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The subject index is also quite helpful in navigating through the voluminous text. With some perseverance, the reader shouldfindpractical information about any analytical chemistry problem to which biosensors might be applied. Only two out of 27 chapters are either too superficial in their treatment, or contain references and information that are out-of-date. The balance is written in clear and understandable styles, contains current information, and should be of value to most scientists, even those with a limited knowledge of biosensors. Reviewed by Paul D'Orazio of Chiron Diagnostics. BOOKS RECEIVED Analysis and Deformulation of Polymeric Materials Jan W. Gooch Plenum Publishing Corporation 233 Spring St. New York, NY 10013 1997, 332 pp., $95

This book is designed for those interested in the composition of paints, plastics, adhesives, and inks. Analytical methods for surface and bulk analysis of such polymeric materials are discussed, followed by deformulation schemes for breaking them down into their individual components. Chemometrics in Environmental Analysis

damental concepts of chemometric methods, illustrated with analytical/environmental examples. The remainder of the book is more problem-oriented, presenting case studies applicable to real-world environmental analyses. Analytical Use of Fluorescent Probes in Oncology Elli Kohen and Joseph G. Hirschber, Eds. Plenum Publishing 233 Spring St. New York, NY 10013 1996, 448 pp., $125

The proceedings of a NATO workshop on the Analytical Use of Fluorescent Probes in Oncology, held in October of 1995, are presented in this book. Significant advances in the areas of cell and tissue physiology from in vivo and in situ fluorescence studies are highlighted. Protein NMR Techniques David G. Reid, Ed. Humana Press 999 Riverview Dr., Suite 208 Totowa, New Jersey 07512 1997, 429 pp., $79.50

The book describes various NMR techniques for studying the properties of proteins. Advances in the determination of protein structures as well as coverage of paramagnetic metalloproteins are included. Macrocyclic Compounds in Analytical Chemistry

Jürgen W. Einax, Heinz W. Zwanziger, and Sabine GeiB John Wiley & Sons 605 Third Ave. New York, NY 10158 1997, 384 pp., $79.95

Yury A. Zolotov, Ed. John Wiley & Sons 605 Third Ave. New York, NY 10158 1997, 424 pp., $84.95

Two main parts compose this book. In the first part the reader is introduced to fun-

General methods for the synthesis of macrocyclic compounds are presented in the

first chapter of this book, followed by a chapter on their complexation and selectivity. The remainder of the book focuses on the use of macrocycles in metal extraction, sorption and chromatography, ionselective electrodes, and the formation o: host-guest complexes with organic substrates. Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds, 5th ed. Kazuo Nakamoto John Wiley & Sons 605 Third Ave. New York, NY 10158 1997, Part A: 387 pp., $64.95; Part B: 384 pp., $69.95

This two-volume book presents IR and Raman spectra for a wide range of inorganic and coordination compounds. Part A, "Theory and Applications in Inorganic Chemistry", focuses on relatively simple inorganic compounds, leaving the larger, more complicated systems for Part B, "Applications in Coordination, Organometallic, and Bioinorganic Chemistry". Applications of Atomic Spectrometry to Regulatory Compliance Monitoring, 2nd ed. Stephen W. Jenniss, Sidney A. Katz, and Richard W. Lynch John Wiley & Sons 605 Third Ave. New York, NY 10158 1997, 248 pp.. $100

This book lists methods for the determination of metals by AAS, ICP-AES, and ICPMS for compliance monitoring of air and water quality, wastes, biological tissues, and food samples. All the methods are currently recognized by regulatory agencies such as EPA FDA, and OSHA

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