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  • BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide

    BASF celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Nanjing, China. With this investment in its wholly-owned BioACM plant in Nanjing, BASF is strengthening its production set-up for reliable and high-qual more

  • Fries with a side of acrylamide

    French fry lovers, beware! You may be exposed to a chemical more commonly associated with heavy industry than crispy fried potatoes. Fortunately, researchers are finding ways to reduce that exposure. French fries contain acrylamide. The chemical poses a risk for several types of cancer in rodents. H more

  • Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

    Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in a more

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The Maillard Reaction

There’s one chemical reaction that, whether you have an interest in chemistry or not, we all carry out on a regular, maybe even daily, basis. That reaction? The Maillard Reaction. This is a process that takes place whenever you cook a range of foods – it’s responsible for the flavours in cooked meat more

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Acrylamide

Acrylamide The chemical compound acrylamide (acrylic amide ) has the chemical formula C 3H 5N O . Its IUPAC name is 2-propenamide. It is a white odourless crystalline solid, soluble in water , ethanol , ether and chloroform . Acrylamide is ... more

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