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2000, brief summary
Summary of Minutes of Commission Meeting at Dresden,
Germany, 26-27 July 2000. To begin the meeting, the current agenda
and the minutes of the 1999 meeting held 8-9 August 1999 in Berlin
Future of Commission on Photochemistry
At the end of 2001, the IUPAC Commission on Photochemistry
(III.3) will cease to exist. National Representatives will also cease
to hold positions within IUPAC at this time. Dr. Silvia Braslavsky
will continue thereafter as a member of the Organic Chemistry Division
(the Division in which Commission III.3 resides). She will be the
only member of our community specifically designated to treat issues
and projects related to the photosciences within IUPAC.
As a means to ensure the continued active involvement
of the photosciences community within IUPAC, to maintain an effective
and active dialogue with the greater chemical community that IUPAC
encompasses, and to aid Dr. Braslavsky in her efforts to represent
the photochemical communitys interests within IUPAC, the chairman
will invite the three photochemical societies EPA, JPA, and I-APS
to establish a formally constituted and charged committee to provide
integrated advice and guidance on the state, future direction, and
integration of the photosciences. This committee should identify projects
for future publications in the IUPAC media and the eminent scientists
who could lead such projects.
It is essential that S. Braslavsky be positioned directly
under the Bureau to allow interactions with all Divisions of IUPAC.
She was to submit a strategic plan to the Bureau in September 2000.
Manuscripts Planned to be Submitted to Pure and Applied
A paper entitled 'Organic photochromism' by Henri Bouas-Laurent
and Heinz Dürr will be finalized in the near future to accommodate
the comments by the members of the Commission and by the IDCNS (received
after the meeting on August 10) and will be submitted for publication
as a Technical Report.
A second draft of a paper entitled 'Space- and time-resolved
fluorescence spectroscopy and photochemistry' by H. Yoshikawa and
H. Masuhara was distributed. Comments by Commission members are to
be sent directly to H. Masuhara to reach him until 10 October 2000.
A Technical Report entitled 'Figures of merit for the
technical development and application of advanced oxidation technologies
for both electric- and solar-driven systems' by J. R. Bolton, K. G.
Bircher, W. Tumas, and C. A. Tolman is currently being revised after
A Technical Report by J. R. Bolton on UV disinfection
is in preparation. Projects Inititated or Planned A revised
critical compilation of actinometry standards, including those in
the gas phase and operating in the vacuum ultraviolet region, will
be prepared by A. Braun and E. Oliveros, in collaboration with others
to be named later.
D. Phillips (head), Antonio Tedesco, and others
to be named later will be asked to write a report on 'Photodynamic
A report dealing with 'Supramolecular photochemistry'
will be initiated by V. Ramamurthy (head), V. Balzani, M. Irie,
J. Scheffer, and R. G. Weiss.
A project entitled 'Single molecule spectroscopy'
led by F. de Schryver has been approved (Project No. 2000-012-1-300).
An update to the 'Glossary of terms used in photochemistry'
by J. W. Verhoeven et al., PAC, Vol. 68, pp. 2223-2286 (1996),
will be compiled by A. U. Acuña-Fernandez in collaboration
with Silvia Braslavsky and J. R. Bolton. V. Parmon and A. Fujishima
may contribute topics related to photocatalysis.
D. C. Neckers will submit a proposal entitled
Plans to initiate a report on photolithography
were abandoned; the frontiers of this research are mostly not
in the public domain.
A suggestion by S. Icli to write a report on 'Photochemistry
under concentrated sunlight' was discussed. The topic appeared
not to be suitable for a Technical Report.
Secretary, IUPAC Commission on Photochemistry III.3