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Ada N. Castle
March 04, 2004 12:00 am • By Daily Herald(0) Signatures
Ada Necia Van Orden Castle passed away on March 2nd 2004 in Tampa, Florida after a short illness. Ada was born in Thomas, Idaho on June 9th 1917 to Artie K. and Edith I. Van Orden.
She is the eldest of eight children. Her sisters and brother are: Eilene Martin, Ethyl Clark, Edith Satterfield, La Jean Johnson, Lueta Larson, Kaye Bowman and Alan Van Orden. She married Raymond Nielson Castle in June 1937 in the Logan Temple. Raymond and Ada had a family of six boys and two girls; Norman (Leah), Dean (Debbie), David (Paula), George (Melissa), Elizabeth (Stevan Danforth), Edith (John Payne), Chris (Gail) and Lyle (Joanne). Raymond preceded Ada in death in August 1999. Ada has 45 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Ada was a devoted and loving mother and wife. Throughout her life she held many church callings. Ada served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2001-2002 at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City. She was an avid family historian and diligently worked at that throughout her life. Ada was an accomplished musician. She enjoyed playing the piano and had an exceptionally beautiful soprano voice. Ada was the secretary-treasurer of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry for 39 years traveling extensively with Raymond, the founder, promoting and publishing this widely read scientific periodical.
Ada began her higher education in Pocatello in 1934 and finished by earning a BA degree from the University of New Mexico in 1968. She and her husband Raymond had traveled extensively throughout the world. They both were eager to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who would listen where ever they went.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Thomas, Idaho LDS church. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
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History of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
The First Year. The Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry was founded by Professor Raymond N. Castle in 1964. Volume 1 number 1 was published in February of that year and contained 15 articles. That first year five issues were published with a total of 313 pages with 89 articles, and had a collective end of year ring index containing 99 parent ring systems.
Structure Searching. From its inception, the goal of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry has been to publish timely manuscripts on any aspect of heterocyclic chemistry, and to produce each issue and volume in a structure searchable format. Hence, every journal from volume 1 through 37 has a ring index on the front cover, where parent rings for each compound are listed along with the page number corresponding to the article in which it is reported. In the last issue of each volume a collective ring index covering all of the issues in that volume is published. It is fitting that in January of 2001 one will be able to access a computer structure searching routine, where one can draw the desired structure and, using a drawing program provided on the web site, search every volume of the Journal produced up until that time. One will be able to search for an exact structure and for compounds containing that substructure. This new development uses modern technology to reach a fundamental goal of the journal in a much more efficient manner than was imagined at the time the journal was first produced.
The Lectures In Heterocyclic Chemistry. In 1967 Professor Raymond Castle organized and hosted the first International Congress on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ICHC) in Albuquerque New Mexico USA. At that meeting the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry was organized under Professor Castle's direction and officially founded in 1968. In 1971 Volume 1 of Lectures in Heterocyclic Chemistry was produced with articles containing the invited lectures for the Third International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry held in Sendai Japan. Since that time the journal has published the invited lectures for each congress in successive volumes of Lectures in Heterocyclic Chemistry. The Lectures in Heterocyclic Chemistry are now published as issues of the journal, and have included lectures from meetings such as "The Chemistry and Pharmacology of the Pyridazines". The next issue will include the invited lectures from the "XIX European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry" held in Aveiro Portugal and the most recent meeting of the Pyridazine Society the "7th International Symposium on the Chemistry and Pharmacology of Pyridazines" held in Santiago De Compostela Spain. The "Lectures" provide an invaluable service to the heterocyclic community by allowing those who are not able to attend to benefit from the meetings, and allowing those who do attend to study the proceedings in more detail.
Lost Chemistry. When the journal was founded in 1964, one of the journal goals was to capture the rich heterocyclic chemistry that was being conducted by synthetic organic and medicinal chemists around the world. In many cases this chemistry was not being published in the more general journals of that time. The journal has been very successful in attracting authors to submit manuscripts on the subject of heterocyclic chemistry and a wealth of chemical information has been captured that would otherwise never have been recorded. It is ironic that again the field finds itself in a position where only a small fraction of the heterocyclic compounds produced are able to be reported in the literature.
Starting 2001. In January 2001 all 37 volumes of Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry became available over the world wide web at www.jhetchem.com in keyword, author, molecular formula and chemical structure searchable format. Each article will be downloadable in pdf format right to the readers desktop. From then on an electronic version of the journal will always be available. Again the heterocyclic community finds itself in a position where the majority of the compounds synthesized are not reported. Before the advent of electronic storage devices the space to store printed reports for all these compounds simply did not exist. However, with the advent of electronic media scientists now have access to unlimited space. For this reason the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry will begin publishing a new kind of article called Heterocyclic Preparations or Het. Preps. where one can publish the synthesis of a single new compound or a series of analogues. The criterion for publication will be: Is the compound reported new? Is the chemistry sound? Have the authors provided sufficient proof of purity and identity using modern spectroscopic methods? and Can a bachelors degree chemist reproduce the procedures in the experimental section. This publication will be web only and structure searchable over the world wide web and will be sold in a pay-per-view format where one buys individual preps directly off the web.