Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 131 Subscribe FREE June 30, 2011 

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


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Image bank
SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. Site claims for a DB of more than 3 Million images of which about 300,000 are free.

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Chemistry iPhone apps
From Cambridge MedChem Consulting: Finding scientific iPhone (and iPad) applications on the iTunes AppStore can be a bit hit and miss so I thought I’d compile a list of those that I am aware of, feel free to send me details of any I’ve missed.


Energy pricing information
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration - up to date reports and analyses of petroleum, ethanol, biodiesel markets, including pricing information.

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NAP Puts All 4,000 Books Online FREE
As of June 2 2011, more than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs Now Available to Download for Free.

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Fine chemicals
"Small firms develop better peptide drug candidates to expand this pharmaceutical class and attract big pharma partners." Read the full story at C&En:


CIGS solar record
Independently certified tests on a flexible, solar cell show that scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have boosted the energy conversion efficiency from 17.6% to a staggering 18.7% in a year. The copper indium gallium (di)selenide, CIGS, material represents a new world record beating the team's own previous best of June 2010. To make solar power viable without subsidies, large scale, easy to develop and inexpensive solar cells are needed. This latest improvement means these relatively inexpensive materials are gradually closing the efficiency gap on polycrystalline silicon-based devices. Team leader Ayodhya Tiwari suggests CIGS will ultimately lead to a paradigm shift in solar power technology.
Swiss researchers boost efficiency of flexible solar cells to new world record - Record efficiency of 18.7% for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics

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

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AgrochemEx 2011 (20-22 October, 2011)
AgrochemEx is an annual agrochemical symposium and exhibition in Shanghai, China. It brings purchasers to the Chinese pesticide manufacturers directly rather than to middle men. Over 500 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors from 77 countries attended in 2010. Its slogan is, "Meet the right person, at the right time, in the right place ."
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai

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The 67th API China 9-11 Nov 2011 Naining
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.
Venue: Nanjing International Expo Centre, China


13th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition
On March 16~18th, 2011, the 12th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC 2011) achieved a complete success, attracting 760 exhibitors, including 55 international companies and almost 25,000 visitors from 100 different countries. As the largest agrochemical exhibition, CAC contains the historical missions of setting up a better international trade platform, and leading global agrochemical enterprises move past the low point and recreate the glory. Let's meet in Shanghai in 2012!
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center
Date: 6-8 March 2012

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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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