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Women in chemistry: In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 is an IUPAC and UNESCO initiative to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to humankind. The year 2011 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Marie Curie, and provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to science.

This thematic series provided an insight into the achievements and contributions by women in science, and also highlighted a selection of current innovative research by female chemists.

Editors: Prof Vassya Bankova, Dr Debra Banville, Dr Elizabeth Ostler

  1. One of the goals of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry is to celebrate the contributions of women to science. A question that has been frequently asked in this regard is... Why is it necessary to highlight ...

    Authors: Sharon L Haynie, Amber S Hinkle, Nancy L Jones, Cheryl A Martin, Paula J Olsiewski and Mary F Roberts
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:69
  2. The natural polyether ionophorous antibiotics are used for the treatment of coccidiosis in poultry and ruminants. They are effective agents against infections caused by Gram-positive microorganisms. On the oth...

    Authors: Juliana Ivanova, Ivayla N Pantcheva, Mariana Mitewa, Svetlana Simova, Makoto Tanabe and Kohtaro Osakada
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:52
  3. The St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum; Clusiaceae) has been used in traditional and modern medicine for a long time due to its high content of biologically active phenolics. The purpose of this work was to dev...

    Authors: Dejan Z Orčić, Neda M Mimica-Dukić, Marina M Francišković, Slobodan S Petrović and Emilija Đ Jovin
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:34
  4. Pollen is a bee-product known for its medical properties from ancient times. In our days is increasingly used as health food supplement and especially as a tonic primarily with appeal to the elderly to amelior...

    Authors: Konstantia Graikou, Suzanne Kapeta, Nektarios Aligiannis, George Sotiroudis, Niki Chondrogianni, Efstathios Gonos and Ioanna Chinou
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:33
  5. Propolis is a bee product, composed mainly of plant resins and beeswax, therefore its chemical composition varies due to the geographic and plant origins of these resins, as well as the species of bee. Brazil ...

    Authors: Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya, Ildenize Barbosa da Silva Cunha and Maria Cristina Marcucci
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:27