IUPAC e-news, 28 March 2006
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/060328.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
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to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -
* MacMillan is
the 2006 Thieme IUPAC Prize awardee
Thieme Publishers and IUPAC in collaboration with the editors of SYNTHESIS,
SYNLETT, Science of Synthesis, and Houben Weyl are pleased to
announce that the 2006 Thieme IUPAC Prize awardee is David W.C. MacMillan
of the California Institute of Technology. The Prize, consisting of
5000 Euros, is awarded every two years on the occasion of the IUPAC
International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS) to a scientist
under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact on the field
of synthetic organic chemistry. The Prize will be presented to David
MacMillan at his Award Lecture on June 13, 2006, at the ICOS-16 Conference
in Meida, Mexico.
* Hosting ICCE
The International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) is a biennial
event planned by the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE). The
19th conference in the series will be held 12-17 August 2006, in Seoul,
Korea. CCE now invites possible hosts for the 2010 conference. A letter
expressing interest should be sent to Peter G. Mahaffy, CCE chairman.
* Safety Training
Program - Call for Applicants
Making the world a bit safer, safety experts from developing countries
have an opportunity to visit and work in plants of IUPAC Company Associates
in the industrialized world for a training period of one to three weeks.
Applications are now invited for placement in the 2006 program.
- - - - - -- RECENT
PUBLICATIONS -- - - - - -
of Computational Methods
In a Special Topic Article, Bernd M. Rode and Thomas S. Hofer review
how to access structure and dynamics of solutions. The progress of computational
chemistry in the treatment of liquid systems is outlined, and the combination
of the statistical methods (Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics) with
quantum mechanics as the main foundation of this progress is emphasized.
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 525-539, 2006
in Organic Synthesis
The past 25 years have witnessed some quite extraordinary advances in
the development and synthetic application of organometallic reagents
and catalysts. In 2001, Sharpless, Noyori, and Knowles received the
Nobel Prize for their work in this area of chemistry; and the high profile
has been maintained by the award of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
to Chauvin, Grubbs, and Schrock for the development of the metathesis
method in organic synthesis. These advances are also reflected in the
history of the conference series Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards
Organic Synthesis (OMCOS), which has established itself as a popular
and enduring international forum for presentation and discussion of
mainstream developments and opportunities in this field.
This Special Topic Issue of PAC includes reviews and research papers
based on lectures presented at the 13th IUPAC International Symposium
on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS-13),
Geneva, Switzerland, 17-21 July 2005; Foreward, J.R. Bull (PAC Scientific
Editor); Preface, A. Alexakis and E.P. Kündig (OMCOS-13 co-chairs).
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 197-523, 2006
* Trace Elements
Trace elements may have different functions in human and animal metabolism:
some are toxic (e.g., Hg), others are essential to maintain good health
(e.g., Ca), or they can be essential but also toxic, depending on the
concentration in the body or in parts thereof (e.g., Se). The importance
of various aspects of trace elements in relation to food is steadily
increasing in the perception of the consumer and the respective authorities:
food contaminants, essential and toxic elements, bioavailability and
speciation, nutritional value and fortified food, reliable measurement
of contents, etc. In addition, through the many minor and major food-related
incidents during recent years the consumer is becoming more concerned
about the quality and safety of food. As a result, research and development
efforts in this area have also been increased and/or been redirected.
This PAC issue includes presentation made at the 2nd IUPAC Symposium
on Trace Elements in Food (TEF-2), covering a wide range of issues,
from trace element bioavailability, toxicological and nutritional aspects
of trace elements, to trace elements in fortified foods and in food
supplements, discussed from both a speciation and a legislation point
Conference Editor: Michael Bickel
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 65-143, 2006
* IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists - Special Topic Articles Featuring the 2005 Winners
This year's collection of invited, peer-reviewed articles by the 2005
winners of IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists includes:
- Evolutionary approaches for the discovery of functional synthetic
small molecules, by Zev J. Gartner
- Syntheses and applications of conducting polymer polyaniline nanofibers,
by Jiaxing Huang
- A dozen years of N-confusion: From synthesis to supramolecular chemistry,
by Hiromitsu Maeda and Hiroyuki Furuta
- Solution-based routes to transition-metal oxide one-dimensional nanostructures,
by Xun Wang and Yadong Li
Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 1-64, 2006
- - - - - -- RECENT
IUPAC REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -
* Guidelines for
terminology for microtechnology in clinical laboratories (IUPAC Technical
Peter Wilding, et al.
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(3), 677-684, 2006
* Guidelines for
NMR measurements for determination of high and low pKa values (IUPAC
Konstantin Popov, Hannu Rönkkömäki, and Lauri H. J. Lajunen
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(3), 663-675, 2006
* Uncertainty estimation
and figures of merit for multivariate calibration (IUPAC Technical Report)
Alejandro C. Olivieri, et al.
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(3), 633-661, 2006
* JCAMP-DX for electron
magnetic resonance (EMR) (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)
Richard Cammack, et al.
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(3), 613-631, 2006
* XML-based IUPAC
standard for experimental, predicted, and critically evaluated thermodynamic
property data storage and capture (ThermoML) (IUPAC Recommendations
Michael Frenkel, et al.
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(3), 541-612, 2006
* Reference data
for the density and viscosity of liquid aluminum and liquid iron
Marc J. Assael, et al.
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 35(1), 285-300, 2006 [doi:10.1063/1.2149380]
* The International
Harmonized Protocol for the proficiency testing of analytical chemistry
laboratories (IUPAC Technical Report)
Michael Thompson, Stephen L. R. Ellison, and Roger Wood
Pure Appl. Chem. 78(1), 145-196, 2006
- - - - - -- PROVISIONAL
RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -
* Quantities, Units
and Symbols in Physical Chemistry
Comments by 31 March 2006
* Glossary of Terms
Used in Photochemistry
Comments by 31 March 2006
* Nomenclature for
Comments by 30 April 2006
* Glossary of Terms
Relating to Pesticides
Comments by 31 May 2006
* Explanatory Dictionary
of Key Terms in Toxicology
Comments by 31 May 2006
* Definitions of
Terms Relating to the Structure and Processing of
Inorganic and Polymeric Gels and Networks, and Inorganic Polymeric Materials
Comments by 31 July 2006
- - - - - -- NEW
PAGES on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -
* Pure and Applied
~ Online contents of 78(1), (2), and (3) 2006
* Chemistry International
Mar-Apr 2006 online issue
~ Art and Science: Looking in the Same Direction, by Maria Clara F.
Magalhães and Rosa Maria Oliveira
- Frontier Science in the Middle East, by John M.Malin
- GreenFacts: Communicating Science Information Clearly
~ and more News, Projects, Publications, etc.
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- - - - - -- PROJECTS
FRONT -- - - - - -
> Recently initiated
~ Prototype analysis
of molecular biomarkers in cancer, by Michael Liebman
~ Prototype analysis of glossary terms to establish biological context
by text data mining, by Michael Liebman
~ Strategic Planning for a new East Asian Network for Organic Chemistry,
by Minoru Isobe
~ Micro-structural, melt processing and mechanical properties of compatibilised
PA 6/ABS -blends, by Helmut Steininger
~ Accuracy and reproducibility of functionality type analysis of poly(ethylene
oxide) homo and copolymers by LC-CC, by Frank Rittig
~ Occupational Health and Safety Assessment in East Africa, by Kelvin
- - - - -- IUPAC-SPONSORED
EVENTS -- - - - - -
> Calendars, contacts
info, and links to conference websites are all compiled and accessible
> Coming up in
the next 4 months:
~ 2-7 April 2006, XXIst IUPAC Symposium of Photochemistry, Kyoto, Japan.
~ 17-21 April 2006, POLYCHAR-14, Nara City, Japan.
~ 30 April - 4 May 2006, Workshop on Biocalorimetry and Biological Thermodynamics,
Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
~ 28 May - 1 June 2006, 3rd International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular
Architectures and Materials (MAM-06), Tokyo, Japan.
~ 11-15 June 2006, 16th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
(ICOS 16), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
~ 17-18 June 2006, Workshop on Neurotoxic Metals - from Research to
Prevention, Brescia, Italy
~ 25-30 June 2006, International Congress on Analytical Sciences, Moscow,
~ 2-7 July 2006, 12th International Conference on Polymers and Organic
Chemistry 2006 (POC'06), Okasaki, Japan.
~ 9-13 July 2006, 45th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules, Prague, Czech
~ 16-21 July 2006, IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2006, Rio de Janeiro,
~ 23-28 July 2006, ICOB-5 & ISCNP-25 IUPAC International Conference
on Biodiversity and Natural Products, Kyoto, Japan.
~ 24-29 July 2006, 12th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena
and Related Equilibrium Processes (12th ISSP), Freiberg, Germany.
~ 30 July - 4 August 2006, 19th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics,
Boulder, Colorado, USA.
> Recently Sponsored Symposia and Conferences
~ Self-Organized Macromolecular Systems, 9-13 July 2006
~ Environmental Best Practices, 7-10 Aug 2006
~ Advanced Materials, 26-30 June 2007
~ Nanostructured Composite Films, 4-8 Sep 2006
~ Chemical Biology, 9-13 Sep 2006
~ Biocalorimetry, 30 Apr - 4 May 2006
~ Ionic Polymerization, 2-7 Sep 2007
If you plan to organize
a conference or symposium in 2007 or later, it is not too soon to find
out what it takes to make this event IUPAC-sponsored. For more info,
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- - - - - -- BEAKERS
& FLASKS -- - - - - -
* Green Production
The "Consorzio Interuniversitario La Chimica per l'Ambiente"
(INCA) is organising the NATO - Advanced Study Institute (ASI) "New
Organic Chemistry Reactions and Methodologies for Green Production"
to be held in Lecce-Otranto (Italy) starting on 29th October 2006.
* Polish version
of the Compendium of chemical terminology
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