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OSC OrganoSpezialChemie GmbH, Germany

OSC GmbH Bitterfeld manufactures and distributes organic chemicals of high purity. Established in 1997, we are a private company located in the "Chemical Triangle" in the centre of Germany. more

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  • New pathways found for biotechnological degradation of industrial waste

    Scientists led by Dr Meina Neumann-Schaal of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, have characterised the breakdown of phenol by Saccharolobus solfataricus. Using methods from the fields of metabolomics and transcriptomic more

  • From petroleum to wood

    An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would more

  • 'Tricking' bacteria into hydroxylating benzene

    Breaking carbon-hydrogen bonds is notoriously difficult in lab chemistry, yet nature does it effortlessly. Now, scientists have used E.coli bacteria to oxidize the C-H bonds in benzene to generate phenol, with a genetically inserted enzyme (cytochrome P450BM3), that originally evolved to target othe more

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Infographics Phenol

Benzene Derivatives in Organic Chemistry

Benzene is a hugely important compound in organic chemistry. It consists of six carbon atoms joined together in a ring, with a hydrogen atom bonded to each carbon; by replacing one or more of these hydrogens with a functional group, a large number of different compounds can be formed. This graphic l more

The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Wet Dogs

If you’re a dog owner, hot weather inevitably leads to wet dogs, particularly if you live near the sea, a river, or basically any other body of water that looks appealing to your canine companion. It’s probably not escaped your notice that dogs tend to smell pretty awful after getting wet. Why is th more

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Phenol Phenol, also known under an older name of carbolic acid, is a toxic, colourless crystal line solid with a sweet tarry odor. Its chemical formula is C 6H 5O H and its structure is that of a hydroxyl group (-OH) bonded to a phenyl ri ... more


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