Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 109 Subscribe FREE July 31, 2009 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Journal analysis
Battery industry
Chemical business
Reference works
The Alchemist pick


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SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.

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Google patents search
"Google Patents Gets a Facelift - Anyone seen the updated Google Patents page, very sexy and a bit of a surprise that the Big G is still investing in the project with the seemingly perpetual beta tag." Read more in Anthony Trippe’s post here:
For best performance, use the Google patents' advance search:

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A Jump-Start for batteries
"In the second quarter of 2009, Cleantech reports, venture capital money for advanced battery start-ups reached a new high of $165 million, part of a huge influx of capital into the transportation segment." Read more about "Funding for electric vehicles prompts U.S. manufacturers to make up for lost time” in this week’s C&En cover story here:

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US chemical business by state
From the American Chemistry Council: Select state to view the business of chemistry data in each state. Data includes state GDP, employment, wages, salaries, and more.

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Surface chemistry
"An Introduction to Surface Chemistry" a web presentation by Dr. Roger Nix, Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London

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Chemical relief
Just as the alchemists of old suspected, urine could be the ultimate starting material for making the fuel of the hydrogen economy and perhaps a wide range of other products. Gerardine Botte of Ohio University and colleagues are not extracting the urine when they suggest that an electrolytic approach to making hydrogen from this ubiquitous waste product is possible at a fraction of the cost of producing hydrogen from water. To break down the urea in urine, a voltage of only 0.37 Volts is needed across an electrochemical cells based on a nickel-catalyst, compared with the 1.23 Volts needed to split water.
Hydrogen from the ultimate renewable source: urine

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

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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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PEEC China International Natural Extracts Exhibition
Date: 16-18 September, 2009
Venue: East Asia Exhibition Hall Shanghai China PEEC , as the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to international nature extract exhibition and conference in Asia Pacific, is aiming to deliver a dedicated showcase for international and local suppliers of nature extract material, equipment and technology to meet with buyers and specifiers from global nature extract industries.

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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

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SCMChem 2009, Atlanta, GA
Date: November 12-13
SCMChem is the premier chemical supply chain conference, that will lead you through the tough times. Find solutions and discuss critical next steps to take control of cash flow and working capital. Prepare to run full throttle again when business turns around.
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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 web site, SpeChem China, the leading exhibition in the China Fine & Specialty Chemical Industry.

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Food Ingredients China 2010
Food Ingredients China (FIC), held yearly each March in Shanghai, is the biggest trade show of food ingredients and additives in Asia. FIC 2010 is where the food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 23-25, 2010 at SECEC, Shanghai Mart & INTEX Shanghai in Shanghai, China.

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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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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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