Crab & Shrimp Shells Useful for Bone Regeneration

Crab, shrimp shells useful for bone regeneration, drug delivery

crab-and-shrimp-shells-1TSUKUBA, JAPAN: A review of the latest research shows that combining a sugar, obtained from crab and shrimp shells, with a variety of nanomaterials could lead to the development of biomedical applications that enhance bone regeneration, wound healing and targeted drug delivery. Properties of the nanocomposites are looked at for the bio medical and bio sensing applications. Read More

Chemistry of Teflon Cookware | Must Read

teflon-cookwareIn our day to day activity we are using lot varieties of cookware for preparing food and other purposes. But did you know some of our cookware that are specially coated with chemical coating i.e., Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), coating? This chemical name makes you think a lot? Never heard of this chemical? What is it? Let me give you the common name of Polytetrafluoroethylene i.e., “Teflon”. Read More

About 3000 Chemicals Used in Papermaking!

paperThere are about 3000 or so different types of chemicals which can be used in papermaking, in practice only about 200 individual chemicals are typically used, each satisfying a specific need. Some of the important chemicals used are – Caustic soda, sodium sulfide for the Kraft process, Sulfurous acid for the Sulfite process, Caustic soda, Anthraquinone for the Soda pulping. Read More

Clariant, Matchmycolor, Konica to Make Colour Matching Easier, Faster

clariant-konicaMUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant International Ltd partners with matchmycolor LLC, a colour know-how company and Konica Minolta Inc, a Japanese technology company to efficiently colour match the polyolefin products easier and faster. Clariant has created a calibration database with its popular PV Fast and Graphtol pigments, that can be easily combined. Read More


Chemicals that are Necessary for Sports

Chemicals that are Necessary for Sports

chemicals-in-sports-equipmentSports and physical activities have been part of the natural endeavors of humans in earth. The primeval records of sports activities date back to the First Olympics Games in 776 B.C. in Greece. Since then, the human yearning for participating in sports activities and this activity has pushed civilizations to create more structure to more sports games. Read More

GST Implementation in India will Benefit Chemical Industries

dr-joerg-strassburger-gstDr Joerg Strassburger, Founder and CEO, Go East Advisors GmbH shares his views with Chemical Today magazine on GST to be implemented in India. Before founding Go East, Dr Strassburger was the Country Representative and Managing Director of LANXESS India Pvt Ltd from 2005 to 2014. That the government was finally able to win support for the GST legislation. Read More

Check the Role of Chlorine in Day to Day Life

chlorine-tabletsChlorine is the most abundant member of the halogen family of periodic table elements. Chlorine is an important chemical in our day-to-day life. Chlorine is a clear amber-colored liquid about 1.5 times heavier than water. Gaseous chlorine is greenish-yellow, about 2.5 times as heavier than air. Read More

Lanxess Starts New Marketing/Sales Segment to Focus on E&E Industry

lanxess-eeCOLOGNE, GERMANY: To meet rising demand of the thermoplastics use in electrical and electronics industry (E&E), Lanxess’s high-performance materials business unit is increasing its operations, by setting a new E&E marketing and sales segment. This segment collects the resources for the E&E industry and organises them in a more focused way. Read More

Potato Chips Packet Contains Nitrogen Gas Not Air

Potato Chips Packet Contains Nitrogen Gas Not Air | See All the Interesting facts of Nitrogen

untitled-1Nitrogen is a chemical element and it can be represented as N and atomic number of 7. In normal conditions nitrogen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Nitrogen makes up around 78 per cent in our surrounding atmosphere. Nitrogen is one of the primary nutrients critical for the survival of all living organisms. Although nitrogen is very abundant in the atmosphere, it is largely inaccessible in elemental. Read More


20 Chemical Compounds Found in Milk

ss_dontmixmeds_milk_12-13-copyMilk is a nutritious liquid that is secreted by mammals and used to feed their young, and as food by human beings. Worldwide, dairy farms produced about 730 million tonnes of milk in 2011. Milk is a key contributor to improving nutrition and food security particularly in developing countries. Milk seemingly white beverage may look innocent, but the hidden ingredients packed into the liquid. Read More


Chemistry Behind Social Media Addiction


Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people. Typically it occurs in spoken communication, as written exchanges are usually not referred to as conversations. The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization. Conversations may be ideal when, for example, each party desires a relatively equal exchange of information, or when the parties desire. Read More


Brain Chemistry of Spiritual Gurus!


Spirituality may denote almost any kind of meaningful activity or blissful experience. It denotes a process of transformation, but in a context separate from organized religious institutions, termed “spiritual but not religious”.The traditional meaning of spirituality is a process of re-formation which “aims to recover the original shape of man, the image of God. To accomplish this, the re-formation is oriented at a mold. Read More

8,400 – 10,000 chemicals in Tobacco Smoke

8,400 – 10,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke!


Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf and it will deliver a steady dose of nicotine. In addition to nicotine the following components also present. Carbon monoxide is the main poisonous gas in car exhausts as well as present in cigarette smoke. It binds to haemoglobin much more readily than oxygen, thus causing the blood to carry less oxygen. Read More



Researchers develop non-toxic solvent to produce perovskite solar cells

solar-panel-copyResearchers at Oxford University have created a solvent system with reduced or less toxicity that can be utilized in the production of perovskite solar cells, clearing one of the barriers to the commercialization of a technology that guarantees to change the solar industry. Read More




Explosion at BASF chemical plant in Germany; 2 killed, several injured


LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE said that two fire firefighters were killed and one person still missing a day after a blast at its chemical complex in its headquarters Ludwigshafen, Germany. According to Wall Street Journal report, this accident occurred, during pipeline work, when a small fire broke out, and the cause remained unknown led to a blast at, followed by several other explosions and fires. Read More


300 – 500 chemicals in Chocolate | Some react within the human brain to alter mood

chocolateAre you chocoholic? Not yet! Are you passionate about chocolates and to get pleasurable feelings? Is it chocolates taste makes you feel good or is there any other factors responsible for that? Then one must know the chemistry behind the chocolate making and why chocolate is considered as the feel-good factor, mood-alternating factor etc. Chocolate contains more than 300 – 500 known chemicals, some of which react within the human brain to alter mood. Read More

Why Chillies are so Hot? Read the Chemistry behind Red Hot Chillies

Why Chillies are so Hot? Read the Chemistry behind Red Hot Chillies

red-chilliesWhen you’ve eaten spicy food in precise chillies you will get tears in your eyes, and your mouth feels burning sensation and as a course of action spontaneously you will have a glass of water to suppress the hotness. But still after having a glass of water you feel to drink more water! All this kind of taste, burning sensation and heat on your tongue is due to a chemical named ‘Capsaicin’ which is present in chillies. Read More


Benzene: A carcinogen found in soft drink | People falling Sick after having carbonated drinks or soft drinks

shutterstock164204915Within 20 minutes of drinking a soft drink blood sugar spikes and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat. The continuing insulin burst, over time, eventually creates insulin resistance and finally diabetes can be the result. Read More



Christian Friedrich Schönbein Discoverer of Ozone was born on Oct 18, 1799 – Complete Biography

christian-friedrich-schonbeinChristian Friedrich Schonbein was a German-Swiss chemist born on October 18, 1799 – died on August 29, 1868. Schonbein was best known for inventing fuel cell, discovering guncotton and ozone. Ozone is a colorless or slightly bluish, inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3. It is a pale blue gas with a distinctively. Read More



AkzoNobel supplies micronutrients for cities to adopt urban gardens


AkzoNobel NV has created a vertical garden that shows the power of urban gardens to rejuvenate (refresh) cities and make lives more livable and exciting. This helps to change an unwelcoming area of cement into a bright and more fascinating space for locality inhabitants. Read More

Safe cosmetics for beautiful makeovers

Safe cosmetics for beautiful makeovers

Won’t it be nice to have a radiant, skin-kissed glow all the time? How great it would be to have your eyebrows in shape, bright, glossy lips, flawless skin and perfectly styled hair? It not just gives you that ultimate chic look but also uplifts the confidence, making you more presentable. Read More


New carbon-free public bus that charges in 15 seconds

abb-tosa-busGENEVA, SWITZERLAND: ABB Ltd, Geneva’s public transport operator TGP, the Office of Promotion of Industries and Technologies, and the Geneva power Utility SIG have joined forces to develop electric buses that need just 15 seconds of charge to run a whole 2 km.  Read More




Controlling Chemical Reactions using Electric Fields

michelle-coote-arc-centre-of-excellenceIn an interview Professor Michelle Coote, a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electro Materials Science, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University shares the idea of controlling chemical reactions with electric fields –using either externally applied fields, or the short-range electric fields generated by charged functional groups within catalysts or substrates. Read More

Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Bacterial derived Polymers | Green Polymers can be used in Medical & Soil

ipsita-roy-university-of-westminsterBacterial derived polymers called Polyhy­droxyalkanoates (PHAs) are highly biocompatible and also biodegradable, both in the body, so you can use it in the medical application and also in the soil as they are also green polymers. I have chosen to use them in the medical applications; because there are quite a few cheap degradable green polymers in the market for use in bulk applications such as packag­ing, making carry bags etc. Read More


Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry awarded for developing molecular machines

nobel-prize-2016-chemistrySTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: The Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry is finally revealed. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in chemistry jointly for 3 scientists i.e. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design & production of minuscule molecular machines with controllable movements that have the ability to convert Chemical energy into mechanical forces and motion. The announcement was done in Stockholm, Sweden through press-releases.

A bank cheque of 8 million Swedish kronor approximately $933,000 will be divided among all the three.

Jean-Pierre Sauvage is a French chemist specialized in supramolecular chemistry. Sauvage was born in Paris in 1944 and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Louis Pasteur under the supervision of J.-M. Lehn. In 1983 he took the first step towards a molecular machine when he was able to succeed in linking two ring-shaped molecules together to form a chain, called a catenane. Usually, the molecules are combined with strong covalent bonds in which the atoms share electrons, however in chain they link by a freer mechanical bond. For a machine to be able to perform a task it must consist of parts that can move relative to each other. The two interlocked rings fulfilled exactly this requirement.

Sir James Fraser Stoddart a Scottish chemist born in 24 May 1942, works in the area of supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. He further enhanced the research in 1991, by developing a rotaxane. Stoddart threaded a molecular ring onto a thin molecular axle and demonstrated that the ring was able to move along the axle. Among his developments based on rotaxanes are a molecular lift, a molecular muscle and a molecule-based computer chip.

Bernard L Feringa from Netherlands is a synthetic organic chemist specialized in molecular nanotechnology and homogenous catalysis born in 1951. Feringa was the first person to develop a molecular motor; in the year 1999, he got a molecular rotor blade to spin continually in the same direction. With the help of molecular motors, he was able to rotate a glass cylinder that is 10,000 times bigger than the motor and also designed a nanocar.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that the molecular machines can be used in the development of new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 was also awarded to 3 scientists Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. Even this time Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) decides to honor the award to three members jointly.

What Nobel Prize basically mean?

Nobel Prize is an annual honor given every year for the most prominent work done in various fields like Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Medicine & importantly for promoting the peace. It is considered as one of the most influential & prestigious honors in the world. The first Noble Prize was given in the year 1901, however the idea of honoring with the Nobel Prize was initiated by Alfred B. Nobel, a Swedish Chemist & the one who introduced Dynamite to the world. Nobel Prize is presented every year in Sweden & is the responsibility of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to handle or govern the award in Chemistry.

Top 5 countries to bag more number of Nobel Prizes:

United States of America

United Kingdom




Nobel Prize’s stats revealed in numbers:

In between 1901 and 2015, 822 men, 48 women & 23 organizations were awarded with Nobel Prize. The first person to get Nobel Prize in Chemistry was Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff of Netherlands for discovering the laws of Chemical Dynamics & Osmotic Pressure in solutions. During the world wars for some years Nobel Prizes were not given & for Chemistry field it was not honored in these following years.









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