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Learning to Create Effective Patents: A New ACS Guide Chapter

Patents can be powerful tools, yet any scientist who has experience with them knows how difficult patents can be to create. A patent’s legal requirements, detailed descriptions, claims, and drawing sections can present a daunting challenge for those used to communicating their work through research articles.

Creating Effective Patents is the most recent chapter published in the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication. This chapter serves as a useful starting point for scientists and inventors with patentable ideas, demystifying the process through relevant real-world examples, definitions, infographics, and links to useful resources.

I would recommend this to new inventors, to entrepreneurs, and those that are curious about patents and how they work.—Susan K. Cardinal

Authored by Xavier Pillai, J.D., Ph.D., an experienced scientist, patent attorney, and inventor, the chapter offers readers an introduction into the complex world of patents, whether they are interested in searching, reading, or getting started with writing one of their own.

The new chapter provides useful information on the following topics:

  • The various types of patents and their uses.
  • Guidance for searching through patent literature.
  • Helpful insights and best practices for writing and filing patent applications.
  • Effective techniques for communicating with patent offices.
  • Rights and obligations of inventors and patent holders.

The chapter breaks down the parts of a patent document and how they are assembled, using layman’s terms to help the reader understand important legal requirements and the tools they will need to navigate the application process. Common pitfalls and useful reminders for the reader are included throughout.

The chapter also includes additional context beyond the patent application, including advice on conducting prior art searches, how applications are examined and assessed, and differences between patents in various countries around the globe.

Very helpful to young professionals starting in the patent field…a good and highly informative work. —Beatrice Ngatcha, Ph.D., J.D.

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication provides students, researchers, educators, and librarians with the instruction and advice they need to master the art of scholarly communication beyond the scientific journal. With the valuable guidance and examples provided in this newest ACS Guide chapter, readers can learn to prepare and maintain stronger patents, enhancing the value of their work and creating new opportunities for innovation.

Four Years, 9,700 Preprints, 28 Million Views and Downloads on ChemRxiv

ChemRxiv was first introduced in August 2017 as the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. Authors using ChemRxiv can submit their research findings for rapid posting on the web and sharing with scientists and colleagues before formal peer review. The first preprint submitted and posted was Excitonics: A universal set of binary gates for molecular exciton processing and signaling. This preprint went on to be peer-reviewed and published in ACS Nano.

In March 2018, the American Chemical Society, the German Chemical Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry announced a partnership to manage ChemRxiv collaboratively. In August 2019, the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan joined the partnership to broaden ChemRxiv’s thriving global presence as a preprint server driven by the chemistry research community.

ChemRxiv: Highlights from the First Four Years

Today, ChemRxiv features nearly 10,000 preprints from authors in 100 countries that have been viewed and downloaded more than 28 million times. Additionally, almost half of these preprints have been peer-reviewed and published in top journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Chemical Science, Nature, Science, and more!

Here are the 10 Most Viewed Preprints Posted to ChemRxiv:

COVID-19: Attacks the 1-Beta Chain of Hemoglobin and Captures the Porphyrin to Inhibit Human Heme Metabolism
Liu Wenzhong, Li Hualan
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Repurposing Therapeutics for COVID-19: Supercomputer-Based Docking to the SARS-CoV-2 Viral Spike Protein and Viral Spike Protein-Human ACE2 Interface
Micholas Smith, Jeremy C. Smith
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N-acetyl cysteine: A tool to perturb SARS-CoV-2 spike protein conformation
Utsab Debnath, Amrita Mitra, Varun Dewaker, Yenamandra S. Prabhakar, Raghu Tadala, Kiran Krishnan, Padmakar Wagh, Umashankar Velusamy, Chandru Subramani, Shubhra Agarwal, Sudhanshu Vrati, Aastha Baliyan, Anura V Kurpad, Parthasarathi Bhattacharyya, Amit Mandal
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The CryoEM Method MicroED as a Powerful Tool for Small Molecule Structure Determination
Christopher G. Jones, Michael W. Martynowycz, Johan Hattne, Tyler J. Fulton, Brian M. Stoltz, Jose A. Rodriguez, Hosea Nelson, Tamir Gonen
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Comparing the Respirable Aerosol Concentrations and Particle Size Distributions Generated by Singing, Speaking and Breathing
Florence K. A. Gregson, Natalie A. Watson, Christopher M. Orton, Allen E. Haddrell, Lauren P. McCarthy, Thomas J. R. Finnie, Nick Gent, Gavin C. Donaldson, Pallav L. Shah, James D.Calder, Bryan R. Bzdek, Declan Costello, Jonathan Reid
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Potential Inhibitors for Novel Coronavirus Protease Identified by Virtual Screening of 606 Million Compounds
André Fischer, Manuel Sellner, Santhosh Neranjan, Markus A. Lill, Martin Smieško
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Identification of Compounds from Nigella Sativa as New Potential Inhibitors of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19): Molecular Docking Study
Salim Bouchentouf, Noureddine Missoum
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A Single and Two-Stage, Closed-Tube, Molecular Test for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Home, Clinic, and Points of Entry
Mohamed El-Tholoth, Haim H. Bau, Jinzhao Song
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Tripartite combination of potential pandemic mitigation agents: Vitamin D, Quercetin, and Estradiol manifest properties of candidate medicinal agents for mitigation of the severity of pandemic COVID-19 defined by genomics-guided tracing of SARS-CoV-2 targets in human cells.
Gennadi Glinsky
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Whole Genome Sequence Analysis and Homology Modelling of a 3C Like Peptidase and a Non-Structural Protein 3 of the SARS-CoV-2 Shows Protein Ligand Interaction with an Aza-Peptide and a Noncovalent Lead Inhibitor with Possible Antiviral Properties
Arun Shanker, Divya Bhanu, Anjani Alluri, Samriddhi Gupta

Share your research with the global community of scientists at ChemRxiv.org

Get Up to Speed Quickly on Emerging Topics

The ACS In Focus digital books help readers of all levels accelerate their fundamental understanding of emerging topics and techniques from across the sciences. In an instructional setting, these works bridge the gap between textbooks and literature. For seasoned scientists, they satisfy the hunger for continuous growth in knowledge and capability.

ACS In Focus is a range of digital publications brought to life through videos, animations, and molecular models delivered in an e-reader that enables you to learn when it suits you, on or offline.

The ACS In Focus series is organized by and may be purchased in collections. The Inaugural Collection, comprised of 10 books, is now complete and includes titles such as Machine Learning in Chemistry and Science & Public Policy.

Future collections will be available in sets of 20 e-books. Browse the series page to view current and upcoming books, such as currently available titles from Collection 1, Astrochemistry, and Virtual Screening for Chemists.

Find out more and explore access options at the ACS Solutions Center.

 

Winners Announced for the 2020 Arthur E. Schwarting and Jack L. Beal Awards for Best Papers in the Journal of Natural Products

The Journal of Natural Products, in partnership with the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), is thrilled to announce the 2020 winners of the Arthur E. Schwarting and Jack L. Beal Awards.

This initiative was launched in 2001 by the Foundation Board of ASP to recognize some of the best work published in the Journal of Natural Products on an annual basis, in fond remembrance of two distinguished former editors of the journal.

  • The Arthur E. Schwarting Award is open to all papers published in the journal within a given year.
  • The Jack L. Beal Award is given to early-career investigators (within 12 years of receiving their Ph.D. or within 10 years of gaining their first professional appointment, such as Assistant Professor or an equivalent position in industry or government).
  • A two-tiered process is used each year to determine the winners: Journal of Natural Products Editors nominate eight papers for the awards, and the ASP President appoints an ad hoc committee to make the final selections.

2020 Jack L. Beal Award-Winning Paper

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Tryptamines Found in Hallucinogenic Mushrooms: Norbaeocystin, Baeocystin, Norpsilocin, and Aeruginascin
Alexander M. Sherwood*, Adam L. Halberstadt, Adam K. Klein, John D. McCorvy, Kristi W. Kaylo, Robert B. Kargbo, and Poncho Meisenheimer
J. Nat. Prod. 2020, 83, 2, 461–467
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b01061

Interview with Awardee Alexander Sherwood of Usona Institute:

What is the significance of the 2020 Beal Award-winning paper?
The report aimed to provide the first step toward understanding if other tryptamine natural products present in psychedelic mushrooms, apart from psilocybin and psilocin, could also possess psychoactive properties. To enable pharmacological study, we developed synthetic methods that solved a few challenges associated with isolating purified solid zwitterionic phosphorylated tryptamines. The pharmacological data indicated that while active at the serotonin-2A receptor, the tested compounds may not efficiently reach the brain to elicit a psychoactive effect. This was one of the first published works from Usona’s psychedelic research laboratory, and we are honored to see that it has brought attention and inquiry to these fascinating natural products.

What are some future directions for the research reported in the winner paper?
One area of interest is understanding the extent to which the dynamic mix of tryptamines in psychedelic mushrooms might impact potential subjective and adverse effects. Utilizing the synthesized tryptamines, experiments focused on pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and toxicology are intended to provide insight into these questions.

 What is your favorite aspect of natural products research?
Nature will always be the most innovative chemist, and many of our most elegantly designed medicines are rooted in the study of natural products.  With regard to CNS-drug design, natural products have offered countless non-intuitive molecular templates whose chemical intricacy and pharmacological precision often outshine the most advanced efforts of contemporary drug discovery.

2020 Arthur E. Schwarting Award-Winning Paper

Bioreductively Activatable Prodrug Conjugates of Combretastatin A-1 and Combretastatin A-4 as Anticancer Agents Targeted toward Tumor-Associated Hypoxia
Blake A. Winn, Laxman Devkota, Bunnarack Kuch, Matthew T. MacDonough, Tracy E. Strecker, Yifan Wang, Zhe Shi, Jeni L. Gerberich, Deboprosad Mondal, Alejandro J. Ramirez, Ernest Hamel, David J. Chaplin, Peter Davis, Ralph P. Mason, Mary Lynn Trawick*, and Kevin G. Pinney*
J. Nat. Prod. 2020, 83, 4, 937–954
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b00773

Interview with joint Awardees Kevin Pinney and Mary Lynn Trawick of Baylor University

Professor Kevin Pinney, Baylor University

What does the 2020 Schwarting Award mean to you?
We are extremely honored to have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Arthur E. Schwarting Award for our co-authored 2020 publication in the Journal of Natural Products. It is especially noteworthy that this award honors and celebrates the outstanding legacy of Professor Arthur E. Schwarting, who made life-long seminal contributions to the field of natural products research and thus significantly advanced this area of research inquiry.

While the award is presented by the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), it is shared by the American Chemical Society (ACS) through a unique partnership between the ASP and the ACS that supports the publication of the Journal of Natural Products. Thus the award also celebrates this highly productive collaboration between these two outstanding professional societies (APS and ACS). For us, the award represents a celebration of the shared efforts reflected through the invaluable contributions of the co-authors of this publication. Each of these individuals made uniquely important contributions that collectively reflect a wide range of scientific inquiry, including synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, imaging, and drug discovery and development.

What draws you to research involving natural products?
Natural products present a rich pharmacopeia of structurally diverse molecules that often demonstrate promising profiles of biological activity. Nature provides incredible chemical and biological diversity of compounds that can be used as leads for drug development. As such, natural products, along with structurally modified analogs and derivatives, continue to serve as lead therapeutic candidates in a myriad of drug discovery and development campaigns.

It is a special privilege of ours that the natural products showcased in this manuscript, combretastatin A-4 (CA4) and combretastatin A-1 (CA1), were discovered and pioneered by Professor George R. Pettit (Arizona State University), who is world-renowned as a highly prolific and influential scholar. Professor Pettit has dedicated much of his life’s work toward the eradication of cancer. His research has resulted in the discovery and advancement of many promising natural products (along with associated analogs) as potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer, and his work has inspired future generations of scientists to pursue careers that include natural products and cancer treatment as highlighted themes. It is a further honor to know Professor Robert (Bob) Pettit both as a collaborator and a friend, and we have celebrated this relationship through a tribute to Bob Pettit in this manuscript.

How did the collaboration between the Pinney and Trawick Research Groups come about?

Professor Mary Lynn Trawick, Baylor University

The collaboration between our two research groups (the Pinney Group: organic and medicinal chemistry and the Trawick Group: biochemistry and cell biology) started with research on tubulin-binding molecules as anticancer agents. This program focused on small-molecule inhibitors of tubulin polymerization with an emphasis on vascular disrupting agents (colchicine-site, tubulin-binding molecules that resulted in tumor vasculature shutdown) and involved aspects of fundamental discovery science as well as efforts towards translational development of therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. A number of molecules that emerged from our collaborative program demonstrated potent cytotoxicity against human cancer cell lines and also preliminary in vivo efficacy. Ongoing studies have focused on strategies to take advantage of the potency of these compounds while improving their selectivity for the tumor microenvironment, and in this regard, we initiated a program in collaboration with Dr. David (Dai) Chaplin (then at OXiGENE Inc.) over a decade ago on prodrugs that could be bioreductively activated in hypoxic tumors. Inspiration for these studies was fueled by the previous advancement of tirapazamine to clinical trials, along with the early pioneering work by Dr. Peter Davis related to hypoxia-activated combretastatin prodrugs, and the encouragement by Dr. Chaplin in regard to potential therapeutic translation.

What are the attributes of your 2020 Journal of Natural Products publication?
The chaotic tumor vasculature, characterized by impaired microcirculation and increased diffusional distances combined with rapid tumor growth, results in a lack of oxygen or hypoxia in many tumor cells. Hypoxia in tumors and cancer cells leads to genetic instability with increased conversion of the epithelial to a mesenchymal phenotype, promoting tumor cell proliferation, migration, and metastasis. Hypoxic tumors undergo a signaling and metabolic transformation, becoming more resistant to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In general, tumor hypoxia is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Therefore targeting hypoxic cells in tumors with potent anticancer agents offers an opportunity for enhanced selectivity with antimetastatic potential. The bioreductively activatable prodrug conjugates (BAPCs) advanced in this publication are based on the natural products CA4 and CA1, which are structurally similar with the distinction that CA1 bears an orthodihydroxy functionality in the aromatic B-ring whereas CA4 features a single phenolic moiety.

What are the next steps for this research?
Preliminary in vivo pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ralph P. Mason (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) are quite promising, but more detailed studies are required. These studies would greatly benefit from improved aqueous solubility of our bioreductive prodrugs. Enhanced targeting through cleavable protein conjugates that bind to specific cell surface tumor markers represents another priority in this work. In addition, numerous other small-molecule analogs have been designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their cytotoxicity (in our laboratories) and for their ability to function as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization through a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Ernest Hamel (National Cancer Institute), who also serves as a co-author of this publication. The most promising of these molecules will be prepared as their corresponding BAPCs for further biological evaluation.

Read the Building Chemical Bonds Virtual Issue

Two-Day Workshop Explores “Key Scientific Writing Strategies for Building a Strong Manuscript”

The Sales & Marketing team of ACS Publications India organized a two-day workshop on “Key Scientific Writing Strategies for Building a Strong Manuscript,” held August 10 and 12, 2021 from 4 P.M. to 5.30 P.M. (IST) at the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) in India. This hands-on workshop was designed to help early-career researchers to improve their writing skills to produce effective papers.

The workshop had 2 sessions, each including hands-on practice, by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Executive EditorProfessor Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr. The first session covered structure and the contents of a high-quality paper,  as well as strategies for authors to participate in scientific discourse in English, and tips for the writing of an effective abstract. The second session covered 10 tips for publishing and an analysis of abstracts submitted by the participants

The workshop got a total of 800 registrations from the targeted group of 30 NIT’s and close to 650 participated in both sessions with over 250 participants attending both sessions. As many as 60 participants submitted their abstracts to be reviewed by Professor Oliveria and a few were picked up for discussion in the session. Professor Oliveria evaluated the main strengths and weaknesses in these abstracts for the benefit of the authors and participants. All participants got the chance to have direct feedback from the speaker through the extended Q&A session on both days.

The sessions were also streamed live on Facebook. The recordings are still available.

Session 1: https://fb.watch/7pHXJxBJFF/

Session2:https://fb.watch/7pHZ6PJYLW/

The event was very well received by the participants and enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response.

 

Publishing Building Chemical Bonds: Great Mentorship in Chemical Toxicology

Chemical Research in Toxicology is proud to present the ‘Building Chemical Bonds’ series, featuring invited review articles dedicated to leaders in chemical toxicology written by their rising-star mentees and future leaders in the field. Central to these series is an interview featuring the mentor and mentee about what it means to be a mentor, valuable lessons from their mentors, and many more topics.

The first video in this series is between founding CRT Editor-in-Chief Larry Marnett and his former mentee, and current CRT Editorial Advisory Board member, Sarah Shuck. The associated publication is “DNA Adducts as Biomarkers To Predict, Prevent, and Diagnose Disease—Application of Analytical Chemistry to Clinical Investigations.

Read the “Building Chemical Bonds” Virtual Issue.

Learn More About Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect (DEIR) in the Chemistry Community

In this webinar from July 27, Dr. Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay of the American Chemical Society, Shaina Lange of ACS Publications, and Kiyomi Deards of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln discuss fostering DEIR in the librarian and chemistry communities.

Raj Mukhopadhyay covers how the American Chemical Society (ACS) is working to fully realize the DEIR in ACS’s organizational culture as well as its products, programs, and services so that everyone in the chemical enterprise can thrive.

Shaina Lange highlights DEIR initiatives currently ongoing in the ACS Publications Division, including the author name change policy, demographics data collection, editor training and education, and the creation of an ombuds program.

Kiyomi Deards examines a selection of past, present, and future DEIR strategies used by herself and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Additionally, she highlights DEIR strategies that individuals, departments, and organizations can pursue with varying levels of support.

Watch the full webinar:

Discover the Most-Read Chemistry Articles of July 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 July 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 what newly published research attracted the most attention in a particular month.

Click on your favorite journal below to see their most-read articles that were published in July 2021.

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Accounts of Chemical Research

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Data Science Meets Physical Organic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00285

Heterogeneous Molecular Catalysts of Metal Phthalocyanines for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reactions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00200

Transition Metal (Ni, Cu, Pd)-Catalyzed Alkene Dicarbofunctionalization Reactions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00329

From Macrocycles to Quantum Rings: Does Aromaticity Have a Size Limit?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00323

The Impact of Ligand Carboxylates on Electrocatalyzed Water Oxidation
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00298


Accounts of Materials Research

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In Situ Wood Delignification toward Sustainable Applications
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00075

Opportunities and Challenges for Inverse Design of Nanostructures with Sequence Defined Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00089

Templated Colloidal Self-Assembly for Lattice Plasmon Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00106

2D Bi2O2Se: An Emerging Material Platform for the Next-Generation Electronic Industry
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00130

Controlled Syntheses and Multifunctional Applications of Two-Dimensional Metallic Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00092


ACS Agricultural Science & Technology

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Phosphorus Quantification in Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Leaves In Vivo by Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00084

Influence of Silicon and Selenium and Contribution of the Node to Cadmium Allocation and Toxicity in Rice
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00157

Salicylate Glucoside as a Nontoxic Plant Protectant Alternative to Salicylic Acid
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00131

An Acetylcholinesterase-Functionalized Biosensor for Sensitive Detection of Organophosphorus Pesticides Based on Solution-Gated Graphene Transistors
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00092

Green Chemical Approach to Fabricate Hemp Fiber Composites for Making Sustainable Hydroponic Growth Media
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00118


ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Nanoplasmonic Sensor Approaches for Sensitive Detection of Disease-Associated Exosomes
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00113

Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Tunable Degradation Profiles
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00516

Targeted ToF-SIMS Analysis of Macrophage Content from a Human Cranial Triphasic Calcium Phosphate Implant
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00513

Nanoparticle-Mediated Routing of Antibiotics into Mitochondria in Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00527

Band Gap Engineering in Vinylene-Linked Covalent Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Contaminants and Disinfection of Bacteria
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00621


ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Extended Compositional Range for the Synthesis of SWIR and LWIR Ge1–ySny Alloys and Device Structures via CVD of SnH4 and Ge3H8
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00424

Terahertz Rectennas on Flexible Substrates Based on One-Dimensional Metal–Insulator–Graphene Diodes
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00134

Schiff Base Zinc(II) Complexes as Promising Emitters for Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00402

Strain-Induced Spatially Resolved Charge Transport in 2H-MoTe2
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00281

Long Alkyl Chain Induced OFET Characteristic with Low Threshold Voltage in an n-Type Perylene Monoimide Semiconductor
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00483


ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Imide-Based Multielectron Anolytes as High-Performance Materials in Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01490

Ultrathin Solar Cells Based on Atomic Layer Deposition of Cubic versus Orthorhombic Tin Monosulfide
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01375

Is Hydroxide Just Hydroxide? Unidentical CO2 Hydration Conditions during Hydrogen Evolution and Carbon Dioxide Reduction in Zero-Gap Gas Diffusion Electrode Reactors
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01693

Electrolyte-Guided Design of Electroreductive CO Coupling on Copper Surfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01427

Progress and Challenges of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Based Electrocatalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01624


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

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TiO2 Nanotubes Alginate Hydrogel Scaffold for Rapid Sensing of Sweat Biomarkers: Lactate and Glucose
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c11446

Stretchable and Bioadhesive Gelatin Methacryloyl-Based Hydrogels Enabled by in Situ Dopamine Polymerization
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c10048

Self-Healing, Self-Adhesive Silk Fibroin Conductive Hydrogel as a Flexible Strain Sensor
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c08395

Performance and Durability of Pure-Water-Fed Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolyzers Using Baseline Materials and Operation
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c06053

Electrocatalyst Derived from Waste Cu–Sn Bronze for CO2 Conversion into CO
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c05015


ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Epidermal Graphene Sensors and Machine Learning for Estimating Swallowed Volume
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c01378

Graphene-Based Transparent Conducting Substrates for GaN/AlGaN Nanocolumn Flip-Chip Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c02050

Superhydrophobic and Self-Sterilizing Surgical Masks Spray-Coated with Carbon Nanotubes
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c01082

Color Tuning of Electrochromic TiO2 Nanofibrous Layers Loaded with Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Smart Colored Windows
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c02231

Integrating Halloysite Nanostraws in Porous Catalyst Supports to Enhance Molecular Transport
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c01678


ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Amphiphilic Statistical Copolymers from Catalytic Chain Transfer as Reactive Surfactants in Emulsion Polymerization
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00715

Superhydrophobic Polymer Composite Surfaces Developed via Photopolymerization
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00744

Why is Recycling of Postconsumer Plastics so Challenging?
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00648

Polyelectrolytes as Building Blocks for Next-Generation Membranes with Advanced Functionalities
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00654

Additive Manufactured Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: Physical Characterization of Thermoplastic Composites with Functional Fillers
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00363


ACS Bio & Med Chem Au

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Discovery of “Molecular Switches” within a Series of mGlu5 Allosteric Ligands Driven by a “Magic Methyl” Effect Affording Both PAMs and NAMs with In Vivo Activity, Derived from an M1 PAM Chemotype
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.1c00024


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Surface Modification of Bioresorbable Phosphate Glasses for Controlled Protein Adsorption
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00735

Antifouling and Mechanical Properties of Photografted Zwitterionic Hydrogel Thin-Film Coatings Depend on the Cross-Link Density
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00852

Accessible Platform for High-Throughput COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics and Genome Sequencing Using a Repurposed 3D Printer for RNA Extraction
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00775

Dual Functionalization of Gelatin for Orthogonal and Dynamic Hydrogel Cross-Linking
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00709

Rat Calvarial Bone Regeneration by 3D-Printed β-Tricalcium Phosphate Incorporating MicroRNA-200c
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01756


ACS Catalysis

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A Platform for Decarboxylative Couplings via Photoredox Catalysis: Direct Access to Carbocations from Carboxylic Acids for Carbon–Oxygen Bond Formation
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03251

Stereo- and Enantioselective Benzylic C–H Alkenylation via Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c02851

Palladium-Catalyzed meta-Selective C–H Functionalization by Noncovalent H-Bonding Interaction
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c02974

Ligand-Controlled Regiodivergent Catalytic Amidation of Unactivated Secondary Alkyl Bromides
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c02913

ACS Catalysis Appoints Four New Editors, Including the First Editors from Industry
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03530


ACS Central Science

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Bio-orthogonal Red and Far-Red Fluorogenic Probes for Wash-Free Live-Cell and Super-resolution Microscopy
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00703

Parallel Automated Flow Synthesis of Covalent Protein Complexes That Can Inhibit MYC-Driven Transcription
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00663

Unlocking the Potential of High-Throughput Experimentation for Electrochemistry with a Standardized Microscale Reactor
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00328

Total Synthesis of Poisonous Aconitum Alkaloids Empowered by a Fragment Coupling Strategy
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00887

Preventive Cancer Vaccine Based on Neoantigens Gets Put to the Test
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00936


ACS Chemical Biology

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Reconstitution and Structural Analysis of a HECT Ligase-Ubiquitin Complex via an Activity-Based Probe
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00433

A Comparison of Two Stability Proteomics Methods for Drug Target Identification in OnePot 2D Format
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00317

High-Throughput Enzyme Assay for Screening Inhibitors of the ZDHHC3/7/20 Acyltransferases
Open Access through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00258

The Chemical Synthesis of Knob Domain Antibody Fragments
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DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00472

Biotin as a Reactive Handle to Selectively Label Proteins and DNA with Small Molecules
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00252


ACS Chemical Health & Safety

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Safe Synthesis of MAX and MXene: Guidelines to Reduce Risk During Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00051

Improving the Quality of Literature Reviews in Chemistry: Tools and Techniques
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00046

Precompetitive Collaborations in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Process Safety Groups Work Together to Reduce Hazards, from R&D Laboratories to Manufacturing Facilities
This article is part of the Process Safety from Bench to Pilot to Plant special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00049

Characteristics of Leakage and Diffusion for a Chlorine Storage Tank Based on Simulation
This article is part of the Process Safety from Bench to Pilot to Plant special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00031

Increased Use of Disinfectants During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Potential Impacts on Health and Safety
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00026


ACS Chemical Neuroscience

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The Sugars in Alcohol Cocktails Matter
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00526

Quantitative Measurement of the Affinity of Toxic and Nontoxic Misfolded Protein Oligomers for Lipid Bilayers and of its Modulation by Lipid Composition and Trodusquemine
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00327

Novel Functionalized Amino Acids as Inhibitors of GABA Transporters with Analgesic Activity
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00351

Ascaris suum Informs Extrasynaptic Volume Transmission in Nematodes
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DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00281

Brain Imaging in COVID-19
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00467


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

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Materials of the Universe: The Final Chemical Frontier
This article is part of the Materials of the Universe: The Final Chemical Frontier special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00265

Application of Gaussian Mixture Regression for the Correction of Low Cost PM2.5 Monitoring Data in Accra, Ghana
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00217

Estimation of Skin and Ocular Damage Avoided in the United States through Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
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DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00183

Gas-Phase Oxidation of NO2 to HNO3 by Phenol: Atmospheric Implications
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00167

Enhanced Ice Nucleation of Simulated Sea Salt Particles with the Addition of Anthropogenic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00138


ACS Energy Letters

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Systematic Assessment of Solvent Selection in Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01522

How to Measure a Reliable Ionic Conductivity? The Stack Pressure Dilemma of Microcrystalline Sulfide-Based Solid Electrolytes
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01299

Viability of Vehicles Utilizing On-Board CO2 Capture
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01426

Does the Green Hydrogen Economy Have a Water Problem?
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01375

Potentiometric MRI of a Superconcentrated Lithium Electrolyte: Testing the Irreversible Thermodynamics Approach
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01213


ACS Engineering Au

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Productivity Enhancement for the Oxidative Coupling of Methane in Adiabatic Layered-Bed Reactors
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DOI: 10.1021/acsengineeringau.1c00008


ACS Environmental Au

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Measurements and Simulations of Aerosol Released while Singing and Playing Wind Instruments
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00007

Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak on the Municipal Solid Waste Management: Now and beyond the Pandemic
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DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00005


ACS Environmental Science & Technology

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Fluorine Mass Balance Analysis of Effluent and Sludge from Nordic Countries
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00168

Double-Stranded DNA Virus Assemblages in Groundwater in Three Informal Urban Settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa Differ from Each Other
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DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00306

Oxalate Modification Dramatically Promoted Cr(VI) Removal with Zero-Valent Iron
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00183

In Silico Supported Nontarget Analysis of Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Increasing Confidence in Unknown Identification in Wastewater and Surface Waters
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00105

Plate-Based Kinetic Fluorescence Tests for High-Throughput Screening of Electrochemically Active Bacteria
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00200


ACS ES&T Engineering

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High Permeance or High Selectivity? Optimization of System-Scale Nanofiltration Performance Constrained by the Upper Bound
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00237

Permanganate Reduction by Hydrogen Peroxide: Formation of Reactive Manganese Species and Superoxide and Enhanced Micropollutant Abatement
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00138

Importance of High-Valent Iron Complex and Reactive Radicals in Organic Contaminants’ Abatement by the Fe-TAML/Free Chlorine System
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00124

Pyrometallurgical Technology in the Recycling of a Spent Lithium Ion Battery: Evolution and the Challenge
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00067

New Insights into the Activation of Peracetic Acid by Co(II): Role of Co(II)-Peracetic Acid Complex as the Dominant Intermediate Oxidant
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00166


ACS Food Science & Technology

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Egg White Partially Substituted with Mushroom: Taste Impartment with Mushroom Amino Acids, 5 -Nucleotides, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids, and Impact Factors
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00229

Facile and Robust Route for Preparing Pickering High Internal Phase Emulsions Stabilized by Bare Zein Particles
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00218

Enzyme-Free Multiplex Detection of Foodborne Pathogens Using Au Nanoparticles-Decorated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00124

Future-Proofing Dietary Pea Starch
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00219

Evaluation of the Oxidative Stability of Wholegrain Flours Using Nontargeted Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Electrospray Ionization Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (UPLC-ESI-QTOF) Metabolomics
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00161


ACS Infectious Diseases

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The CARB-X Portfolio of Nontraditional Antibacterial Products
This article is part of the Antibiotic Alternatives special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00331

Salicylanilides Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Suppress Induction of Inflammatory Cytokines in a Rodent Model
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00253

Vancomyxins: Vancomycin-Polymyxin Nonapeptide Conjugates That Retain Anti-Gram-Positive Activity with Enhanced Potency against Gram-Negative Strains
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00318

The Acinetobacter baumannii Autotransporter Adhesin Ata Recognizes Host Glycans as High-Affinity Receptors
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00021

Binding Studies Reveal Phospholipid Specificity and Its Role in the Calcium-Dependent Mechanism of Action of Daptomycin
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DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00316


ACS Macro Letters

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Closed-Loop Recycling of Both Resin and Fiber from High-Performance Thermoset Epoxy/Carbon Fiber Composites
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00437

Hydrolysis-Driven Viscoelastic Transition in Triblock Copolyether Hydrogels with Acetal Pendants
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00413

Synthesis of Isohexide Diyne Polymers and Hydrogenation to Their Saturated Polyethers
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00422

Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Polymer-Brush Gradients within Elastomeric Supports by Cu0-Mediated Surface-Initiated ATRP
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00446

Biological Tissue-Inspired Living Self-Healing Hydrogels Based on Cadherin-Mediated Specific Cell–Cell Adhesion
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00359


ACS Materials Au

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Roles of Graphene Oxide in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00022

The Mystery of Black TiO2: Insights from Combined Surface Science and In Situ Electrochemical Methods
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00020

Selective Conversion of CO2 into Cyclic Carbonate on Atom Level Catalysts
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00012

Computational Reverse-Engineering Analysis for Scattering Experiments of Assembled Binary Mixture of Nanoparticles
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00015

Thermodynamics and Chemical Behavior of Uranyl Superoxide at Elevated Temperatures
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00033


ACS Materials Letters

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Stacking Sequence, Interlayer Bonding, Termination Group Stability and Li/Na/Mg Diffusion in MXenes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00316

Delamination-Resistant Imperceptible Bioelectrode for Robust Electrophysiological Signals Monitoring
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00353

Benign Synthesis and Modification of a Zn–Azolate Metal–Organic Framework for Enhanced Ammonia Uptake and Catalytic Hydrolysis of an Organophosphorus Chemical
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00420

A Tough and Self-Healing Polymer Enabled by Promoting Bond Exchange in Boronic Esters with Neighboring Hydroxyl Groups
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00314

Two-Dimensional Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Efficiency and Stability
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00327


ACS Measurement Science Au

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Accessing In Situ Photocorrosion under Realistic Light Conditions: Photoelectrochemical Scanning Flow Cell Coupled to Online ICP-MS
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00016

Electrochemical Immunosensing of Interleukin-6 in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid and Human Serum as an Early Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00013

ACS Measurement Science Au: The First Issue Exemplifies Diversity of Scope and Excellence in Measurement Science Research
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00022

Dynamic Visualization and Quantification of Single Vesicle Opening and Content by Coupling Vesicle Impact Electrochemical Cytometry with Confocal Microscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00021

Imidazolium Triflate Ionic Liquids’ Capacitance–Potential Relationships and Transport Properties Affected by Cation Chain Lengths
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DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00015


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

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Targeting the KRAS G12D Mutant as Potential Therapy in Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00390

Small Molecule Inhibitors of KRAS G12C Mutant
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00389

Discovery of a First-in-Class Inhibitor of the Histone Methyltransferase SETD2 Suitable for Preclinical Studies
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This article is part of the Epigenetics 2022 special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00272

Discovery of BMS-986318, a Potent Nonbile Acid FXR Agonist for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00198

Discovery of VU6028418: A Highly Selective and Orally Bioavailable M4 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonist
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00363


ACS Nano

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Functional Hydrogels as Wound Dressing to Enhance Wound Healing
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c04206

Dry Exfoliation of Large-Area 2D Monolayer and Heterostructure Arrays
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c05734

Covalent Organic Frameworks and Supramolecular Nano-Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c05194

Bioinspired Nanomodification Strategies: Moving from Chemical-Based Agrosystems to Sustainable Agriculture
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c03948

All-Optical Wide-Field Selective Imaging of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds in Cells, In Vivo and Ex Vivo
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c07740


ACS Nanoscience Au

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Luciferase-Based Biosensors in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00009

From Attraction to Repulsion to Attraction: Non-monotonic Temperature Dependence of Polymer-Mediated Interactions in Colloidal Dispersions
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DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00011


ACS Omega

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Biomimetic Polydopamine-Modified Silk Fibroin/Curcumin Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Chemo-photothermal Therapy of Bone Tumor
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02903

Coexistence of Different Growth Mechanisms of Sodium Chlorate under the Same Experimental Conditions
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02150

Emerging Applications of Boron Nitride Nanotubes in Energy Harvesting, Electronics, and Biomedicine
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02586

Numerical Simulations of Decomposition of Hydrate Particles in Flowing Water Considering the Coupling of Intrinsic Kinetics with Mass and Heat Transfer Rates
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c03091

Wax Deposition Law under a Gas–Liquid Bubbly Flow Pattern
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DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c04911


ACS Organic & Inorganic Au

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Turn-On Fluorescent Probe Based on a Dansyl Triarginine Peptide for Ganglioside Imaging
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DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00013

Tetrafluoroborate-Monofluorophosphate (NH4)3[PO3F][BF4]: First Member of Oxyfluoride with B–F and P–F Bonds
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DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00018

Covalent [2]Catenane and [2]Rotaxane Synthesis via a δ-Amino Acid Template
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DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00017

Stereoselective Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Olefins via 1,6-Additions of Diazo Compounds and Their Precursors to p-Quinone Methides
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DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00012

Substituent Effects Provide Access to Tetrasubstituted Ring-Opening Olefin Metathesis of Bicyclo[4.2.0]oct-6-enes
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DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00016


ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

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Inhibition of Arginine Methylation Impairs Platelet Function
This article is part of the Epigenetics 2022 special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00135

Discovery of the First Selective M4 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists with in Vivo Antiparkinsonian and Antidystonic Efficacy
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00162

Insights into Elution of Anion Exchange Cartridges: Opening the Path toward Aliphatic 18F-Radiolabeling of Base-Sensitive Tracers
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DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00133

Covalently Loaded Naloxone Nanoparticles as a Long-Acting Medical Countermeasure to Opioid Poisoning
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00168

Inhibition of Protein Synthesis Induced by CHK1 Inhibitors Discriminates Sensitive from Resistant Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00150


ACS Photonics

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Violating Kirchhoff’s Law of Thermal Radiation in Semitransparent Structures
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00612

Blind Super-Resolution Approach for Exploiting Illumination Variety in Optical-Lattice Illumination Microscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00503

Perspectives on Advances in Quantum Dot Lasers and Integration with Si Photonic Integrated Circuits
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00707

Anti-Stokes Light Scattering Mediated by Electron Transfer Across a Biased Plasmonic Nanojunction
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00402

Scalable Nanoimprint Lithography Process for Manufacturing Visible Metasurfaces Composed of High Aspect Ratio TiO2 Meta-Atoms
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00609


ACS Physical Chemistry Au

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Visualization of Ion|Surface Binding and In Situ Evaluation of Surface Interaction Free Energies via Competitive Adsorption Isotherms
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00012

New Force-Field for Organosilicon Molecules in the Liquid Phase
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DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00014


ACS Polymers Au

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Light-Mediated Polymerization Induced by Semiconducting Nanomaterials: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives
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DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00014

ACS Polymers Au’s First Issue
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DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00022

Complex Coacervation of Polymerized Ionic Liquids in Non-aqueous Solvents
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DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00017

Pliable, Scalable, and Degradable Scaffolds with Varying Spatial Stiffness and Tunable Compressive Modulus Produced by Adopting a Modular Design Strategy at the Macrolevel
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DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00013

A Molecular Simulation Approach to Bond Reorganization in Epoxy Resins: From Curing to Deformation and Fracture
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DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00016


ACS Sensors

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A Protein-Based Biosensor for Detecting Calcium by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01085

State of Sweat: Emerging Wearable Systems for Real-Time, Noninvasive Sweat Sensing and Analytics
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01133

Rapid and Efficient Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Using an Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01222

Toward Rapid Detection of Viable Bacteria in Whole Blood for Early Sepsis Diagnostics and Susceptibility Testing
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DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01219

SARS-CoV-2 Tests: Bridging the Gap between Laboratory Sensors and Clinical Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c00612


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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LNG Supply Chains: A Supplier-Specific Life-Cycle Assessment for Improved Emission Accounting
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c03307

Catalyst-free Hydrophosphinylation of Isocyanates and Isothiocyanates under Low-Added-Solvent Conditions
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02907

Structure and Self-Assembly of Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenase-Oxidized Cellulose Nanocrystals
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02407

Redispersion Strategies for Dried Cellulose Nanofibrils
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DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02122

Advances in Mechanochemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04390


ACS Symposium Series

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Crystallization via Nonclassical Pathways: Nanoscale Imaging of Mineral Surfaces
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1383.ch001

Teaching Programming across the Chemistry Curriculum: A Revolution or a Revival?
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1387.ch001

Introduction to Polyurethane Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1380.ch001

Preface
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1387.pr001

Promoting Student Learning and Engagement: Data-Supported Strategies from an Asynchronous Course for Nonmajors
DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1389.ch001


ACS Synthetic Biology

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Amplification of over 100 kbp DNA from Single Template Molecules in Femtoliter Droplets
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00584

Toward Full-Stack In Silico Synthetic Biology: Integrating Model Specification, Simulation, Verification, and Biological Compilation
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00143

Development of a Biosensor Platform for Phenolic Compounds Using a Transition Ligand Strategy
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00165

Optogenetic Control of Microbial Consortia Populations for Chemical Production
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00182

History-Driven Genetic Modification Design Technique Using a Domain-Specific Lexical Model for the Acceleration of DBTL Cycles for Microbial Cell Factories
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DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00234


Analytical Chemistry

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Hydrogen–Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry with Integrated Size-Exclusion Chromatography for Analysis of Complex Protein Samples
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01171

Use of Linear Ion Traps in Data-Independent Acquisition Methods Benefits Low-Input Proteomics
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01885

Is the Volume Exclusion Model Practicable for Nanopore Protein Sequencing?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00851

Pipelines and Systems for Threshold-Avoiding Quantification of LC–MS/MS Data
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01892

Multiplexed Magnetofluorescent Bioplatform for the Sensitive Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA without Nucleic Acid Amplification
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01950


Biochemistry

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Kinetic and Structural Characterization of the Self-Labeling Protein Tags HaloTag7, SNAP-tag, and CLIP-tag
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00258

Targeted Degradation of the Oncogenic Phosphatase SHP2
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00377

Quantitative NMR Study of Insulin-Degrading Enzyme Using Amyloid-β and HIV-1 p6 Elucidates Its Chaperone Activity
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00342

Modulating α-Synuclein Liquid–Liquid Phase Separation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00434

Common Pitfalls and Recommendations for Using a Turbidity Assay to Study Protein Phase Separation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00386


Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Affinity-Based Methods for Site-Specific Conjugation of Antibodies
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00313

Interconversion of Unexpected Thiol States Affects the Stability, Structure, and Dynamics of Antibody Engineered for Site-Specific Conjugation
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00286

Supramolecular “Click Chemistry” for Targeting in the Body
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00326

Precision Modification of Native Antibodies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00342

One-Pot Conversion of Free Sialoglycans to Functionalized Glycan Oxazolines and Efficient Synthesis of Homogeneous Antibody–Drug Conjugates through Site-Specific Chemoenzymatic Glycan Remodeling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00314


Biomacromolecules

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Self-Assembled Fibrinogen Hydro- and Aerogels with Fibrin-like 3D Structures
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00489

Thermal Conductivity of Cellulose Fibers in Different Size Scales and Densities
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00643

Synthesis of Poly(ε-caprolactone) Diacrylate for Micelle-Cross-Linked Sodium AMPS Hydrogel for Use as Controlled Drug Delivery Wound Dressing
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00683

Dual pH-Responsive Macrophage-Targeted Isoniazid Glycoparticles for Intracellular Tuberculosis Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00554

Crucial Impact of Residue Chirality on the Gelation Process and Biodegradability of Thermoresponsive Polypeptide Hydrogels
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00785


Chemical Research in Toxicology

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Response to the Letter to the Editor by Dr. Christian Surber
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00217

Comment on Benzophenone Accumulates over Time from the Degradation of Octocrylene in Commercial Sunscreen Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00265

Automated Solid-Phase Microextraction and Negative Chemical Ionization GC-MS for the Measurement of Synthetic Pyrethroids
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00133

Advances in Smoking Related In Vitro Inhalation Toxicology: A Perspective Case of Challenges and Opportunities from Progresses in Lung-on-Chip Technologies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00219

Ratio of Propylene Glycol to Glycerol in E-Cigarette Reservoirs Is Unchanged by Vaping As Determined by 1H NMR Spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00208


Chemical Reviews

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Technological Innovations in Photochemistry for Organic Synthesis: Flow Chemistry, High-Throughput Experimentation, Scale-up, and Photoelectrochemistry
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This article is part of the Photochemical Catalytic Processes special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00332

Direct Photocatalyzed Hydrogen Atom Transfer (HAT) for Aliphatic C–H Bonds Elaboration
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This article is part of the Photochemical Catalytic Processes special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00263

Gaussian Process Regression for Materials and Molecules
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This article is part of the Machine Learning at the Atomic Scale special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00022

Unconventional Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00218

Deconstruction and Reassembly of Renewable Polymers and Biocolloids into Next Generation Structured Materials
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This article is part of the Molecular Self-Assembly special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01333


Chemistry of Materials

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Resilient Women and the Resiliency of Science
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02648

Stimuli-Responsive Toughening of Hydrogels
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01019

Divide and Conquer: In Reporting Materials Syntheses, Moles and Concentrations Are Best
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02270

Mixed Valence and Superconductivity in Perovskite Antimonates
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01362

Branched Methoxydiphenylamine-Substituted Carbazole Derivatives for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells: Bigger Is Not Always Better
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02114


Crystal Growth & Design

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Computational Screening of Chiral Organic Semiconductors: Exploring Side-Group Functionalization and Assembly to Optimize Charge Transport
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00473

The Rietveld Refinement Method: Half of a Century Anniversary
This article is part of The Rietveld Refinement Method: Half of a Century Anniversary virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00854

1-Ethyluracil, a New Scaffold for Preparing Multicomponent Forms: Synthesis, Characterization, and Computational Studies
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00175

Hydrate vs Anhydrate under a Pressure-(De)stabilizing Effect of the Presence of Water in Solid Forms of Sulfamethoxazole
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00784

Octahedral to Tetrahedral Conversion upon a Ligand-Substitution-Induced Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation in a Rectangular Zn(II) Metal–Organic Framework and Its Photocatalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00658


Energy & Fuels

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How Catalyst Dispersion Solvents Affect CO2 Electrolyzer Gas Diffusion Electrodes
This article is part of the 2021 Pioneers in Energy Research: Vivian Yam special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01731

Exploration on Thermal Decomposition of Cyclopentanone: A Flow Reactor Pyrolysis and Kinetic Modeling Study
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01672

Virtual Special Issue: Celebrating Authors of Energy & Fuels Most Impactful Articles (2014–2017)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c02511

Thermochemical Recycling of Waste Plastics by Pyrolysis: A Review
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01292

Progress on Catalyst Development for the Steam Reforming of Biomass and Waste Plastics Pyrolysis Volatiles: A Review
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This article is part of the 2021 Pioneers in Energy Research: Javier Bilbao special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01666


Environmental Science & Technology

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Life Cycle Assessment of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage with Low-Carbon Energy Sources
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03263

Machine Learning: New Ideas and Tools in Environmental Science and Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01339

Plastic Products Leach Chemicals That Induce In Vitro Toxicity under Realistic Use Conditions
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01103

Lead in Archeological Human Bones Reflecting Historical Changes in Lead Production
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This article is part of the Tribute to James J. Morgan special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c00614

Converting mg/L to Particles/L: Reconciling the Occurrence and Toxicity Literature on Microplastics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c04093


Environmental Science & Technology Letters

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Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins Have Reached the Arctic
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00470

COVID-19 and Beyond: Our Selections for the Best ES&T Letters Papers in 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00562

Acute Toxicity of a Tire Rubber-Derived Chemical, 6PPD Quinone, to Freshwater Fish and Crustacean Species
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00453

A Cocktail of Industrial Chemicals in Lipstick and Nail Polish: Profiles and Health Implications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00512

Chlorine-Resistant Epoxide-Based Membranes for Sustainable Water Desalination
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00515


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Methane Pyrolysis for Zero-Emission Hydrogen Production: A Potential Bridge Technology from Fossil Fuels to a Renewable and Sustainable Hydrogen Economy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01679

Comment on “Biocrude Upgrading in Different Solvents after Microalgae Hydrothermal Liquefaction”: Problems, Pitfalls, and Solutions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02132

Study of the Cost Reductions Achievable from the Novel SARC CO2 Capture Concept Using a Validated Reactor Model
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c00357

Reply to “Comment on ‘Biocrude Upgrading in Different Solvents after Microalgae Hydrothermal Liquefaction’: Problems Pitfalls and Solutions”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02544

Combined GCMC, MD, and DFT Approach for Unlocking the Performances of COFs for Methane Purification
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01742


Inorganic Chemistry

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Iridium-Triggered Allylcarbamate Uncaging in Living Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01790

Syntheses and Characterization of the Mixed-Valent Manganese(II/III) Fluorides Mn2F5 and Mn3F8
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01833

Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Study of Divalent Germanium, Tin, and Lead Triazenides as Potential Vapor Deposition Precursors
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00695

Postsynthetic Modification of Metal–Organic Frameworks
This article is part of the Postsynthetic Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02159

Using JPP to Identify Ni Bidentate Phosphine Complexes In Situ
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01720


JACS Au
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Synthetic Glycomacromolecules of Defined Valency, Absolute Configuration, and Topology Distinguish between Human Lectins
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00255

ATP Can Efficiently Stabilize Protein through a Unique Mechanism
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00316

Rejigging Electron and Proton Transfer to Transition between Dioxygenase, Monooxygenase, Peroxygenase, and Oxygen Reduction Activity: Insights from Bioinspired Constructs of Heme Enzymes
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00100

Cation- and pH-Dependent Hydrogen Evolution and Oxidation Reaction Kinetics
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00281

Deep Retrosynthetic Reaction Prediction using Local Reactivity and Global Attention
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DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00246


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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Determination of the Effect of Co-cultivation on the Production and Root Exudation of Flavonoids in Four Legume Species Using LC–MS/MS Analysis
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c02821

Antioxidant and Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitory Peptides Obtained from Alcalase Protein Hydrolysate Fractions of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Bran
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c01487

Raw and Sous-Vide-Cooked Red Cardoon Stalks (Cynara cardunculus L. var. altilis DC): (Poly)phenol Bioaccessibility, Anti-inflammatory Activity in the Gastrointestinal Tract, and Prebiotic Activity
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c03014

In Vivo Aroma Release and Dynamic Sensory Perception of Composite Foods
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c02649

Engineering Plant Sesquiterpene Synthesis into Yeasts: A Review
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c03864


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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High-Pressure Densities and Excess Molar Volumes for the Binary Mixture of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide at T = 343–397 K
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This article is part of the In Honor of A. E. Mather special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00446

Accurate Heats of Formation for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A High-Level Ab Initio Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00256

Vapor–Liquid Equilibria for Carbon Dioxide + 3,3,3-Trifluoropropene Binary Mixtures at Temperatures between (288 and 348) K
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00297

Selective Inclusion of Secondary Amine Guests in sH Hydrate Systems
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00388

Adsorption of Binary Mixtures of the Lennard-Jones Truncated and Shifted Fluid on Planar Walls
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00350


Journal of Chemical Education

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Molecular Docking with Open Access Software: Development of an Online Laboratory Handbook and Remote Workflow for Chemistry and Pharmacy Master’s Students to Undertake Computer-Aided Drug Design
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00289

Teaching Chemistry by a Creative Approach: Adapting a Teachers’ Course for Active Remote Learning
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01341

Empowering Women in Chemical Sciences and Engineering through Outreach: A Platform to Explore Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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This article is part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00335

A Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning for Chemists: An Undergraduate Workshop Using Python Notebooks for Visualization, Data Processing, Analysis, and Modeling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00142

Abductive Reasoning in Organic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00295


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

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Pairwise Difference Regression: A Machine Learning Meta-algorithm for Improved Prediction and Uncertainty Quantification in Chemical Search
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00670

Pharmacophore Model for SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro Small-Molecule Inhibitors and in Vitro Experimental Validation of Computationally Screened Inhibitors
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00258

Shape-Restrained Modeling of Protein–Small-Molecule Complexes with High Ambiguity Driven DOCKing
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00796

Materials Precursor Score: Modeling Chemists’ Intuition for the Synthetic Accessibility of Porous Organic Cage Precursors
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00375

New Features of the Open Source Monte Carlo Software Brick-CFCMC: Thermodynamic Integration and Hybrid Trial Moves
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00652


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

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Native or Non-Native Protein–Protein Docking Models? Molecular Dynamics to the Rescue
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00336

Implementation of Relativistic Coupled Cluster Theory for Massively Parallel GPU-Accelerated Computing Architectures
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00260

Perturbation of ACE2 Structural Ensembles by SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Binding
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00325

Time-Lagged Independent Component Analysis of Random Walks and Protein Dynamics
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00273

Self-Consistent Field Methods for Excited States in Strong Magnetic Fields: a Comparison between Energy- and Variance-Based Approaches
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00236


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Discovery of Soticlestat, a Potent and Selective Inhibitor for Cholesterol 24-Hydroxylase (CH24H)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00864

Identification of Pyrimidine-Based Lead Compounds for Understudied Kinases Implicated in Driving Neurodegeneration
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This article is part of the New Horizons in Drug Discovery – Understanding and Advancing Kinase Inhibitors special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00440

BAY-8400: A Novel Potent and Selective DNA-PK Inhibitor which Shows Synergistic Efficacy in Combination with Targeted Alpha Therapies
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00762

Structure-Based Optimization of ML300-Derived, Noncovalent Inhibitors Targeting the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 3CL Protease (SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro)
This article is part of the COVID-19 special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00598

Strategies toward Discovery of Potent and Orally Bioavailable Proteolysis Targeting Chimera Degraders of Androgen Receptor for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00882


Journal of Natural Products

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Aromatic Cadinane Sesquiterpenoids from the Fruiting Bodies of Phellinus pini Block SARS-CoV-2 Spike–ACE2 Interaction
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00426

Functional Characterization of the Nemertide α Family of Peptide Toxins
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00104

Anti-inflammatory Cassane-Type Diterpenoids from the Seed Kernels of Caesalpinia sinensis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00233

Antibiotic Dixiamycins from a Cold-Seep-Derived Streptomyces olivaceus
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00411

LC-MS Identification, Isolation, and Structural Elucidation of Anti-HIV Tigliane Diterpenoids from Wikstroemia lamatsoensis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00570


Journal of Proteome Research

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Proteomics and Phosphoproteomics Profiling of Drug-Addicted BRAFi-Resistant Melanoma Cells
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00331

Where Are They Now…?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00582

Allotype-Specific Glycosylation and Cellular Localization of Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I Proteins
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00466

The Human and Mouse Islet Peptidome: Effects of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, and Assessment of Intraislet Production of Glucagon-like Peptide-1
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00463

Refining the N-Termini of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein and Its Discrete Receptor-Binding Domain
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00349


Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Vinyl Thianthrenium Tetrafluoroborate: A Practical and Versatile Vinylating Reagent Made from Ethylene
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c06632

SPHENOL, A New Chiral Framework for Asymmetric Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c05709

Concise and Stereoselective Total Syntheses of Annotinolides C, D, and E
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c05942

Concise Total Synthesis of Peyssonnoside A
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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c07135

Visible Light Induced Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric C(sp3)–H Alkylation
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c05890


Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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Editorial: Special JASMS Focus on Mass Spectrometry in Industry
This article is part of the Focus: MS in Industry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00214

Editorial: Focus on Top-Down Proteomics: Technology Advances and Biomedical Applications, Honoring Dr. Ying Ge, Recipient of the 2020 ASMS Biemann Medal
This article is part of the Focus: Top-Down Proteomics: Technology Advances and Biomedical Applications special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00209

High-Resolution IMS–MS to Assign Additional Disulfide Bridge Pairing in Complementarity-Determining Regions of an IgG4 Monoclonal Antibody
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DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00151

Faces of Mass Spectrometry/Barbara Larsen
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00229

Ambient Single-Cell Analysis and Native Tissue Imaging Using Laser-Ablation Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry with Increased Spatial Resolution
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00149


Langmuir

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Investigation of Self-Emulsifying Drug-Delivery System Interaction with a Biomimetic Membrane under Conditions Relevant to the Small Intestine
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01689

Cooperative Sorption on Porous Materials
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01236

Semiquantitative Solid-State NMR Study of the Adsorption of Soybean Oils on Silica and Its Significance for Rubber Processing
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01280

Nanoscale Wear and Mechanical Properties of Calcite: Effects of Stearic Acid Modification and Water Vapor
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01390

Titles of Highly Cited Papers: Concise, Generalizing, and Specific
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01117


Macromolecules

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Block Copolymers beneath the Surface: Measuring and Modeling Complex Morphology at the Subdomain Scale
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00958

Sustainable Polymers Square Table
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01751

Solvent-Free Three-Dimensional Printing of Biodegradable Elastomers Using Liquid Macrophotoinitiators
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00856

Aptamer-Conjugated Micelles for Targeted Photodynamic Therapy Via Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01276

Effect of Coordination Behavior in Polymer Electrolytes for Sodium-Ion Conduction: A Molecular Dynamics Study of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(tetrahydrofuran)
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01028


Molecular Pharmaceutics

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Oligonucleotide-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Synchronous Telomerase Inhibition, Radiosensitization, and Delivery of Theranostic Radionuclides
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00442

Drug–Polymer Interactions in Acetaminophen/Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose Acetyl Succinate Amorphous Solid Dispersions Revealed by Multidimensional Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00427

Effect of Excipients on Salt Disproportionation during Dissolution: A Novel Application of In Situ Raman Imaging
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00119

Non-uniformity of Changes in Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes and Transporters in Liver Cirrhosis: Implications for Drug Dosage Adjustment
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00462

Treatment of Melanoma by Nano-conjugate-Delivered Wee1 siRNA
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00316


Nano Letters

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A Roadmap for Disruptive Applications and Heterogeneous Integration Using Two-Dimensional Materials: State-of-the-Art and Technological Challenges
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00729

Lewis Acid Site-Promoted Single-Atomic Cu Catalyzes Electrochemical CO2 Methanation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02502

Magnetostrictive-Piezoelectric-Triggered Nanocatalytic Tumor Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01313

Superconducting Quantum Interference in Twisted van der Waals Heterostructures
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00152

Highly Polarized Single Photons from Strain-Induced Quasi-1D Localized Excitons in WSe2
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01927


Organic Letters

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Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Acyl-Carbamoylation of an Alkene to Construct an α-Quaternary Chiral Cycloketone
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02093

Enantioselective Cyclobutenylation of Olefins Using N-Sulfonyl-1,2,3-Triazoles as Vicinal Dicarbene Equivalents
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02331

A Ball-Milling-Enabled Cross-Electrophile Coupling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02096

Nickel-Catalyzed Cyanation of Aryl Thioethers
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02285

Total Syntheses of Aspidospermidine, N-Methylaspidospermidine, N-Acetylaspidospermidine, and Aspidospermine via a Tandem Cyclization of Tryptamine-Ynamide
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02287


Organic Process Research & Development

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High-Throughput Electrochemistry: State of the Art, Challenges, and Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00167

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00300

Recent Advances in Nonprecious Metal Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00241

Hydrogen Evolution from Telescoped Miyaura Borylation and Suzuki Couplings Utilizing Diboron Reagents: Process Safety and Hazard Considerations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00198

A Scalable Synthesis of Roxadustat (FG-4592)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00281


Organometallics

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Terminal Mo Carbide and Carbyne Reactivity: H2 Cleavage, B–C Bond Activation, and C–C Coupling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00336

Rhenium Complexes Bearing Tridentate and Bidentate Phosphinoamine Ligands in the Production of Biofuel Alcohols via the Guerbet Reaction
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00313

Mono- and Dinuclear Asymmetric Aluminum Guanidinates for the Catalytic CO2 Fixation into Cyclic Carbonates

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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00319

Ylide-Substituted Phosphines with a Cyclic Ylide-Backbone: Angle Dependence of the Donor Strength
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00349

Pincer-Nickel Catalyzed Selective Guerbet-Type Reactions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00328


The Journal of Organic Chemistry

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18F-Fluorination: Challenge and Opportunity for Organic Chemists
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This article is part of the Enabling Techniques for Organic Synthesis special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01474

Bicyclic Pyrrolidines for Medicinal Chemistry via [3 + 2]-Cycloaddition
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01327

Diastereoselective Synthesis of a cis-1,3-Disubstituted Cyclobutane Carboxylic Acid Scaffold for TAK-828F, a Potent Retinoic Acid Receptor-Related Orphan Receptor (ROR)-γt Inverse Agonist
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c00970

Natural Products: An Era of Discovery in Organic Chemistry
This article is part of the Natural Products: An Era of Discovery in Organic Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01753

One-Pot Cyclization and Cleavage of Peptides with N-Terminal Cysteine via the N,S-Acyl Shift of the N-2-[Thioethyl]glycine Residue
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01045


The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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Revising Manuscripts: Trying to Make Everyone Happy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c07066

Neat, Simple, and Wrong: Debunking Electrostatic Fallacies Regarding Noncovalent Interactions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c05962

Theoretical Study of Proton Tunneling in the Imidazole–Imidazolium Complex
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c02972

Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide with Frustrated Lewis Pairs Based on N-Heterocycles with Silane/Germane Groups
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c04787

String Method with Swarms-of-Trajectories, Mean Drifts, Lag Time, and Committor
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This article is part of the 125 Years of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c04110


The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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Molecular Properties and Chemical Transformations Near Interfaces
This article is part of the Daniel Neumark Festschrift virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c03756

Revising Manuscripts: Trying to Make Everyone Happy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c07067

Nonconverged Constraints Cause Artificial Temperature Gradients in Lipid Bilayer Simulations
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c03665

Light-Induced Conformational Alterations in Heliorhodopsin Triggered by the Retinal Excited State
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c04551

QM/MM Simulations of Protein Crystal Reactivity Guided by MSOX Crystallography: A Copper Nitrite Reductase Case Study
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c03661


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Revising Manuscripts: Trying to Make Everyone Happy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07069

CoCrFeNi High-Entropy Alloy as an Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalyst in an Acidic Solution
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c03646

Pragmatic Approaches to Correlate between the Physicochemical Properties of a Linear Poly(ethylene oxide)-Based Solid Polymer Electrolyte and the Performance in a High-Voltage Li-Metal Battery
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c03614

Synergetic Role of Conformational Flexibility and Electronic Coupling for Quantitative Intramolecular Singlet Fission
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c04734

Interaction of CO with Gold in an Electrochemical Environment
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c04013


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Terahertz Charge Carrier Mobility in 1D and 2D Semiconductor Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02045

Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Conical Intersections with Attosecond Pulse Trains
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01843

Water Orientation at the Calcite-Water Interface
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01729

From Frequency Domain to Time Transient Methods for Halide Perovskite Solar Cells: The Connections of IMPS, IMVS, TPC, and TPV
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02065

A Perspective on Hydrogen Near the Liquid–Liquid Phase Transition and Metallization of Fluid H
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DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01734

2021 Emerging Investigators in Crystal Growth & Design

New ideas from fresh minds are the lifeblood of any scientific discipline, and where better to look for new ideas in solid state chemistry and physics than in the work of the emerging generation of leaders in the field? We have put together a collection of 28 exciting publications from the past two years by the emerging generation of research group leaders. Here you will find fascinating science ranging from terahertz spectroscopy, elastic crystals, eutectics, oleofoams, nanocrystals, nonlinear optics, MOF-HOFs, pillars, catalytic coordination polymers, semiconductor nucleation, thermochromism, pharmaceuticals, and a host of other delicious topics in solid state structure–function. In addition to the science itself, the diversity and personalities of the people who carry it out are an indication of the health of our field. We have taken the liberty of asking our authors a few fun facts about themselves, and what emerges is a rich snapshot of people reading, sporting, cooking, growing, parenting, communicating, and joking with passion and modest self-deprecation. This is very much the community that the journal has been trying to crystallize over the past 20 years. It is a particular pleasure to highlight the work of my colleagues Elena Simone, Doris Braun, and Kodi Beyeh who have recently joined the journal’s Board as two-year Topic Editors.

This virtual collection follows on from the very successful 2019 Emerging Investigators Virtual Issue, and it is striking to see how the 2019 authors have already become familiar and important members of the field. Looking forward, we are already inviting and receiving submissions for a Virtual Special Issue again highlighting Emerging Investigators that will be published in 2022, and I cordially invite you to take part or recommend a colleague at the beginning of their career.

The aim of Crystal Growth & Design (CG&D) is to stimulate cross-fertilization of knowledge among scientists and engineers working in the fields of crystal growth, crystal engineering, and the industrial application of crystalline materials. In this virtual collection, there are featured authors from nine countries, which exemplify this aim and reflect state-of-the-art progress in these fields. The scope of science and application in this virtual issue is truly representative of the inclusiveness and diversity which are hallmarks of CG&D. Our emerging authors are clearly the breaking wave of creative new science and application, and it is a privilege to be a part of their journey.

Professor Stephanie Lee

Professor Stephanie Lee

Professor Stephanie Lee, Associate Professor, New York University (United States), joined the Department of Chemistry at New York University as an associate professor in 2021 and is a member of the Molecular Design Institute. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2007 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and materials science from Princeton University in 2012. She was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Design Institute at NYU from 2012 to 2014 before joining Stevens Institute of Technology as an assistant professor from 2014 to 2020. Her research group studies the crystal engineering of solution-processable semiconductors for emerging optoelectronic applications, including flexible displays and photovoltaics. Their strategies involve the use of solution rheology to monitor and control semiconducting polymer network formation, scaffold-directed crystallization of small molecules into vertical crystal arrays and nanoconfined crystallization to shift the thermodynamics and stability of metal-halide perovskites for high- performance solar cells. Lee is a recipient of the Stevens Early Career Award for Research Excellence and a 2019 NSF CAREER award.

Fun Facts:

  • She actually wanted to be a biomedical engineer when she was an undergrad, but she joined a drug delivery lab and almost fainted while observing a rat dissection. That was the end of her bio aspirations, and now she enjoys working with non-living crystals.
  • She was a competitive figure skater when she was younger, but it turns out she hated performing. She still loves winter sports and goes skiing on weekends when there is snow.
  • She had two kids as an assistant professor, born exactly 2 years and 2 days apart. The week of their birthdays has become a sugar-fueled blur of too many cakes and presents.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Directing Solution-Phase Nucleation To Form Organic Semiconductor Vertical Crystal Arrays
Kai Zong, Yichen Ma, Kamran Shayan, Jack Ly, Emily Renjilian, Chunhua Hu, Stefan Strauf, Alejandro Briseño, and Stephanie S. Lee*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 6, 3461–3468
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00321

Professor Hua Lin

Professor Hua Lin

Professor Hua Lin, Professor, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) received his bachelor’s degree in inorganic chemistry from Fuzhou University in 2006. Then, he got his start in inorganic functional chalcogenides research in the laboratory of Professor Ling Chen at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2012, he received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry and became a full professor of FJIRSM in 2019. His current research interests have focused on the design, synthesis, characterizations, and structure–property relationships of thermoelectric (TE) materials and infrared nonlinear optical (IR NLO) crystals.

Fun Facts:

  • He likes walking on the riverside in the early morning. Fresh air and a quiet environment make him feel joyful and broaden his mind. Many of his research ideas were developed while he was walking.
  • His favorite structure is a 3D diamond-like framework because it can be used as a structural platform for overcoming the trade-off between strong second harmonic generation and high laser-induced damage threshold in infrared nonlinear optical materials.
  • In his opinion, scientific research must have the spirit of “playing mahjong”.

Highlighted Review Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Mixed-Anion Inorganic Compounds: A Favorable Candidate for Infrared Nonlinear Optical Materials
KaYan-Yan Li, Wen-Jing Wang, Hui Wang*, Hua Lin*, and Li-Ming Wu*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 7, 4172–4192
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00358

Dr. Xin Zhang

Dr. Xin Zhang

Dr. Xin Zhang, Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (United States) received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University (U.S.A.) in 2014. Currently, he is a staff scientist in the Physical Science Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL, U.S.A.). His research focuses on materials synthesis for energy storage, catalysis and environment, surface science, and crystal growth—particularly on exploring the nucleation, crystallization, particle aggregation, dissolution, ion/molecular adsorption, and phase transformation of nanocrystals in the gas phase and solutions including extreme environments such as high vacuum, high temperature, high pressure, strong acidic/caustic, and highly concentrated electrolyte solutions using advanced in situ and ex situ techniques. He has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Science, PNAS, Nature Materials, Nature Protocols, Nature Communications, and JACS, with an h-index of 32. He has also edited two ACS books on Crystallization via Nonclassical Pathways (Volume 1 and 2) and authored several book chapters and over a dozen patents.

Fun Facts:

  • He enjoys rural life. He created an approximately 1,000 sq. ft. garden in his yard to plant various vegetables. He also has four fruit trees and three Chinese toon trees in his garden.
  • He enjoys cooking delicious foods for his family. Similar to the synthesis of materials, he believes in cooking exquisite foods by adjusting the formula, not just following the recipe.
  • He is obsessed with the size, morphology, and facet-controlled synthesis of “pure” nanocrystals without additives, as well as exploring their facet-dependent behaviors without contaminations.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Transformation of Gibbsite to Boehmite in Caustic Aqueous Solution at Hydrothermal Conditions
Xin Zhang*, Wenwen Cui, Jian Zhi Hu, Hsiu-Wen Wang, Micah P. Prange, Chuan Wan, Nicholas R. Jaegers, Meirong Zong, Hailin Zhang, Carolyn I. Pearce, Ping Li, Zheming Wang, Sue B. Clark, and Kevin M. Rosso*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 10, 5557–5567
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00468

Professor Louise N. Dawe

Professor Louise N. Dawe

Professor Louise N. Dawe, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) in 2008. She joined the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2013, where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Crystallography and the organizer of their national Chemical Crystallography Workshops. She is an elected member of the American Crystallographic Association’s Communication Committee and was program co-chair for the ACA’s 2015 annual meeting. She is also a member of the International Union for Crystallography Calendar Subcommittee and a co-editor for the IUCr’s journal, Acta Crystallographica Section C.

Fun Facts

  • She always feared deep water and never learned how to swim. The week after she defended her Ph.D. thesis, she started swimming lessons. Her reasoning was that if she can do a Ph.D., she can also overcome something scarier. Now she has a Ph.D., and she can swim!
  • She is a vegetarian, and she loves to cook for her friends and family.
  • When she was an undergraduate, she did not understand figures that represented displacement ellipsoids, and she would skip the crystallography experimental section and tables when reading papers. Now that she is a crystallographer, she works hard to help her students understand small-molecule crystal structures.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Crystal Packing of a Series of 1,2,3,4-Substituted Phenoxazine and Dibenzodioxin Heterocycles
Lana K. Hiscock, Kenneth E. Maly*, and Louise N. Dawe*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 12, 7298–7307
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01184

Professor Hongping Wu

Professor Hongping Wu

Professor Hongping Wu, Professor, Tianjin University of Technology (China), received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Xinjiang University. In the same year, she started her independent career as an associate professor at Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS (XTIPC, CAS). In 2017, she was promoted to a full professor at XTIPC. From 2018, she worked as a full professor at Tianjin University of Technology. Her current research interest focuses on the synthesis and crystal growth of new nonlinear optical materials.

Fun Facts:

  • She likes cooking as much as she likes chemistry. Also, she thinks that synthetic chemistry is cooking with the elements.
  • Her preferred leisure time activity is traveling, especially visiting a history museum.
  • If she were not a chemist, she would be a pianist because she has a pair of hands with long fingers.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Crystal Growth and Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of KIO3·Te(OH)6
Hongping Wu, Hongwei Yu, Weiguo Zhang, Jacqueline Cantwell, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, Shilie Pan*, and P. Shiv Halasyamani*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 8, 4405–4412
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00704

Professor Ngong Kodiah Beyeh

Professor Ngong Kodiah Beyeh

Professor Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Assistant Professor, Oakland University (United States), obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He then completed his M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2008) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, with Professor Kari Rissanen. Upon graduation, he worked at the University of Jyväskylä as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral research fellow and then as a research associate at Aalto University, Finland, with Professor Robin Ras. He spent time as a guest researcher at the University of Bonn and Free University of Berlin, Germany, with Professor Christoph Schalley, and as a guest scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, with Professor Eric Anslyn. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Windsor with Professor John Trant before joining Oakland University as an assistant professor in 2018. His research topics include structural, organic, supramolecular, and nanochemistry. The group focuses on utilizing noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen and halogen bonding in the design and synthesis of organic and biohybrid materials and their properties.

Fun Facts:

  • He is passionate about teaching, interacting with, and mentoring students.
  • He loves traveling and enjoying the beautiful sceneries in different countries and regions.
  • His preferred leisure time activities are playing soccer with friends and watching European soccer, especially the premier league, during the weekends.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Host–Guest Interactions of Sodiumsulfonatomethyleneresorcinarene and Quaternary Ammonium Halides: An Experimental–Computational Analysis of the Guest Inclusion Properties
Kwaku Twum, J. Mikko Rautiainen, Shilin Yu, Khai-Nghi Truong, Jordan Feder, Kari Rissanen, Rakesh Puttreddy*, and Ngong Kodiah Beyeh*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 4, 2367–2376
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01540

Dr. Aijiz A. Dar

Dr. Aijiz A. Dar

Dr. Aijiz A. Dar, Assistant Professor, University of Kashmir (India), was born and brought up in Kashmir, a valley in the Himalayas. He received his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Kashmir and was successful in UGC-NET/JRF, a national eligibility examination for doctoral study. In 2009, he joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay, to work with Professor Ramaswamy Murugavel to understand the mechanism of the formation of zeolitic materials. After completing a brief tenure as a research associate at IIT Bombay, he shifted to the University of Kashmir to work as an assistant professor in December 2015. With the help of a startup grant from UGC-New Delhi and an early career research award from SERB-DST-New Delhi, he started his independent research career in 2018. The major focus of his group is crystal engineering for the development of functional materials. He has visited Professor Desiraju’s group at IISc Bangalore as an INSA-Visiting Scientist 2018 and was also awarded an INSA-Visiting Scientist fellowship for 2021-2022. He is a grassroots science worker and does frequent outreach to schools and college students. He is a frequent reviewer for crystallographic journals of ACS, RSC, and Elsevier.

Fun Facts:

  • During his Ph.D. studies, each time he had a dream about crystals and his work, he successfully obtained the same crystals in the laboratory the next day.
  • Kashmir is the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas, abundant in pristine meadows and gushing streams. A long nap beside a rushing stream under the shadow of Himalayan cedars is the best experience of his life.
  • Being an introvert, he talks the most to himself. It works for him at both personal and professional levels.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Irreversible Thermochromism in Organic Salts of Sulfonated Anils
Aijaz A. Dar* and Arshid A. Genie
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 6, 3888–3897
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00188

Professor Daqiang Yuan

Professor Daqiang Yuan

Professor Daqiang Yuan, Professor, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), is a Professor at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his M.Sc. degree from Beijing Normal University in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree from Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Maochun Hong in 2006. After finishing a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at Miami University and Texas A&M University with Professor Hong-Cai “Joe” Zhou, he joined Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter as a full professor in 2011. His main research interest is on the designed synthesis and applications of new porous materials, including metal-organic cages, porous organic cages, metal–organic frameworks, and covalent organic frameworks.

Fun Fact:

  • When he was in college, he originally wanted to do archaeological research. Therefore, he studied field archaeology, Oracle bone inscriptions, the ancient Chinese calendar, and other related topics, but he finally engaged in chemical research. He thinks discovering fascinating structures is as exciting as excavating historical relics.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Hydrogen-Bonded Framework Isomers Based on Zr-Metal Organic Cage: Connectivity, Stability, and Porosity
Mi Zhou, Guoliang Liu, Zhanfeng Ju, Kongzhao Su, Shunfu Du, Yanxi Tan, and Daqiang Yuan*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 6, 4127–4134
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00407

Dr. Avijit Kumar Paul

Dr. Avijit Kumar Paul

Dr. Avijit Kumar Paul, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra (India), was born in Medinipur, West Bengal. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Calcutta. He started his doctoral research in August 2005 at IISc-Bangalore in solid state chemistry, where he learned crystallography and related skills under the guidance of Professor Srinivasan Natarajan. After earning his doctoral degree from IISc, he moved to Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, for his postdoctoral research work with Professor Martin Jansen in August 2011, and, later, he moved to the Max Planck Institute, Dresden, to work with Professor Claudia Felser. At both of the Max Planck Institutes, he worked on the synthesis of new oxide materials for spintronic applications. He started his independent career as an assistant professor at NIT Kurukshetra in December 2013. Presently, his field of research is the discovery of new solid materials that can show unusual structural coordination and electronic & physical properties. These new materials may be important for the fabrication of electronic devices, energy storage, gas storage, or as (photo-)catalysts in future applications. He has received the Best Faculty Award from his Institute and the INSPIRE Faculty Award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Fun Facts:

  • He believes every inorganic material is exciting if you investigate in the correct direction.
  • Sport is a top priority in his life, and he eagerly awaits calls from friends and colleagues to play football, cricket, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, or even swimming.
  • When he cooks at home, he only prepares vegetarian meals because his wife, who hails from the southern part of India, does not like non-vegetarian foods.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Transition Metal Ions Regulated Structural and Catalytic Behaviors of Coordination Polymers

Nikhil Kumar, Tanmay Rom, Virender Singh, and Avijit Kumar Paul*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 8, 5277–5288
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00465

Professor Michael T. Ruggiero

Professor Michael T. Ruggiero

Professor Michael T. Ruggiero, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont (United States), received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from SUNY College at Geneseo, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, both in New York State. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge and began his current appointment at the University of Vermont in 2018. His research is focused on utilizing low-frequency (terahertz) vibrational spectroscopy to characterize advanced materials and selectively drive the material properties of molecular solids. His work is highly interdisciplinary, sitting at the intersection of chemistry, physics, pharmacy, materials science, and computer science, and as such, he is a heavy collaborator with groups from around the world. Professor Ruggiero is the recipient of a number of awards, most recently an NSF CAREER award, inclusion in the annual Forbes 30 under 30 list (2019), and a Young Scientist Award from the International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz 2019).

Fun Facts:

  • He has two dogs, Cooper (weimaraner) and Julep (vizsla), who often join him for hiking, camping, and skiing around the Green Mountains (Vermont) and Adirondacks (New York).
  • Originally from outside of New York City, he never skied until he moved to Vermont, but now he can’t get enough of the slopes.
  • A craft beer lover, when he was working towards his Ph.D., he traded his chemistry knowledge for inside access to local breweries, making friends with many brewers along the way.

Highlighted Communication Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Terahertz Vibrational Motions Mediate Gas Uptake in Organic Clathrates
Wei Zhang, Zihui Song, Michael T. Ruggiero*, and Daniel M. Mittleman*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 9, 5638–5643
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00797

Dr. Doris E. Braun

Dr. Doris E. Braun

Dr. Doris E. Braun, Privatdozent and Senior Scientist, University of Innsbruck, Austria, is from Dornbirn, Austria, and got her preliminary education there. She received her Diploma in Pharmacy (2004) and her Ph.D. in natural sciences (2008) from the University of Innsbruck for work on crystal polymorphism and structure–property relationships of drug compounds under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Griesser. Subsequently, Doris moved to the Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK, where she spent more than three years working with Professor Sally Price. At UCL, she was introduced to the world of computational chemistry and is now applying both experimental and computational approaches in her research. She returned to the University of Innsbruck after being selected as a Hertha-Firnberg (2012) and an Elise-Richter (2015) Research Fellow. Since 2019, she is a Privatdozent at the Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Innsbruck. Her research in Innsbruck focuses on the scientific and applied problems related to the solid-state properties of pharmaceuticals and other small organic molecules.

Fun Facts:

  • Water is her favorite molecule. The majority of the compounds she investigated form troublesome hydrates.
  • Photography is not only a hobby for her but also a part of her work. She spends hours capturing the beauty of crystal forms.
  • One of her preferred leisure time activities is traveling to and exploring new places.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

The Eight Hydrates of Strychnine Sulfate
Doris E. Braun*, Thomas Gelbrich, Volker Kahlenberg, and Ulrich J. Griesser
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 9, 6069–6083
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00777

Dr. Dong-Dong Zhou

Dr. Dong-Dong Zhou

Dr. Dong-Dong Zhou, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University (China), received his B.Sc. degree (2011) from South China Agricultural University and his Ph.D. degree (2016) in inorganic chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University under the supervision of Professor Jie-Peng Zhang. Then, he became an associate researcher in the Chen and Zhang Group at Sun Yat-Sen University. Since 2019, he has been an associate professor in the School of Chemistry at Sun Yat-Sen University. His current research interest focuses on the design and synthesis of porous coordination polymers or metal–organic frameworks, especially for their dynamic structural changes playing a role in the applications of adsorption, separation, catalysis, and more.

Fun Facts:

  • He became interested in crystal structures in high school after independently assembling structure models borrowed from his chemistry teacher.
  • If he were not a chemist, he would be a repairman because he loved to assemble and disassemble appliances when he was a child.
  • In his spare time, he enjoys kicking a shuttlecock with group members in a circle because the feeling of all people doing the same thing is good.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

A Metal–Ligand Layer Compatible with Various Types of Pillars for New Porous Coordination Polymers
Yun Li, Zong-Wen Mo, Xue-Wen Zhang, Kai Zheng, Dong-Dong Zhou*, and Jie-Peng Zhang*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 10, 7021–7026
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01078

Dr. Ajeet K. Srivastav

Dr. Ajeet K. Srivastav

Dr. Ajeet K. Srivastav, Assistant Professor, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur (India), graduated from NIT Rourkela in 2006 with a B.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Further, he moved to IIT Kanpur, where he was awarded the DAAD Fellowship to conduct his M.Tech. thesis work on Co and Co-Pt alloy nanowires at IFW Dresden (Germany) under the guidance of Professor Ludwig Schultz. Subsequently, he joined IIT Madras in 2008 for his doctoral research under the guidance of Professor B. S. Murty. His doctoral research contributed an analytical approach to predict nanograin instability and its growth behavior in thermodynamically stable nanocrystalline binary alloys. After defending his Ph.D. thesis, he joined VNIT Nagpur in June 2015 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. He is a recipient of the Early Career Research Award by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. His research group is currently active in understanding the growth and stability of metal/metal oxide nanostructures.

Fun Facts:

  • His group recently patented a novel graphene synthesis approach using waste battery electrodes.
  • He enjoys Indian classical music in his free time.
  • He likes to have fun and play with his two loving daughters and becomes the third kid once at home.

Highlighted Communication Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Understanding the Growth Mechanism of Hematite Nanoparticles: The Role of Maghemite as an Intermediate Phase
Suresh Bandi and Ajeet K. Srivastav*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 1, 16–22
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01226

Professor Jian Lin

Professor Jian Lin

Professor Jian Lin, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia (United States), is the William R. Kimel Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering; and Physics and Astronomy at University of Missouri, Columbia. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from Zhejiang University, China, in 2007. Then he received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2010 and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2011, both from the University of California at Riverside, followed by three-year postdoctoral training advised by Dr. James M. Tour at Rice University. His current research interests include artificial intelligence for materials development, processing and applications of smart polymeric materials, and 3D/4D printing.

Fun Facts:

  • Exploring unknowns and pursuing science outside of his comfort zone are fun for him.
  • He enjoys baking and cooking, just like doing science experiments.
  • He likes reading and doing math with his daughter.

Highlighted Communication Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Flexible Alkyl Tails Help Shape Matching and Close Packing in Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Structure
Ping Liao, Steven P. Kelley, Kanishka Sikligar, Heng Deng, Gary A. Baker, Jerry L. Atwood*, and Jian Lin*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 1, 40–44
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01475

Dr. Sharmistha Pal

Dr. Sharmistha Pal

Dr. Sharmistha Pal, Lead, Polymorphs Screening, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (India) graduated in 1997 with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences from Jadavpur University, where she also completed her master’s degree in pharmaceutics in 1999. Subsequently, she worked under the guidance of (Late) Professor David J. W. Grant at the University of Minnesota in the area of polymorphism in pharmaceutical materials earning her Ph.D. in pharmaceutics. The doctoral studies were instrumental in developing her interest in the solid state of pharmaceuticals. Subsequently, she has worked in several pharmaceutical and CRO companies such as Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, and Syngene in not only developing solid forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients but also evaluating relationships between their solid state properties, process conditions, and performance in products. She currently leads the polymorph screening group in Dr. Reddy’s Lab in Hyderabad, India.

Fun Facts:

  • The counterintuitive effect of temperature on the aqueous solubility of calcium hydroxide was what first triggered her interest in chemistry, and she is still intrigued today by this unexpected effect.
  • The M&Ms of her life are Music & Math for fun.
  • She loves to solve Sudoku, Kakuro, Hitori, and Loop-the-Loop.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design

Mixing Effects on the Ternary Phase Diagram of Cocrystals and Gibbs Formation Energy Calculation
Sharmistha Pal*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 1, 249–259
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01077

Dr. Tejender S. Thakur

Dr. Tejender S. Thakur

Dr. Tejender S. Thakur, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (India), was born in Himachal Pradesh, a state in the northern part of India. He completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Honors School) degrees in chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He did his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Hyderabad, Telangana, followed by ~3-year post-doctoral work in the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. He received an Eli Lilly Asia outstanding thesis award in 2009 for his Ph.D. work at the University of Hyderabad. His research group focuses on the study of pharmaceutical solids and their properties through crystal engineering and computational chemistry. His group is also interested in the experimental and theoretical quantum crystallography studies of intermolecular interactions.

Fun Facts:

  • He was fascinated by crystals and minerals and had initially joined a bachelor’s course in geology but later decided to pursue a B.Sc. in chemistry.
  • He likes reading Hindi poetry and short stories in his leisure time.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Computational Screening of Multicomponent Solid Forms of 2-Aryl-Propionate Class of NSAID, Zaltoprofen, and Their Experimental Validation
Sibananda G. Dash and Tejender S. Thakur*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 1, 449–461
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01278

Professor Arnout R.D. Voet

Professor Arnout R.D. Voet

Professor Arnout R.D. Voet, Assistant Professor, KU Leuven (Belgium), graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Leuven. In 2005, he obtained an IWT Ph.D. fellowship to work with Professor Z. Debyser. In 2011, he moved to Japan and joined the RIKEN Structural Bioinformatics team (Professor K. Zhang) as a postdoc to work on computer-aided drug and protein design. First, he was awarded a JSPS Foreign postdoc in 2012. From 2013, he also joined the YCU laboratory for protein design (Professor J. Tame), and in 2014 he was awarded a RIKEN SPDR fellowship to continue his research. Following several publications on protein design, he was awarded the RIKEN research incentive award and the CLST young researcher award. In 2016, he obtained a faculty position at the KU Leuven Department of Chemistry and initiated a laboratory for biomolecular modelling and design funded by an Odysseus fellowship. He recently got tenured and will be promoted to associate professor starting in 2022.

Fun Facts:

  • He combined his Ph.D. with a job as a travel guide during the summer seasons and ended up in the evening as an interim cocktail shaker in Katmandu as most local bartenders were gone for the Dashain festival.
  • He appeared in a Japanese newspaper as a manga figure explaining computer-aided protein design for a broad audience.
  • His research lab houses two fancy (oranda) goldfish: Sushi and Sashimi.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Shape and Size Complementarity-Induced Formation of Supramolecular Protein Assemblies with Metal-Oxo Clusters
Laurens Vandebroek, Hiroki Noguchi, Kenichi Kamata, Jeremy R. H. Tame, Luc Van Meervelt, Tatjana N. Parac-Vogt, and Arnout R. D. Voet*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 2, 1307–1313
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01571

Dr. Shalini Singh

Dr. Shalini Singh

Dr. Shalini Singh, Lecturer, University of Limerick (Ireland), graduated from DDU Gorakhpur University India with a master’s (Chemistry) degree in 2009. Then, she worked as a research fellow at CSMCRI, India, designing nanocomposite polymeric membranes. Following this, she moved to Ireland to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Limerick. In 2016, she received a Ph.D. degree for her work on designing multicomponent metal chalcogenide nanocrystals using methods of colloidal chemistry. She subsequently joined Ghent University, Belgium, to explore the surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals systems using the solution NMR technique as a toolbox. She was awarded the FWO (Research Foundation, Flanders, Belgium) postdoctoral grant in 2017 to work on designing novel semiconductors for photonic applications. In January 2020, she was appointed as a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick. Her research interest is focused on the development of novel colloidal semiconductor and metallic nanocrystals for energy conversion and storage applications.

Fun Facts:

  • She loves dancing and is trained in different Indian folk dancing styles. She has performed on national TV before becoming a scientist. If she were not a chemist, she would own and run her own dance studio.
  • She learned to ride a bicycle at the age of 28 after many years of cyclophobia.
  • She dislikes cooking as much as she likes chemistry. Only a few experiments have been successful in her kitchen.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Synthesis of Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals: Polymorphism Control by Precursor-Ligand Chemistry
Pengshang Zhou, Pieter Schiettecatte, Matthias Vandichel, Anastasia Rousaki, Peter Vandenabeele, Zeger Hens, and Shalini Singh*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 3, 1451–1460
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01036

Dr. Elena Simone

Dr. Elena Simone

Dr. Elena Simone, Lecturer, University of Leeds (United Kingdom), graduated with an M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) and then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a Ph.D. at Loughborough University. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. on the application of process analytical technologies (PAT) for the better understanding and control of polymorphic and impure crystallization processes. During her Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies at Loughborough University, she developed novel crystal engineering strategies to control the polymorphism, size, and shape of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical crystals. She received the 2017 Excellence Award in Crystallization presented by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering for her Ph.D. thesis. In 2016, she was appointed lecturer in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds (UK), where she explored new areas of research, particularly soft matter, fat crystallization, and Pickering stabilization. Between 2019 and 2021, she collaborated closely with industry through both the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering industrial fellowships. In autumn 2021, she will join the Department of Applied Science and Technology at the Politecnico of Torino (Italy) as Associate Professor to start her recently awarded European Research Council Starting Grant, CryForm.

Fun Facts:

  • In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and eating, listening to music, and learning Mandarin (with little success, unfortunately!).
  • With her food crystal engineering group, she attended several science fairs and outreach events to explain the complexity of food materials such as chocolate and ice cream.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

The Effect of Crystallization Conditions on the Structural Properties of Oleofoams Made of Cocoa Butter Crystals and High Oleic Sunflower Oil
Lorenzo Metilli, Aris Lazidis, Mathew Francis, Stephanie Marty-Terrade, Joydeep Ray, and Elena Simone*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 3, 1562–1575
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01361

Professor Li-Ming Yang

Professor Li-Ming Yang

Professor Li-Ming Yang, Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Jilin University in 2008. After several years of postdoctoral and visiting research training at different institutes worldwide, he started his independent research career as a full professor and principal investigator in February 2016. His interests focus on 2D materials, porous materials, and electrocatalysis. Through high-throughput screening and artificial intelligence (machine learning), he reverse-designs novel materials with target properties and functionalities. Two novel 2D materials he predicted have been successfully prepared by experiments. He published more than 80 SCI papers in high-level journals, including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and Adv. Energy Mater., with total citations >2,200.

Fun Facts:

  • He likes reading diverse and sometimes completely irrelevant scientific literature widely and without a specific purpose, thereby immersing himself in enjoying the latest progress reports and seeking inspiration and intuition. Unexpectedly, this habit greatly benefits his research, innovation, and writing.
  • In his leisure time, he enjoys making delicious Chinese foods, which he views as similar to modulating chemical reactions with different reactants at different reaction conditions. Chemistry is the magic ingredient to make life better.
  • He teaches his 3-year-old daughter English with the Children’s English Enlightenment Picture Book, but he never thought he would learn so much at the same time.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

CO2 Adsorption Properties of a N,N-Diethylethylenediamine-Appended M2(dobpdc) Series of Materials and Their Detailed Microprocess
Xin Zheng, Hui Zhang, Li-Ming Yang*, and Eric Ganz
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 4, 2474–2480
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00096

Dr. Soumyajit Ghosh

Dr. Soumyajit Ghosh

Dr. Soumyajit Ghosh, Assistant Professor, SRM University Chennai (India), has worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, SRM University Chennai, since October 2016. He completed his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from IIT Delhi in 2006 and his Ph.D. in organic crystal engineering from IISER Kolkata in 2013 under the supervision of Professor C. Malla Reddy. His doctoral research focused on mechanical and other physicochemical properties of pharmaceutical cocrystals. After that, he pursued his postdoctoral career as a DST Young Scientist under Professor Gautam Desiraju, IISc Bangalore. Before joining SRM University, he worked as Assistant Manager, Mylan Laboratories Hyderabad. His current research interests are organic crystal engineering, structure–property correlation in molecular crystals, mechanically responsive molecular crystals, photosalient, and thermosalient crystals, pharmaceutical cocrystals, and their physicochemical properties.

Fun Facts:

  • He is from Kolkata, “City of Joy,” and the cultural capital of India.
  • Since his early days, he has been fascinated by chemistry and developing new molecules for diverse applications.
  • He loves teaching and interacting with bright students to motivate them to pursue a career in research.
  • He is a passionate watcher of Bollywood movies and loves travelling to beautiful places.

Highlighted Review Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Elastic Molecular Crystals: From Serendipity to Design to Applications
Soumyajit Ghosh* and Manish Kumar Mishra*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 4, 2566–2580
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01743

Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed

Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed

Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed, Assistant Professor, Khalifa University (United Arab Emirates), completed his M.Sc. (2007) and Ph.D. (2011) degrees with Professor Sarah (Sally) Price FRS and Professor Derek Tocher at University College London. During his time at UCL, he developed expertise in crystal growth, X-ray crystallography, and computational methods for crystal structure prediction. In 2011, he took up a position as a drug development chemist within the pharmaceutical industry, working in Sanofi’s fastest-growing generics business in Europe. His work led to the award of three patents for discoveries of new solid forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). During his time in industry, he also contributed to the current FDA guidance on what constitutes a “cocrystal” in the context of active pharmaceutical ingredients. In 2014, he was appointed to the faculty at Khalifa University (KU), where he has played a leading role in establishing the current undergraduate chemistry program. In 2019, Dr. Mohamed was elected to the board of the ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter in the UAE, where he currently serves as the secretary and treasurer. In 2020, he helped establish the Emirates Crystallographic Society (ECS) and currently serves as its vice president, as well as UAE representative of the ECS in both the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and IUCr. His research group is engaged in interdisciplinary research that encompasses green chemistry, materials modelling, and experimental crystallization research.

Fun Facts:

  • He speaks several languages as a result of the opportunities he has had to work with talented people in a number of countries.
  • He is passionate about community service and engaging the future generation of scientists, particularly undergraduate students.
  • He is equally comfortable being described as an experimentalist, theoretician, or crystallographer thanks to the enriching experience with the Price group.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Crystal Engineering of Binary Organic Eutectics: Significant Improvement in the Physicochemical Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons via the Computational and Mechanochemical Discovery of Composite Materials
Zeinab M. Saeed, Bhausaheb Dhokale, Abeer F. Shunnar, Wegood M. Awad, Hector H. Hernandez, Panče Naumov, and Sharmarke Mohamed*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 7, 4151–4161
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00420

Dr. Matthew R. Ryder

Dr. Matthew R. Ryder

Dr. Matthew R. Ryder, Distinguished Staff Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States), is originally from the Shetland Islands in the North of Scotland. He received his undergraduate M.Chem. degree with first-class honors from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and his doctorate (D.Phil.) in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. He was awarded a competitive EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship in 2017 to start his independent career at the University of Oxford before being recruited by the U.S. Department of Energy to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he became the youngest person ever to be offered the prestigious Clifford G. Shull Fellowship. He moved his research to ORNL in 2018, where he is focused on understanding materials at the molecular level using a hybrid approach of quantum mechanics in conjunction with neutron scattering and synchrotron techniques. His work aims to understand and design materials for target applications in carbon capture and clean energy. He has published 48 research papers and has been awarded numerous prizes and accolades.

Fun Facts:

  • He was an entrepreneur before his scientific career, owning his own business and even being an employer at 15 years old.
  • He enjoys watching sports, especially Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC), and playing video games such as Borderlands and World of Warcraft.
  • He is a passionate collector of many things ranging from small-batch Scotch whisky to trading cards and comics.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Controlled Metal Oxide and Porous Carbon Templation Using Metal-Organic Frameworks
Gregory S. Day, Hannah F. Drake, Aida Contreras-Ramirez, Matthew R. Ryder*, Katharine Page, and Hong-Cai Zhou
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 8, 4249–4258
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01596

Dr. Kim E. Jelfs

Dr. Kim E. Jelfs

Dr. Kim E. Jelfs, Reader, Imperial College London (United Kingdom), is a Reader and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College. Her group specializes in the use of computer simulations to assist in the discovery of supramolecular materials, particularly porous materials and organic electronics. In terms of porous materials, her research focuses on porous molecular materials, polymer membranes, and amorphous metal–organic frameworks. Her research includes the development of open-source software to automate the assembly and testing of materials, with the application of artificial intelligence techniques, including an evolutionary algorithm and machine learning. Kim was awarded a 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize and a 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Chemistry, and she holds a European Research Council Starting Grant.

Fun Fact:

  • She enjoys travelling, running (slowly), and spending time with her daughter, who shares her name with a famous female scientist.

Highlighted Article Published in Crystal Growth & Design:

Computational Screening of Chiral Organic Semiconductors: Exploring Side-Group Functionalization and Assembly to Optimize Charge Transport
Julia A. Schmidt, Joseph A. Weatherby, Isaac J. Sugden, Alejandro Santana-Bonilla, Francesco Salerno, Matthew J. Fuchter, Erin R. Johnson, Jenny Nelson, and Kim E. Jelfs*
Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00473

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The University Library and COVID-19: Where Are We Now?

We are more than halfway through 2021 and for almost two years, we’ve weathered a global pandemic that has altered the way we live in so many ways. At times, we’ve shuttered schools, restaurants, research labs, and non-essential manufacturers around the globe. Nearly all of our daily activities have changed in some way. Now that most of the world has learned to live with and manage COVID-19, we’re experiencing a wave of vaccinations and the return to in-person learning. At the beginning of the year, we sat down with some librarian members of our ACS Publications Advisory Roundtable to discover how they, and their universities, have dealt with remote learning, and what their plans are for this upcoming academic school year.

Reference Desks Go Online

Zoom is now an essential tool for librarians to aid students in their research. Reference desks have gone virtual and librarians now set up their cameras when it is time for reference desk office hours. “Most of our reference services have pivoted completely to virtual. Until recently, students were only allowed in the library via reserved seating and it’s for individual study so reference of any of any kind is only taking place virtually,” says Andrea Twiss-Brooks, Director of Humanities and Area Studies at the University of Chicago. “I’ve heard more than one of my team members say that Zoom consultations with the ability to share screens actually works better than when they come to your office and they’re perching next to you with their laptop trying to see your screen and type on their laptop. So we’re thinking about how to continue to use that when we are back in person.”

Neelam Bharti, Senior Librarian from Carnegie Mellon University, adds “We used to have consultations and other office hours in the libraries and now all those activities are done via Zoom. So instead of having open hours we have Zoom hours. Every day we have one hour we keep open for colleagues or any other person who wants to talk to us, like a virtual coffee time so that we can talk to each other outside of the meetings.”

Budgets Remain Tight

Universities budgets continue to be under strain, and in some cases the situation has worsened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Librarians are feeling the result of that with budgets being cut to renew subscriptions for journals and eBooks. In addition, a number of universities implemented spending freezes throughout the pandemic. Alyssa Young, Science & Math Librarian at James Madison University, tells us, “We cut a significant amount of our databases this year, we had to cut a lot more than we were expecting due to our budget. A spending freeze, with certain exceptions, was also implemented.”

Addressing Multiple and Changing Guidelines

Librarians have also been involved with the process of reopening campuses throughout the year so far. “The university library has been involved with the campus’s attempts to put together a reopening strategy,” says Chuck Huber, Chemical Sciences Librarian at UC Santa Barbara, “We’re being very cautious about reopening as we’re responsible not only to local planning, but also to the County of Santa Barbara, and the State of California in terms of factoring all the different things in that we can do.”

A number of universities also began to implement health and safety training programs. Andrea-Twiss Brooks tells us: “On our campus, anyone who intended to be on campus had to do an online training and to also sign a very lengthy health attestation and basically a pledge saying that they will follow these best practices for reducing infection, etc. You could not come back on campus until you had done that training.”

What’s Next?

Now that we are halfway through 2021 and COVID-19 vaccine efforts are well underway, we followed up with some of these librarians to find out what the upcoming Fall 2021 semester will look like. With a few minor modifications from before the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all universities, and libraries, expect to be fully open for the fall semester in August and/or September.

But policies around vaccination vary. A number of private universities are requiring students and faculty to be vaccinated. We’ve heard from library leadership that individuals may be able to opt out of vaccinations for some medical or religious reasons, but in order to do so they will need to discuss that option with a university health professional first.

Some public universities, like the University of Washington, are requiring vaccines for all students, faculty, and staff. James Madison University, a public university in Virginia, will not require vaccines for faculty, but will require students to be fully vaccinated prior to moving onto campus or attending classes, with a few exemptions. Most other public / state universities are following state guidelines and thus not requiring vaccines for students or faculty.

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the role of the library remains to be seen. Jeremy Garritano, Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at Marx Science and Social Science Library at Yale University, tells us that “librarians think our audiences prefer virtual workshops, but once they are here, will they actually want us to do them in-person again? There are a lot of questions about assuming what people want when we return and what they will actually seek out once they are here.” Some of our library thought leaders think the major disruptions caused by COVID-19 might also be a chance to rethink how we can best serve our communities equitably and with respect. Erica Lopez, Chemical and Biological Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston, appreciates the shift in how librarians have adapted in their interaction with patrons, “I think we’ve committed to using technologies and offering services that are more adaptable to change,” she tell us, “This will hopefully allow us to better live up to our values of equity, inclusivity, and accessibility.”