Tire-kicking chemists and serious buyers as well will find themselves amidst a swarm of new technologles, products, and services at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Los Angeles. Products on display at the ACS's national exposition—which will be open during the first four days (September 25 to 28) of the six-day meeting—will represent about 250 companies and organizations, and will range in complexity from books and catalogs, to filters and grinding mills, to software and supercomputers. The exposition will occupy more than 400 booth spaces in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The growing role of computers—tools now as important to chemists as microscopes—in the chemistry lab, is reflected in the number of computer-related products that will appear and exposition workshops that will be held at the meeting. More than half of the announcements that The Scientist received about products that will make their debuts at the ACS meeting described...

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