e-news, 25 October 2000
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/25oct00.html>

IUPAC has its own world of acronyms, and while we try to define them at
first use, we often find ourselves using them without sometimes,
realizing it ... This summer for instance, I participated in the CPEP
meeting (CPEP is the IUPAC Committee on Printed and Electronic
Publications) when a committee member referred to an acronym which I can
not even recall; after a pause, the chairman asked: "and what is that
TLA?" Now she had my attention, because I also had no idea of what a
TLA was! Indeed, TLA is the acronym for Three Letter Acronym. The
significance of a TLA obviously depends of its context: don't confuse
EPA (European Photochemistry Association) with EPA (US Environmental
Protection Agency), nor PAC (Pure and Applied Chemistry) and PAC (Public
Appreciation of Chemistry) and especially not CIA (Chemical Industry
Association (UK)) and CIA (Central Intelligence Agency (US)).
You can consult the list of Acronyms available in the online version of
the IUPAC Handbook.
A link to this page is also available from the FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions) page.

In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ ~ iupac.org
~ Recent publications
~ Provisional recommendations
~ Online reports & recommendations
~ Projects front
~ Beakers & Flasks

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* IUPAC 41st General Assembly
Brisbane, Australia, 29 June - 8 July 2001
Information booklet is available online. Registration deadline: 30 Nov

* IUPAC 38th Congress / World Chemistry Congress 2001
Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 July 2001
The booklet was mailed together with the November 2000 issue of
Chemistry International.


- - -- iupac.org -- - -

* FAQs
We indeed have been asked! - here are the answers

* Nomenclature and Symbols
Among the FAQs, this one appears to be popular

* The Chemical Elements
Recently opened, this page has been prepared in conjunction with the
commemorative periodic table, celebrating IUPAC's 80 years of Service to
Chemistry, included with the November issue of Chemistry International


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

* Clinical laboratory sciences
Part XVI. Properties and units in clinical allergology
Epilogue: Coding scheme for Properties in Laboratory Medicine

* Toxicology in developing countries
A selection of manuscripts from the 4th Congress of Toxicology in
Developing Countries (4th CTOX-DC) covering the sessions on lifestyle
and health, pesticides, neurotoxicity of drugs of abuse, molecular
toxicology, risk assessment, ecotoxicology, and clinical toxicology was
published in the Pure Appl. Chem., vol. 72, No. 6, pp. 973-1066, 2000.

* In situ monitoring of aquatic systems - chemical analysis and
Volume 6 in the series "Analytical and Physical Chemistry of
Environmental Systems", has been published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000
[ISBN 0-471-48979-4]
Edited by J. Buffle and G. Horvai, this volume is an invaluable
reference for both researchers interested in the development of
environmental monitoring systems and laboratories in charge of water
quality assessment by providing them with critical evaluation of
existing and possible future options.

* Chemistry International
The November 2000 issue is now available online.
Read reports from SCRES, BIPM/CCQM, CCPR, ISO/REMCO ... and check out
the bookself


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

IUPAC seeks your comments

* Definitions Relating to Stereochemically Asymmetric Polymerizations


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

* Compendium of Chemical Terminology
The online version of the so-called IUPAC Gold Book is now available in
two formats: via a text driven option, that is browsing the alphabetic
indexes of terms, or via a traditional search.

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.

* Glossary of Terms Used in Photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)

* Criteria that must be satisfied for the Discovery of a New Chemical
Element to be Recognized



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

* New project numbers
We are implementing a new project number scheme for all projects
initiated since Jan 1999. The project number and the filename are
identical and follow the following format yyyy-nnn-v-bbb [yyyy, the year
submitted; nnn, a sequential number; v, version number; bbb, the 3-digit
code associated with the body managing the project]. The corresponding
filename and location is /projects/yyyy/yyyy-nnn-v-bbb.html

* New projects

* Electrochemistry and Interfacial Chemistry in Environmental Clean-up
and Green Chemical Processe
A workshop is planned in Coimbra, Portugal, 6-7 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 -- - - - - -

The African Association of Pure and Applied Chemistry published in
September 2000, its NEWSLETTER Vol 1. No. 2

* CCINS, the ad hoc Committee on Chemical Identity and Nomenclature
Encoding molecular structure - requirements, methods, problems, and
pitfalls; summary of the meeting held in Bielefeld, Germany, June 16-17,
2000, prepared by T. Damhus

* IV.1
History of the Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature, by Norbert
Bikales, Bob Fox and Bill Work

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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