Analytical Chemistry Introduction & Journals
This Analytical Chemistry Introduction
page provides resources and links on the Analytical field of Chemistry. Analytical Chemistry
plays an important role in chemistry as well as in many other sciences.
This is best described by Joshua Lederberg (1958 Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1989 Medal of Science):
"The news of science usually concerns what results a scientist has achieved, not how he or she has found them. All too often, the role of instrumentation - from the tedious steps in design, to commercial production, to routine maintenance - is taken for granted. Yet scientific progress continues to depend on the invention and refinement of tools and techniques."
Profile of an Organization - NIST Standard Reference Data
For 30 years, NIST
has provided well-documented numeric data to scientists
and engineers for use in technical problem-solving, research, and
development. These recommended values are based on data which have been
extracted from the world's literature, assessed for reliability, and then
evaluated to select the preferred values. These data activities are
conducted by scientists at NIST and in university data centers.