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  Focus: Sample Preparation March 2004
Digestion Moves into the 21st Century   Microwave Digestion Moves into the 21st Century (204 KB PDF)
For optimum sample analysis, itís not just the chemistry, itís the preparation.
David Barclay
for Proteins   Preparing for Proteins (236 KB PDF)
For MS analysis, sample fractionation and buffer exchange are key.
Randall C. Willis

Update (131 KB PDF)
Research News and Science Bits

Regulations & You
Nano Unknown
(65 KB PDF)
Nanotechnology has potential everywhere, but what will be the health and environmental impacts?
Michael J. Felton

Instruments & Applications
Integrated Circuits: Picture Perfect?
(62 KB PDF)
Microscopy can pinpoint troublesome defects.
David Filmore


Technology & Tools
Done in a Flash
(65 KB PDF)
A quiet workhorse of the synthesis lab, flash chromatography continues to make strides.
Randall C. Willis


Business Matters (51 KB PDF)
Marketplace, Deals, and People

Industry Facts & Figures
Public–Private Affairs
(44 KB PDF)
The Advanced Technology Program and Project Bioshield partner federal money to industry R&D.
David Filmore


Chemistry in the Land of Disney

The ACS Spring Meeting goes to Anaheim.
- Article with exhibition floor map (671 KB PDF)
- Article without exhibition floor map (48 KB PDF)

General Interest  

For Openers
(65 KB PDF)
James F. Ryan

Letters (44 KB PDF)
Feedback from our readers.

Health Perspectives
A Gut Feeling
(52 KB PDF)
Affecting millions of Americans, irritable bowel syndrome remains a medical mystery.
Randall C. Willis


Crossword Puzzle
An Os to Pick?
(23 KB PDF) || Solution (html)
Mark S. Lesney

Lighter Elements (70 KB PDF)
Humorous tales from readers and other sources . . . plus a cartoon.


Product Profile
(67 KB PDF)
Regardless of the application, these supplies are moving to micro.
Randall C. Willis


Product Information (html)
New products, literature, and websites.

ISSN 1532-4494