e-news, 8 March 2005
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/050308.html>

Welcome to Beijing!
On behalf of the Chinese Chemical Society and the Organizing Committee
for the 40th IUPAC Congress, Chunli Bai warmly invites you to Beijing
this coming August to participate in the Congress and learn of advances
and innovation in Chemistry.

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


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

* April 1st deadline
IUPAC members planning to go to the General Assembly this coming August
should return their Participation Questionnaire to the Secretariat no
later than 1 Apr 2005. The same deadline applies for the Congress
registration at a discounted rate.

* New Online Submission and Peer Review System for PAC
An online submission and peer-review system has been implemented for
Pure and Applied Chemistry. The new web-based workflow for manuscript
handling will enable Scientific Editor James Bull to implement peer
review of manuscripts from IUPAC-sponsored conferences and also provides
support to John Lorimer and Bernado Herold, editors of IUPAC
recommendations and technical reports and respectively chairman and
secretary of the Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature
and Symbols.

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2006 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, 2006 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2005.


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

* Chemistry of Natural Products and Biodiversity
Bioresources have tremendous potential to lead to the development of new
pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and agrochemicals. An impressive number
of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources, particularly
from plants. Besides plant materials, the past century has seen an
increasing role played by microorganisms in the production of
antibiotics and other drugs for the treatment of serious diseases. More
recently, marine organisms have proved to be a rich source of novel
bioactive agents. To address these issues, the University of Delhi in
collaboration with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
(CSIR, India) organized a joint meeting of the IUPAC 4th Conference on
Biodiversity and the 23rd Conference on the Chemistry of Natural
Products, which was held 26-31 January 2004 in Delhi. Papers based on
presentations at the Conference constitute a full issue on PAC.
Virinder S. Parmar, conference editor
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. 1-344, 2005


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

* Terminology of Polymers Containing Ionizable or Ionic Groups and of
Polymers Containing Ions

Comments by 31 May 2005

* 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 77(1) 2005

~ Starting with the January 2005 issue, PAC takes part in CrossRef.
To try the basic DOI function, visit www.crossref.org and simply type
for example the following into DOI Resolver: 10.1351/pac200577010119.
This will take you directly to the corresponding PAC abstract page.

* Chemistry International
March-April 2005 online issue
~ Responsible Care in Canada, by Jean Belanger
~ Role Models in Chemistry : Linus Pauling
~ PAC: Citation Highlights 1998-2003
~ Emerging Issues in Developing Countries
~ 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

~ Towards a holistic mechanistic model for reversible addition
fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerizations: Dithiobenzoates as
mediating agents
Philipp Vana
~ Terminology for biomedical (therapeutic) polymers
Michel Vert
~ Uncertainty estimation and figures of merit for multivariate calibration
Alejandro C. Olivieri
~ A joint OPCW - IUPAC project on education and outreach regarding
chemical weapons
Peter W. Atkins
~ Public understanding of science: identifying IUPAC's niche
Peter Mahaffy
~ IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI): promotion and extension
Alan McNaught
~ A database of water transitions from experiment and theory
Jonathan Tennyson


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

> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conferences website are all
compiled and accessible from ...

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Chemical Education, 12-17 Aug 2006
~ Coordination Chemistry, 13-18 Aug 2006
~ Bangladesh Workshop on Origins and Remediation of Groundwater
Contamination by Arsenic, Dec 2005
~ Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 13-16 Sep 2005
~ Agriculture, 6-9 Dec 2005
~ Chemical Thermodynamics, 27 June - 2 July 2005
~ Analytical Sciences, 25-30 June 2006
~ Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 16-20 Oct 2006
~ Ionic Polymerization, 23-28 Oct 2005

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2006 or later, it
is 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 -- - - - - -

Say it like 'yak' - YACs are not the usual long-haired humped Tibetan
ox, but nevertheless these Young Ambassadors for Chemistry are finding
ways to make lasting impressions ... thanks to Lida Schoen for her
leadership in a project that supports science and language teachers and
their involvement in the public understanding of chemistry.

* Aq-Solutions
Wouldn't it be nice to have in one piece of software all the tools and
programs to analyze the quantitative treatment of equilibria in
solution? You can have it - Aq-Solutions includes programs for the
quantitative correction of stability constants for ionic strength
changes and temperature changes, for the calculation of gas
solubilities, for speciation and for titration simulations.

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 Kinetic Data web site - 20 Feb 2005 updates
The I2 + hv data sheet is now available (PI7);
Minor changes to HOx_VOx data sheet numbers 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59;
Minor changes to ROO 27 & 33, and P22 (pinonaldehyde photolysis).

* ICSTI report
Wendy Warr reports on the 2004 General Assembly meeting of the
International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)

* Redefinition of the kilogram
Ian Mills and co-authors review the advantages of redefining the
kilogram and the alternative forms that a new definition might take. See
full text published in Metrologia 2005, 42, pp 71-80.

* Chemical Safety
The IFCS Forum IV Video entitled: "Chemical Safety in a Vulnerable
World" is now available on the IFCS web site. You can either watch the
video or download it. If you need further information, please contact
the IFCS Secretariat at ifcs@who.int

* Radiochemistry Scholarships 2005
April 1st, 2005 deadline

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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