ChemMatters is produced by the American Chemical Society in October, December, February, and April. The archive gives you access to all of ChemMatters’ past articles, dating back to February 1983. The most recently released issue is available through a complimentary subscription, if you chose to receive one when you joined AACT.

For recent articles, issues, or available teacher’s guides visit acs.org/ChemMatters.

AACT members can access the archive and generate a Student Pass that gives their students access to the articles. At this time, the archive does not include the teacher’s guides.

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  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Chemistry in Pictures | April 2021

    Hundreds of millions of people in the world lack access to safe water.

    Issue Date | April 2021

  • How To Make Fashion Sustainable

    The clothing industry has been called out for years for its unsustainable practices. To shrink the environmental footprint of fashion, scientists are tackling the complex challenge of clothes-to-clothes recycling.

    Issue Date | April 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Open for Discussion | The Case for Extraterrestrial Teenagers

    If movies and television shows are to be believed, you would think extraterrestrial aliens and encounters with them would be common. The idea that they exist is intriguing, and indeed, many of us believe alien creatures are real.

    Issue Date | April 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. What Is Ice Cream?

    To many, ice cream is the quintessential dessert and now comes in as many flavors as you can think of. Explore the chemistry behind ice cream’s deliciousness, and learn how food scientists are trying to make it even better.

    Issue Date | April 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Chemistry in Person | Chemist By Training, Explorer By Heart

    Yajaira Sierra-Sastre is always looking for new worlds to explore. As a young girl growing up in Puerto Rico, she gazed at stars through a clear night sky.

    Issue Date | February 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Chemistry in Pictures | February 2021

    Adrian Villalta-Cerdas created this resin art to allow students to safely handle small amounts of chemicals during his general chemistry lectures at Sam Houston State University.

    Issue Date | February 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. How Safe Are Hair Dyes?

    Changing hair color has become a popular way for people to express themselves. Research, however, suggests that doing it too often is sometimes related to health problems down the line.

    Issue Date | February 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Is Cold Brew Really Different From Iced Coffee?

    With all the coffee options available, and more and more teens drinking the caffeinated beverage to help them perk up, we delve into what makes cold brew coffee different from its iced counterpart.

    Issue Date | February 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. Open for Discussion | Deciding What’s Right

    Science isn’t just about clear-cut facts and figures. Sometimes, it calls for deciding right and wrong.

    Issue Date | February 2021

  • Access is an AACT member benefit. To Mars and Back Again

    Sending astronauts to Mars has long felt like an outlandish dream—in part because we didn’t know how they would get back home. A new experiment on the Red Planet could change that.

    Issue Date | February 2021

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