e-news, 10 May 2005
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/050510.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 -- - - - - -

* 2005 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
IUPAC announced the 2005 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the chemical sciences as described in a 1000-word essay.
The 2005 winners are:
- Zev Gartner, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Jiaxing Huang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Hiromitsu Maeda, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
- Xun Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
The winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free trip to the IUPAC Congress, in Beijing, China, this coming August.

* InChI Release
Version 1 of IUPAC's International Chemical Identifier (InChI) has been released; software, documentation, source code and licensing conditions are available from the IUPAC website at www.iupac.org/inchi.

* IUPAC Poster Prizes - review/update
IUPAC Poster Prizes recognize outstanding poster presentations at IUPAC Congresses, at IUPAC division/standing committee-sponsored conferences, and at designated national meetings. Each NAO may pick one conference a year at which to award IUPAC Poster Prizes.

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* Plasma Chemistry
Recent advances in thermal and nonequilibrium plasma, as well as other more specific developments in plasma diagnostics, biomaterials, microelectronics, plasma spray, polymer treatment, and plasma modeling, were presented at ISPC-16. The invited plenary and topical lectures were representative of the great progress in the different areas of plasma chemistry, and the Feb 2005 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry offers a good overview.
Conference Editors: R. d’Agostino, P. Favia, F. Fracassi, and F. Palumbo
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 345-495, 2005

* Solubility Phenomena
The March 2005 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry includes plenary and invited lectures presented at the 11th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena-Including Related Equilibrium Processes. In even years since 1984, these symposia have been held under the auspices of IUPAC and the respective key lectures have been published in PAC. The scientific topics covered in this issue reflect the stimulating application-oriented atmosphere of this symposium.
Conference Editors: H. Gamsjäger, G. Hefter, and C. Magalhães
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 513-665, 2005


* Numbering of Fullerenes (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)
F. Cozzi, W. H. Powell, and C. Thilgen
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(5), 843-923, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577050843

* Terminology in soil sampling (IUPAC Recommendations 2005)
P. De Zorzi, S. Barbizzi, M. Belli, G. Ciceri, A. Fajgelj, D. Moore, U. Sansone, and M. Van Der Perk
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(5), 827-841, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577050827

* Polyaniline: Thin films and colloidal dispersions (IUPAC Technical Report)
J. Stejskal and I. Sapurina
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(5), 815-826, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577050815

* Chemical structure and physical properties of cyclic olefin copolymers (IUPAC Technical Report)
Ju Young Shin, Ji Yong Park, Chenyang Liu, Jiasong He, and Sung Chul Kim
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(5), 801-814, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577050801

* Chemical speciation of environmentally significant heavy metals with
inorganic ligands. Part 1: The Hg2+– Cl–, OH–, CO32–, SO42–, and PO43–
aqueous systems (IUPAC Technical Report)
K.J. Powell, P.L. Brown, R.H. Byrne, T. Gajda, G. Hefter, S. Sjöberg, and H. Wanner
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(4), 739-800, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577040739

* High-temperature mass spectrometry: Instrumental techniques,
ionization cross-sections, pressure measurements, and thermodynamic data
(IUPAC Technical Report)
J. Drowart, C. Chatillon, J. Hastie, and D. Bonnell
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(4), 683-737, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577040683

* Practical guide to measurement and interpretation of magnetic
properties (IUPAC Technical Report)
S. Hatscher, H. Schilder, H. Lueken, and W. Urland
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(2), 497-511, 2005
DOI: 10.1351/pac200577020497

> IUPAC Empfehlungen

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

* Graphical Representation of Configuration
Comments by 31 July 2005

* Terminology of Polymers Containing Ionizable or Ionic Groups and of Polymers Containing Ions
Comments by 31 May 2005

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 77(2), 77(3), 77(4), and 77(5) 2005

> Making an imPACt
The year 2005 is seeing many changes in the journal production workflow, starting with the full implementation of the online submission and peer-review system. Also, starting with the January issue, all metadata for the online edition are generated using a new procedure based on the extraction of information from the files produced for the printed edition. The ability to harvest these data, coupled with further programming, now allows the journal to take part in CrossRef.

* Chemistry International

May-June 2005 online issue
~ Joseph Priestley: Radical Thinker, by Mary Ellen Bowden
~ CHEMRAWN XII: Exploring Solutions to Africa’s Food Crisis, by Ikenna Onyido
~ Challenges of Practicing Analytical Chemistry in Sub-Saharan Africa, by Nelson Torto
~ 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

~ Towards defining materials chemistry
Peter Day
~ Design of polymer education material for French speaking countries
Gerard Froyer
~ Mutual solubility of alcohols and water (update of SDS Vol 15)
Andrzej Maczynski
~ Guidelines for potentiometric measurements in suspensions
S.F. Oman
~ Training of school children on pesticides and health
W. Temple
~ Flying chemists program - 2005 visit to India
K.V. Sane

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> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conference websites are all compiled and accessible from ...

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Metals and Metallothionein in Biology and Medicine, 8-12 Oct 2005
~ Photochemistry, 2-7 Apr 2006
~ Polymer Science and Technology, 26-29 July 2005
~ Chemical Education, 12-17 Aug 2006

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2006 or later, it is not 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 - 2006 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, 2006 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2005.

* Aq-Solutions
Wouldn't it be nice to have in one piece of software all the tools and programs to analyze the quantitative treatment of equilibria in solution? You can have it - Aq-Solutions includes programs for the quantitative correction of stability constants for ionic strength changes and temperature changes, for the calculation of gas solubilities, for speciation and for titration simulations.

* Philosophy of Chemistry
The International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC) Summer Symposium invites scholars to contribute papers in the general area of the philosophy of chemistry, including the history of chemistry and philosophical aspects of chemical education, as well as closely related subjects. The Ninth Summer Symposium will be held 7-11 Aug 2005, at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville.

* IUPAC Kinetic Data - web site updates 21 March 2005
The latest summary has been released. The March 2005 version now supercedes the July 2004 version. The major change is the new recommendation for the HO + HCHO reaction. New FOx, ClOx, BrOx and IOx recommendations are included. New data sheets for reactions of alpha-pinene, 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanal and pinonaldehyde have also been added.

* Open Access journal for organic chemistry
In March, the Beilstein-Institut announced the launch of the first major Open Access journal for organic chemistry. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry will be published by the Beilstein-Institut in co-operation with BioMed Central, the Open Access publisher. The peer-reviewed online journal will begin publication during 2005.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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