Most accessed articles in February

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Take a look at our ten most accessed papers for February.

The most accessed paper last month was a Journal of Systems Chemistry Perspective by Addy Pross, which aims to explain the emergence of life by extending Darwinian theory to inanimate matter. The Perspective was covered by the popular science magazine, Discover, leading to a surge in interest.

Also of interest was a software article published in Journal of Cheminformatics, which describes an open source chemical spreadsheet that runs within Microsoft Excel and can be used on sheets containing hundreds of thousands of compounds without compromising normal performance.

1.    Toward a general theory of evolution: Extending Darwinian theory to inanimate matter
Addy Pross
Journal of Systems Chemistry 2011, 2:1 (7 June 2011)

2.    Cacao seeds are a “Super Fruit”: A comparative analysis of various fruit powders and products
Stephen J Crozier, Amy G Preston, Jeffrey W Hurst, et al.
Chemistry Central Journal 2011, 5:5 (7 February 2011)

3.    LICSS – A chemical spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel
Kevin R Lawson, Jonty Lawson
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:3 (2 February 2012)

4.    Predicting the mechanism of phospholipidosis
Robert Lowe, Hamse Y Mussa, Florian Nigsch, et al.
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:2 (26 January 2012)

5.    Blind trials of Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation software
Arvin Moser, Mikhail E Elyashberg, Antony J Williams, et al.
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:5 (9 February 2012)

6.    Novel spectrophotometric method for determination of cinacalcet hydrochloride via derivatization with 1,2-naphthoquinone-4-sulphonate
Ibrahim A Darwish, Mona M Al-Shehri, Manal A El-Gendy
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:11 (3 February 2012)

7.    A physicochemical descriptor-based scoring scheme for effective and rapid filtering of kinase-like chemical space
Narender Singh, Hongmao Sun, Sidhartha Chaudhury, et al.
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:4 (8 February 2012)

8.    Comparison of sterols and fatty acids in two species of Ganoderma
Guang-ping Lv, Jing Zhao, Jin-ao Duan, et al.
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:10 (31 January 2012)

9.    Different extraction methods of biologically active components from propolis: a preliminary study
Boryana Trusheva, Dorina Trunkova, Vassya Bankova
Chemistry Central Journal 2007, 1:13 (7 June 2007)

10.
    Evaluation of phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of various solvent extracts of Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
Rahmat Ali Khan, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Sumaira Sahreen, et al.
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:12 (6 February 2012)