Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 105Subscribe FREE March 31, 2009 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Reference works
Open access
Chemistry software
Chemical business
The Alchemist pick



Virtual journals
The American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society, co-publishers of the Virtual Journals in Science and Technology (VJ) series, announced earlier this month the release of a completely redesigned website for the Virtual Journals. The series currently covers five areas of burgeoning research: Biological Physics Research, Nanoscale Science & Technology, Quantum Information, Ultrafast Science, and Applications of Superconductivity. The AIP/APS Virtual Journals are free topical alerting services.

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Phase diagram sources

Matport $$$
Matport hosts the MSIT Phase Diagrams Center, and the world’s largest & longest running research program on phase diagrams. It provides access to over 30 000 material systems, on demand or by subscription, for universities and enterprises, consortia, projects and individuals. It provides up to date information on materials chemistry and phase diagrams for virtually all inorganic element combinations ever published.

ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center $$$
The ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center allows subscribers to explore, search and view more than 28,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 6200 systems from their Web browsers.

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OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. OpenDOAR has over 1300 listings.

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In a continued commitment to academia, Bio-Rad is offering this completely FREE and fully functional software package to promote learning and research in the academic community. With the Academic Edition of KnowItAll, you can have it all and know it all for free—draw structures, perform IR and Raman functional group analysis, and generate high-quality reports. And best of all, this set of tools resides in one common interface, so it's easy to learn and easy to transfer data from application to application.

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The Dragon Still Roars
C&En March 9th issue highlights the Chinese chemical business: “The global economic crisis has hurt Chinese exporters, but business is still humming in a wide range of sectors” Read the full story here:

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Greenhouse recycling
Solar energy can be used to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and water vapor into useful methane fuel for heating and electricity generation, according research published this month in Nano Letters. Craig Grimes and colleagues, Oomman Varghese, and Maggie Paulose, Thomas LaTempa, at Pennsylvania State University have built a material based on a 3D array of nitrogen-doped titania nanotubes coated with an ultrathin layer of a platinum or copper co-catalyst. The co-catalyst shifts the materials' absorption out of the UV and into the visible so that it can exploit direct sunlight. The highly efficient photocatalyst operates at room temperature.
Penn State Team Uses Sun to Turn CO2 into Methane

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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Pharma ChemOutsourcing
Pharma ChemOutsourcing is the only show in the world that offers a 120 speaker chemistry sourcing faculty from the pharmaceutical companies exclusively to discuss small molecule sourcing, API’s, and chemical development topics. It attracts the highest percentage of pharmaceutical attendees of any of the major chemistry shows. The information and networking combination is uniquely valuable.

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SpeChem China 2009
SpeChem China 2009 will be held at Intex Shanghai on Dec 1-3, 2009. Organized by CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry, the professional international trade promotion organization in China Chemical Industry,and Zhejiang Netsun Co., Ltd., which owns the famous chemical website,SpeChem China is the leading exhibition in China Fine & Specialty Chemical Industry.

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Malvern Instruments Ltd.
Malvern is a leading supplier of analytical solutions for particle characterization (size, shape, zeta potential, molecular weight) and rheological applications. Advanced technologies are combined with robust mechanical designs and comprehensive software to provide on-line, at-line and off-line solutions for QA/QC, control and development applications. An extensive support service facilitates the exploitation of any given system.

Perry Videx
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Software for the Chemical Laboratory including Chemical Inventory, Sample Tracking, Instrument Maintenance and MSDS Management. Call us to arrange a web demo or to request product information.

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