Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.2, March 2000

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Reports from Commissions

Commission on Photochemistry (III.3)

Summary of Minutes of Commission Meeting at IUPAC General Assembly, Berlin, Germany, 7-11 August 1999

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).

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Richard Weiss
Secretary, IUPAC Commission on Photochemistry III.3


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