e-news, 16 May 2001
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/010516.html>

'En mai, fait ce qu'il te plait!'
This french expression that says 'In May, do what pleases you' is one
that I always like. This year, at work, I made such a promise so I can
now share with you the redesign of the IUPAC homepage. I enjoyed working
on that project. I hope that it will serve you well while starting your
visit of the site. The extended navigation offers direct access to about
50 pages. Light graphics should make the site more inviting to casual
See <http://www.iupac.org>
Any comments are always appreciated.


In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Recent IUPAC reports & recommendations
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New page on iupac.org
~ Projects front
~ Beakers & Flasks


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* Election of Officers and Bureau Members
Biographical sketches of all Nominees for the IUPAC Bureau received by
the statutory deadline are now available. The NAOs are invited to review
these nominations, as the elections will take place at the 41st IUPAC
Council Meeting on July 7-8, 2001 in Brisbane, Australia.

* Information on the 41st General Assembly and the 38th Congress in



- - - - - -- RECENT PUBLICATIONS -- - - - - -

* Organometallic Chemistry
Centennial, Plenary, Keynote, and Invited lectures presented at XIXth
International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry XIX ICOMC)(Shangai,
China, 23-28 Jul 2000) cover diverse areas, encompassing synthetic,
structural, catalytic, environmental, industrial, materials, main group,
transition metal, f-block chemistry.
Selected lectures are published in Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 2, pp.
205-376 (2001);
Symposium editors, Chang Tao Qian and Xue Long Hou

* Solubility Data Series
- Vol. 71 "Nitromethane with Water or Organic Solvents: Binary Systems"
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2000, 29, No. 5, 1165-1354.
- Vol 72 "Nitromethane with Water or Organic Solvents: Ternary and
Quaternary Systems"
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2000, 29, No. 6, 1447-1641.



* Nomenclature of Structural and Compositional Characteristics of
Ordered Microporous and Mesoporous Materials with Inorganic Hosts
Recommendations 2001)
Pure Appl. Chem. 73(2), pp. 381-394, 2001.

* Names for Muonium and Hydrogen Atoms and their Ions (IUPAC
Recommendations 2001)
Pure Appl. Chem. 73(2), pp. 377-379, 2001.

* Vapor-Liquid Critical Properties of Elements and Compounds
- Part 8. Organic Sulfur, Silicon and Tin Compounds
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, Vol. 46, pp. 480-485, 2001
- Part 7. Oxygen Compounds other than Alkanols and Cycloalkanols
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, Vol. 46, 457-479 (2001)


- - - - - -- PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -



- - - - - -- NEW PAGE on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -

Designed by Hollis from Purple Zante, Inc. and implemented by Joe at
komejo.com, the IUPAC homepage is more appealing and versatile.

* Keywords index
A growing list of keywords is being compiled (same list accessible from
the cascading menus from the new homepage) to ensure easier and more
straightforward access to specific areas within the site.

* Chemistry International
May 2001 online issue

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 73(2), 2001


- - - - - -- PROJECTS FRONT -- - - - - -

* Soil sampling
Dr. A. Fajgelj reports on the progress made during the SOILSAMP meeting
that took place in Udine, Italy between Dec. 18 and 19, 2000, on the
following topic: 'Assessment of uncertainty associated with soil
sampling in agricultural, semi-natural, urban and contaminated

* Endocrine Active Substances
Within the framework of this SCOPE/IUPAC project, a workshop is being
planned in Yokohama, Japan, on 17-21 Nov. 2002.
First Circular available.

> Recently initiated projects
* Recommendation for the use of AFM in the direct measurements of
colloidal forces
* Dimensionality in analytical chemistry


- - - - - -- BEAKERS & FLASKS -- - - - - -

* WAM II - Nanostructured Advanced Materials
Following the earlier initiative of Profs. M. El-Ssayed and J. Jorter,
WAM II will be organized in Bangalore at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for
Advanced Scientific Research on 13-16 February 2002. Convener: Dr. G.U.
The workshop aims to address recent developments in areas such as
quantum structures including nanocrystals of metals and semiconductors,
mesoscalar assemblies, nanotubes and nanowires, nanosensors,
nanodevices, theoretical and computational studies.

* Chemical Education
A satellite conference, jointly of IUPAC2001 and 9ACC, will be conducted
by the Committee on Teaching of Chemistry (CTC) of IUPAC on the morning
of Sunday 1st July at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane -
not far from the WCC conference venue.
Access to more details and final program

Plans have been made for discussions on the topics of the Globalization
of Chemical Education-Preparing Chemical Scientists and Engineers for
Transnational Industries - Brisbane, July 3-4, 2001.
Participants are also invited to be part of the Future Actions panel
which will discuss perspectives and recommendations during the July 4


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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