e-news, 13 January 2003
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/030113.html>

* Great Expectations, Challenges, and Opportunities

Greetings from IUPAC President Pieter S. Steyn

It's my privilege to wish members of IUPAC bodies, fellows, affiliates,
and our highly esteemed company associates an enjoyable and satisfying
2003. We always have great expectations at the beginning of a new year,
and 2003 will be no different, with its unique challenges and
opportunities. I am highly indebted to you, the members of the IUPAC
family, for your outstanding contributions and voluntary work on behalf
of the goals and ideals of the Union. From its contribution to a sound
understanding of the molecular processes involved in post-genomic
chemistry to an explanation of the physical phenomena influencing the
design and properties of nanomaterials, chemistry is truly the core
science. The fact that we are equipped with the physical tools enabling
us to study these conundrums makes these very interesting times ...

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

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* See you in CI
Chemistry International celebrates its 25th anniversary by getting a
"face lift". See Current issue - Jan-Feb 2003.
A complementary map/2003 calendar was mailed as an insert with this issue.

* Let's go to Ottawa
The 42nd IUPAC General Assembly will be held 9-17 August 2003,
concurrently with the 39th IUPAC Congress.
Information on the 42nd IUPAC General Assembly and the Preliminary
Program of the Congress -Chemistry at the interface- are online at
!! Abstract Submission Deadline for the Congress: February 14, 2003 !!

* Freedom of access to primary experimental data
- IUBG report

* Minutes of 77th IUPAC Bureau meeting, 14-15 Sep 2002, Paris, France

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

* Solubility Phenomena
This publication resulting from the 10th International Symposium on
Solubility Phenomena (Varna, Bulgaria from 22-26 Jul 2002) covers a
broader subject matter including lectures from a workshop titled
'Application for Environmental Improvement.' This initiative resulted in
a healthy interchange of perspectives between individuals concerned with
theoretical and applied aspects of solubility, as is shown by the
selection of plenary and invited lectures from both the symposium and
the workshop published here.
Conference Editor, David G. Shaw
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 10, pp. 1785-1920 (2002)

* The Blue Book
~ in Portuguese - prepared by A.C. Fernandes, B. Herold, H. Maia, A.P.
Rauter and J.A.R. Rodrigues; Liedel, 2002 [ISBN 972-757-150-6]
~ in Croatian - prepared by V. Rapic; Skolska Knjiga, Zagreb, 2002 [ISBN


* Nomenclature of regular single-strand organic polymers (IUPAC
Recommendations 2002), J. Kahovec, R. B. Fox, and K. Hatada
Pure Appl. Chem.  74(10), 1921-1956, 2002

* Natural and synthetic substances related to human health (IUPAC
Technical Report), J. G. Topliss, A. M. Clark, E. Ernst, C. D. Hufford,
G. A. R. Johnston, J. M. Rimoldi, and B. J. Weimann
Pure Appl. Chem.  74(10), 1957-1985, 2002

* Isotope-abundance variations of selected elements (IUPAC Technical
Report), T.B. Coplen, J.K. Bohlke, P. DeBievre, T. Ding, N.E. Holden,
J.A. Hopple, H.R. Krouse, A. Lamberty, H.S. Peiser, K. Revesz, S.E.
Rieder, K.J.R. Rosman, E. Roth, P.D.P. Taylor, R.D. Vocke, Jr., and Y.K.
Pure Appl. Chem.  74(10), 1987-2017, 2002

* Errata. Generic source-based nomenclature for polymers. IUPAC
Recommendations 2001 (E. Maréchal and E. S. Wilks). Pure Appl. Chem. 73,
1511-1519 (2001), E. Maréchal and E. S. Wilks
Pure Appl. Chem.  74(10), 2019, 2002

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

* Definitions of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites and
Multiphase Polymeric Materials
Comments by 31 March 2003

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 74(10), 2002

* Chemistry International
Jan 2003 online issue ~ freshly redesigned!
~ President's Column
~ Chemistry Education by Peter Atkins
~~ On the Public Understanding of Chemistry by Peter Mahaffy
~~ First Inter-Union Workshop on Science Education by Bob Bucat
~~ New Strategies for Chemical Education in the New Century by Xibai Qiu
~ Russia and IUPAC by Petr Fedotov
~ The Double Helix is 50 Years Old by B. Hargittai and I. Hargittai
plus all customary departments, and many more tweaks ...

* In CEI
~ Applications of Multiple Intelligences Theory to Chemistry Teaching
and Learning, by Boo Hong Kwen

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


 > Recently initiated projects
~ Analogue-based drug discovery, J. Fischer
~ Best practise for workplace exposure assessment: a critical review of
methodology, E. Olsen
~ Pesticides: Harmonization of data requirements and evaluation,
Yong-Hwa Kim
~ Establishment of quantitative reliability of electron spin resonance
techniques for polymerization kinetics, B. Yamada
~ Strategic study of world polymer science, M. Sawamoto
~ Fighting microbial resistance through development of new antimicrobial
agents, directed against new specific targets, G.J. Koomen
~ Annual course on polymer characterization, W. Brostow
~ Structure and properties of polyester elastomers composed of
poly(butyleneterephthalate) and poly(e-caprolactone), T. Takigawa
~ Recommendations on the measurement and analysis of results obtained on
biological substances with isothermal titration calorimetry, F.P.
Schwarz and H.-J. Hinz

If you like problems or have ideas, the project-based structure makes it
possible for you to get involved! Questions? Comments?

- - - - - -- IUPAC-SPONSORED EVENTS -- - - - - -


 > Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Biophysical Complexity, 23-25 Apr 2003
~ Biodiversity and Natural Products, 26-31 Jan 2004
~ Organic Synthesis (ICOS-15), 1-6 Aug 2004
~ Solubility Phenomena (11th ISSP), 25-29 Jul 2004
~ Solution Chemistry (28th ICSC), 24-29 Aug 2003
~ Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-16), 22-27 Jun 2003
~ Boron Chemistry, 11-15 Sep 2005

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2004, it might not
be too soon to find out what it takes to make this event IUPAC-sponsored.
For more information, see

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

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2003 Solicitation
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists has been established to encourage
outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers.
The prize will be given for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the
general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word essay.
Deadline: February 1, 2003 - for entrants who receive their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2002.

* It's a Chemical World - A poster competition
In in collaboration with Science Across the World, the CCE Subcommittee on Public Understanding of Chemistry is pleased to announce a poster competition for students between the ages of 10-16, featuring the importance of chemistry in the students daily life.

* IUPAC Materials Initiative
Suggestions, comments, questions regarding IUPAC activities on the
subject of Materials Chemistry should be addressed to Prof. John Corish
<jcorish@tcd.ie>, chairman of the Subcommittee on Materials Chemistry.

* Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation
The latest release of the summary table, dated December 2002, is now
available from the IUPAC Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation web-site at
This version of the summary table supercedes the December 2001 version.
Further additions of data sheets will be announced on the 'recent changes' web-page throughout the year.

* CHF's Fellowships for summer 2003
The Chemical Heritage Foundation plays host to scholars from all parts
of the world through its fellowship and travel grant programs. Through
the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, CHF administers several
different fellowships for both the academic year and the summer.
Research Travel Grants are also available for scholars who want to visit
for a shorter term. - Application deadline extended to 15 February 2003.
<http://www.chemheritage.org/> under 'Fellowships and Travel Grants'.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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