versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
BARROS NETO, Benício de; SCARMINIO, Ieda S. e BRUNS, Roy E.. 25 years of chemometrics in Brazil. Quím. Nova [online]. 2006, vol.29, n.6, pp. 1401-1406. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422006000600042.
Chemometric activities in Brazil are described according to three phases: before the existence of microcomputers in the 1970s, through the initial stages of microcomputer use in the 1980s and during the years of extensive microcomputer applications of the ´90s and into this century. Pioneering activities in both the university and industry are emphasized. Active research areas in chemometrics are cited including experimental design, pattern recognition and classification, curve resolution for complex systems and multivariate calibration. New trends in chemometrics, especially higher order methods for treating data, are emphasized.
Palavras-chave : chemometrics; microcomputers; multivariate analysis.