Most accessed articles in November

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

One of the most popular articles from the past month comes from a supplement published in Chemistry Central Journal earlier this year on “Roles for chemistry in the world’s energy problems”. The paper, entitled “Algae biodiesel – a feasibility report”, provides an overview of algae-related research and explains the scientific processes of producing biodiesel from algae. It also provides an economic feasibility analysis, taking into account public policy measures that could change the costs of production, and shows the possible scenarios in which algae biodiesel could become cost effective.

Another widely read article published in Journal of Cheminformatics describes an extension to the Ultrafast Shape Recognition (USR) algorithm, which is an important tool for researchers aiming to find novel chemical scaffolds in compound libraries. The new method, called USRCAT, also includes pharmacophoric information, and was shown to outperform the traditional USR method in a retrospective virtual screening benchmark.

null1. Evaluation of Biologically Active Compounds from Calendula officinalis Flowers using Spectrophotometry
Monica Butnariu, Cristina Coradini
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:35 (27 April 2012)

null2. 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)

null3. 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)

null4. An analysis of Sorghum halepense’s behavior in presence of tropane alkaloids from Datura stramonium extracts
Monica Butnariu
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:75 (28 July 2012)

null5. Avogadro: An advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform
Marcus D Hanwell, Donald E Curtis, David C Lonie, et al.
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:17 (13 August 2012)

null6. Preparation and magnetic properties of nano size nickel ferrite particles using hydrothermal method
Kamellia Nejati, Rezvanh Zabihi
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:23 (30 March 2012)

null7. Characterisation of dissolved organic compounds in hydrothermal fluids by stir bar sorptive extraction – gas chomatography – mass spectrometry
Cecile Konn, Jean-Luc Charlou, Jean-Pierre Donval, Nils G Holm
Geochemical Transactions 2012, 13:8 (7 November 2012)

null8. USRCAT: real-time ultrafast shape recognition with pharmacophoric constraints
Adrian M Schreyer, Tom Blundell
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:27 (6 November 2012)

null9. OMG: open molecule generator
Julio E Peironcely, Miguel Rojas-Chertó, Davide Fichera, et al.
Journal of Cheminformatics 2012, 4:21 (17 September 2012)

Attributed to Steve Jurvetson via Wikimedia Commons10. Algae biodiesel – a feasibility report
Yihe Gao, Chapin Gregor, Yuanjie Liang, et al.
Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6(Suppl 1):S1 (23 April 2012)