e-news, 1 November 2002
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/021101.html>

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


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

* IUPAC GA 2003 etc.
Information on the 42nd IUPAC General Assembly is now available; the GA
will be held 9-17 August 2003, in Ottawa, Canada, concurrently with the
39th IUPAC Congress.
The Preliminary Program of the Congress -Chemistry at the interface- is
online at <http://www.iupac2003.org/>; and a copy is being mailed with
the November issue of Chemistry International.
Finally, do not forget that travel assistance is available to help young
chemists attend this event; applications from candidates under age 40
are welcomed, and scientists from academia, government or industry may
apply. Deadline is November 30, 2002.

* IUPAC Strategic Plan -- 2002-2003
The initial IUPAC Strategic Plan was revised slightly in 2000, and
revised more extensively this year. A Vision Statement has been added,
which is useful in communicating the essence of the Union's "raison
d'être". The Mission Statement has been expanded to answer the Who, Why,
What and How questions surrounding IUPAC and its functions. The
Long-Range Goals have been streamlined and consolidated to six

* The address is www.iupac.org
In a contest for "Best Chemical Site on the Web," sponsored by
ChemIndustry.com Inc.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc; and the Royal Society of
Chemistry, UK, www.iupac.org was chosen as an honoree in the "Portals
and Information Hubs" category.


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

* Green Chemistry in Africa
This book originates from the passionate work of academicians based in
African institutions and it aims at familiarizing African students with
the principles of clean and sustainable chemistry.
P. Tundo and L. Mammino, eds.
INCA (Interuniversity Consortium "Chemistry for the Environment"), 2002

* Heterocyclic Chemistry
This publication resulting from the 3rd Florida Heterocyclic Conference
(Gainesville, Florida, USA from 6—8 March 2002) covers extensive
industrial themes, including the discovery and development of new drugs
for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, HIV treatment, and dopamine
agonists. Other topics -among many- include cascade reactions for
heterocyclic synthesis, alkaloid synthesis, heterocyclic synthesis using
metal carbene complexes, fluorous techniques in organic synthesis,
synthesis of novel heterocycles, synthesis of cyclic azomethine imines,
and heterocyclic synthesis using organoboron compounds.
Conference Editor, A. Paul Krapcho - Preface by Alan Katritzky
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 8, pp. 1317-1368 (2002)

* Carotenoids
While the emphasis of the 13th International Carotenoid Society
Symposium held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 6-11 January 2002, was indeed on
human health, the role of chemists in devising new methods for the
commercial synthesis of carotenoids and in understanding carotenoid
chemistry, especially as pertains to photochemical and free-radical
reactions, was not forgotten. These contributions are reflected in
several of the papers published in this issue of PAC.
Symposium Editor and Program Chair: John S. Bertram
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 8, pp. 1369–1477, 2002

* Nanostructured Advanced Materials
A second issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry has been entirely devoted
to this emerging interdisciplinary field in which hitherto unimagined
new opportunities for future development and exploitation of molecular
structure and properties are under investigation. This issue of reviews
and research papers is based on lectures presented at the 2nd IUPAC
Workshop on Advanced materials (WAMII), Bangalore, India, 13-16 Feb
2002. It was coordinated by Prof. J. Bull, IUPAC Special Topics Editor,
and Prof. G.U. Kulkarni, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee.
Preface and Overview by C.N.R. Rao and J. Jortner.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 9, pp. 1489–1783, 2002

* Ionic Polymerization
The International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP'01) - the fourth
in the series- was held in Crete, Greece, in October 2001. The concerted
efforts of a group of brave scientists, working in anionic, cationic,
and ring-opening polymerizations converted these separated meetings into
a chain of Symposia unifying all fields of ionic polymerizations. Most
of the invited lectures and selected papers are compiled in this issue
of Macromolecular Symposia.
Symposium Editors, Nikos Hadjichristidis and Hermis Iatrou
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 183, 2002, pp. 1-210

* Macromolecular - Metal Complexes
This publication is the result of technical contributions to the 9th
International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (MMC-9)
sponsored by IUPAC, the Polymer Division of the American Chemical
Society (POLY, ACS) and Polytechnic University. Thematically, the book
is organized according to the topical conferences of the symposium. The
symposium focused on the role of metal ions, complexes and metallic
clusters in macromolecular systems wherein the polymeric materials were
either natural or synthetic organic, or synthetic inorganic, and
addressed new directions such as supramolecular assemblies, bio-related
applications, organic and inorganic chemistry.
Symposium Editors, A. Guiseppi-Elie and K. Levon
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 186, 2002, pp. 1-185

The Compendium of Macromolecular Nomenclature in Portuguese
"Compêndio de Nomenclatura Macromolecular", C. Andrade, F. Coutinho, M.
Dias, E. Lucas, C. Oliveira, and D. Tabak (eds.); Tradução aprovada pelo
Comitê Brasileiro para Assuntos de Química junto à IUPAC
e-papers, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2002. (ISBN 85-87922-31-9)



* Concepts and applications of the term "dimensionality" in analytical
(IUPAC Technical Report), K. Danzer, J. F. van Staden, and D.
T. Burns
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 8, pp. 1479-1487 (2002)


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

* Definitions of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites and
Multiphase Polymeric Materials

Comments by 31 March 2003


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 74(8) and 74(9), 2002

* Chemistry International
Nov 2002 online issue
~ Past President's Column
~ PEDECIBA, Uruguay's Programa de DEsarrollo de CIencias BAsicas
~ Scientific and Technical Information
~ more about the purple, red, and blue books
~ IUPAC News, Projects, Publications, etc.

* News & Notices
This area is not new on the site, but as we accumulate more items, it
became necessary to review how archives were organized. Past Notices are
indexed by year since 1997, and by various topics such as:
- Union 's Plans - Assessments - Reports
- Minutes of Meetings: Council - Bureau - Executive Committee
- Finance Reports and Policy Statements
- Organizational Matters
- General Notes and Announcements
- News from Divisions
- Press Releases
- IUPAC in the press
Any other/better options/suggestions are welcome!

* IUPAC GA 2003 etc.

* 2004 Calendar of IUPAC-Sponsored Symposia and Conferences


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

> Recently initiated projects
~ Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, S.E. Braslavsky
~ A feasibility study of the scope and limitation of machine
translations as a means of disseminating useful reading material for
chemical education to be used on the internet, Y. Takeuchi
~ Toward a core organic chemistry curriculum for Latin American
universities, N.S. Nudelman
~ IUPAC chemical nomenclature for chemistry teachers at secondary
schools, J. Kahovec
~ Standard XML data dictionaries for chemistry, S. Stein
~~ and many more

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
~ Organic Chemistry (ESOC-13), 10-15 Sep 2003
~ Analytical Chemistry. African Networking for Regional Prosperity, 7-10
Jul 2003
~ Phosphorus Chemistry, 4-9 Jul 2004
~ Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, 7-12 Sep 2003
~ General and Applied Chemistry (Mendeleev Congress), 21-26 Sep 2003

If you organize a conference or symposium in 2004, it might not be too
soon to find out what it takes to make this event IUPAC-sponsored.
For more information, see


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

* IUPAC in the press
As part of the News & Notices archived on the site, there is a
collection of citations of IUPAC in the press. If you know of an article
that should be added to this collection, do not assume that we know
about it, and please do send the reference. Such references are valuable
and should be preserved.

* 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.

* CHF's academic-year Fellowships for 2003-2004
The Chemical Heritage Foundation plays host to scholars from all parts
of the world through its fellowship and travel grant programs. Through
the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, CHF administers several
different fellowships for both the academic year and the summer.
Research Travel Grants are also available for scholars who want to visit
for a shorter term. - Application deadline extended to 15 January 2003!
<http://www.chemheritage.org/> under 'What's New'.

* Endquote
"What you do with what you know is the important thing. To know is not
enough." J.A. Rice, Harper's Magazine 1937.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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