IUPAC e-news, 25 September 2006
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/060925.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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* IUPAC Elections for 2008-2009 Term
Every two years, IUPAC elects new officers and committee members. About 120 individuals are to be elected or reelected either as Titular Members, Associate Members, or National Representatives. Information concerning the voting process and the role of each kind of member is contained in the Union bylaws.

* Malcolm F.G. Stevens is Awarded the First IUPAC-Richter Prize
The newly established IUPAC–Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry was awarded for the first time on 29 August 2006. Dr. Stevens received this award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the discovery of anticancer drugs. <http://www.iupac.org/news/archives/

* InChI 1.01 software release
A whole new package is available for download; it includes InChI version
1 software version 1.01 documentation, and Windows and Linux executable
programs; source code and Application Program Interface; validation
protocol; and 'What's new in InChI software version 1.01'.

... more news at <http://www.iupac.org/news/index.html>


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

* Nanostructured Advanced Materials
In the study of material properties, the nanoscale is truly the
interface between the two fundamental natural sciences, where size,
geometry, and chemical species all play a significant role in
determining the electronic and mechanical properties of nanostructured
materials, and their subsequent biological and chemical activity. All
these aspects are covered in the selection of papers presented in this
issue of PAC, written by both established and upcoming chemists,
physicists, materials scientists, and technologists. The papers were
selected from the invited presentations at the 3rd IUPAC Workshop on
Advanced Materials (WAM III), held on 5-8 September 2005 at the
University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Conference Editor: David T. Britton
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 9, pp. 1619-1801, 2006

* Recent Trends in Ionic Polymerization
This issue of Macromolecular Symposia is focusing on papers presented at
the IUPAC Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, held in Goa, India, in
October 2005. All the elegance of the technique of ionic polymerizations
in its the ability to synthesize polymers with well-defined
architectures without any side reactions such as termination and
transfer, was well represented at the symposium and transpires in this
Symposium Editors: D. Baskaran and S. Sivaram
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 240, 2006, pp. 1-251


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

* Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry
Comments by 31 Jan 2007

* 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(9) 2006

* Chemistry International
Sep-Oct 2006 online issue
~ Chairing Scientific Symposia, by R. Fenwick and L.K. Sydnes
~ Beyond Classical Chemistry: Subfields and Metafields of the Molecular
Sciences, by J. Sjostrom
~ Tools of the Trade: The IUPAC Stability Constants Database, by L.D.
~ 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

~ Recommendations for isotope data in geosciences; Paul Renne
~ Assessment of fundamental understanding of isotopic abundances and
atomic weights of the chemical elements; Norman E. Holden
~ Terminology for conducting, electroactive and field-responsive
polymers; Christopher K. Ober and Jiri Vohlidhal
~ The impact of advances in science and technology on the Chemical
Weapons Convention; Leiv Sydnes
~ Solubility data related to industrial processes. The solubility of
oxygen in all solvents; H. Lawrence Clever
~ Solubility data related to industrial processes. Rare earth metal
chlorides (Sc, Y, lanthanoids) in water and aqueous systems; Cezary Guminski
~ Solubility data related to industrial processes. Mutual solubility of
ethers and ketones with water; Marian Goral


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

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

> Coming up in the next 3 months:
~ 27-29 Sept, Occupational Health and Safety Management in East Africa
~ 10-13 Oct, Advanced Polymers for Emerging Technologies
~ 16-20 Oct, 27th Latin American Congress on Chemistry and 6th
International Congress of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
~ 20-23 Nov, 9th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules: Polymers for Advanced Applications

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Systems for Energy Conversion, 1-3 October 2007
~ Soil Science, 26-30 November 2008
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 11-14 March 2007
~ Pesticide Chemistry, 4-8 July 2010
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 15-20 July 2007
~ Chemical Education, 3-8 Aug 2008

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2007, 2008 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" at <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>


- - - - - -- BEAKERS & FLASKS -- - - - - -

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2007 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 2007 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2006.

* CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards
The Canadian National Committee for IUPAC has been running since 1982 a
program of travel awards to enable young Canadian scientists to present
their research at IUPAC-sponsored conferences outside continental North
America. Applications are now called for the 2007 program - deadline: 16
October 2006. See website for criteria and procedures:
or in French: <http://www.cnc-iupac.org/awards_f.html>

* Doing Research at CHF
The Chemical Heritage Foundation hosts scholars from all parts of the
world through its Fellowship Program and Travel Grant Program. Through
the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, CHF offers fellowships
in residence for both the academic year and the summer.
See CHF website for more info and deadline:

* Online book by Wiley InterScience
The recent IUPAC book titled 'Analogue-based Drug Discovery' was
selected for online publication and recently become available to users
worldwide. See link via
or doi:10.1002/3527608001

* Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation
Following several requests the IUPAC Subcommittee for kinetic data
evaluation has decided to make the reaction datasheets available in both
PDF and MS Word format. The website now allows users to select which
format for download.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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