e-news, 22 June 2001
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/010622.html>

Since I was a graduate student, I have appreciated the 'deadline
'. You know what I am talking about! For instance, that note you
wrote in red in your agenda that says 'finish report' or 'submit
proposal'. These are all arbitrary deadlines, and in the big picture,
these are somehow meaningless. On the other hand, they force us to bring
to closure projects that we sometime have worked on too long. The coming
IUPAC General Assembly/Congress has that effect on the IUPAC-ers:
members, officers, staff at the Secretariat, we all engage in that sort
of 2-year marathon, with a last sprint in the next few days. In recent
weeks, we have received more reports than usual, and those are now
finalized for publication in PAC. We also received updates for the
website, about projects which have made progress or have been completed
or abandoned. When the GA/Congress has passed, the incentive to share
and keep up-to-date information might diminish. However, the IUPAC
website will stay up, and as always the accuracy of its contents depends
on you. Just let me know what needs attention.
Visit <http://www.iupac.org>
Any comments are always appreciated.


In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Recent IUPAC reports & recommendations
~ Provisional recommendations
~ Beakers & Flasks


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

* Information on the 41st General Assembly and the 38th Congress in


Early events include:
- Registration, beginning on Thursday 28 June, 14:00 (Foyer of level 4
of Z block on the Queensland University of Technology Campus - see map
on the inside front cover of the Information Booklet)
- 'Think IUPAC Project' - an Open Meeting, Friday 29 June, 16:00 (GA
site, room Z406)
- President's Address and Reception, in conjunction with the Congress
Opening Ceremony, Presentation of the IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists
2000-01, and a poster display of a selection of IUPAC Projects, Sunday 1
July, 18:00 (Congress Center)
- Satellite meetings of the Congress, including
- - Workshop on Chemical Education organized by CTC, Sunday 1 July, 8:45
(Z block of the Queensland University of Technology Campus)

* IUPAC in metamorphosis - A new-look IUPAC is trying to carve a role
for itself in the new millennium, by R. Stevenson, Chemistry in Britain,
May 2001, p. 43.


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

* Photochemistry
The XVIIIth IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry (Dresden, Germany, 22-27
July 2000) offered an excellent contemporary cross-section of the many
facets of photoscience, including the participation of about 480
researchers, 26 plenary and invited lectures, 27 oral presentations in
up to three parallel sessions, three workshops, and about 350 posters.
The fields of theoretical, physical, applied, biological, organic,
supramolecular, and inorganic photochemistry are well featured. In
addition, a tribute to the 20th Century developments in photochemistry
is presented by H.D. Roth.
Selected lectures are published in Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 3, pp.
395-548 (2001);
Symposium editor, H.J. Kuhn

* Chemistry of Natural Products
The purpose of the 22nd IUPAC International Symposium on the Chemistry
of Natural Products, (São Carlos, Brazil, 3-8 September 2000) was to
bring together renowned specialists, researchers, and students from all
over the world, from disciplines of the pure and applied natural
products sciences, to discuss and exchange their views and experience,
all concerned with the sustainable development of "Natural Products on
the Last biological Frontier'.
Selected lectures are published in Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 73, No. 3, pp.
549-626 (2001);
Symposium editors, O. R. Gottlieb and M. F. das Grašas Fernandes da Silva

* Controlled Synthesis of Functionalized Polymers
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 161, 2000, pp. 1-190

* Developments in Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 165, 2001, pp. 1-154

* Natural and Synthetic Polymers: Challenges and Perspectives
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 168, 2001, pp. 1-116



* Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry II. Recommendations 2000
McCleverty, J.A. and Connelly, N.G.
This new book addresses such diverse chemistry as polyanions, isotopic
modification, tetrapyrroles, nitrogen hydrides, inorganic ring, chain,
polymer, and graphite intercalation compounds. It is a complement to
Part I which is mainly concerned with general inorganic chemistry

* Macromolecular Nomenclature
The 1991 edition of the Compendium of macromolecular nomenclature is now
available online.
In addition, an easy and less formal guide to IUPAC recommendations on
macromolecular (polymer) nomenclature is also available. It is intended
for the authors of papers and reports in polymer science and technology.

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


* Phane Nomenclature. Part II: Substitution Derivatives of Phane Parent
Comments by 31 January 2002


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

* The IUPAC Sub-committee for Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation is pleased to
announce the availability of 42 reactive heterogeneous datasheets and 60
photolysis datasheets on their website:
From June onwards, R. Hynes <rgh28@cam.ac.uk> will take over the
maintenance of the database from Glenn Carver. Queries regarding the
content of the datasheets should be sent to R.A. Cox <rac26@cam.ac.uk>.

* Biochemical nomenclature
Two new documents have been added to the IUBMB website, maintained by
G.P. Moss. These are concerned with new enzymes and modifications of
existing entries:
- new and modified peptidases
- other new enzymes and modifications

* Environmentally friendly by design
Steve Ritter reports in this week issue of Chemical & Engineering News
how CHEMRAWN XIV Conference explored research and policy needs for a
sustainable world

* Human Frontier Science Program
The HFSP promotes international collaboration through collaborative
research grants and post-doctoral fellowships. Long-Term and Short-Term
fellowships are available for scientists early in their research
careers. Application deadline is September 3, 2001.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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