Most Popular 2018 – 2019 Chemical Science Articles By Subject

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had wide reaching implications on the global research community. In addition to limitations on the ability to conduct research, many in our community are experiencing restricted or no access to institutional resources and published research articles. In-line with our continuing efforts to support the chemical sciences community, we have put together some subject-specific collections of our most popular Chemical Science content from 2018 and 2019. These specially curated collections are designed to highlight some of the exceptional research published in Chemical Science – and like all Chemical Science articles, they are free to access and read from anywhere on the globe with no restrictions. We hope you will find them useful during this time.

Many of the articles selected in the collections below are also included in our 20182019 and 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collections, as well as our 20182019 and 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collections.


Organic chemistry

This collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from dual vicinal functionalisation of heterocycles via an interrupted Pummerer coupling/[3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement cascade to a review of C4-H indole functionalisation. Browse the full collection


Catalysis Chemistry

This specially curated collection pulls together some of the most popular articles from 2018 and 2019 in the field of catalysis. Articles range from Pd doped with Te for the highly selective electrocatalytic reduction of aqueous CO2 to a review of catalyst characterization in the presence of solvent through liquid phase structure-activity relationships.
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Analytical chemistry

This collection ranges from high throughput reaction screening using desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry to a review of fluorescent probes for organelle-targeted bioactive species imaging.
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Materials chemistry

This collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from the rational design of a water-soluble NIR AIEgen to a review of the mechanical properties of metal-organic frameworks.
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Main group, inorganic & organometallic chemistry

This collection presents articles ranging from the reactivity of diborane(4) towards pyridine and isocyanide to a review of spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits.
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Chemical biology

This collection includes articles ranging from dual-biomarker-triggered fluorescence probes for differentiating cancer cells to a review of the biomedical applications of copper-free click chemistry.
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Physical & theoretical chemistry

This collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from a study that asks why are photosynthetic reaction centres dimeric to a review of polariton chemistry.
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Supramolecular chemistry

This collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from a halogen-bond assembled supramolecular catalyst, XBphos-Rh, to a review of electrochemically switchable rotaxanes.
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