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The Most Talked-About Chemistry Articles of 2020

Curious about which papers got the chemistry community talking last year? ACS Publications displays the Altmetric Attention Score on all articles published across our portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals. Altmetric is a web-based, alternative metrics platform that provides authors with a single view of the online activity surrounding their scholarly content.

Read the article with the highest Altmetric Attention Score from each ACS Publications journal in 2020:

Accounts of Chemical Research

Spray-Drying Synthesis of MOFs, COFs, and Related Composites
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00133

Accounts of Materials Research

Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks: A Rising Class of Porous Molecular Materials
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00019

ACS Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Nanobiotechnology in Agriculture: Use of Nanomaterials To Promote Plant Growth and Stress Tolerance
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b06615

ACS Applied Bio Materials

Lignin in Bio-Based Liquid Crystalline Network Material with Potential for Direct Ink Writing
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00661

ACS Applied Electronic Materials

Controlling the Neuromorphic Behavior of Organic Electrochemical Transistors by Blending Mixed and Ion Conductors
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00203

ACS Applied Energy Materials

Thermally Stable, Efficient, Vapor Deposited Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c00010

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

3D Biomimetic Tongue-Emulating Surfaces for Tribological Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c12925

ACS Applied Nano Materials

N-Doped Graphene Nanoplatelets for Direct Capsaicin Detection in Chili Pepper Samples
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02079

ACS Applied Polymer Materials

Voxel-Scale Conversion Mapping Informs Intrinsic Resolution in Stereolithographic Additive Manufacturing
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01090

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

FRESH 3D Bioprinting a Full-Size Model of the Human Heart
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01133

ACS Catalysis

Engineering of NADPH Supply Boosts Photosynthesis-Driven Biotransformations
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02601

ACS Central Science

Research and Development on Therapeutic Agents and Vaccines for COVID-19 and Related Human Coronavirus Diseases
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00272

ACS Chemical Biology

Targeted Covalent Inhibition of Telomerase
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00945

ACS Chemical Health & Safety

Starting and Sustaining a Laboratory Safety Team (LST)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00016

ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Evidence of the COVID-19 Virus Targeting the CNS: Tissue Distribution, Host-Virus Interaction, and Proposed Neurotropic Mechanisms
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00122

ACS Combinatorial Science

Cautionary Guidelines for Machine Learning Studies with Combinatorial Datasets
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.0c00118

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Parahydrogen-Induced Magnetization of Jovian Planets?
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00326

ACS Energy Letters

Controlling Surface Phase Transition and Chemical Reactivity of O3-Layered Metal Oxide Cathodes for High-Performance Na-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00700

ACS ES&T Engineering

Launch of ACS ES&T Engineering and Redefining Environmental Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00130

ACS ES&T Water

Microplastics and Their Degradation Products in Surface Waters: A Missing Piece of the Global Carbon Cycle Puzzle
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00205

ACS Food Science & Technology

Untargeted Chemometrics Evaluation of the Effect of Juicing Technique on Phytochemical Profiles and Antioxidant Activities in Common Vegetables
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00013

ACS Infectious Diseases

Endogenous Deficiency of Glutathione as the Most Likely Cause of Serious Manifestations and Death in COVID-19 Patients
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00288

ACS Materials Letters

Super Moisture Absorbent Gels for Sustainable Agriculture via Atmospheric Water Irrigation
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00439

ACS Macro Letters

Threading-Induced Dynamical Transition in Tadpole-Shaped Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00197

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Advantages of the Parent Nucleoside GS-441524 over Remdesivir for Covid-19 Treatment
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00316

ACS Nano

Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c03252

ACS Omega

Spinach-Derived Porous Carbon Nanosheets as High-Performance Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c02673

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

SARS-CoV-2 Receptor ACE2 Is Enriched in a Subpopulation of Mouse Tongue Epithelial Cells in Nongustatory Papillae but Not in Taste Buds or Embryonic Oral Epithelium
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00062

ACS Photonics

Large-Scale Metasurfaces Made by an Exposed Resist
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01809

ACS Sensors

Rapid Gel Card Agglutination Assays for Serological Analysis Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Humans
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c01050

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Degradation Rates of Plastics in the Environment
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06635

ACS Synthetic Biology

Pattern Engineering of Living Bacterial Colonies Using Meniscus-Driven Fluidic Channels
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00146

Analytical Chemistry

Fully Automated Microchip Electrophoresis Analyzer for Potential Life Detection Missions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c01628


Hydrazides Are Potent Transition-State Analogues for Glutaminyl Cyclase Implicated in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00337

Bioconjugate Chemistry

Precise Installation of Diazo-Tagged Side-Chains on Proteins to Enable In Vitro and In-Cell Site-Specific Labeling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00232


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

Chemical Research in Toxicology

Free Radical Production and Characterization of Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes in Comparison to Conventional and Electronic Cigarettes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00088

Chemical Reviews

Ethnobotany and the Role of Plant Natural Products in Antibiotic Drug Discovery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00922

Chemistry of Materials

Long-Term Solar Energy Storage under Ambient Conditions in a MOF-Based Solid-Solid Phase-Change Material
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02708

Crystal Growth & Design

Flash Shape-Memorization Processing and Inversion of a Polar Direction in a Chiral Organosuperelastic Crystal of 1,3,5-Tricyanobenzene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00431

Energy & Fuels

Improved Oil Viscosity Characterization by Low-Field NMR Using Feature Engineering and Supervised Learning Algorithms
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c02565

Environmental Science & Technology

Microfiber Release to Water, Via Laundering, and to Air, via Everyday Use: A Comparison between Polyester Clothing with Differing Textile Parameters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06892

Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Dry Heat as a Decontamination Method for N95 Respirator Reuse
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00534

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

OHM Sponge: A Versatile, Efficient, and Ecofriendly Environmental Remediation Platform
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c01493

Inorganic Chemistry

Lanthanide Complexes of Bis(tetrazolato)amine: A Route to Lanthanide Nitride Foams
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02480

Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Use of Untargeted Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Metabolome To Discriminate Italian Monovarietal Red Wines, Produced in Their Different Terroirs
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c00879

Journal of Chemical Education

The Building Blocks of Battery Technology: Using Modified Tower Block Game Sets to Explain and Aid the Understanding of Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00282

Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling

Interactive Molecular Dynamics in Virtual Reality Is an Effective Tool for Flexible Substrate and Inhibitor Docking to the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01030

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Transferable MP2-Based Machine Learning for Accurate Coupled-Cluster Energies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00927

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

α-Ketoamides as Broad-Spectrum Inhibitors of Coronavirus and Enterovirus Replication: Structure-Based Design, Synthesis, and Activity Assessment
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01828

Journal of Natural Products

Discovery of a Beetroot Protease Inhibitor to Identify and Classify Plant-Derived Cystine Knot Peptides
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00648

The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry: A Call to Action for Diversity and Inclusion
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c01607

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Quantitative Analysis of Nanorod Aggregation and Morphology from Scanning Electron Micrographs Using SEMseg
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c03190

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Developing a Fully Glycosylated Full-Length SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Model in a Viral Membrane
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c04553

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Nonempirical Definition of the Mendeleev Numbers: Organizing the Chemical Space
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c07857

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Photoinduced Charge Carrier Dynamics and Electron Injection Efficiencies in Au Nanoparticle-Sensitized TiO2 Determined with Picosecond Time-Resolved X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00825

Journal of Proteome Research

Protein Structure and Sequence Reanalysis of 2019-nCoV Genome Refutes Snakes as Its Intermediate Host and the Unique Similarity between Its Spike Protein Insertions and HIV-1
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00129

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

Equity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences Requires Actions not Just Words
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06482

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Versatile, Sensitive, and Robust Native LC-MS Platform for Intact Mass Analysis of Protein Drugs
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00277


Self-Assembly of Mammalian-Cell Membranes on Bioelectronic Devices with Functional Transmembrane Proteins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00804


Significantly Sensitized Ternary Blend Polymer Solar Cells with a Very Small Content of the Narrow-Band Gap Third Component That Utilizes Optical Interference
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01787

Molecular Pharmaceutics

pH-Sensitive Nanodrug Carriers for Codelivery of ERK Inhibitor and Gemcitabine Enhance the Inhibition of Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00499

Nano Letters

Household Materials Selection for Homemade Cloth Face Coverings and Their Filtration Efficiency Enhancement with Triboelectric Charging
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02211

Organic Letters

Electrochemical Oxidation of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol: A Simple Strategy for Marijuana Detection
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01241

Organic Process Research & Development

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00510


One-Pot Condensation of a Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentasilane through Elimination of Iodotrimethylsilane Assisted by a Lewis Base
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00514

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