Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 151 Subscribe FREE April 30, 2013 

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The Alchemist pick


The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug
Professor Lee Cronin has turned a 3D printer into a universal chemistry set that could make its own prescription drugs via downloadable chemistry. Watch a 15 minutes video of a TED lecture here:

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A 53 minutes video from PBS: POWERING THE PLANET is an eye-opening look at some of the world’s most important case studies in smart energy decisions, and a provocative assessment of what it takes to build a sustainable energy infrastructure — a process that spans decades and requires long-term government support.

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Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds. We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

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CSB real accident investigation videos
"The Chemical Safety Board has some very powerful videos, since they are based on real accident investigations. So many safety videos are generic warnings. This is real life, not fake scenarios. Videos are free to download!

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Espacenet worldwide
Espacenet offers free patent search within a collection of published applications from 90+ countries around the world. A link to the advanced search page:

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Shedding light on copper nanocatalyst
Engineers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated an environmentally friendly process for making propylene oxide based on copper nanoparticles, from which they can easily reverse surface oxidation to activate the catalyst using light. Suljo Linic and colleagues have shown how they can regenerate copper in metallic form with its unique electronic structure perfect for activating the reaction pathway from propylene to propylene oxide without boosting unwanted pathways. The secret is to form copper nanoparticles about 40 nanometers across and then to coat them with a dusting of silica. "We are just scratching the surface," Linic says. "I can envision many processes that wouldn't be possible with conventional strategies, where changing the oxidation state during the reaction or driving reactions with light could affect the outcome dramatically."
Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'Holy Grail'

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

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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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Food Safety & Quality Control China Conference 2013
2013, General Pre-Packaged food nutrition label convention (GB28050-2011) is coming into practice, it is attracting more attention by food manufacturers and institutes. Build a culture of Food Safety. Food Safety & Quality Control China Conference 2013 will be launched on 25th -26th June, 2013 at Shanghai China, industry and thought leaders in food research and development, food innovation, marketing and food technology to debate and shape the future of the food industry.

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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


ChinaInk 2013
The Only Specialized Trade Show of Ink Raw Materials in China, organized by CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry, will be held in Guangzhou, China, on September 25-27, 2013. Exhibit profile: Printing Ink, Raw Materials, Binders, Pigment, Fillers, Solvents, Additives, Adhesives and Coatings Raw Materials, Equipment and Services
Contact: Mo Kai Tel: +86-10-64272119

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