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CINF Social Networking Events

Thanks to all who helped the Division of Chemical Information to put together a great set of social events for the fall ACS National Meeting in Boston. As always, it started with the Welcoming Reception on Sunday evening. We had excellent attendance at the reception, more than we anticipated. There was a nice selection of food and drinks, and a good time was had by all. The division is grateful to the sponsors for this event: Springer/Journal of Cheminformatics, Optibrium, PerkinElmer, AAAS/Science, and Thieme Chemistry. 

Tuesday’s first event was the Division of Chemical Information Luncheon sponsored exclusively by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This event sold out once again with capacity at 95. A great luncheon hosted a very entertaining talk by our invited speaker, Michele Derrick, who spoke about “CAMEO: a database for technical information on materials in museums.

Tuesday evening was the Herman Skolnik Award Reception. This year’s recipient was Dr. Jürgen Bajorath. The reception was very well attended with something to eat for everyone, from sushi to carving stations. Many thanks to ACS Publications, Pfizer, Novartis, Cresset, and Schrödinger for sponsoring this event.

Special thanks to our division colleagues, Graham Douglas, Michael Qiu, Erin Davis, and Rachelle Bienstock, who put in time and effort fundraising, and making arrangements for rooms, menus and speakers for our social events. We would also like to thank Bio-Rad, whose marketing department handles all our graphic arts and banner production. And, of course, we all greatly appreciate our generous sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to organize such a great line-up of events in Boston for everyone to enjoy.

We are now planning events for San Diego spring 2016 and look forward to seeing all of you there!

Philip Heller, Chair, CINF Fundraising Committee


CINF photos from the fall 2015 ACS National Meeting are at:

The photos were taken by Wendy Warr and Stuart Chalk.

ACS Publications

ImageACS Publications on your Tablet or Smartphone

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society recently released ACS2Go, an improvement to its mobile platform that offers readers enhanced features and an improved reading experience. It is ACS Publications’ mobile platform optimized for tablets and smartphones, allowing readers to pair their mobile device easily to an organization, to access full-text articles both on and off campus. Library patrons have access to cutting-edge ACS research, anytime and anywhere, with ACS2Go. They can access full-text articles from journals that have been licensed by the institution's library, which means that patrons can visit http://pubs.acs.org/ from their mobile device while on an authenticated institutional wi-fi network. Their mobile device will be automatically paired with the institution’s access rights. The pairing will then enable them to access content while offsite, for up to four months, and will be refreshed each time they access ACS2Go while within the institution's network. Learn more at pubs.acs.org/acs2go.

ImageIdeas, Insights and Advices for the Scientific Community

ACS Axial is the newest initiative from ACS Publications. It is an interactive blog designed to be an indispensable resource for authors, researchers, librarians and customers; not only does it present, but it also seeks stories covering the latest innovations in scientific research, publishing and beyond.

Visit http://axial.acs.org/ to read some of the latest pieces, authored by ACS Publications’ staff, editors, authors, and librarians. 

Cresset Software and Services

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Software and Services for Small Molecule Discovery and Design

Cresset’s patented methods deliver novel, realistic results that help chemists discover, design and optimize the best small molecules for their projects.

Our software and consulting services are used on a daily basis by computational, medicinal, and synthetic chemists from the world’s leading research organizations. Eight out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies use Cresset technology in their drug discovery research.

Our robust scientific methods use 3D molecular shape and electrostatics to understand the chemical interactions that underpin biological activity.

See our presentations and posters from ACS Boston 2015 and find out how to get a free software evaluation www.cresset-group.com.

Springer Chemistry News

Book series Topics in Current Chemistry to be re-launched as online journal

ImageSpringer is re-launching the book series Topics in Current Chemistry (TCC) as an online journal. The individual contributions will appear in six electronic issues per year with the first articles to be published in the fall of 2015. Topics in Current Chemistry is well known for presenting high-quality reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research.

Nobel laureate and series editor, Jean-Marie Lehn, said: “The transformation of Topics in Current Chemistry into a journal of reviews is an exciting development. The scientific community values the book series greatly and, now that TCC is a journal, authors will have their contributions indexed, found, read, and cited faster.”

The journal will continue to cover all areas of chemical science, including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine, physics and materials science. The new journal format will allow editors and authors to use tools facilitating manuscript preparation, submission, review and tracking. Moreover, authors will have the opportunity to publish their articles using the open access publishing model under the Springer Open Choice program. The editorial board of world-leading chemists will transition from the book series to the journal. Wai-Yeung Wong of the Hong Kong Baptist University has been newly appointed as editor for the journal.

“At this time, we aim to further strengthen the reputation and impact of this successful book series by publishing it as a journal. Topical review articles covering present and future trends in modern chemical research will be featured. TCC will benefit from this endeavor in terms of academic impact, journal citations and visibility,” said Wong. “I am also looking forward to working with thematic guest editors and editorial board members to develop TCC into a world-leading academic journal of chemical sciences."

Topical collections of in-depth reviews will provide comprehensive insights into areas where new research is emerging and will be viewable online as they develop. Articles belonging to a topical collection will be highlighted with a button “Topical Collection” directing the reader to a listing of all articles in the same collection. Once completed, topical collections will become available in hardcover print format.

Elizabeth Hawkins, Senior Editor at Springer, said: "The journal format of Topics in Current Chemistry allows us to disseminate new material better and meet the expectations and demands of 21st-century chemists. At the same time, we are able to build on the historical significance of the series, which dates back to 1949."

Topics in Current Chemistry, ISSN 2364-8961 (digital version). Homepage: www.springer.com/41061

Thieme Chemistry

Science of Synthesis 4.1 new release and video

In June of this year, Thieme Chemistry released Science of Synthesis (SOS) 4.1, the latest version of its unique full-text resource for methods and experimental procedures in synthetic organic chemistry. Included are the latest Knowledge Updates and additions from the Reference Library: a total of approximately 1,650 printed pages of new material. An enhanced interface design and increased content linking through Digital Object Identifiers further enrich the user experience.

Five hundred new SOS Knowledge Updates pages include an entirely new chapter on five-five-fused hetarenes featuring examples of more unusual selenium and tellurium systems. The use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a reaction medium for organic synthesis is another focus.

The available content from the Science of Synthesis Reference Library has also been expanded to include two new volumes comprising a total of 1,168 printed pages. C-1 Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis (2 vols.), edited by Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen and written by 54 experts, reviews a wide range of reactions to form C-C bonds, including reactions involving catalytic methods, an area that has seen significant developments in recent years. The authoritative overview includes contributions on the first catalysts to enable the introduction of fluoromethyl groups in aromatics.

Science of Synthesis 4.1 also comes with an enhanced interface design that features book covers with zoom functionality to facilitate navigation and allow for a quick overview of volume editors. Also included are improved linking to the primary literature through Digital Object Identifiers, a number of bug fixes, and general software improvements.

ImageA new video introduction shows in an entertaining way how researchers can benefit from using Science of Synthesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzDru_VLuaQ.

To get access to Science of Synthesis 4.1 or a free trial please visit: http://sos.thieme.com.

For more information about Science of Synthesis please visit the website at: www.thieme-chemistry.com/sos/