Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 147 Subscribe FREE November 30, 2012 

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


Tuition Over Time, 1999-2010
The published price of college continued to climb in 2010-11, according to "Trends in College Pricing 2010," the newest installment in a series of annual reports issued by the College Board. To explore tuition trends at a particular college or university, start by choosing an institution type and a state, and then select an institution. You will then be able to compare its tuition and fees with those at other institutions, stretching back to 1999.

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Knovel Promotional Package
Knovel has expanded its promotional package to provide individual users with greater access to the technical information that engineers need to solve problems. Registration is free! The Knovel Promotional Package offers industry specific content targeted to the following industries:
  • Chemicals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Engineering Design & Construction
  • Equipment Manufacturing
  • Academic

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Solar Market Insight
U.S. Solar Market InsightTMis a quarterly publication of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and GTM Research. This report analyzes trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment.

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Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project for collaboratively writing open-content textbooks that anyone, including you, can edit right now by clicking on the edit link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks page. As of today, the project includes 2,491 books with 44,435 pages.

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ChemSpider Mobile
ChemSpider Mobile allows you to search the ChemSpider chemical database, provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Compounds can be searched by structure or by name, and browsed within the app. Results can be examined by jumping to the web page. Search structures are drawn using the powerful MMDS molecular diagram.

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Not being precious about fuel cells
Avoiding the use of costly and rate platinum as the basic ingredient of fuel cells catalysts might be possible thanks to the development of an alternative based on cobalt and graphene developed by researchers at Brown University. Shouheng Sun and his colleagues have coated a graphene sheet with cobalt and cobalt-oxide nanoparticles, which they say can catalyze oxygen reduction almost as well as platinum but have the distinct advantage of being far more durable. The optimization of this new catalyst might displace platinum and lead to the more widespread adoption of this essentially nineteenth century technology by using 21st century materials.
Can cobalt-graphene catalyst beat platinum?

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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Informex, taking place February 19-22, 2013 in Anaheim, CA USA is the premier meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. Each year the event brings together an international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and 450 exhibitors. Register today for InformexUSA.

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

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Food Ingredients China 2013, March 26-28
Food Ingredients China (FIC), held in March each year in Shanghai, is the biggest food ingredients and additives trade show in Asia. FIC 2013 is where the food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 26-28, 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC), China.

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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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