TODAY'S CHEMIST AT WORK

Volume 5, Number 9

October 1996
Table of Contents

FEATURES

32 TEACHING AN OLD TECHNOLOGY NEW TRICKS--WHAT'S NEW IN SPECTROSCOPY
Just as modern microwave ovens are displacing the classical kitchen oven and fuel-efficient cars are replacing the old-style gas-guzzlers of days gone by, faster, simpler, smaller, and overall better spectroscopy instruments are taking over
Gerald J. DeMenna
40 MODERN UV-VIS SCANNING SPECTROPHOTOMETERS FILL MYRIAD MISSIONS
Today, complete data analysis can be accomplished by the instrument directly or by using a PC. The thoroughly modern UV-vis spectrophotometer has become a flexible analytical instrument that is more than just a detector for concentration determination
Michael H. Simonian
49 IMPLANTED MEMBRANE FIBERS GET YOU CLOSER TO THE ACTION
In recent years, the advantages of membrane-sampling techniques have led to many new applications. One of the greatest benefits of these methods is that they allow for collection of increased amounts of data on individual subjects without removing blood
Elsa M. Janle and Peter T. Kissinger

DEPARTMENTS

8 UPDATE
14 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
Buying a LIMS--A systematic approach
Gerst A. Gibbon and Joseph H. Golden
21 REGULATIONS AND YOU
Regulations are changing--and you'd better keep up
James F. Ryan
28 INDUSTRY TODAY
Overseas stake in US chemicals at flood tide
David M. Kiefer
55 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Managing time effectively
John K. Borchardt
61 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Cutting banking costs can mean money in the bank
Dickinson J. Miller
64 PROFILES
Staying the course
Julie K. Poudrier
70 THE WAY WE WERE
The tide turns for soap
David M. Kiefer
79 NEW PRODUCTS
96 COMMENT
Where have all the heroes gone?
Patrick P. McCurdy