microchemistry

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microchemistry

chemical experimentation with minute quantities of material

microchemistry

[¦mī·krō′kem·ə·strē]
(biochemistry)
The chemistry of individual cells and minute organisms.
(chemistry)
The study of chemical reactions, using small quantities of materials, frequently less than 1 milligram or 1 milliliter, and often requiring special small apparatus and microscopical observation.
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To establish six Regional Microscale Chemistry Centers, one in each of the six PETE regions, to serve as demonstration and training sites.
An internationally-recognized program, the National Microscale Chemistry Center (NMCC) was established in January 1993 with grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies including the Commonwealth of MA (through TURI, UMass, Lowell).
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