IUPAC e-news, 6 June 2006
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/060606.html>

In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New pages on iupac.org
~ Projects Front
~ IUPAC-sponsored Events
~ Beakers & Flasks

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* 2006 winners of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists
IUPAC announced the winners of the 2006 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, awards for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences as described in 1000-word essays. The winners are:
* Michelle Nena Chrétien, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* Valentina Domenici, University of Pisa, Italy
* Matt Law, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Emilio M. Pérez, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
* Dunwei Wang, Stanford University, CA, USA

* IUPAC Biennial Report 2004-2005
This report lists IUPAC's six long range goals and provides
illustrations of actions taken during the last two years toward meeting
those goals. A copy was mailed as an insert to Chem. Int. May-June 2006.

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

* Fundamental Toxicology
Fundamental Toxicology is a concise and comprehensive review of toxicology. It is based on the highly successful Fundamental Toxicology for Chemists and has been enriched and expanded. Every chapter in this new edition has been revised and updated, and four new chapters have been added. With contributions from internationally recognized experts in their field, this broad-based introduction to the topic covers both well-established and rapidly developing areas of toxicology, such as toxicogenomics, reproductive toxicology, behavioral toxicology and ecotoxicology. The book is the outcome of IUPAC project #2001-053-2-700.
J.H. Duffus and H.G.J. Worth (eds), The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2006

* Mutual Solubility of Hydrocarbons with Water and Seawater
Volume 81 in Solubility Data Series covers revisions and updates of out-of-print volumes published in 1988 (vol 37 and 38). The outcomes of this project have been prepared in the standard format of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series and published from June 2005 to April 2006, in 12
parts in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data.

* Plasma Chemistry
This issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry offers an overview on the
recent advances in high- and low-pressure plasmas as well as on more
specific developments in plasma processing science. These topics were
presented at the ISPC 17 by plenary and topical invited speakers.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 6, pp. 1093-1298, 2006

* Innovation in Chemistry
"Creativity is the soul of a nation and an inexhaustible source of a
country's prosperity." Original innovation, as the major source of new
technologies, will not only bring about technological breakthroughs, but
give rise to new industries and new economic structures, offering
unlimited opportunities for later starters to overtake the frontrunners.
"Innovation in Chemistry" is the specific theme for the 40th IUPAC
Congress, which was held on 14-19 August 2005 in Beijing, China. The
Congress provided an excellent forum for presenting the latest
innovative achievements in the chemical sciences and in the practice of
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 5, pp. 889-1091, 2006

* Novel Aromatic Compounds
The scientific topics of the 11th International Symposium on Novel
Aromatic Compounds (ISNA-11), were selected with an eye toward balancing
the traditional areas of interest with its expansion in new directions.
The 15 articles that appear in this issue of PAC embody these themes,
which include:
- the synthesis of aromatic compounds
- theoretically interesting aromatic molecules
- structural aspects of aromaticity
- aromatic compounds for devices
- fullerenes and nanotubes
- molecular switches and machines
- macrocyclic aromatic compounds
Conference Editors: Graham Bodwell and Rik Tykwinski
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 4, pp. 685-888, 2006

* Macromolecular Symposia
Macromolecular Symposia presents state-of-the-art research articles in
the field of macromolecular chemistry and physics. Contributions are
selected from international meetings, including those of IUPAC. The
following volumes have been published earlier this year:
- Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymers
- Macromolecule-Metal Complexes
- Fillers, Filled Polymers and Polymer Blends
- Polymers for Africa

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

* Definitions of Terms Relating to the Structure and Processing of
Inorganic and Polymeric Gels and Networks, and Inorganic Polymeric Materials
Comments by 31 July 2006

* Guidelines for Potentiometric Measurements in Suspensions - Practical
pH Measurements in Soil Suspension
Comments by 30 Sep 2006

* Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology - Expanded and Revised from
"Glossary for Chemists of Terms Used in Toxicology" (IUPAC
Recommendations 1993)
Comments by 30 Sep 2006

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 78(4), (5) and (6) 2006

* Chemistry International
May-June 2006 online issue
~ China’s Petrochemical Technologies by Jiming Wang
~ Introducing EuCheMS, The European Association for Chemical and
Molecular Sciences by Gábor Náray-Szabó
~ The Tyranny of the Chemist by Eric Scerri
~ 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

~ Nomenclature of phosphorus-containing compounds of biochemical
importance, by H.B.F.Dixon
~ Recommendations on the abbreviated terms of polymers, by Jiasong He
and David Tabak
~ Terminology for self-assembly and aggregation of polymers, by
Christopher K. Ober and Richard G. Jones
~ Short course in polymer characterization, by Masaru Matsuo
~ Solubility and thermodynamic properties related to environmental
issues, by Trevor Letcher
~ IUPAC’s role in international research funding in the chemical
sciences: a feasibility study, by Karlheinz Schmidt

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

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

> Coming up in the next 3 months:
~ 11-15 June 2006, 16th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
(ICOS 16), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
~ 17-18 June 2006, Workshop on Neurotoxic Metals - from Research to
Prevention, Brescia, Italy
~ 25-30 June 2006, International Congress on Analytical Sciences,
Moscow, Russia.
~ 2-7 July 2006, 12th International Conference on Polymers and Organic
Chemistry 2006 (POC'06), Okasaki, Japan.
~ 9-13 July 2006, 45th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules, Prague, Czech
~ 16-21 July 2006, IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2006, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.
~ 23-28 July 2006, ICOB-5 & ISCNP-25 IUPAC International Conference on
Biodiversity and Natural Products, Kyoto, Japan.
~ 24-29 July 2006, 12th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena
and Related Equilibrium Processes (12th ISSP), Freiberg, Germany.
~ 30 July - 4 August 2006, 19th IUPAC Conference on Chemical
Thermodynamics, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
~ 6-11 August 2006, 11th International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry,
Kobe, Japan.
~ 7-10 August 2006, The First International Environmental Best Practices
Conference, Olsztyn, Poland.
~ 12-17 August 2006, 19th International Conference on Chemical
Education, Seoul, Korea.
~ 13-18 August 2006, 37th International Conference on Coordination
Chemistry, Cape Town, South Africa.
~ 20-25 August 2006, XVIII International Conference on Physical Organic
Chemistry: New Interactions, New Materials, New Prospects in Physical
Organic Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland.
~ 20-25 August 2006, 20th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
(ICORS 2006), Yokohama, Japan.

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Polymers for Advanced Applications, 20-23 Nov 2006
~ Clinical Laboratory, tba Feb 2007
~ Polymer Networks, 3-7 Sep 2006
~ Transactinide Elements, 23-28 Sep 2007

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2007 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 -- - - - - -

* Other Upcoming Course and Conferences
~ 4th Clinical Molecualr Biology Course, 4-8 July 2006, Milan, Italy
The Course is organized by the IFCC Committee of Cllinical Molecualr
Currilculum of the Education and Management Division

~ International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry,
19–22 July 2006, Chemical heritage Foundation, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA

~ Philosophy of Chemistry, 6-10 August 2006, Split, Croatia

~ Europe’s Younger Chemists, 23-26 August 2006, Budapest, Hungary

~ Building the Europe of Knowledge, 27-31 August 2006, Budapest, Hungary


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