IUPAC e-news, 18 June 2007
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/070618.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 and Nominations of Officers and Bureau Members.

* Minutes of the 134th Meeting of the Executive Committee, Wellington, New Zealand, 24-25 March 2007

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


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

* Physical Organic Chemistry
Although physical organic chemistry began in the 1930s and at the beginning was concerned mostly with the mechanisms and kinetics of organic reactions and their dependence on structural and medium effects, a great extension of the field toward bioorganic, organic, organometallic, theoretical, catalytic, supramolecular, and photochemistry has been observed for decades now. Representative topics for modern physical organic chemistry include: reaction mechanisms; reactive intermediates; bioprocesses; novel structures; reactivity relationships; solvent, substituent, isotope, and solid-state effects; long-lived charges; sextet or open-shell species; magnetic, nonlinear optical, and conducting molecules; and molecular recognition. Contributions from all of these fields are include in this PAC issue.
Conference Editor: Krzysztof Wozniak
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 6, pp. 955-1151 (2007)

* Thermodynamics, Solubility and Environmental Issues

Environmental problems are becoming an important aspect of our lives as industries grow apace with populations throughout the world. Thermodynamics, Solubility and Environmental Issues highlights some of the problems and shows how chemistry can help to reduce these them. The unifying theme is Solubility – the most basic and important of thermodynamic properties. This informative book looks at the importance and applications of solubility and thermodynamics, in understanding and in reducing chemical pollution in the environment.
Editor: Trevor M. Letcher

* Solubility Phenomena

Interest in solubility phenomena and related equilibrium processes brings together chemists from a wide range of fields. This variety was well reflected at the 12th International Symposia on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes (ISSP) where the plenary and invited lectures included: gas solubilities and gas hydrates; solubility limitations to lithium-air batteries; studies of solubilities at high pressures; solubility considerations in radioactive waste management; kinetics of precipitation and dissolution in hydrothermal systems; crystal growth and dissolution processes; and preferential crystallization. The articles presented in this PAC issue illustrate this breadth of subject matter and highlight the combination of fundamental and applied research that characterizes this field. Conference Editor: Earle Waghorne
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 825-894 (2007)

* Natural Products and Biodiversity
A recent special issue of PAC includes reviews and research papers based on lectures presented at the 25th International Symposium on Chemistry of Natural Products (ISCNP-25) and 5th International Conference on Biodiversity (ICOB-5), held jointly in Kyoto, Japan, 23-28 July 2006, on the theme of natural products.
It is noteworthy that the Kyoto meeting represents the third occasion that the series has been hosted in Japan, the home of some quite extraordinary manifestations of natural products and biodiversity, as well as some of the outstanding practitioners of the subject. The program of ISCNP-25/ICOB-5 rightly captures some of this local character, but is also a fully representative expression of the international participation and appeal that traditionally characterizes the series. This issue includes 27 topical papers based upon program presentations. The collection aspires to offer an enduring archival record of a subject that continues to reinvent itself, and to astound and challenge its practitioners with the apparently boundless molecular riches of the biosphere.
Foreword: James R. Bull, PAC Scientific Editor
Conference Editor: Hideo Kigoshi
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 467-823 (2007)

* Chemistry for Water - CHEMRAWN XV Perspectives
The mounting problems of water management around the world, exacerbated by an ever growing population and equally increasing vital needs, coupled with a finite natural resource, demand concrete, collective and strategic actions which chemists are ready to undertake, over and above meetings and debates. Using various examples, the CHEMRAWN XV Conference shed new light on the huge, often unsuspected potential offered by chemistry disciplines, which can bring new solutions to countless known problems.
Plenary Lectures and Perspectives from the CHEMRAWN XV - International Conference on Chemistry for Water, Paris, France, 21-23 June 2004.
Association Chimie et Eau, 2006



* Chemical speciation of environmentally significant metals with inorganic ligands - Part 2 (IUPAC Technical Report)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(5), 895-950, 2007


- - - - - -- 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


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 79(4), (5), and (6) 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
May-June 2007 online issue
~ Roald Hoffmann's Should've: Ethics and Science on Stage
~ The Chemical Indutry and Sustainable SDevelopment: The Role of ICCA and SAICM
~ Tools of the Trade: Assuring Quality of Analytical Measurement Results
~ Up for Discussion: IUPAC Council Round Table Discussions - Topics for Torino Sessions
~ 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.


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


> Recently initiated projects:

~ Guidelines for modulated-temperature differential scanning calorimetry (MTDSC), by Jean-Pierre Grolier
~ Enhancement of the electronic version of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, by Bedrich Kosata
~ Software framework for transformation of IUPAC Color Books to XML, by Bohumir Valter
~ The social responsibility of chemists: Responsible stewardship, by Natalia Tarasova
~ Environmental risk assessments for the registration of pesticides used in rice paddy fields, by Jan Linders


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

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

> Coming up in the next 3 months
~ 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
~ 22-27 July, International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds
~ 2-6 Aug, International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed towards Organic Synthesis
~ 5-11 Aug, IUPAC 41st Congress
~ 26-31 Aug, International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry
~ 27-31 Aug, IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecular Complexes
~ 2-7 Sep, International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization

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 -- - - - - -

* CHEMRAWN XII - Sustainable Agriculture and Human Wellbeing in Africa
2-5 December 2007, Stellenbosh, South Africa
The scientific programme of CHEMRAWN XII will focus on improving the quality of life of the peoples of Africa through the provision of adequate food, with specific attention to the role of chemistry.
Plan to participate.

* Green Chemistry Directory
A new website providing a central reference point on Green Chemistry, with links to all relevant sites worldwide has been completed. It is the result of a joint IUPAC-INCA project (#2002-029-1-300) headed by Pietro Tundo and David Black.

* Safety Training Program Workshop
During the IUPAC Congress in Torino and under the lead of COCI Chairman Mark Cesa, the STP workshop will take a new twist. This year's workshop will include a panel discussion to identify ideas for improvement and expansion of the scope of the Safety Training Program.
Join in for the discussion Thursday, 9 August at 10:00am

* The Whole of Nature and the Mirror of Art
Alchemy is extremely well represented in the Neville collection and it is Alchemy’s role in art that is highlighted in the exhibit The Whole of Nature and the Mirror of Art. The permanent exhibit is hosted at Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), in Philadelphia, PA, USA, but a sneak overview will be on display during the IUPAC Congress, in Torino, from 4-12 August 2007.

* Plan to Meet
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:

* Online University Directory
BRAINTRACK is a worldwide University-Index on the Internet. It contains information about Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges and other higher educational institutions from all over the world. It is produced and maintained by AAA Science Network.


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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