Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 135 Subscribe FREE November 30, 2011 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Chemical business
Chem apps
The Alchemist pick


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Google citation gadget
A Google Scholar Universal Gadget which enables users to search for the total number of citations of author(s). It provides a total citation count, total number of cited publications and Jorge E. Hirsch's H-Index.

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National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
NCSES (formerly the Division of Science Resources Statistics - SRS) provides on its Web site free reports and tables about: education, business and industry, R&D, workforce and more.

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Salary information at
Free salary information for thousands of different job titles and locations. Customized, personal reports are available for a fee.

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Chemical Safety Data Sheets – MSDS App.
A free app by ThatsMyStapler Inc. This application displays International Chemical Safety Cards [ICSC] produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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eXplore Chemical Information Teaching Resources
XCITR is a repository for exploring and sharing chemical information teaching resources. XCITR is not only for librarians and instructors in chemical information, but also for chemistry professors, instructors in other disciplines related to chemistry, information specialists, students, high school teachers, and even technical writers. XCITR is a hub in which instructors at all levels, from K-12 to college, will be able to deposit and access important and useful teaching materials.

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Useful carbon dioxide
Could carbon dioxide become a useful source of carbon for chemical feedstocks rather than a pariah of climate change? Thibault Cantat and colleagues at the Institut Rayonnement Matière de Saclay in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, point out that despite its position as a greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is a non-toxic and readily available C1 source. "Only a handful of processes using this starting material have been developed, because carbon dioxide is a very stable molecule that cannot easily be made to react," says Cantat. A diagonal, as opposed to vertical or horizontal, approach to converting carbon dioxide using inexpensive organosilanes offers a hybrid solution. "Variation of the reaction partners should allow us to make a whole series of chemical compounds that are normally obtained from petrochemical feedstocks," explains Cantat.
Useful carbon dioxide: NMR plots its redemption

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

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Informex is the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry. The event is a marketplace for networking and doing business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry. The mix of 4,000 chemistry professionals and 500 exhibitors makes Informex a must-attend event. Register today for InformexUSA.

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The 2012 China Surfactant and Detergent Exhibition will be held April 14-16.
According to show organizers, The 13th China International Exhibition on Surfactant & Detergents and The 12th China International Conference on Surfactant & Detergents will take place April 14-16 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center. The exhibition will include more than 200 world-class suppliers of new and innovative surfactant and detergent ingredients and services, as well as leading testing laboratories, software providers, industry associations and publishing houses.

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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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