Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 116 Subscribe FREE February 28, 2010 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Open access
Chem fun
Reference works
Pharma business
The Alchemist pick


Open access concept map
Created by Laura E. Briggs, Collections Librarian, Science & Technology Library, University of Alberta, this is a nice tool for those who prefer a visual view of the open access field.

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Graduation Gifting Ideas
It's Purely Academic......but it's a Lot of Fun!

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CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool
The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource intended to support researchers and librarians who need accurate bibliographic information. Use this free tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

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"Cracking The Tough Ones"
Drug firms hope to accelerate their quest for evasive cures through partnerships in drug discovery. Read the cover story of C&En, Feb. 22nd issue.

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Free video lectures provides thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests, etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, and more. Video and audio lectures of whole courses are conducted by faculty from reputed universities around the world.

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Plastic fantastic
Helmut Reinecke and colleagues have developed a new approach to the manufacture of plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Their method would prevent phthalates from leaching out of packaging, medical tubing, toys, and other products made from the next-generation PVC. The researchers at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology in Madrid, Spain, have used "internal plasticization" of PVC for the first time in which they displace chlorine with phthalate-based thiol additives that are covalently bonded to the polymer chain.
Toward Safer Plastics That Lock in Potentially Harmful Plasticizers

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

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The 64th API China 18-20 May 2010 Harbin
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, to processing and packaging machinery. It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers, especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers. Place: Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center in Harbin, China

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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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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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