e-news, 20 July 2004
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/040720.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 Poster Prizes
As a way to encourage young chemists, IUPAC decided to develop a general
and widespread program by which poster prizes will be awarded at

* 2004 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
IUPAC announced the 2004 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists,
which is an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences as
described in a 1000-word essay.
The 2004 winners are as follows:
* Parag Acharya, Uppsala University, Sweden
* Yu Huang, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
* Zhipan Liu, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
* S. G. Srivatsan, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

* Minutes of 131st Meeting of Executive Committee, Bangalore, India, 3-4
April 2004



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

* Medicinal Chemistry
Drugs for the treatment of central nervous system and cardiovascular
diseases, chemotherapeutics, combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput
screening, molecular modeling, peptides and peptidomimetics, and
pharmaceutical biotechnology are all important and contemporary topics
that were debated during at the Polish- Austrian- German- Hungarian-
Italian Joint Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry which took place in Kraków,
Poland, from 15-18 October 2003. The meeting was organized under the
auspices of IUPAC and the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry,
and was a very successful scientific event and an excellent opportunity
to exchange ideas and introduce the most recent research in the field of
medicinal chemistry.
The full texts of the plenary and invited lectures have been published
in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Katarzyna Kieæ-Kononowicz and Barbara Malawska, Conference editors
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 5, pp. 907-1032, 2004

* Analytical Chemistry in the Southern and Eastern Africa
The inaugural conference for the Southern and Eastern Africa Network of
Analytical Chemists (SEANAC) was held at the Gaborone Sun Hotel, in
Gaborone, Botswana, from 7-10 July 2003. The theme of SEANAC’s inaugural
conference was “networking for regional prosperity”, and at least 20
different countries from within Africa were represented as well as North
America, Europe, and the Middle East. This conference followed
preconference workshops that were held at the University of Botswana.
Solid-phase extraction sample preparation and chemometrics were among
the topic of preconference workshops, as well as presenting and
publishing scientific data and mentorship.
A collection of lectures presented at this first SEANAC meeting has been
published in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Nelson Torto, Conference editor
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 4, pp. 697-888, 2004

* Electronic Phenomena in Organic Solids
Various aspects of molecular materials, liquid crystals, organized
structures of macromolecules and supramolecules, properties of
nanostructures and materials such as charge carrier generation,
transport, trapping and recombination, photoelectrical phenomena,
electroluminescence, molecular electronics, nonlinear optical phenomena,
photorefractivity, optical switching, data recording and storage are all
included in this most recent Volume 212 of Macromolecular Symposia. The
papers presented as main and special lectures and posters, collected in
this volume, provide the substantial account of the 9th International
Conference Electrical and Related Properties of Organic Solids,
organized in Prague, in July 2002.
J. Kahovec, Symposium editor
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 212, 2004, pp. 1-580



* Glossary of terms used in toxciokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)
M. Nordberg, J. Duffus, and D. M. Templeton
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(5), 1033-1082, 2004

* Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to
functional polymeric materials
(IUPAC Recommendations 2003)
K. Horie, M. Báron, R. B. Fox, J. He, M. Hess, J. Kahovec, T. Kitayama,
P. Kubisa, E. Maréchal, W. Mormann, R. F. T. Stepto, D. Tabak, J.
Vohlídal, E. S. Wilks, and W. J. Work
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(4), 889-906, 2004


- - - - - -- 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:

* Name and Symbol of the Element with Atomic Number 111

* Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry

* Numbering of fullerenes


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 76(4) and 76(5) 2004

* Chemistry International
July-August 2004 online issue
~ IUPAC's Recognition of Chemists, by Piet Steyn
~ Chemical Education and Sustainable Development in Russia, by
Natalia Tarasova
~ Collaborative Trial Tests for Method Validation, by E. Anklam and J.
~ Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers - history, ouptut
and future prospects of IUPAC WP, D.R. Moore and H.M. Laun
~ Role Models in Chemistry: John Pople
~ 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

~ Glossary of terms used in combinatorial chemistry
Derek Maclean
~ Glossary of terms used in biomolecular screening
John Proudfoot
~ Terminology on separation of macromolecules
Taihyun Chang
~ Development of simplified methods and tools for ecological risk
assessment of pesticides
Ronald Parker
~ Glossary of terms related to pesticides
Gerald R. Stephenson
~ Air pollution models in environmental management and assessment
Ole Hertel
~ Remediation technologies for the removal of arsenic from water and
Hemda Garelick
~ Young Ambassadors for Chemistry (YAC)
Lida Schoen
~ Environmental colloids: behavior, structure and characterization
Kevin Wilkinson and Jamie R. Lead
~ Guideline for rheological characterization of polyamide melts
Dick Dijkstra


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

> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conferences website are all
compiled and accessible from ... <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/index.html>

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences

~ Chemical Education and Sustainable Development, 16-18 Nov 2004
~ Clinical Laboratory and In Vitro Diagnostic, Apr 2005
~ Macromolecule-Metal Complexes, 10-13 Sep 2005
~ Polymeric Materials, 26-30 Jun 2005
~ Solution Chemistry, 20-25 Aug 2005
~ Chemical Engineering, 18-22 October 2004
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2005

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>


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

* Emerging issues in metrology in chemistry
Following the recent joint meeting of the IUPAC Analytical Chemistry
Division and the Working Party for Harmonisation of Quality Assurance,
the key presentations are now available online

* IUPAC-NIST Chemical Identifier (INChI)
A new test version of INChI is now available. All features planned for
inclusion in the final release have now been implemented and the final
format for Identifier has been proposed. The test program accepts input
in the form of MOLFiles (or SDfiles) and CML files.
For more details, see

* Public Images of Chemistry in the Twentieth Century
An International Conference organized by the Commission for the History
of Modern Chemistry, a Division of the International Society for the
History of Science, is being planned in Paris, France, on 17-18 Sep 2004
For more information, visit <http://www.hyle.org/service/chmc2004/>

* Philosophy of Chemistry
For program and abstracts for the 8th International Meeting of the
International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, planned at
University of Durham, UK on 15-18 August 2004, see

* Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation
The latest release of the summary table, dated July 2004, is now
available from the IUPAC Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation website. New data
sheet categories for organic FOx, ClOx, BrOx, and IOx have been

* 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.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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