Title: IUPAC Stability Constants Database - completion of data
collection up to 2006
Chairman: K.J. Powell
Members: Tamas Gajda,
and Igor Sukhno
Remarks: continuation of project 2000-004-2-500
1. To bring the literature coverage in the IUPAC Stability Constants
Database up-to-date to 2006, to be accomplished by 2008 (3.5 years).
Coverage is currently complete to the end of 2002 for 26 mainstream
journals, to 2001 for 11 journals, 2000 for 9 journals.
2. To establish a team of experts to supervise data entry and oversee
quality control (all currently done at one university) and establish
a succession of experts to continue this work beyond the current project.
Data compilation for SC-Database involves literature search, evaluation,
data entry using the program SCEnter, and quality control checks on
entered data. The data are then sent to the data coordinator, Academic
Software (AS), for conflation of master files.
Data compilation was a voluntary effort (Commission V.6) until the
mid-90's but this was unable to keep pace with publications. In 2000
a Division V project was funded by the Project Committee to "Complete
data collection up to 2000+" (project 2000-004-2-500).
This project, completed in April 2005,- captured data for 47 journals,
ca 1995-2001,- captured some 1000 "missed" references (1970-95),-
corrected many errors transferred from the book volumes (1900-1973)-
completed compilation for 8 additional or new journals (environmental,
engineering and biochemical) bringing the total to 55 journals.
SC-Database is used as the principal source of literature data for
the steady stream of "Critical evaluations of stability constants"
that are published by Division V. For this reason also, it is necessary
to keep the database up-to-date. Although such evaluations come within
the scope of Division V and its Solubility and Solution Equilibrium
Data sub-committee, the relevance of the database is much wider, particularly
to aspects of inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and environmental
chemistry. Division V is investigating ways of encouraging a more inter-Divisional
ownership of the database.
The current database is available for external review. The database
is currently distributed on CD, with a printed manual.
more & get demo
> May 2006 report update (pdf
file - 11KB)
> July 2007 report update (pdf
file - 12KB)