e-news, 30 August 2002
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/020830.html>

Back to school time
The US media, from press to radio and TV, is passing on the fever of
getting ready and set for a good start. A check-up and tune-up of this
e-news subscriber list seems to be therefore appropriate at this time of
the year. Many -more than 3000- new e-mail addresses have been added
this time, including many US affiliates.
To those who are receiving this e-news for the first time, I hope you
will find it informative.
In short, the e-news is an easy way to get informed about what's new
from IUPAC and its website. Such e-mail is sent periodically, about once
every 6 to 8 weeks, to IUPAC members, fellows and affiliates, and to
numerous contacts from IUPAC National Adhering Organizations, Associate
National Adhering Organizations, and Associated Organizations, etc. This
mailing group is however not restricted to IUPAC related individuals.

For questions regarding the list, including subscribing and
unsubscribing, please visit the e-news page at
We welcome yours suggestions, comments, questions, etc.
email: [email protected]


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


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

* Young Chemists to the 39th IUPAC Congress
The next IUPAC Congress will be held August 10-15, 2003 in Ottawa,
Canada. The theme is "Chemistry at the Interfaces." To encourage young
chemists to participate in this unique congress, the organizers have
established programs to offer travel assistance. Applications from
candidates under age 40 are welcomed, and scientists from academia,
government or industry may apply. Deadline is November 30, 2002.

* Treasurer's Report
Dr. Buxtorf discusses the financial situation of the Union and presents
some highlights, which seem of importance for the future. If there is
anything that you want to know about IUPAC accounts, revenues, expenses,
reserves, investments, etc., it is all there.
You can also read The Treasurer's column in Sep issue of Chemistry

* Advancing Worldwide Chemistry - IUPAC Biennial Report, 2000-2001
This report lists IUPAC's long-range goals and provides some
illustrations of actions taken during the last two years toward meeting
those goals.
A copy is being mailed with the Sep issue of Chemistry International.


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

* Science of Sweeteners
A Special Topic Issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry derives from the 2nd
International Symposium on Sweeteners, which was held on 13-17 November
2001 in Hiroshima, Japan.
The publication reflects well the panorama of subjects covered in the
symposium with respect to both fundamental aspects and the importance of
current and new research on the development of sweeteners. The topics
varied from receptor studies, to natural sweeteners, to design and
synthesis of sweeteners, to industrial applications.
Conference Editor, Mugio Nishizawa
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 7, pp. 1101-1316 (2002)

* Bioinformatics
The 2002 International Conference on Bioinformatics held in Bangkok last
February had for its theme 'North&SHY;South Networking'. The event was
designed to be a forum where bioinformatic scientists in developing
countries could interact with their counterparts in developed countries,
as well as with biologists from various disciplines.
To further communicate their research works through publications,
several plenary speakers have chosen to publish a version of their
presentation in PAC.
Conference Editor, Prasit Palittapongarnpim
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 881-914 (2002)

* Free-Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism
This volume includes most of the main lectures and some of the short
lectures from the IUPAC-sponsored International Symposium on
Free-Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism (SML'01), held in
June 2001. It was the third conference in the series and the major
themes were: Fundamentals of Free-Radical Polymerization, Free-Radical
Polymerization in Supercritical Fluids, Polymer Characterization,
Polymer Reaction Engineering, Controlled Radical Polymerization, and
Polymerization in Heterogeneous Systems.
Symposium Editors: M. Buback and A.L. German
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 182, 2002, pp. 1-303



* Definitions relating to stereochemically asymmetric polymerizations
(IUPAC Recommendations 2001), K. Hatada, J. Kahovec, M. Barón, K. Horie,
T. Kitayama, P. Kubisa, G. P. Moss, R. F. T. Stepto, and E. S. Wilks
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 915-922 (2002)

* Potentiometric selectivity coefficients of ion-selective electrodes.
Part II. Inorganic anions
(IUPAC Technical Report), Y. Umezawa, K.
Umezawa, P. Bühlmann, N. Hamada, H. Aoki, J. Nakanishi, M. Sato, K. P.
Xiao, and Y. Nishimura
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 923-994 (2002)

* Potentiometric selectivity coefficients of ion-selective electrodes.
Part III. Organic ions
(IUPAC Technical Report), Y. Umezawa, P.
Bühlmann, K. Umezawa, and N. Hamada
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 995-1099 (2002)


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

* The Orange Book
Here it is ... the web edition of the IUPAC Compendium of Analytical

* Chemical Education International -- Material, Life, and Environment
>From the latest issue, Vol 3
~ To the youth of the World who aspire to a career in chemistry - a
Message from Nobel Laureate Professor Hideki Shirakawa

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 74(6) and 74(7), 2002

* Chemistry International
Sep 2002 online issue
~ Treasurer's Column
~ Medicinal Chemistry
~ Candid Chemistry
~ Pesticides Residues
~ IUPAC News, Projects, Publications, etc.


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

> Recently initiated projects
About 35 projects have been initiated this year; from solubility data,
to drug development, separation science, pest management, or dendritic
polymer terminology, etc.,
If you like problems or have ideas, the project-based structure makes it
possible for you to get involved!
Questions? Comments?


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


> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Medicinal Chemistry, 15-18 Oct 2003
~ Spectroscopy of Macromolecular Systems, 21-24 Jul 2003
~ Polymer Properties, 14-17 Apr 2003
~ Polymer Characterization, 6-10 Jan 2003
~ Macromolecules in the 21st century, 7-9 Oct 2002
~ Ionic Polymerization, 30 June - 4 July 2003


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

* PAC in the spotlight
According to the CAS Science Spotlight, a paper published in Pure and
Applied Chemistry
in Dec 2000 [PAC 72(12), 2275-2287] ranked number 8 of
the most requested article during the second quarter 2001. This paper
authored by K.R. Seddon, A. Stark, and M.-J. Torres and titled
"Influence of chloride, water, and organic solvents on the physical
properties of ionic liquids" found its way in the pages of PAC as one of
the plenary lectures presented at the 15th International Conference on
Physical Organic Chemistry, held in Goteborg in July 2000.

* IUPAC Empfehlungen
The German IUPAC National Adhering Organization has arranged for the
translation and publication of selected IUPAC Reports and
Recommendations in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2003 Solicitation
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists has been established to encourage
outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers.
The prize will be given for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the
general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word
Deadline: February 1, 2003 - for entrants who receive their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2002.

* An artist among us
A collection of 14 colorful scientific images prepared by Jeremy Frey is
on display near a black chalk drawing by the Italian artist Leonardo da
Vinci at one of Oxford University's colleges. (J. Frey is titular member
of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division and Chairman of the
Commission on Physicochemical Symbols, Terminology, and Units). As M.
Freemantle put it in his news published in the July 29, 2002 of C&EN, J.
Frey can claim that he keeps the best of company.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

* About IUPAC e-news
To subscribe or submit a news item, visit: