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Honeywell Specialty Chemicals Seelze GmbH, Germany

Honeywell Research Chemicals’ history in the industry dates back more than 200 years to when Chemist Johann Daniel Riedel started production of pharmaceuticals in Berlin. Today, Riedel-de Haën™, Fluka™, Hydranal™, Chromasolv™, TraceSELECT™ and many other world leading brands are now part of the Hone more

Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Berthold Technologies has been involved in process measurement technology since 1949. We are an internationally active company with over 300 employees. Berthold Technologies Process Control division offers one of the most comprehensive product lines for non-contact monitoring of industrial process more

chemPUR Feinchemikalien und Forschungsbedarf GmbH, Germany

ChemPur delivers more than 3,500 metals and compounds, inorganic specialty chemicals, nano powder, as well as more than 100,000 organic intermediates. Our range of products include precious metal compounds and rare earth compounds, precious metal semi-finished products, sputtering targets from meta more

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Quality Chemicals and Expert Support from Research to Production

Explore our broad range of chemicals for every stage of product development, and see how you can benefit from our technical and regulatory expertise more

News Acids

  • Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material

    Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the foo more

  • 'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins

    Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an expanded genetic code, allowing them to produce never-before-seen proteins. more

  • BASF increases capacity for Higher Carboxylic Acids

    BASF has increased its global production capacity for the Higher Carboxylic Acids (HCA) Isononanoic Acid (INA) and 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) from 55,000 metric tons to 68,000 metric tons per year. With world-scale and highly flexible production facilities at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Ger more

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Videos Acids

Flesh-Eating Hydrofluoric Acid

We dunk chicken drumsticks in dreaded Hydrofluoric Acid, along with Hydrochloric Acid and Sulfuric Acid. What do you think might happen? more

Why is Olive Oil Awesome?

Whether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry goes on in that bottle that can make or break a product. Take the “extra virgin” standard: Chemistry tells us that a higher free-fatty-acid content leads to a lower grade, less tasty oi ... more

Stanford researchers send text messages using chemicals

Researchers have built a machine that texts sends messages using common chemicals. This system could be used in nanoparticle communication or to send secret notes. more

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A Guide to the Different Types of Fat

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there’s a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health. These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry – and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes more

The Chemistry of the Smell of Toilets & Human Waste

Today’s post marks a slight detour for the aroma chemistry series. So far, we’ve look mainly at pleasant aromas, but today we turn to a major malodour: that of toilets, and, more specifically, human waste. It might seem like something of a childish subject, but there are some interesting chemical co more

Everyday Chemicals

It’s been a little while since the last post in the ‘Everyday Chemicals’ series, but it’s back today, and with a revamped look (which will also be applied out to the previous posts in the series over the next week or so). The latest post looks at acetic acid; this compound is well known for its pres more

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q&more articles Acids

  • Highly specific aptamers for analytics and therapeutics

    DNA and RNA aptamers are high-affinity, nucleotide-based binding molecules which, as an alternative to antibodies, are already being widely used in analytics, diagnostics and therapeutics. The generation of new aptamers and their industrial implementation opens up new potentials for a wide range of application areas. more

  • Genes on sugar

    The targeted transport of DNA and RNA using vectors (mostly made from synthetic polymers) in cell cultures has become part of routine practice in biological R&D – a fact highlighted by the multitude of commercial kits now available. To date, however, obstacles relating to use in patients have beset many laboratory studies and – in particular – the transfer to clinical practice. more

  • Diet, gut microbiota and host lipid metabolism

    Nature provides an enormous diversity of lipid molecules that originate from various pathways. Fatty acids are key modules for various lipids, including cell membrane lipids such as phospholipids or triacylglycerols, which are the major components of lipid droplets. Excess lipids or defects in lipid metabolism are associated with diseases such as metabolic syndrome. more

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Acid

Acid An acid (often represented by the generic formula HA [H+A-]) is traditionally considered any chemical compound that, when dissolved in water , gives a solution with a hydrogen ion activity greater than in pure water, i.e. a pH less t ... more

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