Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 138 Subscribe FREE February 29, 2012 

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This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
Reference works
Chemistry software
Open access
The Alchemist pick


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PGM Database
Created by Johnson Matthey, this database provides detailed properties of platinum group metals and their alloys including phase diagrams. It is a collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their alloys.

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GreenFacts publishes clear and faithful summaries of existing scientific reports on environmental and health topics. All GreenFacts' summaries are peer-reviewed by independent experts.

Graphic facts & figures about biofuels:

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Beilstein TV
New from Beilstein - scientific videos directly from the researchers themselves. Scientists take you into the heart of their lab, invite you to fascinating lectures, and share their findings with you in person.

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3D visualization tools
From Indiana University Cheminformatics Education Portal – a short and useful summary of visualization tools that are available online. There are plenty of programs available for visualizing and rotating and translating molecules. Most of them are free. Some work in web browsers; some are standalone; some produce images. Most work with proteins as well as small molecules.

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Questionable open-access sources
A blog by Jeffrey Beall publishes lists of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers and individual journals. Of course, these lists represent the personal opinions of the author.

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Burning ice
A team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, has carried out a computer analysis of gas hydrates to try and understand key details about their structure. The study is the first to accurately quantify the molecular-scale interactions between hydrogen or methane, the "natural" gas in the hydrates and the water molecules that form hydrogen-bonded molecular cages around them. The PNNL team demonstrated that hydrates can hold hydrogen at an optimal capacity of 5 mass percentage, which is considered a viable figure by the US Department of Energy making gas hydrates a practical and affordable alternative fuel source.
The great gas hydrate escape

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

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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.

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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


The 68th API China 25-27 April 2012 Hefei
API China is China's leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, covering the complete spectrum of products from raw materials, fine chemicals, intermediates, ingredients, and processing/packaging machinery. It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers, especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.
Place: Binhu International Exhibition Center, Hefei, Anhui Province,China

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China's Primary Destination for Ingredients and Nutraceuticals
In 2012, Fi Asia-China, Hi Ni China, NPC returns to Shanghai in conjunction with CPhI China for the biggest exhibition in the country dedicate to the food, nutraceuticals and the pharmaceutical industries. The show brings more than 2,500exhibitors and 46,000 attendees

Place: Binhu International Exhibition Center, Hefei, Anhui Province,China
Date: 26-28 June 2012 Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai

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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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