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October 2002
Focus: Organic Spectroscopy

Playing the Protein Polyphony (210 KB PDF)
Orchestrating research on protein structure and function requires the accompaniment of almost every major spectroscopic instrument available.
Mark S. Lesney
The E-Scent of Danger (137 KB PDF)
War-torn regions desperately need a technological version of a dog´s nose to detect land mines.
Randall C. Willis

For Openers
Chem 108 (52 KB PDF)
James F. Ryan

Letters (59 KB PDF)
Feedback from our readers

Update (84 KB PDF)
SciTECH Briefs and Business Bits

Computing and Chemistry
The Chemical Markup Language (95 KB PDF)
CML is powerful, but its impact will depend on how many people use it.
Yuh-Mei Liao and Hamid Ghanadan

Instruments & Applications
Combating Corrosion (103 KB PDF)
Ion chromatography tracks down trace levels of ionic contaminants that can ruin computer chips and rust through nuclear waste containers.
Nancy K. McGuire

EAS 2002 Is "Homecoming"
(63 KB PDF)
The 41st Eastern Analytical Symposium will be back in Somerset, NJ.

The Chemist´s Bookshelf
Buds and Battles of Biotech (59 KB PDF)
Mark S. Lesney

Workplace Perspectives
Ergonomics Regulation Still in Limbo (80 KB PDF)
The business community fought against establishing a standard—but some experts still cite its necessity.
Milton Zall

Chemistry Chronicles
Fukui´s Frontiers (72 KB PDF)
The first Japanese scientist to win a Nobel Prize introduced the concept of frontier orbitals.
Julie L. McDowell and Julia Belcher

Product Information (109 KB PDF)
New products, literature, and websites

Crossword Puzzle
Solely for Symmetry (43KB PDF)
Mark S. Lesney

Crossword Puzzle Solution

Lighter Elements (58 KB PDF)
Humorous tales from readers and other sources . . . plus a cartoon.

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ISSN 1532-4494
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