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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

 

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* 2006 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
The call for nominations for the next Thieme-IUPAC Prize is now open; deadline 9 December 2005. The Thieme-IUPAC Prize will be awarded at ICOS 16 in Merida, Mexico, June 2006.
<http://www.iupac.org/news/Thieme_prize.html>

* Samsung Funds IUPAC Programs for Young Chemists
<http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2005/2704/iw3_samsung.html>

* Vice President's Critical Assessment 2005, Prof. B. R. Henry
<http://www.iupac.org/news/archives/2005/vpca_henry.html>

* The GA in Beijing
Information on the 42nd General Assembly, including Council Agenda and nominations of Officers and Bureau Members
<http://www.iupac.org/symposia/conferences/ga05/index.html>

* Minutes of the 132nd Meeting of the Executive Committee
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 16-17 April 2005
<http://www.iupac.org/news/archives/2005/132_ec.html>

 


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

* Photochemistry
The context of increasing diversity in topics and specializations in a mature science such as photochemistry is reflected in this issue of PAC. The contributors include some of the plenary and invited lectures of the XXth IUPAC symposium held 17-22 July 2004, in Granada, Spain.
Conference Editor: H. Garcia
Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 77, No. 6, pp. 925-1085, 2005
<http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2005/7706/index.html>

* Bio-Based Polymers
There is an ever-increasing demand for manufacturing plastics out of sustainable resources, because raw materials derived from fossil fuels are rather limited. Bio-based polymers can make excellent candidates for such materials, and they can contribute to the well-being of humankind by preserving the earth from nondegraded plastics waste. In this regard, it was timely and meaningful that the 8th World Conference on Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics (BDPP8, Seoul, June 2004)) was held to discuss current issues and the most recent advances in biodegradable and bio-based polymers and plastics. This volume of MS contains selected papers on six different topics, namely, microbial poly(hydroxy alkanoate)s, poly(lactic acid)s, biodegradable polyesters and polyurethanes, hydrogels and biomedical applications, blends and processing, and microbial degradation.
Conference Editors: S. S. Im, Y. H. Kim, J. S. Yoon, and I.-J. Chin
Macromolecular Symposia Vol. 224, pp. 1-376, 2005
<http://www.iupac.org/publications/macro/2005/224_contents.html>

 


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

* Graphical Representation of Configuration
Comments by 31 July 2005
<http://www.iupac.org/reports/provisional/abstract05/brecher_310705.html>

 


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

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 77(6) 2005
<http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2005/7706/index.html>

* Chemistry International
July-Aug 2005 online issue
<http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2005/2704/index.html>

~ The International Chemistry Olympiad by Jan Apotheker
~ Public Images of Chemistry by Nicole J. Moreau
~ IUPAC History Preserved: Processing Addenda to the Records of IUPAC by Andrew Mangravite
~ 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 -- - - - - -

<http://www.iupac.org/projects/index.html>

> Recently initiated projects
<http://www.iupac.org/projects/new_projects.html>

~ Terminology and measurement techniques of starch components
Melissa Fitzgerald
~ Definitions of terms relating to individual macromolecules, their assemblies, and dilute polymer solutions
Taihyun Chang

 


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

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

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
<http://www.iupac.org/symposia/recent_sp.html>

~ Polymers and Organic Chemistry, 2-7 July 2006
~ Neurotoxic Metals, 16-17 June 2006
~ Green Chemistry, 10-15 September 2006
~ Biodiversity & Natural Products, 23-28 July 2006
~ Macromolecules, 16-21 July 2006
~ Novel Materials, 17-20 Oct 2005
~ Heterocyclic Chemistry (FloHet), 12-15 Mar 2006

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2006 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" <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>

 


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

* 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.
<http://www.iupac.org/news/prize.html>

* IUPAC Kinetic Data web site - erratum
An error in the summary table for the HO + CO reaction has been reported. The original expression in the summary table 1.44x10-13 ( 1 + [N2]/4x10-19 ) is incorrect. The correct expression should be 1.44x10-13 ( 1 + [N2]/4x10+19). The data sheet for the reaction is correct.
<http://www.iupac-kinetic.ch.cam.ac.uk>

* Numbering of Fullerenes (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)
World Wide Web version prepared by G. P. Moss
<http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/fullerene2/>

* Chemically Related Activities in China
The American Chemical Society Office of International Activities periodically prepares reports about the chemical enterprise in selected countries around the world. The purpose of these reports is to help scientists, institutions, and industry understand the landscape in particular countries. A new report on China was recently posted on chemistry.org/international.
~ extracted from The ACS International E-Newsletter
<http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/
acsdisplay.html?DOC=CRA\Asia\chinasum.html
>


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Fabienne Meyers
email: <fabienne@iupac.org>
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