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Chemistry International Volume 46, Issue 3

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cover:  Cover image and poem below generated by ChatGPT 3.5, a language model developed by OpenAI, in response to the queries by Ilya Kuselman, April 2024.

The World Metrology Day is the annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention -the world-wide uniformity of measurement- remains as important today as it was in 1875. This year, the theme for World Metrology Day was Sustainability. The annual event of May 20 is also now recognized by UNESCO as an official International Day. This designation opens new avenues to promote metrology, aligning with UNESCO’s mission to construct a better world through science and education. To celebrate the occasion, Ilya Kuselman queried ChatGPT. See also “IUPAC working in the field of metrology”, p. 29

Features | WireProject Place | imPACt | Provisional RecConference CallMark Your Calendar

Archives of Chemistry International

Like most of IUPAC volunteers, the Secretariat staff regularly meets virtually: from
top left, Greta Heydenrych, Fabienne
Meyers, Tammy Bridges, and Enid Weatherwax.

Secretary General’s Column

Managing the affairs of the Union, a brief history of the IUPAC Secretariat  (2)
by Zoltan Mester
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The PARTY Approach: How Friendship Transcended Borders for Science (6)
by Yvonne S. L. Choo, Fun Man Fung, and Juliana L. Vidal
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Blockchain Technology and its Use Along the Scientific Research Workflow (12)
by Bonnie Lawlor, Stuart Chalk, Jeremy Frey, Kazuhiro Hayashi, David Kochalko, Richard Shute, and Mirek Sopek
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IUPAC and Wikipedia: A Story with Upsides, Downsides, Lessons & Rewards (18)
by Stuart J. Chalk, Guido Raos, Paul D. Topham, and Martin A. Walker
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Franziska Schoenebeck is the Thieme-IUPAC Prize Winner 2024 (20)

Christine Luscombe is the recipient of the 2024 Stepto Lecture Award (20)

Athina Anastasaki is the recipient of the 9th Polymer International-IUPAC Award (21)

2025 Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award—Call for Nominations (21)

2024 IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award For Advancements In Green Chemistry—Call For Nominations (22)

IUPAC FAIR Chemistry Cookbook 23

In Memoriam—Allen Joseph Bard (1933–2024) (24)

A tribute to Christo Balarew on the occasion of his 90th birthday (25)


Project Place


Assessment of Reliability and Uncertainty of Solubility Data (27)
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Human Drug Metabolism Database (hDMdb) (28)
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JCGM Guides in Metrology—IUPAC working in the field of metrology with others broadly-based international organizations (29)
by Stephen L R Ellison
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Making an imPACt

A brief guide to measurement uncertainty (IUPAC Technical Report) (32)
Antonio Possolo, David Brynn Hibbert, Jürgen Stohner, Olha Bodnar and Juris Meija
PAC, 2024, Vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 113-134,

Definition of the pnictogen bond (IUPAC Recommendations 2023) (32)
Giuseppe Resnati, David L. Bryce, Gautam R. Desiraju, Antonio Frontera, Ingo Krossing, Anthony C. Legon, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Francesco Nicotra, Kari Rissanen, Steve Scheiner and Giancarlo Terraneo
PAC, 2024, Vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 135-145,

IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Awards 2023 (32)
Preface of the special collection of invited papers by recipients of the 2023 Awards  by Mary J. Garson
PAC, 2024, Vol. 96, no. 1, 2024, pp. 1-4,

Special issue of POLY-CHAR 2023 and in memory of Professor Melissa Chan Chin Han (33)
Jianyong Jin and Holger Schönherr
PAC, 2024, Vol. 96, no. 2, 2024, pp. 147-148,

From water to chemicals: vision and opportunities of a sustainable hydrogen society (34)
A special issue of PAC dedicated to the 5th edition of Avogadro Colloquia 
Preface by Lidia Armelao, Elio Giamello, Gaetano Guerra, and Maria Chiara Carrozza;
PAC, 2024, Vol. 96, no. 4, 2024, pp. 447-449.


Provisional Recommendations

Glossary of Terms for Mass and Volume in Analytical Chemistry 35

Definition of Materials Chemistry (35)

Conference Call

Systems Thinking and Sustainability—A Workshop at 5th ACRICE (36)
by Marietjie Potgieter and Ghada Bassioni
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Worldwide Nurturing Green Chemistry Innovators (38)
The 15th Green Chemistry Postgraduate Summer School 2023, dedicated to the memory of Prof. Pietro Tundo
by Soulaima Chkirida, Géraldine Chanteux, and Sherwin Hugo T. Lu

Digital Standards: A Path to Sustainable and Interoperable Chemical Data Exchange (43)
by Fatima Mustafa, Dana Vanderwall, Leah McEwen, Ray Boucher, Richard Hartshorn, Ian Bruno, Greta Heydenrych, and Gerd Blanke

Mark Your Calendar


page first posted 1 July 2024; published by De Gruyter 15 July 2024




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