Chemistry at the British Association


    MEETINGS of the Chemistry Section were held only in Melbourne and Sydney, but in each of these cities they extended over three days. There were two joint discussions with other sections, and a number of locally contributed papers showed that in both Victoria and New South Wales a considerable amount of chemical research is being carried out, some happily on lines of special interest and value t ustralia. It is to be regretted that such local features as the natural products of the characteristic Australian indigenous flora and the important problems connected with soil should not earlier have attracted local chemists, but as two sectional corn-mittees of the association are now engaged in examining the natural plant products we may hope that much will be recorded before the ever-increasing destruction of native trees and plants precludes any attempts at completeness.

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    Chemistry at the British Association . Nature 94, 437–438 (1914).

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