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ChemIndustry.com Newsletter No. 153
ChemIndustry.com Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 153 Subscribe FREE June 30, 2013 

Welcome to the ChemIndustry.com Newsletter of Interesting Web Sites Serving the Chemical, Petrochemical, Agrochemical, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, and related industries. For past editions, please visit our newsletter archive. If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter in the future, please scroll to the bottom of this message and follow the instructions.

 

 

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This issue of the ChemIndustry.com newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
 
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The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug
Professor Lee Cronin has turned a 3D printer into a universal chemistry set that could make its own prescription drugs via downloadable chemistry. Watch a 15 minutes video of a TED lecture here:
http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-chemputer-that-could-print-out-any-drug

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POWERING THE PLANET
A 53 minutes video from PBS: POWERING THE PLANET is an eye-opening look at some of the world’s most important case studies in smart energy decisions, and a provocative assessment of what it takes to build a sustainable energy infrastructure — a process that spans decades and requires long-term government support.
http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/feature-video/powering-the-planet

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Coursera
Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds. We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.
https://www.coursera.org/

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CSB real accident investigation videos
"The Chemical Safety Board has some very powerful videos, since they are based on real accident investigations. So many safety videos are generic warnings. This is real life, not fake scenarios. Videos are free to download!
http://www.csb.gov/videos/

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Espacenet worldwide
Espacenet offers free patent search within a collection of published applications from 90+ countries around the world. A link to the advanced search page: http://worldwide.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_EP

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Shedding light on copper nanocatalyst
Engineers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated an environmentally friendly process for making propylene oxide based on copper nanoparticles, from which they can easily reverse surface oxidation to activate the catalyst using light. Suljo Linic and colleagues have shown how they can regenerate copper in metallic form with its unique electronic structure perfect for activating the reaction pathway from propylene to propylene oxide without boosting unwanted pathways. The secret is to form copper nanoparticles about 40 nanometers across and then to coat them with a dusting of silica. "We are just scratching the surface," Linic says. "I can envision many processes that wouldn't be possible with conventional strategies, where changing the oxidation state during the reaction or driving reactions with light could affect the outcome dramatically."
Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'Holy Grail'

Read more hot chemistry news from ChemWeb.com's newsletter: The Alchemist.

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Vitafoods Asia 4-5 Sep, 2013 Hong Kong
Driven by Asia's growing, dynamic nutraceutical market, Vitafoods Asia is moving up a gear for 2013 with more exhibitors presenting the latest innovations than previous shows. The only exhibition in Asia dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and drink, and dietary supplement industries Vitafoods Asia provides visitors with a unique opportunity to discover in-depth insights into the region's most important trends, as well as seeing cutting-edge ingredients, all under one roof.
http://www.vitafoodsasia.com/wbcic2

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AgrochemEx 2013 (16~18, October)
AgroChemEx 2013 is an annual agrochemical symposium and exhibition organised by the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) that takes place in Shanghai. Founded in 1982, the CCPIA, with its 450 plus members, has become a major force in China's crop protection industry. In just 8 years, the AgroChemEx event has grown into one of the world's largest agrochemical tradeshows, providing comprehensive product information from more than 500 exhibiting companies from 19 countries in 2012, as well as almost 12,000 attendees.
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center
http://www.agrochemex.org

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Water-Treatment Chemicals 2013
China International Exhibition on Water-Treatment Chemicals, Technologies and Applications will be held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on November 12-14th 2013. At the same time, China International Exhibition on Paper, Paper Chemicals and Paper Machinery will also be held. Please visit our officical website:
http://www.waterchem.com.cn/en/ and http://www.chinapaperchem.com/en/

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The 71th API China 13-15 November 2013 Suzhou
API China is China's leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, covering the complete spectrum of products from raw materials, fine chemicals, intermediates, ingredients, processing machinery and packaging machinery. It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers, especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.
http://www.api-china.com.cn/en/

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