e-news, 5 May 2003
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/030505.html>
In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New pages on iupac.org
~ Projects front
~ IUPAC-sponsored events
~ From other organizations
~ Beakers & Flasks
- - - - - -- SHORTCUT to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -
* IUPAC announces the 2003 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
~ Roman Boulatov, Stanford University, CA, USA;
~ Gonzalo Cosa, University of Ottawa, Canada;
~ Martin Trent Lemaire, University of Victoria, Canada;
~ Christoph Schaffrath, University of St. Andrews, Scotland;
~ Kaihsu Tai, University of San Diego, CA, USA.
The five winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free
trip to the IUPAC Congress, 10-15 August 2003, Ottawa, Canada. Each
prize winner will also be invited to present a poster at the IUPAC
Congress describing his/her award winning work.
In view of the quality of many applications, the Prize Selection
Committee decided also to give three Honorable Mention awards to: S.
Nagendran, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur; Vincent Semetey,
Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France (currently at Harvard
University, MA, USA); Lei Wang, University of California in Berkeley,
CA, USA (currently at University of California in San Diego, CA, USA).
* GA Schedule
The IUPAC General Assembly will be held this coming August; it is the
occasion for meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union,
specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division Committees, and Standing
Committees. Tentative Schedule is online - a final version, with room
assignment, will also be distributed to all delegates at on-site
- - - - - -- RECENT PUBLICATIONS -- - - - - -
* Natural Products
A Special Topic Issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry derives from the
23rd International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products, held
last summer in Florence, Italy. The works reported are devoted to a
broad cross-section of traditional subdisciplines, while also featuring
a range of topics such as proteomics, genetics, and molecular biology.
The issue was coordinated by Prof. J. Bull, IUPAC Special Topics
Editor, and is part of an ongoing project which seeks to recognize and
offer more in-depth coverage of certain IUPAC-sponsored events
featuring new and emerging themes in all branches of the chemical
Conference Editor: Prof. Bruno Botta, Chairman of the Organizing
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 75, No. 2-3, pp. 141-419 (2003)
* Chemicals in the Atmosphere: Solubility, Sources and Reactivity
Fogg, P. and Sangster, J. (Eds.)
John Wiley & Sons, 2003 [ISBN: 0-471-98651-8]
The book provides a broad survey and theoretical basis of many aspects
of the behaviour of stable and unstable chemicals in the atmosphere.
There is special emphasis on heterogeneous processes at all levels of
the atmosphere. Modern techniques of investigation and of modelling
such processes are discussed and many experimental data relating to
interaction of gases with cloud droplets and with surfaces of solid
particles are included.
* The Experimental Determination of Solubilities
Hefter, G. and Tomkins, R.P.T. (Eds.)
John Wiley & Sons, 2003 [ISBN: 0-471-49708-8]
This book covers the most useful experimental methods for all types of
solubility measurements. The book is divided into five sections: the
first addresses the fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic background
necessary for a full understanding of solubility phenomena. The next
three sections cover the major types of solubility determinations
according to the physical state of the solute: gases, liquids and
solids; whilst the final section deals with those technologically
important areas whose traditions are sufficiently different to justify
their separate presentation.
- - - - - -- PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -
Provisional recommendations are drafts of IUPAC recommendations on
terminology, nomenclature, and symbols made widely available to allow
interested parties to comment before the recommendations are finally
revised and published in PAC.
~ IUPAC seeks YOUR comments on the following:
* Recommendation for the Naming of Element of Atomic Number 110
Comments by 30 June 2003
* Definitions of Terms Relating To Reactions of Polymers and to
Functional Polymeric Materials
Comments by 31 July 2003
- - - - - -- NEW PAGES on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -
* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 75(2-3) 2003
* Chemistry International
May-June 2003 online issue
~ A Challenge to the World's Scientists by Ed Przybylowicz
~ Discover Chemistry in Europe by Marc Devisscher
~ Philosophy of Chemistry by Eric Scerri
~ and more News, Projects, Publications, etc.
If you are interested in writing a feature article for the IUPAC News
Magazine, contact <[email protected]>.
CI readership of about 9000
includes IUPAC members and affiliates, and individuals subscribers from
more than 60 countries.
* Countdown to Ottawa
A schedule of meetings and events surrounding the GA/Congress is here!
- - - - - -- PROJECTS FRONT -- - - - - -
> Projects information
Everything (and more) that you need to know about the project system is
- Guidelines for IUPAC Projects
- FAQs on Project submission and approval process
- Project Submission Form and Guidelines for Completion
- Advice for Project Reviewers (revised Jan. 2003)
- Project Review Procedure (revised Jan. 2003)
- Information for Task Group Chairmen (revised May 2002)
In addition, an annotated proposal was prepared by the Analytical
Chemistry Division as example.
> Recently initiated projects
~ Recommendations for data presentation and storage applicable to
mechanical and rheological measurements of polymers, by Erik Wassner
~ A new comprehensive report on the isotopic compositions of the
elements for global user communities, by Philip D.P. Taylor
~ Green Chemistry in Latin America, by Pietro Tundo
~ South East Asian, and neighboring countries, Green Chemistry Network,
by Janet L. Scott
~ Terminology for radical polymerizations with minimal termination -
the so-called "living" and/or "controlled" radical polymerization, by
Aubrey D. Jenkins
~ Thermodynamics of ionic liquids, ionic liquid mixtures, and the
development of standardized systems, by Kenneth N. Marsh
- - - - - -- IUPAC-SPONSORED EVENTS -- - - - - -
> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Chemical Sciences in Changing Times, 18-21 July 2004
~ Polymer Biomaterials, 12-15 Jul 2004
~ Multicomponent Materials, 5-8 Oct 2003
~ Bio-based Polymers, 12-14 Nov 2003
~ Biomolecular Chemistry (ISBOC-7), 27 June - 1 Jul 2004
~ Organic Synthesis (ICOS-16), 11-15 June 2006
If you plan to 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
Also, since there are 2 new programs to support conferences in New
Directions in Chemistry and Conferences in Developing and Economically
Disadvantaged Countries, check the following ...
Application for support must be initiated by an IUPAC Division or
Standing Committee; suggestions should be directed to the relevant
- - - - - -- FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS -- - - - - -
* Data for Science and Technology
A detailed report of the CODATA 2002 Conference and General Assembly,
including specific information on lectures, tasks group, and projects,
was prepared by K. Cass and H.V. Kehiaian.
* Methods of Analysis and Sampling of Food Products
The Inter-Agency Meeting (IAM) of the International Organisations
working in the field of methods of analysis and sampling of food
products and associated quality assurance measures seeks to promote co-
operation between international organisations working on methods of
analysis and sampling and the associated quality assurance measures,
and to support the needs of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
IUPAC Representative A. Fajgelj reports on the 15th meeting.
- - - - - -- BEAKERS & FLASKS -- - - - - -
* Innovation in the Chemical Industry
The way(s) from pure to applied chemistry will be explored as part of
the Chemrawn XVI Forum, which is to take place in Ottawa, on August 9,
2003. If you are planning to attend the IUPAC GA/Congress and want to
participate, please send a short abstract (200 words) of a talk you
could give (or a paper that could be discussed at the Forum) to Jerzy
Kopytowski; Fax +48 22 7578793 or e-mail <[email protected]>.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2003
* Current Challenges and Needs for Analytical Chemistry
This workshop, organized by the Analytical Chemistry Division, will be
held during the IUPAC GA on Sunday August 10, 2003.
Questions/suggestions are to be addressed to Ryszard Lobinski, current
Secretary of the Division; email: <[email protected]>
Two performances of the play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann will
be staged during the IUPAC GA/Congress in Ottawa, on Monday & Tuesday
August 11 and 12, 2003.
* Public Understanding of Chemistry
If you are going to Ottawa at the IUPAC Congress/GA, here is a
symposium open for all and scheduled all day on August 14, 2003.
* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2004 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-
Next Deadline: February 1, 2004 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D.
(or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2003.
* International Organization of Crystal Growth
The IOCG -an IUPAC Associated Organization- has launched a new website
including listing of their officers, informations on meetings, bylaws,
history, prizes, etc.
* Boletín Electrónico Latinoamericano
This new electronic publication edited by Dr. Bradley Miller of the
International Activities Office of the ACS brings you by e-mail news in
Spanish not only from ACS projects and publications, but also news from
Latin America, and, for example, notices of meetings in various Latin
American countries. For more information, or to sign up, e-mail Brad
Miller at <[email protected]>.
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