Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 145 Subscribe FREE September 30, 2012 

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The Alchemist pick


2012/2013 QS world university ranking
Cambridge is once again home to the world’s number one university. Yet this year the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), not the UK’s second-placed Cambridge University, takes the crown for the first time.

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Chemical sciences on Youtube EDU
Chemical sciences video courses are available freely on Youtube EDU channel:
Chemical engineering:

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Fortune 500 chemical & pharma companies
Fortune 500 lists 16 chemical companies and 12 pharmaceutical firms in its annual ranking of America's largest corporations.
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Search the database for hundreds of Science and Technology jobs. Registration is free and you can upload your resume, set up email job alerts, subscribe to RSS feeds and apply for Science and Technology jobs online.

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Chemical Entities of Biological Interest
BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. It is available free of charge for via the internet and as an in-house database for commercial users. The data collection is being developed into a metabolic network information system with links to Enzyme expression and regulation information.

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Gold code
Researchers in China and the USA have demonstrated how gold nanoparticles can be controlled by DNA. Jinghong Li from the Tsinghua University Beijing and colleagues were able to use short strands of DNA to template the formation of well-define nanoparticles. Without the DNA their preparative steps simply led to agglomerations rather than crystalline products. "Our work could provide a new method for synthesizing nanoparticles with predictable structures with fine-tuned morphologies for widespread applications," the team says. "Nanoparticles with complex shapes and rough surfaces have recently been shown to have enhanced performance as catalytic components and support materials for analytical processes like Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). They are also better absorbed by cells."
Gold Nanoparticles Follow "Genetic Code"

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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