"So much to do, so little time" appears to sum up the busy program planned for the 209th national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), to be held April 2-6 in the Convention Center and nearby hotels in Anaheim, Calif. The expected 10,000 participants will have a choice of attending more than 600 technical sessions, and more than 5,000 papers will be presented.

The wide range of topics at this spring's meeting indicates the highly interdisciplinary nature of the field and the increasing interface of chemistry and biology, according to ACS officials. For example, sessions will cover topics such as contraceptives for the 21st century, revenge of the medfly, anti-cocaine antibodies, microbial polymers, and molecular- level bioremediation.

"Chemistry has the advantage of being a very practical science, and contributes to many other fields, in addition to [providing] a significant amount of basic research of its own," says...

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