Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 119 Subscribe FREE June 30, 2010 

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The Alchemist pick


Peer Review in Five Minutes
From North Carolina State University Library’s - In 5 minutes, viewers of this video will become familiar with the peer-review process and understand its significance to new knowledge production and scholarly research.

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Chemical education digital library
ChemEd DL aims to provide exemplary digital resources, tools, and online services to aid in teaching and learning chemistry. A collaborative, community-driven effort, we provide a destination for all those interested in chemistry to share what they know so that others may learn.

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Environmental Health Science Education
Education outreach is a key mechanism for achieving the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.

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Commercialization of Bioethanol
A CAS Chemistry Research Report: China Takes Lead in the Commercialization of Bioethanol.
Also on that resource:
Exploring New Methods of Fuel Production from Biomass (podcast)
Exploring Ethanol: The Fuel of the Future (podcast)

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BP's Ever-Growing Oil Spill
Environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals U.S.'s inability to plan for, control, and clean up oil spills in deep waters. Full coverage in C&En June 14th issue.

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Most Innovative Software Award
ChemSpider, the Royal Society of Chemistry's online chemistry community and database, scooped the Innovative Software Award at the iExpo/KM Forum 2010. The prize is organized by GFII (the Association for Professionals of the Information Industry) and recognizes leading software providers in the information industry for their innovative capabilities and user interfaces.

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Bitter blockers
Artificial sweeteners are common enough, but bitter blockers are only recently emerging from the laboratory. Salt, sodium chloride is now known to enhance the taste of food by inhibiting various bitterness receptors (of which there are dozens) on the tongue. Monosodium glutamate has a similar action, endowing food with "umami" (deliciousness). Linguagen patented adenosine monophosphate (AMP) as a bitter blocker in 2003 and received regulatory approval a year later. Now, Givaudan Flavors Corporation of Cincinnati reports in the journal Current Biology a compound codenamed GIV3727 that defeats 400 million years of evolutionary protection against ingesting noxious or toxic foods to switch off the tongue's bitter receptors. Major food manufacturers are investigating how to incorporate bitter blockers into products that might otherwise taste off-putting.
Edible Synthetic Blocks Bitter Taste

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

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AgrochemEx 2010 (20-22 October, 2010)
China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) introduces AGROCHEMEX 2010. We provide you the chance to: establish business relationships directly to 500+ Chinese agrochemical enterprises (Top 100 manufacturers included), and obtain more information from the industrial authorities on the trends of Chinese agrochemical international trades.

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The 65th API China 10-12 Nov 2010 Suzhou
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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SpeChem China 2010
SpeChem China 2010 will be held at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center on Dec. 1-3, 2010. 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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InformexUSA 2011
InformexUSA is the global meeting place for buyers and sellers of the fine, specialty, and custom chemical market. In it's 27th year, Informex has been the go-to chemical trade show for the chemical industry. From API's, fine chemical intermediates, agrochemicals, green chemistry and biotechnology, Informex has it all! Find your new business at InformexUSA 2011

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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.

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