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10 Hot Topics in Chemistry so far in 2022

AI and Big Data 

At number ten, it’s artificial intelligence and big data in water environments. These powerful new tools are increasingly being used in environmental science to assess risks, examine contaminants, identify and characterize pollution sources, and to model water treatment processes. But there remain opportunities and challenges in applying machine learning and data analytics to solving environmental problems, and it is hoped that new techniques will significantly advance water-related research in the coming years.1

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Thermochemical processing of waste and biomass

Next up: recent advances in biomass and wastes thermochemical processing. Earlier in the year the ACS journal Energy & Fuels highlighted developments presented by participants at a virtual symposium organized by the Washington State University Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Bioproducts Institute. The world is gradually transitioning from an era fueled by fossil power to one characterized by sustainability and renewable resources. Recent progresses the understanding of biomass thermochemical reactions are allowing research communities to visualize these in practical solutions to mitigate environmental issues. Contents within the issue fall into four areas: (1) fundamentals of biomass thermochemical reactions, (2) liquefaction technologies, (3) catalytic upgrading/refining, and (4) techno-economic analysis/material.2

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Next Gen Active Materials

At eight, bioconjugate biomaterials, and the next generation of active materials. Biomaterials are redefining modern medicine – from new chemical strategies to modify hydrogels, or  biocompatible methods to stabilize proteins and peptides, biomaterials are changing the detection and treatment of disease. In addition, engineered systems reveal new insights into biological processes, including stem cell signaling, cellular motions, and tissue repair, with many applications in human health.3

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Advances in TB drug discovery and diagnosis

Or how about drug discovery and diagnosis in tuberculosis? Before the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death from an infectious disease, with drug resistance limiting the effectiveness of current treatments. But recent advances in drug discovery and diagnostics promise new efforts to combat this global health threat, which may come back to the forefront as COVID recedes.4

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Smoking and chemical toxicology

At six, research into the chemical toxicology of smoking – with consideration of the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and cannabis, particularly given the rise of lung injury cases associated with vaping. It is likely that both conventional and innovative chemical tools will play a major role in understanding the mechanisms of toxicity of tobacco and its related products, as well as the transformation of e-cigarette constituents during vaping.5

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Process safety in chemistry

Into the top five now, and our pick is process safety. Many industrial chemical incidents happen around the world every year, resulting in deaths, property damage, and disrupted supply chains. Systematically studying process performance and learning from the past is an effective way to prevent such incidents, with new research contributing to strategies for improving chemical safety across  natural, social, management, and engineering sciences.6

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Catalysis and energy snapshot in China

At four, energy and catalysis, with a focus on China. Energy plays a central role in society, and the hunt for clean and sustainable resources is becoming one of the most important global issues of our time. Over the past decade, researchers in China have made extensive efforts and achieved significant advances in the fields of energy and catalysis – both in the understanding of fundamental mechanisms, and the development of efficient materials and devices.7

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Applied chemistry in healthcare

The top three hot topics in this selection all take us back into chemical applications in healthcare. At three is antifungal drug discovery. Fungal diseases cause millions of deaths each year, and can increase the morbidity of other bacterial and viral infections. Current treatments such as polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins are old, and often do not offer cure – as well as being associated with severe side effects. New research and development is needed to improve outcomes, and to keep pace with emerging pathogens.8

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Neglected tropical diseases

Coming in at number two, neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people worldwide in tropical areas and impoverished communities. This category of diseases includes schistosomiasis, which can damage the bladder, kidneys and liver, and other tropical parasites. ACS journals collaborated in a special virtual issue to showcase recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.9

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Vaccines

And our number one hot topic for the summer of 2022 – it’s vaccines. As we have all seen in recent years, vaccines are a key mitigation strategy against viruses. But their application is wider than just inoculating against infectious pathogens; indeed, they show utility in cancer and other diseases, and are driving new options for personalized medicine. Now, new materials and conjugation methods may simplify production and enhance outcomes. Furthermore, new biomolecules and display modalities can expand the reach of vaccines to target emerging and endemic viruses. Improved strategies to deliver vaccines and induce immunogenicity are critical to protect against future outbreaks.10

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All these topics have been covered in recent special and virtual issues of ACS journals. Visit the website to explore more, and connect with us on social media to tell us about your own favourite hot topics in the world of chemistry.

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References

  1. AI and Big Data in Water Environments. ACS EST Water Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/aewcaa/vi/ai-big-data-water-environments.
  2. Recent Advances in Biomass and Wastes Thermochemical Processing. Energy Fuels Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/enfuem/vi/thermochemical-processing
  3. Bioconjugate Biomaterials: Leveraging Biology for the Next Generation of Active Materials. Bioconjugate Chem Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/bcches/vi/bioconjugatebiomaterials
  4. Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Diagnosis. ACS Infect Dis Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/vi/tuberculosis
  5. Chemical Toxicology of Cigarette, e-Cigarette and Cannabis Smoking. Chem Res Toxicol Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/crtoec/vi/chemical-toxicology-cigarette
  6. Process Safety from Bench to Pilot to Plant. A special collaboration issue. Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/vi/process-safety-bench-pilot-plant
  7. Energy and Catalysis in China. J Phys Chem C Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/jpccck/vsi/energy-catalysis-china
  8. Antifungal Drug Discovery. A special collaboration issue. Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/vi/antifungals
  9. Neglected tropical Diseases. A special collaboration issue. Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/vi/ntdday
  10. Vaccine Strategies. Bioconjugate Chem Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/page/bcches/vi/vaccinestrategies

2022 Journal Metrics Highlights from ACS Publications

SCIENCE TRANSFORMS THE WORLD

TOGETHER WE TRANSFORM SCIENCE

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Portfolio-wide, 53 of the 59 ACS journals receiving 2021 Journal Impact Factors™ saw increases from the prior year, with 40 achieving their highest-ever rating (Journal Citation Reports™, Clarivate, 2022). In 2021, total citations across the ACS portfolio increased to more than 4.6 million, representing more than 10% growth over the previous year. The median Journal Impact Factor™ across the entire portfolio increased from 5.097 to 5.780, representing a substantial increase of 13.4%.

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Introducing Dr. Jessica D. Schiffman, Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Engineering Materials

Jessica D. Schiffman is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a courtesy appointment in the Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program. Schiffman received her B.S. in Ceramic and Materials Engineering from Rutgers University and her M.Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Following working as an Engineer at Stryker Orthopedics for one year, she completed her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. Afterward, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. Schiffman began her independent faculty career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011, where was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017, and to Full Professor in 2022. As a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she has served as the Interim Department Head and as the Associate Department Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Jessica D. Schiffman

Dr. Schiffman has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. She has authored or co-authored 80 peer-reviewed articles, on basic and applied research topics at the interface of materials engineering, polymer science, and microbiology, and is the co-inventor of 11 patents or disclosures.

I recently spoke with Dr. Schiffman to learn more about her plans as Deputy Editor for ACS Applied Engineering Materials.

Welcome to the ACS Publications Team, Dr. Schiffman, and congratulations on your new role as the Founding Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Engineering Materials. Can you tell us a bit about what drew you to accepting a leadership position with this new journal?

Thank you! I am honored and delighted to serve as the Founding Deputy Editor of ACS Applied Engineering Materials. I’m also so excited that this journal has launched simultaneously with ACS Applied Optical Materials, which is being directed by Dr. Elena Galoppini.

As a materials scientist, I have always taken an interdisciplinary approach to creating new bioinspired materials; simultaneously, as a materials engineer, I have always designed the new materials with a specific application in mind, which has commonly been at the interface of polymer surfaces and microbiology. Hence, when a brand-new journal called ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces launched over 10 years ago, I was excited to have a true home within the ACS portfolio. As new sister ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces journals launched, they too were excellent homes for various aspects of our research. For example, my research team published an article in the first issue of ACS Applied Bio Materials on antifouling hydrogels, as well as an article in an early issue of ACS Applied Polymer Materials on high performance coatings

I was drawn to accept this leadership position at ACS Applied Engineering Materials because I see the need for engineers and scientists who are developing materials that advance applications to have a clear home journal within the ACS portfolio. I hope that researchers will read the announcement for ACS Applied Engineering Materials and know that they have a home and community for their findings.

What are you most excited about as the journal opens for submissions?

Science is truly international, and I am most excited to see the creative solutions that researchers from around the globe develop to tackle society’s grand challenges. While of course I invite everyone to submit their articles, I’m particularly interested in supporting submissions from junior researchers and faculty who have recently started building their own research laboratories!

What kind of research reports are of particular interest to you? Are there specific challenges you hope articles in this journal can seek to address?

The scope of ACS Applied Engineering Materials is purposely very broad. I hope that researchers that are submitting to this journal have passions that drive them to perform the research, whether they are interested in improving the delivery of pharmaceuticals or developing superglue using green chemistry or improving the yield of reactions via the engineering of new catalysts. This journal can provide a home for engineered materials that address challenges that drive researchers.

What is key is that the research reports are high quality and provide critical insights into advancing biotechnology, a circular economy, protecting our environment, and so much more. 

Do you have any advice for authors seeking to publish their papers with you?

Remember that ACS Applied Engineering Materials aims to publish high quality research on newly developed ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, 2D materials – all types of materials as long as an application is highlighted and demonstrated. If you are considering submitting an article to ACS Applied Engineering Materials, please check out our scope and publication guidelines, and as they become available read our published articles.

ACS Editors have also put together videos and a Virtual Issue of tips for authors to help master the art of scientific publication. Check out these fantastic resources too!

About the Journal

ACS Applied Engineering Materials is an international and interdisciplinary forum devoted to original research covering all aspects of engineered materials, complementing the ACS Applied Materials portfolio. Papers that describe theory, simulation, modeling, or machine learning assisted design of materials and that provide new insights into engineering applications are welcomed. The journal also considers experimental research that includes novel methods of preparing, characterizing, and evaluating new materials designed for timely applications.

With its focus on innovative applications, ACS Applied Engineering Materials, also complements and expands the scope of existing ACS publications that focus on materials science discovery, including Biomacromolecules, Chemistry of Materials, Crystal Growth & Design, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Inorganic Chemistry, Langmuir, and Macromolecules.

Visit the journal website to learn more about the scope, to view the Author Guidelines, or to submit your manuscript.

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The newest Associate and Topic Editors for ACS Publications

Learn about the newest Associate Editors across the ACS Publications journal portfolio. When new associate editors come on board with ACS Publications, they bring new experience, expertise and knowledge to the journal and the community, which ultimately contributes greatly to the success of the journal. Get to know our most recently appointed Associate Editors in the post below:

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Jackie StewartJackie Stewart, Journal of Chemical Education

What is your research focus? What initially attracted you to your field?

I conduct basic and applied educational psychology research to improve chemistry learning and instruction. I use quantitative and qualitative techniques to investigate chemistry learning at the cognitive, course, and institutional levels. My current research is investigating the role of emotions on learning from feedback and (separately) equity in first-year science courses. I was drawn to chemistry education research first to address issues I noticed in my own classes, then to improve learning more broadly in my department, and then to contribute to systemic changes to make chemistry learning environments more inclusive and equitable. When I started graduate school there were no chemistry education graduate programs in Canada so I studied educational psychology. There are now a handful of programs training the next generation of chemistry education researchers in Canada which is exciting to see.

What do you hope to bring to your journal?

People come to chemistry education research (CER) in various ways, through specialized graduate degree programs, other related education fields, or by transitioning or combining CER with their chemistry research. I hope to continue the Journal of Chemical Education’s role in welcoming new people to CER by facilitating reviews that help researchers improve their manuscripts and their abilities as researchers. Teaching is both a science and an art, and I hope to help the Journal continue to provide the best possible research for educators to make evidence-based decisions about curriculum and pedagogy. This nicely complements the JCE articles that provide creative ideas for educators to incorporate into their teaching practice in an artful way.

What are the major challenges facing your field today?

Chemistry education research that aims to make chemistry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is helping to address the major challenge of systems pushing qualified people out at many levels. From a social justice perspective, equitable chemistry education will make chemistry careers available to everyone. From an economic perspective, preventing an exodus of scientists from the chemistry field will result in a robust workforce. Promising research is identifying inclusive practices that will help correct long-standing inequities.

What do you think is the most interesting and/or important unsolved problem in your field?

I think one of the most important challenges in chemistry education at the moment is how to weave findings from cognitive science and education research into undergraduate chemistry course designs. Courses exist in a complex system and instructors need to consider the diversity of students’ incoming knowledge and motivation, as well as the educational context, students’ workload, and social dynamics.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you’d like to highlight?

I am really proud of a paper I recently published with an undergraduate collaborator in the Journal of Chemical Education special issue on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00498). We documented the experiences of gender-diverse chemistry students. Listening to their stories helped me become a better ally and advocate for inclusive teaching practices that help foster students’ sense of belonging in chemistry. Their stories are moving and powerful, demonstrate their strong desire to learn chemistry, and shed light on some challenges people might not realize are present for many students, such as the need to hide their identities and struggles with course group work. The article has led to important discussions within and beyond my own department.

Listening to Nonbinary Chemistry Students: Nonacademic Roadblocks to Success
Bec Chan and Jaclyn J. Stewart
J. Chem. Educ. 2022, 99, 1, 409–416
Publication Date: November 11, 2021
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00498

Anything else you’d like readers to know about you?

I have taught organic chemistry to over 5,500 students and feel grateful to be a part of so many students’ journeys. It is an honour to play a small role in helping others achieve their goals. I am Canadian and live on the West coast of British Columbia with my husband, two young sons, and golden retriever.

Jeremy Baskin

Jeremy Baskin, ACS Chemical Biology

What is your research focus? What initially attracted you to your field?

My research interests are focused on the chemical biology and cell biology of lipids and membranes. I have enamored with chemical biology ever since my days as a student working on bioorthogonal chemistry for protein labeling and glycan imaging, and I became fascinated with membrane trafficking and lipids during my postdoctoral studies. The complex metabolic web and dynamic nature of lipids is a great playground for chemical biologists to work in to develop precision tools for studying these biological molecules. psychology. There are now a handful of programs training the next generation of chemistry education researchers in Canada which is exciting to see.

What do you hope to bring to your journal?

I hope to help ACS Chemical Biology serve as a major hub for the chemical biology community, publishing the most interesting, innovative, and impactful science in chemical biology, broadly defined, and serving as a resource containing commentaries, reviews, and perspectives on the important issues facing our field today.

What are the major challenges facing your field today?

I think that chemical biology as a whole is facing head-on the challenge of applying tools for making impactful biological discoveries, which is part of a natural evolution of the field as it matures and draws in researchers from more scientifically diverse backgrounds.

What do you think is the most interesting and/or important unsolved problem in your field?

In the lipid world, understanding how cells control the synthesis, transport, and degradation of these dynamic hydrophobic molecules that have to navigate an aqueous world is one of the most important unsolved problem.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you’d like to highlight?

“I’m super excited about our recent paper developing a photoaffinity labeling strategy to dig into the interactome and biology of ethanol-derived phospholipids that are formed in vivo following alcohol consumption. These are long-lived lipids used clinically as biomarkers, but no one knows how they may perturb our physiology. Our chemical probes could be a promising avenue to uncovering some of the mechanisms underlying their pathophysiological effects.

A Chemoproteomics Approach to Profile Phospholipase D-Derived Phosphatidyl Alcohol Interactions
Weizhi Yu, Zhi Lin, Christina M. Woo, and Jeremy M. Baskin
ACS Chem. Biol. 2021
Publication Date: December 15, 2021
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00584

 

Candace Tsai

Candace Tsai, ACS Chemical Health and Safety

What is your research focus? What initially attracted you to your field?

Exposure assessment and health and safety in occupational and environmental settings.

What do you hope to bring to your journal?

More visibility of this journal to a broad range of health and safety communities.

What are the major challenges facing your field today?

Uncertain risks and not well known new hazards which require advanced studies and investigations to assist the communities and users understanding a better approach in protecting them. For example, the nanomaterials and nano-containg products are still not well understood regarding the impacts to human, and the environment.

What do you think is the most interesting and/or important unsolved problem in your field?

The drive to push “actions” to happen.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you’d like to highlight?

Yes, the cloth masks containing nanosilver particles published in 2021.

Cloth Face Masks Containing Silver: Evaluating the Status
Melissa S. Blevens, Homero F. Pastrana, Hannah C. Mazzotta, and Candace Su-Jung Tsai*
ACS Chem. Health Saf. 2021, 28, 3, 171–182
Publication Date:April 16, 2021
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chas.1c00005

Anything else you’d like readers to know about you?

I am a scientist and professor who is passionate in promoting a healthier environment for living and working through educating next generation and scientific journeys.

 

Melissa Grunlan

Melissa Grunlan, ACS Macro Letters

What is your research focus? What initially attracted you to your field?

My work is focused on the development of synthetic polymeric biomaterials for implanted medical devices and for regenerative engineering. Innovations in polymer research have infinite potential to advance medicine in terms of device development and improvement.”

What do you hope to bring to your journal?

I hope to promote ACS Macro Letters as the go-to journal to publish cutting-edge work in areas of polymeric biomaterials research.

What are the major challenges facing your field today?

Marrying fundamental and translational concepts in polymeric biomaterial research requires broadening perspectives and collaborations – but presents a huge opportunity!

What do you think is the most interesting and/or important unsolved problem in your field?

Polymeric biomaterials that can advance regenerative engineering of various types of tissues would have far-reaching impact in medicine.

Do you have a recent paper in an ACS journal that you’d like to highlight?

Yes, the cloth masks containing nanosilver particles published in 2021.

Spatially Controlled Templated Hydrogels for Orthopedic Interfacial Tissue Regeneration
Michael T. Frassica, Connor J. Demott, Esteban M. Ramirez, and Melissa A. Grunlan
CS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 12, 1740–1744
Publication Date: November 16, 2020
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00712

Discover Chemical Engineering Journals from ACS Publications at AIChE 2020

ACS Publications is proud to support the 2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting! The AIChE Annual Meeting is an educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts cover a wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

ACS proudly publishes research across the chemical engineering enterprise. A number of journals publish articles, special issues, virtual issues and more within the subject of chemical engineering, and many AIChE thought-leaders are also editors or editorial board members of journals in the ACS Publications portfolio. 

Explore the below highlights in chemical engineering:

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

At the forefront of chemical engineering research since 1909, I&EC Research continues to be the journal of choice for a global community of authors and readers. This year, AIChE will be honoring both Editor-in-Chief Phillip E. Savage and Associate Editor Massimo Morbidelli. Professor Morbidelli will present the P.V. Danckwerts Lecture on November 16. Phillip E. Savage will receive the 2020 Lawrence K. Cecil Award from the AIChE Environmental Division, the most prestigious environmental award at AIChE. Join us in congratulating both Phil and Massimo! Explore more from I&ECR:

2020 Influential Researchers Awards

Future of Biomass Utilization Special Issue

2020 Reviewer Awards

Carbon Capture and Utilization

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces portfolio

The ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces portfolio of journals serve the interdisciplinary community of chemists, engineers, physicists and biologists focusing on how newly-discovered materials and interfacial processes can be developed and used for specific applications. 

To discover which of the six journals in the suite would be the best home for your next manuscript, take this short questionnaire for our recommendation of where to submit.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Forum on Advances in Biocidal Materials and Interfaces

ACS Applied Bio Materials Forum on Nucleic Acids

ACS Applied Electronic Materials Most Read Articles

ACS Applied Energy Materials Forum on Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

ACS Applied Nano Materials Virtual Issue on Nanomaterials-based Membranes for Chemical Separations

ACS Applied Polymer Materials Virtual Issue on 3D Printing of Polymers

Accounts of Materials Research

A new journal to ACS, launched in partnership with ShanghaiTech University, Accounts of Materials Research publishes concise personal reviews and perspectives describing recent research developments in all aspects of materials science and engineering.

Read the first issue now

Q&A with Accounts of Materials Research Editor Jiaxing Huang

EAB Member Professor Ke Lu Receives Future Science Prize

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Publishing high-quality research in the field of biomaterials science & engineering, led by  Editor-in-Chief, David L. Kaplan.

Watch Selected Methods/Protocol Videos

Special Issue on Leaders in Biomedical Engineering

ACS Chemical Health & Safety

Launched in January 2020, this is a global platform for ensuring that all members of the chemical enterprise receive access to new research, safety information, regulatory updates, effective chemical hygiene practices, and hazard assessment tools. 

Most Read Articles

Get to know Editor-in-Chief Mary Beth Mulcahy

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ACS Sensors

A peer-reviewed research journal that is innovative and impactful in all aspects of chemical & biological sensing.

Why publish and who decides what a great paper is? Research for What Podcast with Editor-in-Chief Justin Gooding

Virtual Issue on Rising Stars in Sensing

Celebrate ACS Sensors’ 5th Anniversary

Polymer journals from ACS 

ACS Macro Letters, Biomacromolecules and Macromolecules are the ACS journals communicating impactful research in polymer science & engineering.

Celebrate the Second Century of Polymer Science

Publishing your Polymer Work 101 – a Macromolecules Webinar (coming soon)

Renewable Molecules & Materials Special Issue

Nominate a Peer for the 2021 ACS Macro Letters/ Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

Networking in Academia: Necessary Evil or Essential Good? 

Lučka Bibič and César A. Urbina-Blanco

Lučka Bibič and César A. Urbina-Blanco

We have all heard about the importance of friendships. The value of an extended network of colleagues and collaborators is often recognized as an essential part of success. Just ask The Beatles, who sang about getting by “with a little help from my friends.” Or if you need a more recent reference point, go listen to Taylor Swift’s “It’s Nice to Have a Friend.”

 

Using your network can help you build a successful career. It could help you secure something as mundane as a reagent from the lab next door or as powerful as a partner for an upcoming research project. However, many Ph.D. students, postdocs, and even senior academics, still say they are ambivalent about networking. 

 

We know that professional networks are filled with opportunities that may improve both our work quality and job satisfaction. Yet, some find “making friends” taxing, exploitative, and distasteful. How do we reconcile these views and get to a point where networking is a pleasure, not a chore? 

 

The term networking can commonly conjure up images of a “good old boys’ clubhouse.” But when we talk about networking, we are referring to building a professional network that is there to help you advance your career based on your own merits and qualifications. This should not be confused with nepotism. 

 

There is undoubtedly some overlap between nepotism and networking. Both involve using connections to get ahead, but there is also a distinct difference between the two. With nepotism, you are given an opportunity; with networking, you create and build the opportunities yourself. Real networking is built on worth, not favor. 

 

Professor María Gallardo-Williams, director of the organic chemistry teaching labs at North Carolina State University and chemical education influencer on social media, says networking feels authentic if driven by shared interests. “You can’t just reach out when you need something. Be intentional about getting to know your colleagues (in-person and online) and be helpful to them.”

 

Of course, to network, you need people! We are big believers in the power of social media to diversify and evolve one’s network. It’s essential to surround yourself with people from all walks of life, to share ideas and be challenged by them. Try to meet scientists, industrialists, business managers, reporters, artists, and others via social platforms such as ResearchGate, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Instagram. Everyone has the potential to influence your career and teach you something new. 

 

Jen Heemstra, an associate professor of chemistry at Emory University and social media influencer in science leadership, says she didn’t know what to expect from Twitter at first. But she says she found it to be a fantastic place to network with people who are committed to encouraging each other and creating positive change in academic culture. 

 

“Now, I can’t imagine not having the great friendships and collaborations that have come about as a result,” she says. 

 

By recognizing that networking is not inherently evil, or restricted to a few “good old boys,” we can move beyond these old structures and create an authentic science community. By framing networking in genuine terms and reaching out to people who share our values, we found “making friends” in academia can be truly enjoyable. Or just let The Beatles or Taylor Swift’s songs start the talking – it paid off for us.  

 

About the Authors

 

Lučka Bibič (@luckabibic) just finished her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia (U.K.), where she studied the effects of the spider venoms on chronic pain. In her Ph.D., she established new cross-disciplinary collaborations with academics and businesses spanning chemistry, science education, and gamification. As a science writer, Bibič writes for the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and Scientia magazine.

Dr. César A. Urbina-Blanco (@cesapo) is a Senior FWO postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University (Belgium), designing catalysts for sustainable chemistry and CO2 utilization. As president of the Postdoc Community of Ghent University, Urbina-Blanco teaches and guides researchers on how to use their soft skills, such as networking, to advance their careers. 

 

The pair met in the U.S. last year, as part of CAS Future Leaders – a leadership program run by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. The program helped them build mutually supportive relationships. 

C&EN talks chemistry with James B. Comey

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. C&EN senior correspondent, Cheryl Hogue recently had a chance to sit down with Former US FBI director James B. Comey on majoring in chemistry and how it affected his career. Below are some “vitals” from the interview:

Hometown: Allendale, New Jersey

Education: BS, chemistry and religion, College of William and Mary, 1982; JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1985

Career highlights: Chief federal prosecutor in New York City and surrounding counties, 2002–3; lead prosecutor of TV personality and businesswoman Martha Stewart on charges of securities fraud, 2003; second in command at US Department of Justice as deputy attorney general, 2003–5; appointed by President Barack Obama to a decadelong term as FBI director, 2013

Career-altering moment: Learning via television that President Donald J. Trump had fired him as FBI director.

Current work: Book author and distinguished lecturer in public policy at the College of William and Mary

Secret weapon for getting through 8:00 a.m. advanced biochemistry classes three days a week during his last semester in college: His roommate and fellow chemistry major, Todd Irick, now an industrial hygienist in Ottawa, Ontario. “Todd would swing his legs over the top bunk, hop down, and drag my sorry self out of the bed to go to the class. I’ve told him many times that I’m grateful because who knows what would have happened to me but for that intervention.”

Read the full article here and learn how he used what he learned as a chemistry major to connect with forensic scientists at the FBI: Former US FBI director James B. Comey on majoring in chemistry and how it affected his career.

This article is reproduced with permission from C&EN (© American Chemical Society). The article was first published on February 18, 2019.

A European Librarian’s View on the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Lieselot Verryckt is an information specialist at the Central Library of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium.

When I heard that ACS Publishing was opening up their travel grant program to librarians from Europe/Middle East/Africa, I was eager to apply. I was even more excited when I received the news that I was selected to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston this past August.

The ACS National Meeting is the biggest conference I have ever been to, and I was impressed by the sheer enormity of it.  As the conference took place in the Boston Convention Center and several hotels, at first it seemed a bit daunting to navigate. Luckily, the ACS app was very helpful in getting me to the right places, and helped me find my way around the broad offering of sessions.

I did not only rely on the app to select sessions; I also followed the recommendations highlighted by C&E Magazine. On Wednesday, following their suggestion, I ended up in the session about pesticides and chemophobia in the news organized by the ACS Division of Agrochemicals. It was my first time following a lecture via headphones, as four talks were delivered simultaneously.

What surprised me about the conference program was the wide spectrum of topics covered. So, on Monday I found myself in a session from the ACS Division of the History of Chemistry about Louis Pasteur’s discovery of molecular chirality. I enjoyed hearing about his relationship with the arts, and how this influenced his scientific career.

I also spent some time visiting the exhibition. I really appreciated the format where short presentations were given on the expo floor. The presentation from NASA about atmospherical chemistry had great visuals and made a lasting impression.

The majority of the sessions I followed were organized by the ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF). I truly appreciated the program on Tuesday, with sessions about chemistry librarians of the future. This was also the day I was most active on Twitter. These sessions made me reflect on my work and gave me ideas to implement in the near future. I will not easily forget the idea that a librarian should be like an aircraft carrier.

Besides the sessions hosted by CINF, I also attended the plenary opening session and both Kavli Lectures. Professor Harry Atwater’s talk about using light as the fuel that can take us to the stars was marvelous.

Finally, it was wonderful that ACS Publishing invited four librarians in different stages of their career. This gave us the opportunities to exchange experiences and learn from each other. Thank you for your company, Linda, Kelsey, and Alyssa!

I am grateful to ACS Publishing for inviting me to the National Meeting, and to Michael Qiu for being an outstanding host. And I would wholeheartedly recommend librarians involved with chemistry to apply for the next travel grant.

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of October 2017

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such as citations, into account. This article should not be taken as a “best of” compilation, but rather as an interesting perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention recently. Don’t see your favorite paper on the list? Include it in the comments below.

Read More Great October 2017 Chemistry Research:

Analytical Chemistry  | Biological Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering | Multidisciplinary Chemistry | Organic/Inorganic Chemistry | Physical Chemistry

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Flexible and Highly Sensitive Pressure Sensor Based on Microdome-Patterned PDMS Forming with Assistance of Colloid Self-Assembly and Replica Technique for Wearable Electronics
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), pp 35968–35976
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b09617

Flexible Graphene-Based Wearable Gas and Chemical Sensors
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (40), pp 34544–34586
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07063

Metal–Organic Framework Template Derived Porous CoSe2 Nanosheet Arrays for Energy Conversion and Storage
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), pp 35927–35935
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b12403

Injectable Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Formed by Alginate-g-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) That Releases Doxorubicin-Encapsulated Micelles as a Smart Drug Delivery System
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), pp 35673–35682
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b12849

Facile Synthesis of Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskite Microcubes of Optical Quality Using Polar Antisolvents
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), pp 35505–35510
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b08431

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ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

ZnO–DOX@ZIF-8 Core–Shell Nanoparticles for pH-Responsive Drug Delivery
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2017, 3 (10), pp 2223–2229
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00435

Supramolecular Hydrogel Inspired from DNA Structures Mimics Peroxidase Activity
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2017, 3 (10), pp 2358–2365
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00563

Femtosecond-Laser-Based 3D Printing for Tissue Engineering and Cell Biology Applications
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2017, 3 (10), pp 2198–2214
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00438

Overcoming Multidrug Resistance through the Synergistic Effects of Hierarchical pH-Sensitive, ROS-Generating Nanoreactors
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2017, 3 (10), pp 2431–2442
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00569

Biodegradable and Magnetic-Fluorescent Porous Silicon@Iron Oxide Nanocomposites for Fluorescence/Magnetic Resonance Bimodal Imaging of Tumor in Vivo
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2017, 3 (10), pp 2579–2587
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00467

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ACS Combinatorial Science

1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions for the Synthesis of Novel Oxindole Derivatives and Their Cytotoxic Properties
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (10), pp 633–639
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00044

Machine Learning Using Combined Structural and Chemical Descriptors for Prediction of Methane Adsorption Performance of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (10), pp 640–645
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00056

Oligonucleotide Hybridization Combined with Competitive Antibody Binding for the Truncation of a High-Affinity Aptamer
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (10), pp 609–617
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00163

High-Throughput Structural and Functional Characterization of the Thin Film Materials System Ni–Co–Al
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (10), pp 618–624
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00176

A Linker for the Solid-Phase Synthesis of Hydroxamic Acids and Identification of HDAC6 Inhibitors
ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, 19 (10), pp 657–669
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00068

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ACS Energy Letters

CuCoOx/FeOOH Core–Shell Nanowires as an Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Catalyst
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2498–2505
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00835

The Potential of Multijunction Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2506–2513
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00647

From Photosynthesis to Photovoltaics: Finding Right Structures for High Photoconversion Efficiency
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2516–2517
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00885

Sulfur Copolymer: A New Cathode Structure for Room-Temperature Sodium–Sulfur Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2478–2485
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00714

Photoluminescence Up-Conversion in CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2514–2515
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00902

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ACS Infectious Diseases

Thiol-Containing Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors Resensitize Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria to Meropenem
ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (10), pp 711–717
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00094

Chemical Validation of Methionyl-tRNA Synthetase as a Druggable Target in Leishmania donovani
ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (10), pp 718–727
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00047

Teixobactin and Its Analogues: A New Hope in Antibiotic Discovery
ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (10), pp 688–690
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00108

Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Based Sandwich Immunoassays for Multiplexed Detection of Zika and Dengue Viral Biomarkers
ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (10), pp 767–776
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00110

The Next Wave of Influenza Drugs
ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (10), pp 691–694
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00142

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ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Identification of Potent and Selective RIPK2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (10), pp 1048–1053
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00258

Antibody–Drug Conjugates for the Treatment of Inflammation
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (10), pp 992–994
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00377

Anti-inflammatory Silent Agonists
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (10), pp 989–991
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00368

Artificial Macrocycles as Potent p53–MDM2 Inhibitors
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (10), pp 1025–1030
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00219

Indolinone Inhibitors of ENT1 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (10), pp 995–996
DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00378

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ACS Sensors

Wearable Ring-Based Sensing Platform for Detecting Chemical Threats
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (10), pp 1531–1538
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00603

Fluorescent Sensors Based on Aggregation-Induced Emission: Recent Advances and Perspectives
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (10), pp 1382–1399
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00551

Construction of a Nano Biosensor for Cyanide Anion Detection and Its Application in Environmental and Biological Systems
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (10), pp 1517–1522
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00553

Ratiometric Fluorescence Sensor for the MicroRNA Determination by Catalyzed Hairpin Assembly
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (10), pp 1430–1434
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00313

Self-Supporting, Hydrophobic, Ionic Liquid-Based Reference Electrodes Prepared by Polymerization-Induced Microphase Separation
ACS Sens., 2017, 2 (10), pp 1498–1504
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00512

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ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Silver Nanoparticles with Surface-Bonded Oxygen for Highly Selective CO2 Reduction
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (10), pp 8529–8534
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02380

Computational Studies of Versatile Heterogeneous Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki, Heck, and Sonogashira Coupling Reactions
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (10), pp 8475–8490
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00922

Biomass-Based Porous N-Self-Doped Carbon Framework/Polyaniline Composite with Outstanding Supercapacitance
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (10), pp 8663–8674
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01380

Nanocomposite of MoS2-RGO as Facile, Heterogeneous, Recyclable, and Highly Efficient Green Catalyst for One-Pot Synthesis of Indole Alkaloids
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (10), pp 8551–8567
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00648

Effective Formation of Oxygen Vacancies in Black TiO2 Nanostructures with Efficient Solar-Driven Water Splitting
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (10), pp 8982–8987
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01774

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ACS Synthetic Biology

Rapid and Programmable Protein Mutagenesis Using Plasmid Recombineering
ACS Synth. Biol., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1825–1833
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00112

Fundamental Design Principles for Transcription-Factor-Based Metabolite Biosensors
ACS Synth. Biol., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1851–1859
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00172

An Orthogonal Multi-input Integration System to Control Gene Expression in Escherichia coli
ACS Synth. Biol., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1816–1824
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00109

Development of a Bacterial Biosensor for Rapid Screening of Yeast p-Coumaric Acid Production
ACS Synth. Biol., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1860–1869
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00009

A Synthetic Circuit for Mercury Bioremediation Using Self-Assembling Functional Amyloids
ACS Synth. Biol., 2017, 6 (10), pp 1841–1850
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00137

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Analytical Chemistry

Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer-Based DNA Nanoprism with a Split Aptamer for Adenosine Triphosphate Sensing in Living Cells
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (20), pp 10941–10947
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02763

Development of Visible-Light Induced Photoelectrochemical Platform Based on Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complex for Bioanalysis
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (20), pp 11098–11106
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03229

A Far-Red-Emitting Fluorescence Probe for Sensitive and Selective Detection of Peroxynitrite in Live Cells and Tissues
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (20), pp 10924–10931
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02707

Multiplexed Electrochemical Detection of MiRNAs from Sera of Glioma Patients at Different Stages via the Novel Conjugates of Conducting Magnetic Microbeads and Diblock Oligonucleotide-Modified Gold Nanoparticles
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (20), pp 10834–10840
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02342

Colorimetric Sensor Array Based on Gold Nanoparticles with Diverse Surface Charges for Microorganisms Identification
Anal. Chem., 2017, 89 (20), pp 10639–10643
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02594

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Chemical Research in Toxicology

A Chemoproteomic Platform To Assess Bioactivation Potential of Drugs
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (10), pp 1797–1803
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00183

Effect of Subcellular Translocation of Protein Disulfide Isomerase on Tetrachlorobenzoquinone-Induced Signaling Shift from Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress to Apoptosis
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (10), pp 1804–1814
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00118

“Juice Monsters”: Sub-Ohm Vaping and Toxic Volatile Aldehyde Emissions
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (10), pp 1791–1793
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00212

Synthesis, Characterization, and Identification of New in Vitro Covalent DNA Adducts of Divinyl Sulfone, an Oxidative Metabolite of Sulfur Mustard
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (10), pp 1874–1882
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00196

Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Methylation Patterns Induced by Valproic Acid in Human Hepatocytes
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (10), pp 1847–1854
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00171

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Crystal Growth & Design

Unraveling Complexity in the Solid Form Screening of a Pharmaceutical Salt: Why so Many Forms? Why so Few?
Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17 (10), pp 5349–5365
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00842

Multidrug Cocrystal of Anticonvulsants: Influence of Strong Intermolecular Interactions on Physiochemical Properties
Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17 (10), pp 5012–5016
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00741

Unprecedented (4,6)-Connected Net with Mixed-Valence M2IIMIII Trinuclear and M6II Hexanuclear Clusters (M = Ni, Co): Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Magnetic Properties
Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17 (10), pp 5263–5268
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00795

Highly Water Stable Lanthanide Metal–Organic Frameworks Constructed from 2,2′-Disulfonyl-4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylic Acid: Syntheses, Structures, and Properties
Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17 (10), pp 5524–5532
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01061

Motion-Based Multiple Object Tracking of Ultrasonic-Induced Nucleation: A Case Study of l-Glutamic Acid
Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17 (10), pp 5007–5011
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00730

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Energy & Fuels

Understanding Shale Gas: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (10), pp 10300–10310
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01023

Petroleomic Characterization of Pyrolysis Bio-oils: A Review
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (10), pp 10283–10299
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00826

Swelling of Shales: A Multiscale Experimental Investigation
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (10), pp 10442–10451
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01223

Hydrophobic Effect on Gas Hydrate Formation in the Presence of Additives
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (10), pp 10311–10323
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01467

Impact of Gaseous Chemistry in H2–O2–N2 Combustion over Platinum at Fuel-Lean Stoichiometries and Pressures of 1.0–3.5 bar
Energy Fuels, 2017, 31 (10), pp 11448–11459
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b02011

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Environmental Science & Technology

Risks of Plastic Debris: Unravelling Fact, Opinion, Perception, and Belief
Open Access Through AuthorChoice.
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (20), pp 11513–11519
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02219

Nanoscale Coloristic Pigments: Upper Limits on Releases from Pigmented Plastic during Environmental Aging, In Food Contact, and by Leaching
Open Access Through ACS  Editors’ Choice.
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (20), pp 11669–11680
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02578

Responding to the New Normal
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (19), pp 10925–10926
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04763

Exposure to Animal Feces and Human Health: A Systematic Review and Proposed Research Priorities
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (20), pp 11537–11552
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02811

Nontarget Screening with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in the Environment: Ready to Go?
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (20), pp 11505–11512
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02184

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Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Uranium(V) Incorporation Mechanisms and Stability in Fe(II)/Fe(III) (oxyhydr)Oxides
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (10), pp 421–426
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00348

Submicrometer Particles Are in the Liquid State during Heavy Haze Episodes in the Urban Atmosphere of Beijing, China
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (10), pp 427–432
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00352

Suppression of OH Generation from the Photo-Fenton Reaction in the Presence of α-Pinene Secondary Organic Aerosol Material
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (10), pp 439–443
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00381

High N2O5 Concentrations Observed in Urban Beijing: Implications of a Large Nitrate Formation Pathway
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (10), pp 416–420
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00341

Low Energy Desalination Using Battery Electrode Deionization
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (10), pp 444–449
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00392

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Highly Active Ni2P Catalyst Supported on Core–Shell Structured Al2O3@TiO2 and Its Performance for Benzofuran Hydrodeoxygenation
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (42), pp 12038–12045
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02018

Design Strategies for Promising Organic Positive Electrodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries: Quinones and Carbon Materials
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (42), pp 12009–12023
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03109

Characterization and Modeling of the Liquid Phase of Deep Eutectic Solvents Based on Fatty Acids/Alcohols and Choline Chloride
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (42), pp 12192–12202
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02382

Graphene-Derived Supports for Hydroprocessing Catalysts
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (40), pp 11359–11371
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02318

Oligomerization of Biomass-Derived Light Olefins to Liquid Fuel: Effect of Alkali Treatment on the HZSM-5 Catalyst
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (42), pp 12046–12055
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02316

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Fluxapyroxad Haptens and Antibodies for Highly Sensitive Immunoanalysis of Food Samples
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (42), pp 9333–9341
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03199

Identification and Characterization of Volatile Components Causing the Characteristic Flavor of Wagyu Beef (Japanese Black Cattle)
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (39), pp 8691–8695
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02843

Influence of Fermentation Temperature, Yeast Strain, and Grape Juice on the Aroma Chemistry and Sensory Profile of Sauvignon Blanc Wines
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (40), pp 8902–8912
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03229

Antiaflatoxigenic and Antimicrobial Activities of Schiff Bases of 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde, Cinnamaldehyde, and Similar Aldehydes
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (40), pp 8773–8778
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02576

Soluble Protein and Amino Acid Content Affects the Foam Quality of Sparkling Wine
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (41), pp 9110–9119
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02675

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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Solubility of Benzoin in Six Monosolvents and in Some Binary Solvent Mixtures at Various Temperatures
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (10), pp 3071–3083
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00238

Effect of Structural Variations on the Thermophysical Properties of Protic Ionic Liquids: Insights from Experimental and Computational Studies
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (10), pp 2993–3003
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00450

Physicochemical Properties of Long Chain Alkylated Imidazolium Based Chloride and Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Ionic Liquids
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (10), pp 3084–3094
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00242

Density, Viscosity, and Structure of Equilibrium Solvent Phases in Butyric Acid Extraction by Phosphonium Ionic Liquid
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (10), pp 3025–3035
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00039

Facile Synthesis of β-SrHPO4 with Wide Applications in the Effective Removal of Pb2+ and Methyl Blue
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2017, 62 (10), pp 3501–3511
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00499

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Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Demystifying Multitask Deep Neural Networks for Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationships
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (10), pp 2490–2504
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00087

Turbocharging Matched Molecular Pair Analysis: Optimizing the Identification and Analysis of Pairs
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (10), pp 2424–2436
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00335

Estimating Electron Density Support for Individual Atoms and Molecular Fragments in X-ray Structures
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (10), pp 2437–2447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00391

PhID: An Open-Access Integrated Pharmacology Interactions Database for Drugs, Targets, Diseases, Genes, Side-Effects, and Pathways
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (10), pp 2395–2400
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00175

Exploring the Stability of Ligand Binding Modes to Proteins by Molecular Dynamics Simulations: A Cross-docking Study
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2017, 57 (10), pp 2514–2522
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00412

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Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Multistate Complete-Active-Space Second-Order Perturbation Theory Based on Density Matrix Renormalization Group Reference States
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J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (10), pp 4829–4840
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00735

Classical Force Fields Tailored for QM Applications: Is It Really a Feasible Strategy?
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (10), pp 4636–4648
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00777

Large-Scale Condensed Matter DFT Simulations: Performance and Capabilities of the CRYSTAL Code
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (10), pp 5019–5027
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00687

Identification and Validation of Reaction Coordinates Describing Protein Functional Motion: Hierarchical Dynamics of T4 Lysozyme
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (10), pp 5076–5088
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00571

Stochastic GW Calculations for Molecules
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017, 13 (10), pp 4997–5003
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00770

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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Design and Synthesis of Ligand Efficient Dual Inhibitors of Janus Kinase (JAK) and Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Based on Ruxolitinib and Vorinostat
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (20), pp 8336–8357
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00678

Fragment-Based Discovery and Optimization of Enzyme Inhibitors by Docking of Commercial Chemical Space
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (19), pp 8160–8169
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01006

Discovery of N-(4-(2,4-Difluorophenoxy)-3-(6-methyl-7-oxo-6,7-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-c]pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)ethanesulfonamide (ABBV-075/Mivebresib), a Potent and Orally Available Bromodomain and Extraterminal Domain (BET) Family Bromodomain Inhibitor
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (20), pp 8369–8384
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00746

Mind the Metal: A Fragment Library-Derived Zinc Impurity Binds the E2 Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme Ube2T and Induces Structural Rearrangements
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (19), pp 8183–8191
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01071

In Silico Identification of a Novel Hinge-Binding Scaffold for Kinase Inhibitor Discovery
J. Med. Chem., 2017, 60 (20), pp 8552–8564
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01075

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (41), pp 7807–7812
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09624

Carbon–Carbon Bonding between Nitrogen Heterocyclic Carbenes and CO2
This article is part of The Journal of Physical Chemistry virtual special issue “W. Lester S. Andrews Festschrift.”
Open Access Through ACS AuthorChoice.

J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (42), pp 8136–8146
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08393

Characterizing Chemical Similarity with Vibrational Spectroscopy: New Insights into the Substituent Effects in Monosubstituted Benzenes
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (42), pp 8086–8096
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08298

Accurate Assignments of Excited-State Resonance Raman Spectra: A Benchmark Study Combining Experiment and Theory
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J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (41), pp 7937–7946
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09467

H-Atom Abstraction Reactions by Ground-State Ozone from Saturated Oxygenates
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121 (42), pp 8053–8060
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b07760

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Thermodynamics of Hydration Water around an Antifreeze Protein: A Molecular Simulation Study
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (41), pp 9498–9507
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05892

Roles of Chemical Functionality and Pore Curvature in the Design of Nanoporous Proton Conductors
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (40), pp 9429–9436
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06366

Effect of a Tertiary Butyl Group on Polar Solvation Dynamics in Aqueous Solution: Femtosecond Fluorescence Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (41), pp 9631–9638
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05031

Nonexponential Kinetics of Loop Formation in Proteins and Peptides: A Signature of Rugged Free Energy Landscapes?
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (41), pp 9518–9525
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b07075

Reduced Point Charge Models of Proteins: Effect of Protein–Water Interactions in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ubiquitin Systems
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121 (42), pp 9771–9784
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06355

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Heat-Treatment of Defective UiO-66 from Modulated Synthesis: Adsorption and Stability Studies
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (42), pp 23471–23479
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07772

PtRu Alloy Nanoparticles I. Physicochemical Characterizations of Structures Formed as a Function of the Type of Deposition and Their Evolutions on Annealing
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (41), pp 23104–23119
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04434

Temperature Dependent Charge Carrier Dynamics in Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (42), pp 23392–23397
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b09303

Scaling Relations for Acidity and Reactivity of Zeolites
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J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (42), pp 23520–23530
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08176

Mesoporous TiO2/g-C3N4 Microspheres with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (40), pp 22114–22122
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06493

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Protein Hydration Dynamics: Much Ado about Nothing?
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (19), pp 4878–4882
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02324

Surface Traps in Colloidal Quantum Dots: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Perspective
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J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (20), pp 5209–5215
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02193

Stability and Performance of Sulfide-, Nitride-, and Phosphide-Based Electrodes for Photocatalytic Solar Water Splitting
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (20), pp 5228–5238
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00772

Supervised Machine-Learning-Based Determination of Three-Dimensional Structure of Metallic Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (20), pp 5091–5098
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02364

Self-Assembly of Mesophases from Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8 (20), pp 5053–5058
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02237

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Journal of Proteome Research

Optimization and Modeling of Quadrupole Orbitrap Parameters for Sensitive Analysis toward Single-Cell Proteomics
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (10), pp 3711–3721
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00416

Disease Association and Druggability of WD40 Repeat Proteins
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (10), pp 3766–3773
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00451

Comparative Proteomic and Transcriptomic Analysis of Follistatin-Induced Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (10), pp 3477–3490
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00069

Identification of Siglec Ligands Using a Proximity Labeling Method
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (10), pp 3929–3941
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00625

Comparative Proteomics Enables Identification of Nonannotated Cold Shock Proteins in E. coli
J. Proteome Res., 2017, 16 (10), pp 3722–3731
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00419

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Molecular Pharmaceutics

Crown Ethers: Novel Permeability Enhancers for Ocular Drug Delivery?
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Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (10), pp 3528–3538
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00556

Charge Shielding Prevents Aggregation of Supercharged GFP Variants at High Protein Concentration
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (10), pp 3269–3280
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00322

ImmunoPET Imaging of CD146 in Murine Models of Intrapulmonary Metastasis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (10), pp 3239–3247
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00216

Design and Solidification of Fast-Releasing Clofazimine Nanoparticles for Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
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Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (10), pp 3480–3488
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00521

Using Peptide Aptamer Targeted Polymers as a Model Nanomedicine for Investigating Drug Distribution in Cancer Nanotheranostics
Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 14 (10), pp 3539–3549
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00560

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Organic Process Research & Development

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (10), pp 1453–1463
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00303

Green Chemistry Articles of Interest to The Pharmaceutical Industry
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (10), pp 1464–1477
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00292

Process Development for the Synthesis of a Selective M1 and M4 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors Agonist
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (10), pp 1610–1615
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00236

Potential Safety Hazards Associated with Using Acetonitrile and a Strong Aqueous Base
Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (10), pp 1501–1508
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00158

Development of a General Protocol To Prepare 2H-1,3-Benzoxazine Derivatives
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Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (10), pp 1547–1556
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00209