e-news, 24 May 2004
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/040524.html>

In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Recent IUPAC reports & recommendations
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New pages on iupac.org
~ Projects Front
~ IUPAC-sponsored Events
~ Beakers & Flasks


- - - - - -- SHORTCUT to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -

* Advancing Worldwide Chemistry -- Biennial Report, 2002-2003
This report lists IUPAC's long-range goals and illustrates actions taken during the last two years toward meeting those goals.
A copy was mailed as an insert to Chem. Int. May-June 2004. Additional printed copies are available per request at the IUPAC Secretariat.

* CCE Seeks Expressions of Interest in Hosting the International Conference on Chemical Education


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

* Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis
The 12th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS-12) was held in Ontario, Canada, from 6-10 July 2003. This conference reflected the current state-of-the-art in organometallic chemistry as it is used in organic synthesis. The themes of these lectures included asymmetric synthesis using organometallic reagents, design of new catalysts for organic synthesis, new C-C and C-heteroatom bond-forming reactions, structural and mechanistic aspects of organometallic chemistry, and organometallics in materials research. A perusal of the list of plenary, invited, and short-talk lectures from scientists around the world highlights the strength, diversity, and novelty with which this science is being practiced. A selection of contributions appears in the IUPAC journal.
William Tam, Conference editor
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 453-695, 2004

* Bioinorganic Chemistry
The 2nd Santa María Workshop took place on 7-10 July 2003 in Santa María del Mar, Havana, Cuba and was devoted to bioinorganic chemistry. The workshop focused on five main areas: metal interaction with DNA and nucleotides, metalloporphyrins, copper compounds, metal nitrosyls, and the influence of genomics on bioinorganic chemistry. A selection of contributions appears in the IUPAC journal.
Roberto Cao, Conference editor
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 2, pp. 321-388, 2004

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - Special PAC topic articles featuring the 2003 Winners
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists seeks to encourage participation of young scientists throughout the world in an annual competition that requires candidates to submit short essays based upon the topic of their Ph.D. studies. Starting in 2002, prizewinners have been invited to submit manuscripts on aspects of their research topics for consideration as short, critical review articles to be published in PAC. Following peer review, the first collection appeared in PAC 74, 2021-2081 (2002), and encouraged the view that it offers sufficient readership appeal to become a regular special topic feature of the journal. The works of the 2003 prizewinners appear in the February 2004 issue of PAC, including the following critical reviews:
~ Photodegradation and Photosensitization in Pharmaceutical Products:
Assessing Drug Phototoxicity, by G. Cosa
~ Recent Developments in the Coordination Chemistry of Stable Free Radicals, by M.T. Lemaire
~ Simulations on Many Scales: The Synapse as an Example, by K. Tai
~ Understanding the Reaction that Powers This World: Biomimetic Studies of Respiratory O2 Reduction by Cytochrome Oxidase, by R. Boulatov
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 76, No. 2, pp. 263-319, 2004



* Terminology for analytical capillary electromigration techniques (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)
M.-L. Riekkola, J. A. Jönsson, and R. M. Smith
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(2), 443-451, 2004

* Determination of trace elements bound to soil and sediment fractions (IUPAC Technical Report)
J. Hlavay, T. Prohaska, M. Weisz, W. W. Wenzel, and G. J. Stingeder
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(2), 415-442, 2004

* Rheological and mechanical properties of poly(a-methylstyrene-co- acrylonitrile)/poly (methylacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) blends in miscible and phase separated regimes of various morphologies. Part IV: Influence of the morphology on the mechanical properties (IUPAC Technical Report)
V. Altstädt, L. de Lucca Freitas, and D. W. Schubert
Pure Appl. Chem. 76(2), 389-413, 2004


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

Provisional recommendations are drafts of IUPAC recommendations on terminology, nomenclature, and symbols made widely available to allow interested parties to comment before the recommendations are finally revised and published in PAC.

~ IUPAC seeks your comments on the following:

* Name and Symbol of the Element with Atomic Number 111

* Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry

* Numbering of fullerenes


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

* New search engine
In addition to the various text-driven options offered on the site, a Google search has recently been implemented ... check it! <http://www.iupac.org/general/index.html>

* Pure and Applied Chemistry
~ Online contents of 76(2) and (3) 2004

* Chemistry International
May-June 2004 online issue
~ Vice president's Column – Extending the role of IUPAC within the worldwide chemistry community, by Bryan R. Henry
~ The Year of Chemistry in Germany, by Holger Bengs and Wolfram Koch
~ Frontiers of Chemical Sciences: Research and Education in the Middle East, by John M. Malin
~ Chemistry Society of Mauritius: A New Society Aims High for its Island Nation and the Indian Ocean Region, by Dhanjay Jhurry
~ The IUPAC Solubility Data Project: A Brief History, by Larry Clever
~ New Best Estimates of the Values of the Fundamental Constants, by Ian Mills
~ 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 -- - - - - -


> Recently initiated projects

~ International research funding in the chemical sciences
Edwin D. Becker
~ Determination of atomic weights using new analytical techniques
Michael Wieser
~ Bio-physical chemistry of fractal structures and processes in environmental systems
Nicola Senesi
~ Graphical representation standards for chemical structure diagrams
William G. Town
~ Quantifying the effects of compound combinations
Joseph Lehár
~ Thermodynamics and non-equilibrium criteria for development and application of supplemented phase diagrams
Horacio R. Corti


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

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

> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Functional and Nano-Systems, 13-17 June 2004

> For other IUPAC Workshops, organized as part of IUPAC Projects
~ Fats, Oils and Oilseeds Analysis and Production, 6-8 Dec 2004
~ Crop Protection Chemistry in Latin America, 14-17 Feb 2005

If you plan to organize a conference or symposium in 2005, it might not be 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 - 2005 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, 2005 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2004.

* Affiliate Members
AMP documents, including certificate and card for 2004-2005, will be mailed with the July-August issue of Chemistry International, and not as in previous years, with the May-June issue.

* Chemistry's contributions to humanity
The feasibility study initiated last year by Ed Przybylowicz continues to make progress. At this time the task group has identified and compiled a list of books, pamphlets and websites, that contain information on the theme of chemical contributions to society. The listing is by no means complete and the task group is soliciting help from all to augment this list or critique it from the standpoint of what is included. See list: <http://www.iupac.org/projects/2003/2003-022-1-020.html>

* Fundamental Constants
In December 2003, new best estimates of the fundamental constants were released. These are compiled and published with the authority of a CODATA committee that exists for this purpose, but in practice they are produced (on this occasion) by Barry Taylor and Peter Mohr at the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

* New Horizons for Science
19th CODATA International Conference, 7-10 November 2004, Berlin, Germany. Contact: Ms. Kathleen Cass, CODATA Secretariat
More information on <http://www.codata.org>

* Younger chemists
The 2004 Younger European Chemists' Conference will be held 25-29 August 2004, in Torino, Italy and in association with Turin University and the Italian Chemical Society.

* Kids and Science
Here is a friendly place where you can take kids for a tour or to visit again

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