Today's Chemist at Work


Table of Contents

November 1997
Volume 6, Number 10

FEATURES

34 Mixing It Up with Computer-Aided Design
New software can literally make design of experiments for mixtures a piece of cake, this "kitchen chemistry" analysis shows
Mark J. Anderson and Patrick J. Whitcomb
40 Computers and the Science of Solving Crime
Forensic laboratories need the irrefutable integrity of a LIMS to track evidence testing and handling
Helen Gillespie

DEPARTMENTS

10 UPDATE
15 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
The electronic "John Hancock"
Helen Gillespie
21 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
The pitfalls of patenting polymers
Anthony A. Parker
27 KEEPING UP
31 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Mastering the skills of the job interviewer
John K. Borchardt
47 INDUSTRY TODAY
Industry shoulders a greater share of the US R&D effort
David M. Kiefer
51 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
It can be hard to avoid misleading conclusions about health and fitness
Trevor Smith
55 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Plan ahead for passing the torch
Dickinson J. Miller
59 THE WAY WE WERE
Krilium: The little product that couldn't
David M. Kiefer
64 PROFILES IN CHEMISTRY
Buckyballs and their discoverers
George B. Kauffman and Laurie M. Kauffman
68 NEW PRODUCTS
76 COMMENT
Meet the editor
Mary D. Warner


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