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spacer Newsletter No. 102 Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 102Subscribe FREE December 30, 2008 

Best of 2008 Recommended Web Sources

Welcome to the Newsletter of Interesting Web Sites Serving the Chemical, Petrochemical, Agrochemical, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, and related industries.

This issue of the newsletter highlights most important Web sites that have been recommended throughout 2008. 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.


This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Chemical business
Reference works


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Powering the Planet
This analysis of the world's energy problem, from Caltech Chemistry Professor Nate Lewis's lecture "Powering the Planet," describes and evaluates the challenges, both technical, political, and economic, involved with widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies.

Links to live presentations given by leading scientists who talk about all aspects of energy research and technology can be found here:

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US chemical industry by state
This source by the American Chemistry Council provides chemical industry related state fact sheets. Select a state to view the business of chemistry data. Data includes state GDP, employment, wages, salaries, and more.

Global top 50
C&En's annual review of the global top 50 chemical businesses reports "Sales and profits rise at most of the world's top chemical companies?." Read the full story here:

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BIOFUELS: prospects, risks and opportunities
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has published a new edition of its annual flagship publication: The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2008.

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Sponsored by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology, the nanoHUB is a rich, web-based resource for research, education and collaboration in nanotechnology. The nanoHUB hosts over 1000 resources which will help you learn about nanotechnology, including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more.

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Database of zeolite structures
The database of zeolite structures provides structural information on all of the Zeolite Framework Types that have been approved by the Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association (IZA-SC). It includes descriptions and drawings of each framework type, user-controlled animated displays of each framework type, crystallographic data and simulated powder diffraction patterns for representative materials, relevant references, detailed instructions for building models, descriptions of some families of disordered zeolite structures.

IUPAC - NIST solubility database
The IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database includes over 67,500 solubility measurements compiled from the IUPAC Solubility Data Series.

Periodic table
There's a whole lot of stuff here, many thousands of pages of text, stories, pictures, and data. Most of it you get to by clicking on the individual elements on the front page, or using the navigation bar at the top of nearly every page.

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use, Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work ? in the web browser itself. Zotero helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways. An extension to the popular open-source web browser Firefox, Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)?the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references?and the best parts of modern software and web applications (like iTunes and, such as the ability to interact, tag, and search in advanced ways.

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5th Annual CEE Chemical & Petrochemical Forum
Jacob Fleming’s 5th Annual CEE Chemical & Petrochemical Forum is is gathering main chemical players of CEE for assessing opportunities, market trends and growth strategies of the attractive Central and Eastern European market. It will take place on 22nd & 23rd January 2009 (with pre-conference workshops on 21st) in Budapest, Hungary. Speakers include: Unipetrol, Synthos, Dow, Achema, Mitsui Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, Otlchim and many others. Contact for more information.

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Informex 2009 Jan 27-30 San Francisco, CA.
As the premier networking event for the chemical industry in the United States, Informex, is designed to showcase the capabilities of high-value, high-quality businesses in the chemical manufacturing industry. . If you are looking to use chemistry to manufacture products then Informex is where you should be. Register Today.

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EUCIF Sales & Marketing Forum
Join the EUCIF Sales & Marketing Forum in Barcelona on the 10th-11th of February for the networking and benchmarking opportunity of 2009. Listen to case-studies by leading experts at DuPont, Yara, Dow, Solvay, and many more, on the commercial strategies that will improve market share and sales during the recession. Visit or contact for more details .

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4th Annual SmartLab Exchange, taking place on 2nd - 4th March, 2009
in London is regarded as Europe’s leading meeting for the laboratory informatics community. Don’t miss the opportunity for networking, knowledge exchange and benchmarking with the highest level of experts from top-flight global organizations in the pharmaceutical, FMCG, cosmetic and chemical industries. The meeting is invitation only, so to request the invitation please visit:, call us on +44 (0)207 368 9300 or email:

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Particle characterization
Micromeritics is a leading supplier of particle characterization analytical laboratory instruments for R&D, QA/QC, production, and process control applications. Characteristics determined include: particle size, surface area, pore volume, pore size, material density, catalytic activity, and active surface area. A Materials Analysis Laboratory provides sample analyses on a contract basis.

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Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation is an international fluid technology company concentrating on high performance chemicals, systems and services for industry and transportation. Visit

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