IUPAC e-news, 15 November 2006
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/061115.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 -- - - - - -

* The XML Gold Book Online

The IUPAC Gold Book —the Compendium of Chemical Terminology— is now
available in an all-new format. The new version takes full advantage of
new technologies based on eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and provides
efficient ways of browsing, searching, and simply using this reference.

* Start to Plan for the next General Assembly in Torino...
- Information Booklet
- WCLM '07 proposal
- Young Chemists opportunities

* Author Archiving Policy for IUPAC
Recenlty, the Bureau approved a policy that addresses the issue of the
deposit of IUPAC copyrighted material in institutional archives.

* IUPAC Elections for 2008-09 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.

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


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

* Novel Materials and their Synthesis
State-of-the-art synthesis and preparation of novel materials and
discussions of their performance and applications potential made up the
breadth of these themes presented at the 1st International Symposium on
Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-1). Held jointly with the 15th
International Symposium on Fine Chemistry and Functional Polymers
(FCFP-XV), this event was organized in Shanghai on 17-20 October 2005 by
Fudan University to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary. Papers
selected from the invited presentations have been assembled into an
issue of PAC.
Conference Editor: Yuping Wu
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 10, pp. 1803-1896, 2006

* Green/Sustainable Chemistry
Clean, eco-friendly, and less wasteful manufacturing processes for
sustainable development are increasingly being realized. A collection of
papers based upon a selection of lectures from the Second International
Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, in Delhi on 10-13 January
2006, have been published. This publication -like the Symposium- attests
to the growing recognition that government, industry, and the academic
sector need to cooperate closely, in order to achieve and promote the
cause of green chemistry and its beneficial consequences throughout the
world. The challenge for the chemistry community is to recognize the
need and pursue research that engages environmentally friendly
challenges and outcomes.
Conference Editor: M. Kidwai
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 11, pp. 1971-2050, 2006



* Graphical representation of stereochemical configuration (IUPAC
Recommendations 2006)
Jonathan Brecher
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(10), 1897-1970, 2006

* Atomic weights of the elements 2005 (IUPAC Technical Report)
M. E. Wieser
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(11), 2051-2066, 2006

* Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of
polymers containing ions
(IUPAC Recommendations 2006)
M. Hess, R. G. Jones, J. Kahovec, T. Kitayama, P. Kratochvíl, P. Kubisa,
W. Mormann, R. F. T. Stepto, D. Tabak, J. Vohlídal, and E. S. Wilks
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(11), 2067-2074, 2006

* Glossary of terms relating to pesticides (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)
Gerald R. Stephenson, Ian G. Ferris, Patrick T. Holland, and Monica Nordberg
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(11), 2075-2154, 2006

* Cytokine profiles in human exposure to metals (IUPAC Technical Report)
Reinhild Klein, Michael Schwenk, and Douglas M. Templeton
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(11), 2155-2168, 2006

* Education, outreach, and codes of conduct to further the norms and
obligations of the Chemical Weapons Convention
(IUPAC Technical Report)
Graham S. Pearson and Peter Mahaffy
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(11), 2169-2192, 2006


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

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


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 78(10) and (11) 2006

* Chemistry International
Nov-Dec 2006 online issue
~ GEOTRACES - Chemistry Takes Center Stage in Marine Science, by David
~ A Year of Physics - Would Einstein have approved?
~ Nanotechnology: Lessons from Mother Nature
~ Tools of the Trade: The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier
~ The Canadian National Committee for IUPAC's Travel Awards Program
~ Emerging Issues in Developing Countries: Standardization of Analytical
~ 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:

~ Priority claims for the discovery of elements with atomic number
greater than 111; Paul J. Karol
~ Greenhouse Gases: Mitigation and Utilization (CHEMRAWN XVII); Gary van
~ Recommendations for nomenclature and databases for biochemical
thermodynamics; Robert Alberty
~ Liquid intrusion and alternative methods for the characterization of
macroporous solids; Jean Rouquerol


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

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

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences:
~ POLYCHAR, 16-20 Apr 2007
~ Macromolecules, 10-14 June 2007
~ Greenhouse Gases, 8-12 July 2007
~ Novel Materials, 17-22 Oct 2007
~ Medicinal Chemistry, 8-11 July 2007
~ Plasma Chemistry, 26-31 Aug 2007

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 -- - - - - -

* InChI on Google Tech Talks
For a video about InChI, see Stephen Heller and Stephen Stein at Google
Tech Talks on 2 Nov 2006. Also of interest, see Peter Murray-Rust's talk
of 13 Sept 2006, titled 'The Semantic Chemical Web: GoogleInChI and
other Mashups'.
Access clips from <http://www.iupac.org/inchi/index.html>

* History and Effectiveness of CHEMRAWN Conferences, 1978-2006
The 28-year history of CHEMRAWN has produced 14 full-fledged
conferences. The meetings have varied in subject, location, size, and
budget, but they have all addressed a single goal-to catalyze the use of
chemistry and related sciences and engineering to meet world needs. This
article summarizes those conferences to form an understanding of how the
CHEMRAWN process has fostered new ideas and supported solutions to world
by John Malin, current CHEMRAWN Chairman

* 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.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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