e-news, 25 August 2000

Is 'more' better? Sometimes I wonder!
On a website, it seems that 'more' is the way to go. For starters,
'less' -the practice of discarding pages at one time posted under a
given address- should not be an option. That is, however, not to say
that the contents of a given page should or could not be improved. Your
help to compile and maintain a better IUPAC website is always
appreciated. If you notice a bad link, or if some information is
out-of-date and you can offer new information, please let us know.
As always, we welcome your suggestions, comments, questions, etc.


In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ ~ 2000 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
~ ~ Thieme-IUPAC Prize
~ Recent publications
~ Provisional recommendations
~ Online reports & recommendations
~ Projects front
~ Beakers & Flasks


- - - - - -- SHORTCUT to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -

* IUPAC announces the 2000 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2001 Solicitation
* Chemistry International (CI), the newsmagazine of IUPAC - review of
its mission and strategy

- - -- 2000 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists -- - -

Congratulations to . . .

* Alberto Credi, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Molecular-level
machines and logic gates"

* Hiroyuki Isobe, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Design and
synthesis of DNA binding organofullerene"

* Vijaya J. Patil, for her Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Electrostatically
controlled formation of nanocomposite thin films with organic matrices"

* Chandra Saravanan, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Physical
chemistry of organic molecules in nanoporous materials"

- - -- Thieme-IUPAC Prize -- - -

Since the publication in CI July 2000 of the announcement of the 2000
winner, we have had several inquiries regarding the origin of the Prize
and the identity of the previous awardees. A new page offers some more
information about the Prize and the winners.

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

* Clinical laboratory sciences
Part VIII. Properties and units in clinical microbiology
Part X. Properties and units in general clinical chemistry
Reports published jointly with the International Federation of Clinical
Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

* Chemistry in ...
No, that is not CI - but that is in Chemistry International.
In the September 2000 issue, the Secretary of the Chilean Chemical
Society presents an outlook for chemistry in Chile in 2000.
Check out CI's new design for access to more content from back issues
and other sites.

* Air Quality in Denmark
Part of the series on the Local Environmental Problems in Different
Countries, this article was contributed by O. Hertel, also coordinator
of the corresponding IUPAC Project.

* Halogen Species
Evaluated Kinetic and Photochemical Data for Atmospheric Chemistry:
Supplement VIII.
by R. Atkinson, D. L. Baulch, R. A. Cox, R. F. Hampson Jr., J. A. Kerr,
M. J. Rossi, and J. Troe, published in the Journal of Physical and
Chemical Reference Data
, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 167-266, 2000

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

IUPAC seeks your comments

* Generic Source-Based Nomenclature for Polymers (IV.1)

* The Hold-Up Volume Concept in Column Chromatography (V.3)

* Retention Parameters in Gas Chromatography (V.3)

* Names for Muonium Atoms and Ions (II.2)

* Nomenclature of Structural and Compositional Characteristics of
Ordered Microporous and Mesoporous Materials with Inorganic Hosts (I.6)

- - - - - -- ONLINE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -

While most recent reports and recommendations published in Pure and
Applied Chemistry
are available as pdf files, some have been coded as
html for enhanced navigation.

* Parameters and Symbols for Use in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (IUPAC
Recommendations 1997)

* Specification of Components, Methods and Parameters in Fourier
Transform Spectroscopy by Michelson and Related Interferometers
(Technical Report)

* Spectroscopic Nomenclature
Published annually in Applied Spectroscopy, and now online
Prepared in the context of IUPAC Project 150/23/95

* History of the Recommended Atomic-Weight Values from 1882 to 1997: A
Comparison of Differences from Current Values to the Estimated
Uncertainties of Earlier Values (Technical Report)

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

* New projects page

* Postgraduate course in polymer science
Under joint sponsorship of UNESCO and IUPAC, the current installment of
the Postgraduate Courses in Polymer Science just completed its fourth run.

* Thermochemical, thermodynamic and transport properties of halogenated
hydrocarbons and mixtures

Announcement of the 2nd International Workshop, to be held in Paris,
France, 9-11 April 2001

Toward Environmentally Benign Processes and Products,
Boulder, Colorado, USA, 9-13 June 2001.
Reminder from the conference organizers: the date for submission of
abstracts for oral or poster presentations is December 1, 2000.

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

* Book sale
The IUPAC Secretariat has acquired the entire stock of books published
by Blackwell Science Ltd. The sale of these books is now handled by the
Secretariat. Members are entitled to 25% discount!
For a list of price and availability and order form:
For book reviews:

* Another number
During the first 6 months in 2000, the year-to-date hits on the IUPAC
website has doubled compared to the first 6 months in the year 1999.
So may be -sometimes- 'more' is better!

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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