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MM2 FORCEFIELD PARAMETER DATABOOK
I deduce from some of the recent mail that there is a need for
a listing of molecular parameters. A flier with the above title
describes a book meeting some of these requests appeared in my mail re
cently.It contains "more than 250 MM2 Force field parameters calculated
and compiled at the Tsukuba Research Center of Mitsubishi Petrochemical
company". It contains nearly 500 pages and has a full discussion of how
the parameters were obtained. It looks as if it discusses literature
valuesin some detail discussing the estimation process and degree of
approximation. I would imagine this book would be invaluable to workers
in this field.
Now for the bad news. The book is published by MARTECH ,541 Tokyo Club
bldg. Kasumigaseki 3-2-6 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100 Japan.and is priced at
ONE THOUSAND($1000.00)USA DOLLARS.Also it has a condition ofsale that it
not be"lent,hired out or otherwise lent out or otherwise circulated "
Oh yes reading the fine print I see that when publishing work using
parameters from the book "He(she) shall not make public the parameter it
itself"(More on that later).
Well I just thought that if your are rich and/or your time is a
valuable commodity you might like to know about it.
Since it would appear the book quotes data from the literature I
would like to hear from anyone who has given written permission to THEM
to publish their lit data in such a book.The copywrite system works
both ways. JEB(PA13808 at UTKVM1)
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