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The Catalytic and Reagent Properties of Ammonium Metavanadate

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 16, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Are you familiar with Ammonium Metavanadate? If not, you should know that it’s in dozens of products you’re probably already using. This white crystalline powder has a few interesting properties; let’s take a look.

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Topics: Chemical Compounds

Meet the Four Newest Elements

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 9, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Unless you’re an organic chemist, you may not have heard that four new elements were added to the periodic table in December of 2015.

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Topics: Chemistry

3 Upcoming Trends in the Chemical Manufacturing Sector for 2017

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 26, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Things are looking bright for the chemical manufacturing sector in 2017 and beyond. With questions swirling in 2016 about the impact of Brexit on global chemicals and specific challenges facing the industrial chemicals sector, key trends in the manufacturing sector are beginning to emerge.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

A Natural Ingredient Might Lead to A More Sustainable Sunscreen

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 19, 2016 9:38:00 AM

The science of sunscreen has been well documented over the last four decades. Consumers of late have been in a frenzied search for the best sunscreen made of natural ingredients, wary of so-called “dangerous chemicals” found in most common sunscreen brands. Though researchers maintain that traditional sunscreen is completely safe, a new study pairs nature with lab work to present promising findings.

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Topics: Chemistry

The Electrifying Properties of Lead Dioxide

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 12, 2016 9:31:00 AM

Lead Dioxide is an oxide compound where lead is in an oxidation state of +4. Possessing both ionic and covalent bonds, the compound is written as PbO2 and is sometimes called plumbic oxide. All the nomenclature aside, what is it good for?

 

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Topics: Chemical Compounds

The Colorful History of Thallium Sulfate

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 5, 2016 9:29:00 AM

Thallium Sulfate has a long history, particularly as an ill-advised medical treatment. The compound – also known as thallous sulfate – is represented as (Tl2SO4). It is, simply, the sulfate salt of thallium in its most common +1 oxidation state, and while it’s colorless and odorless, it’s also highly toxic.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

Turning Cyanide into Gold: Sodium Cyanide Applications in Mining

Posted by Diane Milner on Nov 28, 2016 1:18:28 PM

Cyanide has been used in the mining industry in some iteration since all the way back in the 1880s.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

3 Safe Chemical Storage Tips for Your Chemical Engineering Lab

Posted by Diane Milner on Nov 21, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Proper chemical storage is critical not only for efficiency, but for safety. Whether in commercial quantities or research amounts, chemicals that are stored improperly can be unsafe and in less-than-ideal condition for the application at hand.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

Molecular Machines Form Focus of 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on Nov 14, 2016 9:08:00 AM

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2016 was recently awarded to a trio of researchers, Jean-Pierre Sauvage of the University of Strasbourg, France; Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA; and Bernard L. Feringa of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. They’ve all been working on something that’s said to be on track to revolutionize the very way we build things within 25-30 years: molecular machines.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

Vanadyl Sulfate: More than Just a Pretty Color

Posted by Diane Milner on Nov 7, 2016 10:35:00 AM

 

Vanadyl Sulfate is one of the most heralded supplements of the moment. It’s distinguishable by its bright blue color and often used to treat diabetic symptoms when ingested. Noah Technologies makes high-purity vanadyl sulfate in-house in quantities that vary per request.

What more is there to know about this wonder-compound?

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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing