e-news, 14 March 2003
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/030314.html>

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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* Financial Support for Conferences
There are now two new programs to support conferences in New Directions
in Chemistry and Conferences in Developing and Economically
Disadvantaged Countries

* GA Participation Questionnaire and Schedule
The IUPAC General Assembly will be held from August 9-17; it is usually
the occasion for meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union,
specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division Committees, and Standing
Committees. Please return the Participation Questionnaire no later than
1 April 2003 !!
> Schedule - a final version, with room assignment, will also be
distributed to all delegates at on-site registration.

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

* Special topic articles featuring the 2002 Winners of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists

Invited to prepare a short peer-reviewed review article, the four 2002
winners have all agreed to contribute to this special publication:
- J.J.L.M. Cornelissen, "Hierarchical transfer of stereochemical
information in synthetic macromolecules"
- J. Kim, "Assemblies of conjugated polymers: Intermolecular and
intramolecular effects on the photophysical properties of conjugated
- S.K. Pushpan, "Aromatic core-modified expanded porphyrinoids with
meso-aryl substitutents"
- S. Lorkowski, "ABCG subfamily of human ATP-binding cassette proteins,
and P. Cullen"
These articles are published in Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 11, pp.
2021-2081 (2002); preface by Dr. Alan Hayes, IUPAC Past President and
Chairman of the Prize Committee. Publication was coordinated by Prof.
James Bull, PAC scientific editor.

* Solid State Chemistry
The majority of the plenary lectures presented at the 5th Conference on
Solid State Chemistry (SSC 2002), (Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-12 July 2002)
are published in this issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
The topics cover almost all branches of modern solid-state chemistry,
which attract the interest of scientists and producers of new materials
and technologies. Topics include advanced synthesis and characterization
techniques of materials; structure and electron structure of solids;
chemistry of glasses; novel inorganic materials; layered compounds,
clathrates, and intercalates; and deposited films and surface chemistry.
Conference Chairman: Pavol Sajgalík
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 11, p. pp. 2083-2168 (2002)

* Impact of scientific developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention
IUPAC was asked to provide advice on scientific and technological
advances that might influence future operation of the CWC. A workshop
was held in Bergen, Norway in July 2002 to examine the impact of
scientific developments on the CWC. A number of eminent scientists
described advances in various areas of the chemical sciences, and the 79
participants from 34 countries discussed the implications for the
implementation of the CWC.
The papers compiled for this publication are based on most of the
lectures presented at the workshop and provide an unusual insight into a
number of diverse modern technologies that are finding a wide variety of
applications, including potential applications to the chemical weapons
area. In addition, a report giving IUPAC 's findings and conclusions,
was provided to OPCW and is reproduced as a Technical Report.
Workshop Editor: Edwin D. Becker
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No. 12, p. 2229-2352 (2002)

* Organic Synthesis
This publication resulting from the 14th International Conference on
Organic Synthesis (ICOS-14) (Christchurch, New Zealand, 14-18 July 2002)
covers a broad subject matter including the synthesis of bioactive
molecules, combinatorial chemistry, stereoselective synthesis, green
chemistry, metal-mediated synthesis, and automation in synthesis.
Conference Editor: Andrew Abell
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 1-70 (2003)

* Polymer Membranes
The Proceedings presented at the 41st Microsymposium of the Prague
Meetings on Macromolecules( July 16-19, 2001 Prague, Czech Republic)
comprised 8 main and 20 special lectures by prestigious experts, and 74
poster contributions. Particular attention was paid to the following
topics: (a) conductive polymer membranes, (b) polymer electrolyte
membranes for fuel cells, (c) gas separation membranes, (d) membrane
hybrid systems, and (e) polymer membranes for separation of biological
Symposium Editor: Jaroslav Kohovec
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 188, 2002, pp. 1-165

* Polymer Science Insights
This issue of Macromolecular Symposia contains review articles written
by the researchers who gave the plenary lectures at the "Congresso
Brasileiro de Polímeros" Gramado, Brazil, November 11-15, 2001.
Symposium Editor: Marco-Aurelio De Paoli
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 189, 2002, pp. 1-141

* Scattering Methods for the Investigation of Polymers
This volume of Macromolecular Symposia includes the proceedings of the
20th Discussion Conference organized as the 60th meeting in the series
of the Prague Meetings in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry,
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, on July 9-12, 2001.
Conference Editor: Jaroslav Kahovec
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 190, 2002, pp. 1-200

* Acetonitrile Binary Systems
IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series 78
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp.
989-1133, 2002

* Atmospheric Deposition and its Impact on Ecosystems
This special 170-page proceedings volume includes some of the papers
presented at a Symposium held in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 5-6, 2000. The
event brought together about 70 internationally recognized experts from
USA, Europe, the Mediterranean Region, and Israel, and was organized
with the support of IUPAC, Israel Ministry of the Environment, Israel
Ministry of Science, Israel Chemical Society and the Institute of Soil,
Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO.
Editors: R. Van Grieken and Y. Shavah


* Measurement of pH. Definition, standards, and procedures (IUPAC
Recommendations 2002), R. P. Buck, S. Rondinini, A. K. Covington, F. G.
K. Baucke, C. M. A. Brett, M. F. Camoes, M. J. T. Milton, T. Mussini, R.
Naumann, K. W. Pratt, P. Spitzer, and G. S. Wilson
Pure Appl. Chem. 74(11), 2169-2200, 2002

* Use of the term "recovery" and "apparent recovery" in analytical
procedures (IUPAC Recommendations 2002), D. T. Burns, K. Danzer, and A.
Pure Appl. Chem. 74(11), 2201-2205, 2002

* Critical evaluation of stability constants of phosphonic acids (IUPAC
Technical Report). Errata Pure Appl. Chem. 73, 1641-1677 (2001).
Pure Appl. Chem. 74(11) 2227, 2002

* Critical evaluation of stability constants and thermodynamic functions
of metal complexes of crown ethers (IUPAC Technical Report), F.
Arnaud-Neu, R. Delgado, and S. Chaves
Pure Appl. Chem. 75(1), 71-102, 2003

* Critical evaluation of the chemical properties of the transactinide
elements (IUPAC Technical Report), J.V. Kratz
Pure Appl. Chem. 75(1), 103-108, 2003

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

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

* Recommendation for the Naming of Element of Atomic Number 110
Comments by 30 June 2003

* Definitions of Terms Relating To Reactions of Polymers and to
Functional Polymeric Materials
Comments by 31 July 2003

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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
Online contents of 74(11) and 74(12), 2002 and 75(1), 2003

* Chemistry International
March-April 2003 online issue
~ Secretary General's Column
~ New Directions for CHEMRAWN
~ Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
~ and News, Projects, Publications, etc.

* Chemical Education International
from vol 3, 2002
~ Encouraging Independent Chemistry Learning through Multimedia Design
Experiences, by O. Agapova, L. Jones, A. Ushakov, A. Ratcliffe, M.A.
Varanka Martin

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


> Projects info
The Project Review Procedure and the Advice for Project Reviewers have
been updated in January 2003.

> Recently initiated projects
~ A IUPAC coordinated web page on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, by P.
Tundo and D. Black
~ Recommended values of the viscosity of molten iron and aluminum, by
W.A. Wakeham
~ Interdisciplinary harmonised approach to metrological traceability of
chemical measurement results, by P. De Bièvre
~ Postgraduate course in polymer science, by P. Kratochvil
~ Data exchange standard for near infrared spectra and general
spectroscopic calibration data types, by G. Downey
~ Chemical thermodynamics in industry, by T.M. Letcher
~ Revision of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, by A.D. Jenkins
~ Impact of transgenic crops on the use of agrochemicals and the
environment, by G. Kleter
~ CHEMRAWN XVI - Innovation in the chemical industry: the way from pure
to applied chemistry, by M.J. Droescher
* Solubility data of compounds relevant to human health

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
~ Medicinal Chemistry, 14-17 Oct 2003
~ Molecular Characterization of Polymers, 24-28 Aug 2003
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 9-10 Mar 2004
~ Macromolecules, 14-17 Jul 2003
~ Chemistry in Africa, 2-7 Aug 2004
~ Chemical Thermodynamics, 17-21 Aug 2004
~ Chemical Education, 3-8 Aug 2004
~ Bioinorganic Chemistry, 7-11 Jul 2003
~ Chemistry of Vanadium, 3-5 Sep 2004
~ Polymers and Organic Chemistry, 18-23 Jul 2004
~ Pacific Polymer Conference, 24-27 Nov 2003

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 -- - - - - -

* 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.

* Boletín Electrónico Latinoamericano
This new electronic publication edited by Dr. Bradley Miller of the
International Activities Office of the ACS brings you by e-mail news in
Spanish not only from ACS projects and publications, but also news from
Latin America, and, for example, notices of meetings in various
Latin American countries.
For more information, or to sign up, e-mail Brad Miller at

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email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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