Summary of Minutes
of Commission Meeting at IUPAC General Assembly, Berlin, Germany, 7-11
Six members of the Commission on Photochemistry (III.3),
including one observer, met for five days of discussions during the
40th IUPAC General Assembly in Berlin.
During 2000 and 2001, Commission III.3 will continue
to function as before. R. G. Weiss and J. Wirz were elected Chairman
and Secretary, respectively. The Organic Division Committee will have
a Photochemistry Representative, Dr. Silvia Braslavsky. The possibility
of funneling perceived needs and interests of the photochemistry community
from the presidents of the major photosciences professional organizations
through the Divisional Representative was discussed. Meetings concerning
common interests and joint projects were held with the Commissions on
Physical Organic Chemistry (III.2), Colloid and Surface Chemistry Including
Catalysis (I.6), and Chemical Kinetics (I.4).
Reports on the status of ongoing projects in several
areas were received. An excellent draft document on "Photochromism"
was presented by H. Bouas-Laurent and H. Durr. H. Masuhara presented
a first draft of "Highly resolved photochemistry in space and time".
J. R. Bolton presented a version of "Ultraviolet disinfection" that
should be ready for submission to IUPAC before the end of 1999. This
working group carried out all of its interactions by e-mail. The document,
Figures-of-Merit for the Technical Development and Application of
Advanced Oxidation Technologies for both Electric- and Solar-Driven
Systems, already accepted as a technical report by IUPAC, will be
submitted for inclusion as a standard. Future report projects are being
considered in the areas of actinometry (revision of existing document),
photodynamic therapies, photolithography, photopolymers and photopolymerizations,
single molecule detection, glossary of terms (revision of existing document),
supramolecular photochemistry, and glossary of terms in photocatalysis
(with Commission I.6).
Secretary, IUPAC Commission on