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.
Team opens new frontier of vast chemical 'space', makes dozens of new chemical entities
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a powerful method for joining complex organic molecules that is extraordinarily robust and can be used to make pharmaceuticals, fabrics, dyes, ...
New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies
(Phys.org)—A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies.
Researchers create 'green' process to reduce molecular switching waste
Dartmouth researchers have found a solution using visible light to reduce waste produced in chemically activated molecular switches, opening the way for industrial applications of nanotechnology ranging from ...
Turning biological cells to stone improves cancer and stem cell research
Changing flesh to stone sounds like the work of a witch in a fairy tale.
Researchers develop inexpensive hydrolysable polymer
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material—polyurea—providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number ...
Jumping hurdles in the RNA world
Astrobiologists have shown that the formation of RNA from prebiotic reactions may not be as problematic as scientists once thought.
Protein-engineered cages aid studies of cell functions
Carbon monoxide (CO) plays an important role in cell functions, by signalling responses that counteract inflammation, and cell growth and death. As a result, researchers have been in pursuit of molecules ...
Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material
As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
Study gets to the roots of plants' natural sunscreen
(Phys.org) —Plants bask in the sun and need its light to live, but they also coat themselves in a natural sunscreen like a sunbather on the beach, protecting themselves from damaging rays.
Why plants don't get sunburn
Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them from ...
'Sticky' ends start synthetic collagen growth
Rice University researchers have delivered a scientific one-two punch with a pair of papers that detail how synthetic collagen fibers self-assemble via their sticky ends.
Miniature two-color barcodes have the potential to combat forgery and track cancerous cells
Tiny rod-like single crystals that act as miniature dual-color barcodes have been synthesized by A*STAR researchers and co-workers. The researchers have demonstrated the potential of these barcodes for two ...
Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries
Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries ...
A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs
The phase-out of traditional incandescent bulbs in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as a growing interest in energy efficiency, has given LED lighting a sales boost. However, that trend could be short-lived as key materials ...
Chemists uncover new role of a key base in organic synthesis
An international team of chemists has discovered a new piece to the puzzle of how a powerful base used in organic synthesis, cesium carbonate, plays a pivotal role during a catalytic reaction.