e-news, 7 September 2001
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/010907.html>

Above the 2000 mark!
When 14 months ago, I compiled from our records about 1200 email
addresses to generate the first e-news subscriber list, I had little
idea how this initiative would be sustained. Your feedback kept me
going, convinced that maintaining the website was not enough, and that
indeed the expression 'it is out there' is not effective. So, time to
time (when I get to it!) I write you a note, about what is new on the
site. But who are 'you', again?
The initial compilation included individual members and fellows. Over
the months about 200 new subscribers signed in, three signed off, but
very few addresses were updated. Realizing that in fact many more
changes were independently recorded in our database, I felt the need to
force a clean-up of the subscriber list, which now also includes
contacts from National Adhering Organizations, Associate National
Adhering Organizations, and Associated Organizations. Some Affiliates
are also part of the list, including those from Canada and Germany. All
together, there are more than 2000 who receive this message.
As always, thanks for visiting <http://www.iupac.org>
Any comments are always appreciated.


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


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

* Albania joins IUPAC as ANAO

* Overview of the 41st IUPAC General Assembly and 38th IUPAC Congress

* The call for nominations for the next Thieme-IUPAC Prize is now open

* Check out the news page for the summary of coming deadlines, including
Financial support for Symposia, and IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists.


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

* Polymer Networks - Formation-Structure-Properties
This volume contains theoretical papers, papers on the formation,
structure and properties of interpenetrating polymer networks, and
heterogeneous, filled and hybrid networks. The properties and
characterization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic gels and swollen
networks are also covered and there are contributions on calorimetric
and dielectric studies of thermoset formation and on the structure of
amorphous sulfur.
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 171, 2001, pp. 1-263
Symposium Editor, Henryk Galina

* Polymers in Medicine
This 40th microsymposium in the series of the Prague Meetings on
Macromolecules, had the goal of providing a forum for experts from
academia and industry specializing in various aspects of biomedical
application of polymer materials with special focus on tailor-made
biorecognizable polymers, soluble and vesicular drug delivery systems,
polymer systems for controlled drug release, smart hydrogels for
medicinal application and genetically engineered biomedical polymers and
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 172, 2001, pp. 1-165
Symposium Editor, J. Kahovec

* Solubility Data Series
- Vol. 73 "Metal and Ammonium Formate Systems"
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2001, 30, No. 1, 1-163.

- Vol. 74 "Actinide Carbon Compounds"
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 2001, 30, No. 2. 531-698.


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


* The Naming of New Elements
Comments by 31 March 2002

* Recommendations for the use of the term "recovery" in analytical

Comments by 31 January 2002

* Terminology for analytical capillary electromigration techniques
Comments by 31 January 2002

* Measurement of pH. Definition, standards, and procedures
Comments by 31 January 2002


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

* Chemistry International
September 2001 online issue
~ COCI Visit to China, April 2001
~ Trends in Future IUPAC Activities
~ Tribute to Prof. Valentin A. Koptyup
~ New projects
~ New books
~ etc.


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

* Glossary of atmospheric chemistry
A comprehensive Glossary of Terms pertinent to atmospheric chemistry was
prepared and published by IUPAC a decade ago. To prepare an updated and
revised version, that 1990 document is now available online and comments
from the interested atmospheric chemistry community are invited.

* Project posters - more than 30 on display
For a review of ALL the posters presented at the IUPAC GA in Brisbane,
see the following program or each single project page

> Recently initiated projects
- Evaluated kinetic data for atmospheric chemistry
- Space- and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and photochemistry
- Critical evaluation of the state of the art of the analysis of light
elements in thin films

> Project Submission Form and Guidelines for Completion


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

* IUPAC Stability Constants Database and SolEq
GREAT savings on IUPAC/Adademic Software products

* Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation
The IUPAC Sub-committee for Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation is pleased to
announce the availability of 7 datasheets for photolysis of NOx species
and 33 datasheets for gas phase reactions of NOx species.

* How good it that site?
This is a question I have been asked time to time, which led us to
prepare website reviews for publication in Chemistry International.
If you want to write about a chemistry site, its uses and features,
please do and let me know!

* spectroscopyNOW.com
Explore for yourself this Wiley online resource at
... and let me know if you want to write a short review ...


Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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