Earth Day 2014, focus on green cities

Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. People are seen planting trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more – all on behalf of the environment…. Read more 


Waste sulfur, detection of explosives, photocatalyst

Latest Research News

Using waste sulfur to make lens for infrared-light detection devices

Research team led by University of Arizona has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices… Read more

 Newly developed technique improves detection of explosives

A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches… Read more

Newly discovered photocatalyst produces hydrogen fuel efficiently

A new research at National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) has discovered a new photocatalyst, Sn3O4, which facilitates the production of hydrogen fuel out of water using sunlight as an energy source… Read more

News this week

Nufarm to close manufacturing facility in New Zealand

Nufarm Limited will close the facility at Otahuhu, near Auckland, New Zealand and further consolidate regional manufacturing activity at its existing Laverton (Victoria) facilities. The closure is following the review of New Zealand manufacturing operations… Read more

Greenhouse gas, Earth like planet, waste heat into electricity

Latest Chemistry Research News

Shale gas well emits high level of greenhouse gas

According to Purdue University and Cornell University, high levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source… Read more


NASA finds Earth sized planet that may support life

An international team of researchers has discovered the first earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of another star, thus taking a step forward in the hunt for potential life in outer space… Read more


Newly discovered material converts waste heat into electricity

Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity… Read more


News this week

254 Indian women die in US-funded clinical trial

A 15-year US-funded clinical trial has led to death of 254 women in India. The trial was for a cervical cancer screening method and the women who died were part of a control group kept without screening to study death rates in unscreened populations… Read more

World of chemicals – Essay Competition 2014


Hi Folks Good Morning

Rub you eyes its time to win “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3”

I hope all of you are doing good, if not this message will make all of you happy, yes i am not joking as we all know world of chemicals portal is one of the fastest growing online chemistry portal in the world is inviting essay entries as a part of “Earth Day celebration.”

The topic for Essay Competition 2014 is “Reducing harmful chemical footprint, a reality?

The topic is focused on reducing the harmful chemical impact on Earth and making it a better place to live. We have reached to a level where the dependency on synthetic chemicals cannot be completely eliminated. Chemicals do exist in nature, they are the ones useful to mankind, but we have been manufacturing chemicals (synthetic chemicals), most of which are hazardous. This year on Earth Day, let us think of the alternatives which can reduce the dependency on the synthetic chemicals and make our Earth better and safer.

Anyone can participate irrespective of the geographical location, educational qualification etc. The word limit for essay is 600 – 800 words.

Last date of submission is – 15 May 2014

Results announcement – 25 May 2014 on Worldofchemicals website

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“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th centu

“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.

On this day in chemistry April 20th Germ

On this day in chemistry
April 20th

German chemist Franz Achard died on this day in 1821
Achard invented the industrial process to produce sugar from beets. Sugar used to be a luxury item only the wealthy could afford, but Achard’s mass-production process meant that many more people could afford to have a sugar in their homes.