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ACS Editors’ Choice: Atmospheric Water Harvesting

This week: Atmospheric Water Harvesting

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!
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Atmospheric Water Harvesting: A Review of Material and Structural Designs
ACS Materials Lett. 2020, 2, XXX, 671–684
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00130
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Self-Healing Dyes—Keeping the Promise?
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, XXX, 4462–4480
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03833
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μ-MIP: Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrodes for the Ultrasensitive Quantification of GenX (HFPO-DA) in River Water
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00341
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Rapid Synthesis of Elastomers and Thermosets with Tunable Thermomechanical Properties
ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, XXX, 819–824
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00233
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Spicing Up an Interdisciplinary Chemical Biology Course with the Authentic Big Picture of Epigenetic Research
J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97, 5, 1316–1326
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00779
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Human-Derived Scaffold Components and Stem Cells Creating Immunocompatible Dermal Tissue Ensuing Regulated Nonfibrotic Cellular Phenotypes
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2020, 6, 5, 2740–2756
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01961
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Single-Crystal High-Pressure X-ray Diffraction Study of Host Structure Compression in Clathrates of Dianin’s Compound
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00360
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Browse the Most Read Articles of April 2020

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 from each ACS Publications journal in April 2020, 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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Accounts of Chemical Research

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When Light Meets Nitrogen-Centered Radicals: From Reagents to Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00090

Mechanisms of Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions and Applications in Alkene Functionalization
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00032

First Accounts: The Capstone of a Tenure Tour
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00227

Small-Molecule Modulators of Toll-like Receptors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00631

Molecular Packing: Another Key Point for the Performance of Organic and Polymeric Optoelectronic Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00060



ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Rational Design of Near-Infrared Cyanine-Based Fluorescent Probes for Rapid In Vivo Sensing Cysteine
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00260

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00433

Small-Molecule Probe for Sensing Serum Albumin with Consequential Self-Assembly as a Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticle for Bioimaging and Drug-Delivery Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00146

Molecular Architectonics of Cyclic Dipeptide Amphiphiles and Their Application in Drug Delivery
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00340

Nanostructured Polymer Monoliths for Biomedical Delivery Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00228



ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Compliance Current-Controlled Conducting Filament Formation in Tantalum Oxide-Based RRAM Devices with Different Top Electrodes
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00128

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00317

Research Progress and Prospect of Triboelectric Nanogenerators as Self-Powered Human Body Sensors
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00022

Large-Area Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes Realized by Incorporating a Hybrid Additive
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00102

Interface of Electrogenic Bacteria and Reduced Graphene Oxide: Energetics and Electron Transport
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00057



ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Resonant Metagratings for Spectral and Angular Control of Light for Colored Rooftop Photovoltaics
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00027

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00879

Spatial- and Time-Resolved Mapping of Interfacial Polarization and Polar Nanoregions at Nanoscale in High-Energy-Density Ferroelectric Nanocomposites
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00131

Capacity Limiting Effects for Freestanding, Monolithic TiO2 Nanotube Electrodes with High Mass Loadings
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00298

Electrochemical Properties and Crystal Structure of Li+/H+ Cation-Exchanged LiNiO2
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DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00602



ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c07158

Nanomaterial Development, Characterization, and Integration Strategies for Chemical Warfare Defense
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c03654

Electroplasticization of Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c01748

Iodine Capture Using Zr-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks (Zr-MOFs): Adsorption Performance and Mechanism
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c02129

Double-Sided Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Silver Nanowire Transparent Electrode with Improved Chemical and Electrical Stability
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c03587



ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c01057

Electrodeposited Metal Organic Framework toward Excellent Hydrogen Sensing in an Ionic Liquid
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00503

Extended Metal–Organic Frameworks on Diverse Supports as Electrode Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00702

Boosting the Er3+ 1.5 μm Luminescence in CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photonic Devices Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00701

Cubic AgBiS2 Colloidal Nanocrystals for Solar Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b02443



ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Ranking Plasticizers for Polymers with Atomistic Simulations: PVT, Mechanical Properties, and the Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Thermoplastic Starch
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00191

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00410

Tissue-Mimetic Dielectric Actuators: Free-Standing, Stable, and Solvent-Free
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00141

Dynamic Covalent Polyurethane Networks with Excellent Property and Cross-Link Density Recovery after Recycling and Potential for Monomer Recovery
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00378

Mechanically Strong Polyurea/Polyurethane-Cross-Linked Alginate Aerogels
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00162



ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Manual Versus Microfluidic-Assisted Nanoparticle Manufacture: Impact of Silk Fibroin Stock on Nanoparticle Characteristics
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00202

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00580

Artificial Cell-Penetrating Peptide Containing Periodic α-Aminoisobutyric Acid with Long-Term Internalization Efficiency in Human and Plant Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00182

Rolling Circle Amplification-Based Polyvalent Molecular Beacon Probe-Assisted Signal Amplification Strategies for Sensitive Detection of B16 Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00288

Tofu-Incorporated Hydrogels for Potential Bone Regeneration
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01997



ACS Catalysis

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Updates on the Roadmap for Photocatalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01204

Dual Cobalt and Photoredox Catalysis Enabled Intermolecular Oxidative Hydrofunctionalization
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01209

Light-Mediated Asymmetric Aliphatic C–H Alkylation with Hydrogen Atom Transfer Catalyst and Chiral Phosphoric Acid
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c00610

Nickel-Catalyzed Chemodivergent 1,1-Difunctionalization of Unactivated α-Olefins with Alkynyl Electrophiles and B2pin2
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c00898

Expanding Ligand Space: Preparation, Characterization, and Synthetic Applications of Air-Stable, Odorless Di-tert-alkylphosphine Surrogates
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01414



ACS Central Science

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Photoswitchable gRNAs for Spatiotemporally Controlled CRISPR-Cas-Based Genomic Regulation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b01093

An Epoxide Intermediate in Glycosidase Catalysis
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00111

Late-Stage Diversification of Natural Products
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b00916

Light-Activatable, 2,5-Disubstituted Tetrazoles for the Proteome-wide Profiling of Aspartates and Glutamates in Living Bacteria
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b01268

Unbiased Identification of the Liposome Protein Corona using Photoaffinity-based Chemoproteomics
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b01222



ACS Chemical Biology

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Fighting the Coronavirus Outbreak
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00175

Cyanopyrrolidine Inhibitors of Ubiquitin Specific Protease 7 Mediate Desulfhydration of the Active-Site Cysteine
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00031

Two-Stage Strategy for Development of Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras and its Application for Estrogen Receptor Degraders
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00140

Dual-Activatable Cell Tracker for Controlled and Prolonged Single-Cell Labeling
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00208

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00302



ACS Chemical Health & Safety

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Starting and Sustaining a Laboratory Safety Team (LST)
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00016

A Hazard Index for Chemical Logistic Warehouses with Modified Flammability Rating by Machine Learning Methods
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.9b00026

Barrier Banding: A Concept for Safety Solutions Utilizing Control Banding Principles
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.9b00021

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00042



ACS Chemical Neuroscience

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SARS-CoV-2: Olfaction, Brain Infection, and the Urgent Need for Clinical Samples Allowing Earlier Virus Detection
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00172

Neurological Insights of COVID-19 Pandemic
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00201

Letter to the Editor Regarding the Viewpoint “Evidence of the COVID-19 Virus Targeting the CNS: Tissue Distribution, Host–Virus Interaction, and Proposed Neurotropic Mechanism”
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00174

Updates on What ACS Reported: Emerging Evidences of COVID-19 with Nervous System Involvement
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00181

Physiological and Pathological Roles of Cdk5: Potential Directions for Therapeutic Targeting in Neurodegenerative Disease
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00096



ACS Combinatorial Science

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00061

Immobilized Carbodiimide Assisted Flow Combinatorial Protocol to Facilitate Amide Coupling and Lactamization
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00001

Ce(OTf)3-Catalyzed Multicomponent Reaction of Alkynyl Carboxylic Acids, tert-Butyl Isocyanide, and Azides for the Assembly of Triazole–Oxazole Derivatives
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00012

Magnetic Bead-Immobilized Mammalian Cells Are Effective Targets to Enrich Ligand-Displaying Yeast
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00036

Optimized Multimetal Sensitized Phosphor for Enhanced Red Up-Conversion Luminescence by Machine Learning
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00035



ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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COVID-19 and the Air We Breathe
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00093

Virtual Special Issue: New Advances in Organic Aerosol Chemistry
This article is part of the New Advances in Organic Aerosol Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00052

Complex Organic Molecules (COMs) in Star-Forming Regions: A Virtual Special Issue
This article is part of the Complex Organic Molecules (COMs) in Star-Forming Regions special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00043

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00104

Site-Specific Mechanisms in OH-Initiated Organic Aerosol Heterogeneous Oxidation Revealed by Isomer-Resolved Molecular Characterization
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00082



ACS Energy Letters

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Direction for Commercialization of O3-Type Layered Cathodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00597

Self-Healing Janus Interfaces for High-Performance LAGP-Based Lithium Metal Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00542

Isotopically Selective Quantification by UPLC-MS of Aqueous Ammonia at Submicromolar Concentrations Using Dansyl Chloride Derivatization
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00496

Shallow and Deep Trap State Passivation for Low-Temperature Processed Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00596

Energy Spotlight: New Advances in Metal Halide Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00687



ACS Infectious Diseases

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00218

Infectious Disease Research in China
This article is part of the Infectious Disease Research in China special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00220

A Potent Host Defense Peptide Triggers DNA Damage and Is Active against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00051

Radiosynthesis and Biodistribution of 18F-Linezolid in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Mice Using Positron Emission Tomography
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00473

Structure-Guided Molecular Grafting of a Complex Broadly Neutralizing Viral Epitope
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00008



ACS Macro Letters

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100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Macromolecular Materials for Additive Manufacturing
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00200

Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Hydrophobic Acrylic and Styrenic Polymers through Organic-Phase Photoiniferter-Mediated Polymerization
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00203

100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Recent Advances and Opportunities for Mixed Ion and Charge Conducting Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00037

100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Modeling and Simulation of Macromolecules with Hydrogen Bonds: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00134

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00310



ACS Materials Letters

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Interview with Professor Ben Zhong Tang
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00111

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Aggregation-Induced Emission with Research Highlights from ACS Journals
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00117

Area-Selective Atomic Layer Deposition of Two-Dimensional WS2 Nanolayers
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00093

Rational Design of Circularly Polarized Luminescent Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens (AIEgens): Promoting the Dissymmetry Factor and Emission Efficiency Synchronously
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00063

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00159



ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

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Can Drug Repositioning Work as a Systematical Business Model?
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00122

PROTAC Compounds Targeting α-Synuclein Protein for Treating Neurogenerative Disorders: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00192

Selective Covalent Targeting of Mutated EGFR(T790M) with Chlorofluoroacetamide-Pyrimidines
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.9b00574

Discovery of a Potent Dual Inhibitor of Wild-Type and Mutant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fusion Proteins
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00008

Rationally Designed Covalent BCL6 Inhibitor That Targets a Tyrosine Residue in the Homodimer Interface
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00111



ACS Nano

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Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c03252

Dual-Functional Plasmonic Photothermal Biosensors for Highly Accurate Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Detection
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02439

Rapid Detection of COVID-19 Causative Virus (SARS-CoV-2) in Human Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens Using Field-Effect Transistor-Based Biosensor
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02823

COVID-19: A Call for Physical Scientists and Engineers
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02618

Computational Design of ACE2-Based Peptide Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02857



ACS Omega

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Contribution of Organofluorine Compounds to Pharmaceuticals
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00830

Computational Investigation on the p53–MDM2 Interaction Using the Potential of Mean Force Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03372

Mesoporous Octahedron-Shaped Tricobalt Tetroxide Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Degradation of Toxic Dyes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03998

In Situ Zirconia: A Superior Reinforcing Filler for High-Performance Nitrile Rubber Composites
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03495

Ferrocene-Supported Compartmental Ligands for the Assembly of 3d/4f Complexes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00654



ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

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Auranofin-Based Analogues Are Effective Against Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma In Vivo and Display No Significant Systemic Toxicity
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00107

Strategic Moves of “Superbugs” Against Available Chemical Scaffolds: Signaling, Regulation, and Challenges
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00005

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00037

Editorial for Advances in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signal Transduction Special Issue
This article is part of the Advances in GPCR Signal Transduction special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00029

Spatial Distribution Profiles of Emtricitabine, Tenofovir, Efavirenz, and Rilpivirine in Murine Tissues Following In Vivo Dosing Correlate with Their Safety Profiles in Humans
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00015



ACS Photonics

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Goodbye Juan José Sáenz (1960–2020): A Bright Scientific Mind, an Unusually Prolific Friend, and a Family Man
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00526

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00628

Monochromatic X-ray Source Based on Scattering from a Magnetic Nanoundulator
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00121

Plasmon-Mediated Coherent Superposition of Discrete Excitons under Strong Exciton–Plasmon Coupling in Few-Layer MoS2 at Room Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00233

Directional off-Normal Photon Streaming from Hybrid Plasmon-Emitter Coupled Metasurfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00196



ACS Sensors

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c00796

Remembering NJ
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c00660

CUT-LAMP: Contamination-Free Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Based on the CRISPR/Cas9 Cleavage
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c00034

Obituary: Nongjian Tao 1963–2020
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c00663

Paper-Based Device for the Facile Colorimetric Determination of Lithium Ions in Human Whole Blood
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b02218



ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Earth Day Reflections: Hope Amid the Pandemic
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02596

Expectations for Manuscripts on Catalysis in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01677

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02908

An Earth Day Message: Earthrise
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02170

Design of Sustainable Materials by Cross-linking a Biobased Epoxide with Keratin and Lignin
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01759



ACS Symposium Series

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Discovery of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Rabi, Purcell, and Bloch
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2020-1349.ch001

Preface
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2020-1349.pr001

Excitement about Relaxation: Relaxation and the History of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2020-1349.ch011

Introduction to Forensic Proteomics
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1339.ch001

R. Linn Belford: A Scientific Journey from Understanding EPR Spectra to Building High Field EPR Instrumentation
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2020-1349.ch010



ACS Synthetic Biology

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00216

A Modular Method for Directing Protein Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00504

Blue-Light-Switchable Bacterial Cell–Cell Adhesions Enable the Control of Multicellular Bacterial Communities
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00054

Genome-Wide CRISPRi-Based Identification of Targets for Decoupling Growth from Production
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00143

Engineering Prokaryotic Transcriptional Activator XylR as a Xylose-Inducible Biosensor for Transcription Activation in Yeast
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00122



Analytical Chemistry

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Rapid and Sensitive Detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG, Using Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles-Based Lateral Flow Immunoassay
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00784

Measuring Remodeling of the Lipid Environment Surrounding Membrane Proteins with Lipid Exchange and Native Mass Spectrometry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00786

Dual-Mode of Fluorescence Turn-On and Wavelength-Shift for Methylamine Gas Sensing Based on Space-Confined Growth of Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Perovskite Nanocrystals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00698

Benchmarking the Orbitrap Tribrid Eclipse for Next Generation Multiplexed Proteomics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05685

The Addition of Executive Editors: A Change for the Better!
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c01566



Biochemistry

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Why Are Lopinavir and Ritonavir Effective against the Newly Emerged Coronavirus 2019? Atomistic Insights into the Inhibitory Mechanisms
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00160

A Novel Cryo-EM Structure Enables Development of Selective Cannabinoid Receptor Drugs
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00263

Distinct Handoff Mechanism for TBP-TATA DNA Engagement Revealed by SAGA Structures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00190

Allosteric Control of Enzyme Activity: From Ancient Origins to Recent Gene-Editing Technologies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00275

Parsing Molecules for Drug Discovery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00278



Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Site-Specific Antibody Conjugation Strategy to Functionalize Virus-Based Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00118

Efficient Sortase-Mediated Ligation Using a Common C-Terminal Fusion Tag
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00156

Design Strategies and Medicinal Applications of Metal-Peptidic Bioconjugates
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00152

Two-Photon and Multicolor Fluorogenic Bioorthogonal Probes Based on Tetrazine-Conjugated Naphthalene Fluorophores
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00197

Supramolecular β-Sheet Forming Peptide Conjugated with Near-Infrared Chromophore for Selective Targeting, Imaging, and Dysfunction of Mitochondria
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00153



Biomacromolecules

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Multivalency Enables Dynamic Supramolecular Host–Guest Hydrogel Formation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00148

Control over Imidazoquinoline Immune Stimulation by pH-Degradable Poly(norbornene) Nanogels
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00205

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00585

Reactive Polymer Targeting dsRNA as Universal Virus Detection Platform with Enhanced Sensitivity
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00379

Structures and Antifouling Properties of Self-Assembled Zwitterionic Peptide Monolayers: Effects of Peptide Charge Distributions and Divalent Cations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00062



Chemical Research in Toxicology

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The Ah Receptor: Adaptive Metabolism, Ligand Diversity, and the Xenokine Model
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.9b00476

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00151

Neurotoxicology of Nanomaterials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00050

Perspective on Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors with a Focus on Data Gaps
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.9b00529

Binding and Metabolism of Brominated Flame Retardant β-1,2-Dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl)cyclohexane in Human Microsomal P450 Enzymes: Insights from Computational Studies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00076



Chemical Reviews

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Chemical Synthesis of Single Atomic Site Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00818

Electrically Conductive Metal–Organic Frameworks
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00766

The Spectroscopy of Nitrogenases
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00650

Microstructural and Dynamical Heterogeneities in Ionic Liquids
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00693

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00326



Chemistry of Materials

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Snapshots of Life—Early Career Materials Scientists Managing in the Midst of a Pandemic
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01624

Lithium Diffusion in Niobium Tungsten Oxide Shear Structures
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00483

Response to “Particle Size Is a Primary Determinant for Sigmoidal Kinetics of Nanoparticle Formation: A “Disproof” of the Finke–Watzky (F-W) Nanoparticle Nucleation and Growth Mechanism”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00780

Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly in Polymer–Inorganic Hybrid Materials†
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00851

A Selective Toolbox for Nanofabrication
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00838



Crystal Growth & Design

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van der Waals Epitaxy of Earth-Abundant Zn3P2 on Graphene for Photovoltaics
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00125

Isoreticular Three-Dimensional Kagome Metal–Organic Frameworks with Open-Nitrogen-Donor Pillars for Selective Gas Adsorption
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00352

Cationic Metal–Organic Frameworks Based on Linear Zwitterionic Ligands for Cr2O72– and Ammonia Sensing
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00247

Size Control of the MOF NU-1000 through Manipulation of the Modulator/Linker Competition
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01590

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00543



Energy & Fuels

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Virtual Special Issue of 7th Sino-Australian Symposium on Advanced Coal and Biomass Utilisation Technologies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00979

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c01273

Chemical Looping Conversion of Gaseous and Liquid Fuels for Chemical Production: A Review
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c01006

FeP Nanocatalyst with Preferential [010] Orientation Boosts the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Polymer-Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00793

Mineral Interfaces and Oil Recovery: A Microscopic View on Surface Reconstruction, Organic Modification, and Wettability Alteration of Carbonates
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00118



Environmental Science & Technology

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Letter to the Editor Regarding: “An Imperative Need for Research on the Role of Environmental Factors in Transmission of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” —Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke As Potential Sources of COVID-19
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02041

Letter to the Editor: Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Can Overcome Representativeness and Stigma Issues Related to COVID-19
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02172

What Roles Are Terrestrial Plants Playing in Global Microplastic Cycling?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01009

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02442

Bacterial Diversity Controls Transformation of Wastewater-Derived Organic Contaminants in River-Simulating Flumes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06928



Environmental Science & Technology Letters

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00316

Determining Hosts of Antibiotic Resistance Genes: A Review of Methodological Advances
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00202

Thermal Stability and Decomposition of Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Spent Granular Activated Carbon
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00114

Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Classes of Phenolic Compounds in Human Urine: Insight into Metabolic Biomarkers of Occupational Exposure to E-Waste
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00187

Enhanced Degradation of Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (PFCAs) by UV/Sulfite Treatment: Reaction Mechanisms and System Efficiencies at pH 12
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00236



Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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CO2 Capture and Utilization Editorial
This article is part of the Carbon Capture and Utilization special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c01643

Structural Features of Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks Affecting Radiolytic Stability
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06820

Concentrated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from Diluted Sources through Continuous Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06177

Construction of Large-Pore Crystalline Covalent Organic Framework as High-Performance Adsorbent for Rhodamine B Dye Removal
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00304

3D-Printed ZIF-8 Monoliths for Biobutanol Recovery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00453



Inorganic Chemistry

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Electronic Structure and Magnetic Properties of a Titanium(II) Coordination Complex
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00311

The Art of Synthesis: From a (Social) Distance
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01090

Artificial Iron Proteins: Modeling the Active Sites in Non-Heme Dioxygenases
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03791

An Iron Pincer Complex in Four Oxidation States
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00355

Enhanced Electrochemical CO2 Reduction by a Series of Molecular Rhenium Catalysts Decorated with Second-Sphere Hydrogen-Bond Donors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00154



Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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Rhizosphere Microbiome Assembly and Its Impact on Plant Growth
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c00073

Development of Novel Pesticides Targeting Insect Chitinases: A Minireview and Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c00888

Analysis of Protein Oxidation in Food and Feed Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c00711

Discovery of Novel Pyrazole–Quinazoline-2,4-dione Hybrids as 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase Inhibitors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c00051

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c02498



Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium of Ionic Liquid 7-Methyl-1,5,7-triazabicyclo[4.4.0]dec-5-enium Acetate and Its Mixtures with Water
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b01039

Application of GaInSn Liquid Metal Alloy Replacing Mercury in a Phase Equilibrium Cell: Vapor Pressures of Toluene, Hexylbenzene, and 2-Ethylnaphthalene
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b01208

Dissociation Constant (pKa) and Thermodynamic Properties of 1,4-Bis(3-aminopropyl) Piperazine, 1,3-Bis(aminomethyl) Cyclohexane, Tris(2-aminoethyl) Amine, and 1-Amino-4-methyl Piperazine: Study of the Protonation Mechanism Using the Density Function Theory
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00702

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00349

Hydrodeoxygenation Model Compounds γ-Heptalactone and γ-Nonalactone: Density from 293 to 473 K and H2 Solubility from 479 to 582 K
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00087



Journal of Chemical Education

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Journal of Chemical Education Call for Papers: Special Issue on Insights Gained While Teaching Chemistry in the Time of COVID-19
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00378

Transition to eBook Provision: A Commentary on the Preferences and Adoption of eBooks by Chemistry Undergraduates
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01157

Exploring Everyday Chemistry: The Effectiveness of an Organic Chemistry Massive Open Online Course as an Education and Outreach Tool
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01151

Visualizing 3D Molecular Structures Using an Augmented Reality App
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01033

John C. Warner (the Elder)’s Vision of Chemistry and Responsible Citizenship, with an Update by John C. Warner (the Younger)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00219



Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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A Community Letter Regarding Sharing Bimolecular Simulation Data for COVID-19
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00319

Fast Identification of Possible Drug Treatment of Coronavirus Disease -19 (COVID-19) Through Computational Drug Repurposing Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00179

Structure- and Ligand-Based Virtual Screening on DUD-E+: Performance Dependence on Approximations to the Binding Pocket
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00115

AMPL: A Data-Driven Modeling Pipeline for Drug Discovery
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b01053

The Synthesizability of Molecules Proposed by Generative Models
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00174



Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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Kernel-Based Machine Learning for Efficient Simulations of Molecular Liquids
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01256

Reduced Common Molecular Orbital Basis for Nonorthogonal Configuration Interaction
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01144

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00394

Theoretical Infrared Spectra: Quantitative Similarity Measures and Force Fields
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00126

The ONIOM/PMM Model for Effective Yet Accurate Simulation of Optical and Chiroptical Spectra in Solution: Camphorquinone in Methanol as a Case Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00124



Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Identification of the Clinical Development Candidate MRTX849, a Covalent KRASG12C Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cancer
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b02052

Achieving In Vivo Target Depletion through the Discovery and Optimization of Benzimidazolone BCL6 Degraders
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b02076

Current and Future Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Medicinal Chemistry Synthesis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b02120

Metabolism and Bioactivation: It’s Time to Expect the Unexpected
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c00026

Positional Analogue Scanning: An Effective Strategy for Multiparameter Optimization in Drug Design
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b02092



Journal of Natural Products

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Cannabis Inflorescence for Medical Purposes: USP Considerations for Quality Attributes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b01200

Dysidealactams and Dysidealactones: Sesquiterpene Glycinyl-Lactams, Imides, and Lactones from a Dysidea sp. Marine Sponge Collected in Southern Australia
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00041

Dipleosporalones A and B, Dimeric Azaphilones from a Marine-Derived Pleosporales sp. Fungus
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00132

Irijimasides A–E, Macrolide Glycosides from an Okeania sp. Marine Cyanobacterium
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00042

Unprecedented Quassinoids from Eurycoma longifolia: Biogenetic Evidence and Antifeedant Effects
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00244



Journal of Proteome Research

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Quality Control and Outlier Detection of Targeted Mass Spectrometry Data from Multiplex Protein Panels
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00854

Fast and Highly Efficient Affinity Enrichment of Azide-A-DSBSO Cross-Linked Peptides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00003

Comprehensive Examination of the Mouse Lung Metabolome Following Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Using a Multiplatform Mass Spectrometry Approach
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00868

A Bayesian Null Interval Hypothesis Test Controls False Discovery Rates and Improves Sensitivity in Label-Free Quantitative Proteomics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00796

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00263



Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c04253

Synthesis of β-Phenethylamines via Ni/Photoredox Cross-Electrophile Coupling of Aliphatic Aziridines and Aryl Iodides
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01724

Nickel/Photoredox-Catalyzed Methylation of (Hetero)aryl Chlorides Using Trimethyl Orthoformate as a Methyl Radical Source
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02805

Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (−)-Spirochensilide A
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02522

Amino Acid Schiff Base Bearing Benzophenone Imine As a Platform for Highly Congested Unnatural α-Amino Acid Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c02707



Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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Finding a Silver Lining in a Dark Cloud
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00124

Top-Down Analysis of In-Source HDX of Native Protein Ions
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.9b00149

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00135

Structural Elucidation of Ether Glycerophospholipids Using Gas-Phase Ion/Ion Charge Inversion Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00025

Ion Mobility and Gas-Phase Covalent Labeling Study of the Structure and Reactivity of Gaseous Ubiquitin Ions Electrosprayed from Aqueous and Denaturing Solutions
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.9b00138



Langmuir

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Antifouling Polymer Brushes via Oxygen-Tolerant Surface-Initiated PET-RAFT
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03536

Gold Nanocluster Extracellular Vesicle Supraparticles: Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Three- Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
Dimensional Uptake Visualization
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03479

Structure Determination of Hen Egg-White Lysozyme Aggregates Adsorbed to Lipid/Water and Air/Water Interfaces
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03826

Gold Nanocluster Extracellular Vesicle Supraparticles: Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Three-Dimensional Uptake Visualization
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03479

Practical MOF Nanoarchitectonics: New Strategies for Enhancing the Processability of MOFs for Practical Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00236



Macromolecules

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Fabrication of Bioinspired Hydrogels: Challenges and Opportunities
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00238

Bioerodible Hydrogels Based on Photopolymerized Poly(ethylene glycol)-co-poly(α-hydroxy acid) Diacrylate Macromers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00030

The ABCs of Block Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00174

Retraction of “N-Phenylglycine as a Versatile Photoinitiator under Near-UV LED”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00700

4-Carboalkoxylated Polyvalerolactones from Malic Acid: Tough and Degradable Polyesters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00212



Molecular Pharmaceutics

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00420

Analysis of Triterpenoid Saponins Reveals Insights into Structural Features Associated with Potent Protein Drug Enhancement Effects
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00216

Tumor Microenvironment Stimuli-Responsive Nanoparticles for Programmed Anticancer Drug Delivery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01189

Anti-HER2 Affibody-Conjugated Photosensitizer for Tumor Targeting Photodynamic Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01247

Synthesis and Analysis of 64Cu-Labeled GE11-Modified Polymeric Micellar Nanoparticles for EGFR-Targeted Molecular Imaging in a Colorectal Cancer Model
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01043



Nano Letters

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Photoactivatable Prodrug-Backboned Polymeric Nanoparticles for Efficient Light-Controlled Gene Delivery and Synergistic Treatment of Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04981

Metallic Sandwiched-Aerogel Hybrids Enabling Flexible and Stretchable Intelligent Sensor
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00372

Colloidal Synthesis of Ternary Copper Halide Nanocrystals for High-Efficiency Deep-Blue Light-Emitting Diodes with a Half-Lifetime above 100 h
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00513

Thermogalvanic Hydrogel for Synchronous Evaporative Cooling and Low-Grade Heat Energy Harvesting
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00800

Two Birds with One Stone: FeS2@C Yolk–Shell Composite for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Energy Storage and Electromagnetic Wave Absorption
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00789



Organic Letters

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Postulated Biogenesis-Guided Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of 2,18-seco-Lankacidinol A
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00993

C–H Functionalization of Benzothiazoles via Thiazol-2-yl-phosphonium Intermediates
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00882

Site-Selective C–H Functionalization–Sulfination Sequence to Access Aryl Sulfonamides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00982

Additions of Aldehyde-Derived Radicals and Nucleophilic N-Alkylindoles to Styrenes by Photoredox Catalysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01182

Transamidation for the Synthesis of Primary Amides at Room Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00958



Organic Process Research & Development

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Safety Case Study. Intrinsic Instability of Concentrated Solutions of Alcoholic Hydrogen Chloride: Potential Hazards Associated with Methanol
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00034

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00127

An Economical Route to Lamivudine Featuring a Novel Strategy for Stereospecific Assembly
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00083

Green Chemistry Articles of Interest to the Pharmaceutical Industry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00154

Reductive Amination Bicarbonate Quench: Gas-Evolving Waste Stream Near-Miss Investigation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00085



Organometallics

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Potentiostatically Controlled Olefin Metathesis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00052

Oxidative Addition of Aryl Halides to a Triphosphine Ni(0) Center to Form Pentacoordinate Ni(II) Aryl Species
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00060

Pioneers and Influencers in Organometallic Chemistry: Dr. Patricia Watson and the Molecular Dance of M–C and C–H Bonds
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00225

To Bind or Not to Bind: Mechanistic Insights into C–CO2 Bond Formation with Late Transition Metals
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00090

C–F Bond Activation of a Perfluorinated Ligand Leading to Nucleophilic Fluorination of an Organic Electrophile
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00176



The Journal of Organic Chemistry

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Sulfinamide Synthesis Using Organometallic Reagents, DABSO, and Amines
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00334

Benzylic Hydroperoxidation via Visible-Light-Induced Csp3–H Activation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00385

Impact of Cyanine Conformational Restraint in the Near-Infrared Range
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00236

Derivatization of Amino Acids and Peptides via Photoredox-Mediated Conjugate Addition
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00635

Toward FAIRness and a User-Friendly Repository for Supporting NMR Data
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00800



The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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Role of Nonvalence States in the Ultrafast Dynamics of Isolated Anions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c01260

Viewpoints on the 2020 Pacific Conference on Spectroscopy and Dynamics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c02425

Wide-Field Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging of Single Molecules
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c01513

Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c03467

Comment on “Correct Symmetry Treatment for X + X Reactions Prevents Large Errors in Predicted Isotope Enrichment”
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c00210



The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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Update to Our Reader, Reviewer, and Author Communities—April 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03495

Unraveling the Structural Dynamics of an Enzyme Encapsulated within a Metal–Organic Framework
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c02145

Hydrogen Bonding in the Liquid State of Linear Alcohols: Molecular Dynamics and Thermodynamics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c01199

Temperature-Dependent Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Thin Polymer Films
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b11863

Role of Asp190 in the Phosphorylation of the Antibiotic Kanamycin Catalyzed by the Aminoglycoside Phosphotransferase Enzyme: A Combined QM:QM and MD Study
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c01604



The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Metal Hydrides and Related Materials. Energy Carriers for Novel Hydrogen and Electrochemical Storage
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01806

Molecular Recognition and Band Alignment in 3D Covalent Organic Frameworks for Cocrystalline Organic Photovoltaics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00087

Magnetism-Vanishing Stabilizes the Pyrite-Type 3d Transition Metal Peroxides at High Pressures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00054

Properties of α-Brass Nanoparticles. 1. Neural Network Potential Energy Surface
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00559

Chemical States of Water Molecules Distributed Inside a Proton Exchange Membrane of a Running Fuel Cell Studied by Operando Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Spectroscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00347



The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Pb-Based Perovskite Solar Cells and the Underlying Pollution behind Clean Energy: Dynamic Leaching of Toxic Substances from Discarded Perovskite Solar Cells
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00503

Excited State Dynamics of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence from an Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer System
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00498

Chiral Molecules and the Spin Selectivity Effect
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00474

Directional Light Emission from Layered Metal Halide Perovskite Crystals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00901

Facets and Defects in Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01088

Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards!

The Editors of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering, and sustainability in the chemical enterprise, who have completed their academic training within the past ten years. Lectureship award-winners are selected for three regions: The Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific.

Professor Katalin Barta, University of Graz

Representing the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, Professor Katalin Barta of the University of Graz (Graz, Austria), is being honored for the development of sustainable catalytic solutions for lignin depolymerization and the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass.

What will you be presenting at the conference?

I will be presenting how, in the past few years, our attempts to ‘tame’ or tackle the complexity of lignocellulose and how we tried to gain more understanding about this interesting material. As I will show, it can serve as a good source for fuels, building blocks, and even biologically active molecules.

How have the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions changed the way you and your lab members work together and approach your research?

It was a particularly challenging situation as my lab was in the middle of a move from the University of Groningen to the University of Graz. One half of the group just arrived in Graz and went to a lockdown straight away – we did not even manage to unpack our boxes properly. The other half of the lab got stuck in Groningen, not knowing exactly when they can move. All this, plus two small children at home, inspired sufficient creativity in our ‘scientific methods.’ For example, instead of set meeting times, I frequently called my Ph.D. students or post-docs when I was out in the garden playing with my son or while cooking lunch or dinner. I hope all of this experience will bring us even closer as a group, and we will appreciate the little things in our everyday lab life when the group will be finally reunited. I also gave my coworkers the advice to use this time of isolation to look deeply into their research, read, read, read, and don’t search for answers. Rather, try to find fascinating research questions!

What type of work can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

I hope my group will surprise me with all those great ideas they had during this shutdown. So, we will work on those and see where research takes us.

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Professor Feng Wang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Representing the Asia/Pacific region, Professor Feng Wang, of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (Dalian, China), is being honored for the deployment of sustainable catalysis and photocatalytic methods to selectively transform biomass and its derivatives into oxygenated platform chemicals.

What will you be presenting at the conference?

I will present our recent work on the photocatalytic conversion of biomass and its derivatives to several kinds of valuable products, such as methanol, syngas, alkane, and diesel precursors. I will discuss the underlying reaction mechanism of photocatalysis.

How have the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions changed the way you and your lab members work together and approach your research?

The pandemic postponed the lab member’s return. All on-site scientific meetings in the past four months have been canceled. Some of the meetings have been moved online, as well as our weekly group meetings.

What type of work can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

We are now working on more efficient catalysts and new methods of converting biomass to chemicals. This work will combine biocatalysts and heterogeneous catalysts together to realize pretreatment and conversion in a harmonious way.

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Professor Jonas Baltrusaitis, Lehigh University

Representing the Americas region, Professor Jonas Baltrusaitis of Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA), is being honored for applying the varied concepts of sustainable chemistry and engineering, particularly in the fields of advanced materials science and supramolecular chemistry, to the delivery of more sustainable fertilizers and nutrients

 What will you be presenting at the conference?

Managing the nitrogen cycle is one of the 14 Grand Challenges for engineering in the 21st century, as put forth by the National Academy of Engineering. My presentation will focus on describing this challenge in terms of its uniqueness, how it differs from, say other food/energy//water related global challenges, such as managing phosphorus cycle and presenting examples from my research group work geared towards mitigating it.

How have the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions changed the way you and your lab members work together and approach your research?

It made us reconsider the scope of our work. While the research in my lab relies heavily on complex instrumentation, such as Raman and infrared spectroscopy, we analyzed the literature and identified specific areas where we need to advance the molecular modeling. We use it to interpret our spectroscopic data as well as establishing previously hypothesized surface structures of urea cocrystals as well as some heterogeneous catalysts we use. By doing so, graduate students had an opportunity to explore new concepts, such as density functional theory, as well as to analyze their data from the thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives. The current work has been funded by NSF Chemistry and resulted in a series of publications elucidating the pathways of low mineral surface chemistry during aqueous ammonium and phosphate ion adsorption.

What type of work can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

Thank you for the opportunity to reflect on this. I have always aimed to identify problems of global significance and tailored the work performed in my group accordingly. In the past few years, I have been conceptualizing ways to paradigmatically change the global nitrogen cycle, which is the source of tremendous energy consumption and atmospheric and watershed pollution. This is by no means an easy task. Currently, only about 50% of the applied urea nitrogen is absorbed by the plants unless synthetic organophosphorus compounds – urease inhibitors – are utilized to decrease the hydrolysis rate of urea.

Urease inhibitors have a rather short half-life (~4 days) in the environment and result in negative environmental effects such as leaf-tip necrosis or limited capacity of plants to utilize urea as an N-source. They have added costs to farmers while, most importantly, being a source of synthetic organophosphorus compounds to the environment and possessing potential toxicity effects (such as reproductive hazard, as inferred from MSDS of N-(n-butyl)-thiophosphoric triamide). We propose engineering organophosphorus-free urea cocrystals using a solvent-free sustainable mechanochemical synthesis and quantifying the resulting nitrogen gas emissions, nitrogen partitioning into the soil (longevity/stability therein), and plants.

The proposed work would: (a) utilize natural minerals, such as gypsum, calcite, magnesite, dolomite, and others to also deliver other macro and micronutrients necessary for the plants and (b) utilize other widely available inorganic salts (chlorides, nitrates, sulfates, and hydrophosphates) to encapsulate urea in these molecular crystals.

As is typical to our lab, we will utilize a combination of the in situ molecular spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations trying to understand how and why certain urea cocrystals are more stable in the environment while also synthesizing new ones and elucidating their crystal structure. This fascinating research very recently was recommended for funding by USDA NIFA, for which we are grateful.

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Read more about the winners in this editorial in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. The winners will be recognized at the upcoming 2020 ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in keynote presentations. The conference is virtual and free to register.

ACS Editors’ Choice: Intramolecularly Cross-Linked Polymers

This week: Intramolecularly cross-linked polymers:

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!
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Intramolecularly Cross-Linked Polymers: From Structure to Function with Applications as Artificial Antibodies and Artificial Enzymes
Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00178
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Ambient Quantification and Size Distributions for Organic Aerosol in Aerosol Mass Spectrometers with the New Capture Vaporizer
ACS Earth Space Chem. 2020, 4, 5, 676–689
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00310
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Nanobowl-Supported Liposomes Improve Drug Loading and Delivery
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00495
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Precise Installation of Diazo-Tagged Side-Chains on Proteins to Enable In Vitro and In-Cell Site-Specific Labeling
Bioconjugate Chem. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00232
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Electrochemical Ruthenium-Catalyzed C–H Hydroxylation of Amine Derivatives in Aqueous Acid
Org. Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01313
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Direct, Competitive Comparison of Linear, Monocyclic, and Bicyclic Libraries Using mRNA Display
ACS Comb. Sci. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00016
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Influence of Sn on Stability and Selectivity of Pt–Sn@UiO-66-NH2 in Furfural Hydrogenation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c01336
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Discover Cancer Research in ACS Publications Journals

ACS Publications is the most trusted, most cited, most read publisher in chemistry and related sciences. Many ACS Publications journals deal with the intersection of chemistry and biology, including research into cancer treatments. Visit pubs.acs.org to learn more about our entire journal portfolio and click on the journal titles below to learn about each journal’s scope and some of the highlighted cancer research.

ACS Applied Bio Materials

ACS Applied Bio Materials is an interdisciplinary journal publishing original research covering all aspects of biomaterials and biointerfaces including and beyond the traditional biosensing, biomedical and therapeutic applications.

Nucleic Acid Immunotherapeutics for Cancer
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 5, 2838–2849
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00101

Anti-MUC1/CD44 Dual-Aptamer-Conjugated Liposomes for Cotargeting Breast Cancer Cells and Cancer Stem Cells
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2019, 2, 10, 4622–4633
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00705

Selenium-Containing Carrier-Free Assemblies with Aggregation-Induced Emission Property Combine Cancer Radiotherapy with Chemotherapy
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 2, 1283–1292
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b01172

Polymeric Micelles with Reduction-Responsive Function for Targeted Cancer Chemotherapy
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 2, 1139–1146
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b01070



ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering publishes high-quality research in the field of biomaterials science & engineering. The journal covers a scope of topics including applications, bio-interactions, bio-compatibility, synthesis & modifications, controlled release & delivery systems, healthcare advances, imaging & diagnostics, manufacturing & technology, modeling & informatics tools, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Graphene-Induced Transdifferentiation of Cancer Stem Cells as a Therapeutic Strategy against Glioblastoma
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00197

Applications of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials in Breast Cancer Theranostics
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2020, 6, 4, 1852–1873
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01894

Functionalization of Nanomaterials and Their Application in Melanoma Cancer Theranostics
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2020, 6, 1, 167–181
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01426

Cancer Mechanobiology: Microenvironmental Sensing and Metastasis
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2019, 5, 8, 3735–3752
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01230

Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Pathway Regulates Osteogenesis for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis: Experiments in an In Vitro Nanoclay Scaffold Cancer Testbed
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2020, 6, 5, 2600–2611
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00923

Graphene-Augmented Nanofiber Scaffolds Trigger Gene Expression Switching of Four Cancer Cell Types
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2018, 4, 5, 1622–1629
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00228



ACS Chemical Biology

ACS Chemical Biology provides an international forum for the rapid communication of research that broadly embraces the interface between chemistry and biology. The journal also serves as a forum to facilitate the communication between biologists and chemists that will translate into new research opportunities and discoveries.

Targeting Cancer Gene Dependencies with Anthrax-Mediated Delivery of Peptide Nucleic Acids
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b01027

The impact of extracellular fatty acids and oxygen tension on lipid synthesis and assembly in pancreatic cancer cells.
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00219

Targeting Cancer Gene Dependencies with Anthrax-Mediated Delivery of Peptide Nucleic Acids
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b01027

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Program for Natural Products Discovery: Rapid Isolation and Identification of Biologically Active Natural Products from the NCI Prefractionated Library
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15, 4, 1104–1114
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00139

Blockade of the Lysophosphatidylserine Lipase ABHD12 Potentiates Ferroptosis in Cancer Cells
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15, 4, 871–877
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00086

Studies of Thioamide Effects on Serine Protease Activity Enable Two-Site Stabilization of Cancer Imaging Peptides
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15, 3, 774–779
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b01036

C-Mannosyl Lysine for Solid Phase Assembly of Mannosylated Peptide Conjugate Cancer Vaccines
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15, 3, 728–739
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00987

Targeting Cavity-Creating p53 Cancer Mutations with Small-Molecule Stabilizers: the Y220X Paradigm
ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15, 3, 657–668
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00748



ACS Chemical Neuroscience

ACS Chemical Neuroscience publishes high-quality research articles and reviews that showcase chemical, quantitative biological, biophysical, and bioengineering approaches to the understanding of the nervous system and to the development of new treatments for neurological disorders. This journal is dedicated to understanding the molecular basis of neurological function in all organisms and model systems.

Promotion of Neuronal Guidance Growth by Aminated Graphene Oxide via Netrin-1/Deleted in Colorectal Cancer Signaling
ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2020, 11, 4, 604–614
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00625

NeuroChat with Professor Kyle Emmitte
ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2020, 11, 2, 99–100
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00582

Association between Parkinson’s Disease and Risk of Cancer: A PRISMA-compliant Meta-analysis
ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2019, 10, 10, 4430–4439
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00498

Discovery of Anticancer Clinical Candidate, Tosedostat, As an Analgesic Agent
ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2019, 10, 9, 4007–4017
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00230

Special Issue on Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer



ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
The journal publishes studies that pertain to a broad range of subject matter, including compound design and optimization, biological evaluation, drug delivery, imaging agents, and pharmacology of both small and large bioactive molecules.

Novel Copper Complexes That Inhibit the Proteasome and Trigger Apoptosis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 9, 1328–1335
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.9b00284

Largazole Arrests Cell Cycle at G1 Phase and Triggers Proteasomal Degradation of E2F1 in Lung Cancer Cells
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 10, 921–926
DOI: 10.1021/ml400093y

Design of KDM4 Inhibitors with Antiproliferative Effects in Cancer Models
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 8, 869–874
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00220



ACS Nano
Published monthly, ACS Nano is an international forum for the communication of comprehensive articles on nanoscience and nanotechnology research at the interfaces of chemistry, biology, materials science, physics, and engineering.

Peptide-Based Nanoparticles Mimic Fibrillogenesis of Laminin in Tumor Vessels for Precise Embolization
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02110

Bioresorbable, Miniaturized Porous Silicon Needles on a Flexible Water-Soluble Backing for Unobtrusive, Sustained Delivery of Chemotherapy
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02343

Perimitochondrial Enzymatic Self-Assembly for Selective Targeting the Mitochondria of Cancer Cells
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c01388

Liver-Targeted siRNA Lipid Nanoparticles Treat Hepatic Cirrhosis by Dual Antifibrotic and Anti-inflammatory Activities
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02633

Tuning the Brightness and Photostability of Organic Dots for Multivalent Targeted Cancer Imaging and Surgery
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c01034

Reconstructed Apoptotic Bodies as Targeted “Nano Decoys” to Treat Intracellular Bacterial Infections within Macrophages and Cancer Cells
ACS Nano 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c00921



ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is indexed in PubMed Central® (PMC). Now authors’ work is even more discoverable.

The journal publishes high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of biological sciences—from basic and molecular sciences to translational preclinical studies—including cancer research.

Check out these recent cancer research articles from ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science:

A New Selective Pharmacological Enhancer of the Orai1 Ca2+ Channel Reveals Roles for Orai1 in Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Functions
ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 2020, 3, 1, 135–147
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00081

Auranofin-Based Analogues Are Effective Against Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma In Vivo and Display No Significant Systemic Toxicity
ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00107

Advances on Tumor-Targeting Delivery of Cytotoxic Proteins
ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 2020, 3, 1, 107–118
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00087

Targeting Functional Activity of AKT Has Efficacy against Aggressive Neuroblastoma
ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 2020, 3, 1, 148–160
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00085

The Emerging Role of Adhesion GPCRs in Cancer
ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 2020, 3, 1, 29–42
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00093



ACS Synthetic Biology

ACS Synthetic Biology is the rapid publication forum for research in synthetic biology & systems bioscience. The journal publishes high-quality research that demonstrates integrative, molecular approaches enabling a better understanding of the organization and function of cells, tissues, and organisms in systems.

A Multifunction Lipid-Based CRISPR-Cas13a Genetic Circuit Delivery System for Bladder Cancer Gene Therapy
ACS Synth. Biol. 2020, 9, 2, 343–355
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00349

Protein-Programmed Accumulation of Yeast Cytosine Deaminase in Cancer Cells in Response to Mock-Hypoxia
ACS Synth. Biol. 2019, 8, 5, 948–954
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00036

An AND-Gated Drug and Photoactivatable Cre-loxP System for Spatiotemporal Control in Cell-Based Therapeutics
ACS Synth. Biol. 2019, 8, 10, 2359–2371
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00175

Targeted Cancer Cell Killing by Highly Selective miRNA-Triggered Activation of a Prokaryotic Toxin–Antitoxin System
ACS Synth. Biol. 2019, 8, 8, 1730–1736
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00172

Synthesizing a Genetic Sensor Based on CRISPR-Cas9 for Specifically Killing p53-Deficient Cancer Cells
ACS Synth. Biol. 2018, 7, 7, 1798–1807
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00202

Reconstructing Biosynthetic Pathway of the Plant-Derived Cancer Chemopreventive-Precursor Glucoraphanin in Escherichia coli
ACS Synth. Biol. 2018, 7, 1, 121–131
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00256



Bioconjugate Chemistry

Bioconjugate Chemistry is the cutting edge forum in conjugation chemistry and biochemistry. This journal invites original contributions on all research at the interface between man-made and biological materials. The mission of the journal is to communicate to advances in fields including therapeutic delivery, imaging, bionanotechnology, and synthetic biology.

Recent Trends in In Situ Enzyme-Activatable Prodrugs for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Bioconjugate Chem. 2020, 31, 4, 1012–1024
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00082

Molecular Imaging for Cancer Immunotherapy: Seeing Is Believing
Bioconjugate Chem. 2020, 31, 2, 404–415
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00851

Zwitterionic Modification of Nanomaterials for Improved Diagnosis of Cancer Cells
Bioconjugate Chem. 2019, 30, 10, 2519–2527
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00543

Porphyrin-Based Nanomedicines for Cancer Treatment
Bioconjugate Chem. 2019, 30, 6, 1585–1603
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00231

Engineering Protein Delivery Depots for Cancer Immunotherapy
Bioconjugate Chem. 2019, 30, 3, 515–524
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00061

Systemic Delivery of Tumor-Targeting siRNA Nanoparticles against an Oncogenic LncRNA Facilitates Effective Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Therapy
Bioconjugate Chem. 2019, 30, 3, 907–919
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00028

Recent Advances in Anti-cancer Protein/Peptide Delivery
Bioconjugate Chem. 2019, 30, 2, 305–324
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00750



Chemical Research in Toxicology

Chemical Research in Toxicology publishes Articles, Rapid Reports, Chemical Profiles, Reviews, Perspectives, Letters to the Editor, and ToxWatch on a wide range of topics in Toxicology that inform a chemical and molecular understanding and capacity to predict biological outcomes on the basis of structures and processes.

Impact of Cancer Therapy-Related Exposures on Late Mortality in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2015, 28, 1, 31–37
DOI: 10.1021/tx500374k

Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer Chemoprevention: A Perspective on Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Epigenetics
Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2016, 29, 12, 2071–2095
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00413

Targeted Profiling of Heat Shock Proteome in Radioresistant Breast Cancer Cells
Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2019, 32, 2, 326–332
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00330



Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry publishes studies that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and biological activity or mode of action.

Exploring the Structural Requirements for Inhibition of the Ubiquitin E3 Ligase Breast Cancer-Associated Protein 2 (BCA2) as a Treatment for Breast Cancer
J. Med. Chem. 2010, 53, 7, 2757–2765
DOI: 10.1021/jm901757t

Discovery of Salermide-Related Sirtuin Inhibitors: Binding Mode Studies and Antiproliferative Effects in Cancer Cells Including Cancer Stem Cells
J. Med. Chem. 2012, 55, 24, 10937–10947
DOI: 10.1021/jm3011614

Ca2+ Selective Host Rotaxane Is Highly Toxic Against Prostate Cancer Cells
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 2, 163–167
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00347



Molecular Pharmaceutics
Molecular Pharmaceutics publishes the results of original research that contributes significantly to the molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug delivery systems. The journal encourages contributions describing research at the interface of drug discovery and drug development.

Oncolytic Adenoviruses for the Treatment of Human Cancer: Focus on Translational and Clinical Data
Mol. Pharmaceutics 2011, 8, 1, 12–28
DOI: 10.1021/mp100219n

Engineered Multivalency Enhances Affibody-Based HER3 Inhibition and Downregulation in Cancer Cells
Mol. Pharmaceutics 2017, 14, 4, 1047–1056
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b00919

Exosomes: Diagnostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Delivery Vehicles for Cancer
Mol. Pharmaceutics 2019, 16, 8, 3333–3349
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00409



Nano Letters

Nano Letters is a forum for reporting original results on fundamental, applied, and emerging research in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology that require rapid dissemination.

Immunoavidity-Based Capture of Tumor Exosomes Using Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer Surfaces
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00950

Nanobowl-Supported Liposomes Improve Drug Loading and Delivery
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00495

Mimetic Heat Shock Protein Mediated Immune Process to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01230

A Carry-On Nitric-Oxide-Luggage for Enhanced Chemotherapeutic Efficacy
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01532

Copresentation of Tumor Antigens and Costimulatory Molecules via Biomimetic Nanoparticles for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b05171

Simultaneous Intravital Optical and Acoustic Monitoring of Ultrasound-Triggered Nanobubble Generation and Extravasation
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01310

Functional Gadofullerene Nanoparticles Trigger Robust Cancer Immunotherapy Based on Rebuilding an Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01287

Zwitterionic Nanoconjugate Enables Safe and Efficient Lymphatic Drug Delivery
Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01713

ACS ES&T Water Names Inaugural EIC

ACS ES&T Water is ACS Publications’ new international multidisciplinary journal dedicated to all water-related research and policy. Today the journal announced that Professor Shane Snyder of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University would serve as the new journal’s first-ever Editor-in-Chief. Together with ACS ES&T Engineering, it represents an expansion of the popular Environmental Science & Technology family of journals. ACS ES&T Water will open for submission on June 2, 2020.

Snyder is a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as well as NTU’s executive director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute. Before he arrived at NTU, he served as a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and the co-Director of the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center at the University of Arizona, where he maintains his affiliation with its College of Engineering.

Snyder is a Fellow of the International Water Association and a member of the World Health Organization’s Drinking Water Advisory Panel. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, focusing on identifying emerging water pollutants and their health effects, as well as their analysis, treatment, and toxicology.

ACS ES&T Water will consider research related to both marine and freshwater environments, as well as water’s use in industrial and municipal applications. Manuscripts describing public policy and the underlying science utilized for decision making are also encouraged.

The journal’s broad focus on all water-related issues includes such topics as:

  • Water quality and the transformation, transport, and behavior of anthropogenic and geogenic physical, chemical, and biological contaminants in aqueous environments (groundwater, surface water, snow/ice, precipitation, and marine water).
  • Water treatment, including biological, physicochemical, separation, and natural processes.
  • Water management, reuse, and sustainable supply.
  • Marine, estuarine and freshwater biogeochemistry.
  • Direct and indirect impacts of climate change and/or sea-level rise.
  • Remediation and restoration of natural aquatic systems.
  • Innovative technologies for water quality monitoring and spatial vulnerability assessments.
  • Modelling groundwater, surface water, and marine flow and contaminant behavior, transport, and fate.
  • Impact of new technologies on water quality remediation and protection from point and non-point sources.
  • Spatial data on global and local water supply and water quality monitoring data trends.
  • Water quality impacts to public and environmental health, including pathogen, chemical, and physical stressors.
  • Risk assessment, regulatory frameworks, life-cycle assessments, economic impact calculations, and social science implications.

Learn More About ACS ES&T Water

Introducing the ACS Materials Letters Early Career Advisory Board

ACS Materials Letters is pleased to introduce the formation of an Early Career Advisory Board. It features ten fast-rising researchers from across the globe whose research reflects the breadth of topics in materials science. This stellar group of researchers will be working alongside Deputy Editor Bin Liu as well as the journal’s Associate Editors to provide a stronger link between ACS Materials Letters, the materials community, and the quickly evolving research areas and trends.

Take a few minutes getting to know the members of the ACS Materials Letters Early Career Advisory Board:

Raffaella Buonsanti

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at EPFL since October 2015. My group discovers how to make tiny rocks that can convert CO2 into useful compounds. I obtained my Ph.D. in Nanochemistry at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Salento. I then spent over five years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, first as a postdoc and project scientist at the Molecular Foundry and after as a tenure-track staff scientist in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.

I love chemistry, materials, engineering, outdoors, running, and cats.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My group works at the interface between materials chemistry and electrocatalysis, focusing on CO2 conversion.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

Learning how to be a good mentor for each student. This is a challenge, but it comes with major rewards if you succeed!

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

Energy and sustainability challenges remain my top priorities.

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Julie L. Fenton

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am currently an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. I have been working to develop new routes to covalent organic framework thin films and membranes. I earned my B.S. degree in chemistry at Messiah College and my Ph.D. in Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy cross-training, trivia, cooking, and travel.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

Broadly, I consider myself a synthetic materials chemist. Though I have worked on numerous types of materials, including classic inorganic solids, colloidal nanoparticles, framework materials, and polymers, my interests have largely focused on developing new and effective tools to break through the traditional synthetic bottlenecks, opening the door to generate increasingly complex materials, targeted properties, or other challenging features.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists/scientists?

Science is a demanding, time-intensive career no matter what stage you are in. An increasingly competitive scientific landscape coupled with limited funding resources only compounds the best-case scenario stress.

As an early career researcher transitions from a lab-centric job to a managerial role, the technical competences that earned them the job must be supplemented, rapidly, with additional skills: budgeting, managerial tasks, solo grant & manuscript writing, teaching, navigating review processes, etc. They must do all this while getting their lab set-up, seeking tenure, supporting their trainees, and doing lab work. The amount of time dedicated to this “on-the-job” training seems to be a big differentiator between later-stage researchers and early-career researchers.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

I think the most exciting thing about science, all science, is the serendipity – that we truly don’t know what or where the next big breakthrough is going to be. Materials research broadly is poised to make breakthroughs across numerous fields: catalysis, electronics, renewables, biomedicine, energy storage, to name a few. Developing new materials will enable heretofore unimagined properties and applications to meet world needs.

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Albert Liu

Tell us a little about yourself.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and am currently working on my Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before joining MIT as a presidential fellow, I worked on different aspects of chemical catalysis. Since MIT, I have expanded my research portfolio into the realm of low-dimensional electronic materials.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My current interest involves harnessing small, low-dimensional material interactions for exploring emergent behaviors in dynamic electronic systems. I have also pioneered a nano-fabrication method to assemble 2D material encapsulated colloidal particles as autonomous electronic devices, known as “colloidal electronics.”

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

Identification of interesting yet impactful problems to solve and take learnings out of the laboratory setting and make a practical impact on a societal scale.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

Developing new materials/technologies to help slow down or even reverse the progression of anthropogenic global warming and inventing new ways for artificial devices to communicate with biological cells (e.g., neurons).

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Wei Luo

Tell us a little about yourself.

I received B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University. Then, I changed my major to materials science and got a Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. After that, I joined the department of chemistry at Oregon State University as a postdoc. Two years later, I worked as a postdoc until being promoted to Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland. In 2017, I came back to China and joined Tongji University.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

  • Batteries with high safety and high energy density
  • Wettability between liquid and solid Interface
  • High entropy ceramics

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

  • Defining your research area and then finding/solving the challenges in the area
  • Making sure your students are on the same page as you are
  • Raising funding

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

Safety, cost, and eco-friendliness of batteries.

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Zhijun Ning

Tell us a little about yourself.

I received my Ph.D. from East China University of Science and Technology, majoring in applied chemistry. I finished my postdoc training at the Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto, studying electrical engineering. I like to play basketball and other ball games.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My current research focuses on the development of solution-processed optoelectronic materials and devices. I am interested in material design and synthesis, such as organic-inorganic hybrid materials and quantum dots, as well as their application for solar cells, photodetectors, light-emitting diodes, etc.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

Having stable funding support and building your own research landmarks and reputation in the field.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

The energy crisis and environmental pollution.

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Vivek Polshettiwar

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Chemical Sciences at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). After earning my Ph.D. in 2005, I worked as a postdoc at École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier and as Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education research associate at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). I also started an independent group of nanocatalysis at KAUST from 2009-2013.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My group is working on the development of novel nanomaterials as catalysts to tackle climate change.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

After spending 7-years in Indian academia, one of the key challenges that I faced/ am facing is the accessibility of instruments and facilities, such as TEM, solid-state NMR, etc.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

Climate change hits a giant weak spot in human history. Disproportionate use (or misuse) of natural resources, including fossil fuels, created an extreme imbalance on planet earth. The first priority of many materials researchers is to take on this challenge by innovating new materials.

On the other hand, a sustainable way to solve the energy problem is to generate alternative energy sources such as renewal electricity by using solar cells or hydrogen by conducting photo- or electrocatalytic water splitting. New photocatalytic materials are the solution to this challenge.

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Makhsud Saidaminov

Tell us a little about yourself.

As of January 2020, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria. Before this position, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and at KAUST. I received my Ph.D. from Moscow State University.

I grew up in a beautiful and mountainous Tajikistan.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My areas of interest cover physics and chemistry of hybrid materials. In particular, we are interested in halide perovskites for energy applications, from sustainable harvesting of energy to its efficient consumption.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

I traveled half of the globe to find a job that I love. I faced many expected and unexpected obstacles, but I was blessed to have caring family members, colleagues, and friends around me who made this journey enjoyable.

In my new role as an Assistant Professor, I am preparing to be challenged with funding, publishing, and work-life balance. I am curious about the unexpected challenges that my career has prepared ahead of me, but I am sure it will be an excellent opportunity to learn new skills.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

I feel materials science and engineering (MSE) has a defining role to play in addressing our energy – and, hence, climate change – challenges. We need materials that efficiently harvest energy from renewable sources, store it in a small space, and transmit it with little or no loss. I also believe in the role of MSE in building a more equitable world, where additive manufacturing will print anything we need at a very low cost.

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Sahar Sharifzadeh

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am an assistant professor at Boston University. My main appointments are materials science and engineering and electrical and computer engineering. I also have affiliations with the chemistry and physics departments.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

My research interests are focused on understanding and predicting the atomic-scale physical phenomena that drive the functional behavior of novel materials using first-principles theory. Specifically, I am interested in how imperfections introduced into organic and inorganic crystals (such as defects, interfaces, atomic and molecular vibrations) influence the electronic structure and excitonic properties.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

I think materials science and engineering can address many of the challenges that we are facing, especially those that require next-generation technologies such as solar cells, carbon capture, or quantum computing. By developing new materials or understanding materials properties, we can help develop these technologies.

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Benjamin C.K. Tee

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). I received my Ph.D. at Stanford University. After having co-founded a company in medical devices with FDA clearance, I wanted to bring this experience back to academia and help train scientists and engineers who are passionate about bringing science to the real-world and user impact.

I am also quite a Trekkie and a Star Wars fan and enjoy wondering whether science fiction can become a scientific reality.

Describe your current research (or areas of interest).

I am currently working on the theme of nature-inspired sensorware. The natural world presents significant opportunities for scientists and engineers to emulate because of its efficient sophistication. My work heavily intersects nanoscience, chemistry, electronic materials, and electrical engineering.

One big effort in my team is to create self-healing electronic materials and devices that are skin-like. I am also interested in developing neuromorphic systems, which more closely mimics the human nervous system, such as the brain and nerves. These efforts converge towards sophisticatedly efficient artificial sensory systems.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists/scientists?

I tend to see challenges more as opportunities. I think being an early career scientist is perhaps the most enjoyable phase because you get the freedom to decide how you want to define your work and how it contributes to society.

There are demands of a scientist within academia and industry that often requires other skill sets such as administration, lab construction, etc. These skills are often not exposed at an early stage of a scientific career. Hence, it is good for early-career chemists/scientists to seek out mentors that can provide guidance and advice within their network.

In your opinion, what are some of the current global challenges you think have to be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

The fields of materials science and engineering define our technological eras and human societal development. I think technological progress has led to a dramatic rise in technological consumption. I think materials science and engineering can help us look at new ways we consume technology. For example, could a mobile phone be self-repairable, so we no longer need to dispose of them when they break or become obsolete? New and brave proposals may need to be explored that could take decades of work to realize. This is also why materials science and engineering will always be exciting: the potential to solve challenges on a global scale.

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Wolfgang Zeier

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a faculty member in the Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. I’m an enthusiastic soccer fan. Sports and my family keep me in balance. I avoid taking things too seriously when it comes to research – fun and some degree of silliness is needed to encourage creativity and productivity.

Describe your current research.

My current research interests lie on the fundamental structure – property relationships in solids, focusing on thermoelectrics and ionic conductors, as well as the chemistry of solid-solid interfaces for the development of all-solid-state batteries. We often pursue the idea that changing the underlying bonding interaction in materials affects their functional properties and that there must be an experimental way to understand why.

What are the major challenges facing early career chemists?

It seems that over the last decades, science has become very fast-paced, and one needs to keep up early on. One is often being evaluated on metrics and number of publications, less on the creative science. At the same time, we need creative, out-of-the-box thinking, but funding opportunities are scarce without promising preliminary results.

In your opinion, what are some current global challenges you think must be addressed by innovative materials science and engineering research?

Without a doubt, our society faces the serious challenges of climate change as well as raw materials abundance and accessibility. I hope that innovative material science can help tailor functional materials that can help mitigate energy problems and find novel materials and processing routes for a sustainable future.

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2020 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners Named

Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) are proud to announce that Anthony D’Angelo, Polymer Electrolyte Scientist at Ionic Materials Inc., and Matthew Panzer, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, are the winners of the 2020 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article published in 2019 that has outstanding influence across the field of materials chemistry.

The winning paper, “Design of Stretchable and Self-Healing Gel Electrolytes via Fully Zwitterionic Polymer Networks in Solvate Ionic Liquids for Li-Based Batteries,” represents a groundbreaking advancement of stretchable and safe gel electrolytes for lithium-based batteries enabled by the facile synthesis of fully zwitterionic copolymers in a solvate ionic liquid. This study showed that gel stiffness and ionic conductivity values could be tuned by varying the chemical composition of these gel electrolytes, successfully demonstrating at least 100 charge-discharge cycles of prototype batteries employing both graphite and metallic lithium anodes.

“As we move towards an electric world, non-flammable and mechanically flexible batteries for portable and mobile applications would be incredibly advantageous. This work uses an ingenious architecture of repeating zwitterionic units to generate polymeric ionogels that are not only conductive and mechanically flexible, but also self-healing – truly a remarkable combination of properties enabled through precise and elegant materials chemistry,” says Chemistry of Materials Editor-in-Chief Jillian M. Buriak.

Team Work

The Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award also recognizes the team aspect of research and celebrates the importance of co-authors and teamwork. “This paper came to fruition through a tremendous amount of experimental work performed by Anthony and perseverance on both our parts to interpret the data and write up the manuscript. It was an honor and a privilege to advise such an outstanding and highly productive doctoral student,” said Professor Panzer.

D’Angelo and Panzer will present their research at a symposium and award ceremony during the 2020 Fall ACS National Meeting.

Check out these other articles written by the winning authors:

ACS Editors’ Choice: Sub-One-Nanometer Nanomaterials Showing Polymer-Analogue Properties

This week: Sub-one-nanometer nanomaterials showing polymer-analogue properties

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!
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Enhanced Water Dispersibility of Discrete Chalcogenide Nanoclusters with a Sodalite-Net Loose-Packing Pattern in a Crystal Lattice
Inorg. Chem. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00621
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Exotic Electrophiles in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water: When Conventional Kinetic Models and Reaction Pathways Fall Short
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00259
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Recent Advances in Synthetic Methods for Radioiodination
J. Org. Chem. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00644
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Zoliflodacin: An Oral Spiropyrimidinetrione Antibiotic for the Treatment of Neisseria gonorrheae, Including Multi-Drug-Resistant Isolates
ACS Infect. Dis. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00021
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Sub-One-Nanometer Nanomaterials Showing Polymer-Analogue Properties
ACS Materials Lett. 2020, 2, XXX, 639-643
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00149
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Effect of Aluminum on Lead Release to Drinking Water from Scales of Corrosion Products
Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00738
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Anti-coke BaFe1–xSnxO3−δ Oxygen Carriers for Enhanced Syngas Production via Chemical Looping Partial Oxidation of Methane
Energy Fuels 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00951
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A Year for Pioneers and Influencers of Organometallic Chemistry

Throughout this year, Organometallics’ will intermittently publish personal perspectives from organometallic chemists as a part of its “Pioneers and Influencers in Organometallic Chemistry” initiative.

These perspectives will appear as editorials in each issue of Organometallics.

The purpose of the campaign is to recognize organometallic chemists who are influential in the field, have an admirable story, or have taken an unusual career path.

Here’s who has been recognized so far:

A Profile of Professor Jay Kochi

Organometallics 2020, 39, 6, 775-777

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00143

The breadth of impactful work leaves no question that Professor Jay Kochi remains a Pioneer and Influencer in organometallic chemistry and mechanistic homogeneous catalysis. The impact of his interests in the role of radicals in transition-metal catalysis extends far beyond iron-catalyzed cross-coupling. The explosion of “metallophotoredox catalysis” and modern nickel-catalyzed cross-couplings also trace their origins to the work of Kochi.

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Chemistry Olympian Kuo-Wei Huang

Organometallics 2020, 39, 4, 487-488

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00056

A former Chemistry Olympian from Taiwan, who is paying forward his successes by fostering the passion for chemistry in Saudi Arabian youths. Several members of the Saudi team are now pursuing higher education in chemical research all over the world—two of them are on their way to becoming organometallic chemists in Huang’s laboratory.

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Dr. Patricia Watson and the Molecular Dance of M–C and C–H Bonds

Organometallics 2020, 2020, 39, 8, 1135-1138

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00225

In addition to being one of the few female organometallic chemists of her generation, Tricia has also made extraordinary discoveries that are at the heart of hydrocarbon activation and proposed a mechanism for a degenerate and nondegenerate C–H bond activation reaction based on careful mechanistic studies, which were not trivial to conduct or analyze. Likewise, her chemistry inspired and influenced (and still does) some of the most prominent and contemporary organometallic chemists of her time.

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