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Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of February 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 February 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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Nascent SEI-Surface Films on Single Crystalline Silicon Investigated by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (2), pp 1388–1392
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01967

Overcoming the High-Voltage Limitations of Li-Ion Batteries Using a Titanium Nitride Current Collector
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (2), pp 974–978
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01771

Strain Effects on Oxygen Reduction Activity of Pr2NiO4 Caused by Gold Bulk Dispersion for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (2), pp 1210–1220
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01776

Flame Aerosol Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Ni-Rich Layered Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (2), pp 1319–1329
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01892

Fiber-Shaped Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Plasma-Engraved Graphene Fibers with Oxygen Vacancies for Alternating Current Line Filtering Performance
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2 (2), pp 993–999
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b02060


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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Unique Environmental Conditions Required for Dawsonite Formation: Implications from Dawsonite Synthesis Experiments under Alkaline Conditions
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (2), pp 285–294
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00121

Formation of Methane and (Per)Chlorates on Mars
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (2), pp 221–232
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00104

Reactive Uptake of Glyoxal by Methylaminium-Containing Salts as a Function of Relative Humidity
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (2), pp 150–157
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00154

Vertical Characterization and Source Apportionment of Water-Soluble Organic Aerosol with High-resolution Aerosol Mass Spectrometry in Beijing, China
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (2), pp 273–284
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00155

Atmospheric β-Caryophyllene-Derived Ozonolysis Products at Interfaces
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3 (2), pp 158–169
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00156


ACS Energy Letters

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Citation Mania: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (2), pp 471–472
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00016

Status and Outlook for Magnesium Battery Technologies: A Conversation with Stan Whittingham and Sarbajit Banerjee
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (2), pp 572–575
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00214

Quaternary Layered Ni-Rich NCMA Cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (2), pp 576–582
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02499

Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (2), pp 405–410
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02411

Interphase Morphology between a Solid-State Electrolyte and Lithium Controls Cell Failure
ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4 (2), pp 591–599
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00093


ACS Photonics

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Quantifying Figures of Merit for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Applications: A Materials Survey
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (2), pp 240–259
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01369

Limits to Strong Coupling of Excitons in Multilayer WS2 with Collective Plasmonic Resonances
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (2), pp 286–293
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01459

Radiation of Dynamic Toroidal Moments
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (2), pp 467–474
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01422

In Situ Fabrication of 2D WS2/Si Type-II Heterojunction for Self-Powered Broadband Photodetector with Response up to Mid-Infrared
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (2), pp 565–572
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01675

Strained Bubbles in van der Waals Heterostructures as Local Emitters of Photoluminescence with Adjustable Wavelength
ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (2), pp 516–524
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01497


Energy & Fuels

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Electrochemically Assisted Deposition of Calcite for Application in Surfactant Adsorption Studies
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 805–813
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03572

Liquefaction of Lignosulfonate in Supercritical Ethanol Using Alumina-Supported NiMo Catalyst
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Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 1196–1209
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03519

Nanopyroxene-Based Nanofluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Sandstone Cores at Reservoir Temperature
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 877–890
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03749

Optimal Applications and Combinations of Renewable Fuel Production from Biomass and Electricity
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 1659–1672
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b03790

Investigation into the Effect of Heteroatom Content on Kerogen Structure Using Advanced 13C Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Energy Fuels, 2019, 33 (2), pp 645–653
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01909


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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High Pressure Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Formic Acid/Formate: A Comparison between Bipolar Membranes and Cation Exchange Membranes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (5), pp 1834–1847
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04944

Kinetic Study of Homogeneous Catalyzed Esterification of a Series of Aliphatic Acids with Different Alcohols
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (8), pp 2672–2682
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04781

Esterification of Methacrylic Acid with Methanol: Process Optimization, Kinetic Modeling, and Reactive Distillation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (6), pp 2135–2145
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03842

Mesoporous Manganese Dioxide Coated Gold Nanorods as a Multiresponsive Nanoplatform for Drug Delivery
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (8), pp 2991–2999
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05331

Process Design Alternatives for Producing Ultra-high-purity Electronic-Grade Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58 (6), pp 2246–2257
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04052


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Editorial: Guidelines for the Measurement of Solid–Liquid Solubility Data at Atmospheric Pressure
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 381–385
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b01263

Viscosities of Liquid Hexadecane at Temperatures between 323 K and 673 K and Pressures up to 4 MPa Measured Using a Dual-Capillary Viscometer
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 706–712
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00930

Molecular Dynamics Study of Adsorption of the Lennard-Jones Truncated and Shifted Fluid on Planar Walls
Published as part of The Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data special issue “Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties”
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 386–394
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00927

Viscosity and Density of Binary Mixtures of Ethanol + Igepal (CO-520, CO-630, CO-720, and CA-720)
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 594–602
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00793

Thermodynamic Study of Four {Methylpiperidine + Water} Systems: New Experimental Data and Challenging Modeling for the Simultaneous Representation of Liquid–Liquid Equilibrium and Energetic Properties
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 743–754
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00974


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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Thermodynamic Study of Four {Methylpiperidine + Water} Systems: New Experimental Data and Challenging Modeling for the Simultaneous Representation of Liquid–Liquid Equilibrium and Energetic Properties
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2019, 64 (2), pp 743–754
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b00974

Assessing the Predictive Power of Relative Binding Free Energy Calculations for Test Cases Involving Displacement of Binding Site Water Molecules
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J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (2), pp 754–765
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00826

Virtual Compound Libraries in Computer-Assisted Drug Discovery
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (2), pp 644–651
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00737

Correction to “Efficiency of Stratification for Ensemble Docking Using Reduced Ensembles”
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (2), pp 944–944
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00077

Enhancing Retrosynthetic Reaction Prediction with Deep Learning Using Multiscale Reaction Classification
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2019, 59 (2), pp 673–688
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00801


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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OpenPathSampling: A Python Framework for Path Sampling Simulations. 1. Basics
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (2), pp 813–836
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00626

Open-Source, Python-Based Redevelopment of the ChemShell Multiscale QM/MM Environment
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (2), pp 1317–1328
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b01036

OpenPathSampling: A Python Framework for Path Sampling Simulations. 2. Building and Customizing Path Ensembles and Sample Schemes
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (2), pp 837–856
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00627

Multiconfigurational Self-Consistent Field Theory with Density Matrix Embedding: The Localized Active Space Self-Consistent Field Method
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (2), pp 972–986
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b01009

Fast and Accurate Uncertainty Estimation in Chemical Machine Learning
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2019, 15 (2), pp 906–915
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00959


The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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Role of pH in Aerosol Processes and Measurement Challenges
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (7), pp 1275–1284
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b10676

Ultra-Fast-VUV Photoemission Study of UV Excited 2-Nitrophenol
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (7), pp 1295–1302
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b10136

Theoretical Study of the Charge Transfer Exciton Binding Energy in Semiconductor Materials for Polymer:Fullerene-Based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1233–1242
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b12292

Inter/Intramolecular Bonds in TH5+ (T = C/Si/Ge): H2 as Tetrel Bond Acceptor and the Uniqueness of Carbon Bonds
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1168–1176
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b09778

Potential Energy Surface of Group 11 Trimers (Cu, Ag, Au): Bond Angle Isomerism in Au3
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1198–1207
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b11219


The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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Internal Coordinate Normal Mode Analysis: A Strategy To Predict Protein Conformational Transitions
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1294–1301
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11913

Integrated NMR, Fluorescence, and Molecular Dynamics Benchmark Study of Protein Mechanics and Hydrodynamics
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (7), pp 1453–1480
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b08903

Unfolding Dynamics of Ubiquitin from Constant Force MD Simulation: Entropy–Enthalpy Interplay Shapes the Free-Energy Landscape
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1228–1236
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b09318

Resolving the Morphology of Peptoid Vesicles at the 1 nm Length Scale Using Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
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J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (5), pp 1195–1205
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11752

Toward Ab Initio Protein Folding: Inherent Secondary Structure Propensity of Short Peptides from the Bioinformatics and Quantum-Chemical Perspective
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123 (6), pp 1215–1227
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b09245


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Tunneling Diffusion of Excess Protons in Amorphous Solid Water at 10 and 80 K
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (6), pp 3657–3663
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11829

Emerging Design Principles for Enhanced Solar Energy Utilization with Singlet Fission
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (7), pp 3923–3934
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10876

Cu-Based Single-Atom Catalysts Boost Electroreduction of CO2 to CH3OH: First-Principles Predictions
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (7), pp 4380–4387
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12449

Photoexcited Dynamics in Metal Halide Perovskites: From Relaxation Mechanisms to Applications
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (6), pp 3255–3269
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11347

Electrodes as Polarizing Functional Groups: Correlation between Hammett Parameters and Electrochemical Polarization
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123 (8), pp 4926–4937
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12058


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Degradation of Organic Compounds with All-Inorganic Metal Halide Perovskite Quantum Dots
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (3), pp 630–636
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03849

Chinese Spring Festival Editorial
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (3), pp 701–701
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00263

Highly Efficient Ultralong Organic Phosphorescence through Intramolecular-Space Heavy-Atom Effect
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (3), pp 595–600
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03712

Nonsymmetrical Connection of Two Identical Building Blocks: Constructing Donor–Acceptor Molecules as Deep Blue Emitting Materials for Efficient Organic Emitting Diodes
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (4), pp 842–847
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00300

Less Is More: Dilution Enhances Optical and Electrical Performance of a TADF Exciplex
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10 (4), pp 793–798
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03646

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