The Journal of the American Chemical Society is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1879 by the American Chemical Society. The journal has absorbed two other publications in its history, the Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry (July 1893) and the American Chemical Journal (January 1914). It publishes original research papers in all fields of chemistry. Since 2002, the journal is edited by Peter J. Stang (University of Utah). The Journal of the American Chemical Society is abstracted and indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service, Scopus, EBSCOhost, Thomson-Gale, ProQuest, PubMed, Web of Science, and SwetsWise. According to the Journal Citation Reports, it is the most cited journal in this field and has a 2010 impact factor of 9.023.
Copper atoms bring a potential new battery material to life
Lithium-ion batteries are an important component of modern technology, powering phones, laptops, tablets and other portable devices when they are not plugged in. They even power electric vehicles. But to ...
New class of monofluoro acylboronates that is stable in air and water
Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Patent awarded for compounds that inhibit biofilm formation and persistence
In the current era of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, treatment of unwanted microbial growth presents a difficult challenge for microbiologists and clinicians. The problem is further complicated when these ...
The construction of ordered nanostructures from benzene
A way to link benzene rings together in a highly ordered three-dimensional helical structure using a straightforward polymerization procedure has been discovered by researchers from RIKEN Center for Sustainable ...
Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves spintronics toward reality
A new semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, an emerging breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.
Red light goes green: Metal-free organic sensitizers portend significant advance in artificial photosynthesis
New antibiotic holds promise against antibiotic-resistant infections
Estimates of deaths from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States range upwards of 19,000 annually. Around 1960, when Staphylococcus aureus developed resistance to first-generation ...
Researchers find easy way to deposit metal nanoparticles on a surface using tape
An unusual form of carbon ring structure identified in a family of doughnut-like macrostructures
The source of the peculiar stability of the structures forming carbon nanotubes has been established by researchers from the RIKEN Elements Chemistry Laboratory.
Unlikely pairing—an antidepressant plus dye—yields tumor-targeting tool
A team of scientists has created a "conjugate" molecule—one stitched together from two separate molecules—that seeks out and blocks prostate cancer growth in lab animals.
New catalyst uses light to convert nitrogen to ammonia
Northwestern University scientists are the first to develop a catalyst that can perform a remarkable feat found only in nature: take nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia under natural conditions. No high temperatures ...
3D reconstruction of a vital interaction
Researchers at IBS (CEA/CNRS/Joseph Fourier University) have succeeded for the first time in observing, on an atomic scale, the path taken and the successive changes in form undergone by a disordered vital protein, from its ...
Chromium-centered cycloparaphenylene rings for making functionalized nanocarbons
A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal-complexed cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time, opening doors to ...