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August 2000

David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development are proud to present the eighth issue of Reactive Reports, a new web-based Chemistry Magazine.

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Tree-lined mass spectrometry? Trees provide environmental scientists with a living detector system for tracking pollutants, according to Cameron McLeod, speaking at the RSC's Annual Conference 2000 recently.

Validating steroid tests German researchers have devised new ways to validate dope-testing of athletes, in suspicious cases.
Dendrimers make more sense??Italian and German researchers have increased the sensitivity to cobalt ions of a fluorescent monodansyl compound by thirty-two times by converting it into a branching, dendrimeric, form. The discovery could lead to the development of new highly sensitive detectors for a variety of important metal ions.

Fruity chemistry The colours of flowers and fruits have always had a fascination for humans from the primitive need to find tasty and nutritious food to the sophisticated search for interesting natural products with potential medicinal and other applications.


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Antony Williams (ACD/Labs): Recent advances in NMR prediction and automated structure elucidation software

??? Nuclear magnetic resonance is now routinely accessible to synthetic chemists. The generation of high quality NMR data including multi-dimensional experiments is no longer a rate-limiting step. Rather, the analysis of the data has become the primary hurdle for the chemist, as it has been for the skilled spectroscopist for many years. Both personal computer and web-based software tools are now available for the estimation and prediction of NMR spectra based on a structural input and the dream solution of automated structural elucidation based on spectral input is also becoming increasingly available. These tools offer to both the skilled and non-skilled NMR experimentalist much-needed assistance in data interpretation. Continue...

Download the newest catalogue from ACD/Labs, featuring ACD/I-Lab:

??? What is the I-Lab? Imagine being able to run any renowned ACD/Labs full-featured desktop Windows programs through an inter- or intra net link. That's the Interactive Lab (I-Lab) in a nutshell.

Student's SnapShot Molecules

??? If you are working on a fascinating formulation or a marvellous material, or perhaps you simply think your compound is simply cool, then tell us about it and you could win a copy of the fantastic ACD/ChemFolder!
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So, get sketching and let's see those cool compounds.

ACD/Labs proudly announced the winner of the first ACD/Labs Scholar of the Year Award at the ACS meeting on 27th March, in San Francisco.

??? There were plenty of entries for the judges to wade through and with work presented being of the highest scientific standard the final decision was a difficult one to make. The three winners, in order, were Gy?rgyi Kov?cs, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, Valentine P. Ananikov, ND Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Oleh Tanchak, the Department of Applied Chemical and Biological Sciences, Ryerson Polytechnic University. Honourable mention was given to Jiansuo Wang, Institute of Physical Chemistry & College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. Reactive Reports extends a hearty congratulations to all the winners!
The ACD/Labs Scholar of the Year 2000 is already announced!