Get access to some of the most interesting chemistry research topics with these Virtual Collections from ACS Publications. Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Virtual Special Issues, and ACS Selects from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike.
Browse 19 of the Most Interesting Chemistry Research Topics With Virtual Collections released by ACS Publications journals in Q2 2019:
Israel Goldberg Memorial Issue
This virtual special issue in Crystal Growth & Design serves as a memorial to Professor Israel Goldberg (1945-2018) who had a long-standing career in crystallography, crystal engineering, solid-state supramolecular chemistry, and their applications. The VSI collection contains 28 papers and encompasses a wide variety of topics related to crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry. Among these papers, two involve porphyrin-based supramolecular architectures, a field in which Professor Goldberg has pioneered. The other contributed papers highlight important fields in materials and crystallography involving spectroscopic, computational, and biological studies. Finally, the VSI includes an editorial summary that exemplifies Goldberg’s career and his work.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at UCLA
This year, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) celebrates its centennial. UCLA hosts one of the world’s major nano centers, the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), which is a partnership between UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of California (UC) system. In this Virtual Issue, ACS Nano joins the celebration by featuring research and ideas from UCLA faculty, students, and staff and their collaborators around the world.
ACS Journals Celebrate Ten Years of Perovskite Photovoltaics
What started as a curiosity, exploring photosensitizing properties of a metal halide perovskite hybrid material in a liquid junction solar cell (or dye-sensitized solar cell), quickly led to the emergence of perovskite photovoltaics and optoelectronics. Since the appearance of the first perovskite solar cell article in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, several other ACS journals have published seminal and significant articles related to metal halide perovskites. In order to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of metal halide perovskite photovoltaics, ACS Editors are highlighting major contributions in the field in this Virtual Issue featuring articles from ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Energy Letters, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Nano Letters.
Strong Field Chemistry
Strong field chemistry investigates the interaction between molecules and intense laser fields. While the topic is extremely important for attosecond spectroscopy, molecular control and chemical dynamics, the complexity of the system has made the study challenging for both theoretical and experimental methods. Nonetheless, in the past decade, significant progress has been made in understanding this multi-photon-multi-electron system, which were the subjects of a recent symposium at the Boston ACS meeting in Fall 2018.The Journal of Physical Chemistry A and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters jointly publish this virtual issue on strong field chemistry to highlight this progress and to show the future direction of this important field.
π−π Stacking in Crystal Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications
π-π Interaction has been a matter of interest in the field of chemistry, biology, and materials science. Because of its complex nature, fundamental research is still going on to understand this interaction more comprehensively, and because of its interesting electronic properties, it has gained a special attention in application oriented research. However, several works that are published in the literature to describe this interaction contradict each other. On the other hand, its application ranges from biochemistry to materials science and engineering. This interaction is known to have potential applications in DNA sequencing, controlled drug release, formulation of supramolecules, design of molecular receptors, synthesis of functional composites, fabrication of sensors, disappearing-reappearing color materials, charge transport materials, electrochemical energy storage, catalysis, and electroanalysis. Therefore, keeping all these facets in mind, Crystal Growth & Design has published this virtual special issue (VSI) on π−π Stacking in Crystal Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications to uplift the interest and update the knowledge in this area of research. Along with two perspectives on bioapplication based on π−π stacking interactions and π-conjugated molecules and charge transport properties, 16 other articles on various applications of organic/ metal-organic systems including host-guest interactions, molecular sensors, mechanofluorochromism, thermal expansion, luminescence, and aggregation enhanced emission based on π−π stacking interactions are included in this issue. Apart from these papers, the guest editors have also contributed a Perspective on recent developments in the field of crystal engineering and potential applications associated with π−π interactions.
William P. Reinhardt Festschrift
William P. Reinhard is a remarkable person with broad interests in science, art, literature, and history among many others. Within the narrow slice of that pie corresponding to his research in theoretical chemical physics, there is a self-similarly broad distribution, with contributions ranging from atomic physics to dynamical systems, from molecular energy transfer to the geometry of phase space, and from the statistical mechanics of biological molecules to the fundamental quantum properties of Bose–Einstein condensates. All of this work is unified by a recurring theme, however: highly innovative and visual thinking about the underlying principles and a fluent two-way translation between formal mathematical structures (the complex plane, unstable periodic orbits and infinitely complicated homoclinic oscillations in phase space, and fractal geometry) and the physical-chemical world (atomic spectra, molecular dynamics, energy transfer, etc.).
A collection of research on lipid force fields, protein force fields, quantum mechanically derived force fields, amber force fields, polarizable atomic multipole force fields, and more.
This virtual collection comprises 19 papers published during 2017 and 2018 in Chemical Research in Toxicology, ACS Nano, and Nano Letters representing notable recent developments in the field of nanosafety research. These include papers discussing toxicologically relevant materials properties of important materials classes (silica, carbon, high aspect ratio materials) in relation to their hazard potential, biological mechanisms, and life-cycle. Further articles focus on molecular mechanisms involved in the generation of biological responses as well as on the biodistribution of nanoparticles and their behavior at specific sites in the body. Perspectives are given on how insights into structure and molecular processes might be used to model structure–activity relationships and predict impacts or even to mitigate the hazard potential of specific materials. Finally, nanomedicine is one important application of nanomaterials requiring attention to safety aspects. Recent approaches in this field are covered, including immunomodulating nanomedicines for cancer treatment, and how knowledge of toxicity mechanisms might be exploited therapeutically.
In Memory of Judy Bolton
This virtual issue serves as a memorial to Judy Bolton, former Associate Editor of Chemical Research in Toxicology from 1999-2017. Judy Bolton was a leader in the chemistry and biochemistry of estrogens, both their beneficial and harmful effects. The collection contains select papers published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology and other ACS journals by Judy and coworkers throughout Judy’s scientific career. Judy was highly committed to improving the health of women. These publications showcase her expertise and perspectives on hormonal carcinogenesis and chemical toxicology. The community of chemical toxicology researchers has lost one of its most brilliant and innovative members, who will be sorely missed.
Methods and Protocols in Materials Science
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has actively contributed to ACS Nano and the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This Virtual Issue highlights select papers published in ACS Nano by KAIST researchers over the past 8 years.
Advances in Boron Chemistry: The Legacy of Fred Hawthorne
“Mr. Boron” is a title well-earned by M. Frederick Hawthorne, a chemistry icon who throughout his career has helped define the field of boron chemistry. His accomplishments run much deeper, though, throughout all of inorganic chemistry, in particular for his 32 years of service as Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry. Further still, Prof. Hawthorne’s achievements have been recognized with the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, the Priestley Medal, and with the U.S. National Medal of Science. In tribute, Inorganic Chemistry presents this Virtual Issue, “Advances in Boron Chemistry: The Legacy of Fred Hawthorne.”
Physical Chemistry at Undergraduate Institutions Virtual Issue
Research in physical chemistry continues to expand across a broad range of research institutions. Increasing evidence indicates the central importance and effectiveness of research in undergraduate education, and primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) have historically been both a source of high-quality research and of scientists who go on to pursue advanced degrees and advanced positions in physical chemistry. Read a broad variety of recent publications, across all subfields and parts of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, submitted from PUIs.
Inorganic Chemistry Global Enterprise
One theme running through the collection is the exceptional breadth in terms of research goals, types of chemical compounds reported, techniques used, and applications envisioned, writes Editor-in-Chief William B. Tolman in an editorial to introduce the Virtual Issue, titled Inorganic Chemistry Global Enterprise. “Another is the attention paid to addressing the most significant environmental, health, and energy challenges facing humanity,” Tolman continues. “These are our challenges that require collaboration and cooperation of scientists irrespective of their location.” In the editorial, the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board members provide additional insights that speak to the scope of the work that Inorganic Chemistry publishes from scientists around the world.
Journal of Organic Chemistry Global Enterprise
“Intellectual curiosity knows no borders, and as a result science has always been a global enterprise,” writes Editor-in-Chief Scott J. Miller in an editorial that introduces the Virtual Issue, titled The Journal of Organic Chemistry Global Enterprise. “Of course, the field of organic chemistry also reflects this truly international flavor.” The JOC Virtual Issue features the top 25 articles from the 51 countries represented in the journal in 2018. “The broad reach is one way we are currently striving to ensure that the journal represents the best of the field, with ideas and advances emerging from all over the globe,” Miller observes.
Organic Letters Global Enterprise
Organometallic Global Enterprise
“The chemistry of the metal-carbon bond is by no means confined to one country, continent, or region of the globe,” writes Editor-in-Chief Paul J. Chirik in an editorial to introduce the Virtual Issue, titled Organometallics Global Enterprise. Chirik adds there is no question that graduate student and postdoctoral coworkers migrate globally, but it is also important to attract journal content from a spectrum of institutions globally, as various cultures add their own distinct flavor to research. “While no issue of this type can be comprehensive, the message is clear—just about anywhere in the world research is being conducted, organometallic chemistry is a prominent component. It is also evident that organometallic chemistry will continue to connect us as a community to solve 21st century global challenges.”
20 Years of Organic Letters: A Platinum Anniversary Collector’s Edition
To culminate the Organic Letters 20th anniversary celebration, the journal has produced a Virtual Issue to showcase the most-read (downloaded) Letter published in each year of the journal’s existence thus far, 1999–2018. As Editor-in-Chief Erick M. Carreira notes in an editorial, this collection “highlights various themes reflecting the capacious spirit that defines Organic Letters as the premier rapid communications journal in organic chemistry.”
Favorite 2018 JCIM Articles
The Editors of the Journal of Chemical Information Modeling truly believe that science is driven by the next generation. The Early Career Board (ECB) partnered with the journals Editorial Advisory Board members and handpicked their favorite JCIM articles from 2018. The virtual issue showcases the great diversity of interests spanning the 2 boards and within the papers published in JCIM. Among the 16 papers highlighted here, you will find insights from machine learning to molecular simulation.