e-news, 7 January 2002
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/020107.html>

IUPAC sails into new waters
A message from the incoming IUPAC president Prof. Pieter S. Steyn

I'm grateful for this opportunity to wish members of IUPAC bodies,
fellows, affiliate members, and our corporate associates a fruitful and
satisfying 2002. I am also grateful to you, the IUPAC family, for your
extraordinary commitment to the chemical sciences. As chemists we
naturally believe that chemistry is the core science; thus, we're
particularly open to expanding its borders to embrace exciting new areas
such as molecular biology, post-genomic chemistry, chemical biology,
supramolecular chemistry, quantum chemistry, nano-chemistry, and
advanced materials. And as students of this core science, we pride
ourselves on understanding the challenges of related disciplines. The
new year ahead is full of challenges, and as before, our actions will
remain guided by the IUPAC's Mission statement and its goals. I invite
you to read my opening remarks in the January 2002 issue of Chemistry
Feedback welcome


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



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

* Mexico and Uruguay join IUPAC as ANAO

* PAC online
More options are available to get current PAC issues via the internet



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

* Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry encompasses many areas of chemistry, molecular
biology, and materials science, as well as computer science. The
Hungarian - German - Italian - Polish Joint Meeting on Medicinal
Chemistry, held in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2001 focused on
certain challenging fields, including central nervous system,
cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and new methods for drug research.
Among the 17 plenary lectures, 9 short lectures and 164 posters
presented at the meeting, selected lectures are now published in Pure
Appl. Chem.
, Vol. 73, No. 9, pp. 1387-1509.
Symposium editor, Ferenc Fulop

* Green Chemistry: Toward Environmentally Benign Processes and Products
Prefaced by Dennis L. Hjeresen and Paul T. Anastas, the series of
manuscripts covers the following topics: global issues on chemistry and
the environment, education and international programs, industrial
processes and practices, and scientific advances in green chemistry.
Selected lectures are published in Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 8, pp.
Conference editor, Dennis L. Hjeresen
Read more about CHEMRAWN XIV in Chem. Int.

* The Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater
Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems
Vol. 7
D.R. Turner and K.A. Hunter
John Wiley & Sons, 2001 [ISBN 0-471-49068-7]
Intensive research carried out during the 1990's (known as the "Iron Age
of Oceanography") provided a wealth of new information and this title,
written by acknowledged experts and reviewed by international
specialists, provides the authoritative and comprehensive review of the
subject area.

* Polymerization Processes and Polymer Materials
Volume I, Macromol. Symp., Vol. 174, 2001, pp. 1-434
and Volume II, Macromol. Symp., Vol. 175, 2001, pp. 1-428
These volumes contain 86 Plenary and Invited Lectures, which are
published in the same order as they were presented at the World Polymer
Congress held on July 9-14, 2000 at the Warsaw University of Technology.
Symposium Editor, Z. Floranczyk, S. Penczek, S. Slomkowski




* Generic source-based nomenclature for polymers (IUPAC Recommendations
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 73, No. 9, pp. 1511-1519 (2001)

* Quantum chemical B3LYP/cc-pvqz computation of ground-state structures
and properties of small molecules with atoms of Z inferior or equal to
18 (hydrogen to argon) (IUPAC Technical Report)
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 73, No. 9, pp. 1521-1553 (2001)

* Modeling lifetime and degradability of organic compounds in air, soil,
and water systems (IUPAC Technical Report)
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 1331-1348 (2001)

* Use of Legendre transforms in chemical thermodynamics (IUPAC Technical
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 1349-1380 (2001)

* Selectivity in analytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 1381-1386 (2001)
extended abstract published in Chem. Int.



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

* Quantities, Terminology, and Symbols in Photothermal and Related

Comments by 31 July 2002

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 Chem. Int.

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
* Phane Nomenclature. Part II: Substitution Derivatives of Phane Parent



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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 73(8) and 73(9), 2001

* Chemistry International
January 2002 online issue
~ President's Column
~ Catalyst: the Museum of the Chemical Industry
~ Preserving Records of Modern Science
~ Science and the Public: Learning for the Future
~ IUPAC Forum
~~ Young Observers Programs: Getting New Expertise Involved in IUPAC
~~ IUPAC Divisions and Education: A Case for Joint Projects
~ Reports from IUPAC-sponsored symposia
~ IUPAC Projects
~ Highlights from Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ New books
~ etc.
> Access to web references or pointers only



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

> Recently initiated projects
~ Traceability concept in chemical measurements, P. De Bièvre
~ Recommendations for NMR measurements of high pK values and equilibrium
constants in strongly basic solutions
, K. Popov

> Project Submission Form and Guidelines for Completion



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

* Announcement of a new International Prize from IOCD
Apllication deadline: 31 March 2002

* Read about IUPAC affiliate membership program in C&EN
IUPAC Affiliate base needs a boost - Revitalized affiliate membership
program can contribute to organization's mission, by M. Freemantle
Chemical & Engineering News, 29 October 2001, p. 27.

* Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation, from Dr Robert Hynes
A small number of changes have been made to the summary table. The
latest release is dated December 2001. The changes have been made since
the last release (December 2000) to bimolecular Ox, HOx, NOx, and SOx
reactions. Data sheets for termolecular reactions are in preparation and
will be posted as soon as they are available.

* Planning for the new year?
Review the calendars of IUPAC Sponsored Symposia and Conferences.
For each event, contact information and direct link to the conference
website are clearly listed.
On the other end, if you are planning an international event which you
think deserves IUPAC sponsorship, do review the corresponding
information application

* Molecular Biology in the 20th Century
On 28-29 April 2003, a joint Royal Institution-Wellcome Centre
Conference will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Determination of the
Structure of DNA
For more information, contact Dr. Frank James, e-mail: <[email protected]>
Call for paper, deadline: 1 March 2002


Happy O two!

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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