eTOC ‘Chemistry International’ – Jan-Mar 2022

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Chemistry International Volume 44, Issue 1

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cover: Downstream is the Science History Institute latest exhibit that explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States; read more p. 11, by Jess Smith. The cover image originally appeared in the NASA Earth Observatory story Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Image courtesy Ron Beck, USGS Land Processes Data Center, Satellite Systems Branch, published May 19, 2003.

While staying with the theme of Downstream, let us #colorourcollections.
From February 7-11, 2022, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Learn more at
Download from the Science History Institute a collection of various forms of microscopic plant organisms living in water: Whipple, George Chandler, “Plate VI: Chlorophyceæ.” The Microscopy of Drinking Water, 1914.

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Archives of Chemistry International

President’s Column

Bonding the Chemistry Community by Javier García-Martínez (2-4)
Ethics, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (4-5)


Young chemists voice in support of the SDGs (6-10)
by Janine Richter and Emiel Dobbelaar
see also related article in PAC Jan 2022 <>

Downstream (11-15)
by Jesse Smith

WABOT-2 (1980)

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and Development (16-19)
by Michael Liebman
Key points to succeed in Artificial Intelligence drug discovery projects (19-21)
by Quentin Perron, Vinicius Barros Ribeiro da Silva, Brian Atwood, and Yann Gaston-Mathé

Tiny nanopesticides promise big gains to farmers (22-24)
by Sophie Schmidt




Asymmetric Organocatalysis—A Game Changer 25

Professors Balzani and Oganessian to Receive the First UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 26

Paul Anastas wins Volvo Environment Prize 2021 27

2022 Franzosini Award—Call For Nominations 28

Grand Prix de la Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie—2022 call for nominations 28

Professor Kozo Kuchitsu (fifth from right) at an IUPAC meeting with the core group preparing the 3rd edition of the Green Book in March 1999. (see more p. 31)

Mei-Hung Chiu elected on the ISC board 28

2022 IUPAC-Solvay International Award For Young Chemists—Call For Applicants 29

SDGs for the Benefit of Society—Video from IYCN symposium 29

INCHI Outreach 29

An interview with Tsuyoshi Minami 29
{Read full interview in ChemistryViews}

In Memoriam: Professor Kozo Kuchitsu (1927-2021) 31


Up for Discussion

From p. 32 – Drawnings by draughtsman of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in 1677, published in 1678. (Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons)

Royal Society of Chemistry Provides Guidelines for Censorship to its Editors (32-24)
by Anna Krylov, Gernot Frenking, and Peter Gill


Making an imPACt

Metrological and quality concepts in analytical chemistry 35

A unified pH scale for all solvents: part I—intention and reasoning 35

Structure-based nomenclature for irregular linear, star, comb, and brush polymers 35

Feasibility of multifunction calibration of H+-responsive glass electrodes in seawater 36

IUPAC Provisional Recommendations 36



Chemistry Teacher International Enters Fourth Year 37


Internet Connection

Online Chemistry Simulations to Intrigue, Engage and Attract 21st Century Science Students 42


Conference Call

The Organizing Committee of the 13th Green Chemistry Postgraduate Summer School: from left, Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, Fabio Aricó, Aurelia Visa, and Pietro Tundo (from p.46)

Green Chemistry Postgraduate Summer School 46

Congress of the Slovak & Czech Chemical Societies 48

The 53rd International Chemistry Olympiad in (Virtual) Japan 49



Where 2B&Y

POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022 52

MACRO 2022, the 49th World Polymer Congress 52


Mark Your Calendar




page first post 12 Jan 2022; published by De Gruyter 25 Jan 2022

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