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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 1221-1223

American Chemical Society assistance to chemical scientists and engineers in developing countries

John M. Malin

Administrator of International Activities, American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Abstract: The American Chemical Society, through its Office of International Activities, is engaged in a variety of activities to assist chemical scientists and engineers in developing countries. These include surveys of chemical activity in Latin America and Africa; assistance to sister chemical societies; organization of international exchange programs; production of environmental chemistry workshops; hosting invited visitors at PITTCON meetings; donations of materials and, especially, chemical literature through Project Bookshare; collaboration in producing CHEMRAWN conferences; and environmental chemistry activities.