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 […]

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 appeared in each ACS Publications journal in December 2019, including research, reviews, perspectives, and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list, but as another perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention.

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ACS Earth and Space Chemistry


Interstellar Formamide (NH2CHO), a Key Prebiotic Precursor
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00154

Complex Organic Molecules in Star-Forming Regions of the Magellanic Clouds
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00065

Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosol from the Heterogeneous Oxidation by Ozone of a Phytoplankton Culture
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00201

Characterization of Secondary Organic Aerosol Tracers over Tianjin, North China during Summer to Autumn
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00170

Chemical Characterization of Cloudwater Collected at Puy de Dôme by FT-ICR MS Reveals the Presence of SOA Components
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00153

ACS Energy Letters


Organic Solar Cells: Recent Progress and Challenges
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02071

Three Pillars of Effective Research. Measurements, Analysis, and Dissemination – A Virtual Issue
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01946

Electronic Structure of the Plasmons in Metal Nanocrystals: Fundamental Limitations for the Energy Efficiency of Hot Electron Generation
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01617

Reversible Removal of Intermixed Shallow States by Light Soaking in Multication Mixed Halide Perovskite Films
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01726

Reversible Color Switching in Dual-Emitting Mn(II)-Doped CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanorods: Dilution versus Evaporation
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01702

ACS Photonics


Conditions for Enhancing Chiral Nanophotonics near Achiral Nanoparticles
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01200

High-Gyrotropy Seedlayer-Free Ce:TbIG for Monolithic Laser-Matched SOI Optical Isolators
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00707

Tuning Vibrational Strong Coupling with Co-Resonators
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01040

Tunable Light Emission by Electrically Excited Plasmonic Antenna
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00954

Correlative Dark-Field and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Individual Plasmon–Molecule Hybrid Nanostructures in a Strong Coupling Regime
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01079

Energy & Fuels


Asphaltene and Maltene Adsorption into Graphene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01681

A Review of Numerical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Combustion in Moving Grate Biomass Combustors
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02073

Wetting of Mineral Surfaces by Fatty-Acid-Laden Oil and Brine: Carbonate Effect at Elevated Temperature
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01351

Food and Market Waste–A Pathway to Sustainable Fuels and Waste Valorization
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01650

Camphorane as a Renewable Diesel Blendstock Produced by Cyclodimerization of Myrcene
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02557

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research


Announcing the 2019 Class of Influential Researchers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05242

Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of Shaped Catalysts of β and Y Zeolites for Cyclization of Citronellal
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02829

NASCRE-4 Editorial
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04913

110th Anniversary: Surrogate Models Based on Artificial Neural Networks To Simulate and Optimize Pressure Swing Adsorption Cycles for CO2 Capture
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02383

Boron Nitride Nanosheets from Different Preparations and Correlations with Their Material Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03930

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data


Highlighting 10 Years of NIST Cooperation and Service to the Thermophysical Properties Data Community
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00920

Experimental Study on the Hydrate Phase Equilibrium of Synthetic Natural Gas Containing H2S
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00510

Solubility of Gastrodin in Pure and Mixed Solvents at 273.15–313.15 K and Its Correlation with Different Thermodynamic Models
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00286

Solid–Liquid Phase Equilibria in the Ternary Systems NaCl–ZnCl2–H2O and CaCl2–ZnCl2–H2O at 323 K
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00422

Lanthanum and Cerium Separation Using an Aqueous Two-Phase System with Ionic Liquid
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00293

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling


TeachOpenCADD-KNIME: A Teaching Platform for Computer-Aided Drug Design Using KNIME Workflows
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00662

Graph Convolutional Neural Networks for Predicting Drug-Target Interactions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00628

A Quantum-Inspired Method for Three-Dimensional Ligand-Based Virtual Screening
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00195

Learning Drug Functions from Chemical Structures with Convolutional Neural Networks and Random Forests
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00236

Sharing Data from Molecular Simulations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00665

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation


Pitfalls of the Martini Model
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00473

Self-Consistent Density-Functional Embedding: A Novel Approach for Density-Functional Approximations
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00063

Insights into Membrane Protein–Lipid Interactions from Free Energy Calculations
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00548

A Linear-Scaling Method for Noncovalent Interactions: An Efficient Combination of Absolutely Localized Molecular Orbitals and a Local Random Phase Approximation Approach
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00615

Accuracy of Spin-Component-Scaled CC2 Excitation Energies and Potential Energy Surfaces
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00676

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A


Viewpoint on the 2019 International Conference on Photochemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b09156

Method for the Calculation of the Hamaker Constants of Organic Materials by the Lifshitz Macroscopic Approach with Density Functional Theory
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b06433

Hydrogen-Bonding Mediated Reactions of Criegee Intermediates in the Gas Phase: Competition between Bimolecular and Termolecular Reactions and the Catalytic Role of Water
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b07117

International Year of the Periodic Table from a Physical Chemistry Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b07024

Calculation of Free-Energy Barriers with TD-DFT: A Case Study on Excited-State Proton Transfer in Indigo
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b05163

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B


Proteins: “Boil ’Em, Mash ’Em, Stick ’Em in a Stew”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b05467

Physical Chemistry of Epigenetics: Single-Molecule Investigations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06214

Insights into Proton-Transfer Pathways during Water Oxidation in Photosystem II
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06244

Electrolytes Change the Interfacial Water Structure but Not the Vibrational Dynamics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b08131

The Widom Line and the Lennard-Jones Potential
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b05426

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C


Taking the Heat Off of Plasmonic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08143

Surface Premelting and Interfacial Interactions of Semi-Clathrate Hydrate
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06376

Electronic–Vibrational Coupling and Electron Transfer
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03849

Surface-Specific Spectroscopy of Water at a Potentiostatically Controlled Supported Graphene Monolayer
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05844

The Mechanism of Dedoping PEDOT:PSS by Aliphatic Polyamines
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07718

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters


The Causes of Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00613

Two Dimensions Are Better for Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01568

Phospholipid Scramblases Remodel the Shape of Asymmetric Membranes
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02531

Journey of Making Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: What’s Next
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02412

Outstanding Challenges of Zero-Dimensional Perovskite Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00175

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