e-news, 19 November 2001
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/011119.html>

In French, s'il vous plait ...
Since first published in 1998, the 'Principles of Chemical Nomenclature
- a guide to IUPAC recommendations' remains a popular IUPAC reference.
French-speaking scientists and students can now consult a French version
translated by M. Mottet and J. Toullec, and published by De Boeck
Université. The book introduces and summarizes the nomenclature rules
recommended by IUPAC. In English, or in French, it is a 'must read' for
everyone who knows that systematic nomenclature is for chemistry, what
grammar is for a language.


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


- - - - - -- SHORTCUT to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -

* A global chemistry community
Last July in Brisbane, the presidents of national chemical societies,
regional chemical federations, and leaders of chemical industry met to
discuss subjects of importance to the global chemistry community. Topics
debated at the meeting and covered in this report include sharing
responsibility, chemistry across National Boundaries, the public image
of science, and issues associated with certification and usage of

* Getting more affiliates
As a step in expanding and revitalizing the Affiliate Membership
Program, IUPAC will support one new sponsored affiliate in a developing
country for each new paid affiliate membership.


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

* Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry
J.A. McCleverty and N.G. Connelly
The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001 [ISBN 0854044876]
This is part II of the revised edition of the traditional IUPAC 'Red
Book'. It covers IUPAC Recommendations on the nomenclature of diverse
and specialized systems such as polyanions, isotopic modification,
tetrapyrroles, nitrogen hydrides, inorganic ring, chain, polymer, and
graphite intercalation compounds.

* Principes de nomenclature de la chimie. Introduction aux
recommandations de l'IUPAC
Version originale G. J. Leigh, H. A. Favre, W. V. Metanomski
Traduction de l'édition anglaise par M. Mottet et J. Toullec
De Boeck Université, 2001 [ISBN 2-7445-0120-4]

* History of IUPAC 1988-1999, by S.S. Brown, IUPAC, 2001 [ISBN


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

IUPAC seeks your comments
Synopses and full text of provisional recommendations on nomenclature
and symbols are available from the site. All comments on these
recommendations are welcome and will be taken into consideration. The
final revised versions will be published in Pure and Applied Chemistry
and the synopses in Chemistry International.

Currently up for comments:
* The naming of new elements
* Recommendations for the use of the term "recovery" in analytical
* Terminology for analytical capillary electromigration techniques
* Measurement of pH. Definition, standards, and procedures
* Nomenclature for the C60-Ih and C70-D5h(6) Fullerenes


- - - - - -- NEW PAGES on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 73(7), 2001
~ Lectures presented at the 38th IUPAC Congress/World Chemistry Congress
2001, Brisbane, Australia
~ Lectures presented at the 8th International Chemistry Conference in
Africa, Dakar, Sénégal

* Chemistry International
November 2001 online issue
~ "Heavy Metals" - a meaningless term
~ Reports from IUPAC-sponsored symposia
~ New projects
~ New books
~ etc.

* Minutes of Brisbane Meetings


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

> Recently initiated projects
~ Data exchange standard for electron paramagnetic resonance data types
R.J. Lancashire
~ Impact of scientific developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention
E.D. Becker
~ Inter-Union meeting on education
P.W. Atkins

> Project Submission Form and Guidelines for Completion


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

* Atomic numbers greater than 110
IUPAC and IUPAP have recently jointly agreed that the same Working Group
that examined the claims for priority for the discovery of elements
110-112 should now consider analogous claims for priority for the
discovery of elements of atomic numbers greater than 110. Any laboratory
with an interest is now invited to send a submission containing full
documentation and bibliographic details supporting any claims.
>> Deadline: 5 December 2001

* Financial support for international symposia and conferences
IUPAC provides financial support for international symposia and
conferences in the chemical sciences that have been granted IUPAC
sponsorship and are being held in developing and economically
disadvantaged countries. Applications for conferences to be held in
2003 are due 31 January 2002.

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - Solicitation for 2002
Young chemist having completed his/her Ph.D. degree during the year 2001
can apply to this program. Applications must be received by 1 February

* IUPAC Stability Constants Database and SolEq
GREAT savings on IUPAC/Adademic Software products ends 28 February 2002.

* Macromolecules and Materials Science
Deadline for abstracts and oral submissions to the forthcoming Annual
South African UNESCO School/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules and
Materials Science, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is 30 November 2001.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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