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There were 440 participants at the IUPAC General Assembly in Torino,
Italy. Of that number, 345 were members of IUPAC bodies, 32 were invited
Observers, and 111 were Council Delegates from 43 National Adhering
Organizations. The Round
Tables Discussions attracted 67 participants, while the World
Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) had 75. The individual totals
are greater than the overall total because a number of Delegates were
also Members of IUPAC bodies. A summary of the actions taken by the
Council and Bureau follows, including the results of the elections for
IUPAC Officers and Bureau Members.
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of the General Assembly published in Nov 2007 Chem. Int.
The results of the election for IUPAC President
for the biennium 2008-9 by Council on 12 August 2007 were as follows:
Prof. Jung-Il Jin (Korea) 74
Dr. Anders Kallner (Sweden) 28
Prof. Nicole Moreau (France) 33
Prof. Jin therefore will be IUPAC President for 2008-9.
- The results of the election for IUPAC Vice President for
the biennium 2008-9 by Council on 12 August 2007 were as follows:
Prof. Nicole Moreau (France) 123
Prof. Moreau therefore will be IUPAC Vice President and President
elect for 2008-9.
- The results of the election for IUPAC Secretary General
for 2008-11 by Council on 12 August 2007 were as follows:
Prof. David StC. Black (Australia) 133
Prof. Black therefore will be IUPAC Secretary General for 2008-11.
- The results of the election for IUPAC Treasurer for 2008-11
by Council on 12 August 2007 were as follows:
Prof. John Corish (Ireland) 132
Prof. Corish therefore will be IUPAC Treasurer for 2008-11.
- The Bureau at its meting on 8 August approved a motion to set
the number of Elected Members of the Bureau for 2008-9 at ten.
The 6. The results of the election for Members
of the Bureau for the term 2008-11 by Council 12 August 2007 were
as follows (four positions vacant):
Prof. Dusan Berek (Slovakia) 22
Prof. Giuseppe Della Gatta (Italy) 12
Prof. Vladyslav Goncharuk (Ukraine) 16
Prof. Minoru Isobe (Japan) 68
Prof. Anders Kallner (Sweden) 99
Prof. Venceslav Kaucic (Slovenia) 63
Prof. Werner Klein (Germany) 86
Prof. Ram S. Lamba (Puerto Rico) 80
Prof. Natalia Tarasova (Russia) 102
The following were therefore elected as Members of the Bureau
Dr. Kallner, Prof. Klein, Prof. Lamba, and Prof. Tarasova.
- The following Elected Members of the Bureau were elected to the
Executive Committee by the Bureau on 12 August 2007:
Prof. C. Bai, Prof. S. Chandrasekaran, and Dr. E. Reichmanis.
- The Election of the following officers of Division Committees
was approved by Council:
· Physical and Biophysical Chemistry (Division I): Michel
J. Rossi (Switzerland)
· Inorganic Chemistry (II): Kazuyuki
· Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (III): Pietro
· Polymer (IV): Christopher
K. Ober (USA))
· Analytical Chemistry (V): Ales
· Chemistry and the Environment (VI): Nicola
· Chemistry and Human Health (VII): Douglas
· Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation (VIII):
Gerard P. Moss
· Division I: A.
James McQuillan (New Zealand)
· Division II: Robert
· Division III:
· Division IV: tba
· Division V: Walter
· Division VI: none for 2008-9
· Division VII: tba
· Division VIII: Richard
Hartshorn (New Zealand)
· Division I: Ruth
M. Lynden-Bell (UK)
· Division II: Leonard
· Division III: Mary
· Division IV: Michael
· Division V: D.
Brynn Hibbert (Australia)
· Division VI: Willie
J. G. M. Peijnenburg (Netherlands)
· Division VII: Mukund
S. Chorgade (USA)
· Division VIII: Ture
- Council approved the appointment of Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts,
LLP, of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as IUPAC Auditors for 2005
- Council approved the Budget for 2008-9, including an increase
in the total National Subscriptions of 3 % per annum.
- Council approved the suspension of NAO status for those NAOs
who have not paid their 2005 and earlier National Subscriptions
until such time as the 2005 and earlier National Subscriptions are
paid. As of 12 August 2007, this action would apply to the National
Adhering Organization for Brazil.
- Council approved the resignation of the Asociacion Quimica Argentina
as the National Adhering Organization of Argentina, with the understanding
that if the AQA reapplies for NAO status the total National Subscription
ARS 29 970.99, payable in USD at the then current exchange rate,
must be paid before Council will consider such application.
- Council approved the application of the Asociacion Quimica Argentina
for Associate National Adhering Organization status, to be effective
when the annual fee of USD 250 is paid.
- Council approved the request to change the National Adhering Organization
of Korea from the Korean Chemical Society to the Korean Federation
of Science and Technology Societies.
- Council approved National Adhering Organization status for the
- Sociedad Cubana de Química
- Chemical Society of Ethiopia
- Programa de Desarrollo de Ciencias Básicas (Uruguay)
- Council approved the application of the Federación Latinoamericana
de Asociaciones Químicas for Associated Organization status.
- Council considered proposals from the Colegio de Quimicos de Puerto
Rico and the Turkish Chemical Society to hold the 2011 Congress
and General Assembly. The results of the ballot were as follows:
Colegio de Quimicos de Puerto Rico 78
Turkish Chemical Society 59
The planned dates are 30 July-5 August for the General Assembly
and 2-7 August for the Congress.
Rico presentation (link added on 29 Aug 07)
- Council approved the continuation of
- Commission I.1: Commission on Physicochemical Symbols, Terminology
- Commission II.1: Commission on Isotopic Abundance and Atomic Weights,
- IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature.
- Council endorsed the plan to obtain United Nations approval of
2011 as an International Year of Chemistry. [more]
- Council approved the request of the Bureau that the Council delegate
to the Bureau the authority to approve a proposed name for the element
of atomic number 112, providing that there is no controversy after
the Public Comment period.
- Council approved a proposed Press release by the Commission on
Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights announcing the following
changes in atomic weights and isotopic abundances:
- nickel from 58.6934 +/- 0.0002 to 58.6934 +/- 0.0004
- zinc from 65.409 +/- 0.004 to 65.38 +/- 0.02
- molybdenum from 95.94 +/- 0.02 to 95.96 +/- 0.02
- ytterbium from 173.04 +/- 0.03 to 173.054 +/- 0.005
- lutetium from 174.967 +/- 0.001 to 174.9668 +/- 0.0001
- isotope ratio 40Ar/36Ar
changed from 296.03 +/- 0.53 to 298.56 +/- 0.31.
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