e-news, 31 October 2005
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/051031.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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* IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry
The IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry was established by a
generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Ltd. (Budapest,
Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays in
improving human health. By establishing this prize jointly with IUPAC,
Richter wishes to contribute to the international recognition of the
role of research in medicinal chemistry, publicize the company's
commitment to medicinal chemistry research, and further appreciation of
IUPAC's activities.
Call for nominations for the first IUPAC-Richter Prize is now open.

* Standard Atomic Weights Revised
Following its meeting during the 43rd IUPAC General Assembly in Beijing,
the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights released the
changes to the standard atomic weights of 16 chemical elements. These
changes in the atomic weights will be published in a new Table of
Standard Atomic Weights 2005, which will be submitted for publication in
Pure and Applied Chemistry.

* Minutes of 43rd IUPAC Council, 20-21 August 2005, Beijing, China

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

* Chemical Sciences in Changing Times
A collection of papers presented at the 4th International Conference of
the Chemical Societies of the South-Eastern European Countries
(ICOSECS-4) held in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, from 18-21 July
2004. The title of the conference was Chemical Sciences in Changing
Times: Visions, Challenges and Solutions. Within this broad title, there
were contributions from all areas of chemistry. However, the main focus
of the conference was reflected in three symposia: Advanced materials,
the greening of chemistry, and teaching and understanding chemistry
(dedicated to 150 years of teaching chemistry in Serbia)
Conference Editor: Teodor Ast
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 77, No. 10, pp. 1655-1752, 2005

* Chemistry and Biological Chemistry of Vanadium
This issue of PAC includes a selection of papers from the 4th
International Symposium on Chemistry and Biological Chemistry of
Vanadium held 3-5 September 2004 in Szeged, Hungary. This conference
attracted over 110 participants from 25 countries and 4 continents.
Plenary and invited lectures as well as posters discussed the inorganic
chemistry of vanadium, vanadium chemistry in catalysis and organic
synthesis, and biological aspects of vanadium chemistry. In the
proceedings is paper titled "Fifteen years of dancing with vanadium",
presented by Debbie C. Crans, the very first Vanadis Award.
Conference Editors: K. Kustin and T. Kiss
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 77, No. 9, pp. 1497-1640, 2005

* Biological and Synthetic Polymer Networks and Gels
This volume contains selected presentations from the Polymer Networks
2004 Conference (17th Polymer Networks Group Meeting) held in Bethesda,
MD, from August 15-19, 2004. The conference was jointly organized and
sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National
Institute of Standards and Technology under the auspices of IUPAC.
Symposium Editors: F. Horkay and E.J. Amis
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 227, 2005, pp. 1-382

* Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry - IUPAC Recommendations 2005
N.G. Connelly, T. Damhus, R.M. Hartshorn, and A.T. Hutton
The Rules of Inorganic Nomenclature (the 'Red Book'), first published in
1958 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC),
was most recently updated as Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry 1990.
This new edition of the 'Red Book' clarifies and updates recommendations
concerning the names and formulae of inorganic compounds and reflects
major recent developments in inorganic chemistry. Moreover, it presents
recommendations fully consistent with the principles of the nomenclature
of organic chemistry. In order to choose the most appropriate of the
various nomenclature systems described, a flowchart is provided to guide
the reader to a section or chapter where rules can be found for a
particular type of compound or species. Copious examples are
supplemented by an extensive subject index.
The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005 [ISBN 0 85404 438 8]

* Evaluated kinetic data for combustion modeling
D. L. Baulch, et al.
This compilation updates and expands two previous evaluations of kinetic
data on elementary, homogeneous, gas phase reactions of neutral species
involved in combustion systems [J. Phys. Chem. Ref Data 21, 411 (1992);
23, 847 (1994)]. Individual data sheets are presented for most reactions
but the kinetic data for reactions of C2, C, ethyl, i-propyl, t-butyl,
and allyl radicals are summarized in tables. Each data sheet sets out
relevant thermodynamic data, experimental kinetic data, references,
recommended rate parameters with their error limits and a brief
discussion of the reasons for their selection.
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp.
757-1397, 2005


* Measurement and Interpretation of Electrokinetic Phenomena (IUPAC
Technical Report)
A.V. Delgado, F. González-Caballero, R.J. Hunter, L.K. Koopal, and J.
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(10), 1753-1805, 2005

* Postgenomic chemistry (IUPAC Technical Report)
Sergey Varfolomeyev, et al
Pure Appl. Chem. 77(9), 1641-1654, 2005

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

* JCAMP-DX for Electron Magnetic Resonance
Comments by 31 January 2006

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

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

* e-resources
A new index -under Publications- provides links to various types of
IUPAC electronic resources, including educational resources, databases,
and nomenclature and terminology.

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 77(9) and 77(10) 2005

* Chemistry International
Nov-Dec 2005 online issue
~ Echoes from Beijing: a Wrap-Up of the 43rd General Assembly and
Division Roundups
~ 1600 Years Young - an Indian Historical Artifact's Appearance Belies
its Age, by Matthew V. Veazey
~ Lessons from Early Chemists, by Philip Ball
~ and more News, Projects, Publications, etc.

* Chemical Education International
Volume 6 includes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference
on Chemical Education

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


> Recently initiated projects

~ Transition and 12 to 14 main group metals, lanthanide, actinide and
ammonium halates (Solubility Data Series)
Hiroshi Miyamoto
~ "Global Climate Change" - Translation and dissemination of a monograph
for secondary schools
Pietro Tundo and F. Zecchini
~ Multiple use of chemicals and professional code of conduct
Natalia P.Tarasova
~ Educational material for raising awareness of the Chemical Weapons
Convention and the multiple uses of chemicals
Alastair Hay
~ e-Quiz for promoting chemical education
K.V. Sane and Govind Hari Singhania
~ Glossary of terms related to solubility - updates and revisions to the
Orange Book
David Shaw
~ IUPAC Stability Constants Database - completion of data collection up
to 2006
K.J. Powell
~ Distance learning in toxicology: Effective teaching through technology
Jane Huggins

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

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

>> Coming up in the next 4 months:
~ 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
~ Chemical Thermodynamics, 30 July - 4 Aug 2006
~ Solubility Phenomena, 24-29 July 2006
~ Advanced Polymers, 11-13 October 2006
~ Phosphorus Chemistry, 15-21 April 2007

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 -- - - - - -

* 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.

* 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: 1 February 2006 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2005.

* IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry
Call for nominations for the 2006 IUPAC-Richter Prize is now open.
Deadline: 31 March 2006

* Combining and Reporting Analytical Results
The WPQA, in collaboration with APAT, is organizing an International
workshop on the role of (metrological) traceability and (measurement)
uncertainty for comparing analytical results.
Mark your calendar for 6-8 March 2006; the workshop will be held in
Roma, Italy.
For more information contact the WPQA Chairman Ales Fajgelj

* BERM 10
The tenth International Symposium on Biological and Environmental
Reference Materials will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, USA,
on 30 April - 4 May 2006.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2005

* 1st European Chemistry Congress
You are invited to participate in the first major European Chemistry
Congress, to be held in Budapest on 27-31 August 2006.
The Congress, the first of its kind, is organised by EuCheMS (European
Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, formerly FECS) and
co-sponsored by GDCh and RSC. The Scientific Committee is headed by
Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Laureate.
Early bird abstract submission: 15 January 2006

* Nomenclature Solutions from ACD/Labs
A recent newsletter from ACD/Labs (Oct 14, 2005) highlights the latest advances in nomenclature software and introduces new IUPAC naming software tools, such as IUPAC Names in English, French, or German, and InChI.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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