Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 104Subscribe FREE February 28, 2009 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Chemistry software
Reference works
Green chemistry
Chemical Tube
The Alchemist pick


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PyMOL is a user-sponsored molecular visualization system on an Open-Source foundation. On February 24, 2009 Bio-IT World reported that PyMOL creator Warren L. DeLano was one of six nominees for the Bioinformatics Organization's 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences.

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Chemistry dictionary for word processors
When graduate student Adam Azman at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill was looking for a spell checker that would not mark technical words as errors and couldn’t find a free one, he set out to create his own chemistry dictionary…
For more information about this chemistry dictionary and for free download, visit:
For more information about the creation of the dictionary, see Adam's article on the ChemSPider Journal of Chemistry here:

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What every chemist should know about patents
A 21 pages tutorial (PDF), written and edited by Le-Nhung McLeland for the ACS Joint Board–Council Committee on Patents and Related Matters

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Greening The Farm
ACS’ C&En cover story from Feb 16th puts the spotlight on the way pesticides are made and used nowadays, thanks to the efforts by an impressive array of federal and state agencies, farmer alliances, chemical companies, and nonprofit advocacy groups.

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Sciense-Fusion SOLIGA element card game
One more way to study the elements: this time via a card game. No need to view all 7 parts of this video:

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Graffiti defeated
A new coating that can protect heritage sites from graffiti has been developed by The Construction and Territorial Development Unit of TECNALIA in Europe. Cultural heritage materials, buildings and statues are often porous and so susceptible to environmental erosion, but increasingly, damage by graffiti artists is a problem of esthetics and conservation. A new material - a pH-sensitive silicon-based polymer complex has been developed in the project and tested in five countries on culturally important buildings. The material is hydrophobic and so prevents water penetration, it adheres well even to porous surfaces, it does not change the appearance of the surface it coats and is resistant to sunlight, condensation, ageing and natural weathering. Importantly, the environmentally friendly composition prevents paint from soaking into stonework and other porous materials and so acts as an easy-to-clean anti-graffiti skin.
A new anti-graffiti coating

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

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The 62th API China 12-14 May 2009 Xi'an
API China is China's leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector covering the complete spectrum of products from raw material, fine chemical, intermediate, ingredients, processing machinery and packaging machinery.It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.

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KOREA CHEM 2009 is the ONLY EXHIBITION in KOREA for Chemical plant/equipment processing, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical/Packaging materials and machinery. KOREA CHEM exhibition will be the best place to initiate or expand your business not only in Korea chemical industry, but also in Asia-pacific.
Join Us Now!

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The 12th China International Adhesives and Sealants Exhibition
4rd China International PSA Tape & Label Expo

Date: November 25-27, 2009
Venue: Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center

CHINAADHESIVE has been a famous brand exhibition with 11 years experience. It is a real efficient platform for trading between suppliers and producers, and for communication on the technology of the adhesive industry.

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