IUPAC e-news, 30 July 2007
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/070730.html>

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


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* 2008 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
The call for nominations for the next Thieme-IUPAC Prize is now open;
deadline 7 December 2007. The Thieme-IUPAC Prize will be awarded at
ICOS-17 in Daejeon, Korea, 22-27 June 2008.

* IUPAC in Torino
GA schedule, WCLM program, Council Round Table topics, Council Agenda,
Nominations of Officers and Bureau Members, and more is available
online. The GA registration desk will be located on the 3rd floor of
the University of Torino part of the Lingotto building. Signs will be
posted on the outside of the Lingotto, on the corner of the Via Nizza.

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

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

* Chemical Thermodynamics
Chemical thermodynamics continued to make very significant contributions
to the rapidly developing interdisciplinary fields such as the life
sciences, new materials, medicine and pharmacy, new energy resources,
the environment, separation technologies, agriculture, green chemistry,
and so on. These are all extremely important issues for scientists
worldwide, and particularly for those who are in developing or
economically disadvantaged countries.
The relevance of chemical thermodynamics was again proven during the
19th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT-19) which
took place as part of THERMO International 2006, together with the 16th
Symposium on Thermophysical Properties and the 61st Calorimetry
Conference, from 30 July to 4 August 2006 at the University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO, USA. The papers published in the July 2007 issue of PAC
demonstrate Thermodynamics continues to be an important area of research
and with a wide range of applications from chemical engineering to the
biosciences. Conference Editor: John H. Dymond
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 8, pp. 1345-1462 (2007)


* Critically evaluated rate coefficients for free-radical polymerization
Part 6: Propagation rate coefficient of methacrylic acid in aqueous
solution (IUPAC Technical Report)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(8), 1463-1469, 2007

* Glossary of terms used in toxicology, 2nd edition (IUPAC
Recommendations 2007)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(7), 1153-1344, 2007

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 79(7) and (8) 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
July - August 2007 online issue
~ Sustainable Development and Education, by Rietje va Dam-Mieras
~ Speaking to the Public About Chemistry, by David Evans
~ The Eurobachelor: An Update, by Tery Mitchell
~ Tools of the Trade: Adjustment, Estimation , and Uses of Equilibrium
reaction Constants in Aqueous Solution
~ Young Ambassadors for Chemistry in Grahamstown, South Africa
~ 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.

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> Recently initiated projects:

~ Electrochemical DNA-based biosensors: State and prospect, by Jan Labuda
~ What are dietary fibres? by Laurence D. Melton
~ Recent advances in Nomenclature, Properties and Units: strategy for
promoting SC-NPU achievements, by Françoise Pontet
~ Explanatory dictionary of terms used in toxicology, by Monica Nordberg
~ Towards an improved teaching and learning of chemistry at the tertiary
level in the Philippines, by Fortunato Sevilla
~ Nomenclature for rotaxane polymers, by Jiri Vohlidal
~ Guidelines for shear rheometer calibration and performance check, by
Maximilian Rüllmann
~ Infrared spectroscopy of conducting polymer nanotubes, by Miroslava

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

> Coming up in the next 2 months
~ 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
~ 23-28 Sep, Third International Conference on the Chemistry and Physics
of the Transactinide Elements (TAN'07)
~ 23-28 Sep, XVIII Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry
~ 30 Sep - 5 Oct, Latin American Conference on Physical Organic
Chemistry (CLAFQO 9)

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 -- - - - - -

* Should've
The new play by Roald Hoffmann is about ethics in science and art. It
will be staged during the opening ceremony of the IUPAC Congress in
Torino, on Sunday, 5 August 2007.
For an interview with Hoffmann, see CI May 2007, pp. 4-7
Of relevance to this subject, see also Ivan Amato' s article entitled
'Experiments Of Concern - Well-intentioned research, in the wrong hands,
can become dangerous', C&EN 30 Jul 2007, vol 85, no 31, pp. 51-55

* Multiple Uses of Chemicals
A website providing resource materials to help teachers and students
understand the multiple uses of chemicals, learn about the Chemical
Weapons Convention, and develop codes of conduct to prevent harmful uses
is being developed as part of IUPAC project 2005-029-1-050.
A workshop on the same topics is scheduled as part of the Congress in
Torino, on 6 Aug 2007 at 10:30am.
For more details and web access, see

* Organic Chemistry in Asia

A Workshop under Strategic Planning for a new East Asian Network for
Organic Chemistry was held in Naha, Okinawa, Japan on 16 October 2006
and coordinated as part of the 1st International Conference on
Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia. For a report on the 1st
International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia, see
Chem. Asian J. 2007, 2 , pp. 452-454.
or access via IUPAC project 2005-039-2-300

* Teamwork
The 13th issue of 'TEAMWORK', the Newsletter for the IUPAC Analytical
Chemistry Division has been released. Presently edited by Ales Fajgelj,
the newsletter is designed to keep members informed about Division
activities and about significant new opportunities or policy
developments within IUPAC.

* CEFIC calls for Grant Applications
In the context of its Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) programme,
the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) is requesting grant
applications from research groups in the following areas: Toxicogenomics
and male reproductive health, Human biomonitoring, Population dynamics
modelling, Evaluation of endocrine effects in aquatic organisms,
Environmental fate of chemicals, and Bioconcentration, bioaccumulation,
biotransformation. Deadline for submission is 14 September 2007.

* Metrological Traceability

A formal presentation of the project report on ‘Metrological
Traceability of Measurement Results in Chemistry’ will take place at the
GA in Torino on Sunday 5 August 2007 at 11:15am. The subject is relevant
for all areas of chemistry which include measurement results and
therefore you are cordially invited to attend the presentation. More
information about the project can be found at:

* The Evolving Identity of Chemistry
A conference titled 'Neighbours and Territories: The Evolving Identity
of Chemistry' will take place in Leuven (Belgium) from 28 August to 1
September 2007. It will mainly focus on the disciplinary identity of
chemistry and the changing relationships with other fields. A major aim
of the conferences is to facilitate communication between historically
interested chemists and historians of chemistry from all over Europe.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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