e-news, 20 September 2004
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/040920.html>

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


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* Elections for 2006-2007 Terms
Every two years, IUPAC proceeds with the election of its officers and committee members. About 120 individuals are to be elected or reelected either as Titular Members, Associate Members, or National Representatives. Information concerning the voting process and the role of each kind of member is contained in the Union bylaws.


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* Chemistry at the Interfaces
A selection of papers presented at the joint international event comprising the 39th IUPAC Congress and 86th Conference of the Canadian Society for Chemistry constitutes a double issue of the journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry. This Congress publication confirms themes involving the interdisciplinary aspects, with papers delivered in the programs in Macromolecular Science and Engineering and in the Chemistry of Nucleic Acids. The work described represents leading edge science in these areas.
The conference editors for the 3 sections are respectively:
P.R. Sundararajan for part 1: Controlling the self assembly in macromolecular systems: From nature to chemistry to functional properties
W.Z.Y. Wang for part 2: Polymers in electronics and photonics: Synthesis, characterizations and device applications
A.M. MacMillan for part 3: Chemistry of nucleic acids
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, Nos. 7-8, pp. 1295-1603, 2004



* Quantities, terminology, and symbols in photothermal and related spectroscopies (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)
M. Terazima, N. Hirota, S. E. Braslavsky, A. Mandelis, S. E. Bialkowski, G. J. Diebold, R. J. D. Miller, D. Fournier, R. A. Palmer, and A. Tam
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1083-1118, 2004

* Electrochemical detection in liquid flow analytical techniques: Characterization and classification (IUPAC Technical Report)
K. Tóth, K. Stulík, W. Kutner, Z. Fehér, and E. Lindner
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1119-1138, 2004

* Piezoelectric chemical sensors (IUPAC Technical Report)
R. P. Buck, E. Lindner, W. Kutner, and G. Inzelt
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1139-1160, 2004

* Critical evaluation of the state of the art of the analysis of light elements in thin films demonstrated using the examples of SiOXNY and AlOXNY films (IUPAC Technical Report)
S. Dreer and P. Wilhartitz
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1161-1213, 2004

* Guidelines for calibration in analytical chemistry. Part 2: Multicomponent calibration (IUPAC Technical Report)
K. Danzer, M. Otto, and L. A. Currie
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1215-1225, 2004

* Aerosol pollution in some Chinese cities (IUPAC Technical Report)
Y. Zhang, X. Zhu, S. Slanina, M. Shao, L. Zeng, M. Hu, M. Bergin, and L. Salmon
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1227-1239, 2004

* Aerosols: Connection between regional climate change and air quality (IUPAC Technical Report)
S. Slanina and Y. Zhang
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1241-1253, 2004

* Mechanisms of immunosensitization to metals (IUPAC Technical Report)
D. M. Templeton
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1255-1268, 2004

* Diagnostic relevance of the lymphocyte transformation test for sensitization to beryllium and other metals (IUPAC Technical Report)
R. Klein, M. Schwenk , R. Heinrich-Ramm, and D. M. Templeton
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1269-1281, 2004

* Errata - Revised Section F: Natural products and related compounds (IUPAC Recommendations 1999). Corrections and modifications (2004) Pure Appl. Chem. 71, 587-643 (1999)
H. A. Favre, P. M. Giles Jr., K.-H. Hellwich, A. D. McNaught, G. P.
Moss, and W. H. Powell
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(6), 1283-1292, 2004


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 76(6) and 76(7/8) 2004

~ PAC back issues online
Volumes prior 1998 are currently being restored and made available online as full text pdf. Do visit PAC index regularly for an updated collection.

* Chemistry International
September-October 2004 online issue
~ Treasurer's column, by Christoph F. Buxtorf
~ Innovation in the Chemical Industry: The Way from Pure to Applied
Chemistry by J.A. Kopytowski
~ Chemistry for Kids at teutolab
~ Europe Goes Bachelor!
~ Chemistry for Water — ChemRAWN XV
~ 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.

* Chemical Education International
~ A project to disseminate a series on "Introduction to Chemistry" by the Internet, by Y. Takeuchi


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


> Recently initiated projects

~ Heat capacity of liquids: critical review and recommended values for
liquids with data published between 2000 and 2004
Vlastimil Ruzicka
~ Standardization of analytical approaches and analytical
capacity-building in Africa
Walter R. Benson
~ Practical studies for Medicinal Chemistry - An integrating approach
for developing countries
Antonio Monge
~ Internationally agreed terminology for observations in scientific
Françoise Pontet
~ Reference methods, standards and applications of photoluminescence
Enrique San Roman and Fred Brouwer
~ Biophysico-chemical processes of heavy metals and metalloids in soil
Antonio Violante
~ Compendium of targets of the top 100 commercially important drugs
John Proudfoot


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

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

Coming soon ...
~ Agriculture, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2004
~ Biotechnology Symposium, 17-22 Oct 2004
~ Chemical Education and Sustainable Development, 16-11 Nov 2004
~ Chemical Engineering, 18-22 Oct 2004
~ Fats, Oils and Oilseeds Analysis and Production, 6-8 Dec 2004
~ Trace Elements in Foods, 7-8 Oct 2004

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Nanotechnology, 20-25 Feb 2005
~ Learning Science, 30 Aug - 3 Sep 2005
~ Analytical Spectroscopy, 4-9 Sep 2005
~ Polymers and Biopolymers, 4-9 June 2005
~ Polymer Gels, 10-14 July 2005
~ Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, 21-26 May 2007

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 -- - - - - -

* 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.

* Nanotechnology
All active researchers in the field of Nanotechnology are invited to report on the latest developments in their respective research institutions. The possibilities for participation include: Keynote lectures, oral contributions, and posters. The regular conference deadline of 30 Sep 2004 will be extended for IUPAC members until 15 Oct 2004. Abstracts are to be submitted using the online system (at www.nanoinsight.net/regforms.htm). Suggestions and inquiries should be directed to the conference organizer Mohamed M. S. Abdel-Mottaleb.

* Physics and Sustainable Development
As part of the celebration of the International Year of Physics, the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s “Miraculous Year” in which he published three of his most famous papers, the World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development, will be held in Durban, South Africa, on October 31 - November 2, 2005.

* History of Chemistry
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 the academic year 2005–2006 and summer summer 2005. Research Travel Grants are also available for scholars who want to visit for a shorter term. For more information, contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Email: <[email protected]>.

* Chemical Thermodynamics
The International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT), an IUPAC Associated Organization, invites you to visit its new web site.
The IACT promotes the advancement of chemical thermodynamics world-wide through measurements, evaluation, and theory.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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