e-news, 17 November 2004
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/041117.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


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

* IUPAC GA 2005 etc.
Information on the 43rd IUPAC General Assembly is now available; the GA
will be held 13-21 August 2005, in Beijing, China, concurrently with the 40th IUPAC Congress.
The second circular for the Congress -Innovation in Chemistry- is online at <www.iupac-congress05.org.cn> or <www.ccs.ac.cn/IUPAC2005.htm>.
A copy is being mailed with the Nov/Dec issue of Chemistry International. See also opportunities for young observers at

* Element 111 is named roentgenium

* ICSU Grant Program -- 2006 Solicitation


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

* Solution Chemistry
The 28th International Conference on Solution Chemistry was held in
Debrecen, Hungary, on 23-28 August 2003. The program covered a wide area of solution chemistry and was arranged into seven sessions:
thermodynamics, kinetics, and structure of solutions; polymers,
colloids, and interfaces in the solution phase; bioinorganic and
pharmaceutical problems; supramolecular assemblies and nanostructures;
solvents and solutions under extreme conditions; theoretical aspects of
solutions; and analytical and environmental aspects. The main focus of
this conference, compared to that of recent conferences of this series,
clearly indicates a shift toward supramolecular solution chemistry.
These contributions are reflected in several of the papers published in
this issue of PAC.
Symposium Editor: G. Jancsó
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 10 pp. 1809-1919, 2004

* General and Applied Chemistry
The XVII Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry was held on 21-26 September 2003 in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Russia.
Mendeleev Congresses are the main Russian chemical forums. 1200 local
scientists and participants from about 25 countries were treated to an
exciting program of plenary lectures by Profs. A.I. Konovalov, J.-M.
Lehn, A.L. Buchachenko, P. Atkins, S. Hecker, Yu. Ts. Oganessian, Yu. D. Tretyakov, E.N. Kablov, H. Ringsdorf, V.A. Kabanov, S.D. Varfolomeev, R. Noyori, I.P. Beletskaya, V.E. Fortov, and G.B. Elyakov.
For a collection of lectures presented at the XVII Mendeleev Congress,
See Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 9, pp. 1605-1798, 2004
Conference Editors: Oleg M. Nefedov and Nikolay E. Nifantiev

* Pacific Polymer Conference

The 8th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC-8) scientific programs consisted of one symposium on hydrogels and nine sessions on functional and synthetic polymers, natural and green polymers, polymer blends and composites, polymer colloids and interfaces, polymer engineering, processing, and characterization, polymer crystallization and structural development during processing, elastomers and rubbers, macromolecular architecture, and industrial and imaging polymers. All of the selected contributions that are present in this special volume of Macromolecular Symposia are good representatives for manifesting the quality and scientific merit of all of the contributions to the PPC-8.
Symposium Editors, P. Supaphol and S. Tantayanon
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 216, 2004

* Ionic Polymerization
This MS volume contains key papers presented at the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, held in Boston, Massachusetts on June 30 - July 4, 2003. This meeting featured a series of invited and contributed papers and posters, covering the areas of anionic, cationic, and related polymerization processes. The papers dealt with these polymerization systems in the broadest sense, with contributions ranging from new syntheses -- to mechanistic studies -- to applications. The meeting brought together most of the leading experts in this field, from academia and industry, as well as a significant number of younger scientists and students.
Symposium Editors, J.W. Mays and R.F. Storey
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 215, 2004



* Rheological properties and associated structural characteristics of
some aromatic polycondensates including liquid-crystalline polyesters
and cellulose derivatives (IUPAC Technical Report)
J. L. White, L. Dong, P. Han, and M. Laun
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(11), 2027-2049, 2004

* Characterization of polyamides 6, 11, and 12. Determination of
molecular weight by size exclusion chromatography (IUPAC Technical Report)
E. C. Robert, R. Bruessau, J. Dubois, B. Jacques, N. Meijerink, T. Q.
Nguyen, D. E. Niehaus, and W. A. Tobisch
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(11), 2009-2025, 2004

* Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and
multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)
W. J. Work, K. Horie, M. Hess, and R. F. T. Stepto
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(11), 1985-2007, 2004

* Compilation of k0 and related data for NAA in the form of electronic
database (IUPAC Technical Report)
V. P. Kolotov and F. De Corte
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(10), 1921-1925, 2004

* Properties and units in the clinical laboratory sciences. Part XVIII.
Properties and units in clinical molecular biology (IUPAC Technical Report)
P. Soares de Araujo, B. Zingales, P. Alía-Ramos, A. Blanco-Font, X.
Fuentes-Arderiu, C. Mannhalter, K. Varming, S. Bojesen, I. Bruunshuus,
and H. Olesen
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(9), 1799-1807, 2004


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

* Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

Comments by 31 March 2005

* Nomenclature of Cyclic Peptides
Comments by 31 March 2005


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 76(9), (10) and (11) 2004

~ PAC Back issues online
Volumes prior 1998 are currently being restored and made available
online as full text pdf. Do visit PAC index regularly for an updated

* Chemistry International
November-December 2004 online issue
~ President's column, by Leiv K. Sydnes
~ An Overview of the International Council for Science by C. Smith
and T. Rosswall
~ Women in Chemistry - Her Lab in Your Life by J. McIlvain
~ and more News, Projects, Publications, etc.

If you are interested in writing a feature article for the IUPAC news
magazine, contact <fabienne@iupac.org>. CI readership of about 9000
includes IUPAC members and affiliates, and individual subscribers from
more than 60 countries.


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


> Recently initiated projects

~ Critically evaluated propagation rate coefficients for free-radical
polymerization of water-soluble monomers polymerized in the aqueous phase
Igor Lacík

~ Categorizing hydrogen bonding and other intermolecular interactions
Elangannan Arunan and Steve Scheiner

~ IUPAC-UNESCO-UNIDO Safety Training Program and Workshop (Beijing,
China during 40th IUPAC Congress, Aug 2005)
Mark C. Cesa


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

> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conferences website are all
compiled and accessible from ... <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/index.html>

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry, 31 July - 5 Aug 2005
~ Radiochemistry, 17-21 Oct 2005
~ Analytical Chemistry, 12-18 Sep 2005
~ Novel Aromatic Compounds, 14-18 Aug 2005
~ Plasma Chemistry, 7-12 Aug 2005
~ Nanostructured Advanced Materials, 5-9 Sep 2005
~ Nuclear Analytical Methods, 17-22 Apr 2005
~ Pesticide Chemistry, 6-11 Aug 2006
~ Geen Chemistry, 10-13 Jan 2006

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2005 or later, it
might not be too soon to find out what it takes to make this event
IUPAC-sponsored. For more info, check the "Application for IUPAC
Sponsorship" <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>


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

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2005 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, 2005 - for entrants that receive their
Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2004.

* PAC in CAS Science Spotlight

Regular and sponsored affiliates could renew now their membership for 2005

Chemistry teachers who want to enhance their presentations and
classnotes with clean and simple illustrations will now find the entire
contents of the CDs online.
IUPAC acknowledges the generous and continuous financial support of
UNESCO towards the dissemination of DIDAC.

The International Organization for Biotechnology and Bioengineering,
chaired this year by Jacky Eng-Leong Foo, has unveiled a brand new
site, including a "Wiki", or a "WikiWikiWeb".

* IUPAC search engine survey
Sean Slovney, who has been working on our website for the last 10 months is completing a survey on the IUPAC search engine; Sean contributed earlier this year to the implementation of this search engine. The survey is online and should not take more than 10 minutes; your participation will be entirely confidential and voluntary.
Enter survey at <http://www.ibiblio.org/epyon/survey/>

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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