Noah Tech Blog

What an Uncertain Future for the EPA Means for Chemical Safety

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 20, 2017 9:57:00 AM

Questions are swirling around whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency is in danger. Will the EPA change drastically over the course of the next few years, or could the agency even cease to exist?

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Topics: Chemical Safety, Chemicals Industry

The Electrolytic Properties of Aluminum Fluoride

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 14, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Aluminum fluoride is an inorganic compound that is colorless, solid, and is typically made synthetically. It is a primary component used in the production of aluminum and is abbreviated AlF3.

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Topics: Chemical Compounds

3 Unique Properties of Zirconium Hydroxide

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 27, 2017 9:26:54 AM

Zirconium Hydroxide is a crystalline zirconium solution used in high pH environments. It’s water soluble and often sold as zirconium hydroxide, hydrate. Its linear formula is Zr(OH)4 and like other hydroxide compounds, it has a litany of properties and uses.

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Topics: Chemical Compounds

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