Chemical technology news from across RSC Publishing.
Are you good at solving puzzles? Do you have an active interest in science?
Well now you can combine both with two new books published by the RSC; Chemistry Crosswords Vol.1 and Chemistry Su Doku Vol.1. These pocket size books provide an alternative to the familiar, light hearted entertainment of conventional puzzle books by incorporating a chemical twist. Chemistry Crosswords Vol. 1 contains approximately 70 crosswords with interesting clues spanning all areas of chemistry whilst the Chemistry Su Doku book has been specially developed to incorporate chemical symbols in place of numbers. Themes include the periodic table, the isotopes of boron and John Dalton's notation system from 1808.
So why not give yourself a challenge and brush up on your chemistry knowledge?
40th anniversary of ChemComm
This year has seen the anniversary of 40 years of ChemComm. Launched in 1965 as a new communications journal, ChemComm has blossomed into a major weekly publication. Highly regarded, it has an international reputation for publishing cutting edge science. It is not just the quality that is admired, it is also the breadth of coverage and speed of publication that scientists find appealing. Authors like the format of ChemComm where they can showcase their
research with short reports of innovative work that will reach a wide scientific audience.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ChemComm a series of Anniversary Lectures were presented by four distinguished chemists; Jonathan Sessler, Mikiko Sodeoka, Jean Fréchet and Claudio Luchinat. These were presented at a number of conferences during the summer where the scientists all received the 40th Anniversary Lecture Award. This has also been complemented with other events and features through the year including a reception at the 229th ACS National Meeting in San Diego and compilations of the top 40 most cited authors and papers. In addition, several Anniversary Articles discussing high profile subjects in the field have been published, of which one article was written by the newly awarded Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry
Richard R. Schrock.
Over the years ChemComm has shown commitment to publishing high standards of scientific research attaining high impact factors year on year.
2005 has been a significant year for ChemComm and its editorial team; one which provides an excellent platform from which to look to the future!
A fascinating, new book series is being launched by the RSC to provide an authoritative insight into the Biomolecular science field, reflecting the exciting advances at the interface of chemistry and biology.
The suite of professional reference books is aimed at researchers interested in structural biology, drug discovery and biophysical chemistry. Edited by Professor Stephen Neidle, with contributions from leading experts in the field, the subject matter is fully referenced to primary sources and offers a comprehensive referencing tool, with colour illustrations. Subject areas include structural biology, chemical biology, informatics, drug discovery and development, and biophysical chemistry.
The first book in the series entitled Biophysical and Structural Aspects of Bioenergetics will be published this month.