Newsletter of the Cincinnati Section

of the

American Chemical Society

Volume 34 (9)
May 1997

EditorEdward Burton
Assistant EditorDianne Sod
AdvertisingJackie Hoofring
AdvertisingCindy Brittain

CINTACS is published nine times a year (September through May) 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; 7455686 or 7455767 (FAX).

Every member is urged to send in their e-mail address. The message should consist of the e-mail address in the "From" area and the full name of the member in the "Subject" area of the message format. Send this information via e-mail to: ACS@UCRWCU.RWC.UC.EDU

In This Issue ....



The submission deadline for the next Newsletter (September 1997) issue is Wednesday, August 27, 1997. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Edward Burton
Procter & Gamble
P. O. Box 538707
Cincinnati, OH 45253.

Telephone:(513) 627-1494
FAX: (513) 627-1233

OR Dianne Sod at e-mail:


Cincinnati Section Service Award

The inaugural Service Award of the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society has been given to Roger A. Parker. Formal Presentation of the Award will be at the May 30 Section Meeting at Valley Vineyards.

Roger A. Parker was born in West Union Iowa on Janurary 31, 1943. In 1965 he received his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa. He then went on to graduate studies at the University of Iowa and the Ohio State University. After completing his Ph.D. in 1969 he took a position as a research chemist at the William S. Merrell Co. in Cincinnati. Dr. Parker continued as synthetic organic chemist at Marion Merrell Dow (Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.) for 26 years. He is presently a Visition Professor of Chemistry at Xavier University (Cincinnati)


From the Chair

This last meeting of the year is very special in that it is the firsttime that we, as a Section, will recognize a member who has made outstanding contributions in the area of service to our Section. I am pleased to announcethat the first recipient of the this new annual Section award is Roger Parker. I first came to know Roger through the outstanding work he did in serving as General Chair of the 1992 ACS Regional Meeting. I was impressed with Roger's endless energy and enthusiasm about Chemistry. Roger's contributions to this Section also include more recently serving as Councilor, being active in National Chemistry Week and the new Kids and Chemistry Program. Please join me in congratulating Roger on this well-deserved award. Roger will receive his award at Party Night, May 30.

The Section hosted its first short course in over two years during March 12-14. The course, which was entitled "Pharmacology for Chemists," was a very successful effort. This was due in large part to the tremendous efforts of Harold Schueler, the Continuing Education Committee Chair. Included in this newsletter is a survey requesting input on future short course offerings. I urge everyone to fill out and mail in this survey so that we can evaluate and better serve the needs of the Section through the selection of our next short course. Those who mail in the questionnaire will be eligible for a drawing for a Joseph-Beth Bookstore gift Certificate. The drawing will be held during Party Night.

Ballots will be mailed out shortly for the election of new Section officers. Please make an effort to vote in the annual elections.

Finally, this is my last "From the Chair" letter and with this letter, I can now see the "light at the end of the tunnel" as my term as Chair of the Section is almost over. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Section for their wonderful and unquestioning help, support and advice they have offered me over the past year.


Karlyn A. Schnapp


XIVth International Conference on
Phosphorous Chemistry

Hyatt Regency
Cincinnati, OH

July 12, 1998 - July 17, 1998

On behalf of the Organizational Scientific Committees, I take great pleasure in inviting you to the XIVth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHOSPHORUS CHEMISTRY to be held July 12-17, 1998 in Cincinnati, USA. The main WWW site for teh conference is

As in previous meetings, all aspects of phosphorus chemistry will be represented. However, our aim will be to give special emphasis to biomedical and industrial applications.

Cincinnati, the conference venue, is situated along the Ohio River in the midwestern region of the United States. The city offers a blend of culture, art, major sporting events, shopping, and is within 800 km of world class cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC.

Frank H. Ebetino
Conference Chairman

Preliminary Timetable



1997 ACS Short Course Survey, Cincinnati Section

As your local section, we want to provide courses that you will find useful and interesting. The only way for this to happen is for us to hear from you about what you want. Please take a minute to fill out the survey in the hardcopy of the May CINTACS. Please return this page by May 23, 1997 to be eligible for the Prize Drawing to be held at the May meeting! We will use the results to plan future short course offerings..

RETURN THE COMPLETED SURVEY FORM TO: Dr. Karlyn A. Schnapp, Department of Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099-1905 by MAY 23, 1997.



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