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Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of January 2019

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 January 2019, 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 Applied Energy Materials

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Nanoporous Gold as a Highly Selective and Active Carbon Dioxide Reduction Catalyst
Open Access Through ACS Free to Read License
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (1), pp 164–170
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01570

Probing the Diphosphine Ligand’s Impact within Heteroleptic, Visible-Light-Absorbing Cu(I) Photosensitizers for Solar Fuels Production
Open Access Through ACS Free to Read License
This article is part of the New Chemistry to Advance the Quest for Sustainable Solar Fuels special issue.
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (1), pp 131–143
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b02098

Self-Assembled 3D MnO2 Nanosheets@Delaminated-Ti3C2 Aerogel as Sulfur Host for Lithium–Sulfur Battery Cathodes
Open Access Through ACS Free to Read License
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (1), pp 705–714
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01765

Evidence and Influence of Copper Vacancies in p-Type CuGaO2 Mesoporous Films
Open Access Through ACS Free to Read License
This article is part of the New Chemistry to Advance the Quest for Sustainable Solar Fuels special issue.
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (1), pp 19–28
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01558

Nitrogen/Oxygen Dual-Doped Carbon Nanofibers as an Electrocatalytic Interlayer for a High Sulfur Content Lithium–Sulfur Battery
Open Access Through ACS Free to Read License
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (1), pp 777–787
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01840


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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Carbonate Adsorption to Ferrihydrite: Competitive Interaction with Phosphate for Use in Soil Systems
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (1), pp 129–141
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00160

Gas Phase Chemistry of Cool Exoplanet Atmospheres: Insight from Laboratory Simulations
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (1), pp 39–50
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00133

Formation of Hydrous, Pyroxene-Related Phases from LiAlSiO4 Glass in High-Pressure Hydrothermal Environments
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (1), pp 8–16
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00091

Micro- and Nanoscale Identification of Rare Earth Element–Mineral Associations in an Acidified Dredge Spoil and Adjacent Reduced Sediments
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (1), pp 51–61
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00134

Influence of Glyoxal on the Catalytic Oxidation of S(IV) in Acidic Aqueous Media
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (1), pp 142–149
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00168


ACS Energy Letters

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Defect-Rich 2D Material Networks for Advanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysts
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (1), pp 328–336
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02343

We Editors Are Authors, Too
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (1), pp 249–250
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02322

Recent Developments in Nitrogen Reduction Catalysts: A Virtual Issue
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (1), pp 163–166
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02197

Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (1), pp 317–324
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035

Acid-Compatible Halide Perovskite Photocathodes Utilizing Atomic Layer Deposited TiO2 for Solar-Driven Hydrogen Evolution
Open Access Through ACS Author’s Choice
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (1), pp 293–298
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01661


ACS Photonics

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Transdimensional Photonics
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (1), pp 1–3
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01570

Plasmonically Enhanced Graphene Photodetector Featuring 100 Gbit/s Data Reception, High Responsivity, and Compact Size
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (1), pp 154–161
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01234

Enantiospecific Optical Enhancement of Chiral Sensing and Separation with Dielectric Metasurfaces
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (1), pp 43–49
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01365

Toward a Nanophotonic Nose: A Compressive Sensing-Enhanced, Optoelectronic Mid-Infrared Spectrometer
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (1), pp 79–86
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01503

Subwavelength Plasmonic Color Tuning of Quantum Dot Emission
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (1), pp 93–98
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01586

 


Energy & Fuels

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Calcium Ion Bridging of Aqueous Carboxylates onto Silica: Implications for Low-Salinity Waterflooding
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 127–134
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03366

Efficient Hydrodesulfurization of 4,6-Dimethyldibenzothiophene via Ni4Mo12/Al2O3 Catalysts Prepared by a One-Step Hydrothermal Polyoxometalate Dispersion Method
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 135–147
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03423

Synergistic Collaboration between Regenerated Cellulose and Surfactant to Stabilize Oil/Water (O/W) Emulsions for Enhancing Oil Recovery
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 81–88
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02999

Cationic Surfactants for Demulsification of Produced Water from Alkaline–Surfactant–Polymer Flooding
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 115–126
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03266

Adsorptive Separation of Methane from Carbon Dioxide by Zeolite@ZIF Composite
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (1), pp 348–355
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03484


Environmental Science & Technology

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Membrane–Water Partition Coefficients to Aid Risk Assessment of Perfluoroalkyl Anions and Alkyl Sulfates
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (2), pp 760–770
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05052

Greatly Enhanced Removal of Volatile Organic Carcinogens by a Genetically Modified Houseplant, Pothos Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) Expressing the Mammalian Cytochrome P450 2e1 Gene
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (1), pp 325–331
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04811

Photothermally Active Reduced Graphene Oxide/Bacterial Nanocellulose Composites as Biofouling-Resistant Ultrafiltration Membranes
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (1), pp 412–421
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02772

Role of Ferrate(IV) and Ferrate(V) in Activating Ferrate(VI) by Calcium Sulfite for Enhanced Oxidation of Organic Contaminants
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (2), pp 894–902
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04990

In Situ Quantification of Degradation Is Needed for Reliable Risk Assessments and Site-Specific Monitored Natural Attenuation
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (1), pp 1–3
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06630


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Insight into the Synthesis Process of an Industrial Ziegler–Natta Catalyst
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (2), pp 886–896
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05296

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry: At the Forefront of Chemical Engineering Research since 1909
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (1), pp 1–1
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06251

2018 International Conference of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB) Preface
This article is part of the 2018 International Conference of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Biotechnology special issue.
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (2), pp 507–509
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06249

Fabrication of Highly Efficient and Hierarchical CdS QDs/CQDs/H-TiO2 Ternary Heterojunction: Surpassable Photocatalysis under Sun-like Illumination
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (1), pp 79–91
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04627

Integrated Vacuum Stripping and Adsorption for the Efficient Recovery of (Biobased) 2-Butanol
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (1), pp 296–305
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03043


 


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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A Cluster Approach for Activity Coefficients: General Theory and Implementation
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (1), pp 255–261
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00779

Synthesis and Characterization of γ-CD-Modified TiO2 Nanoparticles and Its Adsorption Performance for Different Types of Organic Dyes
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (1), pp 135–149
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00656

Solubility Modeling, Solute–Solvent Interactions, and Thermodynamic Dissolution Properties of p-Nitrophenylacetonitrile in Sixteen Monosolvents at Temperatures Ranging from 278.15 to 333.15 K
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (1), pp 315–323
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00811

A Novel Amino and Carboxyl Functionalized Mesoporous Silica as an Efficient Adsorbent for Nickel(II)
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (1), pp 176–188
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00689

Facile Cross-Link Method To Synthesize Magnetic Fe3O4@SiO2–Chitosan with High Adsorption Capacity toward Hexavalent Chromium
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (1), pp 226–233
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00738


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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Practical Model Selection for Prospective Virtual Screening
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (1), pp 282–293
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00363

ezCADD: A Rapid 2D/3D Visualization-Enabled Web Modeling Environment for Democratizing Computer-Aided Drug Design
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (1), pp 18–24
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00633

Polypharmacology Browser PPB2: Target Prediction Combining Nearest Neighbors with Machine Learning
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (1), pp 10–17
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00524

Alignment-Free Molecular Shape Comparison Using Spectral Geometry: The Framework
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (1), pp 98–116
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00676

Development and Testing of Druglike Screening Libraries
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (1), pp 53–65
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00537


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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Self-Energy Embedding Theory (SEET) for Periodic Systems
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (1), pp 229–240
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00927

Simulating X-ray Emission Spectroscopy with Algebraic Diagrammatic Construction Schemes for the Polarization Propagator
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (1), pp 546–556
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b01046

SchNetPack: A Deep Learning Toolbox For Atomistic Systems
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (1), pp 448–455
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00908

Accelerating the Calculation of Protein–Ligand Binding Free Energy and Residence Times Using Dynamically Optimized Collective Variables
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (1), pp 743–750
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00934

Evaluating Charge Equilibration Methods To Generate Electrostatic Fields in Nanoporous Materials
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (1), pp 382–401
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00669


The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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Modeling on Fragmentation of Clusters inside a Mass Spectrometer
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (2), pp 611–624
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b10744

Exploration of Reaction Pathways and Chemical Transformation Networks
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (2), pp 385–399
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b10007

An Extended Computational Study of Criegee Intermediate–Alcohol Reactions
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Young Scientists”.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (1), pp 218–229
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09349

Combined Automated Reaction Pathway Searches and Sparse Modeling Analysis for Catalytic Properties of Lowest Energy Twins of Cu13
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (1), pp 210–217
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b08868

Intramolecular Hydrogen Shift Chemistry of Hydroperoxy-Substituted Peroxy Radicals
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (2), pp 590–600
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09745


The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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Applicability of Effective Fragment Potential Version 2-Molecular Dynamics (EFP2-MD) Simulations for Predicting Dynamic Liquid Properties Including the Supercritical Fluid Phase
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (1), pp 194–200
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b07446

Preferential Equilibrium Partitioning of Positively Charged Tryptophan into Phosphatidylcholine Bilayer Membranes
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (1), pp 170–179
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b09872

Effects of a Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Interface on Amyloid-β Peptides Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations and NMR Experiments
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (1), pp 160–169
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11609

Simulating Fluorescence-Detected Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of Multichromophoric Systems
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (2), pp 394–406
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b10176

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Surfactant Flooding Driven Oil-Detachment in Nano-Silica Channels
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (1), pp 277–288
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b09777


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Tailoring Photophysical Processes of Perylene-Based Light Harvesting Antenna Systems with Molecular Structure and Solvent Polarity
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (1), pp 36–47
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08503

Long-Lived Dark Exciton Emission in Mn-Doped CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (1), pp 979–984
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12035

Pressure-Induced Band Structure Evolution of Halide Perovskites: A First-Principles Atomic and Electronic Structure Study
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (1), pp 739–745
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11500

Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (Green) in Undoped Film and Exciplex Emission (Blue) in Acridone–Carbazole Derivatives for OLEDs
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (2), pp 1003–1014
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08357

Understanding the Lithium Storage Mechanism of Ti3C2Tx MXene
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (2), pp 1099–1109
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10790


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Low-Temperature Stable α-Phase Inorganic Perovskite Compounds via Crystal Cross-Linking
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (2), pp 200–205
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03481

Excess Cesium Iodide Induces Spinodal Decomposition of CsPbI2Br Perovskite Films
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (2), pp 194–199
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03742

Artifacts in Transient Absorption Measurements of Perovskite Films Induced by Transient Reflection from Morphological Microstructures
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (1), pp 97–101
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03704

JPCL: A Dynamic Journal with a Global Reach
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (1), pp 113–114
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03623

Influence of the Length of the Donor–Acceptor Bridge on Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (2), pp 302–308
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03685

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