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<ul><li><p>A N A L Y T I C A L C H E M I S T R Y </p><p>J U L Y 1 9 5 8 </p><p>ACS Headquarters Leaves Old Building </p><p>From refurbished apartment house ( le f t ) to modern office building. That is the giant step now being undertaken by the American Chemical Society in its campaign for the headquarters building fund. During the early part of June, A C S headquarters and appl ied publications moved from the present building at the 16th Street address to make way for raz-ing. A t the t ime of the move, about 2 1 % of Society membership had p ledged about 4 0 % of the jnember goal of $1.5 mill ion, and 21 of the Society's 151 local sections had reached or exceeded their fund quotas. W i t h this part of the campaign well under way, the remaining front has been opened. O n M a y 15, the drive to solicit $1.5 mil-lion from the chemical and process industries got started at the Chemists' C lub in New York C i t y </p><p>USDA Presents Awards Several awards in recognition of some </p><p>phase of chemical research were among those given by the U. S. Depar tment of Agriculture to 135 of its employees this year. A total of eight distinguished service awards and 127 superior.service awards were made for outstanding achievements in research and admini-stration. </p><p>Among those receiving the distin-guished service awards was Robert T. O'Connor, Southern Utilization Re-search and Development Division. O'Connor, a supervisory physical scien-tist, was cited for research in develop-ment and application of spectroscopic methods in the study of agricultural products. In addition to his work at USDA, he is chairman of the spectros-copy committee of the American Oil Chemists' Society and associate editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. O'Connor, a native of Fitchburg, Mass., received his train-ing at George Washington University, and has been associated with USDA since 1937. </p><p>The following persons were among the 127 superior service award winners: </p><p> William G. Bickford, New Orleans, La., for research on tun g oil and contri-butions to understanding basic organic reactions. </p><p> John F . Carson, Jr., Albany, Calif., for unusually effective research in or-ganic chemistry of agricultural prod-ucts. </p><p> Gordon S. Fisher, Olustee, Fla., for participating in discovery of new cata-lysts and development of commercial synthetic rubber and plastics processes based on the discovery. </p><p> L. A. Goldblatt, New Orleans, La., also for participating in discovery of new catalysts and development of commercial synthetic rubber and plas-tics processes based on the discovery. </p><p> Cecil H. Van Et ten , Peoria, 111., for resourcefulness in developing methods of microanalysis and outstanding ac-curacy in interpreting results, con-tributing to research on products from agricultural commodities. </p><p>All five of these men are connected with Agricultural Research Service. </p><p>Commerce Grants Awards Two exceptional service awards and </p><p>two meritorious service awards have been given to National Bureau of Standards employees by the United States Depar tment of Commerce. </p><p>Wallace R. Brode, associate director now on a year's leave, received the exceptional service award in recognition of his international leadership in the physical sciences. This includes major contributions to the field of chemical spectroscopy and distinguished author-ship and editorship. Brode, during the period of his leave, is currently serving as science advisor to the Depar tment of State. </p><p>Brode is now on the boards of di-rectors of fhe American Chemical So-ciety, the Optical Society of America, the Scientific Besearch Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the executive </p><p>VOL. 30, NO. 7, JULY 1958 2 9 A </p><p>NEWS </p></li><li><p>determine DUST PARTICLE </p><p>SIZE DISTRIBUTION below 60 microns </p><p>Micro-Particle Classifier No. 6000 with totally enclosed 220 volt, 3 phase motor operates at 3500 rpm. 16' high 16y2" diameter </p><p>with the DIETERT- DETROIT MICRO-PARTICLE </p><p>CLASSIFIER Quickly determine sub-sieve particle sizes with scientific accuracy. The No. 6000 Dietert-Detroit Micro-Particle Classifier is widely used throughout industry for pre-testing dust collector needs, for determining the separating efficiency of air cleaners, for particle size control in many industrial processes and for scientific studies of fine materials. Mineral flours, metal powders, abrasives, fly ash, chemicals, drugs, etc., can be classified into eight fractions below 60 microns, (materials above 60 microns can be retained for sieve analysis). An eight-fraction analysis can be completed at the rate of 15 minutes per fraction by unskilled operators. Fractions are precisely defined and may be retained for accurate study. Gentle sifting action prevents particle fractureassures accuracy and reproducibility. </p><p>8-page catalog mailed on request </p><p>HARRY W. DIETERT CO. CONTROL EQUIPMENT </p><p>9330 Roselawn Detroit 4, Michigan </p><p>J Send me 8 page Micro-Particle Classifier bulletin- without obligation. </p><p>NAME_ COMPANY_ S ADDRESS ! CITY _STATE_ </p><p>Circle No. 30 A-1 on Readers' Service Card, page 69 A </p><p>3 0 A ANALYTICAL C HEMISTRY </p><p>NEWS </p><p>committee of Sigma Xi. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1954. </p><p>Wilfred B. Mann, chief of NBS's ^Radioactivity Section, received the exceptional service award for his work in the field of radionuclide standards and for accomplishments resulting in international leadership of NBS in this field. </p><p>A native of England, Mann obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of London in 1934, and his D.Sc. degree from the same institution in 1951. He is author of more than 30 publications in the field of radioactivity, and currently serves on several committees concerned with radioactivity standardization. </p><p>John L. Hague, assistant chief of NBS's Analytical Chemistry Section, received the meritorious service award for outstanding original contributions to methods of analysis necessary for controlling production of complex metal alloj-s. Hague is a member of the American Society for Testing Materials, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America, and the Washington Academy of Sciences. </p><p>Floyd A. Mauer, National Bureau of Standards, received the meritorious service award for valuable contributions to the field of crystal chemistry. He was cited in particular for his work in the application of special high temperature x-ray diffraction techniques to the study of crystalline materials. Mauer is a member of the American Physical Society and the Washington Philosophical Society. </p><p>Arizona State Offers Spectroscopy Course </p><p>The third annual course in modern industrial spectroscopy will be given by Arizona State College, August 18 to August 29. The special intensive course will include theory and applications with lectures and laboratory experiments divided into equal periods. </p><p>Classes will be conducted by members of the chemistry and physics departments and industrial spectrosco-pists. </p><p>Further details are available from Jacob Fuchs, co-director, Modern Industrial Spectroscopy, Arizona State College, Tempe, Arizona. </p><p>Annual Exhibit and Symposium Held at NIH BETHESDA, MD.ONCE AGAIN, the annual Instrument Symposium and Research Instrument Exhibit held at </p><p>LABORATORY SIZE CARTRIDGE DE-IONIZER </p><p>GIVES towt'fiwL WATER </p><p>The ILLCO-WAY Throw-Away Cartridge De-Ionizer consists of a clear plastic column containing mixed-bed ionXchange resins. The mixed-bed ionXchange process will re-move all dissolved solids (including, in our Research Model, silica and CO2) so that the effluent is pure enough for the finest analytical purposes. The Cartridge is used also to reduce the interfering ions often found in distilled water. The column is clamped in a bracket, as shown, with tubing and valves to connect to any tap or other water supply. ILLCO-WAY Resins used contain a color indicator which changes from purple to yellow as the resins become exhausted, showing when a fresh Cartridge is needed. </p><p>RESEARCH MODEL UNIVERSAL MODEL Removes all ionizable Removes all ionizable solids including silica solids, except silica and and CO2. Average in ef- C02.Suitableforgeneral fluent less than 0.5 ppm. pure water needs. total solids. Capacity, 900 grains as Capacity, 450 grains as CaCOa. CaCOs. Flow Rate, 5 gph max. Flow Rate, 5 gph. max. 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And several thousand visitors stopped, looked, and listened during the four-day show, May 12 to 15. </p><p>Sponsors of the symposium were the Washington sections of the American Chemical Society, the Instrument Society of America, the Society of American Bacteriologists, the American Association of Clinical Chemists, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the professional group on medical electronics of the Institute of Radio Engineers. </p><p>The symposium itself consisted of 19 papers divided in six sections: gas chromatography, macromolecules, mi-crorespirometry, aerosols, automatic processing of experimental data, and protein monolayers. </p><p>Several items of new equipment that were shown for the first time at the meeting are described in the New Products section of this issue of ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (see page 55 A). </p><p>Industrial Items Horizons Incorporated, through ex</p><p>pansion, is making its vacuum gas analysis facilities available to industry at large for the first time. The company says that, in metals containing from 0.005% to 5% total gases, oxygen and hydrogen content can be determined to an accuracy of 10% of the total amount of each gas present. In the range below 0.005%, accuracy is 20%. In special cases samples containing more than 5% can be handled. </p><p>Schlumberger Well Surveying Corp. has set up a nationwide marketing organization for its Model 104 nuclear magnetic (NMR) analyzer. Charles Morgan, sales manager operating out of the company's main offices at Ridgefield, Conn., will be in charge. A. Russell Aikman, company marketing director, says the move was impelled by the great interest in its instrument and the increasing areas of application since its introduction. </p><p>Geigy Chemical Corp. has opened a new entomological research and chemical analysis laboratory at Ards-ley, . ., for testing Mitin mothproofed fabrics. 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