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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 1229-1230

Chemistry in the 21st century. A central science or a "back office" technical activity?

Mary L. Good

College of Information Science and Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204-1099, USA

Abstract: The science of chemistry underlies all of our work in the environmental area and in the new technologies exemplified by materials science and molecular physics. For these areas to progress, chemistry must continue to be a creative and innovative source of new ideas rather than just a handmaiden for currently identified problems in these closely allied areas of study.