Sidebar:The Most-Cited Chemistry Papers of 1991-93

chemistry papers published from 1991 to 1993 and reported in the July/August 1994 issue of the newsletter Science Watch, articles on fullerenes and related molecules still are among the most cited in the field. The dominance of fullerenes aside, several other areas of chemistry are also on the move: asymmetric synthesis, surface chemistry, computational chemistry, macromolecular structures, and new reagents. This analysis was conducted using the Science Citation Index of the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

Following is Science Watch's report, written for the newsletter by John Emsley, science writer in residence at the department of chemistry, Imperial College, London. The article is reprinted with the permission of Science Watch and ISI, its publisher.

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