IUPAC e-news, 17 April 2007
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/070417.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 -- - - - - -

* IUPAC in Torino
The IUPAC General Assembly will be held 4-12 August 2007, in Torino,
Italy, concurrently with the 41st IUPAC Congress. Information available
online includes GA schedule, WCLM program, Council Round Table topics,
and Council agenda. Please do remember that participation in the GA is
restricted to members of IUPAC bodies and invited observers.
Registration is free, but required.

* 2007 winners of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists

IUPAC announced the winners of the 2007 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists,
awards for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences as described
in 1000-word essays. The five winners are:
- Deanna D'Alessandro, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
- Euan R. Kay, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Anna Aleksandra Michrowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
- Taleb Mokari, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- Feng Tao, Princeton University, NJ, USA

Applications for the 2008 Prize are now being solicited:

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


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

* Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism
This volume contains articles of the invited speakers at the
IUPAC-sponsored International Symposium on "Radical Polymerization:
Kinetics and Mechanism" held in Il Ciocco (Italia) during the week
September 3-8, 2006. The conference was attended by close to 200 people
from all over the world with a good balance between attendees from
industry and academia. About 40 per cent of the attendees were Ph.D.
students, who very actively participated in the scientific program.
Editors: M. Buback and A. M. V. Herk
Macromol. Symp. vol 248

* Advanced Polymers for Emerging Technologies

The polymers are most versatile materials whose properties and
functionalities can be easily manipulated. Owing to these advantages,
polymers are covering a wider range of properties to find their new
applications in electronic, photonic, biomedical, and energy industries.
The desired properties of polymers may be obtained by various methods:
some by designing new polymer molecules and molecular architecture, some
by blending or hybridizing with other functional materials, and some by
regulating micro-and nano-structures by adopting specialized processing
techniques. This volume includes contributions presented at the IUPAC
International Symposium of the "Advanced Polymers for Emerging
Technologies" which took place in Busan, South Korea, on 10-13 October,
2006 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea.
Editors: B.C. Kim and K.D. Ahn
Macromol. Symp. vol 249-250

* Organic Synthesis
Organic synthesis continues to grow and develop impressively in response
to new research challenges at the boundaries of structural complexity,
while playing a central role in the industrial activities and
applications of the chemical sciences. The International Conferences on
Organic Synthesis (ICOS), which have been organized biennially around
the world since 1976 under IUPAC sponsorship, faithfully reflect this
growth and development. This issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry
includes contributions from the 16th event in this series (ICOS-16)
which was held in Mérida, México, 11-15 June 2006.
Conference Editor: Guillermo Delgado
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 153-291 (2007)



* Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC
Recommendations 2006)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(3), 293-465, 2007

-- Use DOIs instead!
As you might have noticed, each PAC article is being assigned a DOI.
Online and in print, that number appears below the reference in the top
right corner. Therefore, practically, instead of linking to
we can link to this abstract by appending the DOI string to
http://dx.doi.org/ ; making with this example, the following URL:

IUPAC is participating in CrossRef: <http://www.crossref.org/>
By joining this collaborative network, IUPAC is augmenting access to PAC
material through incoming links from other publishers.


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

* Glossary of Terms Related to Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Mechanisms
of Polymerization
Comments by 31 July 2007

* Glossary of Terms Related to Solubility
Comments by 31 July 2007

* Graphical Representation Standards for Chemical Structure Diagrams
Comments by 30 June 2007

* Further Conventions for NMR Chemical Shifts
Comments by 31 May 2007

* Structure-Based Nomenclature for Cyclic Macromolecules
Comments by 31 May 2007


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 79(2) and 79(3) 2007

> Check out the new PAC!
~ This work in progress presents new features, including reference outbound linking starting with the Jan 2007 issue.

* Chemistry International
Mar-Apr 2007 online issue
~ On the Effectiveness of CHEMRAWN by John Malin
~ Chemistry in Jordan by Sultan Abu-Orabi
~ Before "Modern" Chemistry by Laure Joumel
~ Stamps International by Daniel Rabinovich
~ 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 10000
includes IUPAC members and affiliates, and individual subscribers from
more than 60 countries.

* Chemical Education International

~ To the Youth of the World Who Aspire to a Career in Chemistry - A
Message from Professor Ryoji Noyori, 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


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


> Recently initiated projects:

~ International Year of Chemistry - Initial strategy planning, by
Anthony Ashmore
~ An introduction to computer assisted drug design, by Yvonne Martin
~ IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO Safety Training Program Workshop, by Mark Cesa
~ Wet surface vibrational spectroscopy experiments, by James McQuillan
~ Combination of chemical analytical measurements and remote sensing
techniques for coastal water monitoring. The cases of Eastern
Mediterranean and Black Sea, by Manos Dassenakis
~ Extraction and fractionation methods for exposure assessment related
to trace metals, metalloids and hazardous organic compounds in
terrestrial environments, by Petr Fedotov
~ Evaluation of food and feed safety implications of (altered) residues
of pesticides applied on transgenic crops, by Gijs Kleter


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

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

> Coming up in the next 3 months
~ 21-25 May, International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
~ 10-14 June, IUPAC and ACS Conference on Macromolecules for a
Sustainable, Safe, and Healthy World
~ 26-30 June, Modern Physical Chemistry for Advanced Materials
~ 8-11 July, AFMC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
~ 8-12 July, CHEMRAWN XVII on Greenhouse Gases, Mitigation and Utilization
~ 8-12 July, International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and
Advanced Materials
~ 8-12 July, Prague Meeting on Macromolecules "Nanostructured Polymers
and Polymer Nanocomposites"
~ 15-20 July, International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry
~ 16-20 July, International Conference on Solution Chemistry

> Recently sponsored symposia and conferences
~ Photochemistry, 28 July - 1 Aug 2008
~ Nanostructured Polymers, 8-12 July 2007
~ Metallomics, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2007
~ Infrared Spectroscopy Applied to Biological Systems, 5-7 Nov 2007

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

* Química - A WIKI on Chemically Related Activity in America Latina

The American Chemical Society has created a WIKI to catalyze the
formation of communities of scientists with interests in America Latina,
and to foster international collaboration and networking. Anyone is free
to contribute to the WIKI by editing the content in a manner that is
conducive to the sharing of knowledge and information regarding
chemically related activities in the region. Use this WIKI to share
ideas, connect with colleagues, and contribute information on chemistry
in your country. Ready to get started? Check out:

* For Women in Science Awards

Congratulations to the five remarkable women scientists who receive the
2007 L'OREAL-UNESCO Award. One of them -Professor Margaret Brimble from
the University of Auckland, New Zealand- is a member of the IUPAC
Subcommittee on Organic Synthesis of the Organic and Biomolecular
Chemistry Division.

* RSC Publishing launches Project Prospect

Since February, electronic RSC journal papers are being enhanced so that
their data can be read, indexed and intelligently searched by machine, a
first step towards the "semantic web". Readers are able to click on
named compounds and scientific concepts in an electronic journal article
to download structures, understand topics, or link through to electronic
databases; compounds and ontology terms will be published as RSS feeds
enabling automated discovery of relevant research. Among the many
enhancements, the Project uses InChIs (IUPAC's International Chemical
Identifier) and links terms to the IUPAC Gold Book.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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