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What a New Presidential Administration Might Mean for Chemical Research

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 20, 2017 9:14:00 AM

By now you know that a new presidential administration is currently managing the U.S. government, and few things have the potential to impact the near future of chemical research as drastically as new governmental regulations and priorities.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

3 Exciting Advancements in the Materials Science Sector

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 13, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Innovation in the materials science sector is anything but slow. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most exciting areas of modern chemistry, responsible for much of the technological advancement and textile development we know today.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry, Materials Science

The Future of Iron Salts in Catalytic Research

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 6, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Catalysis is inarguably one of the most important components of the global chemicals industry. Some estimates suggest it’s intrinsically linked to as much as 40% of the world’s GDP and is particularly relevant in fields like agriculture, medicine, and pharmaceuticals.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

Reagent, Laboratory, Technical: Chemistry Grades Explained

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 30, 2017 9:16:00 AM

A chemical is not just a chemical. Chemicals are rated by “grades” which are based on a series of accepted measurements and standards. A chemical’s eventual application determines what grade is called for; the higher the grade required the more difficult a specific chemical is to procure, naturally.

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Topics: Purchasing Chemicals

The Toxic Histories of Five Famous Pigments

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 23, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Certain pigments have, excuse the pun, long and colorful histories. From the shrugged-off toxicity of White Lead to the terrifyingly-ubiquitous School Bus Yellow, here are the fascinating stories behind some of history’s favorite – and most dangerous – pigments.

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Topics: Chemical Safety, Chemical History

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