Volume 33 (5)
January 1996

CINTACS is published by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society in cooperation with the Oesper Collection in the History of Chemistry of the University of Cincinnati. All changes of address should be sent to Emel Yakali at Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236; 745-5686 or 745-5767 (FAX).

In This Issue ....


The deadline for any article you wish to submit is the first day of the month prior to the meeting (i.e., January 1 for the February meeting). All materials should be sent to Dr. Edward Burton, Procter & Gamble, P. O. Box 398707, Cincinnati, OH 45239.
(513) 627-1494 Telephone
(513) 627-1233 FAX


From the Chair

I hope that everyone had a nice holiday enjoying family, friends and time away from work. Half of our meeting year is over, and if you have not been able to attend a meeting yet, set aside January 17 at the Phoenix Hotel to hear Dr. Shelby Thames from the University of Southern Mississippi tell us about his polymer science research center's very successful liaison with the coatings industry.

The speaker for our Polymer Discussion Group is Dr. Kamlesh Panjnani also from Southern Mississippi. He will talk on "Solventless Coatings." This work will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of novel low temperature MFT lattices. In addition, Dr. Panjnani will discuss an industrial style data acquisition and control system which was used for the synthesis of the lattices. This paper was presented at the last ACS National Meeting in Chicago.

On February 8, Dr. Jacqueline Barton from Cal Tech will be the featured speaker. Dr. Barton's research has focused on designing chiral transition metal complexes that target and probe specific sites along DNA and RNA. She was a presenter at the International Pasteur Symposium (C&E News Oct. 9, 1995) and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry (1988), Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (1987), and the Mayor of New York's Award of Honor in Science and Technology (1988). Dr. Barton is an excellent speaker and we are very fortunate to have such an outstanding researcher speak to our Section. In addition, the meeting is at Quantum Chemical, a very impressive complex centrally located off of I-71 in Blue Ash.

The results of the survey are on page 5 of this issue [not available on the internet version]; the comments listed were made by several respondents and I wanted to share them with you. The winners of a $10.00 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble were James Lichtenberg, Jeffrey Nauss and Tim Cassady. All of the responses will be distributed to our Board Members; there were some very good suggestions that we can try to implement in the future. I especially liked the idea of a Young Chemists' Committee and a minority development program. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Again, I hope you will consider attending one of our upcoming meetings.


Deanna Ashing



The National ACS administers 57 awards each year to recognize contributions to chemistry and chemical engineering by academic, industrial, and government personnel. These awards cover teaching, management, team efforts, interpretation of chemistry to the public, and creative invention. Nominations are simple to make but must meet a February 1, 1996 deadline for awards to be presented in 1997. They must be sent to:

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

You can secure a booklet that presents descriptions of all these awards including eligibility details and nomination procedures by writing to the above address or contacting the undersigned (513/627-2751).

This is a great way to get important external recognition for your scientists and engineers and your company, government laboratory, or academic institution. I encourage you to examine your organization for individuals or groups who may be eligible for these awards, and to make nominations by the February 1 deadline.

T. J. Logan
Chairman, Awards Subcommittee
ACS Corporation Associates



At the January 17, 1996 Local Section Monthly Meeting, the five student winners of the Section's elementary school National Chemistry Week Contest and their teachers will be recognized for their achievements. Please plan to attend and help us encourage this next generation of scientists.


From The Editor

Below is an excerpt from a letter that was presented for me to the Board of Directors at the December Meeting. The subject of the letter was the timely distribution of Cintacs.

This year we (Deanna Ashing) began an initiative to distribute Cintacs only a monthly basis. The new format contains the next month's meeting notice and eliminates the single-page meeting notice of past years. In general, reaction to the new format has been very favorable. The major complaint has been the late arrival of the newsletter. One person had consistently been receiving his copy of Cintacs 1-2 days after the meeting. While this is not necessarily a new problem, we are trying to deal with it. Unfortunately, the problem is multi-faceted and we are trying to deal with one part of the problem. The recent foul-up with the December Cintacs was entirely the fault of the U. S. Post Office and out of our control. I would propose several steps to help ameliorate the situation.

1. After the first of the year, I will contact several other printers and determine if the service that we have received from Lee Printers is typical of what we could expect with other companies.

2. We have begun to put the next 2 months meeting notices in each issue of Cintacs. We did this with the November issue as it contained both the November and December meeting announcements.

3. With Deanna's help, I will try to go to press earlier in the month (i.e., the 10th of the month rather than the 15th). This should give us enough lead time to accommodate any problems with either the printer or the Post Office.

4. I have been sending the full text version of Cintacs to Jeff Nauss for inclusion on the home page. I have also put the home-page address in the newsletter. The information should be available via the internet at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival of the newsletter in the mail.

5. I will gather information on the cost of sending Cintacs through the First Class mail rather than through bulk mail. There are some discounts in First Class mail for pre-sorted items. I will make a recommendation to the Board as to the cost and feasibility of this option.

Should you have any comments, suggestions or questions about the distribution of Cintacs, please feel free to contact me by telephone at 627-1494, FAX at 627-1233 or E-Mail at


University of Southern Mississippi-Industry Partnership Continues to Produce Results

The Department of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi offers polymer science degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The undergraduate curriculum is structured so that students perform well in industry or academia. The faculty has expertise in a wide range of coating related topics including waterborne polymers, high solids, powders, UV curing and degradation of coatings, composites, formulation science, surface active agents, inks and adhesives. The Department and the Southern Society for Coatings Technology cosponsor the internationally recognized Waterborne, High Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium held annually in February in New Orleans.

Recently, C&E News ranked the university 23rd in chemical research and development funds brought into a university, and an equally impressive national ranking of 38th for university expenditures or commitment to research.

A major factor in USM's ability to recruit top-notch students is the scholarship support provided by the coatings industry. In addition, the industry over the years has sent employees for the short courses offered in coatings technology because of the practical applications as well as theory.


International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry

Cincinnati was selected by the International Scientific Committee for the International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry as the site for its fourteenth meeting in 1998. Dr. Frank H. Ebetino, Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals, made the proposal to the committee and will take on the role of General Chairman of the meeting. The local section officially agreed to be the sponsor of this conference in its recent board meeting. This will be the first experience for the section in hosting an international conference and we should be able to capitalize on our experiences in organizing previous meetings such as the Central Regional ACS conference. The meeting will be held between July 12-17, 1998. The conference is typically attended by delegates from over 30 countries. The expected conference attendance is 500 to 600 and was last held in Jerusalem, Israel, July 1995.

The meeting will cover chemistry in a wide range of disciplines, making it an excellent fit for broad section participation. For example, posters and lecture sessions on Computational, Inorganic, Heterocyclic, Theoretical, Analytical, and Physical Chemical aspects of Phosphorus Chemistry were held. In addition, many symposia were organized to cover applications of phosphorus and sulfur containing compounds such as Biologically Active Bisphosphonates, Nucleotides, Phosphorus Related Abzymes, Phospholipids, Inositol Phosphates and Agrochemicals. A published proceedings consisting of brief manuscripts from the lectures and long abstracts from the posters is planned. The core organizers have a high interest in involving section members and the local universities as much as possible. Those involved to a significant degree will be recognized as members of the local or national organizing committees. If you are interested in becoming involved in organizing committees or would like more information on this conference, please contact Dr. Ebetino (Hal).

Tele: 627-0030 (off.) 247-0320 (home) Fax: 627-1196, E-mail:

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