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Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of December 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 December 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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Robust Graphene/Poly(vinyl alcohol) Janus Aerogels with a Hierarchical Architecture for Highly Efficient Switchable Separation of Oil/Water Emulsions
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11277

Superhydrophobic Foams with Chemical- and Mechanical-Damage-Healing Abilities Enabled by Self-Healing Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11858

Template-Free Nanostructured Fluorine-Doped Tin Oxide Scaffolds for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b05176

Flexible Anti-Biofouling MXene/Cellulose Fibrous Membrane for Sustainable Solar-Driven Water Purification
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b10606

Design and Biosensing of a Ratiometric Electrochemiluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer Aptasensor between a g-C3N4 Nanosheet and Ru@MOF for Amyloid-β Protein
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b09492

ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Stimulus-Responsive Biopolymeric Surface: Molecular Switches for Oil/Water Separation
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00531

Aggregate Formation of BODIPY-Tethered Oligonucleotides That Led to Efficient Intracellular Penetration and Gene Regulation
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00631

Rapid and Reversible Reaction-Based Ratiometric Fluorescent Probe for Imaging of Different Glutathione Levels in Living Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00642

Fabrication and Biomedical Applications of “Polymer-Like” Nucleic Acids Enzymatically Produced by Rolling Circle Amplification
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00622

Nanoparticle Assisted Remodeling of Proteotoxic SOD1 Mutants Alters the Biointerface of the Functional Interaction of Microtubules and Kinesin Motors
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00501

ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Performance Enhancement of All-Inorganic Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes via Surface Modification of Nickel Oxide Nanoparticles Hole Transport Layer
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00479

Unidirectional Threshold Switching Induced by Cu Migration with High Selectivity and Ultralow OFF Current under Gradual Electroforming Treatment
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00446

Exfoliated Graphite Electrodes for Organic Single-Crystal Field-Effect Transistor Devices
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00538

Solution-Processed Layered Hexagonal Boron Nitride Dielectrics: A Route toward Fabrication of High Performance Flexible Devices
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00500

Controllable Self-Assembly of PTCDI-C8 for High Mobility Low-Dimensional Organic Field-Effect Transistors
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00383

ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Unlocking the Potential of Fluoride-Based Solid Electrolytes for Solid-State Lithium Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01166

An Efficient Synthetic Method to Prepare High-Performance Ni-rich LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 for Lithium-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01414

Realizing High Thermoelectric Performance in GeTe through Optimizing Ge Vacancies and Manipulating Ge Precipitates
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01585

Long-Lived Multilayer Coatings for Smart Windows: Integration of Energy-Saving, Antifogging, and Self-Healing Functions
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01382

Stabilizing Capacity Retention in NMC811/Graphite Full Cells via TMSPi Electrolyte Additives
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00727

ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Gold Nanostars for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens via Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Combined with Microfluidics
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01223

Disulfide-Bridged Chitosan-Eudragit S-100 Nanoparticles for Colorectal Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01377

Transparent Conductive Films Derived from Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotubes
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01580

Wireless Nanobioelectronics for Electrical Intracellular Sensing
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01374

Improved CO Oxidation via Surface Stabilization of Ceria Nanoparticles Induced by Rare-Earth Metal Dopants
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01416

ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Sustainable Polyimidazolium Networks as Versatile Hydrogel Materials
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00491

Tough Polymeric Hydrogels Formed by Natural Glycyrrhetinic Acid-Tailored Host–Guest Macro-Cross-Linking toward Biocompatible Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00723

Fast Photochromic Dye Response in Rigid Block Polymer Thermosets
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00741

Simple Theoretical Model for Thermal Conductivity of Crystalline Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00605

Simple Design for Durable and Clear Self-Cleaning Coatings
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00596

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Nanosilica: Recent Progress in Synthesis, Functionalization, Biocompatibility, and Biomedical Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00464

Exosomes as Carriers for Antitumor Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00417

How Functionalized Surfaces Can Inhibit Bacterial Adhesion and Viability
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00849

Differentiation of Bioengineered Skeletal Muscle within a 3D Printed Perfusion Bioreactor Reduces Atrophic and Inflammatory Gene Expression
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00975

Biodegradable Microneedle Patch Delivering Antigenic Peptide–Hyaluronate Conjugate for Cancer Immunotherapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00961

ACS Catalysis

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Recent Advances in Pyridinium Salts as Radical Reservoirs in Organic Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03084

Catalysis of Organic Reactions through Halogen Bonding
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02894

Nickel/Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp3)–C(sp3) Cross-Coupling of Alkyl Halides with Alkyl Tosylates
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03352

Gold-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization with Aryl Germanes
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02841

A General Route to Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes through Photoredox Catalysis
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03190

ACS Energy Letters

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Organic Solar Cells: Recent Progress and Challenges
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02071

Three Pillars of Effective Research. Measurements, Analysis, and Dissemination – A Virtual Issue
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01946

Electronic Structure of the Plasmons in Metal Nanocrystals: Fundamental Limitations for the Energy Efficiency of Hot Electron Generation
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01617

Reversible Removal of Intermixed Shallow States by Light Soaking in Multication Mixed Halide Perovskite Films
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01726

Reversible Color Switching in Dual-Emitting Mn(II)-Doped CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanorods: Dilution versus Evaporation
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01702

ACS Macro Letters

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Synthesis of Rapidly Surface Eroding Polyorthoesters and Polyacetals Using Thiol–ene Click Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00463

Ring-Opening Polymerization of N-Carboxyanhydride-Induced Self-Assembly for Fabricating Biodegradable Polymer Vesicles
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00606

Physically Cross-Linked Hydrogel Based on Phenyl-1,3,5-triazine: Soft Scaffold with Aggregation-Induced Emission
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00712

Telechelics Based on Catalytic Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00750

Pyridyl Disulfide Reaction Chemistry: An Efficient Strategy toward Redox-Responsive Cyclic Peptide–Polymer Conjugates
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00538

ACS Nano

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Nano as a Rosetta Stone: The Global Roles and Opportunities for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b08042

Nanotechnology Facets of the Periodic Table of Elements
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06998

Morphological and Structural Evolution of Co3O4 Nanoparticles Revealed by in Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy during Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04745

Tracking Single Molecules in Biomembranes: Is Seeing Always Believing?
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b07445

Microcarrier-Assisted Inorganic Shelling of Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05481

ACS Photonics

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Conditions for Enhancing Chiral Nanophotonics near Achiral Nanoparticles
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01200

High-Gyrotropy Seedlayer-Free Ce:TbIG for Monolithic Laser-Matched SOI Optical Isolators
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00707

Tuning Vibrational Strong Coupling with Co-Resonators
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01040

Tunable Light Emission by Electrically Excited Plasmonic Antenna
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00954

Correlative Dark-Field and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Individual Plasmon–Molecule Hybrid Nanostructures in a Strong Coupling Regime
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01079

ACS Sensors

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Can Fish and Cell Phones Teach Us about Our Health?
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00947

Tailor-Made Engineering of Bioinspired Inks for Writing Barcode-like Multifunctional Sensory Electronics
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01561

Ti3C2 MXene-Based Sensors with High Selectivity for NH3 Detection at Room Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01308

On-the-Spot Detection and Speciation of Cannabinoids Using Organic Thin-Film Transistors
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01150

So Long and Thanks for All (the Information from) the Fish
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01910

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Elucidation of In Situ Ligninolysis Mechanisms of the Selective White-Rot Fungus Ceriporiopsis subvermispora
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04235

Vibrationally Excited Activation of N2 in Plasma-Enhanced Catalytic Ammonia Synthesis: A Kinetic Analysis
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04997

Production of Nanocellulose and Its Applications in Drug Delivery: A Critical Review
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02744

Multistep Solvent-Free 3 m2 Footprint Pilot Miniplant for the Synthesis of Annual Half-Ton Rufinamide Precursor
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03931

Oxalic Acid Recovery from High Iron Oxalate Waste Solution by a Combination of Ultrasound-Assisted Conversion and Cooling Crystallization
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04351

Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Antibody–Oligonucleotide Conjugates as Therapeutic, Imaging, and Detection Agents
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00306

Dual Site-Specific Labeling of an Antibody Fragment through Sortase A and π-Clamp Conjugation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00639

Targeted, Stimuli-Responsive, and Theranostic 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging Probes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00582

Zwitterionic Modification of Nanomaterials for Improved Diagnosis of Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00543

Copper-64 Labeled PEGylated Exosomes for In Vivo Positron Emission Tomography and Enhanced Tumor Retention
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00587

Biomacromolecules

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Charge-Based Separation of Proteins Using Polyelectrolyte Complexes as Models for Membraneless Organelles
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00701

Predicting Protein–Polymer Block Copolymer Self-Assembly from Protein Properties
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00768

Extracellular Antifreeze Protein Significantly Enhances the Cryopreservation of Cell Monolayers
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00951

Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Free Cryopreservation of Chondrocytes Based on Zwitterionic Molecule and Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01024

Nature of Amorphous Hydrophilic Block Affects Self-Assembly of an Artificial Viral Coat Polypeptide
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00512

Chemistry of Materials

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Virtual Issue on Machine-Learning Discoveries in Materials Science
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03854

An Entropically Stabilized Fast-Ion Conductor: Li3.25[Si0.25P0.75]S4
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00657

Supramolecular Self-Assembly To Control Structural and Biological Properties of Multicomponent Hydrogels
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01882

The Chemistry Women Mentorship Network (ChemWMN): A Tool for Creating Critical Mass in Academic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03827

Fluorinated Covalent Organic Polymers for High Performance Sulfur Cathodes in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01986

Crystal Growth & Design

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The Anisotropic Responses of a Flexible Metal–Organic Framework Constructed from Asymmetric Flexible Linkers and Heptanuclear Zinc Carboxylate Secondary Building Units
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00558

The Ostwald Ratio, Kinetic Phase Diagrams, and Polymorph Maps
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00815

Estimation of the Growth and the Dissolution Kinetics of Ammonium Bicarbonate in Aqueous Ammonia Solutions from Batch Crystallization Experiments
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00941

In Honor of Professor Xintao Wu on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01106

Computed X-ray Tomography Study of Carbonate Precipitation in Large Portland Cement Pores
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00864

Energy & Fuels

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Asphaltene and Maltene Adsorption into Graphene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01681

A Review of Numerical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Combustion in Moving Grate Biomass Combustors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02073

Wetting of Mineral Surfaces by Fatty-Acid-Laden Oil and Brine: Carbonate Effect at Elevated Temperature
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01351

Food and Market Waste–A Pathway to Sustainable Fuels and Waste Valorization
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01650

Camphorane as a Renewable Diesel Blendstock Produced by Cyclodimerization of Myrcene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02557

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Announcing the 2019 Class of Influential Researchers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05242

Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of Shaped Catalysts of β and Y Zeolites for Cyclization of Citronellal
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02829

NASCRE-4 Editorial
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04913

110th Anniversary: Surrogate Models Based on Artificial Neural Networks To Simulate and Optimize Pressure Swing Adsorption Cycles for CO2 Capture
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02383

Boron Nitride Nanosheets from Different Preparations and Correlations with Their Material Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03930

Inorganic Chemistry

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The Chemistry Women Mentorship Network (ChemWMN): A Tool for Creating Critical Mass in Academic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02707

Metals in Biology: From Metallomics to Trafficking
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02965

Structure and Properties of a Five-Coordinate Nickel(II) Porphyrin
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00348

Inorganic Chemistry Approaches to Activity-Based Sensing: From Metal Sensors to Bioorthogonal Metal Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01221

Spectroscopic X-ray and Mössbauer Characterization of M6 and M5 Iron(Molybdenum)-Carbonyl Carbide Clusters: High Carbide-Iron Covalency Enhances Local Iron Site Electron Density Despite Cluster Oxidation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01870

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Highlighting 10 Years of NIST Cooperation and Service to the Thermophysical Properties Data Community
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00920

Experimental Study on the Hydrate Phase Equilibrium of Synthetic Natural Gas Containing H2S
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00510

Solubility of Gastrodin in Pure and Mixed Solvents at 273.15–313.15 K and Its Correlation with Different Thermodynamic Models
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00286

Solid–Liquid Phase Equilibria in the Ternary Systems NaCl–ZnCl2–H2O and CaCl2–ZnCl2–H2O at 323 K
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00422

Lanthanum and Cerium Separation Using an Aqueous Two-Phase System with Ionic Liquid
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00293

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Taking the Heat Off of Plasmonic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08143

Surface Premelting and Interfacial Interactions of Semi-Clathrate Hydrate
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06376

Electronic–Vibrational Coupling and Electron Transfer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03849

Surface-Specific Spectroscopy of Water at a Potentiostatically Controlled Supported Graphene Monolayer
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05844

The Mechanism of Dedoping PEDOT:PSS by Aliphatic Polyamines
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07718

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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The Causes of Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00613

Two Dimensions Are Better for Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01568

Phospholipid Scramblases Remodel the Shape of Asymmetric Membranes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02531

Journey of Making Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: What’s Next
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02412

Outstanding Challenges of Zero-Dimensional Perovskite Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00175

Langmuir

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Five Easy Ways To Make Your Research More Reproducible
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02963

Water-in-Oil Pickering Emulsions Stabilized by Synergistic Particle–Particle Interactions
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02026

Bioinert and Lubricious Surfaces by Macromolecular Design
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02316

Investigating the Role of Lipid Transfer in Microbubble-Mediated Drug Delivery
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02404

Surface Nanodroplets: Formation, Dissolution, and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01051

Macromolecules

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Processing Pathways Decide Polymer Properties at the Molecular Level
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01195

Architectural Code for Rubber Elasticity: From Supersoft to Superfirm Materials
Open Access through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01127

Editorial
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01833

Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly via RAFT-Mediated Emulsion Polymerization of Methacrylic Monomers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01689

Better RAFT Control is Better? Insights into the Preparation of Monodisperse Surface-Functional Polymeric Microspheres by Photoinitiated RAFT Dispersion Polymerization
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01295

Nano Letters

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Yolk–Shell Structured Au Nanostar@Metal–Organic Framework for Synergistic Chemo-photothermal Therapy in the Second Near-Infrared Window
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01716

Redox-Activated Porphyrin-Based Liposome Remote-Loaded with Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) Inhibitor for Synergistic Photoimmunotherapy through Induction of Immunogenic Cell Death and Blockage of IDO Pathway
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02306

Quantitative Drug Release Monitoring in Tumors of Living Subjects by Magnetic Particle Imaging Nanocomposite
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01202

Nanoparticle Size Influences Antigen Retention and Presentation in Lymph Node Follicles for Humoral Immunity
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02834

Plasmonic Microneedle Arrays for in Situ Sensing with Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02070

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