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International Year of Chemistry 2011

1 March 2011

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The United Nations has assigned 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry or IYC (International Year of Chemistry). Association of International Chemistry has been appointed by the International Committee (UNESCO+IUPAC) as Indonesia's official IYC representative. In order to celebrate the IYC, The Association of Indonesian Chemistry is holding a series of innauguration of the International Year of Chemistry by high officials of State, namely, the launching of the International Year of Chemistry stamp series, an international seminar, book exhibition by Indonesian chemist, lecture from Nobel prize winner 1988 of Germany (Prof. Robert Huber), discussion of chemistry in daily life, open house chemistry majoring open house at various universities, etc.

In connection with the launching of the International Year of Chemistry stamp series, the committee has chosen the compound Artoindonesianin C as the finding of the research group of organic chemistry of natural materials from ITB as the main design of stamp in addition to the logo the International Year of Chemistry (IYC).

Artoindonesianin C is a compound belonging to the Santon compound group isolated from Artocarpus leysmannii Miq, one-nangkaan jackfruit plants (Moraceae) endemic to Wallacea are well known in Bugis society as tipulu. Wallacea is a biogeographic region of a group of Indonesian islands separated by deep water between Asia and Australia. The region with a total area of about 338 thousands km2 has unique flora and fauna biodiversity in the world, of which there are plants endemic to the approximately 1500 species. The compound of Artoindonesiain C published by the research group Syamsul Arifin Achmad from ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) in the Journal of Natural Products in 2000 was synthesized naturally in the tipulu plant through further reaction in flavonoid biosynthesis, where the aromatic ring of the compound in contracted to produce five non-aromatic rings. Artoindonesianin C shows the sophistication of natural reactions that occurs in the Sulawesi region, a region most atractive to study the diodiversity of the world.

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

STAMPS

 

 

Classification of Issuance

:

Commemorative

Product Code

:

111103

Issue date

:

1 March 2011

Designs and Denominations

:

1/2 Artoindonesianin C, Rp 1.500,-

2/2 Logo International Year of Chemistry 2011, Rp 2.500,-

 

Size

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41.06 mm x 25.31 mm

Perforations

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12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

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24 pieces (6x4)

Price per Sheet

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Rp 4.000,-

Colours

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4 colours separation + 1 invisible ink

Paper

:

Tullis Russel

Gum

:

PVA

Printing Process

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Offset

Printing Quantity

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300.000 sets

Illustrator

Source

Designer

:

Chandra Tresnadi

Himpunan Kimia Indonesia

Tata Sugiarta

Printer

:

AMG Security Printing

First Day Covers

Product Code

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112103

Price

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Rp 6.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

4000 sets

Designer

:

Tata Sugiarta

Stamp Sales Period                    : 1 March 2011 31 December 2014

Period of Validity For Postage      : 1 March 2011 31 December 2016

 

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