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June 27, 2011
Volume 89, Number 27
p. 77, 97, 99-115

Preliminary Program

242nd ACS National Meeting

Denver, Aug. 28–Sept. 1

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The Mile High City is the location for the fall ACS national meeting, the second held during the International Year of Chemistry. American Chemical Society President Nancy B. Jackson once again has an agenda to celebrate IYC 2011. She will host 29 technical divisions and six committees in original programming over 694 half-day oral sessions and 131 poster sessions that include Sci-Mix. Nearly 7,300 papers will be presented.

Symposia supporting the meeting’s theme, “Chemistry of Air, Space & Water,” are organized by theme program chair Ronald C. Cohen, director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center. The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture program will present Susan Solomon, adjunct professor at the University of Colorado department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, on Aug. 29 at 5:30 PM. She will discuss “The Enduring Challenges of Ozone Depletion & Climate Change: How Planetary Chemistry Is Changing Science & Society.”

A presidential outreach event, “Exploring Our World through Chemistry,” will be held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Other events recommended by Jackson include the Gay & Transgender Chemists & Allies Reception, a symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize, and the “Jerry Bell & the Joy of Chemistry” symposium.

Since 1999, ACS has honored the efforts of our volunteer members through the ChemLuminary Awards. These awards recognize participants in ACS local sections, divisions, and regional meeting steering groups whose hard work has helped to achieve excellence. The 13th Annual ChemLuminary Awards event will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The free event begins with a poster session/social hour at 8 PM, followed by the awards presentation at 9 PM, and concludes with music and dancing from 10 PM to midnight.

Education-focused programs for high school teachers, undergrad and graduate students, postdocs, and chemical professionals who want to expand their options and manage their careers are offered as well. For undergrads, the program includes a symposium on nutritional chemistry and workshops on careers in chemistry and leadership, including an eminent scientist lecture by Thomas Beattie.

Workshops on laboratory safety and proteomics and ACS Leadership Development System courses, such as Collaborating across Boundaries, are part of the meeting that have a separate fee and registration.

For the first time, job seekers and employers alike can participate in the ACS Career Fair both on-site and online. This expands the opportunities for both networking and interviewing with employers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology fields who have job openings. As usual, a range of professional development courses, known as ACS Short Courses, are available with a separate registration and fee. The popular exposition will feature more than 200 companies showcasing services, instruments, books, lab equipment, and much more in over 300 booths.

Perhaps the meeting at the crossroads of the West will be a crossroad in your chemistry career.


Your meeting registration entitles you to a wide range of programming, including 825 scientific sessions, invited symposia, poster sessions, special lectures and events, award presentations, workshops, and the exposition. Interact with chemical scientists from around the world by participating in social events, networking opportunities, exhibitor sessions, and educational activities, with many events offered at no additional charge. Certain workshops, short courses, and ticketed events require a separate entry fee, as indicated in this program.


All attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, must register for the meeting in order to participate in the technical sessions. Sponsored speakers should contact their symposium organizer or division program chair to clarify the terms of their invitation and to determine who will complete the speaker's registration. Attendees must display their badge at all times for admission to all official ACS sessions and events.

Early Registration. Attendees with U.S. and Canadian addresses who register prior to July 13 will receive their badge credentials by mail before the meeting. International registrants must pick up their badge credentials at ACS Attendee Registration.

Standard & On-Site Registration. Attendees who register after July 13 must pick up their badge credentials on-site.

Registration Changes. Attendees can modify their existing registration or generate a receipt from the registration website by following the instructions in their confirmation message. Attendees can also contact the ACS National Meeting Registration Center before Aug. 27 or update their registration on-site at ACS Attendee Registration. Bring your confirmation and/or badge credentials with you to the meeting for faster processing.

Registration Methods. All registrants will receive a confirmation via the original method of registration.

Internet. Register online at before Sept. 1. A valid credit card is required to register online, and online registrations are real-time transactions.

Telephone. Call the ACS National Meeting Registration Center by Sept. 1 at (800) 251-8629 (U.S./Canada only) or (508) 743-9604 (international), Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

Fax/Mail. Submit the registration form on page 100 by fax: (508) 743-9604 or mail: ACS Registration, c/o CDS, 107 Waterhouse Rd., Bourne, MA 02532. Mailed registrations will be accepted until July 13 only.

On-site. Register during the meeting at ACS Attendee Registration at standard registration rates. ACS Attendee Registration will be open at the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby A&F, on Saturday, 3 to 6 PM; Sunday, 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM; Monday, 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; and Thursday, 7:30 AM to 1 PM.

Registration Payments. Registration fees can be paid by check, money order, credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or VISA), or bank wire transfer. Make checks payable in U.S. dollars to the American Chemical Society and include a completed registration form with each payment. Registration fees should not be combined with any other payment (such as membership dues). Purchase orders and training requests are not accepted. For wire transfer payments, contact the ACS Finance Department at (202) 872-6106 or e-mail: Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.

Registration Assistance. The ACS National Meeting Registration Center will be available from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail. Service representatives can be reached at (800) 251-8629 (U.S./Canada only); (508) 743-0192 (international); fax (508) 743-9604; e-mail:; or ACS registration, c/o CDS, 107 Waterhouse Rd., Bourne, MA 02532.

Registration Cancellations/Refunds. All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing by July 22 to guarantee the registrant a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests made after July 22 will not be honored. Your registration badge credentials and a copy of your registration confirmation must be attached to your request. All refunds will be issued via the original payment method, and refunds will be processed within 30 days after the meeting. Send your request to ACS Registration Cancellation, c/o CDS, 107 Waterhouse Rd., Bourne, MA 02532 or fax (508) 743-9604 (save your fax confirmation sheet).

Social Event Ticket Cancellations/Refunds. Social event cancellations received by Aug. 12 entitle the registrant to a full refund. Refund requests made after Aug. 12 will not be honored. Event tickets and a copy of your registration confirmation must be attached to your request.

Abstract Cancellations/Refunds. Abstract CD-ROMs and their shipping costs are nonrefundable.

Member Registration. You must enter a valid ACS membership number during registration in order to register as a member and receive your ACS member discount on registration fees. Your registration options will automatically appear in accordance with your current membership status in the ACS membership database. Your ACS membership number can be found on your ACS membership card or your Chemical & Engineering News address label. Address questions about your membership status to ACS Member Services at (800) 333-9511 (U.S. only); (614) 447-3776 (outside the U.S.); or e-mail:

Nonmember Registration. Save money on discounted registration fees by joining ACS. You can join ACS now through the online ACS membership application at or by contacting ACS Member Services and then registering for the meeting at your member rate. To receive your meeting discount, you must join the society before you register for the meeting. New memberships or questions about membership status should be handled through ACS Member Services at (800) 333-9511 (U.S. only); (614) 447-3776 (outside the U.S.); or e-mail:

Press/Media Registration. Press registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media (restricted to reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news) who are approved by the ACS Office of Communications. Press badges may be picked up with valid media credentials from the Press Room of the Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 210 & 212. For more information, visit

Expo-Only Admission. All meeting attendees with a valid badge receive complimentary admittance into the exposition as part of their registration. Individuals who want to visit the exposition without registering for the meeting's technical sessions can register for an Expo-Only adult badge for $50 or $25 for students with school identification. Register online or in person at ACS Attendee Registration.

Exhibitor Registration. Exhibitor registration is handled exclusively through ACS National Expositions at

Career Fair Employer Registration. ACS Career Fair Employer registration is handled exclusively through ACS Careers at


A variety of social and special events will be held by event organizers during the meeting. Event participation is open to all interested registrants. View an updated listing of social and special events at

The following social and special
events require tickets (event number in red), which may be purchased through Attendee Registration. Tickets will remain on sale until the evening prior to the event, if available. All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations or refund requests must be made by Aug. 12.


TOXI Workshop—Proteomics/SE-01/$40
8 AM to noon, Colorado Convention Center

TOXI Workshop—Scientific Writing/SE-02/$40
1 to 5 PM, Colorado Convention Center

TOXI Workshops—Proteomics/Scientific Writing/SE-03/$70
8 AM to noon/1 to 5 PM, Colorado Convention Center


CHED High School-College Interface Luncheon/SE-04/$45
(Included at no charge with high school teacher registration)
Noon to 1 PM, Sheraton Denver Hotel

Manya—A Living History of Marie Curie/SE-06/$20
(Included at no charge with undergraduate/graduate student registration)
7:30 to 9:30 PM, Sheraton Denver Hotel


WCC Women in Industry Breakfast/SE-07/$25 (regular)/SE-08/$13 (student)
8 to 10 AM, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Green Chemistry 101—Introductory Workshop/SE-26/$450
8:30 AM to noon, The Curtis Doubletree

Green Chemistry Workshops 101 and 201/SE-28/(SE-26 together with SE-27 on Tuesday) both workshops $800

Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon/SE-09/$35
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Eminent Scientist Lecture & Luncheon/SE-10/$45
(Included at no charge with undergraduate registration)
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM, Sheraton Denver Hotel

CHAL Drug & Power Luncheon/SE-11/ $40
Noon to 1:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center

Purdue University Chemistry Alumni Luncheon/SE-12/$15
Noon to 1:30 PM, Denver Marriott City Center

ANYL Dinner/SE-13/$5.00
5:30 to 7 PM, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center


Senior Chemists Breakfast/SE-14/$15
7:30 to 9:30 AM, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

University of Minnesota Alumni & Friends Breakfast/SE-15/$5.00
7:30 to 9:30 AM, Colorado Convention Center

I&EC Graduate Luncheon/SE-16/$35
11:30 AM to 1 PM, Colorado Convention Center

CINF Luncheon/SE-17/$15
Noon to 1:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center

COLL Division Luncheon/SE-18/$35
Noon to 1:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center

WCC Luncheon/SE-19/$40 (regular)/SE-20/$20 (student)
Noon to 1:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Green Chemistry 201—Advanced Workshop/SE-27/$450
1 to 5 PM, The Curtis Doubletree

Green Chemistry Workshops 101 and 201/SE-28/(SE-26 together with SE-27 on Monday) both workshops $800

James T. Grady-James H. Stack Awards Reception/SE-21/$10
4:30 to 6 PM, Colorado Convention Center

PETR/FUEL Joint Awards Dinner/SE 22/ $60
6 to 10 PM, Maggiano's Little Italy, 500—16th St.

ENVR Reception/SE-23/$60
6:30 to 9 PM, 1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market St.


MEDI Lunch-n-Learn Case Study: "Career Opportunities at Academic, Government & Nonprofit Drug Discovery Centers"/SE-24/$15
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center

Chinese-American Chemical Society Dinner Banquet/SE-25/$28
5:30 to 9:30 PM, Empress Seafood Restaurant, 2825 West Alameda Ave.

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