e-news, 18 January 2005
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/050118.html>

Still looking for a new year's resolution?
Here is an idea which might lead you to get involved ...
Best Wishes for the New Year.

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 Prize for Young Chemists
February 1st, 2005 is the deadline to enter the 2004 competition. Young
chemists who received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree during the
calendar year 2004 still have a couple of weeks to submit their
application and enter this prestigious international competition.

* IUPAC GA 2005 etc.
Information on the 43rd IUPAC General Assembly is now available; the GA
will be held 13-21 August 2005, in Beijing, China, concurrently with the
40th IUPAC Congress.
The second circular for the Congress -Innovation in Chemistry- is online
at <www.iupac-congress05.org.cn> or <www.ccs.ac.cn/IUPAC2005.htm>.
See also opportunities for travel assistance for chemists under 40

* From Macro to Poly - A New Name for Division IV


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

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - Special PAC topic articles featuring
the 2004 Winners
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists encourages young scientists
throughout the world to compete in an annual competition that requires
candidates to submit short essays based upon the topic of their Ph.D.
studies. Starting in 2002, prizewinners have been invited to submit
manuscripts on aspects of their research topics for consideration as
short, critical review articles to be published in Pure and Applied
. Following peer review, the most recent series of articles was
published in the Dec 2004 issue of PAC and includes the following
critical reviews:
- "Integrated Nanoscale Electronics and Optoelectronics: Exploring
Nanoscale Science and Technology through Semiconductor Nanowires," by Y.
Huang and C.M. Lieber
- "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces and Interfaces from First Principles:
Theory and Application," by Z.-P. Liu
- "Modeling Prebiotic Catalysis with Nucleic Acid-Like Polymers and its
Implications for the Proposed RNA World," by S.G. Srivatsan

* Green Chemistry in Russia
The latest book in the Green Chemistry series produced by the
Subcommittee on Green Chemistry, is now available. Written in Russian,
the book presents the topic in an easily understandable way and provides
examples from ongoing work in the field of green chemistry. Pietro
Tundo, Valery Lunin, and Ekaterina Lokteva were co-editors of the book.
Chapters were written by well-known specialists from different regions
of Russia, including Far East, Siberia, Ural, Russian North, and Moscow.
The chapter topics reflect different aspects of green/sustainable
chemistry that are of the most importance to each region.
Green Chemistry in Russia has been published by INCA, and is available
online @ <venus.unive.it/inca/pubblicazioni.htm>.



* Electrochemistry at the interface between two immiscible electrolyte
solutions (IUPAC Technical Report)
Z. Samec
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(12), 2147-2180, 2004

* Chemical actinometry (IUPAC Technical Report)
H. J. Kuhn, S. E. Braslavsky, and R. Schmidt
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(12), 2105-2146, 2004

* Name and symbol of the element with atomic number 111 (IUPAC
Recommendations 2004)
J. Corish and G. M. Rosenblatt
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(12), 2101-2103, 2004


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

* Terminology of Polymers Containing Ionizable or Ionic Groups and of
Polymers Containing Ions

Comments by 31 May 2005

* Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry
Comments by 31 March 2005

* Nomenclature of Cyclic Peptides
Comments by 31 March 2005


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 76(12) 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

* Chemistry International
January-February 2005 online issue
~ Secretary General's column, by Dabid Black
~ Old Warriors get New Armor, by Matthew Veazey
~ Fun and Games in Chemistry, by D. Balusbramanian
~ Chemistry and the Environment - IUPAC Div VI Takes Stock and Looks
Ahead, by Patrick Holland and Kenneth Racke
~ 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

~ Comparable pH measurements by metrological traceability
Maria Filomena Camoes
~ Establishing recommended data on thermodynamic properties of hydration
for selected organic solutes
Vladimir Majer


- - - - -- 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
~ Organometallic Chemistry, 2-6 August 2007
~ Novel Aromatic Compounds, 22-27 July 2007
~ High Temperature Materials, 17-22 September 2006
~ Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymer Systems, 20-24 June 2005
~ Electrical and Related Properties of Organic Solids, 10-15 July 2005
~ Polymer Blends, 9-12 May 2005

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2006 or later, 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 Affiliate Members
Is it time to renew your membership for 2005?

Chemistry teachers who want to enhance their presentations and
classnotes with clean and simple illustrations will now find the entire
contents of the CDs online.
IUPAC acknowledges the generous and continuous financial support of
UNESCO towards the dissemination of DIDAC.

* IUPAC Kinetic Data web site - updates
The HOx_VOC, NO3_VOC, and O3_VOC databases have been expanded and
re-ordered. Also, the organic ClOx database has been expanded.

* Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine
The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory
Medicine (IFCC) announces the launch of the new Committee on
Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) website:

* Radiochemistry Scholarships 2005
The Radiochemistry Society is now offering several new graduate
fellowships and scholarships to its members in all related scientific
fields such as nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry, and
environmental science. The graduate fellowships will range from $7000
to $10000 per year depending on need and scope of project.

* 2005 ACS International Initiatives Program
Check here for programs that provide professional development
opportunities for chemical scientists and chemical engineers, either
in-country or in the US
<http://www.chemistry.org> and search for "international initiatives"

* The Chemical Heritage Foundation on TV
If you have access to the Science Channel (part of the Discovery
Networks), tune in on Wednesday, 19 January, at 8:00 p.m. This channel
will air a program dedicated to the greatest chemical discoveries of all
time. Featured will be CHF’s own Arnold Thackray, along with Nobel
laureates Richard Smalley and Dudley Herschbach.

* Chemistry and the Electronics Revolution
On the 40th anniversary of Moore’s law and the 50th anniversary of the
arrival of silicon—in the form of the silicon transistor—in Silicon
Valley, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) will hold an evening
public lecture and all-day symposium to reflect upon and assess the most
revolutionary technology of the past century—a technology that is
critically enabled by chemical science and engineering.
The event will be held at the CHF, in Philadelphia, on 12–13 May 2005

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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