1979 ACS National Meeting

Apr 1, 1979 - of Chemical Education; computer-as- sisted data acquisition ... of consulting chemists and chemical ... will be the Japanese firms' part...
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1979 ACS National Meeting April 1-6, 1979 Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, "sheltered harbor" and the crossroads for trade and travel between East and West, will extend its warm alohas to the ACS/CSJ Chemical Congress, and stage possibly the largest chemical conference ever organized—attracting up to 8000 participants. Chemical societies from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada will join with the 177th ACS National Meeting and the 38th National Meeting of the Chemical Society of J a p a n to present 675 technical sessions consisting of nearly 5000 papers of which 1500 will be from the Japanese. As many as 74 technical sessions will be running concurrently. It appears at press time t h a t most of the technical sessions will be presented in English. Twenty-nine of the 31 divisions of the ACS will meet as well as five committees. In addition to the technical sessions, professional and social activities are scheduled as usual. Two additional activities to note are the ACS/CSJ awards dinner on Monday evening, April 2, and the meeting of the ACS Council on Wednesday morning, April 4. T h e Analytical Chemistry Division will hold 34 half-day sessions a t which close to 268 papers will be presented; 104 of these papers will be Japanese. These sessions are composed of eight symposia of 14 sessions and 20 general sessions. T h e symposia topics are: the ACS award in analytical chemistry, ACS award in chromatography, Divisional instrumentation award, new developments in voltammetry and coulometry, microprobe techniques for elemental analysis, electrochemistry and spectroscopy in melts, new developments in thin-layer chromatography, and inorganic separations in analytical chemistry. Of these, the ACS

award symposium in analytical chemistry and the symposium on new developments in voltammetry and coulometry seem to dominate the technical program of the Division with 32 and 18 presentations at four and three sessions, respectively. T h e general sessions will cover areas of spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, atomic absorption and emission, liquid chromatography, G C - M S , and chelating agents. T h e Division program will be highlighted by the presentation of the two ACS awards and the Divisional instrumentation award. T h e ACS Analytical Chemistry Award will be presented to Velmer A. Fassel of Iowa State University. His award address on simultaneous multielement determinations at


all concentration levels will be delivered on Wednesday morning at the symposium dedicated to the award. T h e ACS Chromatography Award will be presented to Evan C. Horning of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. H o m ing's award address will be presented on Monday morning a t the symposium on bioanalytical systems based on chromatography and mass spectrometry. Finally, the Chemical Instrumentation Award, cosponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Instrumentation Specialties Co., will be presented to John P. Walters of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. T h e award consists of a $2000 honorarium and a wall plaque. For more information on the award, see page 375 A. At the symposium dedicated to the

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News award on Tuesday morning, Dr. Wal­ ters will speak on instrumentation for innovation in experimental atomic spectroscopy. In addition to these programs, which are sponsored primarily by the Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Division will participate in two other symposia. A four-session symposium on recent advances in nuclear analyti­ cal methods is cosponsored by the Di­ vision of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of ACS, the American Nu­ clear Society, and Isotopes and Radia­ tion Division and Analytical Chemis­ try. T h e other symposium, two ses­ sions on trace elements and hazardous compounds in fossil fuels, is sponsored primarily by the Division of Fuel Chemistry. Other topics that are not necessarily related to the analytical chemistry dis­ cipline itself, but rather relevant to the entire chemical profession can also be found. A few of the symposia of­ fered by other divisions include: anal­ ysis of food and beverages—liquid chromatographic techniques, by the Division of Agricultural & Food Chemistry; the monitoring of chemi­ cals in the atmospheres of laborato­ ries, by the Division of Chemical Health & Safety; developments in teaching energy-related problems— nonsolar conversions, by the Division of Chemical Education; computer-as­ sisted data acquisition, control and in­ terpretation, by the Division of Com­ puters in Chemistry; contaminants and sediments—sampling and analyti­ cal, analysis of polar and high molecu­ lar weight compounds in water, and trace element analysis in hydrosphere, by the Division of Environmental Chemistry; international activities in professional relations, by the Division of Professional Relations; and con­ cerns of consulting chemists and chemical engineers, by the Division of Small Chemical Businesses. All sessions sponsored by the Ana­ lytical Division will be held in the Hil­ ton Hawaiian Village (Ocean Tower). The symposia sponsored jointly with the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology and the Division of Fuel Chemistry will be held in the Ilikai, Imperial Suite, and the Miramar, Kuhio Suite, respectively. T h e Analytical Chemistry Division social hour and dinner will be held Tuesday, April 3 at 6 and 7 p.m., re­ spectively, at the House of Hong (260A Lewers St.), and will not be subsidized by the Division. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased in ad­ vance (see Chem. Eng. News, J a n . 15, page 112) or at the meeting for $15. The chemical exposition, held in the

Mid-Pacific Convention Center of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, will be spon­ sored by ACS and the Hawaii Section. A special feature of this exposition will be the Japanese firms' participa­ tion. Several ACS courses given in con­ junction with and before the meeting will be of interest to analytical chem­ ists. For more information, see page 376 A. Preregistration forms and housing information are contained in Chem. Eng. News, Nov. 27,1978, and Jan. 15, 1979. T h e complete technical program for the meeting appears in the Jan. 15 issue. T h e detailed technical program given below includes all the Analytical Division sessions and those cosponsored by the Division. Smoking and nonsmoking sections will be sepa­ rated.



Hilton Hawaiian Village (Ocean Tower), Gold Room (2nd Floor)

ACS Award in Chromatography Symposium: Bioanalytical Systems Based on Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. W. J. A. VandenHeuvel, N. Ikekawa, Presiding 9:00—Introductory Remarks. 9:05—1. Award Address. (ACS Award in Chromatography sponsored by SUPELCO, INC.) Contemporary Problems in Quantitative Analysis of Biologic Samples by Methods Based on Gas or Liquid Chromatog­ raphy and Mass Spectrometry. E. C. Horning. 9:45—2. Profile Analysis of Vitamin D3 Metabolites in Plasma by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrome­ try. N . Ikekawa, M. Morisaki, S. Kidooka, Y. Tanaka, H. F. DeLuca. 10:05—3. Cyclic Boronates as Deriva­ tives of Unrivaled Versatility for GC-MS of Bifunctional Substrates. C. J. W. Brooks. 10:25—4. Separation and Determina­ tion of Unsulfated and Sulfated Bile Acids in Biological Fluids by HighPerformance Liquid Chromatogra­ phy. T. Nambara, J. Goto, H. Kato. 10:45—Intermission. 11:00—5. Therapeutic Drug Monitor­ ing in the Clinical Laboratory. A. Karmen, N. S. Longo.


11:20—6. Microanalysis of Prostaglan­ dins and Thromboxanes by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrome­ try. H. Miyazaki, M. Ishibashi, K. Yamashita, Y. Nishikawa, M. K a tori. 11:40—7. Identification and Assay of Biologically Important Compounds by GLC-Related Methods. W. J. A. VandenHeuvel. SECTION Β

Hilton Hawaiian Village (Ocean Tower), Empire I (2nd Floor)

Symposium on New Development in Thin-Layer Chromatography N. Suzuki, J. A. Vinson, Presiding 8:30—Introductory Remarks. 8:35—8. T h e Use of Mini-Thin Layer Chromatography for the Rapid De­ velopment of Solvent Systems for High Performance Liquid Chroma­ tography. Separations of P o l y e t h ­ ylene Terephthalate) Oligomers. W. R. Hudgins, Kurt Theurer. 8:55—9. Preadsorbent Thin-Layer Chromatography—A New Era in TLC. J. A. Vinson. 9:15—10. Sintered Thin-Layer Chro­ matography. T. Okumura. 9:55—Intermission. 10:15—11. Fluorescence Enhancement in Thin-Layer Chromatography by Spraying Viscous Organic Solvents. S. Uchiyama. 10:35—12. T h e Search for Perfor­ mance in TLC: Effect of Non-Con­ ventional Development Methods. T. Jupille. 10:55—13. In Situ Determination of Drugs and Metabolites Using HPTLC-Plates with Concentrating Zones. S. Ebel, E. Geitz, B. Missler. 11:15—14. Separations Utilizing High Performance Radial Chromatogra­ phy. R. K. Vitek, D. M. Kent. 11:35—15. Precision and Accuracy in Today's Instrumentalized T L C in Quantitative and Qualitative Analy­ sis. R. E. Kaiser. SECTION C

Hilton Hawaiian Village (Ocean Tower), Empire II (2nd Floor) General: Electroanalytical Chemistry A. R. Branfman, H. Kamada, Presiding 9:00—16. Immobilized Alcohol Oxi­ dase in the Continuous Flow Deter­ mination of Blood Alcohol Using an Oxygen Electrode. E. L. Gulberg, G. D. Christian. 9:20—17. Redox Titration of Perchlorate in Nonaqueous Solutions. C. Yoshimura.