e-news, 13 September 2005
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/050913.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


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* Highlights of the 81st Bureau - 43rd Council - 82nd Bureau, Beijing,
China, 17-21 Aug 2005

* IUPAC-Samsung Education Prize for 2005
In August 2005, the IUPAC-Samsung Education Prize was awarded to the
Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science organized by Professor Pavel
Kratochvil at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy
of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The course has been running for about
ten years now and has established a world-wide reputation for its high
standards and effective training of students in polymer science,
particularly those from economically disadvantaged countries. The award
of USD 5000 will assist a deserving student and will contribute to
Samsung’s goal of stimulating polymer education and research in the
world. See corresponding IUPAC project:


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

* Chemical Thermodynamics
A collection of papers presented at the 18th IUPAC Conference on
Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT, 17–21 August 2004, Beijing, China),
including the Rossini lecture and the plenary lectures is published in
the August 2005 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The Rossini Lecture
presented by Jean-Pierre E. Grolier is titled “Advanced Experimental
Techniques in Polymer Thermodynamics.” Other topics cover in this PAC
issue include: Electrolyte and Non-electrolyte Solution Thermodynamics;
New Materials; Phase Equilibrium, Supercritical Fluids, and Separation
Technologies; Biological, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, and
Food Thermodynamics; Colloid and Interface Science; Non-equilibrium
Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Molecular Simulation;
Thermochemistry and Molecular Energetics; Industrial Thermodynamics and
Data Bases.
Conference Editor: J.H. Dymond
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 77, No. 8, pp. 1297-1444, 2005

* Organic Synthesis
A special topic issue of PAC on the theme of organic synthesis is
devoted to a fine selection of works arising from the scientific
proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Organic Synthesis,
held in Nagoya, Japan on 1-6 August 2004. The papers capture the
vitality and ongoing promise of organic synthesis, and offer readers an
opportunity to participate vicariously in another milestone in its
Conference Editor: Tamejira Hiyama
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 77, No. 7, pp. 1087-1296, 2005

* Polymer Chemistry, Reactions and Processes
This volume contains key papers given at the World Polymer Congress
"Macro 2004" and covers the session devoted to Polymer Chemistry
Reactions and Processes, in particular topics: 1) Polycondensation,
Polyaddition, Chain Polymerization, Catalytic Polymerization,
Functionalization; 2) Preparation of Polymers in Dispersed and
Unconventional Media.
Symposium Editors: A. Deffieux, C. Pichot, F. Candau
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 226, pp. 1-302, 2005

* Polymers in Novel Applications
This volume of Macromolecular Symposia contains abridged versions of a
number of papers presented at the 7th UNESCO/IUPAC Conference which
focused on polymers in medicine, nanotechnology, degradation and
Symposium Editors: H. Pasch and R.D. Sanderson
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 225, pp. 1-237, 2005

* Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases
Ron D. Weir and Theo W. de Loos (eds.)
Elsevier, 2005 [ISBN 0-444-51977-7]

* Analogue-based Drug Discovery
Janos Fischer and Robin C. Ganellin
Wiley-VCH, 2005 [ISBN 3-527-31257-9]

* Solubility Data
- Gaseous Fluorides of Boron, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Carbon, and Silicon and
Solid Xenon Fluorides in all Solvents (IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series
80), H. Lawrence Clever et al.
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2005, 34, No. 1, 201-438
- Hydrocarbons with Water and Seawater – Revised and Updated (IUPAC-NIST
Solubility Data Series Volume 81; part I to IV), Andrezej Maczynski et al.
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2005, 34, No. 2.

* Round Robin Test on the Molecular Characterization of Epoxy Resins by
Liquid Chromatography

Stepan Podzimek
International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, Vol. 9,
No. 5-6, pp. 305-316 (2004); or link from



* Critical evaluation of stability constants of metal complexes of
complexones for biomedical and environmental applications
Technical Report)
G. Anderegg, F. Arnaud-Neu, R. Delgado, J. Felcman, and K. Popov
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(8), 1445-1495, 2005


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

* XML-based IUPAC Standard for Experimental, Predicted, and Critically
Evaluated Thermodynamic Property Data Storage and Capture (ThermoML)
Comments by 31 January 2006


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 77(7) and 77(8) 2005

~ 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
Sep-Oct 2005 online issue
~ Advancement of Harmonized Approaches for Crop Protection Chemistry in
Latin America by K. Racke, E. Carazo, and G. Roberts
~ Challenges for Chemists by Charles P. Casey
~ An Update on the Kilogram by Ian Mills
~ 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

~ Developments and applications in solubility
Trevor Letcher
~ Structure and properties of linear and crosslinked structural PVC foams
Volker Altstädt

> The Project Place
I you have missed the IUPAC Project Place display during the GA/Congress
in Beijing, you can view it online


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

> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conference websites are all
compiled and accessible from ...
>> Coming up in the next 4 months:
~ Metallothionein, 8-12 October 2005
~ Novel Materials, 17-20 October 2005
~ Radiochemistry, 17-21 October 2005
~ Ionic Polymerization, 23-28 October 2005
~ Agriculture, 6-9 December 2005
~ Contamination by Arsenic, 11-13 December 2005 !!New dates!!
~ Green Chemistry, 10-13 January 2006
~ Photodynamics, 6-10 February 2006
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 12-15 March 2006

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Photodynamics, 6-10 February 2006
~ Solution Chemistry, 16-20 July 2007
~ Polymer Characterization, 17-21 Apr 2006
~ Radical Polymerization, 3-9 Sep 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.

* 2006 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
The deadline for the next call for nominations for the 2006 Thieme-IUPAC
Prize is 9 December 2005. In 2006, the Thieme-IUPAC Prize will be awarded in June at ICOS 16 in Merida, Mexico.

* Chemical 'Naming' Method Unveiled
One can read more about InChI, the free IUPAC software that converts
structures to computer-readable representations, in a recent issue of
Chemical & Enginneering News (22 August 2005 issue, pp. 39-40)

* IUPAC Kinetic Data web site - erratum & update
An error in the summary table for the HO + CO reaction has been
reported. The original expression in the summary table 1.44x10-13 ( 1 +
[N2]/4x10-19 ) is incorrect. The correct expression should be 1.44x10-13
( 1 + [N2]/4x10+19). The data sheet for the reaction is correct.
Also, the IUPAC kinetic data website now provides zipfile archives of
all datasheets.

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