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Library Life: Interview with University of Rochester Librarian Sue Cardinal

Sue Cardinal is a STEM Librarian at Carlson Science & Engineering Library, specializing in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. In her role, she provides extensive course-integrated instruction, manages the chemistry and chemical engineering collection, and is the library liaison to the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments.

Tell me about your current role.

As a STEM Librarian at the River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester, I’m a matchmaker between students and faculty and the information they desire. I listen, and then I share methods for finding, accessing, and organizing information. I view the information as voices from the past, translated into words and inked over old paper and, more recently, turned into a stream of electrons. Additionally, I predict the future by selecting subscriptions and purchasing books that I think will be used. I hedge my bets by teaching students about chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science resources. I gently promote and highlight resources and services at departmental functions. At the library, I dream with my colleagues about new services, and we work together to make them happen. Recently, I’ve joined the Research Initiatives Department, where we are exploring topics and services related to the research impact of our University and scholars.

What is your background?

My brother introduced me to chemistry when he received a chemistry set. Mild jealousy turned into amazement and awe when he mixed all the chemicals together, and the explosion left a black mark on the basement ceiling. Weekly trips to the library were part of my normal routine because my mother was an avid reader. I loved mysteries, horses, and science fiction.

I earned my B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iowa. After working in environmental labs in Syracuse, N.Y., I transitioned into libraries. First, I volunteered at the Fayetteville Public Library, and then I took an introductory class at Syracuse University. Soon I began working at Syracuse University’s H. Douglas Barclay Law Library while I obtained my Master of Library Science in 2000. I was hired at the University of Rochester shortly afterward and have been here ever since.

Inspired by my predecessor and mentor, Arleen Somerville, I became active in the ACS Chemical Information (CINF) Division in 2001, first as Secretary, then as Education Committee Co-Chair, then Teller, and Careers Committee Co-Chair. Most recently, I have been the CINF Program Planner. Currently, I am Chair-Elect, looking forward to leading the division in 2022.

I’ve also been active in the Special Library Association (SLA) in their Chemistry Division and have taught many iterations of “Chemistry for the Non-Chemist Librarian” with my long-time friend and CINF colleague Judith Currano. I am one of several co-authors of the References chapter in the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication.

How do you help to address challenges faced by your institution’s students and faculty?

This is a broad and endless question, so I’m going to focus on three challenges that many students and faculty face.

Discovering high-quality information: I work with my colleagues so that we can subscribe to the best search tools, like SciFinder-n, Reaxys, Scopus, and Web of Science. Then I regularly advertise the tools, embed them into student and faculty workflows when possible, and give instruction on how to use them. Additionally, we subscribe to high-quality journals and obtain top-notch data and books. We also discuss how to evaluate the quality of information.

Navigating the changing publishing environment: I regularly learn from colleagues both inside of my library and beyond about how the publishing world is changing. We are especially focused on supporting Open Access for our researchers. We believe that their research impact will increase, and they will have more control over their scholarly products. Additionally, their research will be read by a diverse global audience.

Obtaining access to the most relevant resources in a timely fashion: Attending scholars’ research talks is one way that I learn about what is relevant to them. I also solicit recommendations from faculty about resources that our library needs. Interest in resources changes over time, so I need to adjust our portfolio of subscriptions to match. Additionally, I educate students and faculty about our interlibrary loan system, the role of preprints, and open educational resources.

What are some trends that you are observing in the library world right now?

The nature and format of information that students and faculty are interested in are changing from traditional research papers and books to digital multimedia like social media, blog posts, videos, images, datasets, slack chats, preprints, and virtual reality. Openly available global information is increasing. The library’s physical holdings have decreased in recent years while our online holdings have increased, though this varies by discipline. As a result, our role is changing. We provide access to online materials and guide faculty and students to what they need. Additionally, many brilliant librarians are determining processes and procedures for how to collect, search and manage data and digital multimedia.

Libraries try to use our financial might to enable access to information but unfortunately, and this is a long-term trend, our funds don’t go as far as they used to. Libraries are funneling those funds into making information freely available, so we don’t need to pay over and over for the same resources.

Within the library, librarian roles are shifting from discipline-based subject librarians to functional roles like “Data Librarian” or “Scholarly Communications Librarian.” Additionally, many libraries are working towards a more inclusive workplace and more diverse collections.

You’re also the chair-elect of ACS’s Chemical Information (CINF) division. What are your goals and objectives for the division in 2022?

As the ACS’s CINF Division Chair, I hope to continue the work of our past leaders, specifically working on the Strategic Plan from 2019. Sharing information is the lifeblood of science, and we have a critical role along with ACS Publications and CAS to influence the creation, organization, analysis, and dissemination of chemical information and data. We determined that networking is one key to the success of our division. I hope to implement rapid communication to our membership, including stronger social media posting and virtual social events so that we can educate ourselves and support each other in our careers.

A very important question: Who is your favorite scientist?

My favorites have changed over the years. Currently, I’m reading a book called “Braiding Sweetgrass.” The writer, Robin Wall Kimmerer, is a botanist and professor who blends her indigenous viewpoint with traditional scientific methodology. The first thing that struck me about her writing is the gratitude that pours out for all living things. I admire her vision of restoration and harmony between the earth, plants, animals, and humans. I’m inspired to look at my world more closely and give thanks for all the plants and animals that have given their lives and all the humans that have given their time so that I might be comfortable, well-fed, and well cared for.

What is a fun fact about the University of Rochester?

Susan B. Anthony lived in Rochester, NY and her grave is in the Mt Hope Cemetery that adjoins the University. People like to add their “I voted” stickers on her grave.

There’s also a dramatic story about how women were initially admitted to the University of Rochester in which Susan B. Anthony played a pivotal role. In the 1890s, she raised an impressive sum of money in pledges to secure a promise from the University that women would be granted access and made a last-minute donation of her life insurance policy to ensure that it would happen. The University was forced to make good on its promise, and women were admitted for the first time in 1900.

ACS on Campus Virtually Visits The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier student outreach initiative, recently held its first-ever digital event at The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The university has a design-centric, multidisciplinary curriculum designed to nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators. During the 2-hour event, SUTD students got to hear from engaging speakers, including an ACS Editor, and ask questions about their tips for writing and publishing.

ACS Materials Letters Associate Editor Prof. Xiaodong Chen of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, spoke first. He is also is a member of the editorial advisory boards of more than 10 international journals, including ACS Nano. Prof. Chen’s talk was on ‘Cultivating Your Scientific Presentation Skills.’ He discussed the professional benefits of being a skilled presented and shared his public speaking advice.

The next speaker was 2014 ACS Noteworthy Chemistry honoree Prof. Xiaogang Liu of SUTD, who discussed his advice on ‘Effective Scientific Writing Skills.’ As a non-native English speaker, he shared the benefits of keeping his writing style simple. He also shared how an attractive piece of writing can draw in more readers.

“ACS on Campus provides a fantastic platform for researchers to interact with each other, exchange views, share experiences. The impact of ACS on Campus goes beyond chemistry and benefit many people – not only chemists but also researchers from other fields. I enjoyed this event very much, especially the interactions with students. We welcome ACS on Campus to visit SUTD again in the near future,” said Prof. Liu.

The event concluded with a presentation from the SUTD library highlighting how the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication can aid students on their academic journey. This digital publication provides students, researchers, educators, and librarians with the instruction and advice they need to master the art of scholarly communication. 

Students who attended the event also got to bring home prizes and a participation certificate.

ACS Publications looks forward to additional future collaborations with SUTD and with more universities to come! Check ACS on Campus to find an upcoming event near you.

Here’s what people are saying about this ACS on Campus event with SUTD.

The speakers and modules presented during ACS on Campus SUTD were really engaging and insightful for our students. Being our first collaboration with ACS Publications, the turnout was better than expected. Looking forward to more of such events from ACS Publications and the team.” – Ridzwan Hussain, SUTD Library Senior Associate for User Engagement and Outreach

The ACS on Campus SUTD was highly engaging and the knowledgeable speakers gave amazing presentations and answered our burning questions with good advice. Overall, the session is thought-provoking and one that I would definitely encourage others who have an interest in research to attend.” – Kelly Lim, SUTD Alumni

The session was informative and engaging! I learned from the sharing by different presenters and benefitted from the thought-provoking questions asked by fellow students.” – Lin Huiqing, SUTD student

I am glad to have the opportunity to participate in this event. Although my major is computer science and not chemistry, I learned a lot about academic presentation and academic writing from the presentation, which will help me a lot in my future research. Thank you to all the organizers for their hard work! I hope I can attend again next time! Thank you so much!” Rui Liu, SUTD student

The sharing on Scientific Presentation and Writing by Prof Chen and Prof Liu, respectively, are extremely insightful for researchers. The sharing was delivered in a very systematic approach to engender confidence for novice and intermediate researchers to partake in our future scientific writing and presentations.” – Lim Sze Li Harry, SUTD student

2021 ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Award Winners Announced

ACS Chemical BiologyACS Pharmacology & Translational ScienceACS Omega, and Biochemistry are proud to continue supporting the ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Award.

This award is dedicated to advancing the career development of young chemical biologists. The individuals who receive this honor are recognized annually for their impactful work within the global community.

Learn more about the 2021 ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Award Winners:

Leslie Aldrich, University of Illinois Chicago

What does winning this year’s award mean to you?

Receiving this award is such an honor! This award provides recognition for the tenacity and creativity of my group and gives me the opportunity to highlight our recent discoveries and future directions. I hope that my lecture will inspire others to dream big and to get excited about how chemical biology can impact human health.

What exciting projects are you currently working on?

A major focus of our research group is developing new small-molecule probes for challenging targets to facilitate drug discovery efforts for unmet medical needs. We are particularly interested in autophagy, a catabolic process that maintains cellular homeostasis. We are currently targeting protein-protein interactions that are important for autophagy initiation to develop inhibitors with improved selectivity that could lead to new therapeutic strategies for cancer. Autophagy can enable cancer cells to overcome stress, including hypoxia, nutrient deprivation, and chemotherapy-induced stress, to survive and progress to advanced malignancy. By selectively inhibiting autophagy in cancer patients, we could restore cancer cell sensitivity to chemotherapy and minimize off-target effects. In addition to inhibiting early-stage autophagy, we are also developing probes that modulate autophagy through different mechanisms to evaluate their effects in neurodegenerative diseases. It is possible that molecules that induce autophagic flux could restore homeostasis in these diseases and prevent neuronal cell death. Precise control of the autophagy pathway could lead to numerous applications and benefits!

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

Autophagy is a challenging pathway to study due to its dual nature in disease: prevention of cell death may be beneficial in neurodegeneration but is detrimental in cancer. Also, many different targets can activate or inhibit autophagy, and identifying which targets are the most promising for therapeutic modulation can be challenging. This will require careful mechanistic assessment and in vivo evaluation of new probes to discover which mechanisms of modulation are most beneficial. Furthermore, targeting protein-protein interactions has historically been considered difficult for drug discovery and development. Recent successes, like Venetoclax, have highlighted the exciting potential of this strategy for the development of novel, selective therapies.

What would your advice be to someone just starting out in the field?

I have two pieces of general advice for starting a chemistry faculty position.

  1. Establish a supportive environment that prioritizes mental and physical health in your own life and in the lives of your trainees. This is critical for productivity, success, and happiness. I personally like to spend time running and thinking of new ideas or solutions to problems, and then I’m excited to get back to my computer and lab to further develop a hypothesis and to make plans for the critical experiments to test it.
  2. Seek out supportive mentors. It can be overwhelming setting up a new lab, teaching new classes, and training new graduate students, so it’s especially important to have a network of people who can give insightful advice and provide encouragement.

This is my advice for starting out in the chemical biology field.

  1. Take risks! Chemical Biology is highly interdisciplinary, and there are many challenging problems. There is an inherent risk to tackling any challenging problem, but as a chemical biologist, you have a diverse skillset that lends itself to devising creative solutions.
  2. Collaborate! Working with talented, supportive collaborators to design experiments, analyze results, and discuss future directions can really advance your research and lead to new discoveries and ideas due to diverse experiences and viewpoints.

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

I hope to continue seeing advances in the determination of mechanisms of small-molecule probes discovered through phenotypic screening and the evaluation of selectivity of probes for non-traditional targets. I also hope to see new and exciting approaches to developing small-molecule tools to modulate complex cellular pathways, and I look forward to the new knowledge we will gain from analyzing the results of selective pathway modulation in basic biology and human disease. Finally, I hope to see a continual push for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field, because all people and voices are needed to realize the discoveries of the future.

Read Leslie Aldrich’s contributions to the field through their ACS published research.

Jeremy Baskin, Cornell University

What does winning this year’s award mean to you?

Above all, this award is a recognition of the contributions of a creative and dedicated team of students and postdoctoral scholars working in my lab, and I am so grateful for their innovative ideas, their passion for research, and for pushing me to become a better scientist and mentor. Additionally, this award is a recognition that lipids and membranes are currently, and will hopefully remain for many years, a fertile area for investigation at the chemistry–biology interface.

What exciting projects are you currently working on?

We are excited to apply our tools to frontier questions in lipid biology. Two examples: How do cells maintain the non-equilibrium localization of lipids in specific membranes? We are working on projects to define the rules of lipid transport between organelles and across bilayers. How do cells regulate the production and consumption of bioactive signaling lipids? Their chemical structures and the enzymes that produce them have mostly been identified, but the factors that regulate their activity are not well understood in many instances, and we are combining our labeling tools with CRISPR screening to discover new regulatory networks.

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

Unlike proteins, lipids are not directly genetically encoded but are instead the products of a complex and interconnected metabolic network. Much of the challenge of studying lipids and membranes stems from this metabolic complexity and therefore motivates the development of precision tools for visualization and manipulation of lipid production and metabolic flux.

What would your advice be to someone just starting out in the field?

I would advise newcomers to identify a niche where there are important questions. The questions don’t have to be new, but one should strive to bring something new to address the questions in a different way. Even for tool-builders, being question-focused can increase the impact of your advances. The other piece of advice is to pick one’s mentors carefully and surround oneself with a good support system of mentors and collaborators.

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

Broadly, I hope to see more complete molecular descriptions of the fascinating and complicated phenomena of lipid transport and homeostasis. I would love to increase connections at the chemistry–biology interface, which is a two-way street: more biologists adopting chemical tools and adopting a chemically oriented mindset, and more chemists gaining a deeper appreciation of the complexity of cellular systems and pushing methods advances toward important applications in biology.

Read Jeremy Baskin’s contributions to the field through their ACS published research.

Nir London, Weizmann Institute of Science

What does winning this year’s award mean to you?

I’m deeply honored and proud to receive this award. As someone who started his career strictly as a computational scientist and have only transitioned into experimental chemical biology as I started my independent career here at the Weizmann Institute, this recognition means a lot to me. The chemical biology community is awesome, friendly and collegial and I’m very happy to be accepted into the fold.

What exciting projects are you currently working on?

A big part of our lab is focused now on our recently published “CoLDR”(covalent ligand directed release) chemistry. This technology allows to both functionalize targeted covalent inhibitors, as well as to site-specifically label target proteins in live cells. We are now developing new applications for this chemistry in the domains of targeted protein degradation and protein proximity inducers in general.

Another project that we are still very much involved with is the COVID moonshot – an ambitious open-science initiative I co-founded with several like-minded scientists early in 2020. We aim to develop a safe and cheap therapeutic against SARS-CoV-2 (targeting the Main Protease) through a combination of crowdsourcing and structure based-design. Recently we were awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust that should enable us to advance compounds to pre-clinical testing and hopefully to IND.

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

I think one of the biggest challenges in the field of covalent inhibitors, which is heavily studied nowadays, is the discovery of new covalent ‘warheads’ against amino acids other than Cysteine, that are both sufficiently selective and stable, as well as suitable for in vivo administration.

What would your advice be to someone just starting out in the field?

I would first advise them not to listen to conventional wisdom in their field. Some of our most influential discoveries were made through ‘ignorance’ of what should or shouldn’t work. That said, my next best advice is to find your community and build your network of mentors, collaborators, friends and colleagues. This is so important, both scientifically, and psychologically, and I think is sometimes under appreciated by young researchers.

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

Targeted covalent inhibitors are already becoming mainstream in drug discovery (this is very far from where they were when I got into the field and they still have some way to go). Yet, there are still very few electrophiles that are precedented in approved drugs. I hope over the next decade to see new electrophiles make it into approved drugs, expanding the scope of covalent inhibitors.

Read Nir London’s contributions to the field through their ACS published research.

Learn about winners of previous ICBS Rising Star awards, supported by ACS Publications.

Discover the Most-Read Chemistry Articles of October 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 October 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 October 2021.

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Accounts of Chemical Research
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Propargylic Se-adenosyl-l-selenomethionine: A Chemical Tool for Methylome Analysis
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00395

Rolling Circle Amplification in Integrated Microsystems: An Uncut Gem toward Massively Multiplexed Pathogen Diagnostics and Genotyping
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00438

n-Type Organic and Polymeric Semiconductors Based on Bithiophene Imide Derivatives
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00381

Imaging Sensitive Materials, Interfaces, and Quantum Materials with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
This article is part of the Cryogenic Electron Microscopy special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00373

Lost in Condensation: Poly-, Cyclo-, and Ultraphosphates
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00370


Accounts of Materials Research
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Liquid Metal Transformable Machines
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00182

Mechanical Behavior of Single and Bundled Defect-Free Carbon Nanotubes
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00120

Toward Programming Bacterial Behavior via Synthetic Interfaces: Physicochemical Nanopatterning, Decoupling Surface Properties, and Integrating Material and Biological Insights
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00112

Toward Practical Solid-State Lithium–Sulfur Batteries: Challenges and Perspectives
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00116

Ionic Liquid for Perovskite Solar Cells: An Emerging Solvent Engineering Technology
DOI: 10.1021/accountsmr.1c00154


ACS Agricultural Science & Technology
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Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods and Technologies for On-Site Plant–Pathogen Diagnostics
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00198

Valorization of Polyphenols from Stryphnodendron adstringens Bark for Use as a Sustainable Inhibitor of Nitrogen Volatilization in Soil
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00095

Large-Scale Preparation of Peanut-Bran-Derived Carbon Dots and Their Promoting Effect on Italian Lettuce
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00177

Comparative Study of the Development and Characterization of Ecofriendly Oil and Water Nanoemulsions for Improving Antifungal Activity
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00141

Application of Commercial Plant Probiotics Improves the Berry Yield and Quality of Field-Grown Blackcurrant
DOI: 10.1021/acsagscitech.1c00115


ACS Applied Bio Materials
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PDMS–Parylene Hybrid, Flexible Micro-ECoG Electrode Array for Spatiotemporal Mapping of Epileptic Electrophysiological Activity from Multicortical Brain Regions
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00923

Development of an Effective Tumor-Targeted Contrast Agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Based on Mn/H-Ferritin Nanocomplexes
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00724

Bioinspired Silicification of mRNA-Loaded Polyion Complexes for Macrophage-Targeted mRNA Delivery
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00704

Interfacing Live Cells with Surfaces: A Concurrent Control Technique for Quantifying Surface Ligand Activity
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00797

Detection of Ganglioside-Specific Toxin Binding with Biomembrane-Based Bioelectronic Sensors
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00878


ACS Applied Electronic Materials
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Impact of La Concentration on Ferroelectricity of La-Doped HfO2 Epitaxial Thin Films
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00672

Nanospike Electrode Designs for Improved Electrical Performance in Nanoscale Organic Thin-Film Transistors
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00813

Self-Powered, Ultrathin, and Transparent Printed Pressure Sensor for Biosignal Monitoring
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00540

POx/Al2O3 Stacks for c-Si Surface Passivation: Material and Interface Properties
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00516

Electrochemical Properties of Biobased Carbon Aerogels Decorated with Graphene Dots Synthesized from Biochar
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00487


ACS Applied Energy Materials
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Electrochemical Modeling of GITT Measurements for Improved Solid-State Diffusion Coefficient Evaluation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c02218

A Quinone-Based Cathode Material for High-Performance Organic Lithium and Sodium Batteries
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01339

Effects of Grain Size on the Thermoelectric Properties of Cu2SnS3: An Experimental and First-Principles Study
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c02377

Compatibility of Various Electrolytes with Cation Disordered Rocksalt Cathodes in Lithium Ion Batteries
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01879

Poly(arylene piperidine) Anion Exchange Membranes with Tunable N-Alicyclic Quaternary Ammonium Side Chains
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c02389


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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Designed Antitumor Peptide for Targeted siRNA Delivery into Cancer Spheroids
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c14761

Injectable Magnetic-Responsive Short-Peptide Supramolecular Hydrogels: Ex Vivo and In Vivo Evaluation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c13972

Porosity of Solid Electrolyte Interphases on Alkali Metal Electrodes with Liquid Electrolytes
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c15607

Morphological Stability of Copper Surfaces under Reducing Conditions
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c13989

MnOx-Electrodeposited Fabric-Based Stretchable Supercapacitors with Intrinsic Strain Sensing
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c12526


ACS Applied Nano Materials
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Benzothiazole-Linked Metal-Free Covalent Organic Framework Nanostructures for Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Conversion of Phenylboronic Acids to Phenols
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c02329

Lethal Interactions of SARS-CoV-2 with Graphene Oxide: Implications for COVID-19 Treatment
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c02446

Tea–Essential Oil–Metal Hybrid Nanocoatings for Bacterial and Viral Inactivation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c03151

Solvent-Exfoliated Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanoflakes for Quantum Emitters
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c01974

Optical Trapping of Nanocrystals at Oil/Water Interfaces: Implications for Photocatalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c02335


ACS Applied Polymer Materials
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Recycling Thermoset Epoxy Resin Using Alkyl-Methyl-Imidazolium Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00896

Singling Out the Role of Molecular Weight in the Crystallization Kinetics of Polyester/Clay Bionanocomposites Obtained by In Situ Step Growth Polycondensation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00684

Bicomponent Cellulose Fibrils and Minerals Afford Wicking Channels Stencil-Printed on Paper for Rapid and Reliable Fluidic Platforms
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00856

Ultrafast Photo-Crosslinking of Thiol–Norbornene Opaque Silicone Elastomer Nanocomposites in Air
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00440

Detailed Thermal, Fire, and Mechanical Study of Silicon-Modified Epoxy Resin Containing Humic Acid and Other Additives
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c01240


ACS Bio & Med Chem Au
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Evolution of Methods for the Study of Cobalamin-Dependent Radical SAM Enzymes
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.1c00032

Proposed Mechanism for the Biosynthesis of the [FeFe] Hydrogenase H-Cluster: Central Roles for the Radical SAM Enzymes HydG and HydE
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.1c00035

Binding of AP Endonuclease-1 to G-Quadruplex DNA Depends on the N-Terminal Domain, Mg2+, and Ionic Strength
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.1c00031


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
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In Vitro Low-Fluence Photodynamic Therapy Parameter Screening Using 3D Tumor Spheroids Shows that Fractionated Light Treatments Enhance Phototoxicity
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00690

Development and Advantages of Biodegradable PHA Polymers Based on Electrospun PHBV Fibers for Tissue Engineering and Other Biomedical Applications
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00757

Adaptation of Escherichia coli Biofilm Growth, Morphology, and Mechanical Properties to Substrate Water Content
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00927

Soft Hydrogel Inspired by Elastomeric Proteins
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00817

milliPillar: A Platform for the Generation and Real-Time Assessment of Human Engineered Cardiac Tissues
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c01006


ACS Catalysis
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Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Heteroaryl Chlorides and Aryl Chlorides
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c02307

Light-Driven N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis Using Alkylborates
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c04153

Modular Enantioselective Synthesis of cis-Cyclopropanes through Self-Sensitized Stereoselective Photodecarboxylation with Benzothiazolines
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03949

Three-Component Visible-Light-Induced Palladium-Catalyzed 1,2-Alkyl Carbamoylation/Cyanation of Alkenes
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c04183

The Directing Group: A Tool for Efficient and Selective C–F Bond Activation
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03896


ACS Central Science
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Bridging Hydrometallurgy and Biochemistry: A Protein-Based Process for Recovery and Separation of Rare Earth Elements
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00724

Storing and Reading Information in Mixtures of Fluorescent Molecules
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00728

Engineered Ribosyl-1-Kinase Enables Concise Synthesis of Molnupiravir, an Antiviral for COVID-19
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00608

The Evolution of Data-Driven Modeling in Organic Chemistry
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00535

Noble Metal Nanoparticles Decorated Metal Oxide Semiconducting Nanowire Arrays Interwoven into 3D Mesoporous Superstructures for Low-Temperature Gas Sensing
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00912


ACS Chemical Biology
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Mapping Sphingolipid Metabolism Pathways during Phagosomal Maturation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00393

Cell-surface Labeling via Bioorthogonal Host–Guest Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00494

Rescue of Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Anchored Protein Biosynthesis Using Synthetic Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Oligosaccharides
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00465

GenoChemetic Strategy for Derivatization of the Violacein Natural Product Scaffold
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00483

Rapid Analysis of ADP-Ribosylation Dynamics and Site-Specificity Using TLC-MALDI
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00542


ACS Chemical Health & Safety
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Listening to the Well, Listening to Each Other, and Listening to the Silence—New Safety Lessons from Deepwater Horizon
This article is part of the Process Safety from Bench to Pilot to Plant joint virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00050

Academia–Industry Partnership for R&D Safety Culture: The Partners in Lab Safety (PALS) Initiative
This article is part of the Process Safety from Bench to Pilot to Plant joint virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00053

Accident Experiences and Reporting Practices in Canadian Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories: A Pilot Investigation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00070


ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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Mass Spectrometry Imaging Deciphers Dysregulated Lipid Metabolism in the Human Hippocampus Affected by Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00587

Mechanism of Anosmia Caused by Symptoms of COVID-19 and Emerging Treatments
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00477

A Small Molecule Exploits Hidden Structural Features within the RNA Repeat Expansion That Causes c9ALS/FTD and Rescues Pathological Hallmarks
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00470

New Pyrimidine and Pyridine Derivatives as Multitarget Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Design, Synthesis, and In Vitro and In Cellulo Evaluation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00485

Biomaterial Strategies for Restorative Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00484


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry
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Ca2+ Ions Decrease Adhesion between Two (104) Calcite Surfaces as Probed by Atomic Force Microscopy
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00220

Biogenic Sulfidation of U(VI) and Ferrihydrite Mediated by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria at Elevated pH
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00126

Impact of Tetrabutylammonium on the Oxidation of Bromide by Ozone
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00233

Chemical Characterization and Source Apportionment of Organic Aerosols in the Coastal City of Chennai, India: Impact of Marine Air Masses on Aerosol Chemical Composition and Potential for Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00276

Evolution of Sea Spray Aerosol Particle Phase State Across a Phytoplankton Bloom
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00186


ACS Energy Letters
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A Minimal Information Set To Enable Verifiable Theoretical Battery Research
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01710

Interfacial Passivation Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells with Fill Factor over 82% and Outstanding Operational Stability on n-i-p Architecture
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01811

Local Chemical Environment Governs Anode Processes in CO2 Electrolyzers
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01937

Essential Considerations for Reporting Thermoelectric Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c02043

Ammonia Synthesis at Ambient Conditions via Electrochemical Atomic Hydrogen Permeation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01568


ACS Engineering Au
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Durable Polylactic Acid (PLA)-Based Sustainable Engineered Blends and Biocomposites: Recent Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsengineeringau.1c00011

Introduction to ACS Engineering Au
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsengineeringau.1c00024


ACS Environmental Au
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Nickel Hyperaccumulator Biochar as a Ni-Adsorbent and Enhanced Bio-ore
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00018

In Vivo Solid-Phase Microextraction and Applications in Environmental Sciences
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00024

Cathode Material Development in the Past Decade for H2 Production from Microbial Electrolysis Cells
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00021


ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water
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Development of a Heavy Metal Sensing Boat for Automatic Analysis in Natural Waters Utilizing Anodic Stripping Voltammetry
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00192

Improvement of Methane Production and Sludge Dewaterability by FeCl3-Assisted Anaerobic Digestion of Aluminum Waste-Activated Sludge
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00223

Fe3+ Promoted the Photocatalytic Defluorination of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) over In2O3
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00275

Activation of Oxytetracycline Extracellular Degradation in Bacillus megaterium: Outward Transmembrane Electron Transfer and Energy Metabolism via Bio-Pd0 Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00258

Reevaluation of the Reactivity of Superoxide Radicals with a Sulfonamide Antibiotic, Sulfacetamide: An Experimental and Theoretical Study
DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00193


ACS ES&T Engineering
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Opportunities and Challenges for Industrial Water Treatment and Reuse
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00282

Onsite Graywater Treatment in a Two-Stage Electro-Peroxone Reactor with a Partial Recycle of Treated Effluent
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00240

Optimizing the Ink Formulation for Preparation of Cu-Based Gas Diffusion Electrodes Yielding Ethylene in Electroreduction of CO2
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00228

Quantitively Analyzing the Variation of Micrometer-Sized Microplastic during Water Treatment with the Flow Cytometry-Fluorescent Beads Method
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00253

Using Adhesives to Capture Microplastics from Water
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.1c00272


ACS Food Science & Technology
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Double Isothermal Amplification and CRISPR-Cas12a for Sensitive Detection of Citrinin
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00321

Uses of Cellular Agriculture in Plant-Based Meat Analogues for Improved Palatability
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00248

Isomerization of Paracoccus carotinifaciens-Derived Carotenoids (Astaxanthin, Adonirubin, and Adonixanthin) under Subcritical Water Conditions
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00231

Starch and Agar-Based Color-Indicator Films Integrated with Shikonin for Smart Packaging Application of Shrimp
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00292

Detection of Redox Status and pH of Fruits and Vegetables Using a Multiplexed SERS-Active Microneedle
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00190


ACS Infectious Diseases
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Antiviral Potential of the Antimicrobial Drug Atovaquone against SARS-CoV-2 and Emerging Variants of Concern
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00278

Reductionism Ad Absurdum: The Misadventures of Structural Biology in the Time of Coronavirus
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00492

Call for Papers: Glycoscience in Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00524

Highly Potent Photoinactivation of Bacteria Using a Water-Soluble, Cell-Permeable, DNA-Binding Photosensitizer
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00313

Conjugation of Aztreonam, a Synthetic Monocyclic -Lactam Antibiotic, to a Siderophore Mimetic Significantly Expands Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacteria
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00458


ACS Macro Letters
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Unraveling the Unconventional Order of a High-Mobility Indacenodithiophene–Benzothiadiazole Copolymer
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00547

Degradable Polymer Structures from Carbon Dioxide and Butadiene
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00523

Activated Monomer Mechanism (AMM) in Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization. The Origin of the AMM and Further Development in Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00509

Polyphosphonate-Based Macromolecular RAFT-CTA Enables the Synthesis of Well-Defined Block Copolymers Using Vinyl Monomers
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00564

Fabrication of High -Low N Block Copolymers with Thermally Stable Sub-5 nm Microdomains Using Polyzwitterion as a Constituent Block
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00461


ACS Materials Au
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Revealing the Fast and Durable Na+ Insertion Reactions in a Layered Na3Fe3(PO4)4 Anode for Aqueous Na-Ion Batteries
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00035

Water-Responsive Self-Repairing Superomniphobic Surfaces via Regeneration of Hierarchical Topography
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00036

Toward Multicomponent Single-Atom Catalysis for Efficient Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00041

First-Principles Calculations of Luminescence Spectra of Real-Scale Quantum Dots
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00034

Ag–Diamond Core–Shell Nanostructures Incorporated with Silicon-Vacancy Centers
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00027


ACS Materials Letters
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Advances and Challenges in Tin Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00444

Electrolyte Regulation of Bismuth Ions toward High-Performance Aqueous Manganese-based Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00480

Nanoengineered Antiviral Fibrous Arrays with Rose-Thorn-Inspired Architectures
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00419

Insights into Metal/Metalloid-Based Alloying Anodes for Potassium Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00477

Fluorescence Enhancement through Confined Oligomerization in Nanochannels: An Anthryl Oligomer in a Metal-Organic Framework
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00332


ACS Measurement Science Au
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Metal Nanoparticle Modified Carbon-Fiber Microelectrodes Enhance Adenosine Triphosphate Surface Interactions with Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00026

From Light Pipes to Substrate-Integrated Hollow Waveguides for Gas Sensing: A Review
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00029

Combining Micropunch Histology and Multidimensional Lipidomic Measurements for In-Depth Tissue Mapping
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00035

Detection of Aqueous Solvated Electrons Produced by Photoemission from Solids Using Transient Absorption Measurements
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00025

Monitoring Ozone Using Portable Substrate-Integrated Hollow Waveguide-Based Absorbance Sensors in the Ultraviolet Range
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.1c00028


ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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Physicochemistry of Cereblon Modulating Drugs Determines Pharmacokinetics and Disposition
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00475

Influence of Linker Attachment Points on the Stability and Neosubstrate Degradation of Cereblon Ligands
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00368

Degradation of Protein Kinases: Ternary Complex, Cooperativity, and Selectivity
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00543

Novel Reagent Space: Identifying Unorderable but Readily Synthesizable Building Blocks
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00340

Discovery of Spirocyclic Androgen Receptor Protein Degraders for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00498


ACS Nano
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Nanophotonic Approaches for Chirality Sensing
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c04992

Quantification of Strand Accessibility in Biostable DNA Origami with Single-Staple Resolution
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c05540

Direct Nanopore Sequencing of Individual Full Length tRNA Strands
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c06488

Cyan Emission in Two-Dimensional Colloidal Cs2CdCl4:Sb3+ Ruddlesden–Popper Phase Nanoplatelets
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c05684

Biomimetic Mechanically Strong One-Dimensional Hydroxyapatite/Poly(d,l-lactide) Composite Inducing Formation of Anisotropic Collagen Matrix
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c03905


ACS Nanoscience Au
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Design of Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescent Polymeric Micellar Nanoparticles by Matching the Solubility Parameter of the Core Polymer and Dye
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00010

Advances in Inorganic Nanomaterials for Triboelectric Nanogenerators
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00026

Superatomic Au25(SC2H5)18 Nanocluster under Pressure
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00024


ACS Omega
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Improved Self-Assembly of P3HT with Pyrene-Functionalized Methacrylates
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04176

Further Investigation of Synaptic Vesicle Protein 2A (SV2A) Ligands Designed for Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging: Synthesis and Structure–Activity Relationship of Substituted Pyridinylmethyl-4-(3,5-difluorophenyl)pyrrolidin-2-ones
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02433

Synthesis of Some Novel Nanosized Chelates of Anchoring Bisazo Dye 5-[5-(4,6-Dioxo-2-thioxo-hexahydro-pyrimidin-5-ylazo)-naphthalen-1-ylazo]-2-mercapto-1H-pyrimidine-4,6-dione and Their Applications as Antioxidant and Antitumor Agents
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02989

High-Efficiency Photocatalytic Degradation of Tannic Acid Using TiO2 Heterojunction Catalysts
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02500

Noninvasive Tracking of Natural Killer Cells Using Gold Nanoparticles
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c02143


ACS Organic & Inorganic Au
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Welcome to ACS Organic & Inorganic Au!
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00026

Straightforward Synthesis of Indenes by Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroalkylation of Ynamides
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00021

Influence of the CH/B replacement on the Reactivity of Boranthrene and Related Compounds
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00023

Shape Control of MAX Phases by Biopolymer Sol–Gel Synthesis: Cr2GaC Thick Films, Microspheres, and Hollow Microspheres
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00022


ACS Photonics
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Luminescent Lead Halide Ionic Liquids for High-Spatial-Resolution Fast Neutron Imaging
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01348

Micromirror Total Internal Reflection Microscopy for High-Performance Single Particle Tracking at Interfaces
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01268

Photon Recycling in CsPbBr3 All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00953

Photon-Mediated Interactions near a Dirac Photonic Crystal Slab
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00991

Locating Single-Atom Optical Picocavities Using Wavelength-Multiplexed Raman Scattering
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01100


ACS Physical Chemistry Au
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Dual Singlet Excited-State Quenching Mechanisms in an Artificial Caroteno-Phthalocyanine Light Harvesting Antenna
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00008

Comparing Isoelectronic, Quadruple-Bonded Metalloporphyrin and Metallocorrole Dimers: Scalar-Relativistic DFT Calculations Predict a >1 eV Range for Ionization Potential and Electron Affinity
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00030

Structural Water Molecules Confined in Soft and Hard Nanocavities as Bright Color Emitters
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00020

Toward Targeted Kinetic Trapping of Organic–Inorganic Interfaces: A Computational Case Study
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00015


ACS Polymers Au
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Tuning Ligand Concentration in Cu(0)-RDRP: A Simple Approach to Control Polymer Dispersity
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00030

Fracture in Silica/Butadiene Rubber: A Molecular Dynamics View of Design–Property Relationships
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00023

Quantifying Properties of Polysaccharide Solutions
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00028


ACS Sensors
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A Guide to Signal Processing Algorithms for Nanopore Sensors
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01618

Glycan-Based Flow-Through Device for the Detection of SARS-COV-2
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01470

Pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5) as a Superior 19F Magnetic Resonance Reporter Group: Signal Detection and Biological Activity of Teriflunomide Derivatives
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01024

Subcellular Dynamic Immunopatterning of Cytosolic Protein Complexes on Microstructured Polymer Substrates
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01574

A Portable Digital Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Platform Based on Microgel Array and Hand-Held Reader
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c00603


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
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Fmoc-Removal with Pyrrolidine Expands the Available Solvent Space in Green Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04770

Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation Potential of Chemicals Produced from Biomass
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04836

Environmental Impacts of Graphite Recycling from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Life Cycle Assessment
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04938

Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering in Pharma
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c06526

Photons at Play: Photocatalysis in Sustainable Chemistry. A Joint Virtual Special Issue by ACS Catalysis and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c05667


ACS Synthetic Biology
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A Loser-Take-All DNA Circuit
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00318

Directed Evolution in Drops: Molecular Aspects and Applications
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00313

Incorporation of Functional Rubisco Activases into Engineered Carboxysomes to Enhance Carbon Fixation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00311

Engineering Wired Life: Synthetic Biology for Electroactive Bacteria
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00335

Emergent Biological Endurance Depends on Extracellular Matrix Composition of Three-Dimensionally Printed Escherichia coli Biofilms
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00290


Analytical Chemistry
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Full Sequencing of CRISPR/Cas9 Single Guide RNA (sgRNA) via Parallel Ribonuclease Digestions and Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Analysis
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c03533

Rapid Cyanobacteria Species Identification with High Sensitivity Using Native Mass Spectrometry
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c03412

Suppression of O-Linked Glycosylation of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike by Quaternary Structural Restraints
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01772

Correlative Imaging of Trace Elements and Intact Molecular Species in a Single-Tissue Sample at the 50 μm Scale
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01927

Reagentless Acid–Base Titration for Alkalinity Detection in Seawater
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02545


Biochemistry
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Glycine-Rich Peptides from FUS Have an Intrinsic Ability to Self-Assemble into Fibers and Networked Fibrils
This article is part of the Protein Condensates virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00501

Discovery of an Allosteric, Inactive Conformation-Selective Inhibitor of Full-Length HPK1 Utilizing a Kinase Cascade Assay
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00486

Proteomic Analysis of the Functional Inward Rectifier Potassium Channel (Kir) 2.1 Reveals Several Novel Phosphorylation Sites
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00555

Structural Ensemble of the Insulin Monomer
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00583

Modularly Built Synthetic Membraneless Organelles Enabling Targeted Protein Sequestration and Release
This article is part of the Protein Condensates virtual special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00675


Bioconjugate Chemistry
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Ligand-Modulated Catalytic Selectivity of Ag Clusterzyme for Relieving Multiorgan Injury via Inhabiting Acute Oxidative Stress
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00408

Traceless Click-Assisted Native Chemical Ligation Enabled by Protecting Dibenzocyclooctyne from Acid-Mediated Rearrangement with Copper(I)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00403

Rational Design of a Dual-Targeting Natural Toxin-Like Bicyclic Peptide for Selective Bioenergetic Blockage in Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00366

Molecular Imaging-Guided Sonodynamic Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00288

Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen-Targeted Turn-on Probe for Imaging Cargo Release in Prostate Cancer Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00435


Biomacromolecules
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Development of an Antioxidative Pickering Emulsion Gel through Polyphenol-Inspired Free-Radical Grafting of Microcrystalline Cellulose for 3D Food Printing
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00896

Introducing Hyaluronic Acid into Supramolecular Polymers and Hydrogels
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00927

Importance of Water in Maintaining Softwood Secondary Cell Wall Nanostructure
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00937

Effect of Enzymatic Depolymerization of Cellulose and Hemicelluloses on the Direct Dissolution of Prehydrolysis Kraft Dissolving Pulp
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c01102

Modulating Surface Properties of the Linothele fallax Spider Web by Solvent Treatment
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00787


Chemical Research in Toxicology
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Cannabis Vaping: Existing and Emerging Modalities, Chemistry, and Pulmonary Toxicology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00290

Characterizing the Chemical Landscape in Commercial E-Cigarette Liquids and Aerosols by Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00253

A Catecholaldehyde Metabolite of Norepinephrine Induces Myofibroblast Activation and Toxicity via the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts: Mitigating Role of l-Carnosine
Open Access
This article is part of the
Natural Products in Redox Toxicology special collection.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00262

Division of Chemical Toxicology Program at the American Chemical Society National Meeting: Celebrating 25 Years!
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00298

A Classification Model to Identify Direct-Acting Mutagenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Transformation Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00187


Chemical Reviews
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Visible Light-Induced Transition Metal Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00403

Single-Atom (Iron-Based) Catalysts: Synthesis and Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00158

Interfacial Assembly and Applications of Functional Mesoporous Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00236

Strategies to Generate Nitrogen-centered Radicals That May Rely on Photoredox Catalysis: Development in Reaction Methodology and Applications in Organic Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00444

Chiral Photocatalyst Structures in Asymmetric Photochemical Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00467


Chemistry of Materials
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Role of Dopants in Organic and Halide Perovskite Energy Conversion Devices
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01867

Tuning the Optical Absorption of Sn-, Ge-, and Zn-Substituted Cs2AgBiBr6 Double Perovskites: Structural and Electronic Effects
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02236

Benzothiazole-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks with Different Symmetrical Combinations for Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02660

Giant Topological Hall Effect in the Noncollinear Phase of Two-Dimensional Antiferromagnetic Topological Insulator MnBi4Te7
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02625

Molecularly Engineered Zwitterionic Hydrogels with High Toughness and Self-Healing Capacity for Soft Electronics Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02781


Crystal Growth & Design
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Advances in Low-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy and Applications in Crystal Engineering
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00850

Halogen and Hydrogen Bond Motifs in Ionic Cocrystals Derived from 3-Halopyridinium Halogenides and Perfluorinated Iodobenzenes
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00755

Solvent and Guest-Driven Supramolecular Organic Frameworks Based on a Calix[4]arene-tetrol: Channels vs Molecular Cavities
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00828

Cold Crystallization and Polymorphism Triggered by the Mobility of the Phenyl Group in Alkyl Azo Dye Molecules
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00666

Ammonium Metatungstate, (NH4)6[H2W12O40]: Crystallization and Thermal Behavior of Various Hydrous Species
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00639


Energy & Fuels
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2021 Energy and Fuels Rising Stars
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c03135

Photochemical Energy Conversion with Artificial Molecular Machines
Open Access
This article is part of the 2021 Pioneers in Energy Research: Vivian Yam special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c02921

Comprehensive Review on Concept and Recycling Evolution of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs)
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c02489

Hydrodeoxygenation of Isoeugenol over Carbon-Supported Pt and Pt–Re Catalysts for Production of Renewable Jet Fuel
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c02656

Combustion of Biomass in Fluidized Beds: A Review of Key Phenomena and Future Perspectives
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01947


Environmental Science & Technology
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The Need for Chemical Simplification As a Logical Consequence of Ever-Increasing Chemical Pollution
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c04903

Information Requirements under the Essential-Use Concept: PFAS Case Studies
Open Access
This article is part of the
Emerging Contaminants: Fluorinated Alternatives to Existing PFAS Compounds special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03732

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Model for Biochar Additions to Soil
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c02425

Toward Selective Oxidation of Contaminants in Aqueous Systems
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c05862

Life-Cycle Assessment of a Regulatory Compliant U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c02526


Environmental Science & Technology Letters
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Real-Time Laboratory Measurements of VOC Emissions, Removal Rates, and Byproduct Formation from Consumer-Grade Oxidation-Based Air Cleaners
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00773

Predictive Environmental Microbiology for Safe Use of Sanitation Products in Agriculture: Challenges and Perspectives
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00537

Rapid Metabolism of 1,4-Dioxane to below Health Advisory Levels by Thiamine-Amended Rhodococcus ruber Strain 219
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00714

Weathered Microplastics Induce Silver Nanoparticle Formation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00766

Comment on “Estimating Alcohol Consumption by Wastewater-Based Epidemiology: An Assessment of the Correction Factor for Ethyl Sulfate Using Large-Scale National Monitoring Data”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00745


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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Production of Customized Reactors by 3D Printing for Corrosive and Exothermic Reactions
Open Access
This article is part of the CAMURE11-ISMR10 special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02791

Challenges in Optimization and Control of Biobased Process Systems: An Industrial-Academic Perspective
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01792

Rational Design and Targeted Synthesis of Small-Pore Zeolites with the Assistance of Molecular Modeling, Structural Analysis, and Synthetic Chemistry
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02878

Amine-Infused Hydrogels with Nonaqueous Solvents: Facile Platforms to Control CO2 Capture Performance
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02525

Catalytic Depolymerization of Waste Polyolefins by Induction Heating: Selective Alkane/Alkene Production
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02674


Inorganic Chemistry
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Alternative Conceptual Approach to the Design of Bifunctional Catalysts: An Osmium Germylene System for the Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02893

Computational and Spectroscopic Tools for the Detection of Bond Covalency in Pu(IV) Materials
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01331

Understanding the Effect of the Electron Spin Relaxation on the Relaxivities of Mn(II) Complexes with Triazacyclononane Derivatives
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02057

High-Energy-Density Materials: An Amphoteric N-Rich Bis(triazole) and Salts of Its Cationic and Anionic Species
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02002

Pressure Tunable Electronic Bistability in Fe(II) Hofmann-like Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer [Fe(Fpz)2Pt(CN)4]: A Comprehensive Experimental and Theoretical Study
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02318


JACS Au
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Time-Resolved Local pH Measurements during CO2 Reduction Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy: Buffering and Tip Effects
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00289

Solution Structure and Conformational Flexibility of a Polyketide Synthase Module
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00043

Room-Temperature Cu(II) Radical-Triggered Alkyne C–H Activation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00310

Deep Learning Enables Discovery of a Short Nuclear Targeting Peptide for Efficient Delivery of Antisense Oligomers
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00327

Palladium/Norbornene-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Difunctionalization of Thioesters
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00328


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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Phenazine-1-Carboxylic Acid (PCA), Produced for the First Time as an Antifungal Metabolite by Truncatella angustata, a Causal Agent of Grapevine Trunk Diseases (GTDs) in Iran
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c03877

Enzymatic Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Novel Trehalose-Based Oligosaccharides
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c03768

Synthesis, Stability, and Kinetics of Hydrogen Sulfide Release of Dithiophosphates
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c04655

The Differences between the Effects of a Nanoformulation and a Conventional Form of Atrazine to Lettuce: Physiological Responses, Defense Mechanisms, and Nutrient Displacement
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c01382

Algae as a Source of Natural Flavors in Innovative Foods
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c04409


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
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Isobaric Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium Data for the Isopropanol–Water System
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00327

Gibbs Free Energy Equation of State for Phase I of Solid Benzene from 15 to 488 K and up to 1165 MPa
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00622

Solubility of Phthalic Acid and o-Toluic Acid in Seven Organic Solvents: Experimental Measurement and Thermodynamic Modeling
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00254

Measurement and Correlation of Solubility and Thermodynamic Properties of Phenacetin in 12 Pure Solvents from 283.15 to 323.15 K
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00598

Computation of Isobaric Thermal Expansivity from Liquid Density Measurements. Application to Toluene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.1c00634


Journal of Chemical Education
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Decolonizing the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum: An Account of How to Start
This article is part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00397

Limonene in Citrus: A String of Unchecked Literature Citings?
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00363

Guidelines for Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Programs Offering Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry
Open Access
This article is part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00493

Journal of Chemical Education Call for Papers: Special Issue on New Visions for Teaching Chemistry Laboratory
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c01000

CADMIO: Creating and Curating an Educational YouTube Channel with Chemistry Videos
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00794


Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
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CSDB/SNFG Structure Editor: An Online Glycan Builder with 2D and 3D Structure Visualization
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00917

Generative Deep Learning for Targeted Compound Design
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01496

Improving Structure-Based Virtual Screening with Ensemble Docking and Machine Learning
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00511

Computer-Aided Design and Synthesis of a New Class of PEX14 Inhibitors: Substituted 2,3,4,5-Tetrahydrobenzo[F][1,4]oxazepines as Potential New Trypanocidal Agents
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00472

Making it Rain: Cloud-Based Molecular Simulations for Everyone
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00998


Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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Enhanced Molecular Dynamics Method to Efficiently Increase the Discrimination Capability of Computational Protein–Protein Docking
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00789

Quantum Mechanics/Fluctuating Charge Protocol to Compute Solvatochromic Shifts
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00763

Learning Electron Densities in the Condensed Phase
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00576

Sequential Voxel-Based Leaflet Segmentation of Complex Lipid Morphologies
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00446

Grassmann Extrapolation of Density Matrices for Born–Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00751


Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitor Drugs (1995–2021): Medical Indication, Pharmacology, and Synthesis
Open Access
This article is part of the New Horizons in Drug Discovery – Understanding and Advancing Kinase Inhibitors special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00963

Development of BromoTag: A “Bump-and-Hole”–PROTAC System to Induce Potent, Rapid, and Selective Degradation of Tagged Target Proteins
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c01532

Discovery of Reldesemtiv, a Fast Skeletal Muscle Troponin Activator for the Treatment of Impaired Muscle Function
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c01067

Computational Design of Potent D-Peptide Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00655

Discovery and Characterization of the Potent and Highly Selective 1,7-Naphthyridine-Based Inhibitors BAY-091 and BAY-297 of the Kinase PIP4K2A
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c01245


Journal of Natural Products
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Rufomycins or Ilamycins: Naming Clarifications and Definitive Structural Assignments
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00198

NPClassifier: A Deep Neural Network-Based Structural Classification Tool for Natural Products
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00399

Dereplication of Bioactive Spirostane Saponins from Agave macroacantha
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00663

Talaromynoids A–I, Highly Oxygenated Meroterpenoids from the Marine-Derived Fungus Talaromyces purpureogenus SCSIO 41517 and Their Lipid Accumulation Inhibitory Activities
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00681

Penispidins A–C, Aromatic Sesquiterpenoids from Penicillium virgatum and Their Inhibitory Effects on Hepatic Lipid Accumulation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00185


Journal of Proteome Research
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“What’s in a Name?”: Considerations for Identifying Preferred Reviewers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00667

Mass Dynamics 1.0: A Streamlined, Web-Based Environment for Analyzing, Sharing, and Integrating Label-Free Data
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00683

Combined Molecular and Elemental Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Absolute Quantification of Proteomes: Application to the Venomics Characterization of the Two Species of Desert Black Cobras, Walterinnesia aegyptia and Walterinnesia morgani
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00608

Driving Single Cell Proteomics Forward with Innovation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00639

Adsorptive Microtiter Plates As Solid Supports in Affinity Purification Workflows
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00623


Journal of the American Chemical Society
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Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Taxol
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09637

Direct Deamination of Primary Amines via Isodiazene Intermediates
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09779

Phosphine/Photoredox Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Olefins with Primary Sulfonamides via α-Scission from Phosphoranyl Radicals
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09484

Metal–Peptide Nonafoil Knots and Decafoil Supercoils
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c08094

Total Synthesis of (+)-Cyclobutastellettolide B
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c08880


Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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Proteomics with Enhanced In-Source Fragmentation/Annotation: Applying XCMS-EISA Informatics and Q-MRM High-Sensitivity Quantification
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00188

A DMS Shotgun Lipidomics Workflow Application to Facilitate High-Throughput, Comprehensive Lipidomics
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00203

Propagating Error through Traveling-Wave Ion Mobility Calibration
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00144

Cold Electron Ionization (EI) Is Not a Supplementary Ion Source to Standard EI. It is a Highly Superior Replacement Ion Source
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00241

The Resonant Excitation Process in Commercial Quadrupole Ion Traps Revisited
DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00219


Langmuir
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Criteria Governing Rod Formation and Growth in Nonionic Polymer Micelles
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01570

Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy of COVID-19 Spike Protein for the Quantification of Adhesion to Common Surfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01910

Zeta Potential and Colloidal Stability Predictions for Inorganic Nanoparticle Dispersions: Effects of Experimental Conditions and Electrokinetic Models on the Interpretation of Results
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02056

Rational Fabrication of Nano-to-Microsphere Polycrystalline Opals Using Slope Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01857

Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Metal-Ion-Modulated Chitosan Tubules
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02097


Macromolecules
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Frank–Kasper Phases in Block Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01650

Dynamic Polyamide Networks via Amide–Imide Exchange
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01389

Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Aliphatic Polyester Thermoplastic Elastomers through Star Block Architectures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01357

Ethylene-Free Synthesis of Polyethylene Copolymers and Block Copolymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01257

Dynamically Cross-Linked Polyolefin Elastomers with Highly Improved Mechanical and Thermal Performance
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01249


Molecular Pharmaceutics
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Work–Life Balance in the Pharmaceutical Sciences: More Essential Than Ever Today
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00679

Impact of Simulated Intestinal Fluids on Dissolution, Solution Chemistry, and Membrane Transport of Amorphous Multidrug Formulations
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00480

Investigation of Praziquantel/Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexation by NMR and LC-HRMS/MS: Mechanism, Solubility, Chemical Stability, and Degradation Products
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00716

Molecular Flexibility of Antibodies Preserved Even in the Dense Phase after Macroscopic Phase Separation
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00555

In Vitro–In Vivo Correlation in Cocrystal Dissolution: Consideration of Drug Release Profiles Based on Coformer Dissolution and Absorption Behavior
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00537


Nano Letters
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A High Aspect Ratio Inverse-Designed Holey Metalens
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02612

Accelerating Hydrogen Absorption and Desorption Rates in Palladium Nanocubes with an Ultrathin Surface Modification
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02903

All-Optical Probe of Three-Dimensional Topological Insulators Based on High-Harmonic Generation by Circularly Polarized Laser Fields
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02145

“Plenty of Room” at the Interface of Hybrid Metal Halide Perovskite Single Crystals
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03247

Ferumoxytol Nanoparticles Target Biofilms Causing Tooth Decay in the Human Mouth
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02702


Organic Letters
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Ligand-Enabled, Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Amination for the Asymmetric Synthesis of β-Amino Acids
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03328

Visible-Light- and PPh3-Mediated Direct C–N Coupling of Nitroarenes and Boronic Acids at Ambient Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03343

Nickel-Catalyzed Etherification of Phenols and Aryl Halides through Visible-Light-Induced Energy Transfer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03066

Sulfinates from Amines: A Radical Approach to Alkyl Sulfonyl Derivatives via Donor–Acceptor Activation of Pyridinium Salts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03194

Can the Philicity of Radicals Be Influenced by Oriented External Electric Fields?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02935


Organic Process Research & Development
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Influence of Solvents and Additives on the Pyrophoricity of Palladium on Carbon Catalyst after Hydrogenation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00190

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00365

Air-Stable Iron-Based Precatalysts for Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions between Alkyl Halides and Aryl Boronic Esters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00235

Preparative Synthesis of an RP-Guanosine-3′,5′-Cyclic Phosphorothioate Analogue, a Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerations
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00230

Facile and Cost-Effective Route for the Synthesis of Simmerafil
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.1c00184


Organometallics
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Improved Buchwald–Hartwig Amination by the Use of Lipids and Lipid Impurities
Open Access
This article is part of the Sustainable Organometallic Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00517

Diagonal Relationship among Organometallic Transition-Metal Complexes
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00344

An Isolable Magnesium(II)-Radical Dianion Complex
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00512

Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of a Very Latent Selenium-Chelated Ruthenium Benzylidene Olefin Metathesis Catalyst
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00484

Density Functional Theory-Inspired Design of Ir/P,S-Catalysts for Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00450


The Journal of Organic Chemistry
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“How Should I Think about Voltage? What Is Overpotential?”: Establishing an Organic Chemistry Intuition for Electrochemistry
This article is part of the Electrochemistry in Synthetic Organic Chemistry special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01520

ipso
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c02128

Energy-Transfer-Mediated Photocatalysis by a Bioinspired Organic Perylenephotosensitizer HiBRCP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01876

Enabling Techniques for Organic Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c02326

Mechanochemical Synthesis of Primary Amides
Open Access
This article is part of the Enabling Techniques for Organic Synthesis special issue.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c02350


The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
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Nonadiabatic Effects in the Molecular Oxidation of Subnanometric Cu5 Clusters
Open Access
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Vincenzo Barone Festschrift”.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c07271

Anthropogenic Volatile Organic Compound (AVOC) Autoxidation as a Source of Highly Oxygenated Organic Molecules (HOM)
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c06465

Electronic Structure of Nitrobenzene: A Benchmark Example of the Accuracy of the Multi-State CASPT2 Theory
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c04595

Nonlinear Optical Microscopy with Ultralow Quantum Light
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c06797

Interacting Quantum Atoms Method for Crystalline Solids
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c06574


The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
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Tau Protein Binding Modes in Alzheimer’s Disease for Cationic Luminescent Ligands
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c06019

Accelerated Vibrational Energy Relaxation of Water in Alkaline Environments
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c02730

Catalytic Fields as a Tool to Analyze Enzyme Reaction Mechanism Variants and Reaction Steps
Open Access
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Computational Advances in Protein Engineering and Enzyme Design”.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c05256

Structural Stability of Insulin Oligomers and Protein Association–Dissociation Processes: Free Energy Landscape and Universal Role of Water
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c05811

Autobiography of Carol K. Hall
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Carol K. Hall Festschrift”.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c07825


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
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Virtual Issue on Ultrafast Charge Separation in Energy Research
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07754

Kinetic Regulation of the Synthesis of Pentatwinned Gold Nanorods below Room Temperature
Open Access
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Marie-Paule Pileni Festschrift”.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07284

Understanding the Anisotropic Elastic Properties of Metal–Organic Frameworks at the Nanoscale: The Instructive Example of MOF-74
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07882

Effect of Ligands and Solvents on the Stability of Electron Charged CdSe Colloidal Quantum Dots
Open Access
Published as part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “Marie-Paule Pileni Festschrift”.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07464

Reversible Switching of Molecular Conductance in Viologens is Controlled by the Electrochemical Environment
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c06942


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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In Situ Perovskitoid Engineering at SnO2 Interface toward Highly Efficient and Stable Formamidinium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c03002

Exploring Dyson’s Orbitals and Their Electron Binding Energies for Conceptualizing Excited States from Response Methodology
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02494

Combined Experimental and Ab Initio Methods for Rationalization of Magneto-Luminescent Properties of YbIII Nanomagnets Embedded in Cyanido/Thiocyanidometallate-Based Crystals
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02942

Dynamics and Surface Propensity of H+ and OH– within Rigid Interfacial Water: Implications for Electrocatalysis
Open Access
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02493

Toward a General Understanding of Exciton Self-Trapping in Metal Halide Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02291

Call for Papers: Nanophotonics for Chemical Imaging and Spectroscopy

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C  (JPC C) will publish a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) on “Nanophotonics for Chemical Imaging and Spectroscopy.”

The VSI is led by Guest Editors Dr. Patrick El-Khoury (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Prof. Zachary Schultz (The Ohio State University), and Prof. Nan Jiang (University of Illinois Chicago). Together they encourage researchers to submit their new and unpublished work by Feb. 28, 2022.

Research areas of particular interest include:

  • Nanoparticle-molecule interactions in the context of ultrasensitive detection and chemical fingerprinting
  • The interplay between molecules and plasmons and strong light-matter coupling
  • Fundamentals of light-matter interactions at atomic scales
  • Visualizing low-dimensional quantum materials on the nano and femto scales
  • New approaches to monitoring chemical reactivity on the nanoscale
  • New approaches to visualizing plasmonic fields on the nano and femto scales
  • Plasmon enhanced/induced chemical transformation: far-field spectroscopy to nanoscale mapping

In conceiving this Virtual Special Issue, the Guest Editors were inspired by some recent exciting innovations and discoveries, including:

The manipulation of light and light-matter interactions near metallic nanostructures has enabled single molecule detection, identification, and imaging. The same approach has enabled tracking coherent dynamics and visualizing chemical transformation within a single molecule.

The distinct advantages of the so-called plasmon-enhanced optical imaging and spectroscopy approaches are self-evident: the ultimate spatial resolution (nanometer or better) and sensitivity (down to yoctomolar) are both attainable in chemical and chemical reaction imaging, all while retaining the ability to chemically fingerprint one molecule at a time. The attainable spatial resolution and sensitivity however come at a cost: the new frontier necessitates an improved understanding of light-matter interactions at atomic scales.

Through studies aimed at furthering our existing understanding of the interaction between plasmonic nanostructures and matter (molecular and low-dimensional materials), this special issue is aimed at stimulating a conversation between active practitioners in this exciting and ever-evolving branch of nanophotonics. We particularly encourage studies aimed at not just chemical, but also chemical reaction imaging with nanometer spatial and femtosecond temporal resolution.

Submission Instructions

The review process for all submissions for this VSI will be handled by JPC Senior Editor Libai Huang.

To ensure an unbiased peer-review process, the journal asks that you do not indicate within your manuscript that the submission is intended for the VSI. If you do, your manuscript will be returned for correction. Instead, when you submit your manuscript, please indicate this on your cover letter and note what part and section you feel will be the best fit. You can find a complete list of sections and other important information for authors in the JPC Author Guidelines.

As with all submissions to JPC, your manuscript should represent a rigorous scientific report of original research, as it will be peer-reviewed as a regular article. Manuscripts are expected to provide new physical insight and/or present new theoretical or computational methods of broad interest.

Contribute to this Virtual Special Issue

If you are unsure if your research is within the VSI’s scope or have other questions about submitting a manuscript to this VSI, please email JPC C Deputy Editor Gregory Hartland’s office at hartland-office@jpc.acs.org.

Introducing JACS in Conversation With…

In this new video interview series from the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Editor-in-Chief Professor Erick Carreira speaks with accomplished scientists in chemistry.

Through a series of fascinating interviews Professor Carreira explores their views on the future of chemistry; delves into their professional history, discussing their greatest accomplishments and exploring the variety of career progressions; gains insight into their personal hobbies and how that influences their research; and seeks their insight into what JACS is doing well – and what it could do better – to continue serving the chemistry community.

Click on the interviewees’ names to watch their videos:

Professor Scott E. Denmark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Professor Jack D. Dunitz (1923 – 2021)

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Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Theodore Goodson III, University of Michigan


Professor Laura Gagliardi


Professor Thomas A. Holme, Iowa State University


Professor Dame Carol V. Robinson, University of Oxford


Professor Karen L. Wooley, Texas A&M University


Professor Kelly Chibale, Director of H3D Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

 

See what people are saying about this video series:

“This is such a terrific way to preserve our field. It is so important to capture our tremendous scientific history with these living legends.” -Angela Wilson, 2021 President-elect, American Chemical Society

“Very interesting and motivational.” -Dr. Sai Manoj, George Mason University

“What a great conversation!” -Leonel Barrios Jimenez Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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ACS Publications Appoints First-Ever Ombudsperson

Dr. Kathleen Canul will be the first-ever ACS Publications ombudsperson. This new role, created as part of ACS Publications’ commitments to addressing systemic racism in chemistry journals, is an independent, impartial, off-the-record, and confidential channel for concerns regarding the peer-review process.

In this new role, Dr. Canul will help bring problems, concerns, and conflicts regarding the peer review process to the attention of ACS Publications for resolution. She will be available to hear concerns about Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members, or reviewers, including suspected bias, handling of the peer review process, mismanagement of appeals, and concerns around scientific misconduct. The ombudsperson will also prepare an annual report for ACS, informing it of trends she believes may help the organization address, improve the climate for membership, or improve ACS’ policies and practices.

The new ombudsperson will preserve the confidentiality of inquirers where possible, maintain an impartial position regarding the concerns raised, and works at an informal level, independent of formal organizational structures. Where possible, they may also act to facilitate conversation to remedy a situation.

This new role will not investigate complaints about journal content or concerns about scientific misconduct by authors, which need to be brought to the attention of the relevant journal and/or institution. The ombudsperson also will not participate in formal investigations, have a formal role in the issue resolution, or make binding decisions or mandate policies.

“The appointment of Kathy Canul as the ACS Publications Ombudsperson to serve as a liaison between Editors and our Community is an important step towards fulfilling the commitments outlined in the 2020 joint Editorial Confronting Racism in Chemistry Journals,” says Jim Milne Ph.D., President, ACS Publications Division. “Dr. Canul will support both ACS Publications in providing inclusive peer review services as well as the chemistry community who can reach out to Dr. Canul for advice.”

Dr. Canul comes to ACS from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she has served as the Director of Ombuds Services since 2007. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in clinical psychology from Washington State University, and her B.A. in psychology is from the University of California, Irvine. She is a licensed psychologist, a certified mediator, and an International Ombudsman Association member.

“As the ACS Publications ombudsperson, I’m available to hear concerns, help find answers to your questions and discuss options when facing challenges. Please know that communications with an ombudsperson are confidential, and I welcome the opportunity to be of service,” said Dr. Canul.

ACS Reviewer Lab is Now Part of the ACS Institute

ACS Reviewer Lab, a flagship learning course from ACS Publications, is now available on the ACS Institute. The ACS Institute is a comprehensive learning platform providing educational opportunities spanning topics such as scientific communication, lab safety, and professional development. ACS Reviewer Lab will remain free to all learners.

With this transition, ACS Reviewer Lab features an all-new experience with narration and interactive elements to guide you through the key concepts of peer review. The course was also designed with accessibility in mind, and we have updated and expanded the downloadable resources that summarize each module. You will find the same six modules and rigorous final assessment, which unlocks when the content in all other modules has been viewed.

Whether you are new to peer review, looking to sharpen your skills, or actively mentoring the next generation of reviewers, ACS Reviewer Lab is a great resource!

For more information about ACS Reviewer Lab and everything the ACS Institute has to offer, please visitinstitute.acs.orgtoday!

Call for Papers: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment: Informing Policy and Practice to Prevent the Spread

Public health, particularly its environmental dimensions, is at the forefront of the public and scientific conscience during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This moment is critical to ensuring preparedness against other public health threats, especially antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the U.S. population is afflicted with 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections each year.  The O’Neill report, commissioned by the U.K. government, predicts that deaths due to AMR will surpass those due to cancer by 2050.

This Special Issue from Environmental Science & Technology will focus on contributions that advance new knowledge and address key knowledge gaps related to AMR in the environment. The issue will be led by Guest Editor Professor Amy Pruden of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Relevant topics include:

  • Advanced wastewater and water reuse treatment technologies to reduce AMR.
  • Treatment of pharmaceutical manufacturing waste.
  • Assessment of on-farm strategies to reduce contamination of soil, water, and food products.
  • Novel AMR sensors and monitoring technologies and approaches.
  • Intersections of water sanitation and hygiene and AMR.
  • Assessment of the efficacy of environmentally-focused interventions.
  • Exposure and risk modeling of environmental AMR sources.

Relevant papers must demonstrably inform policy and practice in a manner that can help stem the spread of AMR while demonstrating robust experimental design and employing methods for assaying AMR that are comparable across studies.

Author Instructions:

To submit your manuscript, please visit the Environmental Science & Technology website. Please follow the normal procedures for manuscript submission, and when in the ACS Paragon Plus submission site, select the special issue of “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment: Informing Policy and Practice to Prevent the Spread.” All manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer review. For additional submission instructions, please see the Environmental Science & Technology Author Guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022. Submit your manuscript now.

 

ACS Nanoscience Au Deputy Editor Ray Schaak Discusses the Future of Nanoscience

Each journal in the ACS Au portfolio is led by a Deputy Editor with special expertise in the journal’s subject area. ACS Nanoscience Au‘s Deputy Editor is Ray Schaak, DuPont Professor of Materials and Chemistry at Penn State University.

In this video, Professor Schaak discusses a variety of issues, including how his background as a solid-state synthetic chemist led him to nanoscience, the future of nanoscience and technology, what open access means for nanoscience, and how ACS Nanoscience Au will be central to those developments.

ACS Nanoscience Au is an open access journal that publishes original articles on fundamental, and applied research on nanoscience, as well as nanotechnology research at the interfaces of chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science, physics, and engineering. The journal welcomes short letters, comprehensive articles, reviews, and perspectives. ACS Nanoscience Au also publishes original experimental and theoretical research of an applied nature that integrates knowledge in the areas of materials, engineering, physics, bioscience, and chemistry into important applications of nanomaterials. Learn more about submitting to the journal.

Learn more about ACS Nanoscience Au Deputy Editor Ray Schaak in this ACS Axial Profile.

Watch for new videos coming soon with the Deputy Editors of other ACS Au journals.