Identified as the most requested article was "Toward Catalytic Rigid-rod -barrels: a Hexamer with Multiple Histidines." Research described in the article focuses on the synthesis of a new rigid-rod -barrel for use in catalysis. These barrels or nanotubes permit the storage and movement of chemical substances and have wide applicability in such diverse fields as catalysis, pharmacology, gene therapy, and materials science.
The authors, editors and publisher associated with the most requested article were recognized during the CAS Science Spotlight ceremony. Those honored along with the co-authors were Prof. John Caldwell and Prof. Nina D. Berova, editors of CHIRALITY, the John Wiley & Sons journal that published the winning article. In addition, CAS Science Spotlight also honored Dr. Stephen Buchwald of MIT, as the author of the greatest number of requested articles in 2004.
Since 2001, CAS has been counting Real-Time Document Requests (RDRs) to determine the journal articles that are most sought after by research scientists using the STN, SciFinder and SciFinder Scholar information products. A Real-Time Document Request is counted when a user of a CAS search service accesses the electronic full text of a document identified in a search. Listings of the most requested documents appear in CAS Science Spotlight at http://www
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