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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* 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 in 2010
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.

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* Capabilities 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

* Organometallics 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 in Food
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 of view.
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


* Guidelines for terminology for microtechnology in clinical laboratories (IUPAC Technical Report)
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 Technical Report)
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 2006)
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 Rotaxanes
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 Chemistry
~ 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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> Recently initiated projects

~ 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 Khisa

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

> Calendars, contacts info, and links to conference websites are all compiled and accessible here...

> 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, Russia.
~ 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 Republic.
~ 16-21 July 2006, IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
~ 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, check the "Application for IUPAC Sponsorship": <http://www.iupac.org/symposia/application.html>

- - - - - -- 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

* IUPAC Membership Updates
The 2006-07 updates of committees memberships have been completed. What you see is what we have in our records - if something is not right, please contact Paul at <pleclair@iupac.org>.

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