Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 144 Subscribe FREE August 31, 2012 

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The Alchemist pick


Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012
The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has released the 10th edition of its annual global university ranking - 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the tenth year.

The Top 10 universities are: Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge, Caltech, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago and Oxford. University of Tokyo in Japan is back to Top 20 (20th) and tops other Asian universities. ETH Zurich (23rd) in Switzerland takes first place in Continent Europe, followed by Paris-Sud (37th) and Pierre and Marie Curie (42nd) in France.

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The Beilstein Journals App
The Beilstein Journals App is available free of charge for Apple and Android tablets and smartphones. Use this app to read all articles of the two Open Access journals Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.

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2012 Salary Survey
Annual salary survey by Chemical Processing indicates respondents are content with current pace. Salaries, bonuses and raises are on the rise, but the average pay raise percentage fell slightly, according to the results of Chemical Processing's 2012 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey. Much else remains the same compared to last year's poll.

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List of chemistry journals
Since 1995, this page has held one of the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date lists of internet-linked chemistry-related journals. Links Last Checked: July 2012

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Chemical Entities of Biological Interest
Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical compounds. This resource is powered by the European Bioinformatics Institute.

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Clear advance
Researchers at Brown University have used a novel solution-based chemistry to make indium tin oxide (ITO) films to simplify manufacturing of conductive films for displays and solar cells as well as reducing costs. The team was able to prepare conductive ITO films 146 nanometers thick that are also transparent to light, allowing through 93%, a transparency comparable to the glass plates on which the films are deposited. The team also applied the films to flexible polyimide hinting at the technology's potential in flexible displays.
Chemists advance clear conductive films

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

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The 69th API China 7-9 Nov 2012 Xiamen
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, processing machinery and packaging machinery. It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers, especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.

Place:Xiamen,China International Conference & Exhibition Center

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SpeChem China 2012
SpeChem China 2012 will be held at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center Nov. 19-21, 2012. 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 SpeChem China is the leading exhibition in China Fine & Specialty Chemical Industry.

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The 13th China International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition
China Interdye 2013 will be held from April 17-19, 2013 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The expo includes a variety of dyes, intermediates, auxiliaries, textile chemicals, pigments, textile printing materials, equipment and related products.

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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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