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Suzanne Walker Wins 2021 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award

Professor Suzanne Walker of Harvard University

Every year, ACS Chemical Biology and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry select a distinguished and well-respected researcher for the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. Past winners of this honor include Alanna Schepartz (2010), Stuart Schreiber (2011), Carolyn Bertozzi (2012), Wilfred van der Donk (2013), Peter Dervan (2014), Kevan Shokat (2015), Peter G. Schultz (2016), Benjamin F. Cravatt (2017), James A. Wells (2018), Chuan He (2019), and David R. Liu. (2020). This year’s award goes to Professor Suzanne Walker of Harvard University.

Professor Walker earned her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Chicago, where she did research in Professor David Lynn’s laboratory before applying to graduate school for chemistry. She completed her Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1992 under the supervision of Professor John Groves. She was appointed Instructor of Chemistry at Princeton where she started a research program studying bacterial cell wall biosynthesis and, after six years in this non-tenure-track position, she was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Two years later, she was appointed Professor of Chemistry at Princeton. Seeking greater exposure to cutting-edge biology, she moved in 2004 from Princeton’s Chemistry Department to the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. She is an affiliate of Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and is a founder and current director of Harvard’s Ph.D. Program in Chemical Biology.

Professor Walker’s research program is characterized by the creative use of chemical, biochemical, and genetic tools and methods to understand the biological problems that interest her. A major focus throughout her career has been to understand how the bacterial cell envelope is built and how the components of the cell envelope function together to allow bacteria to survive; a key goal has been to identify new vulnerabilities that can be exploited to treat antibiotic-resistant infections. She will talk about some of her work on the bacterial cell wall during the ACS Chemical Biology Award Lecture.

Professor Walker has received a number of awards and honors for her work, including an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Emil T. Kaiser Award in Protein Chemistry, an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and the Andrew Braisted Lectureship Award in Chemical Biology. She has also been elected to the American Society for Microbiology, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. Here, Professor Walker wishes to acknowledge that the many brilliant students and postdocs she has been privileged to work with over the course of her career are really responsible for the recognition she has been given!

Professor Suzanne Walker’s Publications from ACS Chemical Biology include: 

Discovery of a Small Molecule that Blocks Wall Teichoic Acid Biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus
ACS Chem. Biol. 2009, 4, 10, 875–883
DOI: 10.1021/cb900151k
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Synthetic Lethal Compound Combinations Reveal a Fundamental Connection between Wall Teichoic Acid and Peptidoglycan Biosyntheses in Staphylococcus aureus
ACS Chem. Biol. 2011, 6, 1, 106–116
DOI: 10.1021/cb100269f
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A Small Molecule That Inhibits OGT Activity in Cells
ACS Chem. Biol. 2015, 10, 6, 1392–1397
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00004
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Join ACS Chemical Biology and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry at the ACS National Meeting, where Professor Suzanne Walker will be presented with the Lectureship Award. She will be delivering the keynote address for the symposium on Monday, April 5, from 3:10 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Pacific Time.

Scheduled speakers for the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Symposium include:

Chemical approaches to control and enhance CRISPR-based technologies
Amit Choudhary
Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Renal Medicine and Engineering

Psychedelics and Related Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics
David E. Olsen
University of California, Davis

Nitrogen-nitrogen bond formation in natural products biosynthesis
Katherine Ryan
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Human Milk Oligosaccharide Modulation of Inflammation
Steve Townsend
Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Introduction of awardee:
Deconstructing the bacterial cell wall (by putting it back together)
Suzanne Walker
Harvard University

2021 JPC Lectureship Winners Announced

The recipients of 2021 The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) and PHYS Division Lectureship Awards are:

  • Christopher J. Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
  • Diwakar Shukla, Blue Waters Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emilie Ringe, University Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences & Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

The Journal of Physical Chemistry– PHYS Division Lectureship Awards honor the contributions of investigators who have made major impacts on the field of physical chemistry in the research areas associated with each section of the journal – JPC A, JPC B, and JPC C.

I spoke with the recipients to find out what the award means to them.

Christopher J. Johnson – JPC A Recipient

Christopher J. Johnson received his B.S. in Physics from Butler University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, San Diego in 2011 under the guidance of Robert Continetti in the Chemistry department.  He was awarded an NSF American Competitiveness in Chemistry Fellowship to work with Mark Johnson at Yale University, and began his independent career at Stony Brook University in 2014.  Johnson group members focus on molecular-scale aspects of particle properties and reactivity with emphasis on atmospheric particles and metal nanoclusters. Johnson has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator award and the Flygare Award at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy.

What does this award mean to you?

I am lucky to have great mentors and to mentor great undergraduates, grad students, and postdocs. An award like this recognizes all of their efforts, particularly those brave enough to volunteer to work for an unproven new professor with an empty lab!

What are you working on now?

A major thrust of our work is trying to merge molecular-scale and particle-scale descriptions of the chemistry happening at the surface of particles, whether these are metal nanocluster catalysts or few-nanometer-sized atmospheric clusters.  In both cases, the complexity of the particle side of the problem makes it difficult to disentangle the molecular mechanisms driving reactivity or growth.  We adapt precise chemical physics techniques to isolate these particle-molecule complexes and perform relatively high precision spectroscopy and reactivity measurements, and then we have to figure out how to deal with the complexity of the results and actually figure out what they mean.

What advances are you hoping to see in your field in the next decade?

Gas phase chemical physics techniques offer the opportunity to gain detailed insights into complex chemical systems beyond what you routinely see using more traditional experimental methods, but they are limited in the chemical complexity they can address. I am hoping to see, and contribute to, continuing efforts to expand the suite of methods we have to faithfully capture complex chemical systems and deliberately manipulate them into their relevant states and configurations to solve problems across a range of chemical disciplines.

Why do you choose to publish your research with The Journal of Physical Chemistry?

I have fond memories of my first paper ever and my first paper in my independent career being published in JPC LettersJPC has great editors who get what we are trying to do, so I trust them to handle our papers and help us to improve and disseminate them.

Connect on Twitter: @cold_trappers

Explore articles published by Christopher J. Johnson in ACS Publications journals here.

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Diwakar Shukla – JPC B Recipient

Diwakar Shukla is a Blue Waters assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research work is focused on understanding the biological processes using physics-based models and techniques. He started his research career at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, where he received B. Tech and M. Tech. degrees in chemical engineering. He then joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering. In his independent career, he has received several awards for his research and teaching, including the NSF Early CAREER award, the  ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry.

What does this award mean to you?

It is a special honor for me because The Journal of Physical Chemistry has been my preferred place for publishing fundamental, mechanistic, and methodological papers. The award not only recognizes my efforts but also contributions from numerous co-authors over the years especially students, mentors, and collaborators.

What are you working on now?

One of the key areas of research in my group is at the interface of physical chemistry and plant biology. In particular, my research group has focused on the development and application of physics-based simulation approaches for problems at the interface of biophysical chemistry and plant sciences that would provide detailed structural and dynamical information about the molecular machinery in plants. Despite the broad utility of biophysical modeling and increased use of computational tools within the field of plant biology, there has thus far been limited application of molecular modeling beyond photosynthesis research. Out of ∼52 million protein sequences that are available on the UniProt database, only ~200,000 (< 0.5%) have structures deposited in Protein Data Bank, and only ∼4,000 (2%) of these structures are of plant proteins. Therefore, my research group is developing methods to overcome this challenge and understand sequence-structure-function relationship for plant proteins.

What advances are you hoping to see in your field in the next decade?

The key advance would be availability of tools that could help in rapid structural characterization of protein conformational ensemble. These tools could employ a combination of experimental spectroscopic techniques, artificial intelligence, molecular simulations to infer structure-function relationship for proteins.

Why do you choose to publish your research with The Journal of Physical Chemistry?

I would quote Professor Joan-Emma Shea (J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 2, 313), “The answer is simple. JPC is our home, our community, where we can come together and exchange ideas.” The journal and my research are focused on publishing new fundamental science, physical insights, methodologies, and their application to interesting scientific problems. The core focus of the journal and my research group is same, and that is why we have published many papers in the journal.

Connect on Twitter: @diwakarshukla, @shuklagroup, @ChBE_Illinois

Explore articles published by Diwakar Shukla in ACS Publications journals here.

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Emilie Ringe – JPC C Recipient

Emilie Ringe is a University Lecturer, (a position similar to an assistant or associate professor role) in multi-scale, multi-dimensional imaging of natural and synthetic materials at the University of Cambridge, joint between the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and the Department of Earth Sciences. She earned her B.A. and M.S. summa cum laude in chemistry (2008), then a Ph.D. in chemistry and materials science (2012) under the supervision of Professors Laurence Marks and Richard Van Duyne at Northwestern University. She then became the Gott Research Fellow at Trinity Hall as well as a Newton International Research Fellow (Royal Society) in the Electron Microscopy group in the Materials Science and Metallurgy Department at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Paul Midgley. In 2014, she joined Rice University as an assistant professor, where she established the Electron Microscopy Center and received funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (YIP), NSF, ACR-PRF, 3M, and the U.S./Israel Binational Science Foundation. She moved to Cambridge in 2018 where she received an ERC Starting grant to pursue her studies of Earth-abundant plasmonics.

What does this award mean to you?

It is a great honor to be recognized by this community of fellow physical chemists for the work my group has achieved through the years. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C has been instrumental to my career at all stages, from my first first-author paper in 2010 to my first last-author paper at Rice University in 2016 and the first paper of my new group in Cambridge in 2019.

What are you working on now?

My group works on many projects, but I would say one of the unifying themes is our interest in abundant metals such as magnesium for plasmonics. We started exploring colloidal syntheses of magnesium nanoparticles for plasmonics over three years ago, and along the way many exciting discoveries, stimulating opportunities and puzzling challenges have emerged. We are now rapidly expanding both fundamentals and applications of nanosystems based on these structures.

What advances are you hoping to see in your field in the next decade?

Many surprising ones, I hope! In plasmonics in general, I believe it is time to consider sunlight-driven processes. The last decades have seen plasmonics develop as a powerful tool to manipulate light at the nanoscale, why not couple this with the infinite light supply provided by the sun?

Why do you choose to publish your research with The Journal of Physical Chemistry?

The Journal of Physical Chemistry supports the community of physical chemists around the world and provides a visible platform for my group’s work. I know that our papers published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry are viewed and read, as were those of the trailblazers before me.

Explore articles published by Emilie Ringe in ACS Publications journals here.

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Over the last 125 years the editorial team of The Journal of Physical Chemistry has played a pivotal role in the ever-changing landscape of physical chemistry research. Visit a digital timeline exploring The Journal of Physical Chemistry’s history and discover how the journal, its editors, authors, reviewers, and readers have helped to define and shape the physical chemistry field.

What Chemists Need to Know About Career-Planning and Mentorship

Creating a successful chemistry career is about more than just your skills in the lab. It’s also about networking, communication, planning, and perseverance. These skills are often gained through personal experience, but they can also be passed down from established chemists who have already walked this road. As part of the “Changing the Culture of Chemistry” webinar series, a panel of distinguished researchers got together to discuss ways chemists can take their careers to the next level.

Watch an on-demand presentation of the webinar:

This one-hour program featured a panel of engaging speakers, including:

  • Professor Brandi M. Cossairt of the University of Washington, who discussed the importance of mentorship, ways to find a potential mentor, and how to get the most out of that relationship.
  • Professor Jennifer M. Heemstra of Emory University, who talked about some of the considerations importance of flexibility in career planning, the advantages of diverse career experiences.
  • Professor Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. of the University of Virginia, who discussed his own career path and the approaches that helped him get to where he is today.

The session closed with a question-and-answer session moderated by Joerg Schlatterer, Senior Manager of the ACS Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Office, where all three panelists were able to share more tips and advice.

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Biomacromolecules Recent Journal Highlights

Biomacromolecules Editor-in-Chief Sébastien Lecommandoux would like to highlight some exciting updates to the journal.

Biomacromolecules’ Editorial Team

A number of new faces have joined the journal’s editorial team, bringing an array of experiences and expertise. Visit the journal’s Editors & Editorial Board page to see a complete list of members.

Biomacromolecules’ Journal Scope

Biomacromolecules evolves as the field does. The journal’s scope is essential to communicating the breadth of research it covers.

Biomacromolecules is a leading forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research at the interface of polymer science and biology. Submissions to Biomacromoleculesshould contain strong elements of innovation in terms of macromolecular design, synthesis, and characterization, or in the application of polymer materials to biology and medicine.

Topics covered by Biomacromolecules include, but are not exclusively limited to: sustainable polymers, polymers based on natural and renewable resources, degradable polymers, polymer conjugates, polymeric drugs, polymers in biocatalysis, biomacromolecular assembly, biomimetic polymers, polymer-biomineral hybrids, biomimetic-polymer processing, polymer recycling, bioactive polymer surfaces, original polymer design for biomedical applications such as immunotherapy, drug delivery, gene delivery, antimicrobial applications, diagnostic imaging and biosensing, polymers in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, polymeric scaffolds and hydrogels for cell culture and delivery.

Biomacromolecules’ Impact Factor

In 2019, Biomacromolecules achieved its highest journal Impact Factor yet: 6.092! This figure is determined by dividing the number of citations received in 2019 for content published in 2017 and 2018 by the number of articles published in Biomacromolecules in 2017 and 2018.

Recent Biomacromolecules Special Issue

The recently published Biomacromolecules special issue, Polymer Colloids: Synthesis Fundamentals to Applications, highlights research from The International Polymer Colloid Group (IPCG). The IPCG was founded in 1972 as a forum for the exchange of ideas and emerging research activities for scientists and engineers from both academia and industry who study or use polymer colloids. The increasing relevance of polymeric structures with colloidal dimensions to biomacromolecules research provided the impetus for organizing this special issue. The IPCG is composed of over 120 researchers from over 20 countries who are elected to membership. Activities comprise annual symposia including a biennial International Polymer Colloid Group Research Conference and a semiannual newsletter that incorporates a summary of recent (including unpublished) research results from our members.

In the accompanying editorial, the special issue editors, Michael J. Monteiro and Michael F. Cunningham, write,

It is our intent with this issue to connect biomacromolecule researchers with the polymer colloids community and foster a deeper mutual understanding of the expertise and experience each community has developed.

Biomacromolecules’ New Reviewer & Author Processes

There are new updates and changes to the review process, with regards to the submission of Review articles. Please visit the Biomacromolecules Author Guidelines to learn more. For additional resources from ACS on authoring and reviewing, you can access the ACS Publishing Center, the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication, ACS Reviewer Lab, and ACS Author Lab.

For more updates and content, follow the journal on Twitter @MacroJrnls_ACS.

Meet The Journal of Organic Chemistry’s 2021 Outstanding Article of the Year Award Recipients

Cosponsored by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and The Journal of Organic Chemistry, this annual award recognizes authors of an outstanding article published in the journal in the previous calendar year. The article is selected based on its creativity and impact in the field.

The research groups of Xin Hong of Zhejiang University and Elizabeth Jarvo of the University of California, Irvine, are recognized for their article, Engaging Sulfonamides: Intramolecular Cross-Electrophile Coupling Reaction of Sulfonamides with Alkyl Chlorides. The article features research demonstrating neutral and unstrained amine derivatives as cross-electrophile coupling partners in nickel-catalyzed bond formation, providing a framework that will be beneficial to guide the development of new catalysts for the activation of other strong C−N bonds.

Learn more about the group by reading the highlights from our interview.

What does it mean to your group to be the recipient of this award?

  • Jarvo: It is a great honor to be recognized with this award. There is so much beautiful chemistry every year in JOC, and so to have our paper selected as a representative is delightful. It is particularly nice that this project is part of a very fruitful collaboration between my lab and the Hong lab.
  • Hong: Being a recipient of this award is such a great honor. It is thrilling that our work is recognized by JOC, one of the most prestigious platforms of organic chemistry. This work represents the wonderful collaborations between the Jarvo group and us, which is full of joy and excitement.

What prompted you to study this field of chemistry?

  • Jarvo: I first became intrigued by nickel catalysts when my group was developing palladium catalysts for electrophile allylation. Trying to coax a palladium complex to give “unusual” reactivity is a challenge, but with nickel complexes, there are many more mechanistic pathways available within a few kcal/mol. We saw a treasure trove of possibilities and jumped in.
  • Hong: We are intrigued by the mechanism and structure-activity relationship of elementary transformations, especially the chemical bond activation. This step provides the entrance for the inert chemicals to enter the powerful catalytic cycles of synthetic elaboration. There are so many mechanistic mysteries in this field, and we hope to provide a rational basis for the catalyst design through the collaboration between computation and experiment.

What are some of the important applications that you are working on that will benefit society?

  • Jarvo: These reactions provide highly functionalized cyclopropanes with robust control of the relative configuration. These types of compounds are important building blocks for medicinal chemistry. Furthermore, the lessons we are learning about the mechanisms of cross-electrophile coupling using nickel catalysts will have a broader impact on reaction development using first-row transition metals.
  • Hong: Understanding the origins of the chemoselectivity between C-O and C-N bond activations provides helpful guidance for reengineering the catalyst system towards challenging targets. Benefiting from this mechanistic knowledge, we are working on computational ligand screening that can support the process of catalyst development in related fields.

Tell us about your research philosophy.

  • Jarvo: My research philosophy is to choose problems that connect synthetic challenges with opportunities for improving mechanistic understanding.
  • Hong: I hope to capture the mechanistic basis behind the complex experimental phenomena. I believe that the synergy between theory, computation, and experiment can provide a strong momentum that will push the frontiers of organic chemistry.

What’s next in your research?

  • Jarvo: Our next steps for this project are the development of related functionalization reactions of piperidines.
  • Hong: Our next goal is to connect mechanistic knowledge with machine learning technology to develop a predictive AI model for catalyst development.

Discover the Most-Read Chemistry Articles of February 2021

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 February 2021, including traditional articles, reviews, perspectives, and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list, but as another perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention.

Click on your favorite journal below to see their most-read articles of the month.

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Accounts of Chemical Research
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Data-Driven Strategies for Accelerated Materials Design
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
This article is part of the Data Science Meets Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00785

Effect of Surface Ligands in Perovskite Nanocrystals: Extending in and Reaching out
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
This article is part of the Transformative Inorganic Nanocrystals special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00712

Teaching Aldehydes New Tricks Using Rhodium- and Cobalt-Hydride Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00771

Hybrid Perovskites, Metal–Organic Frameworks, and Beyond: Unconventional Degrees of Freedom in Molecular Frameworks
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00797

Natural Product Synthesis through the Lens of Informatics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00791


Accounts of Materials Research
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Self-Powered Wearable Biosensors
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00002

Engineering the Interfacial Materials of Organic Field-Effect Transistors for Efficient Charge Transport
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00112

Tin Halide Perovskite Solar Cells: An Emerging Thin-Film Photovoltaic Technology
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00111

Active Site Engineering in Transition Metal Based Electrocatalysts for Green Energy Applications
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00110

Rational Design of High Brightness NIR-II Organic Dyes with S-D-A-D-S Structure
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00114


ACS Agricultural Science & Technology
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A New Era in Agricultural Science Research Where Innovation in Sustainability Takes Center Stage
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00060

Alterations of DNA Methylation Caused by Cold Plasma Treatment Restore Delayed Germination of Heat-Stressed Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Seeds
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00070

Screening of a Lentinula edodes Mutant That Retains Lentinan Contents Long after Being Harvested Using TILLING
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00023

Eucalyptus Oil-Based Nanoemulsion: A Potent Green Nanowagon for Controlled Delivery of Emamectin Benzoate
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00061


ACS Applied Bio Materials
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Conventional and Nanotechnology-Based Sensing Methods for SARS Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01545

Chemical Cell Surface Modification and Analysis of Nanoparticle-Modified Living Cells
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01619

Single-Cell Phenotypic Analysis and Digital Molecular Detection Linkable by a Hydrogel Bead-Based Platform
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01615

Cell-Laden Nanocellulose/Chitosan-Based Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting and Enhanced Osteogenic Cell Differentiation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01108

Pristine Gellan Gum–Collagen Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels as Mechanically Enhanced Anti-inflammatory Biologic Wound Dressings for Burn Wound Therapy
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01363


ACS Applied Electronic Materials
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Manipulation of Dirac Cone in Topological Insulator/Topological Insulator Heterostructure
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00918

Electronic and Transport Properties of Bilayer Phosphorene Nanojunction: Effect of Paired Substitution Doping
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00897

Role of Magnetic Exchange Interactions in Chiral-Type Hall Effects of Epitaxial MnxPtSn Films
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c01104

Uniform Crystal Formation and Electrical Variability Reduction in Hafnium-Oxide-Based Ferroelectric Memory by Thermal Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00610

Enhancement of pH Tolerance in Conductive Al-Doped ZnO Nanofilms via Sequential Annealing
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c01052


ACS Applied Energy Materials
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Synthetic Pathway Determines the Nonequilibrium Crystallography of Li- and Mn-Rich Layered Oxide Cathode Materials
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03027

Effect of Pt and Ionomer Distribution on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Performance and Durability
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c02841

Effect of Nanostructured and Open-Porous Particle Morphology on Electrode Processing and Electrochemical Performance of Li-Ion Batteries
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03187

Styrenic BAB Triblock Copolymers Functionalized with Lithium (N-Tetrafluorophenyl)trifluoromethanesulfonamide as Solid Single-Ion Conducting Electrolytes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03141

Influence of Additives on the In Situ Crystallization Dynamics of Methyl Ammonium Lead Halide Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c02625


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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Hot Vibrational States in a High-Performance Multiple Resonance Emitter and the Effect of Excimer Quenching on Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c20619

Metal Nanoparticles/MoS2 Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering-Based Sandwich Immunoassay for α-Fetoprotein Detection
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c22203

Moisture-Driven Degradation Pathways in Prussian White Cathode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c22032

Effects of TiN Top Electrode Texturing on Ferroelectricity in Hf1–xZrxO2
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c01734

Quest for an Efficient 2-in-1 MOF-Based Catalytic System for Cycloaddition of CO2 to Epoxides under Mild Conditions
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c20437


ACS Applied Nano Materials
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Ultrabroad-Band Direct Digital Refractive Index Imaging Based on Suspended Graphene Plasmon Nanocavities
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03100

Electrochemical Functionalization of Selectively Addressed MoS2 Nanoribbons for Sensor Device Fabrication
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02628

Germanane Monolayer Films as Antibacterial Coatings
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03149

Role of the Metal Oxide Electron Acceptor on Gold–Plasmon Hot-Carrier Dynamics and Its Implication to Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03358

Insights and Perspectives Regarding Nanostructured Fluorescent Materials toward Tackling COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02945


ACS Applied Polymer Materials
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Polymer Materials for Respiratory Protection: Processing, End Use, and Testing Methods
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01151

Recent Trends in Advanced Polymer Materials in Agriculture Related Applications
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00982

Importance of Polymer Rheology on Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing: Correlating Process Physics to Print Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01228

Polymer Electrolytes with High Ionic Concentration for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01405

A Systematic Study of Vinyl Ether-Based Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Side-Chain Polymer Electrolytes
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01398


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
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Influence of Microgel Fabrication Technique on Granular Hydrogel Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01612

The Art of Engineering Biomimetic Cellular Microenvironments
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01549

Development and Characterization of a Probe Device toward Intracranial Spectroscopy of Traumatic Brain Injury
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01156

Frugal Approach toward Developing a Biomimetic, Microfluidic Network-on-a-Chip for In Vitro Analysis of Microvascular Physiology
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00070

Collagen I Based Enzymatically Degradable Membranes for Organ-on-a-Chip Barrier Models
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00297


ACS Catalysis
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CuFeO2–Water Interface under Illumination: Structural, Electronic, and Catalytic Implications for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Open Access Through ACS Editors’ Choice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05066

β-Functionalization of Saturated Aza-Heterocycles Enabled by Organic Photoredox Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00099

Mechanistic Investigations of Ruthenium Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Thioester Synthesis and Thioester Hydrogenation
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00418

Interface-Enhanced Catalytic Selectivity on the C2 Products of CO2 Electroreduction
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c03846

Enhanced Selective Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol via In Situ H2O2 Production over Supported Pd-Based Catalysts
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c04586


ACS Central Science
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C–H Activation: Toward Sustainability and Applications
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c01413

Potent Noncovalent Inhibitors of the Main Protease of SARS-CoV-2 from Molecular Sculpting of the Drug Perampanel Guided by Free Energy Perturbation Calculations
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00039

A Non-Perturbative Molecular Grafting Strategy for Stable and Potent Therapeutic Peptide Ligands
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IgG-Engineered Protective Antigen for Cytosolic Delivery of Proteins into Cancer Cells
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Application of Crystalline Matrices for the Structural Determination of Organic Molecules
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ACS Chemical Biology
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NanoClick: A High Throughput, Target-Agnostic Peptide Cell Permeability Assay
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00804

Streamlined Target Deconvolution Approach Utilizing a Single Photoreactive Chloroalkane Capture Tag
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00987

Orthosteric and Allosteric Dual Targeting of the Nuclear Receptor RORt with a Bitopic Ligand
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DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00941

Short Photoswitchable Ceramides Enable Optical Control of Apoptosis
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Angler Peptides: Macrocyclic Conjugates Inhibit p53:MDM2/X Interactions and Activate Apoptosis in Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00988


ACS Chemical Health & Safety
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Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 in the Liquid Phase: Are Aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide and Sodium Percarbonate Efficient Decontamination Agents?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00095

Incorporating Identity Safety into the Laboratory Safety Culture
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00109

Process Safety Across the Chemical Engineering Curriculum
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00116


ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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Persistent Brainstem Dysfunction in Long-COVID: A Hypothesis
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00793

Genetic Probe for Visualizing Glutamatergic Synapses and Vesicles by 3D Electron Microscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00643

Regeneration Profiles of Olfactory Epithelium after SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Golden Syrian Hamsters
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00649

Aβ Oligomers Dysregulate Calcium Homeostasis by Mechanosensitive Activation of AMPA and NMDA Receptors
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00811

Component of Cannabis, Cannabidiol, as a Possible Drug against the Cytotoxicity of Aβ(31–35) and Aβ(25–35) Peptides: An Investigation by Molecular Dynamics and Well-Tempered Metadynamics Simulations
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00692


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry
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Sulfur Molecules in Space by X-rays: A Computational Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00238

Organosulfates from Dark Aqueous Reactions of Isoprene-Derived Epoxydiols Under Cloud and Fog Conditions: Kinetics, Mechanism, and Effect of Reaction Environment on Regioselectivity of Sulfate Addition
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00293

Trace Element Conundrum of Natural Quasicrystals
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00004

Importance of Hydroxyl Radical Chemistry in Isoprene Suppression of Particle Formation from α-Pinene Ozonolysis
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00294

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds over a Subtropical Forest in China and Implications for Emission Heterogeneity
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00271


ACS Energy Letters
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Ethylene Electrosynthesis: A Comparative Techno-economic Analysis of Alkaline vs Membrane Electrode Assembly vs CO2–CO–C2H4 Tandems
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02633

Halide Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites: Influence of A-Site Cations
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Low-Temperature Molten Salts Synthesis: CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals with High Photoluminescence Emission Buried in Mesoporous SiO2
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00052

Large-Grain Double Cation Perovskites with 18 μs Lifetime and High Luminescence Yield for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02642

Solvents for Processing Stable Tin Halide Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02656


ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water
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Continuous In Situ Nutrient Analyzers Pinpoint the Onset and Rate of Internal P Loading under Anoxia in Lake Erie’s Central Basin
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00138

Simple Scalable Fabrication of Laser-Induced Graphene Composite Membranes for Water Treatment
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00226

Closing America’s Racial Gap around Drinking Water Quality Perceptions and the Role of the Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Community
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00197

Rapid Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Risk for Fecally Contaminated River Water
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00246

From Sampling to Analysis: A Critical Review of Techniques Used in the Detection of Micro- and Nanoplastics in Aquatic Environments
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00228


ACS ES&T Engineering
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Nitrogen Recovery via Aquaponics–Bioponics: Engineering Considerations and Perspectives
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00196

Site-Selective Loading of Single-Atom Pt on TiO2 for Photocatalytic Oxidation and Reductive Hydrodefluorination
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00210

Introducing the Inaugural Editorial Board of ACS ES&T Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00031

Improving Medium-Chain Fatty Acid Production from Anaerobic Fermentation of Waste Activated Sludge Using Free Ammonia
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00179

Effects of Low-Molecular-Weight Organics on the Photoreduction of Bromate in Water
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00244


ACS Food Science & Technology
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Recent Advances in Intelligent Food Packaging Applications Using Natural Food Colorants
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00039

Sustainably Sourced Olive Polyphenols and Omega-3 Marine Lipids: A Synergy Fostering Public Health
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00082

Launch of ACS Food Science & Technology in the Middle of a Pandemic World
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00140

Yeast-Derived Plant Phenolic Emulsions as Novel, Natural, and Sustainable Food Preservatives
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00062

ATR-FTIR and Raman Spectroscopies Associated with Chemometrics for Lipid Form Evaluation of Fish Oil Supplements: A Comparative Study
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00122


ACS Infectious Diseases
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Whole Cell Active Inhibitors of Mycobacterial Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Afford Selectivity over the Human Enzyme through Tight Binding Interactions
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00788

To Push or To Pull? In a Post-COVID World, Supporting and Incentivizing Antimicrobial Drug Development Must Become a Governmental Priority
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00681

Challenges for Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Proteases as a Therapeutic Strategy for COVID-19
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Plasmodium Kinases as Potential Drug Targets for Malaria: Challenges and Opportunities
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00724

Impact of Glycan Linkage to Staphylococcus aureus Wall Teichoic Acid on Langerin Recognition and Langerhans Cell Activation
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00822


ACS Macro Letters
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Bottlebrush Polymer Excipients Enhance Drug Solubility: Influence of End-Group Hydrophilicity and Thermoresponsiveness
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00890

Bottlebrush Copolymer as Surface Neutralizer for Vertical Alignment of Block Copolymer Nanodomains in Thin Films
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00879

Amine-Catalyzed Chain Polymerization of Ethyl Glyoxylate from Alcohol and Thiol Initiators
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00865

Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities of Poly(γ-butyrolactone)-Based Recyclable Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00813

Functional Polyethylenes by Organometallic-Mediated Radical Polymerization of Biobased Carbonates
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00037


ACS Materials Letters
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CsMnB3: Lead-Free Nanocrystals with High Photoluminescence Quantum Yield and Picosecond Radiative Lifetime
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00603

Thin-Film Nanocomposite Membranes Containing Water-Stable Zirconium Metal–Organic Cages for Desalination
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00511

Jumping Crystal Based on an Organic Charge Transfer Complex with Reversible ON/OFF Switching of Luminescence by External Thermal Stimuli
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00575

Large-Scale Soft-Lithographic Patterning of Plasmonic Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00535

Tin Halide Perovskites Going Forward: Frost Diagrams Offer Hints
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00571


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

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Discovery of Orally Active Isofuranones as Potent, Selective Inhibitors of Hematopoetic Progenitor Kinase 1
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00660

Trends in Hit-to-Lead Optimization Following DNA-Encoded Library Screens
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Degradation of Janus Kinase for Potential Application in Immune Response Therapeutics
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00058

Tumor-Targeted Bivalent Protein Degradation for Application in Cancer Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00084

1-Pyrazolyl-5,6-Disubstituted Indazole Derivatives as LRRK2 Inhibitors for Treating Parkinson’s Disease
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00054


ACS Nano

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Reducing Time to Discovery: Materials and Molecular Modeling, Imaging, Informatics, and Integration
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c00211

Harnessing Endogenous Stimuli for Responsive Materials in Theranostics
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c09115

Wafer-Scale Integration of Graphene-Based Photonic Devices
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c09758

Synthesis of Large-Scale Monolayer 1T′-MoTe2 and Its Stabilization via Scalable hBN Encapsulation
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c05936

Celebrating 50 Years of KAIST: Collective Intelligence and Innovation for Confronting Contemporary Issues
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c01101


ACS Omega

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Influence of Water Polarization Caused by Phonon Resonance on Catalytic Activity of Enolase
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c05199

Inverse Molecular Docking Study of NS3-Helicase and NS5-RNA Polymerase of Zika Virus as Possible Therapeutic Targets of Ligands Derived from Marcetia taxifolia and Its Implications to Dengue Virus
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c04719

Deepening Our Roots and Growing Wings
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c00524

Novel Development of Predictive Feature Fingerprints to Identify Chemistry-Based Features for the Effective Drug Design of SARS-CoV-2 Target Antagonists and Inhibitors Using Machine Learning
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c05303

Next-Generation Continuous Metabolite Sensing toward Emerging Sensor Needs
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c06209


ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

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Serotonin 2A Receptor (5-HT2AR) Activation by 25H-NBOMe Positional Isomers: In Vitro Functional Evaluation and Molecular Docking
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DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00189

Silencing of Oncogenic KRAS by Mutant-Selective Small Interfering RNA
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00165

Lipophilicity and Click Reactivity Determine the Performance of Bioorthogonal Tetrazine Tools in Pretargeted In Vivo Chemistry
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DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00007

Comparative Activity and Off-Target Effects in Cells of the CHK1 Inhibitors MK-8776, SRA737, and LY2606368
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00201

SARS-CoV-2 Glycosylation Suggests That Vaccines Should Have Adopted the S1 Subunit as Antigen
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00036


ACS Photonics

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Steering and Encoding the Polarization of the Second Harmonic in the Visible with a Monolithic LiNbO3 Metasurface
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00026

Femtosecond Time-Resolved Infrared-Resonant Third-Order Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01940

Antireflective Multilayer Surface with Self-Cleaning Subwavelength Structures
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01909

Edge Detection with Mie-Resonant Dielectric Metasurfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01874

Influence of Cation (RE = Sc, Y, Gd) and O/H Anion Ratio on the Photochromic Properties of REOxH3–2x Thin Films
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01877


ACS Sensors

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Quantitative Model for Reversibly Photoswitchable Sensors
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DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02414

COVID-19 Antibody Tests and Their Limitations
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02621

Toward In Vivo Transdermal pH Sensing with a Validated Microneedle Membrane Electrode
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DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02397

Investigating Complex Samples with Molograms of Low-Affinity Binders
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DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02346

A Single Fluorescent pH Probe for Simultaneous Two-Color Visualization of Nuclei and Mitochondria and Monitoring Cell Apoptosis
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02372


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Hydrogenolysis of Lignin-Derived Aromatic Ethers over Heterogeneous Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06715

Systematic Search of Suitable Metal–Organic Frameworks for Thermal Energy-Storage Applications with Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07797

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Welcomes Manuscripts on the Circular Economy of Biomass
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00592

Recent Developments in the Delignification and Exploitation of Grass Lignocellulosic Biomass
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ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Invites Contributions to a Virtual Special Issue on The Circular Economy of Plastics
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00209


ACS Symposium Series

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Opportunities and Challenges of Lignin Utilization
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1377.ch001

Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy—A Practical Guide
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1375.ch001

Application of Benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Structure Elucidation in a Multi-Outcome Experiment: Microwave-Promoted Reduction of Unknown Aldehydes and Ketones
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1376.ch001

Polymers under 2-D Confinement: Flow of Polymer Melts at the Nanoscale
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1375.ch009

Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Approaches to Lignin Conversion
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1377.ch005


ACS Synthetic Biology

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A Reporter System for Cytosolic Protein Aggregates in Yeast
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00476

Automated Rational Strain Construction Based on High-Throughput Conjugation
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00599

A Biological Route to Conjugated Alkenes: Microbial Production of Hepta-1,3,5-triene
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00464

Boundary-Free Ribosome Compartmentalization by Gene Expression on a Surface
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Evaluating Capture Sequence Performance for Single-Cell CRISPR Activation Experiments
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00499


Analytical Chemistry

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See it. Believe it. BECOME it! Changing the Future of the STEM Workforce through Outreach and Mentorship
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00038

Robust Microflow LC-MS/MS for Proteome Analysis: 38000 Runs and Counting
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00257

Advanced In Vivo Cross-Linking Mass Spectrometry Platform to Characterize Proteome-Wide Protein Interactions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04430

Rapid One-Pot Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Based on a Lateral Flow Assay in Clinical Samples
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05059

Diffusion and Relaxation Edited Proton NMR Spectroscopy of Plasma Reveals a High-Fidelity Supramolecular Biomarker Signature of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04952


Biochemistry

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Arresting the Catalytic Arginine in Chlorite Dismutases: Impact on Heme Coordination, Thermal Stability, and Catalysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00910

Allosteric Inhibition of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00978

Smallest Secondary Nucleation Competent Aβ Aggregates Probed by an ATP-Independent Molecular Chaperone Domain
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00003

Structural Robustness Affects the Engineerability of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases for Genetic Code Expansion
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00056

Orthogonal Bioluminescent Probes from Disubstituted Luciferins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00894


Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Label-Free, Multiplex Glycan Microarray Biosensor for Influenza Virus Detection
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00718

Structural Investigations, Cellular Imaging, and Radiolabeling of Neutral, Polycationic, and Polyanionic Functional Metalloporphyrin Conjugates
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This article is part of the State-of-the-Art of Radiometal-based Bioconjugates for Molecular Imaging and Radiotherapy special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00691

Multiple Applications of a Novel Biarsenical Imaging Probe in Fluorescence and PET Imaging of Melanoma
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00671

Cyclodextrin/Adamantane-Mediated Targeting of Inoculated Bacteria in Mice
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00061

In Vivo Half-Life Extension of BMP1/TLL Metalloproteinase Inhibitors Using Small-Molecule Human Serum Albumin Binders
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00662


Biomacromolecules

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Hydrogel-Forming Algae Polysaccharides: From Seaweed to Biomedical Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01406

Probing Osteocyte Functions in Gelatin Hydrogels with Tunable Viscoelasticity
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01476

Single Enzyme Nanoparticles with Improved Biocatalytic Activity through Protein Entrapment in a Surfactant Shell
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01663

Zwitterionic Hydrogel with High Transparency, Ultrastretchability, and Remarkable Freezing Resistance for Wearable Strain Sensors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01724

Highly Stretchable, Tough, Resilient, and Antifatigue Hydrogels Based on Multiple Hydrogen Bonding Interactions Formed by Phenylalanine Derivatives
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01788


C&EN Global Enterprise

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Retooling the ribosome
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09905-cover

Advocacy for chemistry: Now’s the time
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09905-comment

An anode-free zinc-ion battery
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09905-scicon9

Machine learning maps reaction space
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09905-scicon2

What US chemists made before the COVID-19 pandemic
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09904-feature2


Chemical Research in Toxicology

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Introduction to Special Issue: Computational Toxicology
This article is part of the Computational Toxicology special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00032

Comparison of Cellular Morphological Descriptors and Molecular Fingerprints for the Prediction of Cytotoxicity- and Proliferation-Related Assays
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00303

Antidepressant Actions of Ketamine: Potential Role of L-Type Calcium Channels
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00411

Structural and Biochemical Insights into the Inhibition of Human Acetylcholinesterase by G-Series Nerve Agents and Subsequent Reactivation by HI-6
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00406

DNA Sequence Modulates the Efficiency of NEIL1-Catalyzed Excision of the Aflatoxin B1-Induced Formamidopyrimidine Guanine Adduct
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00517


Chemical Reviews

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Smart Materials for Microrobots
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00999

o-Silylaryl Triflates: A Journey of Kobayashi Aryne Precursors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01011

Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework Materials: Synthesis, Structures, Properties and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01049

Enantioselective Formation of Quaternary Centers by Allylic Alkylation with First-Row Transition-Metal Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01115

Amyloid Oligomers: A Joint Experimental/Computational Perspective on Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Type II Diabetes, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01122


Chemistry of Materials

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Small Molecules, Big Effects: Tuning Adsorption and Catalytic Properties of Metal–Organic Frameworks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04675

Modulation of the Thermochemical Stability and Adsorptive Properties of MOF-808 by the Selection of Non-structural Ligands
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04823

Mapping Grains, Boundaries, and Defects in 2D Covalent Organic Framework Thin Films
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04382

Tunable Lithium-Ion Transport in Mixed-Halide Argyrodites Li6–xPS5–xClBrx: An Unusual Compositional Space
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04650

Probing Dynamics of Water Mass Transfer in Organic Porous Photocatalyst Water-Splitting Materials by Neutron Spectroscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04425


Crystal Growth & Design

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Phase Field Modelling of Morphologies Driven by Tetragonal Interfacial Energy Anisotropy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01424

Crystals and Crystallization in Drug Delivery Design
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01592

Database Investigation of Halogen Bonding and Halogen···Halogen Interactions between Porphyrins: Emergence of Robust Supramolecular Motifs and Frameworks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01697

Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Nucleation in the Synthesis of Quasi-One-Dimensional Periodic Core–Shell Nanostructures
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01430

Synthesis and Hydrolysis of Brushite (DCPD): The Role of Ionic Substitution
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01569


Energy & Fuels

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Review on Ammonia as a Potential Fuel: From Synthesis to Economics
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This article is part of the In Memory of Mario Costa special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03685

Soot-Free Low-NOx Aeronautical Combustor Concept: The Lean Azimuthal Flame for Kerosene Sprays
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This article is part of the In Memory of Mario Costa special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03860

Surrogate Reaction Mechanism for Waste Incineration and Pollutant Formation
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This article is part of the In Memory of Mario Costa special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03485

Shale Wettability: Data Sets, Challenges, and Outlook
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04120

N-Oxide Polyethers as Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors: Side Chain Ring Size Makes the Difference
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04333


Environmental Science & Technology

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Widespread Occurrence of Pesticides in Organically Managed Agricultural Soils—the Ghost of a Conventional Agricultural Past?
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06405

Quantitative Protection Factors for Common Masks and Face Coverings
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07291

High Production, Low Information: We Need To Know More About Polymeric Flame Retardants
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c08126

Incubation in Wastewater Reduces the Multigenerational Effects of Microplastics in Daphnia magna
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07911

The Global Plastic Toxicity Debt
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07781


Environmental Science & Technology Letters

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Response to “Comment on Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00049

Thermal Decomposition of PFAS: Response to Comment on “Thermal Stability and Decomposition of Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Spent Granular Activated Carbon”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00061

Comment on “Thermal Stability and Decomposition of Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Spent Granular Activated Carbon”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00742

Stay-at-Home Orders during the COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Urban Water Use
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00979

Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor as an Indoor Disinfectant: Removal to Indoor Materials and Associated Emissions of Organic Compounds
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00948


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Dynamic Oxygen Storage Capacity of Ceria-Zirconia and Mn0.5Fe2.5O4 Spinel: Experiments and Modeling
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This article is part of the Enrico Tronconi Festschrift special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05187

Virtual Special Issue: Celebrating Authors of our Top 1% Most Cited Papers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c00325

The role of Pd–Pt Interactions in the Oxidation and Sulfur Resistance of Bimetallic Pd–Pt/γ-Al2O3 Diesel Oxidation Catalysts
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This article is part of the Enrico Tronconi Festschrift special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05622

Coupling Euler–Euler and Microkinetic Modeling for the Simulation of Fluidized Bed Reactors: an Application to the Oxidative Coupling of Methane
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This article is part of the Enrico Tronconi Festschrift special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05845

Use of a Modified SIRD Model to Analyze COVID-19 Data
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04754


Inorganic Chemistry

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Electronic Structure of a Diiron Complex: A Multitechnique Experimental Study of [(dppf)Fe(CO) 3]+/0
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03259

η2-Alkene Complexes of [Rh(PONOP-iPr)(L)]+ Cations (L = COD, NBD, Ethene). Intramolecular Alkene-Assisted Hydrogenation and Dihydrogen Complex [Rh(PONOP-iPr)(η-H2)]+
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This article is part of the Advances in Small-Molecule Activation special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03687

Metalloradical Reactivity, Charge Transfer, and Atom Abstractions in a T-Shaped Iron(I) Complex
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03724

Metrical Oxidation States of 1,4-Diazadiene-Derived Ligands
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03685

Synthesis and Spectroscopic Investigation of a Hexaaza Lanthanum(III) Macrocycle with a Hybrid-Type G4 DNA Stabilizing Effect
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03260


JACS Au

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Engineering a Cytochrome P450 for Demethylation of Lignin-Derived Aromatic Aldehydes
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.0c00103

The Gas Diffusion Electrode Setup as Straightforward Testing Device for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzer Catalysts
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00015

Ultrathin Reduced Graphene Oxide/Organosilica Hybrid Membrane for Gas Separation
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.0c00073

Catalyst-Free Spontaneous Polymerization with 100% Atom Economy: Facile Synthesis of Photoresponsive Polysulfonates with Multifunctionalities
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.0c00100

Bifurcated Halogen Bonding Involving Two Rhodium(I) Centers as an Integrated σ-Hole Acceptor
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00012


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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Enhanced Extracellular Production of IsPETase in Escherichia coli via Engineering of the pelB Signal Peptide
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07469

Insights in the Recalcitrance of Theasinensin A to Human Gut Microbial Degradation
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c00727

Cannabis and Cannabis Edibles: A Review
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07472

Dietary Luteolin: A Narrative Review Focusing on Its Pharmacokinetic Properties and Effects on Glycolipid Metabolism
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c08085

Food Lipidomics for 155 Agricultural Plant Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07356


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data: Why Change the Cover Page?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00048

Highly Conductive Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Potassium-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00879

Entropy Scaling of Viscosity—III: Application to Refrigerants and Their Mixtures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c01009

Adsorption Isotherm Model for Analyzing the Adsorption Characteristics of Water Vapor to Commercially Available Silica Gel Adsorbents for Adsorption Desalination Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00927

Structure and Transport of Solvent Ligated Octahedral Mg-Ion in an Aqueous Battery Electrolyte
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00046


Journal of Chemical Education

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The Chemical Kitchen: Toward Remote Delivery of an Interdisciplinary Practical Course
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01047

Multifunctional Webcam Spectrophotometer for Performing Analytical Determination and Measurements of Emission, Absorption, and Fluorescence Spectra
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01085

Computational Chemistry Activities with Avogadro and ORCA
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00959

Should Chemistry Education Be Doing More to Support the Teaching of the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00054

Sign Language Incorporation in Chemistry Education (SLICE): Building a Lexicon to Support the Understanding of Organic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01368


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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PolyDAT: A Generic Data Schema for Polymer Characterization
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00028

Computational Chemistry in Asia
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00081

The Playbooks of Medicinal Chemistry Design Moves
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01143

Selecting Collective Variables and Free-Energy Methods for Peptide Translocation across Membranes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01312

Understanding Ring Puckering in Small Molecules and Cyclic Peptides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01144


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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Force Field Optimization Guided by Small Molecule Crystal Lattice Data Enables Consistent Sub-Angstrom Protein–Ligand Docking
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01184

How Can We Predict Accurate Electrochromic Shifts for Biochromophores? A Case Study on the Photosynthetic Reaction Center
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01152

Excited-State Absorption of Uracil in the Gas Phase: Mapping the Main Decay Paths by Different Electronic Structure Methods
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01150

XABOOM: An X-ray Absorption Benchmark of Organic Molecules Based on Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen 1s → π* Transitions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01082

Thermodynamic Cyclic Voltammograms Based on Ab Initio Calculations: Ag(111) in Halide-Containing Solutions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01166


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Movement to the Clinic of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitor EC5026 as an Analgesic for Neuropathic Pain and for Use as a Nonaddictive Opioid Alternative
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01886

A Decade of FDA-Approved Drugs (2010–2019): Trends and Future Directions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01516

Decision Making in Structure-Based Drug Discovery: Visual Inspection of Docking Results
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02227

U.S. FDA Approved Drugs from 2015–June 2020: A Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01786

Discovery of TAK-981, a First-in-Class Inhibitor of SUMO-Activating Enzyme for the Treatment of Cancer
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01491


Journal of Natural Products

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Biosynthetic Interrogation of Soil Metagenomes Reveals Metamarin, an Uncommon Cyclomarin Congener with Activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01104

NMR-Based Quantum Mechanical Analysis Builds Trust and Orthogonality in Structural Analysis: The Case of a Bisdesmosidic Triglycoside as Withania somnifera Aerial Parts Marker
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01131

Emerimicins V–X, 15-Residue Peptaibols Discovered from an Acremonium sp. through Integrated Genomic and Chemical Approaches
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01186

Species Prioritization Based on Spectral Dissimilarity: A Case Study of Polyporoid Fungal Species
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00977

Biologically Significant and Recently Isolated Alkaloids from Endophytic Fungi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01195


Journal of Proteome Research

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MaxQuant.Live Enables Enhanced Selectivity and Identification of Peptides Modified by Endogenous SUMO and Ubiquitin
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00892

mokapot: Fast and Flexible Semisupervised Learning for Peptide Detection
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c01010

Enrichment of Neurodegenerative Microglia Signature in Brain-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Isolated from Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Models
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00934

Novel Insights into Quantitative Proteomics from an Innovative Bottom-Up Simple Light Isotope Metabolic (bSLIM) Labeling Data Processing Strategy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00478

Comprehensive Analysis of Tryptic Peptides Arising from Disulfide Linkages in NISTmAb and Their Use for Developing a Mass Spectral Library
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00823


Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Total Synthesis of Limaol
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c12948

Screening of DNA-Encoded Small Molecule Libraries inside a Living Cell
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c09213

Copper Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Bond Alkylation via Photoinduced Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00687

Electrochemically Enabled, Nickel-Catalyzed Dehydroxylative Cross-Coupling of Alcohols with Aryl Halides
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c13093

Total Synthesis of the Cephalotaxus Norditerpenoids (±)-Cephanolides A–D
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00293


Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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Batch Effects in MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00393

Generating Informative Sequence Tags from Antigen-Binding Regions of Heavily Glycosylated IgA1 Antibodies by Native Top-Down Electron Capture Dissociation
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00461

The Time Has Come for Quantitative Protein Mass Spectrometry Tests That Target Unmet Clinical Needs
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00379

Farewell and Hello: Associate Editor Changes
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00052

Highly Multiplexed Immunohistochemical MALDI-MS Imaging of Biomarkers in Tissues
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00473


Langmuir

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Specific Ion Effects on Aggregation and Charging Properties of Boron Nitride Nanospheres
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03533

Wetting, Adhesion, and Droplet Impact on Face Masks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03556

Manipulating Phospholipid Vesicles at the Nanoscale: A Transformation from Unilamellar to Multilamellar by an n-Alkyl-poly(ethylene oxide)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03302

From Surface Tension to Molecular Distribution: Modeling Surfactant Adsorption at the Air–Water Interface
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03162

Conformational Changes of Immobilized Polythymine due to External Stressors Studied with Temperature-Controlled Electrochemical Microdevices
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03219


Macromolecules

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ion-Containing Polymers Using Generic Coarse-Grained Models
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02557

Ion Correlations and Their Impact on Transport in Polymer-Based Electrolytes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02545

Strengthening Polyethylene Thermoplastics through a Dynamic Covalent Networking Additive Based on Alkylboron Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02870

Effects of Shearing and Extensional Flows on the Alignment of Colloidal Rods
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02155

Dynamical Comparison of Different Polymer Architectures—Bottlebrush vs Linear Polymer
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02104


Molecular Pharmaceutics

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Nanomedicines Beyond Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00022

Amorphous Drug–Polymer Salt with High Stability under Tropical Conditions and Fast Dissolution: The Case of Clofazimine and Poly(acrylic acid)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01180

Crystals and Crystallization in Drug Delivery Design
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01157

Characterization and Specification of a Trivalent Protein-Based Pneumococcal Vaccine Formulation Using an Adjuvant-Free Nanogel Nasal Delivery System
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01003

Interaction of Polymers with Enzalutamide Nanodroplets—Impact on Droplet Properties and Induction Times
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00833


Nano Letters

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Quantitatively Monitoring In Situ Mitochondrial Thermal Dynamics by Upconversion Nanoparticles
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04281

Natural or Synthetic RNA Delivery: A Stoichiometric Comparison of Extracellular Vesicles and Synthetic Nanoparticles
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00094

Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion: A Mini Review
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04898

Emergence of Potential-Controlled Cu-Nanocuboids and Graphene-Covered Cu-Nanocuboids under Operando CO2 Electroreduction
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04703

Super-Resolution Mapping of a Chemical Reaction Driven by Plasmonic Near-Fields
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04837


Organic Letters

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Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Aryl Alkylidene Malonate Esters: Installing an Ester Group Significantly Increases the Efficiency
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00093

Organophotoredox-Catalyzed Three-Component Coupling of Heteroatom Nucleophiles, Alkenes, and Aliphatic Redox Active Esters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00211

Synthesis of N-Alkyl Anilines from Arenes via Iron-Promoted Aromatic C–H Amination
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00099

N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Truce–Smiles Rearrangement of N-Arylacrylamides via the Cleavage of Unactivated C(aryl)–N Bonds
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c04281

Coupling Photocatalysis and Substitution Chemistry to Expand and Normalize Redox-Active Halides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00173


Organic Process Research & Development

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Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00032

Development of a Robust Scale-Up Synthetic Route for BPR1K871: A Clinical Candidate for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Solid Tumors
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00515

Palladium-Catalyzed C–O Cross-Coupling as a Replacement for a Mitsunobu Reaction in the Development of an Androgen Receptor Antagonist
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00484

Application of C–H Functionalization in the Development of a Concise and Convergent Route to the Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase Delta Inhibitor Nemiralisib
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00486

Citation Bias in Organic Chemistry Research: Are Industry-Affiliated Papers Cited Less Often?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00023


Organometallics

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Pioneers and Influencers: A Profile of Dr. Kenrick Lewis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00069

Additive-Free Formic Acid Dehydrogenation Catalyzed by a Cobalt Complex
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00777

1,1′,2,2′-Tetralithioferrocene and 1,1′,2,2′,3,3′-Hexalithioferrocene: Useful Additions to Ferrocene Precursor Compounds
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00702

Zinc Complexes with an Ethylene-Bridged Bis(β-diketiminate) Ligand: Syntheses, Structures, and Applications as Catalysts in the Borylation of Aryl Iodides
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00733

Tetra- and Pentaisopropylcyclopentadienyl Complexes of Group 15 Elements
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00008


The Journal of Organic Chemistry

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A Theoretical Stereoselectivity Model of Photochemical Denitrogenations of Diazoalkanes Toward Strained 1,3-Dihalogenated Bicyclobutanes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02905

Residual Solvent Signal of CDCl3 as a qNMR Internal Standard for Application in Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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How Lewis Acids Catalyze Ring-Openings of Cyclohexene Oxide
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02955

How the Lewis Base F– Catalyzes the 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition between Carbon Dioxide and Nitrilimines
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02963

Nucleophilic Fluorination of Heteroaryl Chlorides and Aryl Triflates Enabled by Cooperative Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02845


The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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TADF Parameters in the Solid State: An Easy Way to Draw Wrong Conclusions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c10391

Random Structure Searching with Orbital-Free Density Functional Theory
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c11030

Development of a Multiphase Beryllium Equation of State and Physics-based Variations
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c09809

A Substituent Effect on Two-Photon Absorption of Diphenylacetylene Derivatives with an Electron-Donating/Withdrawing Group
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Extension of an Atom–Atom Dispersion Function to Halogen Bonds and Its Use for Rational Design of Drugs and Biocatalysts
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c11347


The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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Quantum Simulations of Hydrogen Bonding Effects in Glycerol Carbonate Electrolyte Solutions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c10942

Memorial Viewpoint for Watt W. Webb: An Experimentalist’s Experimentalist
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Computational Investigation of Structural and Spectroscopic Properties of LOV-Based Proteins with Improved Fluorescence
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c10834

Modular Reorganization of Signaling Networks during the Development of Colon Adenoma and Carcinoma
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c09307

Similarities and Differences among Protein Dynamics Studied by Variable Temperature Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxation
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c10188


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Structure and Reactivity of IrOx Nanoparticles for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Electrocatalysis: An Electronic Structure Theory Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10092

DNA Origami-Enabled Plasmonic Sensing
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11238

Influence of the Contact Geometry and Counterions on the Current Flow and Charge Transfer in Polyoxometalate Molecular Junctions: A Density Functional Theory Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11038

Competitive Adsorption of Xylenes at Chemical Equilibrium in Zeolites
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c09411

Vertically Aligned CsPbBr3 Nanowire Arrays with Template-Induced Crystal Phase Transition and Stability
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11217


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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The Critical Role of nπ* States in the Photophysics and Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence of Spiro Acridine-Anthracenone
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03314

Retrained Generic Antibodies Can Recognize SARS-CoV-2
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Chemically Localized Resonant Excitons in Silver–Pnictogen Halide Double Perovskites
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03579

Charge Density Analysis of Actinide Compounds from the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules and Crystals
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00100

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: A Spectroscopic Probe to Understand the Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Molecules and Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03520

Crystal Growth & Design Author Features Q1 2021

Crystal Growth & Design (CG&D) Author Features highlight authors from the journal by topic area. Each featured author has published at least five articles in the journal over the past five years. This month, we met with researchers focused on organic solid state chemistry.

Read interview highlights from this month’s featured authors:

Dr. Deepak Chopra, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India

Tell me about yourself.

I received my bachelor’s in science from Jadavpur University and my integrated Ph.D. from the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science before completing postdoctoral work at the University of Toledo with Professor Alan A. Pinkerton in the area of experimental change density. In 2009, I became an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, where I have been working as an Associate Professor since 2015.

Why do you choose to publish your work in Crystal Growth & Design?

CG&D is the most appropriate forum to publish research focused on understanding the existence of a variety of substances in the crystalline state and associated properties, from an experimental and computational perspective. The journal’s broad platform brings together chemists, physicists, materials scientists, biologists, and geochemists to appreciate the existence of different phenomenological events that characterize the solid state.

Please share your favorite and/or most important article that you published in the journal.

My favorite article that I have published in CG&D was actually my first article. The article was about polymorphism in an indol-4-one derivative and was published in 2005:

Polymorphism in 1-(4-Fluorophenyl)-3,6,6-trimethyl-2- phenyl-1,5,6,7-tetrahydro-4H-indol-4-one:  A Subtle Interplay of Weak Intermolecular Interactions
Crystal Growth & Design 2005, 5, 3, 1035–1039
DOI: 10.1021/cg049656k

This article on a systematic understanding of short, directional H-bonds involving organic fluorine from 2014 is an important article to appreciate the perspective on weak H-bonds.

Experimental and Theoretical Characterization of Short H-Bonds with Organic Fluorine in Molecular Crystals
Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 7, 3155–3168
DOI: 10.1021/cg5004758

What initially attracted you to the field of organic solid state chemistry?

During my early master’s work, I saw how crystallization and crystallography could help me characterize different compounds formed in an organic reaction. I was also deeply fascinated by the work of Professor Joel Bernstein.

What is the most important unsolved problem in your field?

The ability to be able to predict the crystal structures of unknown substances, the existence of polymorphic modifications, and how nucleation and growth processes control the formation of polymorphs. These are real, complex, and challenging problems.

Professor Benita Barton, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Tell me about yourself.

I was born in Paarl, South Africa. I obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and chemical sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and I continued with honors, master’s, and doctoral degrees specializing in organic chemistry, at what is now known as the Nelson Mandela University in the Eastern Cape. I worked at Intramed for a year before I started my career in academia at the Port Elizabeth Technikon (1998-2004). After a forced sojourn to Botswana, I re-entered academia in 2012 at Nelson Mandela University, and I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018, the position I still hold today.

Why do you choose to publish your work in Crystal Growth & Design?

CGD is a high impact factor journal that only publishes high-quality work in the field of crystallography. It is always a privilege to have a manuscript accepted in this journal. The referees are all highly experienced in the field, and the peer-review process is very rigorous, a process from which I have learned an incredible amount, and for which I am very grateful.

Please share your favorite and/or most important article that you published in the journal.

N,N’-Bis(9-phenyl-9-thioxanthenyl)ethylenediamine: Highly Selective Host Behavior in the Presence of Xylene and Ethylbenzene Guest Mixtures
Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 12, 6660–6667
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01284

In this work, we demonstrated that mixtures of the xylene isomers may be separated by employing host-guest chemistry. The thioxanthenyl-derived host compound displayed a very high selectivity for p-xylene (95%) when recrystallized from a mixture of the three isomers. The separation of such compounds by conventional means remains a significant challenge in the chemical industry owing to their very similar physical properties, and hence alternative separation strategies are very attractive.

What initially attracted you to the field of organic solid-state chemistry?

I became interested in the field when obtaining my master’s. My supervisor at the time, Professor Andre Goosen, was approached by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria to investigate a means of separating the menthol isomers from one another using host-guest chemistry. I have remained in the field ever since!

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Interacting with my undergraduate and postgraduate students is a highlight of my work. It is so satisfying to teach students and watch the ‘light come on’ when they start to really understand the subject matter at hand.

What soft skills should someone in your field have?

Patience, perseverance, and tolerance. These three qualities sum up what is required in my field. Sometimes research doesn’t always go as planned.

Professor Junbo Gong, Tianjin University, China

Tell me about yourself.

In 2001, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the school of chemical engineering and technology at Tianjin University, where I now serve as a distinguished professor in the National Engineering Research Center of Industrial Crystallization Technology (NERCICT). My team focuses on unravelling the science and technology puzzles inside the process of crystal engineering, and promoting the industrialization of crystallization technology through collaboration with industrial partners.

Why do you choose to publish your work in Crystal Growth & Design?

Crystal Growth & Design is the best journal in the field of industrial crystallization. The target of the journal fits in well with the aims of our research, which is focused on utilizing crystal engineering theory to screen, design, and predict the polymorphs and cocrystals of functional crystalline materials or products, and studying the crystal nucleation and growth behaviors in solution or molten state. Crystal Growth & Design provides us with a way to effectively share our findings with peers focused on fundamental research devoted to solving the industrialization problems for the crystallization process.

Please share your favorite and/or most important article that you published in the journal.

My favorite article published in Crystal Growth & Design is “Higher-Order Self-Assembly of Benzoic Acid in Solution” [DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01257]. It is a recent nucleation-related study in which we try to uncover the underlying intermolecular interactions, such as hydrogen bonding and aromatic stacking dictating solutes’ self-assembly in solution. We found that it is the hierarchy of intermolecular interactions that determine the self-assembly process of solutes and hence structure of pre-nucleation aggregates. This hierarchy in intermolecular interactions hints crystal nucleation adopting multiple assembly pathways, advancing our current understandings on crystal nucleation.

What initially attracted you to the field of organic solid-state chemistry?

Industrial crystallization is widely used in medicine, food, and other fields, and it plays an important role in the national economy and life. The motivation to help industrial partners solve practical problems, and the interest of crystallization science and technology, attract me to continue exploring the mysteries of crystallization, such as crystal nucleation, a growth mechanism at the molecular level.

What is the most important unsolved problem in your field?

As far as I am concerned, there are two unsolved issues. One is the digitization of the industrial crystallization process: the process simulation, intelligent control, and rational scaling-up are still difficult to realize. The other is crystallization mechanisms at the molecular level, including crystal nucleation, growth, and aggregation behaviors in different environments. These research areas are full of challenges.

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Introducing the ACS Catalysis Executive Team

ACS Catalysis is delighted to introduce three Executive Editors to the journal’s editorial  team. Collectively, they bring 23 years of Associate Editor experience with the journal and will work with Professor Cathleen Crudden, Editor-in-Chief, to guide ACS Catalysis’s strategy, as well as support day-to-day activities like the assignment of new submissions.

I recently sat down with each editor to discuss the new role. Read the interviews below.

Professor Paolo Fornasiero, University of Trieste

What do you hope to bring to ACS Catalysis in the Executive Editor role?

ACS journals share the philosophy of publishing articles with scientific rigor, as well as clear innovation and advancement in the specific field, and of being inclusive (diversity of editors, editorial advisory board members, authors, and reviewers). All these elements are the fundamentals of ACS Catalysis, too, and will continue to be the levers for the continuous development of the journal. I hope to bring my humanity in a selective process that could take into further account the needs and the transformations in the catalysis society. As a new Executive Editor, I hope to capture all the “weak signals” coming from the community as the first indicators of a change or an emerging topic that may become significant in the future. I will do my best to be an open-minded editor and ready to change opinions when necessary.

What is your research focus?

My main interests lie on the development of innovative materials that can be applied to heterogeneous catalysis. In particular, my research group and I investigate catalytic processes related to energy, environment and sustainability, overarching traditional thermal processes, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis. All work is done with the hope of contributing to a more sustainable world and a better quality of life.

What initially attracted you to your field?

Serendipity played a role. At the very early stages of my career in research, I had in mind to carry out a project on homogeneous catalysis for my master’s degree. However, at that time, some funded projects on heterogeneous catalysis were available within the group; I was asked to switch. Hence, serendipity took its course. I discovered a new fascinating world, full of problems and opportunities for a young researcher, and I never turned back. I was especially attracted by the concrete aspects of heterogeneous catalysis, its close link to industry and application-focused research, which to me provided such a stimulating environment, very multidisciplinary and therefore inspiring.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you wish to highlight?

Among my recent efforts, I wish to mention a Viewpoint article published with Michele Melchionna for the 10th anniversary of ACS Catalysis:

Updates on the Roadmap for Photocatalysis
ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 10, 5493–5501
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01204

It is a representative demonstration of how quickly science evolves, and in turn, how top journals need to keep up with that. It was also an effort (as an Associate Editor of the journal) to provide suggestions and guidelines for authors. Heterogeneous photocatalysis has become one of the most popular fields of research in recent times, attracting the interest of scientists with different backgrounds, and consequently, a massive number of articles. All this bulk of research has led to very quick progress in the field, dictating a fast tempo on how to adapt and renew the approaches to carry out photocatalytic experiments of high relevance. As a side effect, there remains a lack of a unified view by authors, who may not be aware of the latest discoveries. In particular, it is highly challenging to understand the real merit of new catalytic materials because of the many aspects that must be considered when reporting and comparing performance. Tables of comparisons tend to be subjectively laid out by many authors, escaping a general and harmonized method. Hence, it is necessary to set new and widely accepted laws, and I think this perspective article gives coordinates on how to orient within this “jungle” when reporting new work.

Professor Susannah Scott, University of California, Santa Barbara

What do you hope to bring to ACS Catalysis in the Executive Editor role?

Catalysis can seem like a very siloed research area, with distinct communities for heterogeneous, homogeneous, and biocatalysis. There are also different communities for thermal, electro-, and photocatalysis. Like many fields, catalysis can benefit from cross-fertilization between different areas of expertise. As an Executive Editor for ACS Catalysis, I hope to promote conversations between authors and reviewers from different sub-disciplines of catalysis so that they become more aware of each other and apply this broader expertise to generate deeper insight into catalytic phenomena. I also want to use my knowledge of catalysis research and researchers around the world to make sure that the journal publishes the best international contributions, judged by the best international reviewers, wherever they happen to be.

What is your research focus?

My research focuses on understanding the local structures of active sites in catalysts and the connection between their structure and activity. My approach is to synthesize well-defined active sites, in solution or on surfaces, and then to probe them using spectroscopy, kinetics, and mechanistic studies. Recently, I have broadened my scope to include a larger region of the catalyst beyond the local area of the active site, including modulation of the surface and the solvent to influence reaction outcomes. I also develop operando spectroscopic methods to probe dynamic catalyst behaviors.

What initially attracted you to your field?

I like working on scientific puzzles and thinking about their broader implications. Reaction mechanisms are like philosophical puzzles. Since there is no definitive evidence, we can debate them endlessly, but we can also use chemical and mathematical reasoning to move closer to the “truth” of a mechanism.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you wish to highlight?

My most recent paper published in an ACS journal is:

P-Site Structural Diversity and Evolution in a Zeosil Catalyst
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 4, 1968–1983
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c11768

It uses new techniques from solid-state NMR spectroscopy to extract information about the structure and relative hydrolytic stabilities of phosphoric acid oligomers confined in a self-pillared pentasil zeolite catalyst and to demonstrate the presence of framework-bound phosphoric acid sites which co-exist and co-evolve with the free oligomers. As the distribution of active site structures changes, the activity of the zeolite in acid-catalyzed reactions should change too, because its acidity depends on these structures.

Professor T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia

What do you hope to bring to ACS Catalysis in the Executive Editor role?

I look forward to working with Cathy Crudden and the other Executive Editors to build on and continue the great success of ACS Catalysis as a leading journal in the field. It is our goal to serve the broad and diverse international catalysis community with integrity, high standards, and vision, in order to publish the most exciting advances in the field of catalysis.

What is your research focus?

The development and study of molecular and homogeneous catalysts applied to small molecule activation and functionalization. We pursue both thermal and electrocatalysis, and most of our research interests are in the areas of energy or large volume chemical synthesis.

What initially attracted you to your field?

I was fascinated by the ability to develop and leverage mechanistic understanding to implement changes in the molecular architecture of a catalyst active site that result in improved catalyst properties. It is very rewarding to elucidate a detailed mechanistic understanding, often through years of intense effort, of a catalytic process and to utilize that new knowledge to improve selectivity, activity and/or catalyst stability.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you wish to highlight?

I have selected this article because it presents a detailed mechanistic elucidation that my group worked on, with our collaborators in the Zhang and Davis groups, for quite some time.

Mechanistic Studies of Single-Step Styrene Production Catalyzed by Rh Complexes with Diimine Ligands: An Evaluation of the Role of Ligands and Induction Period
ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 8, 7457–7475
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01480

Celebrate The Journal of Physical Chemistry‘s 125th Anniversary

This year marks The Journal of Physical Chemistry’s 125th Anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the journal has put together a digital timeline showcasing 125 years of research articles, editors and authors that have helped to define and shape the physical chemistry field.

Explore the timeline to discover:

  • Who was the first Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physical Chemistry?
  • Which Editor studied the cause of blue eyes and blue feathers?
  • Which female chemists were some of the first to publish in the journal?
  • Why and when the journal was split into A, B, C, and Letters?
  • Which popular TV show featured a journal cover on the show?

Visit the timeline to find out more.

Watch a short video about the journal’s history: