Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 108 Subscribe FREE June 30, 2009 

Welcome to the 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.




This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Web search
Open access
Reference works
Science humor
The Alchemist pick


BASE – Academic search engine
BASE is the name of the multi-disciplinary search engine for academically relevant web resources which was created and developed by Bielefeld University Library. According to the site - Currently in BASE: 20,293,252 Documents of 1280 Content Providers

arrowback to top


DOAJ – directory of open access journals
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are now 4248 journals in the directory including 108 chemistry related journals and 47 biotechnology journals. Currently 1574 journals are searchable at article level. As of June 2009 - 289748 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

arrowback to top


The Web site of the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched an improved navigation system that makes it easier to locate information across its main channels:, , and, as well as a listing of DOE databases by content type.

arrowback to top


Sustainable Syntheses
According to C&En cover story from June 8th “developing greener processes brings many benefits for pharmaceutical and fine chemicals manufacturers” Read the full story here:

arrowback to top


Nearing Zero
A collection of over 400 cartoons by Nick Kim. Many are science-oriented and there is even a chemistry category.

arrowback to top


Follow the light
University of Florida chemists have developed a nanomotor that converts sunlight into motion directly, mimicking on a much smaller scale the tracking of the sun by a sunflower. The device isn't the first photochemical nanomotor, but it is the first to be built from a single piece of DNA. "It is easy to assemble, has fewer parts and theoretically should be more efficient," explains first author on the researcher's Nano Letters paper, Huaizhi Kang. It might be possible to build arrays of these devices that would be synchronized and so exert a great concerted force for possible technological applications.
New, light-driven nanomotor is simpler, more promising, scientists say

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

arrowback to top




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.

arrowback to top


AgrochemEx 2009 (27-29 September, 2009)
AgrochemEx is an annual agrochemical symposium and exhibition that happened in Shanghai, China. It brings purchasers to the Chinese pesticide manufactures directly rather than middle man, and 420 exhibitors have registered now.
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center

arrowback to top


The 12th China International Adhesives and Sealants Exhibition
4th 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.

arrowback to top


Click here to suggest a site to the Newsletter
Suggested Web sites should be "best of breed," include valuable, FREE information / services and address the interest of a wide audience. We do not guarantee inclusion and reserve the right to select suggested web sites at our sole discretion. now accepts advertising. If interested, contact us by email at, or phone (626) 930-0808, 9:00am-5:00pm PST.


About Us is the leading free online directory and search engine for chemical and related industry professionals. Our database of Web sites includes more than 75,000 chemical industry related entities and contains the full text of millions of pages.


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.

ICIS news - A breaking news service for the global chemical industry. Follow the latest market-moving news, data and analysis directly impacting your business decisions. Access comprehensive news coverage including emerging markets of Russia, China and Latin America. Save time with advanced customization and powerful search tools. For a FREE trial, register at

Chemistry Software
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.

Enter to win
a Garmin GPS

The voice of the chemical community can now be heard on VendorRate! Share your experience working with IT and Telecom vendors with the rest of the chemical industry!

·See satisfaction scores for technology vendors
·Reduce risk before your next technology purchase
·Leverage contract negotiations using the collective voice of chemical industry
·Compare vendors before you buy
·Share your opinion with full confidentiality

Rate Now to enter to win a new Garmin Nuvi 750 Navigator!

Free Magazines
FREE to Qualified users. No hidden or trial offers, and no purchase necessary. Publications are absolutely free to those who qualify. Be alerted to new, useful Web sites and services. Continue - More chemistry jobs, the Webs leading jobs site for chemists, pharmaceutical scientists and chemical industry professionals is now bigger than ever. Over 500,000 unique users per month access the site through and, making THE place to start looking for qualified candidates and new chemistry related jobs on the Web.
Visit today.

Free Newsletters's Newsletter Center invites you to subscribe to newsletters of your interest - free of charge. Click here for details

The Newsletter is a service of
730 E. Cypress Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 .Phone +1.626.930.0808 Fax +1.626.930.0102
© 2009• all rights reserved