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Communications Chemistry first year anniversary collection

Communications Chemistry published its first articles in March 2018. In this collection, our editors highlight some of their favorite papers from our first year of publishing. This collection also includes all Review and Comment articles published during our first year, including the first in a series of Q&A's that we have commissioned exploring the important relationships  between scientists that go into publishing new research.

Our selected papers celebrate the diversity of our content across the chemical sciences, ranging from articles providing fundamental new chemical insight to applied research and everything in between. Finally, we link to all the 'Behind the Paper' posts published by our authors on the Nature Research Chemistry Community site where our authors tell the stories behind their Communications Chemistry articles. 

About Communications Chemistry

Communications Chemistry is an open access journal from Nature Research publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the chemical sciences. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances bringing new insight to a specialized area of research. Read more about the journal here

About the editors

Communications Chemistry is edited by both in-house professional editors and academic Editorial Board Members. Our editors work closely together to ensure the quality of our published papers and consistency in author experience.

Many of our published articles are linked to 'Behind the Paper' blog posts written by the authors and hosted on the Nature Research Chemistry Community site. See below for a complete list of posts from our first year:

Small-volume reactions offer big advantages for the radiosynthesis of imaging biomarkers by R. Michael van Dam

Classifying activation energies in heterogeneous catalysis by Frank Abild-Pedersen

Shapeable molecular chains that resemble modeling clay rope by Yasuhide Inokuma

Just mix! Facile access to insulin preparation by Michio Iwaoka

Can wine and green tea help inborn error of metabolism disorders patients? by Shira Shaham-Niv

Immobilizing micelles: The art is here by Puthusserickal A Hassan

Harvesting water from air by Paul A. Kallenberger

A new material dated by radiocarbon by Lucile Beck

From molecular hoovers and frameworks: A love story by Roland Goers

Controlling catalysis: a four way street to bio-based fuels and building blocks by Sebastian Meier

Metal atom on metal for methane oxidation by Hirokazu Kobayashi

Phenolic sense and sensibility by Ibon Santiago

Nucleation of quartz under ambient conditions by Sharon Cooper

Gas Phase Electrochemical Analysis of Amino Acids and their Fragments by Daren J. Caruana

Watching proteins in slow motion by Raul Perez Jimenez

Double aromaticity arising from σ- and π-rings by Masaichi Saito

Solar fuel is not far away by Xiaodong Wang

Short-lived cationic species profiling by mass spectrometry by FangJun Wang

How do they align and emit fluorescence in an anisotropic liquid? by Takuya Ohzono

High conductivities of π-stacked radical polymers of trioxotriangulene neutral radicals and their mixed valence salts by Yasushi Morita

Production of value-added chemicals from glycerol using in vitro enzymatic cascades by Chao Gao

Accessible and distinct decoquinate derivatives active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and apicomplexan parasites by Richard K. Haynes

What happens to aqueous silicates deep in the Earth? by Corey D. Pilgrim

How do we know what happens at interface? by Osami Sakata

Making a nano-movie using liquid-cell transmission electron microscopy by Leyla Soleymani

Hardware accelerated atomistic modeling for 2D energy storage by Santanu Mahapatra

Atmospheric organic aerosol at the molecular-level by the Gentner Group at Yale

When molecules dance in the light of quantum dots by Thomas Noblet

A tunable lanthanide cubane platform incorporating air-stable radical ligands for enhanced magnetic communication by Gabriel Brunet

Implementing new chemistry on the cell surface by Mathieu Szponarski

Can beta sheets bind multiple heme cofactors? by Areetha Renita D'Souza

Digital recognition of double-stranded DNA or RNA by Danith Ly

A controllable photochemical domino reaction via tetrafluoro[7]helicene by Takashi Murase

Mechanochromism Induced through the interplay between excimer reaction and excited state intramolecular proton transfer by Yu-Chen Wei

Confined single-chain polymer in an inorganic-framework for proton conduction by Sayaka Uchida

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