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Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of September 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 September 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 Materials & Interfaces

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Surface-Bound Antibiotic for the Detection of β-Lactamases
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b05793

Durable and Flexible Superhydrophobic Materials: Abrasion/Scratching/Slicing/Droplet Impacting/Bending/Twisting-Tolerant Composite with Porcupinefish-Like Structure
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b09524

Breakdown of Native Oxide Enables Multifunctional, Free-Form Carbon Nanotube–Metal Hierarchical Architectures
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b08290

Lead-Free Halide Perovskites and Perovskite Variants as Phosphors toward Light-Emitting Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b08407

EDTA-Functionalized Covalent Organic Framework for the Removal of Heavy-Metal Ions
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11850


ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Platinum/Graphene Oxide Coated Microfabricated Arrays for Multinucleus Neural Activities Detection in the Rat Models of Parkinson’s Disease Treated by Apomorphine
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00541

In Situ Bioprocessing of Bacterial Cellulose with Graphene: Percolation Network Formation, Kinetic Analysis with Physicochemical and Structural Properties Assessment
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00581

Poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) Coatings with Controllable Hierarchical Porous Structures on Magnesium Substrate: An Evaluation of Corrosion Behavior and Cytocompatibility
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00461

Plasmonic Nanohybrid with High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency for Simultaneously Effective Antibacterial/Anticancer Photothermal Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00521

Receptor-Targeting Drug and Drug Carrier for Enhanced Killing Efficacy against Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00403


ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Recent Progress of Direct Ink Writing of Electronic Components for Advanced Wearable Devices
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00428

Molecular Approach To Enhance Thermal Conductivity in Electrically Conductive Adhesives
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00401

All-Semiconducting Spin Filter Prepared by Low-Energy Proton Irradiation
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00369

Modulation of Crystal and Electronic Structures in Topological Insulators by Rare-Earth Doping
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00422

Room-Temperature Columnar Liquid Crystalline Materials Based on Pyrazino[2,3-g]quinoxaline for Bright Green Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00477


ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Nitrogen-Doped Mesostructured Carbon-Supported Metallic Cobalt Nanoparticles for Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01183

Tailoring the Surface of Silicon Nanoparticles for Enhanced Chemical and Electrochemical Stability for Li-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01601

Room-Temperature Fluoride Shuttle Batteries Based on a Fluorohydrogenate Ionic Liquid Electrolyte
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01260

The Central Role of Ligand Conjugation for Properties of Coordination Complexes as Hole-Transport Materials in Perovskite Solar Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01223

Influence of Reduced Cu Surface States on the Photoelectrochemical Properties of CuBi2O4
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01333


ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Three-Dimensional Antimony Nanochains for Lithium-Ion Storage
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01316

Anisotropic Strain-Induced Soliton Movement Changes Stacking Order and Band Structure of Graphene Multilayers: Implications for Charge Transport
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01603

Two-Dimensional Effects on the Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Irreversible Surface Oxidation of Metallic Ru Nanosheets and Nanoparticles
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01216

MAX and MAB Phases: Two-Dimensional Layered Carbide and Boride Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01526

3D Mapping of the Structural Transitions in Wrinkled 2D Membranes: Implications for Reconfigurable Electronics, Memristors, and Bioelectronic Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01232


ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Recycled Poly(ethylene terephthalate) for High Temperature Solvent Resistant Membranes
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00493

Coating Architects: Manipulating Multiscale Structures To Optimize Interfacial Properties for Coating Applications
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00302

Nafion-Based Low-Hydration Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Enhanced Water Purification
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00689

Mussel-Inspired Self-Healing Polyurethane with “Flower-like” Magnetic MoS2 as Efficient Microwave Absorbers
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00538

Tuning Backbone Planarity in Thiadiazolobenzotriazole–Bis(thienothiophenyl)ethylene Copolymers for Organic Field-Effect Transistors
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b0032


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Electrospun Nanofibers for Drug Delivery and Biosensing
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00853

Self-Assembled Protein- and Peptide-Based Nanomaterials
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00408

Recent Advances in Engineering of Lipid Drug Conjugates for Cancer Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00689

Nanomedicine Fabricated from A Boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY)-Embedded Amphiphilic Copolymer for Photothermal-Enhanced Chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01145

Breast Cancer Cells Transition from Mesenchymal to Amoeboid Migration in Tunable Three-Dimensional Silk–Collagen Hydrogels
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00519


ACS Catalysis

Catalytic Approaches to Monomers for Polymers Based on Renewables
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01665

Opportunities and Challenges for Catalysis in Carbon Dioxide Utilization
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02113

CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol over ZrO2-Containing Catalysts: Insights into ZrO2 Induced Synergy9
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01943

Iron-Catalyzed Borrowing Hydrogen β-C(sp3)-Methylation of Alcohols
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02461

Oxa- and Azabenzonorbornadienes as Electrophilic Partners under Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02458


ACS Energy Letters

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Single-Atom Catalysts: Are All Sites Created Equal?
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01820

In Situ Modification of a Delafossite-Type PdCoO2 Bulk Single Crystal for Reversible Hydrogen Sorption and Fast Hydrogen Evolution
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01527

Molecular Insights into Heterogeneous Processes in Energy Storage and Conversion
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01701

Engineered Enzymes and Bioinspired Catalysts for Energy Conversion
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01308

Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction: Identification and Elimination of Contamination in Electrolyte
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01573


ACS Macro Letters

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Structural Difference in Macro-RAFT Agents Redirects Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00509

Quantifying the Chain Folding in Polymer Single Crystals by Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00607

Bicontinuous Microemulsions in Partially Charged Ternary Polymer Blends
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00554

Iron-Catalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Semifluorinated Methacrylates
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00579

Imparting External Stress-Free Two-Way Shape Memory Effect to Commodity Polyolefins by Manipulation of Their Hierarchical Structures
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00467


ACS Nano

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Two-Dimensional Materials in Biosensing and Healthcare: From In Vitro Diagnostics to Optogenetics and Beyond
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03632

The Illusion and Disillusion of Peer Review
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b07238

Recent Advances in Interface Engineering of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides with Organic Molecules and Polymers
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b02540

Toward Electrochemical Studies on the Nanometer and Atomic Scales: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b02687

Clear Wood toward High-Performance Building Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b00089


ACS Photonics

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Self-Rolled Multilayer Metasurfaces
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00816

Second Harmonic and Sum-Frequency Generations from a Silicon Metasurface Integrated with a Two-Dimensional Material
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00553

Graphene-Based Surface Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy: Recent Developments, Challenges, and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00645

Ultrafast Dynamics of Hot Electrons in Nanostructures: Distinguishing the Influence on Interband and Plasmon Resonances
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00793

High Carrier Mobility in HgTe Quantum Dot Solids Improves Mid-IR Photodetectors
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01050


ACS Sensors

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Ultrasensitive and Portable Assay for Lead(II) Ions by Electronic Balance as a Readout
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01085

Self-Amplified Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Rapid and Visual Detection of Xylene in Aqueous Media
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01402

Can Nanozymes Have an Impact on Sensing?
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01760

Perspectives on and Precautions for the Uses of Electric Spectroscopic Methods in Label-free Biosensing Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01177

Two-Dimensional NbS2 Gas Sensors for Selective and Reversible NO2 Detection at Room Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00992


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Environment-Friendly Antibiofouling Superhydrophobic Coatings
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02025

Malleable and Sustainable Poly(ester amide) Networks Synthesized via Melt Condensation Polymerization
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03956

Multifunctional β-Cyclodextrin MOF-Derived Porous Carbon as Efficient Herbicides Adsorbent and Potassium Fertilizer
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01911

Facile Preparation of an Asymmetric Wettability Janus Cellulose Membrane for Switchable Emulsions’ Separation and Antibacterial Property
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03450

Strong and Tough Cellulose Nanofibrils Composite Films: Mechanism of Synergetic Effect of Hydrogen Bonds and Ionic Interactions
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03442


Bioconjugate Chemistry

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A Reactive Antibody Platform for One-Step Production of Antibody–Drug Conjugates through a Diels–Alder Reaction with Maleimide
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00436

Nanoparticle Interactions with the Tumor Microenvironment
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00448

Site-Specific Modification of Proteins through N-Terminal Azide Labeling and a Chelation-Assisted CuAAC Reaction
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00515

Insights into Active Targeting of Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery: Advances in Clinical Studies and Design Considerations for Cancer Nanomedicine
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00456

Efficient Small-Scale Conjugation of DNA to Primary Antibodies for Multiplexed Cellular Targeting
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00490


Biomacromolecules

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates and Other Biopolymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01044

Thermoresponsive Protein-Engineered Coiled-Coil Hydrogel for Sustained Small Molecule Release
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00107

Polydiacetylene (PDA) Liposome-Based Immunosensor for the Detection of Exosomes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00641

Ligand-Functionalized Poly(ethylene glycol) Particles for Tumor Targeting and Intracellular Uptake
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00925

Injectable Shape-Holding Collagen Hydrogel for Cell Encapsulation and Delivery Cross-linked Using Thiol-Michael Addition Click Reaction
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00769


Chemistry of Materials

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Science against Pseudoscience
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03134

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Jean-Luc Brédas on His 65th Birthday
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03045

Lessons Learned in Organic Optoelectronics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01220

Pathway Complexity in the Stacking of Imine-Linked Macrocycles Related to Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03088

Light-Induced Self-Assembly of Cubic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals into Nanowires
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00680


Crystal Growth & Design

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A Flexible Microporous Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00582

Innovative Design for the Enhancement of Lithium Lanthanum Titanate Electrolytes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00825

Doubly Interpenetrated Zn4O-Based Metal–Organic Framework for CO2 Chemical Transformation and Antibiotic Sensing
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00621

“Particle Informatics”: Advancing Our Understanding of Particle Properties through Digital Design
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00654

Three-Dimensional Co(II)-Metal–Organic Frameworks with Varying Porosities and Open Metal Sites toward Multipurpose Heterogeneous Catalysis under Mild Conditions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00823


Energy & Fuels

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Recent Advances in Heavy Oil Upgrading Using Dispersed Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01532

Resins and Asphaltenes of Light and Heavy Oils: Their Composition and Structure
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00285

Molecular Structure and Solubility Determination of Asphaltenes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01737

Anaerobic Thermophilic Digestion of Maotai-Flavored Distiller’s Grains: Process Performance and Microbial Community Dynamics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02582

Interactions between Rock/Brine and Oil/Brine Interfaces within Thin Brine Film Wetting Carbonates: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00496


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Preface for the Special Issue on Biorenewable Energy and Chemicals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04442

I&EC Research 2019 Excellence in Review Awards
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04732

Multiscale Modeling of (Hemi)cellulose Hydrolysis and Cascade Hydrotreatment of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, Furfural, and Levulinic Acid
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00898

Impact of Nanotechnology on Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Mini-Review
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03693

Preparation of Carboxy-Functionalized Covalent Organic Framework for Efficient Removal of Hg2+ and Pb2+ from Water
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03138


Inorganic Chemistry

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An Insider’s Tour to the Peer-Review Process at Inorganic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02503

Preface for the Forum on Paradigm Shifts in Magnetism: From Molecules to Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02488

Catalytic Reduction of Nitriles by Polymethylhydrosiloxane Using a Phenalenyl-Based Iron(III) Complex
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01377

The 4-Electron Cleavage of a N═N Double Bond by a Trimetallic TiNi2 Complex
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01805

The Thiolate Trans Effect in Heme {FeNO}6 Complexes and Beyond: Insight into the Nature of the Push Effect
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00091


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Solubility of Water in Hydrogen at High Pressures: A Molecular Simulation Study
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00513

Extension of Vibrating-Wire Viscometry to Electrically Conducting Fluids and Measurements of Viscosity and Density of Brines with Dissolved CO2 at Reservoir Conditions
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00248

Editorial
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00791

Correction to “Ternary Liquid–Liquid Equilibrium of Toluene + Dimethyl Carbonate + ILs at 298.15 K and Atmospheric Pressure”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00823

Fick Diffusion Coefficients of the Gaseous CH4–CO2 System from Molecular Dynamics Simulations Using TraPPE Force Fields at 101.325, 506.625, 1013.25, 2533.12, and 5066.25 kPa
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b01198


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Critical Knowledge Gaps in Mass Transport through Single-Digit Nanopores: A Review and Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02178

Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol as a Bio-Oil Model Compound over Pillared Clay-Supported Nickel–Molybdenum Catalysts
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01890

Exploring the Catalytic Properties of Unsupported and TiO2-Supported Cu5 Clusters: CO2 Decomposition to CO and CO2 Photoactivation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06620

Photocatalytic Water Splitting Cycle in a Dye-Catalyst Supramolecular Complex: Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06401

Effect of Surface Ligand on Charge Separation and Recombination at CsPbI3 Perovskite Quantum Dot/TiO2 Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06725


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Relaxation Dynamics and Genuine Properties of the Solvated Electron in Neutral Water Clusters
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01802

Band Gap Engineering in Cs2(NaxAg1–x)BiCl6 Double Perovskite Nanocrystals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02168

Nuclear Quantum Effects in Hydrophobic Nanoconfinement
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01835

A Machine Learning Approach for Prediction of Rate Constants
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01810

Artificial Intelligence Approach To Investigate the Longevity Drug
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02220


Langmuir

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Synthetic Evolution of Colloidal Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00855

Theory of Surface Forces in Multivalent Electrolytes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01110

Metal–Ligand Interface in the Chemical Reactions of Ligand-Protected Noble Metal Clusters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03493

Brushes, Graft Copolymers, or Bottlebrushes? The Effect of Polymer Architecture on the Nanotribological Properties of Grafted-from Assemblies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01265

Biomaterials for Interfacing Cell Imaging and Drug Delivery: An Overview
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00419


Macromolecules

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Virtual Issue: Next-Generation Smart Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01402

Triggering Depolymerization: Progress and Opportunities for Self-Immolative Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00965

Stimuli-Induced Star-Globule Shape Transitions of Dually Responsive Binary Heterografted Three-Arm Star Molecular Brushes in Aqueous Solution
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01446

High-Performance Lignin-Containing Polyurethane Elastomers with Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01413

Carbon Dioxide-Switchable Polymers: Where Are the Future Opportunities?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00914


Nano Letters

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Charge-to-Spin Conversion by the Rashba–Edelstein Effect in Two-Dimensional van der Waals Heterostructures up to Room Temperature
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01611

Quantitative Imaging of Organic Ligand Density on Anisotropic Inorganic Nanocrystals
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02434

Metal-Free B@g-CN: Visible/Infrared Light-Driven Single Atom Photocatalyst Enables Spontaneous Dinitrogen Reduction to Ammonia
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02572

Stretchable and Transparent Kirigami Conductor of Nanowire Percolation Network for Electronic Skin Applications
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02014

Intracellularly Generated Immunological Gold Nanoparticles for Combinatorial Photothermal Therapy and Immunotherapy against Tumor
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02903

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