IUPAC e-news, 1 August 2006
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/060801.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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* Safety Training Program - Call for Host Companies
The Program enables safety experts from developing countries to learn about safety and environmental protective measures by visiting and working in plants of Companies established in industrialized countries. Companies that can offer their support by hosting a fellow are invited to contact Mark Cesa at <mark.cesa@innovene.com>.

* Cooperation with UNESCO
IUPAC and the Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences of UNESCO -the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization— signed a Memorandum on Cooperation in Pure and Applied Chemistry. The two organizations, which have a history of close and successful cooperation, will focus their joint activities on capacity building and information sharing in Africa.

... more news at <http://www.iupac.org/news/index.html>


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* Solution Chemistry
Chemical and physical processes in biological systems take place in an aqueous environment, and understanding of the properties of solutions is of major importance for advancements in science. Similarly, this holds true for many technologies, where solutions and liquids are in contact with various materials. All this makes the chemistry and physics of solutions one of the most important topics of physical chemistry. This issue of PAC offers an overview of the recent advances in this area of science as they were presented at the 29th International Conference on Solution Chemistry held in Portoroz, Slovenia, 20-25 August 2005.
Conference Editors: V. Vlachy and M. Bester-Rogac
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 8, pp. 1559-1617, 2006

* Carotenoids
The first International Symposium on Carotenoids took place in
Trondheim, Norway in 1966, and such meetings have continued at
three-year intervals since then. Over that period of almost 40 years,
the carotenoids field has expanded tremendously and diversified into
many fields of study, especially human nutrition and health. There have
also been continued advances in our understanding of the roles of
carotenoids in photosynthesis and photochemistry, the regulation of
their formation, de novo chemical synthesis, and the analytical
techniques available for detailed structural analyses. The seven
articles that appear in this PAC issue embody the themes discussed at
the 14th Symposium held in July 2005.
Conference Editors: Richard J. Cogdell and Peter M. Bramley
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 8, pp. 1477-1557, 2006

* Boron Chemistry
The presentations at IMEBORON-XII covered all aspects of boron chemistry
including theoretical studies, synthetic methods of organic and
inorganic boron compounds, novel molecular structures, application of
organic and inorganic boron compounds to organic synthesis as catalysts
or as reagents, medicinal applications, and creation of new materials
(liquid crystals, supramolecular clusters, nanocylinders, molecular
electronic devices, nanomachines, ceramics, etc.). Not only
distinguished senior members of the boron community, but also young
boron chemists took an active part in the conference. Not only
traditional boron chemistry, but also new evolving research areas of
boron chemistry were presented. A selection of the invited contributions
is presented in the 14 papers in PAC issue.
Conference Editor: Yoshinori Yamamoto
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 7, pp. 1299-1453, 2006

* Advanced Polymers, Composites and Technologies
This issue of Macromolecular Symposia is focusing on papers presented in
the field of synthesis, characterization and technology of modified
polymer systems and aims to increase the interaction and synergy of
understanding between wide areas of polymer sciences. Therefore, it
represents a valuable choice of recent results in a multidisciplinary area.
Symposium Editors: Gy. J. Marosi, T. Czigány
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 239, 2005, pp. 1-265



* Standards, calibration, and guidelines in microcalorimetry. Part 2.
Calibration standards for differential scanning calorimetry (IUPAC
Technical Report)
Giuseppe Della Gatta, Michael J. Richardson, Stefan M. Sarge, and Svein
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(7), 1455-1476, 2006


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

* Guidelines for Potentiometric Measurements in Suspensions - Practical
pH Measurements in Soil Suspension
Comments by 30 Sep 2006

* Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology - Expanded and Revised from
"Glossary for Chemists of Terms Used in Toxicology" (IUPAC
Recommendations 1993)
Comments by 30 Sep 2006


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 78(7) and (8) 2006

* Chemistry International
July-August 2006 online issue
~ The Ice that Burns by Barbara Maynard
~ Science Across the World by Marianne Cutler
~ The Irrationality of Being: Fear of All Snakes, Spiders, . . . and
Chemicals by David A. Evans
~~ Chemists’ Understanding of the Public by Peter Mahaffy
~ 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.


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> Recently initiated projects

~ Biophysico-chemical processes involving natural nonliving organic
matter in environmental systems, by Nicola Senesi
~ Critical review of available methods to predict VOC emission
potentials for pesticide formulations, by Laura L. McConnell
~ Securing and structural updating of information in the NPU coding
system and its environment, by Ulla Magdal
~ Mapping of IFCC-IUPAC laboratory coding system to SNOMED CT, by Ulla
~ Glossary of terms used in ecotoxicology, by Monica Nordberg
Adjustment, estimation and uses of equilibrium reaction constants in
aqueous solution, by Igor V. Sukhno
Determination of selenomethionine in selenized yeast supplements, by
Zoltan Mester
~ Trace elements analysis: role of grain size distribution in solid
reference materials, by Maria Belli


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> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conference websites are all
compiled and accessible here...

> Coming up in the next 3 months:
~ 6-11 Aug, 11th International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry
~ 7-10 Aug, First International Environmental Best Practices
~ 12-17 Aug, 19th International Conference on Chemical Education
~ 13-18 Aug, 37th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
~ 20-25 Aug, XVIII International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry
~ 20-25 Aug, 20th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
~ 3-7 Sept, Functional and Biological Gels and Networks
~ 3-8 Sept, International Symposium on Radical Polymerization
~ 9-13 Sept, 9th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences
~ 10-15 Sept, First International IUPAC Conference on Green-Sustainable
~ 18-22 Sept, 12th International Conference on High Temperature
Materials Chemistry
~ 27-29 Sept, Occupational Health and Safety Management in East Africa
~ 10-13 Oct, Advanced Polymers for Emerging Technologies
~ 16-20 Oct, 27th Latin American Congress on Chemistry and 6th
International Congress of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2007 or later, it
is not too soon to find out what it takes to make this event
IUPAC-sponsored. For more info, check the "Application for IUPAC
Sponsorship" at <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>


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

* COCI Corner
The current issue of Chem Int introduces a new feature called the “COCI
Corner,” where COCI (the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry and Industry) will
present the committee’s work on topics of urgency to IUPAC and the
chemical industry. In the first installment, Mark Cesa, Chairman,
introduces COCI programs, and David Evans, Past Chairman, exposes his
fear of snakes ...

* Teamwork
The 12th issue of 'TEAMWORK', the Newsletter for the IUPAC Analytical
Chemistry Division has been released. Presently edited by Ales Fajgelj,
the newsletter is designed to keep members informed about Division
activities and about significant new opportunities or policy
developments within IUPAC.

* Système International d’Unités - SI Brochure
The ‘Bureau International des Poids et Mesures’ has released the 8th edition of this publication, commonly called the SI Brochure, which defines and presents the Système International d’Unités, the SI (known in English as the International System of Units). This Brochure is published as a hard copy and is also available in electronic form.

* Public Image of Chemistry
HYLE, The International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, has published a special issue on "The Public Image of Chemistry".
Part 1 (HYLE, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006) edited by J. Schummer, B.
Bensaude-Vincent, and B. Van Tiggelen

* Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Atmospheric Studies
The NASA Panel for Data Evaluation announced the publication of the
document "Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Atmospheric
Studies," JPL Publication 06-2. JPL06-2 is available as a free download

* Evaluated Kinetic and Photochemical Data for Gas Phase Reactions
A fourth volume on evaluated data for reactions of organo-halogen
species is in preparation.

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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