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ChemIndustry.com Newsletter No. 90
ChemIndustry.com Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 90Subscribe FREE December 30, 2007 

Welcome to the ChemIndustry.com Newsletter of Interesting Web Sites Serving the Chemical, Petrochemical, Agrochemical, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, and related industries. . This issue of the ChemIndustry.com newsletter highlights most important Web sites that have been recommended throughout 2007. 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 ChemIndustry.com newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
 
Chemical business
Open access
Reference works
Education
Green energy
Policy
Patents
Events

 

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American chemical industry
If you ever want to learn about the American chemical industry, you should stop by the Web site of The American Chemistry Council.
http://www.americanchemistry.com
For comprehensive industry statistics click here: http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_acc/sec_statistics.asp?CID=274&DID=715

Global top 50 chemical corporations
C&En cover story reveilles that BASF was tops in 2006, edging out Dow Chemical.
Read the full story here: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/85/8530cover.html
And the correction: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/business/85/8532bus3.html

European chemical industry facts & figures
The updated version of EU chemical industry Facts and Figures by CEFIC present a full picture of the structure and economics of the European chemical industry in an international context: what is the contribution of the chemical industry to the EU economy, the place of EU chemicals in the manufacturing industry, the growth of the chemical industry, the EU chemical industry energy consumption, its trade performance, investment in R&D or the labor force employed
http://www.cefic.org/factsandfigures/


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Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry
This is a comprehensive list of freely available journals in Chemistry and related subjects. According to the author, Alexander Ragoisha of the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, the Directory lists the fully and partly free journals that comply with the following criteria:
  • publisher's grading of a journal as peer-reviewed;
  • one-year, at least, free full-text content, or extensive free supplements to printed versions of papers;
  • chemistry or chemistry-related subject coverage;
  • English language of articles (journals in Russian are also listed on a separate page).
http://www.abc.chemistry.bsu.by/current/fulltext.htm

Directory of open access journals
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages. There are now 2811 journals in the directory including 61 in chemistry. Currently 858 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 144286 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
http://www.doaj.org/

ScientificCommons.org
The ScientificCommons.org project (beta) was developed at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. This promising tool introduces an interesting user interface and powerful search capabilities. As of June 2007 more than 15 M publications, by more than 6.7 M authors have been indexed. ScientificCommons.org uses the Open Access Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to retrieve scientific knowledge data. Repositories who support the OAI-PMH Protocol can add their content to the ScientificCommons.org index by manually adding their OAI URL.
http://www.scientificcommons.org/

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Crystallography open database COD
Free resource: Last updated - December 21, 2006 : ~48.000 entries in the COD. All data on this site has been placed in the public domain by the contributors.
http://www.crystallography.net/

EPA National Library Network
The EPA National Library Network provides access to information about the environment and related scientific, technical, management, and policy information. Several of the libraries maintain collections focused on special topics to support specific Regional or Program Office Projects. The Library Network provides access to its collections through the Online Library System (OLS), a database catalog of the library collections.
Library home page: http://www.epa.gov/libraries/
OLS: http://www.epa.gov/libraries/ols.htm

Chemical compatibility guide
One of the best sources of its kind, the Cole Parmer chemical compatibility online service could be used as a guide in selecting equipment for appropriate chemical compatibility.
http://www.coleparmer.com/techinfo/chemcomp.asp

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Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2007
A global university ranking system is presented by Professor Nian Cai LIU et al. of the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The group ranks universities by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, articles published in Nature and Science, articles indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2007/ranking2007.htm

MIT's OpenCourseWare
A free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. Although it has been around since 2003, the OpenCourseWare continues to add courses. Courses in chemistry and chemical engineering are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
http://ocw.mit.edu/

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Green Energy in the Americas
A Blueprint for Green Energy in the Americas: Strategic Analysis of Opportunities for Brazil and the Hemisphere is a new (free) [PDF] report. This study, prepared by Garten Rothkopf for the Inter American Development Bank, seeks to cut through the hype surrounding biofuels, and alternative energy writ large, and present an objective, fact-based analysis of the region's global competitive position looking forward to 2020.
http://www.iadb.org/biofuels/

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REACH - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
The new EU legislative framework for chemical substances was formally adopted on 18 December 2006 by the Council of Environment Ministers and will enter into force on 1 June 2007. It replaces the current patchwork of many different directives and regulations which has developed historically. The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers will be required to gather information on the properties of their substances, which will help them manage them safely, and to register the information in a central database.
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.htm

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FreshPatents.com
The latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny. Unlock the Secrets of new technologies before competitors, co-workers or other inventors! FREE innovative services like keyword monitoring, RSS feeds and browse by location. New applications are published Monday.
http://www.freshpatents.com/

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4th Annual CEE Chemical and Petrochemical Forum
As a part of the sequel Jacob Fleming is organizing 4th Annual CEE Chemical and Petrochemical Forum, which established itself as a key strategic meeting in the industry for chemical and petrochemical companies operating in this region. Taking place in Prague on 29-30 January 2008.
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Smart Lab Exchange
February 6 - 7, 2008* Le Meridien Piccadilly* London, UK

Smart Labs 2008 will be led by 36 Informatics, IT, Science and Innovation experts across 4 industry sectors, sharing best practice strategies for accelerating development and quality life cycles. This year's agenda is fuller and more diverse than ever, with 38 interactive workshops and case-studies. Visit www.smartlab.co.uk for more information.

 

3rd Annual Sales and Marketing Forum
Jacob Fleming is organising 3rd Annual Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Forum taking place in Amsterdam on 19th and 20th of February 2008 with latest case studies on competitive intelligence, customer-focused organization, key account management tactics and latest trends in essential sales and marketing strategies of today.
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Food Ingredients China 2008
JFIC 2008 is where the food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 26-28,2008 at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center / INTEX Shanghai /Shanghaimart.
http://www.chinafoodadditives.com/d_e.htm

 

The 8th China International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition
The expo will be held from April 15th-17h, 2008 in INTEX Shanghai and Shanghaimart - includes different kinds of dyestuff, intermediates, textile chemicals, pigments and related products, etc.
http://www.chinainterdye.com/

 

9th CHINA INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FAIR (ICIF CHINA 2008)
The largest chemical industry exhibition in China and entry gate to largest chemical market. The best place to meet tens of thousands of industry experts including customers, suppliers, buyers, and even competitors, that are also interested in the Chinese market.
http://www.icif.org.cn/

 

The 12th APCCHE - The Chemical Engineering Exhibition
The Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE) is the confederation of chemical engineering groups in Asia and Asia-Pacific region. Event will be held Aug. 4th - 6th, 2008
http://www.icit-expo.com

 

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