e-news, 28 June 2000

It seems like yesterday that the IUPAC website was about 8 pages, and
because of that, it was easy to keep up with new developments. For the
last 2 years, we have enhanced the information made available to you via
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In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Recent reports and recommendations
~ News pages on iupac.org
~ More links
~ Beakers & Flasks

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

* Chemistry International (CI), the newsmagazine of IUPAC - review of
its mission and strategy
* Report of IUPAC Activities 1999 and Biennial Report 1998-1999
* Minutes of the 127th Meeting of Executive Committee
* New ad hoc Committee on Chemical Identity and Nomenclature Systems
* Working relationship with two companies that provide online naming

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

* Nanostructured Systems
A Special Topic Issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry that is entirely
devoted to this emerging interdisciplinary field in which hitherto
unimagined new opportunities for future development and exploitation of
molecular structure and properties are under investigation.
Foreword, J. Jortner; Preface, M.A. El-Sayed (editor).
Read more about the PAC special topics project in CI, July 2000.

* Bioorganic Chemistry
The plenary lectures from the 5th International IUPAC Symposium on
Bioorganic Chemistry (ISBOC-5), Pune India, 30 Jan - 4 Feb 2000, are
published in Pure and Applied Chemistry 72(3), 2000.

* Mechanical Behavior of Polymeric Materials
Macromolecular Symposia. Vol. 147, Dec. 1999.
This volume of Macromolecular Symposia contains main and special
lectures delivered at the 18th Discussion Conference organized as the
56th meeting in the series of the Prague meetings on Macromolecules.

* Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
The Proceedings of the 10th International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins
and Phycotoxins, edited by W. deKoe, are published by Ponsen & Looijen,
Wageningen, Netherlands (2000).

- - - - - -- RECENT REPORTS and RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -

Biological monitoring for exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
(IUPAC Recommendations 2000), Pure Appl. Chem. 72(3), 385-436, 2000.

Names for inorganic radicals (IUPAC Recommendations 2000), Pure Appl.
Chem. 72(3), 437-446, 2000.

Species-selective determination of selenium compounds in biological
materials (Technical Report), Pure Appl. Chem. 72(3), 447-461, 2000.

Thermodynamic characterization of high-temperature superconductors in
the yttrium-barium-copper-oxygen system. The Y123 solid solution
(Technical Report), Pure Appl. Chem. 72(3), 463-477, 2000.

Properties and units in the clinical laboratory sciences. XII.
Properties and units in clinical pharmacology and toxicology (Technical
Report), Pure Appl. Chem. 72(3), 479-552, 2000.

Evaluated Kinetic and Photochemical Data for Atmospheric Chemistry.
Supplement VIII (Halogen Species), J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2000, 29,

Beryllium in food and drinking water a summary of available knowledge,
Food Additives and Contaminants, 2000, 17(2), 149-159.

Current Issues in Regulatory Chemistry, edited by Kay, MacNeil and
O'Rangers, AOAC International [ISBN 0-935584-66-8] (Gaithersburg, USA,

Screening method for the detection of genetically modified soy beans
and maize in dried powder.
A trial study of the screening method has been published in JAOAC
International, 1999, 82(4), 923-928.

- - - - - -- NEWS PAGES on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -

* FAQs
Long due, this page presents the answers to the top 10 questions we
receive about IUPAC and about the website.

* Provisional Recommendations - archives page
If you regularly look at this area, you probably wonder what happens to
those provisional recommendations posted last year. To answer this
question, we now maintain an 'archive' page that list the documents that
have cleared the public review, and are in the process of being
completed, or have been published in PAC.

* Chemistry International online
The online contents of CI has been redesigned to give you more insight
just one click away.

* What's new
This page shows the latest developments of the IUPAC website and provides
shortcuts to:
- most recent publications, including PAC, CI, MS, SDS, and books
- new projects
- recently sponsored symposia and conferences

- - - - - -- MORE LINKS -- - - - - -

* Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.
Including IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, online naming engine,
and much more ...

* ChemWeb.com
Including Fast Access AutoNom, online service developed by Beilstein

Developed by Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium, DIDAC is a series of overhead
transparencies used in classrooms. They cover common chemical subjects
from the role of chemistry in our daily lives to basic theoretical
- The assessment of DIDAC as an aid for the teaching of chemistry around
the world is a project coordinated by P. de Bi�vre and J. D. Bradley.
- A review is presented in CI, July 2000.

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

* A few numbers
In August 1999, we were asked 'how many websites provide links to
www.iupac.org?' At that time a search on Altavista.com, a webcrawler
search engine, rendered 212 pages. The same search in June 2000 produced

* 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 books reviews:

* Out of print
We have had multiple requests for methods published in the 7th edition
of the Standard Methods for the Analysis of Oils, Fats and Derivatives,
Paquot and Hautfenne eds. (Blackwell Science, 1987). However, the
Secretariat does not possess any copies of this edition. Can someone who
possesses one contact the Secretariat so that we can make a copy of it?
In compensation, we can arrange for an exchange with the 8th edition in
E-mail <[email protected]> Thanks !

Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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