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Vol. 31 No. 2
March-April 2009

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In Memoriam

IUPAC was saddened to learn of the following deaths (reported since 1 March 2007) of Union colleagues. We shall remember them with respect and gratitude for their service to IUPAC.

Prof. Ronald D. Brown (Australia)—Member, Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy, 1981–1983; IUPAC Representative on Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 1994–2008. (Died 4 November 2008)

Prof. Giovanna Costa (Italy)—National Representative, Macromolecular (Polymer) Division, 2002–2005; Member, Subcommittee on Developing Polymer Materials, 2006–2007; Member, Subcommittee on Polymer Education, 2006–2007. (Died in December 2007)

Prof. H.B.F. “Hal” Dixon (United Kingdom)—Member, IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, 1998–1999; Commission Chair, IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, 2001–2002; Titular Member, Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols (IDCNS), 1998–2001); Task Group Chair, Nomenclature of phosphorus-containing compounds of biochemical importance; Task Group Member, Recommendations for nomenclature and databases for biochemical thermodynamics; Revision of “Principles of Chemical Nomenclature.” (Died 30 July 2008)

Prof. Ernest L. Eliel (United States)—Former President, American Chemical Society; Task Group Member, Frontiers of chemical sciences: research and education in Middle Eastern countries. (Died 18 September 2008)

Prof. Robert I. Haines (Canada)—Member, Commission on Solid Solubilities, 2000–2001. (Died in September 2007)

Prof. Dana E. Knox (United States)—Member, Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data, 2002–2007; Chair, Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data, 2008; Associate Member, Analytical Chemistry Division, 2008. (Died 24 September 2008)

Dr. W. Val Metanomski (United States)—Chair, Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols (ICDNS), 1996–2001; Titular Member, Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS), 2002–2005; Titular Member, Editorial Advisory Board, 1998–2001; Associate Member, Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature, 1988–1991; Titular Member, Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature, 1992–1999; Member, Division VIII Advisory Subcommittee, 2002–2008; Member, Subcommittee on Polymer Terminology, 2002–2008; Task Group Member, Terminology and Structure-Based Nomenclature of Dendritic and Hyperbranched Polymers; Glossary of Polymer Chemical and Topological Class Names; Nomenclature for Macromolecular Rotaxanes (revised title); Nomenclature of Regular Single-Strand Organic Polymers (revised edition); Nomenclature for Rotaxane Polymers; Terminology and nomenclature of macromolecules with cyclic structures; Nomenclature of rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes; Revision of “Principles of Chemical Nomenclature.” (Died 12 December 2008)

Prof. Alan Sargesson (Australia)—Associate Member and Titular Member, Commission on Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (1985–1997) and Chair (1996–97); Associate Member, Inorganic Chemistry Division (1996–1997). (Died 29 December 2008)

Prof. Irene Schnoell-Bitai (Austria)—Member, Subcommittee on Modeling of Polymerization Kinetics and Processes, 2004–2008. (Died 4 December 2008)

Prof. Kazuo T. Suzuki (Japan)—Associate Member, Commission on Toxicology, 1998–2001. (Died 24 July 2008)

Dr. Harry J. Svec (United States)—Associate Member, Commission on Isotopic Abundance and Atomic Weights, 1967–1971. (Died 28 November 2006)

Dr. Aaldert H. Wapstra (Netherlands)—Titular Member and Associate Member, Commission on Isotopic Abundance and Atomic Weights, 1963–1979. (Died 2 December 2006)


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