Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 150 Subscribe FREE March 31, 2013 

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


Interactive Patent Coverage Map
This tool allows you to click on a country to determine coverage for the selected country by known patent search systems which have been evaluated by Intellogist. Search systems are sorted by the type of coverage they offer (e.g., full text, bibliographic, etc.)

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JoVE - Chemistry
JoVE Chemistry (established in February, 2013) focuses on the methodology within chemistry and chemical preparation across multidisciplinary fields. In addition, this section aims to incorporate the preparation, use and analysis of novel materials and structures. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed video journal. Their mission is to increase the productivity of scientific research.

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Microsoft academic search
Microsoft Academic Search is a free service developed by Microsoft Research to help scholars, scientists, students, and practitioners quickly and easily find academic content, researchers, institutions, and activities. Microsoft Academic Search indexes not only millions of academic publications, it also displays the key relationships between and among subjects, content, and authors, highlighting the critical links that help define scientific research.

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ChemWorx - colwiz
colwiz (collective wizdom), a research management, collaboration and productivity software company established by Oxford University scientists, announced today a evelopment partnership and a strategic investment from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Under the terms of the development partnership, colwiz will provide the underlying technology and platform for ACS ChemWorx and ACS ActiveView PDF.
colwiz provides an integrated R&D platform for individuals and teams working in industry, academia and government organisations. The integrated set of web, desktop and mobile applications include a state of the art reference management system for publication management, calendars for schedule management, tasks for effectively organizing research work, and drive for research documents and data sharing. colwiz can be used by individual researchers, groups, departments and labs working on multiple research projects. This approach facilitates research management across multiple departmental and even institutional boundaries, creating the potential for a completely novel and innovative approach to the R&D process. The partnership with ACS will bring the functionality of colwiz platform to researchers in chemistry through ACS ChemWorx.

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Solar power is on the rise
Rising solar power production in the U.S. is likely to make it the second-largest new source in 2013. Solar power is on the rise, even as the growth rate of U.S. electricity consumption has been slowing. This year, energy generated from solar power will be the second-largest source added to the U.S. electric grid. By Ryan Koronowski on Mar 24, 2013

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Carbon dioxide to acrylate
A cheaper and more sustainable way to make the commodity acrylate from carbon dioxide rather than oil has been developed by researchers in the US. Wesley Bernskoetter of Brown University and colleagues there and at Yale University have shown how they can break open five-membered rings formed between carbon dioxide, ethylene from biomass and a nickel catalyst using Lewis acids. This facilitates an elimination and formation of acrylate. "We thought that if we could find a way to cut the ring chemically, then we would be able to eliminate very quickly and form acrylate,” explains Bernskoetter. "And that turns out to be true."
CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply

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

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Quality by Design China 2013
Quality by Design China 2013 is organized by CPhI Conferences and has brought together top-level industry executives from government & regulatory agencies (FDA, NIFDC), international pharma companies (Pfizer, Huahai, Haisun, Hengrui, NNE, Frontage, Sanovel), QbD/PAT companies (Malvern) etc. to discuss industry hot issues and provide communication platform for professionals who engaged in drug R&D and quality control.

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The 70th API China 25-27 April 2013 Wuhan
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: Wuhan International Expo Center

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American Chemical Manufacturing Summit 2013
The American Chemical Manufacturing Summit 2013 brings together industry leaders who will discuss the current state of the industry and the impact of new regulations. Establish the direction and vision for your company using the latest information from top industry performers. Quote 'CHEMINDUSTRY' for discounts on bookings to

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CPhI 'China and world' Medical Forum
CPhI 'China and world' medical forum, co-organized by CCCMHPIE and UBM Conferences, will be held on June 25th–26th in Shanghai, China. As the supporting activity of CPhI China, the objective of the one and a half day forum is to provide communication and display platform for professionals in medical area, collecting the newest market information and provide various networking opportunities to discuss and showcase evolving pharmaceutical regulatory, market and technology under the support of globally vibrant speaker team line up from government and leading pharmaceutical companies. For more information please visit:

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Meet the Chinese pharma world at CPhI China 2013
Join us in Shanghai for CPhI China 2013, the pharmaceutical networking event with 29,000 visitors from 108 countries and over 2,200 exhibitors. Gathering movers, shakers and emerging new comers of the Chinese pharma industry, CPhI China is the ideal platform. Meet face-to-face with domestic pharma companies, stay informed about the latest industry trends and get the best ROI on your travel, time and budget. Ready for business? Book your stand now!

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In 2013, Fi Asia-China, Hi Ni China, NPC returns to Shanghai in conjunction with CPhI China for the biggest exhibition in the country dedicated to the food, nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical industries. The show brings more than 2,500 exhibitors and 46,000 attendees.
Date: 25-27 June 2013
Venue: Shanghai New international Expo Centre, Hall N4 & N5

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ICIF China 2013, 12th China International Chemical Industry Fair
Concurrent Exhibition: China International Petroleum and Chemical Equipment & Processing Technology Exhibition

21 year's history makes ICIF China the most influential and well-known exhibition with good reputation and high quality in China chemical industry. ICIF China is the best opportunity for your company to enter this market.
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention
Date: September 4-6, 2013

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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

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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