IUPAC e-news, 29 November 2007
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/071129.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


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

PRIZES, PRIZES, and more PRIZES ....

* Performance Materials: a New Award
Under a recently signed agreement, the IUPAC Polymer Division and DSM Innovation Center B.V. will organize a symposium on performance materials to be held during each biennial IUPAC World Polymer Congress. A Performance Materials Award in the amount of EUR 50 000 also will be presented during one of the plenary sessions of the congress program at each symposium.

* 2008 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
The call for nominations for the next Thieme-IUPAC Prize is now open; deadline 7 December 2007. The Thieme-IUPAC Prize will be awarded at ICOS-17 in Daejeon, Korea, in June 2008.

* 2008 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry
The 2008 IUPAC-Richter Prize will be presented in June 2008 during the ACS 32nd National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium in Pittsburg, PA, USA, where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research.
Call for Nominations is now open; deadline 31 December 2007.

* 2008 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists has been established to encourage outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers. Complete applications must be received at the IUPAC Secretariat by 1 February 2008.

* IUPAC to Support the International Chemistry Olympiad


* 135th Meeting of the Executive Committee

* 44th IUPAC Council

# 84th and 85th Bureau

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


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

* Green-Sustainable Chemistry
In recent times, in fact, the difference between sustainable chemistry and green chemistry is becoming more evident. Sustainable chemistry envisages an industrial involvement and promotion with the aim of achieving fewer pollutant processes and more valuable products, maintaining, at the same time, profits. Whereas green chemistry is more innovative because it is not necessarily connected to profits, it involves fundamental aspects and does not aim automatically at an industrial process. There is a great need to create a new type of chemistry focused on a new production system and utilization of chemical derivatives, in order to prepare the younger generation to reach a greener future. Following this scenario, this special issue has been planned with the aim of extending the knowledge on green chemistry, not disregarding, however, the industrial interest.
PAC Special Topic Issue based on lectures presented at the 1st International IUPAC Conference on Green-Sustainable Chemistry, held in Dresden, Germany, 10-15 September 2006.
James R. Bull, Scientific Editor
Pietro Tundo, Conference Chairman
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 11, pp. 1831-2100 (2007)

* High Temperature Materials Chemistry
Selection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on High Temperature Materials Chemistry (HTMC-XII) which took place at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 17-22 September 2006. Conference Editors: Adolf Mikula and Herbert Ipser
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 79, No. 10, pp. 1635-1778 (2007)

* Global Climate Change
The monograph, first published in Italian, constitutes one of the early chapters from a senior secondary textbook on "Introduction to Green Chemistry" which will be produced by INCA as part of its Green Chemistry Series. The monograph has gained considerable popularity in Italy, leading to its adoption by many science teachers as a resource for the curriculum. The booklet also has the unique feature of introducing green chemistry to secondary school students. It stresses the central role of chemistry in understanding the Global Climate Change issue.
English, Spanish, and Portuguese version
Edited by P. Tundo and Z. Zecchini
INCA, Venice, Italy, July 2007

* Advanced Materials
Polychar, the World Forum for Advanced Materials, focused in 2007 on Polymer Science on the South American continent. POLYCHAR 15 had it home this year in Buzios, Brazil. The meeting in Buzios attracted about 180 participants from 21 countries, many of them from South America, proudly presenting the quality of their science, but also from far-away countries such as Lithuania, South Korea, India, Israel or South Africa.
Edited by M. Hess
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 258, 2007, pp. 1-215

* Functional and Biological Gels and Networks: Theory and Experiments
Polymer Networks 2006, the 18th International Polymer Networks Group Meeting was held in Sheffield, UK, from 3-7 September 2006. The main theme of the conference 'Functional and Biological Gels and Networks: Theory and Experiment' high-lighted a stimulating exchange of the latest research by members of the macromolecular and biological science communities, on topics that cross the boundaries between synthetic, bio- and physical gels and net-works. The scientific program was multi-disciplinary in its content with individual themes on functional and biological gels that ranged from the chemistry, processing, structure and properties of synthetic elastomers, to the molecular and supra-molecular characterisation of gels and net-works, to theory and modelling of gelation and network formation, to nanostructured gels and network nanocomposites as high-performance engineering materials, to bio- and physical gels and networks with applications in the biomedical field, in drug release, cosmetics and in the food industry.
Edited by J. Stanford
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 256, 2007, pp. 1-194



* Representation of configuration in coordination polyhedra and the extension of current methodology to coordination numbers greater than six (IUPAC Technical Report)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(10), 1779-1799, 2007

* Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(10), 1801-1829, 2007


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

* Metrological Traceability of Measurement Results in Chemistry
Comments by 29 February 2008


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 79(10) and (11) 2007

* Chemistry International
November - December 2007 online issue
~ IUPAC in Torino, Italy
~ Radionuclides and Radiochemistry - Part I: Their Role in Society by Mauro L. Bonardi and David S. Moore
~ Nanotechnology — The New Chemistry by Alan Smith
~ Herding AnIMLs - Update on the IUPAC and ASTM Collaboration on Analytical Data Standards by Tony Davies
~ Multiple Uses of Chemicals: Clear Choices or Dodgy Deals? by Alatair Hay
~ and more News, Projects, Publications, etc.

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


> Recently initiated projects:

~ Green Book - Student Version, by Roberto Marquardt
~ Guidelines for reporting of phase equilibrium measurements, by Theo W. de Loos
~ Chemical issues in biomass burning in Sub-Saharan Africa, by Liliana Mammino
~ Translation in Romanian and dissemination of a monograph for Universities and Secondary Schools on "Global Climate Change", by A. Pascariu
~ Solubility data related to industrial processes:
~~ Nitriles C+3: binary and multicomponent systems, by Valerii Sazonov
~~ Mutual solubility of esters with water, by Marian Goral
~~ Solubility of higher alkynes in liquids, by Peter G.T. Fogg
~~ Solubility in systems with lithium and/or sodium nitrates, by Jitka Eysseltova
~ Recommendations for codes of conduct, by Graham S. Pearson
~ Future Energy: Improved, sustainable and clean options for our planet, by Trevor Letcher
~ International harmonized protocol for standard preparation, irradiation and measurement for assuring metrological traceable results in neutron activation analysis, by Peter Bode
~ International tutorial in polymer characterization - POLYCHAR 16, by R.P. Singh


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

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

> Recently sponsored symposia and conferences
~ Macro 2008, 29 June - 4 July 2008
~ Solid State Chemistry, 6-11 July 2008
~ Advanced Materials, 17-21 Feb 2008
~ Solubility Phenomena, 27-31 July 2008
~ Polymer Colloids, 20-24 July 2008
~ Coordination Chemistry, 20-25 July 2008
~ Biodiversity and Natural Products, 13-18 July 2008
~ Photodynamics, 2-8 Feb 2008

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2008 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>

> Review the 2008 calendar and plan for the new year ... it is not too soon!

Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>

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