Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 121 Subscribe FREE August 31, 2010 

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


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The Plastics Exchange
The Plastics Exchange is a real-time marketplace for anonymously buying and selling domestic and international commodity grade resin (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, GPPS, HIPS, HoPP, CoPP). The site offers trading in prime and offgrade resins in railcars, bulk or packaged truckloads and FCL. The Plastics Exchange also provides in-depth research and news coverage of the resin marketplace, and displays historical data captured from the asking price of its Contract Market, for 21 commodity resin grades as daily, weekly and monthly charts.

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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

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Introduction to Chemical Engineering Processes
A free textbook from Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection. The 10 chapters of this resource cover topics such as: mass balance, energy balance, multiple-phase systems as well as useful mathematical methods and problem solving using computers.

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Global top 50 chemical companies
C&EN's survey of the Global Top 50 chemical companies, which is based on 2009 data, reflects a year that began on the lowest of notes. And although conditions improved from the depths of the crisis, the industry still hasn’t fully recovered. Read the full story here:

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iPhone chemistry apps
With students going back to school, they better be ready for some of those science topics. Every student needs to know a bit of science. That applies to chemistry too (whether you hate it is another story). Some students may find chemistry difficult to master. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun apps available in iTunes that can help with that. Chem Pro is a chemistry app that covers plenty of lessons and tools to give students a better opportunity to master this topic.

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Chemicalize yourself
A new way to view web pages that embeds chemical structures and generates property data on the fly has been released by the creators of the ChemAxon suite of chemistry software products. The tool is based at the free page - - and allows users to see structures and data for compounds mentioned in any block of text or on a web page. The site is already gaining traction as a useful tool for users of the RSC's ChemSpider database of molecular structures but can be used anywhere to "chemicalize" information.
Chemicalize your molecules

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

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AgrochemEx 2010 (20-22 October, 2010)
China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) introduces AGROCHEMEX 2010. We provide you the chance to: establish business relationships directly to 500+ Chinese agrochemical enterprises (Top 100 manufacturers included), and obtain more information from the industrial authorities on the trends of Chinese agrochemical international trades.

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The 65th API China 10-12 Nov 2010 Suzhou
API China is China's leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector covering the complete spectrum of products from raw material, fine chemical, intermediate, ingredients, processing machinery and packaging machinery.It is an event for international buyers to meet Asian sellers especially Chinese ingredients manufacturers.

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SpeChem China 2010
SpeChem China 2010 will be held at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center on Dec. 1-3, 2010. 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 website:, SpeChem China is the leading exhibition in China Fine & Specialty Chemical Industry.

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InformexUSA 2011
InformexUSA is the global meeting place for buyers and sellers of the fine, specialty, and custom chemical market. In it's 27th year, Informex has been the go-to chemical trade show for the chemical industry. From API's, fine chemical intermediates, agrochemicals, green chemistry and biotechnology, Informex has it all! Find your new business at InformexUSA 2011

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12th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition
During 16-18th, March, 2010, the 11th China International Agrochemicals & Crop Protection (CAC2010) was a complete success in the Shanghai Everbright Exhibition Center, bringing 707 exhibitors and 17,301 visitors from 100 different countries. It is one of the absolutely necessary exhibitions for agrochemical manufacturers and traders to participate in every year. CAC Conference - hear the latest world policies, technical product trends, and in-depth market analysis and updates. CAC2011 welcomes you!

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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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