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

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* John F. Hartwig is to be awarded the Thieme-IUPAC Prize 2004
John F. Hartwig is the recipient of the 2004 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. His research focuses on the discovery, development, and understanding of new reactions catalyzed by transition metals and have had a direct and relevant impact on synthetic chemists worldwide.

* IUPAC Solubility Data on the Internet
The IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database v1.0 is now available - access from <http://www.iupac.org/divisions/V/502/index.html> or directly at <http://srdata.nist.gov/solubility>

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2005 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 essay.
Deadline: February 1, 2005 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2004.

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* Novel Approaches to the Structure and Dynamics of Liquids
The joint European Molecular Liquids Group (EMLG) and Japanese Molecular Liquids Group (JMLG) meeting entitled Novel Approaches to the Structure and Dynamics of Liquids: Experiments, Theories and Simulations, took place under IUPAC sponsorship in Rhodes, Greece from 7-15 September 2002. As stated in the title of the meeting, the organizers attempted to offer an equally extensive coverage of three basic aspects: experiments, theoretical investigations, and computer simulations (classical and quantum). Prominent researchers and international scientific leaders in the field of liquid-state research from various disciplines such as physical chemistry, chemical physics, physics, biophysics, and computational chemistry, delivered lectures. A selection of contributions appears in the IUPAC journal.
J. Samios and P.A. Bopp, Guest editors
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 1-261, 2004

* Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Pseudohalides
IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. 79.
This volume presents solubility data of azides, cyanides, cyanates, and thiocyanates of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and ammonium.
Jiri Hála and H. Akaiwa, J. of Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-176, 2004

* Macromolecule-Metal Complexes
The issue of Macromolecular Symposia contains plenary and invited lectures delivered at the 10th IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (MMC-10), which took place from 18–23 May 2003 in a boat traveling from Moscow along the Volga river. This symposium provides an international forum for presentation and discussion about the most recent progress and future trends in the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of macromolecular metal complexes. The symposium was focused on the role of metal ions, complexes, and clusters in macromolecular systems.
E. Karakhanov and A. Maksimov (eds.)
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 204, 2003

* The Red Book II in Hungarian
Szervetlen kémiai nevezéktan, II is the Hungarian adaptation of IUPAC
Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry II, recommendations 2000, edited by
J.A. McCleverty and N.G. Connelly.
P Fodor-Csányi, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2003.

* The Gold book in Spanish
Compendio de terminologia quimica - Recomendaciones de la IUPAC La
aparición de este Compendio de Terminología Química de la IUPAC en
español se debe a la constante preocupación que la Real Sociedad
Española de Química ha demostrado por difundir los "libros de colores"
de la IUPAC en español.
Salvador Senent Perez, et al., Editorial Sintesis, Madrid, Spain, 2003.

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 75(11-12) 2003 - Special Topic Issue on the
Implications of Endocrine Active Substances for Humans and Wildlife
~ Online contents of 76(1) 2004

* Chemistry International
March-April 2004 online issue
~ Secretary General's Column – Advancing the Business of IUPAC, by David StC. Black
~ IUPAC, COCI, and the Chemical Industry: "The Times They Are A—Changing" and COCI Will Need to Sing Some New Songs, by David A. Evans
~ Green Chemistry: One Step Further in IUPAC’s Campaign to Promote Sustainability and Chemistry, by P. Tundo and M. Tawfic Ahmed
~ The Impact of International Exchange - the Scientific Journey of Marini Bettolo from Italy to Uruguay, by Patrick Moyna
~ Role Models in Chemistry: Jens Christian Skou
~ 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 individual subscribers from more than 60 countries.

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


> Recently initiated projects

~ Explanatory dictionary of concepts in toxicokinetics
by Monica Nordberg
~ Standard definitions of terms relating to mass spectrometry
by Kermit K. Murray
~ Data treatment in size exclusion chromatography of polymers
by Gregorio R. Meira
~ Fats, oils and oilseeds analysis and production
by P. Dysseler
~ Glossary of atmospheric chemistry
by T. Cvitas
~ Isotopic compositions of selected elements
by Michael Berglund

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> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conferences website are all compiled and accessible from ...

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Biological Polyesters, 22-28 Aug 2004
~ Agriculture, 7-11 Dec 2004
~ Organometallic Chemistry, 17-21 July 2005
~ DNA Supramolecular Assemblies, 5-6 May 2004

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2005, it might not be too soon to find out what it takes to make this event IUPAC-sponsored. For more info, check the "Application for IUPAC Sponsorship" <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>

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* Chemistry for Water
The website for CHEMRAWN XV "Towards water for all mankind in the XXIst Century" is up. The international conference will take place in the "Maison de la Chimie" in Paris, France, on June 21-23, 2004.

* TeamWork
The latest newsletter -issue 7- of the Analytical Chemistry Division is online: <http://www.iupac.org/divisions/V/index.html>

* DCE Newsletter
The Chemistry and the Environment Division (DCE) newsletter is now online: <http://www.iupac.org/divisions/VI/index.html>

* msterms.com
To facilitate discussions on standard definitions of terms relating to mass spectrometry (see new project above), Kermit Murray has set up a website that has links to on-line versions of the current terminology and discussion forums for comments and suggestions.

* Lost in translation?
One of you asked what is 'Where 2B & Y'.
Read again: 'Where to be and why'.
For the readers of Chemistry International, 'Where 2B & Y' is the section including announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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