Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 125 Subscribe FREE December 31, 2010 

Best of 2010 recommended Web sources

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Chemical business
Reference works


The European Chemical industry
The 2010 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry. Release on September 22, the 47-page document provides the most up-to-date information based on currently available data about the sector, which produce 24 per cent of the world’s chemicals.
View the presentation here (PDF):

Global top 50 chemical companies
C&EN's survey of the Global Top 50 chemical companies, which is based on 2009 data, reflects a year that began on the lowest of notes. And although conditions improved from the depths of the crisis, the industry still hasn’t fully recovered. Read the full story here:

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Global warming course
A free course by EPA. This quick-study course is intended to provide interested members of the general public with a basic introduction to Global Warming that can serve as a foundation for more specific research. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed.

C&EN news channel
The American Chemical Society has announced that its weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), has launched its first news channel - the Environmental SCENE. The channel provides a steady stream of news about environmental research, business, and policy, including coverage of climate change, pollution, toxic substances, energy and sustainability.

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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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US chemistry & chemical engineering graduate programs ranking
An up to date ranking of US chemistry & chemical engineering graduate programs by the National Research Council. Data has been analyzed by C&En and was published on its October 25th issue.

MIT Open CourseWare
Only a select few of us will ever attend MIT. But that doesn't mean we can't learn a thing or two. Mimicking the principle of open-source software, MIT OpenCourseWare offers many class materials for free, with lecture notes, class assignments, tests and even the audio and video of professors' lectures.

Ranking of chemistry schools - 2009
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and then updated on an annual basis.

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The Plastics Exchange
The Plastics Exchange is a real-time marketplace for anonymously buying and selling domestic and international commodity grade resin (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, GPPS, HIPS, HoPP, CoPP). The site offers trading in prime and offgrade resins in railcars, bulk or packaged truckloads and FCL. The Plastics Exchange also provides in-depth research and news coverage of the resin marketplace, and displays historical data captured from the asking price of its Contract Market, for 21 commodity resin grades as daily, weekly and monthly charts.

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Microsoft creates chemistry set for Word
The Chemistry Add-in for Word makes it easier for students, chemists, and researchers to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2-D depictions, from within Microsoft Office Word. In addition to authoring functionality, Chem4Word enables user denotation of inline “chemical zones,” the rendering of high-quality and print-ready visual depictions of chemical structures, and the ability to store and expose semantic-rich chemical information in a semantically rich manner.

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The Bioclipse project is aimed at creating a Java-based, open source, visual platform for chemo- and bioinformatics based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). This awarded software is developed as a collaboration between the Proteochemometric Group, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Research Group for Molecular Informatics at Cologne University Bioinformatics Center (CUBIC).

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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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The 12th International Exhibition on Surfactant & Detergent
Food Ingredients China (FIC), held in March each year in Shanghai, is the biggest trade show for food ingredients and additives in Asia. FIC 2011 is where the food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 23-25, 2011 at SECEC, Shanghai Mart & INTEX Shanghai in Shanghai, China.
Date: Apr. 27-29, 2011
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center, China

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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

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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