Noah Tech Blog

Surprising Antifungal Uses of Selenium IV Sulfide

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 6, 2018 9:02:00 AM


What Is Selenium IV Sulfide?

Selenium IV Sulfide is principally leveraged as an antifungal agent. What you probably didn’t know is that selenium sulfide is commonly used in your favorite dandruff shampoo– so you can thank selenium sulfide for kissing your flakes goodbye! But that’s not where the magic ends. Selenium sulfide (SeS2) is derived from the naturally occurring mineral, selenium. You may be familiar with the widely popular crystal selenite, which is comprised of selenium. The crystal heralds striking, white striations and has received a resurgence in the new age market as a spiritual tool to achieve calm.

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Potassium Iodide: The Thyroid Rescue Pill

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 24, 2018 9:16:00 AM


What Is Potassium Iodide (KI)?

Potassium Iodide is a stable form of iodine. The substance typically appears as white crystals, granules, or in powdered form. The chemical is soluble in water, alcohol, acetone, and glycerol. On a consumer level, potassium iodide is commonly used to combat radioactive iodine as a means to protect the integrity of the thyroid. In fact, as of this month, Chester County in Phoenixville, Philadelphia began issuing emergency potassium iodide pills to mount a potential emergency response to radiation leakage from the Limerick nuclear power plant. Potassium iodide (along with potassium iodate) was commonly used to prevent goiter– an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is still used today for such purposes, but other options are also available.

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Did You Know Potassium Iodate Is Iodating Your Table Salt?

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 16, 2018 9:03:00 AM


The Iodated Table Salt in Your Kitchen

Did you know your table salt most likely contains iodine? You have potassium iodate to thank for that. In an effort to revitalize iodine in the American’s everyday diet during the 1920s, the government sanctioned the inclusion of potassium iodate to combat a growing goiter epidemic– as we were dubbed “the goiter belt.” (We’re not the only ones who imbue our salt with iodine, 120 countries iozide their salt, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland.)


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Topics: Potassium Iodate, Table Salt

An Industrial & Informational Overview of Sodium Cyanide

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 9, 2018 9:15:00 AM


A Brief Introduction to Sodium Cyanide


Sodium Cyanide formula: NaCN


Sodium Cyanide (NaCN) heralds a molecular weight of 49.008 g/mol with a melting point of 563.888° F. The highly toxic salt commonly appears as a white solid and is redolent of almonds. NaCN is water, ammonia, methanol, and ethanol soluble. Sodium Cyanide is toxic to humans and must be handled with extreme care. A non-lethal dose of the substance has a half-life of 20-60 minutes. Sodium cyanide uses in industrial spheres provide a multitude of practical applications, with limited consumer use.


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Topics: Sodium Cyanide

Modern Applications for Lead Dioxide

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 2, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Lead (IV) oxide is commonly known as lead dioxide. It’s a chemical compound composed of lead in its +4 oxidation state, predominately in a covalent bond, with the chemical formula PbO2.

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Topics: Lead Dioxide

High-Purity Dibasic and Monobasic Potassium Phosphates

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 25, 2018 9:04:00 AM


Potassium phosphates are the salts of potassium and phosphate ions. The primary forms of potassium phosphate include monopotassium phosphate and dipotassium phosphate, both of which are used for myriad applications in the manufacturing and food industries.

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Topics: Dipotassium Phosphate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate

Rare, Beautiful Vanadyl Sulfate

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 18, 2018 9:03:00 AM



Vanadyl sulfates are a collection of inorganic compounds abbreviated VOSO4(H2O)x. These compounds feature the vanadyl ion, sometimes referred to as the most stable diatomic ion.

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What to Know About Cobalt (II) Chloride

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 11, 2018 9:03:00 AM



Cobalt (II) chloride is one of the most common forms of chloride found the lab today. Its chemical formula is CoCl2 and its molecular weight is 129.833 g/mol. The compound is most often supplied as cobalt (II) chloride hexahydrate or as cobalt (II) chloride anhydrous.


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Topics: Cobalt (II) Chloride, Chemical Compounds

The Many Uses for Ammonium Metavanadate

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 4, 2018 9:03:00 AM



Ammonium metavanadate is an inorganic compound represented by the formula NH4VO3. As a crystalline solid, it is white, but samples can sometimes appear slightly yellow. It has a molecular weight of 116.977 g/mol.

It is denser than water and slightly soluble. Ammonium metavanadate is somewhat toxic, particularly to the skin, and should always be handled with care. It is stable under normal storage conditions.

The chemical is primarily used as an intermediate or as an oxidizing agent. It is commonly used as a substrate in the synthesis of silver vanadate, manganese vanadate, and vanadium oxide. It can catalyze the synthesis of octahydroquinazolinone derivatives and azalactone derivatives.

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Topics: Ammonium Metavanadate, Chemical Supplier

3 Manufacturing Applications for Iron (III) Oxide

Posted by Diane Milner on May 29, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Iron (III) oxide, otherwise called ferric iron, is one of the three main oxides of iron. It is abbreviated as Fe2O3 and is actually a naturally-occurring mineral known as hematite. Readily attacked by acids, Iron (III) oxide is what most people know as rust.

Iron oxides are commonly used components in a wide variety of manufacturing process. They’re integral for several high-throughput applications that result in some of today’s most prominent commercial goods. Noah Technologies supplies a wide variety of iron oxides to manufacturers all over the country in various purities and amounts.

Here are three common manufacturing applications for these unique compounds.

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Topics: Iron Oxide, Manufacturing Applications