American chemical society national meeting & expo

August 25-29, 2019 - San Diego, CA, USA

Join Elsevier for a series of events at the ACS Fall Meeting in the San Diego Convention Center from August 25–29

As always, the ACS National Meeting and Expo will attract passionate and forward-thinking chemistry professionals from around the world — people who are focused on solving problems in a dynamic and changing world. This year’s theme of chemistry and water connects a fundamental science with a fundamental resource, and promises lively and important talks, workshops and discussions. Elsevier is proud to be attending this event to show how we plan to continue supporting and empowering researchers in the chemical sciences.

Booth activities

Join us at Booth 1422 in the Exhibitors’ Hall of the San Diego Convention Center. It’s a great opportunity to meet representatives of our chemical sciences teams and hear the latest about our journals, books and research solutions.

Here’s what you can do at the Elsevier booth:

  • Pick up your Elsevier Chemical Sciences T-shirt and enter our competition.*
  • Find out all about our new chemical sciences journals and open access plans.
  • Meet acquisition editors to learn more about editing chemical sciences books.
  • See demos of Reaxys, our dedicated solution for chemical sciences research.

*Competition rules available at Booth 1422

Tetrahedron Prize Symposium

We’re delighted to congratulate Professors Stephen L. Buchwald and John F. Hartwig, the recipients of the 2018 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry. The awards will be presented at the Tetrahedron Prize Symposium on August 26.

The Symposium will be held in Ballroom 20A of the San Diego Convention Center. We have a full program of talks along with the awards ceremony.

What is the Tetrahedron Prize?

The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded annually for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. It is presented to a chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense

Speaker sessions

These four talks focus on different ways that cheminformatics and machine learning solutions are making chemical data more discoverable and easier to leverage for research and discovery.

Automatic identification of relevant chemical compounds from patents

Dr. Michael Maier, Product Manager, Elsevier
Sunday, August 25 at 1:35 p.m. in Grand Ballroom A of the Omni San Diego Hotel
Dr. Maier will describe how a new automated approach is being used to increase the discovery of relevant chemical substances from patents, which are an important but challenging source.

Enabling exchange of comprehensive reaction information

Dr. Frederik van den Broek, Consultant, Elsevier, and Dr. Gerd Blanke, Managing Director, StructurePedium Technologies GmbH
Monday, August 26 at 10:40 p.m. in Grand Ballroom D of the Omni San Diego Hotel
Dr. van den Broek and Dr. Blanke will discuss how the unified data model (UDM) is used to simplify the exchange of experimental information about compound synthesis and testing.

Helping chemists identify new opportunities during chemistry research: building and turning high-quality data into actionable insights

Dr. Jürgen Swienty-Busch, Director of Product Management, Elsevier
Wednesday, August 28 at 10:20 a.m. in Grand Ballroom E of the Omni San Diego Hotel
Dr. Swienty-Busch will focus on Reaxys structure, which forms the basis of the unified data model (UDM), and how it helps chemists in industry and academia find and use data.

Finding novel lead compounds in pesticide discovery inspired by pharmaceutical research

Dr. Frederik van den Broek, Consultant, Elsevier
Thursday, August 29 at 1:20 p.m. in Ballroom 20B-D Theater 3 of the San Diego Convention Center
Dr. van den Broek will give an overview of the chemical and biological informatics methods and machine learning techniques developed for pharmaceutical R&D are supporting agrochemical R&D.

Article collections

Tetrahedron Special Issue in Honor of Stephen L. Buchwald
This Tetrahedron Special Issue celebrates the research and career of Stephen L. Buchwald of MIT, one of our two recipients of the 2019 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry.

Tetrahedron Special Issue in Honor of John F. Hartwig
This Tetrahedron Special Issue celebrates the research and career of John F. Hartwig of the University of California, Berkeley, one of our two recipients of the 2019 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry.

Chemistry & Water
In keeping with the theme of this year’s ACS Fall National Meeting & Expo, we’ve created a resource center with free-to-access content on chemistry and water research.

New journals

Results in Chemistry cover

Results in Chemistry

This new open access journal offers authors the opportunity to publish in all fundamental and interdisciplinary areas of chemistry and related fields.

Find out more about Results in Chemistry

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The journal invites review articles in all areas of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science related to the design, production and use of materials for energy applications in a chemistry context.

Find out more about EnergyChem

Sensors and Actuators reports

Sensors and Actuators Reports

A peer-reviewed open access journal launched as part of the Sensors and Actuators journal family, this journal is dedicated to publishing new and original works in the field of all types of sensors and actuators.

Find out more about Sensors and Actuators Reports

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Clinical Spectroscopy

Focused on the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis, this open access journal offers authors rigorous peer review, rapid decisions and high visibility.

Find out more about Clinical Spectroscopy

MaterialsToday Sustainability

Materials Today Sustainability

This new multi-disciplinary journal covers all aspects of sustainability through materials science.

Find out more about Materials Today Sustainability

Physics Open

Physics Open

This is a new gold open access journal that seeks full research articles in all areas of physics and related interdisciplinary areas, be it fundamental or applied.

Find out more about Physics Open

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Results in Materials

Part of the Materials Today family, this is an open-access journal that serves as a platform for the community of materials scientists and engineers, especially young investigators and junior researchers, to share their findings and visions in materials.

Find out more about Results in Materials

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Fuel Communications

Fuel Communications is a peer-reviewed, fully open access journal offering rapid dissemination of preliminary work or initial results at the cutting edge of fuel science and technology, as well as applications in the field.

Find out more about Fuel Communications

A selection from our existing family of chemical sciences journals


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See below the list of titles on display at our booth #1422. Or download the full list of books.