Read the Top Trending 2018 Articles from the ACS Polymer Portfolio

The Altmetric Attention Score gives researchers the ability to view a more organized and comprehensive record of an article’s online shares, while concurrently tracking discussions of a research article’s findings and results. Altmetric Attention Scores reflect a variety of sources, including social media, traditional media (both mainstream and science specific), online reference managers, forums, and Wikipedia. The information is aggregated to produce a score that is a measure of the quality and quantity of attention received by an article, i.e. how an article is “trending”.

ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules, and Macromolecules make up the ACS Publications’ core portfolio of polymer and macromolecular science journals. Where Biomacromolecules publishes research at the unique intersection of polymer science and biology, Macromolecules publishes research on all fundamental aspects of macromolecular science and holds the position as the most-cited original research journal in the field. ACS Macro Letters is the highest-impact original research journal in all of polymer chemistry, and publishes rapid communications that address challenges in biomedicine, energy, sustainability and beyond.

Given the impressive journals that make up this core portfolio, many articles trend well online due to interest in the topics covered. Read the polymer papers from 2018 with the highest Altmetric scores.

ACS Macro Letters

Bulk pH-Responsive DNA Quadruplex Hydrogels Prepared by Liquid-Phase, Large-Scale DNA Synthesis
ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7 (3), pp 295–299
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00063
Altmetric Score: 402
Strength of Recluse Spider’s Silk Originates from Nanofibrils
ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7 (11), pp 1364–1370
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00678
Altmetric Score: 99
Fast and Efficient Water Absorption Material Inspired by Cactus Root
ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7 (3), pp 387–394
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00014
Altmetric Score: 94
Semiconductor Quantum Dots as Photocatalysts for Controlled Light-Mediated Radical Polymerization
ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7 (2), pp 184–189
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00968
Altmetric Score: 73
One Methylene Group in the Side Chain Can Alter by 90 Degrees the Orientation of a Main-Chain Liquid Crystal on a Unidirectional Substrate
ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7 (4), pp 453–458
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00044
Altmetric Score: 61


Ice Recrystallization Inhibiting Polymers Enable Glycerol-Free Cryopreservation of Microorganisms
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (8), pp 3371–3376
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00660
Altmetric Score: 163
Large and Small Assembly: Combining Functional Macromolecules with Small Peptides to Control the Morphology of Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (3), pp 825–837
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01632
Altmetric Score: 82
Reinforcing Mucus Barrier Properties with Low Molar Mass Chitosans
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (3), pp 872–882
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01670
Altmetric Score: 81
Recombinant Spidroins Fully Replicate Primary Mechanical Properties of Natural Spider Silk
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (9), pp 3853–3860
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00980
Altmetric Score: 78
Clinical Evidence for Use of a Noninvasive Biosensor for Tear Glucose as an Alternative to Painful Finger-Prick for Diabetes Management Utilizing a Biopolymer Coating
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (11), pp 4504–4511
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b01429
Altmetric Score: 78


Tough, Rapidly Swelling Thermoplastic Elastomer Hydrogels for Hemorrhage Control
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (12), pp 4705–4717
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00428
Altmetric Score: 358
Imaging Unstained Synthetic Polymer Crystals and Defects on Atomic Length Scales Using Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (19), pp 7794–7799
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01508
Altmetric Score: 55
Synthesis of Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes with Chemically Stable Imidazolium Cations: Unexpected Cross-Linked Macrocycles from Ring-Fused ROMP Monomers
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (8), pp 3212–3218
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00209
Altmetric Score: 20
Practical Synthesis of Functional Metathesis Initiators Using Enynes
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (16), pp 6497–6503
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00866
Altmetric Score: 14
Phase Behavior and Salt Partitioning in Polyelectrolyte Complex Coacervates
Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (8), pp 2988–2995
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00238
Altmetric Score: 13

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