e-news, 20 April 2002
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/020420.html>


In this issue:
~ Recent publications
~ Recent IUPAC reports & recommendations
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New pages on iupac.org
~ Projects front
~ IUPAC-sponsored events
~ Beakers & Flasks


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

* Interactions Between Soil Particles and Microorganisms: Impact on the Terrestrial Ecosystem, Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems Vol. 8
Huang, P.M., Bollag, J.-M. and Senesi, N.
John Wiley & Sons, 2002 [ISBN 0-471-60790-8]
This definitive guide provides the scientific community with a critical evaluation of the interactions of minerals, organic components and microorganisms in the soil and their importance in the ecosystem. It offers a unique insight into the effects of microbes on pollutants in the soil, which is necessary for all environmental scientists working in this area, and will allow further discussion and development to uncover the dynamics and mechanisms of the environmental processes of nature.

* Electrochemistry and Interfacial Chemistry for the Environment
A Special Topic Issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry was derived from the workshop "Electrochemistry and Interfacial Chemistry in Environmental Clean-Up and Green Chemical Processes" held on 6-7 April 2001, in Coimbra, Portugal. The articles reflect the panorama of subjects covered in the workshop, including fundamentals and the importance of current and new applications of electrochemistry and interfacial electrochemistry to environmental clean-up and green chemical processes. With a foreword by G.W. Wilson and a preface by C. Brett, this issue was coordinated by the IUPAC Special Topics Editor, Prof. James R. Bull.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 12, 1819–2065, 2001

* Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis
OMCOS 11 marked the first OMCOS meeting in this new millennium and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of ferrocene, laying the cornerstone for the field of organometallic chemistry. The presentations reflected the enormous progress in this field and demonstrated the extraordinary potential of transition metal catalysis in organic synthesis to lead to the creation of new drugs and new materials, the synthesis of complex molecules, and the discovery of new chemical reactions. A selection from the plenary and invited lectures is published in the January 2002 issue of PAC, for which the conference chairman, Tien-Yau Luh, acted as editor.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 1, 1-186, 2002

* Plasma Chemistry
This issue of PAC presents an overview on many areas, from fundamental elementary processes to plasma processing, from experimental research to modeling developments.
Selected lectures from the 15th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Orléans, France, 9-13 July 2001.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 317–492, 2002
Symposium Editors: A. Bouchoule and J.-M. Pouvesle

* Heat Capacity of Liquids
Critical Review and Recommended Values - Supplement I, compiled by Milan Zábranský, Vlastimil Ruzicka, Jr., and Eugene S. Domalski
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 30, No. 5, 1199-1689, 2001



* Critical evaluation of proven chemical weapon destruction technologies (IUPAC Technical Report), G. S. Pearson and R. S. Magee
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 2, pp. 187-316, 2002

* Definitions of basic terms relating to polymer liquid crystals, (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 493-509, 2002


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

* Thermochemistry of chemical reactions: Terminology, symbols and experimental methods for the determination of bond energies

* Quantities, terminology, and symbols in photothermal and related spectroscopies


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.


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 73(12), 2001

Online contents of 74(1), 74(2), and 74(3), 2002

* Chemistry International
March 2002 online issue
~ Secretary General's Column
~ The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
~ The Synthesis and Naming of Elements 110 and Beyond
~ Reliable Solubility Data in the Age of Computerize Chemistry
~ IUPAC Forum, etc.
> Access to web references or pointers only


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


> Recently initiated projects
~ Introduction of small scale chemistry experiments - Teacher training, J.D. Bradley
~ Nomenclature for rotaxanes and catenanes, E. Wilks

> Questions? Comments?
E-mail the corresponding Task Group Chairman, or <[email protected]>


- - - - - -- IUPAC-SPONSORED EVENTS -- - - - - -


> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics, 4-8 June 2002
~ 100 Years of Chromatography (SBS'03), 13-18 May 2003
~ Macromolecule Metal Complexes (MMC-X), 20-24 May 2003
~ Coordination Chemistry (ICCC 35), 21-26 July 2002
~ Clinical Laboratory and In Vitro Diagnostic, 6-7 Feb 2003

!! Do you know that as IUPAC affiliates are entitled to a 10% reduction of registration fees at IUPAC sponsored conferences !!


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

* in the mail . . .
Affiliate Members will receive their certificate and card for 2002-2003 enclosed with the coming May issue of Chemistry International

* Chemical Identifiers and XML for Chemistry
CAS/IUPAC Conference on Chemical Identifiers and XML for Chemistry, 1 July 2002, in Columbus, Ohio, USA !! Register Now !!

* What's in a Name?
A discussion between Alan McNaught, President of the IUPAC Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (VIII), and David Bradley from the Alchemist

* Green solvents for catalysis
International Symposium, 13-16 October 2002, Bruchsal, Germany

* Younger European Chemists
An event of the High Level Scientific Conference Programme of the European Commission, organised in association with the Younger Chemists’ Committee of the Heidelberg Branch of the GDCh with support from BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>


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