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Discover the Most-Read Chemistry Articles of March 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 that were published in each ACS Publications journal during March 2021, including papers, 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 during a particular month.

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Accounts of Chemical Research

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Announcing Accounts Journal Club
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00142

Understanding Discrete Growth in Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Nanoplatelets and Magic-Sized Clusters
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This article is part of the Transformative Inorganic Nanocrystals special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00859

From C4 to C7: Innovative Strategies for Site-Selective Functionalization of Indole C–H Bonds
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00888

Azulene-Based π-Functional Materials: Design, Synthesis, and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00893

Discovery of Macrolide Antibiotics Effective Against Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens
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This article is part of the Bacterial Multi-Drug Resistance special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00020


Accounts of Materials Research

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Vinylene-Linked Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks: Synthesis and Functions
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00017

Functional Materials with Pillarene Struts
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00042

Interfacial Solar Vapor Generation: Materials and Structural Design
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.0c00104

Well-Defined Fluorinated Copolymers: Current Status and Future Perspectives
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00015

Toward the Enhancement of Critical Performance for Deep-Ultraviolet Frequency-Doubling Crystals Utilizing Covalent Tetrahedra
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00028


ACS Agricultural Science & Technology

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Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for the Detection of Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, and Histophilus somni in Bovine Nasal Samples
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DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00072

Genetic Basis of Chlorsulfuron, Atrazine, and Mesotrione Resistance in a Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Population
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00005

Analytical Strategy for Identification and Quantification of 13 Steroids in Sole (Solea senegalensis) Tissues, Eggs, and Larvae for Application in Aquaculture Studies of Reproduction
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.0c00075

Metabolism of Fenhexamid, Metalaxyl-M, Tebuconazole, Flurtamone, and Spirodiclofen in Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) Plants
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00010

Evaluation of the Effects of Nanomaterials on Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Responses: Underlining the Benefits of Nanotechnology for Agricultural Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00030


ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Study on the Functionalization and Signaling Efficiency of the Hybridization Chain Reaction Using Traditional and Single Molecular Characterizations
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00136

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Endocytic Pathways Adapted by Small DNA Nanocages in Model Neuroblastoma Cell-Derived Differentiated Neurons
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01668

SERS Based Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Point-of-Care Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Samples
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00102

Cell-Free Synthesis of a Transmembrane Mechanosensitive Channel Protein into a Hybrid-Supported Lipid Bilayer
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01482

Hybrid Gelatin Hydrogels in Nanomedicine Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01630


ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Record-High Responsivity and Detectivity of a Flexible Deep-Ultraviolet Photodetector Based on Solid State-Assisted Synthesized hBN Nanosheets
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DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c01021

High Quantum Yield Gd4.67Si3O13:Eu3+ Red-Emitting Phosphor for Tunable White Light-Emitting Devices Driven by UV or Blue LED
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00012

Fully Printed, Large-Size Alternating Current Electroluminescent Device on Fabric for Wearable Textile Display
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00039

Stacking Order Effects on the Electronic and Optical Properties of Graphene/Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Van der Waals Heterostructures
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00009

Sub-5 nm Monolayer MoS2 Transistors toward Low-Power Devices
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00840


ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Garnet-Poly(ε-caprolactone-co-trimethylene carbonate) Polymer-in-Ceramic Composite Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries
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DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03098

Thin Thermally Evaporated Organic Hole Transport Layers for Reduced Optical Losses in Substrate-Configuration Perovskite Solar Cells
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DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c02653

Tuning Ni–MoO2 Catalyst–Ionomer and Electrolyte Interaction for Water Electrolyzers with Anion Exchange Membranes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03072

SnO2/TiO2 Electron Transporting Bilayers: A Route to Light Stable Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03185

Covalent Organic Framework Constructed by Clicking Azido Porphyrin with Perpropargyloxy-Cucurbit[6]uril for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Water Splitting
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.0c03265


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

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Band Gap Engineering in Solvochromic 2D Covalent Organic Framework Photocatalysts for Visible Light-Driven Enhanced Solar Fuel Production from Carbon Dioxide
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c21117

First-Principles Study of Microscopic Electrochemistry at the LiCoO2 Cathode/LiNbO3 Coating/β-Li3PS4 Solid Electrolyte Interfaces in an All-Solid-State Battery
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DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c19091

Air-Processed Infrared-Annealed Printed Methylammonium-Free Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules Incorporating Potassium-Doped Graphene Oxide as an Interlayer
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c18920

Exceptional Sodium-Ion Storage by an Aza-Covalent Organic Framework for High Energy and Power Density Sodium-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c20915

Toward Large-Scale Ga2O3 Membranes via Quasi-Van Der Waals Epitaxy on Epitaxial Graphene Layers
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DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c01042


ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Direct Observation of Charge Transfer between NOx and Monolayer MoS2 by Operando Scanning Photoelectron Microscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c00137

Epitaxial Growth of Multilayered Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films for Electronic and Photonic Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03462

One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of Phase-Engineered MoS2/MoO3 Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
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DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03274

Ordered Mesoporous Carbons via Self-Assembly of Tailored Block Copolyethers for Pore Size-Dependent Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c03467

Electropositive Nanodiamond-Coated Quartz Microfiber Membranes for Virus and Dye Filtration
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DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c00439


ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Multiresponsive Soft Actuators Based on a Thermoresponsive Hydrogel and Embedded Laser-Induced Graphene
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DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01385

Encapsulation of Salt Hydrates by Polymer Coatings for Low-Temperature Heat Storage Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01186

Melt Polymerization of Acrylamide Initiated by Nucleophiles: A Route toward Highly Branched and Amorphous Polyamide 3
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DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00084

Dynamic Carboxylate Linkage Based Reprocessable and Self-Healable Segmented Polyurethane Vitrimers Displaying Creep Resistance Behavior and Triple Shape Memory Ability
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00199

Tuning Electronic and Ionic Conductivities in Composite Materials for Electrochemical Devices
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01315


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Mechanical Properties of Soft Biological Membranes for Organ-on-a-Chip Assessed by Bulge Test and AFM
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This article is part This article is part of the Beyond PDMS and Membranes: New Materials for Organ-on-a-Chip Devices special issue.

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00515

Characterization of Partially Covered Self-Expandable Metallic Stents for Esophageal Cancer Treatment: In Vivo Degradation
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DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01773

Antimicrobial Peptide-Functionalized Mesoporous Hydrogels
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DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00029

Flexible Nanogenerator from Electrospun PVDF–Polycarbazole Nanofiber Membranes for Human Motion Energy-Harvesting Device Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01730

Extracellular Matrix-Based Hydrogels to Tailoring Tumor Organoids
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01801


ACS Catalysis

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Regioselective Radical Amino-Functionalizations of Allyl Alcohols via Dual Catalytic Cross-Coupling
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00404

Challenges and Opportunities in Multicatalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05725

Single Atomic Cerium Sites with a High Coordination Number for Efficient Oxygen Reduction in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05503

Redox-Neutral Imination of Alcohol with Azide: A Sustainable Alternative to the Staudinger/Aza-Wittig Reaction
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DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00379

Cobalt-Catalyzed Coupling of Aryl Chlorides with Aryl Boron Esters Activated by Alkoxides
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c05557


ACS Central Science

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Development of Triantennary N-Acetylgalactosamine Conjugates as Degraders for Extracellular Proteins
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00146

Phosphorus-Based Catalysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c01493

Organic Electrochemistry: Molecular Syntheses with Potential
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c01532

Borrowing Hydrogen for Organic Synthesis
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00125

Cytosolic Delivery of Argininosuccinate Synthetase Using a Cell-Permeant Miniature Protein
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DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c01603


ACS Chemical Biology

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The Promise and Peril of Chemical Probe Negative Controls
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00036

Entropic Inhibition: How the Activity of a AAA+ Machine Is Modulated by Its Substrate-Binding Domain
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DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00156

Targeting G-quadruplex Forming Sequences with Cas9
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DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00687

Genetic Encoding of Three Distinct Noncanonical Amino Acids Using Reprogrammed Initiator and Nonsense Codons
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00120

Fragment Screening Reveals Starting Points for Rational Design of Galactokinase 1 Inhibitors to Treat Classic Galactosemia
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DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00498


ACS Chemical Health & Safety

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Promoting a Safe Laboratory Environment Using the Reactive Hazard Evaluation and Analysis Compilation Tool
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00006

Highlights: Risk Index Sites, Chemical Safety Library, Diazo Compounds, New Guidance on Learning from Adverse Events, and More
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00013

GHS Implementation to Strengthen Global Chemical Hazard Communication: Will We Ever Get There?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00114

Chemical Security in Kenya: Efforts, Challenges, and Opportunities in Academic Institutions and the Chemical Industry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00090

Conventional and Alternative Aviation Fuels: Occupational Exposure and Health Effects
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00120


ACS Chemical Neuroscience

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Viral Involvement in Alzheimer’s Disease
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00719

2-Phenyl-1H-pyrrole-3-carboxamide as a New Scaffold for Developing 5-HT6 Receptor Inverse Agonists with Cognition-Enhancing Activity
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00061

Synthesis and Assessment of Novel Probes for Imaging Tau Pathology in Transgenic Mouse and Rat Models
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00790

Injectable Glycosaminoglycan-Based Cryogels from Well-Defined Microscale Templates for Local Growth Factor Delivery
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00005

Effects of α-Synuclein-Associated Post-Translational Modifications in Parkinson’s Disease
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00028


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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Large Discrepancy in the Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols from Structurally Similar Monoterpenes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00332

New Particle Formation and Growth from Dimethyl Sulfide Oxidation by Hydroxyl Radicals
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00333

Gas-Particle Partitioning and SOA Yields of Organonitrate Products from NO3-Initiated Oxidation of Isoprene under Varied Chemical Regimes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00311

Photochemical Aging of Levitated Aqueous Brown Carbon Droplets
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00005

Chemical and Hygroscopic Characterization of Surface Salts in the Qaidam Basin: Implications for Climate Impacts on Planet Earth and Mars
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00339


ACS Energy Letters

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Is There Anything Better than Pt for HER?
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00246

Challenges for and Pathways toward Li-Metal-Based All-Solid-State Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00445

How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Electrochemical Sciences
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00194

Successes and Challenges of Core/Shell Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00076

What is the Role of Nb in Nickel-Rich Layered Oxide Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries?
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00190


ACS Environmental Science & Technology

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Electrochemical Recovery of Phosphorus from Acidic Cheese Wastewater: Feasibility, Quality of Products, and Comparison with Chemical Precipitation
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00263

Chitosan–Clay Composites for Wastewater Treatment: A State-of-the-Art Review
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00207

Electrochemical Desalination and Recovery of Lithium from Saline Water upon Operation of a Capacitive Deionization Cell Combined with a Redox Flow Battery
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00014

Synergistic Adsorbent Sequence for Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Fractional Removal from Biotreated Pharmaceutical Wastewater
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00256

The Role of Crystalline Iron Oxides in Methane Mitigation through Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00199


ACS ES&T Engineering

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Electrified Membranes for Water Treatment Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00015

Environmental Applications of Engineered Materials with Nanoconfinement
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00007

Systematic Evaluation of Emerging Wastewater Nutrient Removal and Recovery Technologies to Inform Practice and Advance Resource Efficiency
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.0c00253

Removal of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Genes by UV-Assisted Electrochemical Oxidation on Degenerative TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00011

Complete Removal of Organoarsenic by the UV/Permanganate Process via HO• Oxidation and in Situ-Formed Manganese Dioxide Adsorption
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00004


ACS Food Science & Technology

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Production of Endotoxin-Free Microbial Biomass for Food Applications by Gas Fermentation of Gram-Positive H2-Oxidizing Bacteria
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DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00129

Presence of SARS-CoV-2 on the Surface of Fruits and Vegetables
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00064

Improved Shelf Life and Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) by Using Chitosan-Pullulan Composite Edible Coating Enriched with Pomegranate Peel Extract
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00076

Valorization of Agro-industrial Waste from Peanuts for Sustainable Natural Dye Production: Focus on Adsorption Mechanisms, Ultraviolet Protection, and Antimicrobial Properties of Dyed Wool Fabric
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00005

Identification of a Potent and Selective Human Monoamine Oxidase-A Inhibitor, Glycitein, an Isoflavone Isolated from Pueraria lobata Flowers
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00152


ACS Infectious Diseases

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PfMFR3: A Multidrug-Resistant Modulator in Plasmodium falciparum
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00676

Recombinant Human Secretory IgA Induces Salmonella Typhimurium Agglutination and Limits Bacterial Invasion into Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissues
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This article is part of the Gut Pathogens special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00842

Benzimidazole Derivatives Are Potent against Multiple Life Cycle Stages of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Parasites
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This article is part of the In Celebration of Jonathan Vennerstrom: A Pioneer in Neglected Tropical Diseases special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00910

HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitors with Modifications That Affect Their Potencies against Drug Resistant Integrase Mutants
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This article is part of the Antiviral Therapeutics special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00819

Learning from COVID-19 to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00079


ACS Macro Letters

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Bursting and Reassembly of Giant Double Emulsion Drops Form Polymer Vesicles
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00849

Entropy-Driven Ultratough Blends from Brittle Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00844

On-Demand Regulation of Dual Thermosensitive Protein Hydrogels
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00062

PET-RAFT Polymerization: Mechanistic Perspectives for Future Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00046

Direct Arylation Polycondensation toward Water/Alcohol-Soluble Conjugated Polymers: Influence of Side Chain Functional Groups
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00073


ACS Materials Letters

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Strain-Directed Layer-By-Layer Epitaxy Toward van der Waals Homo- and Heterostructures
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00554

Multi-recyclable Shape Memory Supramolecular Polyurea with Long Cycle Life and Superior Stability
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00053

Impact of Anion Impurities in Commercial PbI2 on Lead Halide Perovskite Films and Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00098

Single-Atom Fe Triggers Superb CO2 Photoreduction on a Bismuth-Rich Catalyst
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00091

Recent Progress in Pure Organic Room Temperature Phosphorescence of Small Molecular Host–Guest Systems
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00062


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

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Redefining the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Pharmacophore: High Potency with No Zinc Cofactor Interaction
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00074

Trisubstituted Pyrrolinones as Small-Molecule Inhibitors Disrupting the Protein–RNA Interaction of LIN28 and Let-7
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This article is part of the RNA: Opening New Doors in Medicinal Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00546

Discovery of Diaminopyrimidine Carboxamide HPK1 Inhibitors as Preclinical Immunotherapy Tool Compounds
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00096

Novel Azaquinolones as PARP1 Inhibitors for Treating Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00122

Covalent Occlusion of the RORγt Ligand Binding Pocket Allows Unambiguous Targeting of an Allosteric Site
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00029


ACS Nano

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X-ray-Based Techniques to Study the Nano–Bio Interface
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c09563

MX Anti-MXenes from Non-van der Waals Bulks for Electrochemical Applications: The Merit of Metallicity and Active Basal Plane
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08429

Apolipoprotein E Binding Drives Structural and Compositional Rearrangement of mRNA-Containing Lipid Nanoparticles
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c10064

Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as pH-Responsive Carrier for the Immune-Activating Drug Resiquimod Enhance the Local Immune Response in Mice
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08384

Universal and Switchable Omni-Repellency of Liquid-Infused Surfaces for On-Demand Separation of Multiphase Liquid Mixtures
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c10871


ACS Omega

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Repurposing the Ebola and Marburg Virus Inhibitors Tilorone, Quinacrine, and Pyronaridine: In Vitro Activity against SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Mechanisms
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c05996

Preanalytical Issues and Cycle Threshold Values in SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Testing: Should Test Results Include These?
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c00166

Tamper-Proof Time–Temperature Indicator for Inspecting Ultracold Supply Chain
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c00404

Fomite Transmission, Physicochemical Origin of Virus–Surface Interactions, and Disinfection Strategies for Enveloped Viruses with Applications to SARS-CoV-2
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c06335

Pharmaco-Technical Evaluation of Statistically Formulated and Optimized Dual Drug-Loaded Silica Nanoparticles for Improved Antifungal Efficacy and Wound Healing
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c06242


ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

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Predicting Reactions to Psychedelic Drugs: A Systematic Review of States and Traits Related to Acute Drug Effects
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00014

Naturalistic Use of Mescaline Is Associated with Self-Reported Psychiatric Improvements and Enduring Positive Life Changes
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00018

Acute and Sustained Reductions in Loss of Meaning and Suicidal Ideation Following Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Psychiatric and Existential Distress in Life-Threatening Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00020

Combining Psychedelic and Mindfulness Interventions: Synergies to Inform Clinical Practice
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00034

Repurposing Quinoline and Artemisinin Antimalarials as Therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2: Rationale and Implications
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00222


ACS Photonics

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Mark Stockman: Evangelist for Plasmonics
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00299

Frequency Tripling via Sum-Frequency Generation at the Nanoscale
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00112

Accelerated Discovery of Optoelectronic Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01949

Variable Repetition Rate THz Source for Ultrafast Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01652

In Situ Patterning Perovskite Quantum Dots by Direct Laser Writing Fabrication
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00118


ACS Sensors

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Highly Sensitive Porous PDMS-Based Capacitive Pressure Sensors Fabricated on Fabric Platform for Wearable Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02122

Rapid, Ultrasensitive, and Highly Specific Diagnosis of COVID-19 by CRISPR-Based Detection
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c01984

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by CRISPR/Cas12a-Enhanced Colorimetry
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02365

Antifouling Strategies for Electrochemical Biosensing: Mechanisms and Performance toward Point of Care Based Diagnostic Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c00390

Development of General Methods for Detection of Virus by Engineering Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02322


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Hydrophobization of the Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers by Incorporating Plant-Derived Hydrophobic Compounds
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00695

Lab to Market: Where the Rubber Meets the Road for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00980

Combining Electrocatalysts and Biobased Adsorbents for Sustainable Denitrification
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07807

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Special Issue on N-Doped Carbon Materials: Synthesis and Sustainable Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c01349

Accelerated Synthesis of a Ni2Cl2(BTDD) Metal–Organic Framework in a Continuous Flow Reactor for Atmospheric Water Capture
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07055


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

Recent Advances in Synthesis and Application of Lignin Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1377.ch011

Recent Advances in Lignin-Based Hydrogels and Its Synthesis and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1377.ch009

Proteomic Approaches for Advancing the Understanding and Application of Oleaginous Bacteria for Bioconversion of Lignin to Lipids
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1377.ch004


ACS Synthetic Biology

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Guanidine Biosensors Enable Comparison of Cellular Turn-on Kinetics of Riboswitch-Based Biosensor and Reporter
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00583

DIVERSIFY: A Fungal Multispecies Gene Expression Platform
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00587

Heterologous Expression of Mersacidin in Escherichia coli Elucidates the Mode of Leader Processing
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00601

Membrane Augmented Cell-Free Systems: A New Frontier in Biotechnology
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00625

Light-Powered Reactivation of Flagella and Contraction of Microtubule Networks: Toward Building an Artificial Cell
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00071


Analytical Chemistry

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Multidimensional Digital Bioassay Platform Based on an Air-Sealed Femtoliter Reactor Array Device
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05360

Native Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Proteins and Protein Complexes by Nano-DESI
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05277

Analysis of Synthetic Monodisperse Polysaccharides by Wide Mass Range Ultrahigh-Resolution MALDI Mass Spectrometry
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00239

Imaging with Ion Channels
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00224

High-Precision Automated Workflow for Urinary Untargeted Metabolomic Epidemiology
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00203


Biochemistry

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Protein Polymerization as a Novel Targeted Protein Degradation Mechanism
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00163

Protein Substrates Engage the Lumen of O-GlcNAc Transferase’s Tetratricopeptide Repeat Domain in Different Ways
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00981

Modeling Immunity with Rosetta: Methods for Antibody and Antigen Design
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00912

Direct Visualization of a 26 kDa Protein by Cryo-Electron Microscopy Aided by a Small Scaffold Protein
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00961

TAT Rhodopsin Is an Ultraviolet-Dependent Environmental pH Sensor
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00951


Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Tandem-Cleavage Linkers Improve the In Vivo Stability and Tolerability of Antibody–Drug Conjugates
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00029

A Plug-and-Play Platform for the Formation of Trifunctional Cysteine Bioconjugates that also Offers Control over Thiol Cleavability
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00057

New Bifunctional Chelators Incorporating Dibromomaleimide Groups for Radiolabeling of Antibodies with Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Radioisotopes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00710

New Lipophilic Fluorescent Dyes for Labeling Extracellular Vesicles: Characterization and Monitoring of Cellular Uptake
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00068

Cholesterol-Modified Oligonucleotides as Internal Reaction Controls during DNA-Encoded Chemical Library Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00045


Biomacromolecules

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Mechanical Characterization of Multilayered Hydrogels: A Rheological Study for 3D-Printed Systems
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00078

Antimicrobial/Biocompatible Hydrogels Dual-Reinforced by Cellulose as Ultrastretchable and Rapid Self-Healing Wound Dressing
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00086

Impact of Arginine–Phosphate Interactions on the Reentrant Condensation of Disordered Proteins
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01765

Physicochemical Approach to Understanding the Structure, Conformation, and Activity of Mannan Polysaccharides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01659

Birefringent Silk Fibroin Hydrogel Constructed via Binary Solvent-Exchange-Induced Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00065


C&EN Global Enterprise

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Sexual Harassment and Its Aftershocks
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09909-cover

C–H Bond Breakers Seek Smarter Tools
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09908-cover

AI Predicts a Drug Target and a Small Molecule to Block It
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09907-leadcon

Can Microbes Save Us from PFAS?
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09910-cover

The Fight Against Fungi
DOI: 10.1021/cen-09907-cover


Chemical Research in Toxicology

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Benzophenone Accumulates over Time from the Degradation of Octocrylene in Commercial Sunscreen Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00461

Mechanistic Insights into the Role of Iron, Copper, and Carbonaceous Component on the Oxidative Potential of Ultrafine Particulate Matter
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00399

Toxicological Responses of α-Pinene-Derived Secondary Organic Aerosol and Its Molecular Tracers in Human Lung Cell Lines
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00409

Exposure of Human Lung Cells to Polystyrene Microplastics Significantly Retards Cell Proliferation and Triggers Morphological Changes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00486

Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Computational Insights
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00483


Chemical Reviews

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Recent Advances in Catalytic Asymmetric Construction of Atropisomers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01306

Machine Learning Force Fields
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01111

Oxidation-Induced “One-Pot” Click Chemistry
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01180

High-Throughput Methods in the Discovery and Study of Biomaterials and Materiobiology
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00752

Aptamer-Based Detection of Circulating Targets for Precision Medicine
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01140


Chemistry of Materials

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Lone-Pair-Induced Structural Ordering in the Mixed-Valent 0D Metal-Halides Rb23BiIIIxSbIII7–xSbV2Cl54 (0 ≤ x ≤ 7)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04491

Layered Perovskite Doping with Eu3+ and β-diketonate Eu3+ Complex
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04097

Atomically Precise Bottom-Up Synthesis of h-BNC: Graphene Doped with h-BN Nanoclusters
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c00081

Mechanistic Origin of Superionic Lithium Diffusion in Anion-Disordered Li6PS5X Argyrodites
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03738

Li6SiO4Cl2: A Hexagonal Argyrodite Based on Antiperovskite Layer Stacking
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c00157


Crystal Growth & Design

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Compression and Thermal Expansion in Organic and Metal–Organic Crystals: The Pressure–Temperature Correspondence Rule
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01636

Elastic Molecular Crystals: From Serendipity to Design to Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01743

Green Inhibitor Performance against CaCO3 Scaling: Rate-Modeling Aided Test Procedure
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01258

Crystal Growth of a New 8H Perovskite Sr8Os6.3O24 Exhibiting High TC Ferromagnetism
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00057

Alkali Metal Salts of 10,12-Pentacosadiynoic Acid and Their Dosimetry Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00031


Energy & Fuels

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Historical Review on VTT Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil Production and Upgrading
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00177

Pyrolysis and Combustion Chemistry of Pyrrole, a Reference Component for Bio-oil Surrogates: Jet-Stirred Reactor Experiments and Kinetic Modeling
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This article is part of the In Memory of Mario Costa special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03874

Special Issue in Memory of Professor Mário Costa
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00826

Recent Development in Numerical Simulations and Experimental Studies of Biomass Thermochemical Conversion
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04139

Liquid–Liquid Phase Behavior of Diesel/Biofuel Blends: Ternary Mixtures of n-Hexadecane, 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-Heptamethylnonane, and Ethanol and the Binary Subsystems
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04088


Environmental Science & Technology

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ES&T in the 21st Century: A Data-Driven Analysis of Research Topics, Interconnections, And Trends in the Past 20 Years
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07551

Lifetime Accumulation of Microplastic in Children and Adults
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07384

Disentangling Mechanisms in Natural Toxin Sorption to Soil Organic Carbon
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06634

Suspect Screening, Prioritization, and Confirmation of Environmental Chemicals in Maternal-Newborn Pairs from San Francisco
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c05984

Spatial and Temporal Trends of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Global Ocean and Coastal Waters
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c08035


Environmental Science & Technology Letters

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Environmental Science & Technology Letters Presents the 2020 Excellence in Review Awards
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00125

Inactivation of Coronaviruses and Phage Phi6 from Irradiation across UVC Wavelengths
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00178

Magnetic Particles Unintentionally Emitted from Anthropogenic Sources: Iron and Steel Plants
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00164

A Novel Method for Unraveling the Black Box of Dissolved Organic Matter in Soils by FT-ICR-MS Coupled with Induction-Based Nanospray Ionization
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00095

High-Efficiency Capture and Recovery of Anionic Perfluoroalkyl Substances from Water Using PVA/PDDA Nanofibrous Membranes with Near-Zero Energy Consumption
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00128


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Identification of Known and Novel Monomers for Poly(hydroxyurethanes) from Biobased Materials
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c06351

Review on Reactor Configurations for Adsorption-Based CO2 Capture
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04547

Process Systems Engineering Perspective on the Design of Materials and Molecules
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05399

Dynamic Modeling of the Reactive Side in Large-Scale Fluidized Bed Boilers
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c06278

Kinetic Modeling of the Ignition of Droplets of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil: Effect of Initial Diameter and Fuel Composition
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c05981


Inorganic Chemistry

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Optical and Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Studies of CN-Substituted Bipyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium(II)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03579

[Ag9(1,2-BDT)6]3–: How Square-Pyramidal Building Blocks Self-Assemble into the Smallest Silver Nanocluster
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00334

Diphosphinoboranes as Intramolecular Frustrated Lewis Pairs: P–B–P Bond Systems for the Activation of Dihydrogen, Carbon Dioxide, and Phenyl Isocyanate
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03563

Solvent-Free and Phase-Selective Synthesis of Aluminum Trimesate Metal–Organic Frameworks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03598

Synthesis and Thermal Study of Hexacoordinated Aluminum(III) Triazenides for Use in Atomic Layer Deposition
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03496


JACS Au

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Deep Learning Optical Spectroscopy Based on Experimental Database: Potential Applications to Molecular Design
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00035

Silica-Supported PdGa Nanoparticles: Metal Synergy for Highly Active and Selective CO2-to-CH3OH Hydrogenation
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00021

Protometabolic Reduction of NAD+ with α-Keto Acids
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.0c00124

Rollover Cyclometalation vs Nitrogen Coordination in Tetrapyridyl Anticancer Gold(III) Complexes: Effect on Protein Interaction and Toxicity
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.0c00104

Harvesting High-Quality White-Light Emitting and Remarkable Emission Enhancement in One-Dimensional Halide Perovskites Upon Compression
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00024


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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Xylooligosaccharides Increase Bifidobacteria and Lachnospiraceae in Mice on a High-Fat Diet, with a Concomitant Increase in Short-Chain Fatty Acids, Especially Butyric Acid
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c06279

Production of Structurally Defined Chito-Oligosaccharides with a Single N-Acetylation at Their Reducing End Using a Newly Discovered Chitinase from Paenibacillus pabuli
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c06804

Diet and Life Stage-Associated Lipidome Remodeling in Atlantic Salmon
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07281

New Insights into Wine Taste: Impact of Dietary Lipids on Sensory Perceptions of Grape Tannins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c06589

Perspectives on Astringency Sensation: An Alternative Hypothesis on the Molecular Origin of Astringency
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07474


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Density and Viscosity of Aqueous (Ammonia + Carbon Dioxide) Solutions at Atmospheric Pressure and Temperatures between 278.15 and 318.15 K
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c01090

Estimate of the Vapor Pressure of Squalane at Approximately 293 K Using a Knudsen Cell Method
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00914

Density and Volumetric Behavior of Ternary CO2 + n-Decane + cis-Decalin (or + trans-Decalin) Mixtures at High Pressure and High Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00989

Reactive Extraction as an Intensifying Approach for the Recovery of Organic Acids from Aqueous Solution: A Comprehensive Review on Experimental and Theoretical Studies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00405

Ideal-Gas Thermochemical Properties for Alkanolamine and Related Species Involved in Carbon-Capture Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.0c00742


Journal of Chemical Education

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What Is Laying the Groundwork Today for the Next Big Education Revolution?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00149

Crafting Molecular Geometries: Implications of Neuro-Pedagogy for Teaching Chemical Content
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00306

Increasing Awareness of Materials and the Environment: Hands-On Outreach Activity Presenting Water Purification Materials and Concepts
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01510

Aldol Condensation Reaction Rate Demonstrates Steric and Electronic Substituent Effects in the Organic Chemistry Lab
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00448

Potential for Chemistry in Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Teaching Activities in Higher Education
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01363


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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X-Entropy: A Parallelized Kernel Density Estimator with Automated Bandwidth Selection to Calculate Entropy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01375

Improved Protein–Ligand Binding Affinity Prediction with Structure-Based Deep Fusion Inference
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01306

MSA-Regularized Protein Sequence Transformer toward Predicting Genome-Wide Chemical-Protein Interactions: Application to GPCRome Deorphanization
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01285

ParaMol: A Package for Automatic Parameterization of Molecular Mechanics Force Fields
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01444

Biostructural Models for the Binding of Nucleoside Analogs to SARS-CoV-2 RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01277


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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Discovering Collective Variables of Molecular Transitions via Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00981

TorchMD: A Deep Learning Framework for Molecular Simulations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01343

Optimized Magnesium Force Field Parameters for Biomolecular Simulations with Accurate Solvation, Ion-Binding, and Water-Exchange Properties
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01281

Tinker-HP: Accelerating Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Large Complex Systems with Advanced Point Dipole Polarizable Force Fields Using GPUs and Multi-GPU Systems
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01164

Structure, Dynamics, Receptor Binding, and Antibody Binding of the Fully Glycosylated Full-Length SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein in a Viral Membrane
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c01144


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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One Atom Makes All the Difference: Getting a Foot in the Door between SOS1 and KRAS
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01949

Éric Marsault (1971–2021): A Legacy through the Prism of Relationship Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00481

Synthetic Approaches to the New Drugs Approved during 2019
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00208

Development and Application of Subtype-Selective Fluorescent Antagonists for the Study of the Human Adenosine A1 Receptor in Living Cells
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02067

Targeting Lysosomal Degradation Pathways: New Strategies and Techniques for Drug Discovery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c01689


Journal of Natural Products

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Freshwater Fungi as a Source of Chemical Diversity: A Review
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This article is part of the Special Issue in Honor of A. Douglas Kinghorn.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01340

Development of an NMR-Based Platform for the Direct Structural Annotation of Complex Natural Products Mixtures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01076

In Vivo Profiling of a Natural Alkaloid, Anatabine, in Rodents: Pharmacokinetics and Anti-Inflammatory Efficacy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01044

Targeted Isolation of Saalfelduracin B–D from Amycolatopsis saalfeldensis Using LC-MS/MS-Based Molecular Networking
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01027

Antimicrobial Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline-Derived Alkaloids from the Leaves of Doryphora aromatica
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This article is part of the Special Issue in Honor of A. Douglas Kinghorn.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01093


Journal of Proteome Research

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RawBeans: A Simple, Vendor-Independent, Raw-Data Quality-Control Tool
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00956

The rawrr R Package: Direct Access to Orbitrap Data and Beyond
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00866

Triqler for MaxQuant: Enhancing Results from MaxQuant by Bayesian Error Propagation and Integration
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00902

Inflect: Optimizing Computational Workflows for Thermal Proteome Profiling Data Analysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00872

Ubiquitin-Modified Proteome of SARS-CoV-2-Infected Host Cells Reveals Insights into Virus–Host Interaction and Pathogenesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00758


Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Photocatalytic Dehydroxymethylative Arylation by Synergistic Cerium and Nickel Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00618

Nickel-Catalyzed Reversible Functional Group Metathesis between Aryl Nitriles and Aryl Thioethers
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00529

Direct α-Acylation of Alkenes via N-Heterocyclic Carbene, Sulfinate, and Photoredox Cooperative Triple Catalysis
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c01022

Hydrogen Atom Transfer-Driven Enantioselective Minisci Reaction of Amides
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c01556

Tunable Methacrylamides for Covalent Ligand Directed Release Chemistry
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c10644


Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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Spatially Resolved Mass Spectrometry at the Single Cell: Recent Innovations in Proteomics and Metabolomics
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00439

New Peak Detection Performance Metrics from the MAM Consortium Interlaboratory Study
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00415

Editorial: Focus on Ionization Technologies Used in MS: Fundamentals and Applications, Honoring Dr. Sarah Trimpin, Recipient of the 2019 ASMS Biemann Medal
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00030

Epitope and Paratope Mapping by HDX-MS Combined with SPR Elucidates the Difference in Bactericidal Activity of Two Anti-NadA Monoclonal Antibodies
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This article is part of the Focus: Protein Footprinting special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00431

Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis Mass Spectrometry of ESKAPE Pathogens
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This article is part of the Focus: Top-down Proteomics: Technology Advances and Biomedical Applications special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00466


Langmuir

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Impact of Geometrical Disorder on Phase Equilibria of Fluids and Solids Confined in Mesoporous Materials
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03047

Droplet-Based Membranous Soft Materials
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03289

Liquid Crystals in Curved Confined Geometries: Microfluidics Bring New Capabilities for Photonic Applications and Beyond
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Copper Oxide Microtufts on Natural Fractals for Efficient Water Harvesting
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03497

Macroscopic and Microscopic Wettability of Graphene
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02817


Macromolecules

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Deuteration and Polymers: Rich History with Great Potential
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02284

Protein-Mimetic Self-Assembly with Synthetic Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02826

Solvent Selectivity Governs the Emergence of Temperature Responsiveness in Block Copolymer Self-Assembly
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02759

Triethylborane-Assisted Synthesis of Random and Block Poly(ester-carbonate)s through One-Pot Terpolymerization of Epoxides, CO2, and Cyclic Anhydrides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02825

A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Polymer Matrix-Mediated Stress Transfer in a Cellulose Nanocomposite
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02305


Molecular Pharmaceutics

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Celebrating Women in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01197

Influence of Proteome Profiles and Intracellular Drug Exposure on Differences in CYP Activity in Donor-Matched Human Liver Microsomes and Hepatocytes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00053

Physiologically Based Biopharmaceutics Modeling of Regional and Colon Absorption in Dogs
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01201

Advances in the Design of (Nano)Formulations for Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides and Small Interfering RNA: Focus on the Central Nervous System
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01238

Adsorption and Aggregation of Monoclonal Antibodies at Silicone Oil–Water Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01113


Nano Letters

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Light-Activated Hypoxia-Sensitive Covalent Organic Framework for Tandem-Responsive Drug Delivery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00488

A Modular, Dynamic, DNA-Based Platform for Regulating Cargo Distribution and Transport between Lipid Domains
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04867

Printing Porous Carbon Aerogels for Low Temperature Supercapacitors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04780

Topology-Changing Broadband Metamaterials Enabled by Closable Nanotrenches
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00025

In Situ Anchoring Polymetallic Phosphide Nanoparticles within Porous Prussian Blue Analogue Nanocages for Boosting Oxygen Evolution Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00179


Organic Letters

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Straightforward Access to Thiocyanates via Dealkylative Cyanation of Sulfoxides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00460

Direct Arylation of Azoles Enabled by Pd/Cu Dual Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00100

Decatungstate as Direct Hydrogen Atom Transfer Photocatalyst for SOMOphilic Alkynylation
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00381

Reductive Alkylation of Quinolines to N-Alkyl Tetrahydroquinolines Catalyzed by Arylboronic Acid
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00302

Gram-Scale, Seven-Step Total Synthesis of (−)-Colchicine
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00638


Organic Process Research & Development

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Integrated Continuous Pharmaceutical Technologies—A Review
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00504

Exploring the Role of Anti-solvent Effects during Washing on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Purity
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00005

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00070

Rhodium-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of a Tetrasubstituted Enamine
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00007

Update to Editorial “Gender Diversity in Process Chemistry”
This article is part of the Celebrating Women in Process Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00471


Organometallics

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A Tutorial on Selectivity Determination in C(sp2)–H Oxidative Addition of Arenes by Transition Metal Complexes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00030

16-Electron Nickel(0)-Olefin Complexes in Low-Temperature C(sp2)–C(sp3) Kumada Cross-Couplings
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This article is part of the Organometallic Solutions to Challenges in Cross-Coupling special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00775

A Mild One-Pot Reduction of Phosphine(V) Oxides Affording Phosphines(III) and Their Metal Catalysts
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00788

Manganese-Mediated C–C Bond Formation: Alkoxycarbonylation of Organoboranes
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00781

Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkenes and Alkynes by a Cobalt Pincer Complex: Evidence of Roles for Both Co(I) and Co(II)
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One-Pot Synthesis of N-Iodo Sulfoximines from Sulfides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c00292

Amide/Ester Cross-Coupling via C–N/C–H Bond Cleavage: Synthesis of β-Ketoesters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02868

Rate and Yield Enhancements in Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions via Mechanochemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02996

Fluorescent Molecular Cages with Sucrose and Cyclotriveratrylene Units for the Selective Recognition of Choline and Acetylcholine
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c00019

Hydroboration Reaction and Mechanism of Carboxylic Acids using NaNH2(BH3)2, a Hydroboration Reagent with Reducing Capability between NaBH4 and LiAlH4
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Aromatics and Cyclic Molecules in Molecular Clouds: A New Dimension of Interstellar Organic Chemistry
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Shining New Light on the Kinetics of Water Uptake by Organic Aerosol Particles
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c00202

Autobiography of Josef Michl
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c01405

Evolving Sections of The Journal of Physical Chemistry to Reflect an Ever-Changing Field
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c01038

Efficient Quantum Chemical Calculation of Structure Ensembles and Free Energies for Nonrigid Molecules
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Modern Kinetics and Mechanism of Protein Folding: A Retrospective
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This article is part of the Dave Thirumalai Festschrift virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c00206

Biomolecular Condensates: Sequence Determinants of Phase Separation, Microstructural Organization, Enzymatic Activity, and Material Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c11606

Temperature-Responsive Peptide–Nucleotide Coacervates
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This article is part of the Liquid−Liquid Phase Separation virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c10839

An Active Site Inhibitor Induces Conformational Penalties for ACE2 Recognition by the Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c11321

Cavitand Complexes in Aqueous Solution: Collaborative Experimental and Computational Studies of the Wetting, Assembly, and Function of Nanoscopic Bowls in Water
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Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Electronic Structures of Lanthanide Indium Perovskites LnInO3
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11592

Autobiography of Emily A. Carter
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10436

Direct Probing of Gap States and Their Passivation in Halide Perovskites by High-Sensitivity, Variable Energy Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy
This article is part of the D. D. Sarma Festschrift virtual special issue.
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11627

MoS2 and WS2 Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structural Elucidation, and Optical Characterization
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Femtosecond Charge Density Modulations in Photoexcited CuWO4
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DeepBAR: A Fast and Exact Method for Binding Free Energy Computation
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Hybrid Perovskite at Full Tilt: Structure and Symmetry Relations of the Incommensurately Modulated Phase of Methylammonium Lead Bromide, MAPbBr3
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Quantum Algorithm for the Direct Calculations of Vertical Ionization Energies
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00283

Molecular Origin of the Asymmetric Photoluminescence Spectra of CsPbBr3 at Low Temperature
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00263

One Plus One Makes Three: Triangular Coupling of Correlated Amino Acid Mutations
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00380

Announcing the Recipient of the 2021 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award

Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering are proud to announce that Dr. Chunying Chen is the winner of the 2021 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. This award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has made a major impact working at the interface between the biological and human-made worlds.

Dr. Chunying Chen will join a prestigious class of past recipients, including Jason S. Lewis, Heather D. Maynard, Wolfgang J. Parak, Matthew B. Francis, and Xiaoyuan Chen.

Chunying Chen received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1991 and obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China in 1996. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the CAS Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analytical Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1996 to 1998. She has been the Professor and a Group Leader of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China since 2006. She was elected as a General Secretary of the Asian Society of Toxicology in 2018. She is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, starting in 2021, and the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016.

Dr. Chen is one of the earliest researchers worldwide in nano-bioanalysis, nanosafety, and biomedical applications. She has made a pioneering contribution and wide collaboration in fundamental research, focusing on the nano-bio interface for understanding the biomedical activities of nanomaterials and developing a new strategy to enhance nanomaterial-mediated theranostic applications, like malignant tumors and vaccine nanoadjuvants. She was recognized on the Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers list for the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2014, 2017, and 2018. She has published six books and has been granted over 30 patents.

What does receiving this award mean to you?

It is an honor and encouragement for me. I really appreciate ACS recognition but I know that I am nothing without a team. Thus, this award is not to me only, but it’s to each of our team members, my former students, and my collaborators. Thanks for all their great contributions.

How did you first become interested in researching bioconjugate chemistry, in particular nanoparticle–protein interactions?

In 2011, we first discovered that carbon nanotubes can quickly adsorb various proteins in the blood and impact the protein structures in the circulation system, thereby reducing the biological toxicity of carbon nanotubes. At that time, few people paid attention to this field. In recent years, more scientists in the nanotechnology field have realized the importance of the nano-protein interface. It’s a good trend that more studies have focused on the development of ultimate solutions to solve this basic scientific challenge.

How would you describe your research to someone working outside the field?

The nanoscale materials have unique physiochemical properties compared to the bulk materials and have been widely applied in thousands of products in our daily life, including health, medicine, food, cosmetics, etc. Our researches try to figure out how the nanomaterials interact with the biosystems and whether these interactions induced effects are safe for human health. These researches will give proper guidance to government, industry, and consumers on how to better use nanomaterials in the near future.

What are you working on currently?

Currently, we are working on revealing the influence of the nanoparticle-protein interaction on the in vivo fate of nanoparticles. We have proposed a strategy by integrating multidisciplinary state-of-the-art techniques, such as in-situ characterization of the protein corona, metabolic analysis methods, proteomics, and molecular dynamics simulation, to study the whole in vivo metabolism and chemical transformation of nanomaterials. It is firstly reported the unique protein corona-bridged transport–transformation–bioavailability chain of nanomaterials and proved the process and mechanism of the bioavailability of nanomaterials bearing essential trace elements.

What do you think is the biggest challenge currently in your area of research?

The biggest challenge currently in nano-bio interface is lack of the advanced, accurate and in situ techniques for a deep understanding of the important nano-bio interfaces that occurred in complicated biological systems.

What advances do you hope to see in your field over the next decade?

I hope the deep understanding of the nano-bio interactions along the entire pathway of nanomaterials in vivo can be implemented. And safe-by-design approaches for nanomaterial development and innovation enable more and more theranostic applications transferring to clinical applications in the future, like malignant tumors and vaccine nanoadjuvants.

Get Advice on Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Lab

Everyone deserves to come to work as their full and authentic selves. But there are structural reasons why LGBTQ+ have historically be reluctant to do this. While many workplaces have updated their official policies to prevent LGBTQ+ discrimination, there is still work to be done to create a workplace culture where everyone feels comfortable and can do their best work. Luckily, that’s a problem everyone can help tackle in their own workplaces. As part of the “Changing the Culture of Chemistry” webinar series, a panel of distinguished chemists got together to discuss ways organizations can be more welcoming to LGBTQ+ professionals.

Watch an on-demand presentation of the webinar:

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

  • Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University, and Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, who talked about her journey and importance of mentorship for the next generation.
  • Dr. Ronald E. Hunter, Jr. of Mérieux NutriSciences, who talked about the characteristics of a welcoming organization.
  • Professor Nancy S.B. Williams of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges

The session closed with a question-and-answer session moderated by Megan White, and ACS Senior Product Development Analyst, where all three panelists were able to share more insights and advice.

Meet the 2020 & 2021 ACS Catalysis Lectureships for the Advancement of Catalytic Science Winners

Founded in 2012 by ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology, the annual ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science award recognizes significant contributions within the last seven years by an individual or a team of researchers to the understanding and/or practice of catalysis.

Since 2018, the Lectureship has been awarded annually on a rotating cycle recognizing researchers in three traditional subdisciplines of catalysis:

  • Homogeneous or molecular catalysis, 2020
  • Biocatalysis and enzymology, 2021
  • Heterogeneous catalysis, 2022

I recently sat down with our two most recent award recipients, Professor Stahl and Professor Ward. Read the interviews below.

2020 Recipient for Homogeneous Catalysis: Professor Shannon S. Stahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Although copper-catalyzed methods are notoriously difficult to study, your group performed detailed studies of these processes, which led to new mechanistic insights.  Those insights led to major catalyst improvements including the ability to oxidize key functional groups (e.g., alcohols, amines, and hydrocarbons) and eventually to one of the most sought-after reactions in catalysis ― the ability to catalyze amide bond formation with dioxygen as the only reagent and water as the only by-product. Tell us about the importance of these copper-catalyzed reactions.

Redox reactions in organic chemistry commonly involve the addition or removal of an equivalent of hydrogen (H2). The copper nitroxyl reactions you mention are remarkable because of the ease with which they remove two protons and two electrons from an alcohol. The reactions feature a unique cooperative mechanism that involves both the copper and nitroxyl working together as one-electron oxidants to achieve the net to electron process. The low kinetic barrier involved in this reaction not only allows alcohols to be converted into aldehydes and ketones but also provides the basis for oxidative coupling reactions in which an aldehyde intermediate reacts with a nucleophile before undergoing a second dehydrogenation step. The latter reactivity provides the basis for the amide coupling reactions you mention, In addition to oxidative coupling reactions to form heterocycles.

What is your group working on now?

In general, my group and I are fascinated by redox reactions of many types. We are especially interested in reactions that involve two coupled half reactions. Redox reactions of this type are associated with enzymes (oxidases) as well as homogeneous catalytic reactions, such as palladium and copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidations – including the copper/nitroxyl reactions noted in your previous question. Increasingly, we are exploring other catalytic processes that involve coupled redox half-reactions, including reactions that use heterogeneous catalysts and those involved in electrochemical energy conversion and electrosynthesis. We are intrigued by the mechanistic similarities and differences involved in these different domains of catalysis. In most cases, the net result is the same – removing or adding two protons and two electrons – but the details matter. We are especially motivated to elucidate unifying principles that could guide the development of new catalysts that could lead to practical applications.

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

Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen considerable growth in the ability of catalysis researchers to migrate between conventional subdomains of our field, including biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and electrocatalysis. One can expect that continued evolution in this direction will lead to a merging of the language that we use and experimental techniques that we are comfortable with. The sharing of concepts and ideas across these historically segregated subdisciplines should lead to considerable advances, both in the fundamental understanding of catalysis and practical applications.

As a young person, did you envision yourself becoming a chemist, or did you have other aspirations?  What ultimately drew you to the study of chemistry, and eventually to homogeneous catalysis?

I was pretty naïve as a “young person” and it would be difficult to say that I had “aspirations of becoming a chemist.” My path is the convolution of my intrinsic interests in math and science, together with the impact of many influential people. The journey was not a linear one. My parents did not have college degrees, but they valued education. I went to college just “to get a job”, but I was fortunate to have the freedom to explore my interests along the way. After following my interests for a number of years, I found myself in a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin doing what I love. This was not a premeditated or aspirational journey.

As you look back on your research career so far, are there key events or milestones that stand out as particularly meaningful in your mind?

The milestones in my career are mostly related to the people who influenced my journey along the way, starting with my high school chemistry teachers and an influential classmate who had common interests. But, there were so many other positive influences, mentors, and role models. I can still remember the conversation with my graduate advisor and mention that I could consider a career in academics. As I mentioned, I was rather naïve, and the thought of an academic career had never crossed my mind.

What have you found to be important in training the next generation of chemists?

I wish I had a level of self-awareness that could respond meaningfully to this question. I love what I do, and my hope is to share this enjoyment of learning and discovery with the next generation. I have been fortunate to have the chance to work alongside so many outstanding students and postdocs who seem to resonate with this approach.

Who will be speaking in your award symposium at the Fall ACS Atlanta meeting?

The symposium will include former students and postdocs, colleagues, and collaborators. Unfortunately, it was possible to include only a subset of the individuals that have had a major influence on me and our catalysis research.

Why do you choose to regularly publish your research in ACS Catalysis?

The journal does an amazing job of representing the breadth and quality of the field of catalysis across all subdisciplines. It reaches the audience I am trying to reach with much of the work we do in my group.

Congratulations once again on your receipt of the 2020 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science!

Keep up with Professor Stahl on the web and via Twitter.

2021 Recipient for Biocatalysis: Professor Thomas R. Ward, University of Basel

A key theme in your research has been the cross-disciplinary approach of using chemistry, biology, and engineering to develop artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) for organic synthesis both in vitro and in vivo.  Tell us about the importance of this strategy, and important applications, especially new methods that are uniquely enabled by ArMs.  

Gerald Joyce (Salk) likes to define biology as “chemistry with a memory.” Artificial metalloenzymes enable us to endow organometallic catalysts with a genetic (and evolvable) memory. In my opinion, this is an untapped asset that opens fascinating perspectives in synthetic biology: the artificial cofactor can be viewed as a vitamin that adds new (vital) functions to a cell/organism. We are working on medical applications of this concept.

What is your group working on now?

My group continues work on artificial metalloenzymes with a focus on applications in synthetic biology: bring new-to-nature chemistry to a cellular environment. To achieve this, our main foci include: a) earth-abundant cofactors, b) engineered protein scaffolds, c) microfluidic screening, and d) reaction cascades.

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

I would be delighted to see the artificial metalloenzyme community grow and move towards large-scale applications to address unmet synthetic challenges. For this, we need more organic chemists aware of the challenges and limitations of both homogeneous- and enzymatic catalysis. I feel that the community is competitive, fair, and supportive: there is plenty of room for everyone to work on important projects without unhealthy competition.

As a young person, did you envision yourself becoming a chemist, or did you have other aspirations?  What ultimately drew you to the study of chemistry, and eventually to biocatalysis and enzymology?

Becoming a chemist was clearly “not an option” for me as a kid. My father was a chemist! However, as the last child of a family of six, it was important for me not to “copy my siblings.” I eventually ended up as a biochemistry major. In my third year at university, I switched my major to chemistry, fascinated by catalysis ― the miracle of consumption and regeneration! I moved from ligand design and optimization to proteins as hosts for organometallic catalysts. I saw a unique opportunity to develop new concepts in catalysis. I am delighted to see that the field has gained momentum.

As you look back on your research career so far, are there key events or milestones that stand out as particularly meaningful in your mind? 

Upon returning from my postdoc with Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University), I started my independent career in Switzerland. Professor André Merbach at the University of Lausanne advised me: “The future is bio-inorganic chemistry”. My first three Ph.D. students focused on various, rather unrelated projects: metal-based chirality in catalysis, siderophores, and supramolecular devices. I met the late Professor François Diederich who had heard me give a talk. He warned me, “Tom, you need to focus!”

This statement coincided with me accidentally stumbling on Whiteside’s 1978 paper (Conversion of a protein to a homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation catalyst by site-specific modification with a diphosphinerhodium(I) moiety, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1978, 100, 306). I immediately realized that this paper could form the basis of an innovative research program. I was willing to invest all my energy into this endeavor. Looking back, it combined the “bio-inorganic” and the aforementioned “focus” advice.

What have you found to be important in training the next generation of chemists?

I like to work outside of my comfort zone. This forces me to rely on my coworkers to educate me. I feel that this is very gratifying for them. In my opinion, the most important trait of a good researcher is their creativity. I try my best to nurture my coworkers’ creativity.

Who will be speaking in your award symposium at the Fall ACS Atlanta meeting?

I am delighted that all speakers that I have contacted agreed to speak at the award symposium, hopefully in-person. In my opinion, each one of them stands out for their creativity in their respective fields. In addition, they are highly inspiring speakers. These include: Andy Borovik (UC Irvine), Rebecca Buller (ZHAW), John Hartwig (Berkeley), Todd Hyster (Cornell), Akif Tezcan (UC San Diego), and Nick Turner (Manchester).

Why do you choose to regularly publish your research in ACS Catalysis?

ACS Catalysis is a superb journal: excellent research, high visibility, quick turn-around, and expert editorial and refereeing process.

Congratulations once again on your receipt of the 2021 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science!

Keep up with Professor Ward on the web and via Twitter.

Nominations for the 2022 ACS Catalysis award will open later this summer, ~August 2021, with a focus placed on heterogeneous catalysis in the upcoming cycle. Nominations will be due in early November 2021. All queries about the award may be emailed to Award.ACSCatalysis@acs.org.

Past ACS Catalysis Lectureship Winners:

 

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

The ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry recognize outstanding young investigators in the infectious diseases field who are within ten years of their last training experience or at the Assistant Professor level. The 2021 awardees are:

  • Eszter Boros: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stonybrook University
  • David Olagnier: Associate Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University
  • Sloan Siegrist: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts

As winners of the awards,  they will each receive a plaque, an award of $1,000, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement to attend the fall 2021 ACS Fall National Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, where they will present at an ACS Division of Biological Chemistry symposium in their honor.

Read on to find out more about our 2021 awardees!

Eszter Boros

What does winning this award mean to you?

I am extremely humbled and honored to have been selected for this award. Infectious disease research is a brand new effort in my lab, and it is wonderful to be recognized for our growing contributions to the field.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone just entering the field?

Do not be afraid to ask for help when you hit roadblocks. Asking other labs for help has resulted in exciting collaborations and excellent learning experiences for all participating parties for principal investigators and trainees alike.

Where do you hope to see your career 10 years from now?

In 10 years from now, I hope that my lab will be able to celebrate the translation of at least one of our compounds into humans.

David Olagnier

What does winning this award mean to you?

It is safe to say that I am extremely happy, but it is hard to put into words what winning this award means to me. More than anything, it is an incredible honor to be recognized and acknowledged for the contributions I have made in the infectious diseases field in the past decade. When I think of the young and promising researchers who have been previously recognized for this award – I feel incredibly humbled to now be standing alongside them. It is really special to be acknowledged for the long hours and hard work I have put in to make my research stand and to see where it is today. Winning this award also means more visibility and a larger reach for my research. It is one thing for me to know how strong my research is; it is another for my scientific peers to feel the same towards it too.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone just entering the field?

I would certainly start by saying that becoming successful in science is not easy and that this success relies on multiple factors that are, unfortunately, not always all dependent on you. My three main pieces of advice would be: determination, commitment, and optimism.  Determination and commitment are the key features for a young researcher. One should be determined and never give up. Also, without commitment, nothing can happen. Optimism is all about maintaining a positive thinking spirit. Experiments will very often fail, and you will make mistakes, but you will have to learn from them, and this will be a way for you to progress. Accepting and benefiting from criticisms will also help you to grow up as a starting scientist. Finally, savor your successes! They will be more limited than your failures, so enjoy them as much as possible.

Where do you hope to see your career 10 years from now?

I like challenging myself and advancing on a personal level; furthermore, I have a keen interest in discovery. That is what attracted me to research, to begin with. Research always forces you to apprehend things from a different angle. My current research focuses on the use of viruses that possess the capacity to specifically target and kill cancer cells. I have always had this motivation to make discoveries that will ultimately have a direct impact on cancer afflicted individuals. Since the antitumor activity of oncolytic viruses is complex and involves a broad activation of antitumor effector mechanisms, they can be viewed as superior compared to small molecule therapies that only target a single mechanism. In 10 years from now, I wish my lab will be internationally recognized for our discoveries on the topic. Most importantly, I hope that from our fundamental discoveries on the cell biology of hard-to-treat cancer cells, we will have genetically engineered novel recombinant viruses, which will be tested in the clinics as more precise anticancer therapies in patients.

Sloan Siegrist

What does winning this award mean to you?

It’s an unexpected honor after a difficult year. I’m very grateful for the mentors, students, postdocs, research fellows, collaborators, and colleagues who took a chance on me. Came for the science, stayed for the people!

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone just entering the field?

Sometimes it’s good to feel dumb. It means you’re stretching yourself. My postdoc was a big leap because my chemistry background wasn’t very strong. I felt dumb for at least a year. So I borrowed notes from an undergraduate in the lab who was taking introductory organic chemistry; I audited a chemical biology class; I asked my new chemist friends lots of naive questions. Gradually I start to find my niche. I still needed hand-holding for any kind of chemical synthesis, but I could give that same hand-holder advice on what features his/her new probe should have in order to be useful to a biologist. Now I have a skill set that spans microbiology and chemical biology. If you regularly seek out situations that are intellectually uncomfortable, you’ll start having ideas that others don’t, simply because you’re willing to put yourself out there.

Where do you hope to see your career 10 years from now?

My undergraduate work was in public health, my graduate work was in microbiology, and my postdoc work was in chemistry. In my independent career, I’ve worked at the interface of two of these disciplines, using chemical tools to understand the fundamentals of the mycobacterial cell envelope. Going forward, I’d like to get back to my early interest in public health and apply our methods and envelope-related knowledge to more translational goals. For example, we have emerging programs in diagnostics and in adjuvants and are trying to commercialize a new assay. I’m really excited about the idea of working on basic and applied questions that are interrelated.

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Special Issue—Lignin as a Renewable Substrate for Polymers: From Molecular Understanding and Isolation to Targeted Applications

Lignocellulosic biomass is a substrate with great potential as a renewable replacement for fossil-based building blocks in polymer and material synthesis. In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in the production of research papers related to these efforts. Furthermore, the strategic targets set by several nations to be bio-based economies, and motivated to some extent by the climate mitigation goals set by the UN, lend credit to the urgency of the implementation phase.

In this virtual special issue (VSI) of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, multidisciplinary research related to lignin is reported and includes the areas of lignin biosynthesis and polymerization, lignin characterization, lignin refining/biorefining to obtain building blocks for polymers, and polymer and material systems based on lignin. Highlights of the research papers are presented below.

Adapted from the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Editorial by Guest Editors Martin Lawoko, Lars Berglund, and Mats Johansson.

Read more in the issue’s editorial.

Featured Articles:

Deciphering the Unique Structure and Acylation Pattern of Posidonia oceanica Lignin
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 33, 12521–12533
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03502
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Enrichment and Identification of Lignin–Carbohydrate Complexes in Softwood Extract
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 31, 11795–11804
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03988
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New Structures in Eucalyptus Kraft Lignin with Complex Mechanistic Implications
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 29, 10983–10994
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03776
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Coupling and Reactions of Lignols and New Lignin Monomers: A Density Functional Theory Study
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 30, 11033–11045
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02880
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Fluorescence Labeling of Technical Lignin for the Study of Phenolic Group Distribution as a Function of the Molecular Weight
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 22, 8279–8287
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01571
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Mesoporous Carbon Microfibers for Electroactive Materials Derived from Lignocellulose Nanofibrils
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 23, 8549–8561
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00764
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Lignin Monomers from beyond the Canonical Monolignol Biosynthetic Pathway: Another Brick in the Wall
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 13, 4997–5012
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01109
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Determining the Genetic Regulation and Coordination of Lignification in Stem Tissues of Arabidopsis Using Semiquantitative Raman Microspectroscopy
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 12, 4900–4909
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00194
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Agglomeration of Viruses by Cationic Lignin Particles for Facilitated Water Purification
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 10, 4167–4177
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06915
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Lignin-First Integrated Hydrothermal Treatment (HTT) and Synthesis of Low-Cost Biorefinery Particles
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 2, 1230–1239
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06511
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Aromatics from Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Platform for High-Performance Thermosets
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 40, 15072–15096
DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04817
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Direct Quantification of Lignin in Liquors by High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography-Densitometry and Multivariate Calibration
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 45, 16766–16774
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03950
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High Value Use of Technical Lignin. Fractionated Lignin Enables Facile Synthesis of Microcapsules with Various Shapes: Hemisphere, Bowl, Mini-tablets, or Spheres with Single Holes
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 35, 13282–13291
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03521
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Aldehyde-Assisted Fractionation Enhances Lignin Valorization in Endocarp Waste Biomass
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 45, 16737–16745
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03360
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Production of p-Coumaric Acid from Corn GVL-Lignin
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 47, 17427–17438
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c05651
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Effect of Sulfonation Level on Lignin/Carbon Composite Electrodes for Large-Scale Organic Batteries
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 49, 17933–17944
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c05397
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Exploring the Effects of Different Cross-Linkers on Lignin-Based Thermoset Properties and Morphologies
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 4, 1692–1702
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07580
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Materials Based on Technical Bulk Lignin
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 4, 1477–1493
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08882
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Coupling of Flavonoid Initiation Sites with Monolignols Studied by Density Functional Theory
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 4, 1518–1528
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04240
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Degradation Behavior of Biobased Epoxy Resins in Mild Acidic Media
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 1, 438–447
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07621
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New Mechanistic Insights into the Lignin β-O-4 Linkage Acidolysis with Ethylene Glycol Stabilization Aided by Multilevel Computational Chemistry
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 5, 2388–2399
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08901
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An Electrocatalytic Strategy for C–C Bond Cleavage in Lignin Model Compounds and Lignin under Ambient Conditions
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 4, 1932–1940
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08612
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Fractionation and Characterization of Glycol Lignins by Stepwise-pH Precipitation of Japanese Cedar/Poly(ethylene glycol) Solvolysis Liquor
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 2, 756–764
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06892
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Refining the Properties of Softwood Kraft Lignin with Acetone: Effect of Solvent Fractionation on the Thermomechanical Behavior of Electrospun Fibers
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 1, 458–470
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07634
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New Insight into the Surface Structure of Lignin Nanoparticles Revealed by 1H Liquid-State NMR Spectroscopy
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 36, 13805–13812
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c05119
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Biobased Resins Using Lignin and Glyoxal
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 51, 18789–18809
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07227
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Biobased Resins Using Lignin and Glyoxal
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 51, 18789–18809
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07227
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Perspective on Technical Lignin Fractionation
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 22, 8086–8101
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01348

Get to Know ACS Measurement Science Au’s Shelley Minteer

ACS Measurement Science Au launched in January 2021. This broad-scope open access journal provides measurement scientists and analytical chemists with a high-quality outlet for their research if they want to publish open access or if their funder requires them to do so.

Professor Shelley Minteer from The University of Utah is the journal’s Deputy Editor (and also Editor-in-Chief for the entire ACS Au portfolio of open access journals). In this interview, she reveals more about herself, offers her top tips for developing a research career, and shares what her superpower would be.

So, Shelley – what drew you to measurement science?

My Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis classes in college. I really enjoyed learning about the different instrumental techniques and applying that knowledge to troubleshooting in the lab each week. I went to graduate school knowing that I wanted to be an analytical chemist, but thinking that separations was going to be “my area” until I took Johna Leddy’s electrochemistry course and realized my passion for electrochemistry.

What were the biggest challenges for you in developing a research career?

I started my career wanting to develop a research program in spectroelectrochemistry, but some things are not meant to be. As a first-year assistant professor, I spent a great deal of time navigating the purchasing process for an EPR and it was delivered about midway through my second year as an assistant professor and the delivery crew dropped it off of the back of the truck and it rolled around on the cement loading/unloading area. Needless to say, that is not a good situation for an EPR. I remember going home that night and thinking that I would never get tenure, but I put my effort and my students’ efforts into a side project on bioelectrochemistry in the lab and the rest is history.

Do you have any tips for aspiring researchers to help them develop their careers?

Prioritize!!!! We only have so much time, so focus on the things that really matter.

What does open science mean for you as a researcher?

To me, open access is just one part of open science. For the advancement of science, we want all scientific advances to be available to all scientists (and non-scientists who are interested) to learn from, so publishing open access is important, but for the future of science (especially machine learning), we also want the data to be available, so I think open science is really making everything a scientist would be interested in available to all scientists to read and use

As the Deputy Editor of ACS Measurement Science Au, what are you looking for in a paper?

We are looking for the best papers in any area of chemical measurement science from spectroscopy to separations to imaging and electrochemistry. This includes the measurement methods, but also sampling and data analysis.

Finally, if we could grant you one superpower: what would it be, and why?

Teleportation. My favorite part of COVID is not going to the airport and not climbing on airplanes, so if I could just teleport around the world, it would be great.

ACS Measurement Science Au is ready to receive your research. It will be subject to the same robust, fair, and efficient peer review of all ACS journals to ensure it promotes science that truly advances measurement science and analytical chemistry. And open access brings the main benefit that all interested readers have instant access, meaning your work can make more of an impact, quicker.

Learn More about ACS Measurement Science Au.

 

 

10 Things Everyone Can Do to Support Women Scientists

A recent Virtual Issue published by Molecular Pharmaceutics highlights the work of some of the journal’s most creative and successful woman pharmaceutical scientists across academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The articles were selected by the journal Editors and they provide a cross-section of the many challenging research areas being tackled by women in the pharmaceutical sciences. In an accompanying editorial, they summarize these contributions and provide some thoughts on how the pharmaceutical science community can support and promote their women colleagues.

Here are 10 things everyone can do to support women scientists:

  1. Women scientists need allies and coaches, and these need to come from the entire scientific cohort, both men and women.
  2. Nominate women for awards. Perhaps make it a yearly resolution to nominate a minimum of 3 women for an award, including graduate students, postdoctoral associates, faculty and work colleagues, collaborators, etc.
  3. If you are organizing a session at a conference, make sure you have women on the organizing committees and invite women speakers and moderators.
  4. If you are a speaker at a conference, encourage the session organizers to invite women, especially if they are under-represented within the session. Consider refusing to speak if women are not adequately represented at a session.
  5. Mentor women scientists. The support provided by mentorship is essential to help women scientists achieve their full potential.
  6. Ensure that there is gender balance on important decision-making committees and panels (hiring, promotion, proposal review, financial allocation, etc.), but do not overburden women with low-importance service committees.
  7. Be an active bystander: call out people in meetings who interrupt or talk over women, and intervene if women presenters face aggressive and dismissive questioning at conferences. Do not allow the voices and suggestions of women to be ignored in meetings.
  8. Promote the work of women scientists by citing their papers, talking about their work, and inviting them to give presentations.
  9. Recognize that you may be subject to implicit bias and take steps to counteract it. Implicit bias against women is an issue for both women and men and leads to subtle acts of discrimination such as less enthusiastic letters of recommendation relative to counterparts who are men or the automatic assumption that the man in the room is the senior person.
  10. Nominate women for leadership positions including within the workplace, in professional organizations, and for editorial roles.

Connect with ACS Chemical Health & Safety EIC Mary Beth Mulcahy

ACS Chemical Health & Safety is proud to sponsor the 2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety. Securing the Future through Chemical Engineering & Process Safety Innovations, the AIChE Spring Meeting is a key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers.

ACS Chemical Health & Safety is a global platform for ensuring that the chemical enterprise receives access to new safety research works, information, regulatory updates, effective chemical hygiene practices, and hazard assessment tools. The journal maintains that good science is safe science – from concept to execution.

Join ACS Chemical Health & Safety on Thursday, April 22nd at 12:00 PM Central Time (CT) for a sponsored networking session titled “Chemical Security: Protecting Chemicals from People.” Chemical safety aims to prevent an accidental release of hazardous materials or energy, while chemical security addresses the prevention and control of threats that have the potential to result in unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, diversion, or intentional release of hazardous materials or energy. Stated simply: Chemical safety aims to protect people from chemicals, while chemical security aims to protect chemicals from people. In this presentation, Mary Beth Mulcahy, former U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigator and current Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Health & Safety will discuss her cross over from chemical safety at the CSB to chemical security at Sandia National Laboratories through a brief introduction to chemical weapons and basic chemical security concepts.

Register to attend the sponsored networking session now.

ACS Takes Action to Address the Threat Posed by “Paper Mills”

In recent months, the scholarly publishing community has witnessed a large-scale and nefarious manipulation of the publication process via paper mills. A paper mill is an organization—often defined as unofficial, profit-driven, and unethical in nature—that creates and sells fraudulent manuscripts to researchers; these manufactured manuscripts are submitted to a journal for a fee in an effort to gain “easy publication” on behalf of the researcher. This misconduct threatens the integrity of our long-established research ecosystem and represents a gross violation of publishing ethics.

Like many of our fellow publishers around the world, ACS Publications has been threatened by this fraudulent practice.

We are committed to protecting the integrity of scholarly publishing. Therefore, we are engaging in an in-depth investigation to identify all papermill articles published across our portfolio of journals. Once we are satisfied with this investigation, we will issue retractions and corrections as necessary. In addition, we are committed to ensuring that we review our screening services. We continue to train our editors and editorial staff to identify these fraudulent manuscripts. We are working on our own technology systems, and platforms focused on screening for such manipulation.

It is our practice to be transparent in these efforts, and while this investigation is ongoing, we will provide updates on this matter as they become available. Above all else, we are dedicated to combatting this threat to the integrity of the scholarly record.