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CAS Shows Commitment to Chinese Chemistry Research and Global Chemistry Innovation

November  13, 2011 - 

CAS supports 7th Chinese Chemical Society, National Conference of Organic Chemistry with organizing the Leaders in Chemistry Forum

Nanjing, China (November 13, 2011) - Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s leader in chemical information, was pleased to join Nanjing University to co-organize the 7th National Conference of Organic Chemistry (NOCC), providing a platform for Chinese organic chemists to meet and exchange ideas. CAS invited Dr. Amos Smith, The Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters, as the keynote speaker for the conference. Dr. Smith spoke about his latest innovative research work on unification of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC) with the Takeda and Hiyama/Denmark Cross-Coupling reactions.

CAS also organized the Leaders in Chemistry Forum, in which Dr. Smith also presented. This special platform provides an opportunity for distinguished scientists and other professionals in chemistry and related sciences to present research and ideas for scientific advancement in China. The inaugural forum took place in Nanjing on November 12th with the symposium, “Global Chemistry: Fostering Ideas, Driving Innovation.” This symposium featured many internationally known professors and chemistry directors. Mr. Robert J. Massie, President of CAS, shared his analysis of scientific, technical, and medical publishing throughout the different eras of the digital revolution in his symposium keynote talk entitled, “Scientific Information in the Digital Age” at the symposium.

In addition to inviting prestigious global scientists to meet with Chinese colleagues, CAS supported the Chinese Chemical Society Organic Synthesis Recognition Award. Mr. Massie co-presented the awards at the conference’s opening ceremony. The Chinese Chemical Society -- Organic Chemistry Section has hosted the program four times since 2000. This program, created to recognize professionals in organic chemistry in China for their outstanding achievements in organic synthesis, has been instrumental in developing organic chemistry research in China, while conferring awards on 18 winners. CAS is pleased to be able to sponsor the award at this year’s conference, as the purpose is aligned with CAS’ commitment to support molecular research.

“CAS has already documented and commented on China’s increasingly important role as a source of chemical information. To continue to meet our mission to comprehensively organize the world’s chemical information, CAS intends to increase its ties with the chemical enterprise in China,” Mr. Massie said. “We are proud to have participated in this prestigious conference and that CAS has had the opportunity to sponsor this meeting for these outstanding chemical professionals.” 

China’s research is covered extensively in CAS databases. In fact, the 60 millionth chemical substance recorded in the CAS REGISTRYSM was disclosed in a patent application submitted to the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) by researchers at the Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

CAS has built strong relationships with organizations in China, including more than 90 universities and research institutions, contract research organizations, and companies.  CAS also hosted two students from China as part of the second annual SciFinder Academic Exchange Program, where 16 outstanding Ph.D. chemistry candidates from around the world visit CAS and attend the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting.

 

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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.

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