. Certainly, some of the topics are in the ‘wheelhouse’, so to speak, of traditional inorganic and organic chemistry disciplines, but many of the lectures will feature work that extends well beyond, stretching the traditional boundaries significantly.”

Register today to attend the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe!

Now You Can Watch Cellular Respiration with a Novel Nanoelectrode Probe

Professor Li-Qun Gu is a Professor of Bioengineering at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. He and ACS Sensors Associate Editor Professor Yi-Tao Long of East China University of Science have known each other for more than 15 years. Professor Gu is a pioneer in biological nanopore DNA sequencing while Professor Long first achieved peptide analysis using biological nanopores. Nearly ten years ago, Professor Gu tried to use nanopores for single-cell analysis but was deterred by the lack of a proper sensing mechanism. When Professor Gu noticed a recent paper from Professor Long’s group, he wanted to provide commentary on this important research.

Single-cell exploration at the single-molecule level is essential to understanding heterogeneous cellular functions, such as electron transfer and enzyme activity. Many of these fundamental cellular functions are correlated with the mitochondrial respiration chain. The level of the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) is an essential functional indicator of mitochondria.

The assessment of the fundamental cellular processes, such as disease progression and the effectiveness of drugs with minimal destructive, are of great importance. However, the traditional electrochemical method for NADH detection with a micro-scale electrode can damage a living cell, and the fluorescence methods that decrease cell damage will limit precision in NADH detection. Therefore, researchers still need to develop high-spatial- and temporal-resolution approaches for electron-transfer imaging inside a single cell.

Recently, Professor Long and his colleagues developed a glass nanopore electrode to address this challenge, as reported in “Asymmetric Nanopore Electrode-Based Amplification for Electron Transfer Imaging in Live Cells” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), which built on his work in Analytical Chemistry, “Wireless Bipolar Nanopore Electrode for Single Small Molecule Detection.” Instead of directly detecting an electrochemical signal, this electrode amplifies the faradaic current produced by electron transfer in a single living cell into a nanopore ionic current signal.

How Researchers Built a Nanopore Electrode

Professor Long and his colleagues built a nanopore electrode using a glass pipette. They reduced the diameter of the pipet tip to tens of nanometers, forming a glass nanopore, then coated the inner surface of the nanopore with a gold layer. By coating the interior of a glass nanopore with a metal layer, a novel wireless electrode was fabricated, achieving the capture of a redox reaction by the ionic current signal read out. Using a nanoelectrode, the NADH level and the drug’s effect were evaluated within a single MCF-7 cell. This method could extend the potential applications of nanopore technology from target single-molecule detection to complex redox process monitoring, which is expected to facilitate the following single living cell analysis to understand the critical cellular processes fully.

The electron transfer of NADH at the electrode’s surface produces hydrogen, which rapidly accumulates to form a “hydrogen bubble.” This bubble, when blocking the nanopore’s ion current pathway, can specifically change the nanopore’s ionic current. The ionic current amplitude is many folds larger than the original electronic transfer current, therefore realizing electronic transfer signal amplification. Using this electrode, the authors can monitor, in real-time, the NADH at concentrations as low as 1 pM.

How Researchers Could Use a Nanopore Electrode

In the past, other researchers developed glass nanopores to measure cellular pH and map the surface charge of single cells. Now, Long and his colleagues have expanded the field by building a nanopore electrode that can monitor real cell electrochemical processes and interpret electron transfer information from inside a single cell.

This novel signal-amplification mechanism, combined with the nanopore’s nanoscale dimension, could be potentially useful in doing high spatial- and temporal-resolution NADH detection inside living cells while minimizing the effects on cellular function.

Long and his colleagues’ findings broaden nanopore technology’s potential applications from target-molecule detection to complex redox-process monitoring. In addition to having a high-current response, the “wireless” electrode has a simplified building process because of the use of the bipolar interface inside the glass nanopore.

This nanoelectrode design may have applications in various single-cell analysis, such as critical cellular processes, cellular communications, and drug screening for cell metabolism regulation, due to its easy modification, controllable nanoscale dimensions, high-sensitivity response, and durable measurement. By modifying with various target probes to the wireless nanopore electrode arrays, the different redox species could be monitored simultaneously. In addition, the small diameter of wireless nanopore electrode provides a high spatial resolution for analyzing intracellular species or processes within a specific organelle.

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

ACS Publications regularly produces lists of the most engaging topics in chemistry. These Virtual Collections bring together the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike.

Browse 19 of the Most Engaging Chemistry Research Topics With Virtual Collections released by ACS Publications journals in Q2 2019:


New Physical Insights

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC), including JPC ABC, provides links to and an overview of the 21 Viewpoint articles that appeared in 2017 concerning the requirement of Important New Physical Insights in papers that are to be published in JPC. The Viewpoints cover many different subdisciplines in physical chemistry research, and the overview identifies common themes while also discussing unique aspects of these subdisciplines.

Recent Advances in Connecting Structure, Dynamics, and Function of Biomolecules by NMR

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
The topic of this virtual special issue from The Journal of Physical Chemistry B is recent advances in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules following up on an international conference that was held at the University of Michigan on April 16-17, 2016. Solid-state NMR methods that connect structure, dynamics and function of biomolecules were highlighted at the conference. Collectively, the papers included in this virtual special issue reflect the conference theme and illustrate the significance of solid-state NMR studies in providing important molecular-level structural and dynamic information across a range of different biomolecules.

Microplastics in the aquatic environment

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
Microplastics are a new and emerging contaminant. Extensive research has been conducted to understand the occurrence and fate of microplastics in the environment, especially in aquatic environments. Therefore, Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters have organized a virtual issue highlighting recent articles related to microplastics in aquatic environments.

Total Synthesis of Natural Products

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
This ACS Select Virtual Issue showcases a snapshot of the beautiful work in total synthesis of complex natural products published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Organic Letters. The articles and letters are representative of the modern ideals of total synthesis, from striking new strategies and methods applied to complex problems to the powerful application of modern techniques to provide materials of functional importance.

Coherence in Chemistry and Biophysics

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
Quantum mechanical coherence in unusual to find in chemistry and biology because it often is fragile with respect to disorder and noise. Recently experiments have been developed that can set up coherence and probe its evolution in complex systems. As a result, there have been numerous reports on the subject, many of them found in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Analytical Technologies to Improve Human Health

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry
Implementation of new technologies that allow accurate and rapid assessment and diagnosis of human health conditions is highly desirable to guide treatment strategies and improve patient care. This virtual issue from Analytical Chemistry highlights manuscripts describing exciting developments in analytical technologies that provide creative solutions to ongoing challenges in human health and clinical diagnosis of diseases. The studies highlighted employ infrared spectroscopy, Raman microscopy, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry and other measurement methods for the detection of Zika virus, bacteria, diagnosis of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The papers selected have shown feasibility using clinical and/or human samples, and improved adaptability of the assay for easier incorporation into patient care and clinical workflows.

Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering is pleased to publish this virtual special issue, which showcases the journal’s commitment to sustainability metrics. The VSI contains contributions from well-known authors in the field and addresses diverse topics that include a compilation of the vocabulary of sustainability metrics, the evolution of the use of such metrics, in silico tools for predictive toxicology, the role of life cycle analysis in sustainable design, and specific examples of process/product design using such metrics. Collectively, these articles represent applications of sustainability metrics in diverse industry sectors including commodity chemicals, renewable fuels, pharma, specialty chemicals, and personal care products.

Perovskite Nanocrystals

The recent success of metal halide perovskites in solar cells has generated a frenzy of research centered on these once-overlooked semiconductors. A pair of key questions naturally arise: how will the nanocrystal version of these materials behave, and what can we do with them? Since the 1980s, the synthetic achievement of nanocrystals with defined shape, size, and surface chemistry has enabled new optoelectronic properties for a variety of applications, including displays, solar cells, photodetectors, single-photon sources, and fluorescence imaging. This virtual issue from Nano Letters, collated by Sarah Brittman and Jingshan Luo, highlights the significant progress made in recent years in perovskite nanocrystals.

Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy

The collection of papers in this special issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A are representative of the work presented at the 18th TRVS conference held In Cambridge, UK in July 2017. The work presented at the conference described experimental and theoretical investigations of systems varying from solid state materials to intact cells. New dynamical experiments were described and applications of novel Raman and IR vibrational spectroscopies were demonstrated.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research at Peking University

Peking University is one of the most esteemed universities in China and is among the top research universities in the world. On May 4, 2018, Peking University will celebrate its 120 year anniversary. In this Virtual Issue, ACS Nano joins the celebration by featuring select papers published in ACS Nano by researchers from Peking University.

Macromolecules 50th Anniversary Perspective Series

As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Macromolecules in 2017, the journal commissioned a series of Perspectives on important contemporary topics in polymer science from leaders in the field that covers a very wide swath of polymer science. Topics range from blends to block polymers, membranes to multilayers, networks to nanocomposites, and the series integrates synthesis, characterization, properties, applications, theory, and modeling. Given the attention these Perspectives have received from the community, this virtual issue collects all 24 of these Perspectives in one place for ready access to those seeking to learn about a wide variety of topics from the experts in polymer science. Along with the Perspectives, also included is the editorial by Professor Tim Lodge to mark this milestone anniversary.

Spotlight on China: 9th Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium

This Virtual Special Issue was organized to place a spotlight on cutting-edge research by Chinese scientists and engineers. Initiated from the 9th Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium (GCCES, Hangzhou, China),  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Research) published these articles about recent advancements in molecular engineering and transfer phenomena, catalysis and reaction engineering, process intensification, separations, and environmental materials and engineering.

Undergraduate Research: Contributions To Organometallic Chemistry

This Virtual Issue features 24 organometallic chemistry papers from research groups at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) published in four core journals from 2014-2018: Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry. The PUI researchers featured here represent a broad spectrum of institutions across the U.S. and Canada, career levels of faculty, and areas of interest. But they all share the common purpose of the pursuit of high-quality research with undergraduates. These reports span the gamut of approaches to organometallic chemistry, ranging from solely computational work to stoichiometric synthetic studies to metal-catalyzed transformations. Topical areas of focus are also incredibly diverse, tapping into coordination chemistry, electrocatalysis/electrochemistry, main-group studies, materials science, and small-molecule activation. It’s clear from these highlighted reports that PUI researchers strive to maintain a presence in emerging frontier areas of organometallic research.

Plasmons for Energy Conversion

The surface plasmon phenomenon of metal nanoparticles has remained an active area of research in nanoscience. Of particular current interest is its role in influencing energy conversion processes. The fundamental aspects of plasmonic (Au, Ag, or Al) nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes have been extensively investigated to understand their role in light energy harvesting assemblies, catalysis, photocatalysis, and solar cells. Of particular interest is the electric field created by plasmons at the surface under selective excitation with photons, which significantly enhances the performance of catalytic or photoinduced processes. This virtual issue is a collection of Perspectives, Reviews, and research articles published in ACS Energy Letters, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, and The Journal of American Chemical Society that highlight recent developments in employing plasmons for energy harvesting. The papers included in this virtual issue cover key topics ranging from fundamental aspects of plasmon dynamics to the use of plasmons to increase the performance of photovoltaic solar cells and solar fuels generation.

Systems Analysis, Design, and Optimization for Sustainability

This Virtual Special Issue was organized by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering to highlight recent advancementson systems analysis, design and optimization methodologies for sustainable chemistry and engineering applications. The collection of articles cover avariety of topics on systems approach to multi-scale sustainable chemistry and engineering systems that range from molecular design, to energy integration and process design, and to life cycle optimization, as well as applications in the fields of CO2 capture and separation, shale gas, water treatment, transportation electrification, nationwide energy infrastructure and ecosystem services.

Extracting More Information Using Less

Topics presented at the 2017 ISCC and GC × GC symposia and published in Analytical Chemistry in 2017 through May 2018 are featured in this virtual issue. The emphasis on separations (e.g., LC, CE, GC, ion mobility, chips, etc.) and mass spectrometry is apparent, as is the coupling of two or more of these techniques. Enhanced performance has come from altering and improving instruments or parts of instruments, novel coupling strategies, data treatment, and sample preparations. The enhanced capabilities of newly developed techniques are demonstrated with the analysis of a variety of intransigent difficult and complex samples. The net result is a more rapid production of data and perhaps, more importantly, the effective extraction of useful information from such data.

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ACS Omega: Publishing Diverse Science from a Global Community

ACS Omega authors are working in labs around the world doing research in both pure and applied sciences across a broad range of chemistry and related areas. Since the fully open-access journal’s launch in 2016, its editors have been excited to publish high-quality research and build connections throughout the global community of scientists.

These 12 videos showcase some of the outstanding research published in ACS Omega by researchers from 14 countries covering dozens of scientific topics. We hope you’ll watch and enjoy, and then read the associated open-access articles to learn more about the research!


Creating Nanomaterials Faster with the Midas Touch

From: France, Germany, Spain
Topics: Crystal structure, heat transfer, mechanical properties, nanoparticles, nanostructures, optical properties, phase, reaction kinetics, solvothermal reaction, thermodynamic properties
Light-Assisted Solvothermal Chemistry Using Plasmonic Nanoparticles
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 2–8
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00019


Colorful Chemistry: Exploring Organic Dyes

From: Canada
Topics: Catalysts, dehalogenation, electron transfer, photochemical redox reaction
Library of Cationic Organic Dyes for Visible-Light-Driven Photoredox Transformations
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (1), pp 66–76
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00058


Computational Chemistry Can Design Better Drugs

From: The Netherlands and U.S.
Topics: Biological membrane, free energy, medicinal chemistry, molecular association, pharmacology, structure-activity relationship
Predicting Binding Affinities for GPCR Ligands Using Free-Energy Perturbation
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (2), pp 293–304
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00086

Fighting Climate Change with a CO2 Net

From: Mexico
Topics: Adsorption, carbon sequestration, crystal structure, enthalpy, metal-organic frameworks, molecular structure, organic compounds and functional groups, surface structure, thermal properties
Water Adsorption Properties of NOTT-401 and CO2 Capture Under Humid Conditions
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (2), pp 305–310
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00102

An Eco-friendly Superplastic using Biocarbon

From: Canada
Topics: Crystal structure, distribution function, elastic materials, enthalpy, materials processing, mechanical properties, polyesters, polymer blends, polymer morphology, surface structure, thermal properties
Biocomposites with Size-Fractionated Biocarbon: Influence of the Microstructure on Macroscopic Properties
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (4), pp 636–647
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00175

Building Bendable Tech with Chemistry

From: India
Topics: Electric properties, materials science, nanostructures, polyesters, polymers, solid state electrochemistry, surface structure, two-dimensional materials, viscosity
Screen-Printable Electronic Ink of Ultrathin Boron Nitride Nanosheets
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (6), pp 1220–1228
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00242

Metal-Free Hydrogenation Can Make Oils Less Toxic

From: U.S.
Topics: Catalysts, hydrogenation, organic compounds and functional group, quantum mechanical methods
Heterogeneous Metal-Free Hydrogenation over Defect-Laden Hexagonal Boron Nitride
ACS Omega, 2016, 1 (6), pp 1343–1354
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00315

How Can Chemistry Help Build Better Solar Cells?

From: China
Topics: Electric transport processes and properties, electron transfer, heterojunction solar cells, luminescence, mass transfer, materials science, perovskites, physical and chemical properties, redox reaction, solid state electrochemistry
Performance Enhancement of Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells through Tuning the Doping Properties of Hole-Transporting Materials
ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (1), pp 326–336
DOI: 10.1021/acstomega.6b00465

What if a Battery Could Provide Drinking Water from the Ocean?

From: South Korea
Topics: Electrochemistry, batteries, desalination, adsorption, membranes
Rocking Chair Desalination Battery Based on Prussian Blue Electrodes
ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (4), pp 1653–1659
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00526

A Novel Recipe for Chromones to Treat Diseases

From: Brazil, Pakistan
Topics: : Carbonyl compounds (organic), catalysts, chemoinformatics, electric properties, green chemistry, Group 16 compounds, physical and chemical processes
Metal- and Solvent-Free Approach to Access 3-Se/S-Chromones from the Cyclization of Enaminones in the Presence of Dichalcogenides Catalyzed by KIO3
ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (5), pp 2280–2290
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00445

Shapeshifting Tissue Can Regrow Organs

From: Italy
Topics: Cell and molecular biology, hydrogels, materials processing, mechanical properties
Thixotropic Peptide-Based Physical Hydrogels Applied to Three-Dimensional Cell Culture
ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (5), pp 2374–2381
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00322

Forging Better Nanowires and Electronics

From: Germany, U.S., Denmark
Topics: Mechanical properties, nanowires, polymers, sensors, solid state electrochemistry
Piezoresistive Response of Quasi-One-Dimensional ZnO Nanowires Using an in Situ Electromechanical Device
ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (6), pp 2985–2993
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00041

Publish Your Research in ACS Omega

The ACS Omega editorial team wants you to join this global community of scientists working across disciplines by publishing your research in the journal.

The ACS Omega scope includes all the topics listed above, every topic in the scope of the more than 55 ACS Publications journals, and more. Editorial decisions on manuscripts focus on the research, not on the perceived evaluation of immediate impact. The editors welcome high-quality new findings, studies that demonstrate the reproducibility of existing research, large datasets, and noteworthy negative results.

Publish Your Research Open Access in ACS Omega.

Connect with the American Chemical Society, CAS, and ACS Publications in Liverpool for EuCheMS 2018

Join the American Chemical Society, CAS, and ACS Publications in Liverpool from August 26 – 30, 2018 for EuCheMS 2018. The four-day event will feature a variety of events, showcasing everything ACS has to offer. Read on to find out what’s in store.

Stop by Booth B5 each day during show hours to:

  • Meet ACS staff and ask about: membership, open access, publishing with ACS journals
  • Collect a limited edition, International Year of the Periodic Table Calendar

  • Pick up a Lego scientist and join in the #ACSLEGO campaign for your chance to win a personalized Lego person

Tuesday, August 28

EuCheMS Education Symposia
Education and Empowering the Future Global Workforce – Panel Discussion
1:00 – 2:30 P.M., Room 4B

ACS Executive Vice President of Education, LaTrease Garrison, will join a panel discussion addressing this important topic.

Meet-the-Editors Reception
6:30 – 8:00 P.M., Inner Balcony at the ACC Liverpool
Join Editors of ACS Publications journals for pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Find out more about ACS journals, discuss your research, and ask for expert publication advice.
Every 5th attendee will receive a free Women of NASA Lego kit!

Follow ACS Publications on Twitter @ACSPublications.

Wednesday, August 29

ACS Members’ Reception
4:30 – 6:30 P.M., Pullman Liverpool Hotel

Invitation-only event for ACS Members and Special Guests.

Future Leaders Conference (YCC & European Young Chemists)
Session: Science Communication
2:30 – 3:30 P.M., Room 12

Editor-in-Chief of C&EN, Bibiana Campos Seijo, will take part in this session on Science Communication, discussing advancing diversity in the chemical sciences.

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals have a global scope and are led by an international team of Editors and Associate Editors based in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) is the authoritative source of information for professionals in a wide variety of environmental disciplines — such as scientists and policymakers. Environmental Science & Technology publishes high-quality research and is one of the most cited highest-ranking environmental journals according to both Google Scholar and Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).

Common research areas include atmospheric pollutants, environmental toxicology, remediation of contaminated environments, energy and environmental impacts, water contaminants and much more!

Environmental Science & Technology Letters is an international forum for short communications on experimental or theoretical results of exceptional timeliness in all aspects of environmental science and technology. Environmental Science & Technology Letters offers the fastest publication of articles in the environmental field, averaging 4-6 weeks from submission to web publication.

Common research areas include characterization of natural and affected environments, energy and the environment, environmental aspects of nanotechnology, environmental measurement methods, and environmental processes.

Enjoy Open Access Articles from European Authors in ES&T and ES&T Letters

Concentrations and Migratabilities of Hazardous Elements in Second-Hand Children’s Plastic Toys
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52 (5), pp 3110–3116
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04685
Ozonation of Para-Substituted Phenolic Compounds Yields p-Benzoquinones, Other Cyclic α,β-Unsaturated Ketones, and Substituted Catechols
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52 (8), pp 4763–4773
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00011
Microplastic Effect Thresholds for Freshwater Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52 (4), pp 2278–2286
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05367
Potential Health and Environmental Risks of Three-Dimensional Engineered Polymers
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2018, 5 (2), pp 80–85
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00495
Identification of Chain Scission Products Released to Water by Plastic Exposed to Ultraviolet Light
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2018, 5 (5), pp 272–276
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00119
Robust Solid-Contact Ion Selective Electrodes for High-Resolution In Situ Measurements in Fresh Water Systems
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (7), pp 286–291
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00130

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ACS Editors’ Choice: Stability in Perovskite Photovoltaic — and More!

This week: Stability in perovskite photovoltaics, chemical safety expertise, honoring a father of catalysis  — 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!
Stability in Perovskite Photovoltaics: A Paradigm for Newfangled Technologies

ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3, pp 2136–2143
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00914
Identification of ABX-1431, a Selective Inhibitor of Monoacylglycerol Lipase and Clinical Candidate for Treatment of Neurological Disorders

J. Med. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00951
Interplay of Protecting Groups and Side Chain Conformation in Glycopyranosides. Modulation of the Influence of Remote Substituents on Glycosylation?

J. Org. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01459
Dehydration, Dienes, High Octane, and High Pressures: Contributions from Vladimir Nikolaevich Ipatieff, a Father of Catalysis

ACS Catal., 2018, 8, pp 8531–8539
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02310
Intestinal Signaling of Proteins and Digestion-Derived Products Relevant to Satiety

J. Agric. Food Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b02355
Broadband Microwave Spectroscopy of 2-Furanyloxy Radical: Primary Pyrolysis Product of the Second-Generation Biofuel 2-Methoxyfuran

J. Phys. Chem. A, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05102
Playing with Fire: Chemical Safety Expertise Required

J. Chem. Educ., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00152
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Join ACS Editors in Europe for the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry

ACS Publications will host a free two-day forum featuring world-class researchers in the inorganic and organic fields at Heidelberg University on October 10-11, 2018. The goal of The ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe is for participants to exchange ideas, share each other’s work, and engage in the learning. Come network with researchers from around the world and present your best work alongside your peers.

Attendees will also get the opportunity to network with ACS Editors from Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, and Organic Letters.

Abstracts are now being accepted for the student poster session on October 10. Students are encouraged to submit an abstract of fewer than 200 words. Three cash prizes will be awarded during the award ceremony on October 11 at the ACS on Campus event. There are only 40 spots available for student poster presenters, secure your spot by submitting your abstract during registration.

ACS Publications looks forward to sharing with you a fulfilling day of innovative scientific exchange across the broad spectrum of inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry. The forum is free, but attendees must register to attend.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Valentine Ananikov, Editorial Advisory Board, Organometallics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Professor Carsten Bolm, Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University (RWTH), Germany
  • Professor Serena DeBeer, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
  • Professor Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University Marbug, Germany
  • Professor Elena Fernandez, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
  • Professor Dorothea Fiedler, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Chemical Biology, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie Berlin (FMP Berlin), Germany
  • Professor Viktoria Gessner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Professor Ryan Gilmour, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster), Germany
  • Professor Karl Hale, Associate Editor, Organic Letters, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Professor Kathrin H. Hopmann, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
  • Professor Géraldine Masson, Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles – CNRS, France
  • Professor Franc Meyer, Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
  • Professor Karsten Meyer, Associate Editor, Organometallics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
  • Professor Mónica Pérez-Temprano, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
  • Professor Oliver Wenger, University of Basel, Switzerland

Register for the Forum Today!

ACS Publications Honors ALD Pioneer Professor Markku Leskelä

ACS Publications is celebrating Professor Markku Leskelä of the University of Helsinki for his decades-long career and pioneering contributions in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). He has served as the Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Atomic Layer Deposition, received the American Vacuum Society ALD innovation award (2012), and is widely known as one of the most productive ALD researchers in the history of the field.

To honor Professor Leskelä, we have organized a cross-journal virtual issue featuring papers authored by Professor Leskelä and his coworkers that focuses on his ALD research, as well as a small selection of papers on luminescent materials and organometallic catalysts. The virtual issue also highlights articles from researchers active in ALD chemistry whose work has been influenced by Professor Leskelä’s contributions.

Seán T. Barry, Mikko Ritala, Han-Bo-Raam Lee, and Jillian Buriak served as guest editors for this Virtual Issue. The issue not only collects research Professor Leskelä published in ACS Publications journals but also papers by invited authors who feel their research was influenced by his work. The issue features papers from journals such as Chemistry of Materials, Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Langmuir, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

ACS Publications thanks Professor Leskalä for all of his contributions to ALD and chemistry as a whole. If Professor Leskelä’s work has influenced your research, leave a comment below and share your story.

Read the Virtual Issue Honoring Professor Markku Leskelä