Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 110 Subscribe FREE August 31, 2009 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Reference works
Chemical business
Event locators
The Alchemist pick


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Chemical Economics Handbook - Free abstract search
Published for almost 60 years, SRI Consulting's Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) Program is the world's leading chemical marketing and business research service. The handbook covers a few hundred topics and could be a valuable FREE source if only a brief and a general idea is needed.

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Global Top 50
C&EN’s ranking of the global Top 50 chemical companies is based on full-year 2008 results from the world’s largest chemical makers. The numbers encompass a relatively strong first three quarters of the year—and then a fourth quarter that was among the worst the industry has ever experienced. Read the full story here:

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Science and Engineering Statistics
From the National Science Foundation – A long list of statistics about science and engineering education in the US. Data is available as Pdf and Xls files. Publications, data, and analyses about the nation's science and engineering resources.

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ChooseBooks is a worldwide marketplace for Used, Rare, Antiquarian and Out-of-Print Books, Autographs and Ephemera Items.
German version here:

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Trade show locators
The following two resources are not industry specific but might worth a visit before planning your next trade show participation. Bvents covers also conferences.
Bvents – database claims: 184623 Business Events, 214660 Companies, 29166 People
BizTradeShows – database claims: 12000+ live trade events and 1800+ Organizers worldwide

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Fluorine flowers
A simple and cost-effective way to add fluorine to various compounds, from pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals has been developed by Stephen Buchwald and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. About a fourth of all pharmaceuticals on the market now contain at least one fluorine atom, which not only improves efficacy and reduces side-effects but neatly side-steps patent expiries and certain regulatory hurdles. Buchwald and colleagues have identified conditions under which reductive elimination occurs to form new carbon-fluorine bonds in a catalytic process, a reaction that was missing from the chemist's synthetic repertoire until now.
New method for fluorinating compounds

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

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The 63rd API China
Date: 11-13 Nov 2009
Venue: Beijing API China is China's leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, covering the complete spectrum of products from raw material, fine chemicals, intermediate, ingredients, processing and packaging machinery. It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers, especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.

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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.
More information

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ICIF China 2010, 10th China International Chemical Industry Fair
Date:September 15-17, 2010 A 16 year history makes ICIF China the most influential and well-known exhibition with a good reputation and high quality in the chemical industry of China. ICIF China is the best opportunity for your company to enter this Market.

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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.

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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.

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