Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Chemistry International Blank Image Chemistry International Blank Image Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Current Issue
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Past Issues
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Officer's Columns
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Features
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Up for Discussion
Chemistry International Text Image Link to IUPAC Wire
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Project Place
Chemistry International Text Image Link to imPACt
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Bookworm
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Internet Connections
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Conference Call
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Where 2B and Y
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Symposia
Chemistry International Text Image Link to CI Indexes
Chemistry International Text Image Link to CI Editor
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Search Function
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Information

 

Chemistry International Text Image Link to Previous Issue Chemistry International Text Image Link to Previous Page Chemistry International Text Image Link to This TOC Chemistry International Text Image Link to Next Page Chemistry International Text Image Link to Next Issue

Vol. 31 No. 4
July-August 2009

IUPAC Wire | News and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
See also www.iupac.org/indexes/News

Marking the Centenary of Houben-Weyl

Since 1909, Houben–Weyl has been used by chemists working in academia and industry. This influential work, available in print and electronic editions (available online through Science of Synthesis <www.science-of-synthesis.com>), has been made possible by the worldwide collaboration of renowned chemists, including several Nobel laureates. In order to mark the Houben–Weyl centenary, 100 selected articles from Houben-Weyl, Science of Synthesis, SYNLETT, and SYNTHESIS that cover a variety of themes—including stereoselective synthesis, fluorine, peptides, and heterocyclic and organometallic chemistry—have been collocated and can be downloaded for free through 2009 on the Thieme Chemistry website <www.thieme-chemistry.com>.

The first topic covered in March 2009 was “fluorine.” Houben–Weyl and Science of Synthesis exhaustively cover fluorine compounds. Alone, fluorine gas is extremely poisonous, but, when combined with other atoms, it forms compounds that are versatile. Consequently, it is used for a variety of applications, including solvents, anticancer agents, agricultural chemicals, dyes, and polymers. The key contributions from this seminal work that are being made available for download have been chosen by experts and should help assist the organic chemist in understanding some of fluorine chemistry’s different aspects.

“We are delighted to be able to make freely available a sample of the content from Houben–Weyl and Science of Synthesis so that a wider audience can begin to appreciate both the high quality of the author contributions and the relevance of the science covered in the series to research in organic chemistry today. We are also happy to be able to offer selected SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT journal articles, which relate to the chosen themes, for free download,” said Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, managing editor at Science of Synthesis/Houben–Weyl.

www.thieme-chemistry.com/en/our-service/houben-weyl-centenary.html


Page last modified 1 July 2009.
Copyright © 2003-2009 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions regarding the website, please contact edit.ci@iupac.org
Link to CI Home Page Link to IUPAC E-News Link to IUPAC Home Page