Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 136 Subscribe FREE December 31, 2011 

Best of 2011 recommended Web sources

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


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2011 European chemical industry Facts & Figures
The 2011 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry released each year, the Cefic European Facts and Figures document provides the most up-to-date information based on currently available data about the sector, which produce 21 per cent of the world’s chemicals.

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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Publishing Your Research 101 - Practical Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers
The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society has announced the launch of Publishing Your Research 101, a new educational, web-based video series. Publishing Your Research 101 is designed to support authors and reviewers with the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific research intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

2010 Impact Factor list
A list of some 8000 scientific journals with their Impact Factors could be downloaded from this blog. The list presents data for 2010 as well as 5 year impact factor.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
JoVE is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.

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Academic Earth
Online courses from the world's top scholars. Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education

QS World University Rankings® 2011/2012
QS World University Rankings® 2011/2012 - among the most trusted university rankings available, now including university fees information. View the world’s leading overall universities in the world, the best universities by subject rank area, and the best universities as voted by employers.

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Image bank
SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. Site claims for a DB of more than 3 Million images of which about 300,000 are free.

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Energy pricing information
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration - up to date reports and analyses of petroleum, ethanol, biodiesel markets, including pricing information.

Cornfields vs. Oilfields
An Infographic by Timothy Hurst: With today's ever increasing gas prices, it's a wonder why we don't push harder for alternative sources of fuel. But at the same time, these alternative sources aren't as amazing as you would think. We've highlighted the pros and cons regarding corn ethanol, and presented information about just how effective an energy source it really is.

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Biomed experts
BiomedExperts is the first literature-based scientific professional network that brings the right researchers together and allow them to connect, network, communicate and collaborate online.

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Chemical Compatibility Database By Cole-Parmer
One of the most comprehensive chemical compatibility databases in the world, the Cole Parmer compatibility database, is now available for iPhone and iPad. Every day thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians need to determine chemical compatibility for storage, transport and use. Finding the right material compatibility is key to safety and saving money. This app leverages years of research on chemical compatibility for plastics, metals, Elastomers and ceramics. It contains more than 24,528 entries covering 584 chemicals and 42 materials.

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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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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13th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition
On March 16~18th, 2011, the 12th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC 2011) achieved a complete success, attracting 760 exhibitors, including 55 international companies and almost 25,000 visitors from 100 different countries. As the largest agrochemical exhibition, CAC contains the historical missions of setting up a better international trade platform, and leading global agrochemical enterprises move past the low point and recreate the glory. Let's meet in Shanghai in 2012!
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center
Date: 6-8 March 2012


Food Ingredients China 2012(March 28-30)
Food Ingredients China (FIC), held yearly every March in Shanghai, is the biggest trade show for food ingredients and additives in Asia. FIC 2012 is where food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 28-30, 2012 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC), China.


ICIF China 2012
20 year's history makes ICIF China the most influential and well-known exhibition with a good reputation of high quality in the China chemical industry. ICIF China is the best opportunity for your company to enter this market.
Date: September 26-28, 2012

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ICIS Pricing

ICIS pricing provides unbiased and independent chemical and oil price reporting for all the major chemicals markets, including olefins, aromatics, plastics, solvents, intermediates, biofuels and fertilizers. The reports deliver the latest spot and contract price assessments, market commentary on trends and developments, reported and confirmed transactions, and plant and production news. Request a free sample report here.

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.

Perry Videx
Quality used chemical, plastics, & paper process equipment. 25,000 items priced right for immediate worldwide delivery -

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