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5 Most Common Industrial Chemicals

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 21, 2017 10:19:00 AM

There are thousands of industrial chemicals. Some are used to make consumer goods, others to create energy, and some are even used in the production of other industrial chemicals. Which chemicals are most important for industrial manufacturing on a global scale?

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Topics: Chemical Compounds, Manufacturing, Industrial Innovation

3 Advancements in Polymer Technology

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 11, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Advanced polymers are one of the most exciting technologies in chemistry today. Suitable for a wide range of applications, polymers are literally the building blocks of our lives; they provide support, structure, and durability to thousands of products we interact with each and every day. Advancements in polymer technology have the potential to revolutionize medical treatment, space travel, fuel consumption, and more.

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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing, Chemical Compounds, Polymers

3 Ways Polymers Are Making Cars Better

Posted by Diane Milner on Apr 10, 2017 9:46:47 AM

Polymers – chemical chains made up of many repeating elements – are having a moment. Polymers are the darlings of automotive technology, and for good reason. These chemical chains, often made from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and even fluorine, are strong, resistant, and versatile.

How are scientists using polymers to make waves in the automotive space? Here are three ways polymers are making good cars better.

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Topics: Chemical Compounds, Automotive Chemistry

3 Unusual Uses for Zirconium Hydroxide

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 27, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Zirconium hydroxide is an extremely versatile compound. Not only is Zr(OH)4 used in chemical research, it’s also a critical component in many commercial production processes, chemical refining, and even pollution control.

Here are three of the most unusual uses for zirconium hydroxide:

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Topics: Chemical Compounds, 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

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

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 Chemistry Behind the Newest Color Blue

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 16, 2016 10:33:55 AM

Although it was technically “discovered” all the way back in 2009, the recent announcement by scientists of the discovery of a new color blue is big news indeed. In fact, no new blues have been discovered in over 200 years.

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Topics: Insider, Chemical Compounds, Chemicals Industry

Borax: Not Just for Soap

Posted by Diane Milner on May 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Borax has been mined commercially in the U.S. since all the way back in the early 1800s. It’s a mineral – actually, a salt of boric acid – that comes in several forms, namely sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, and disodium tetraborate. The common forms differ in their crystal water content.

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Topics: Chemical Compounds