Farm to Face: going back to nature for skin care regime

Cosmetics industry undergoing a drastic change, consumers prefer Organic and Natural products

aditi-mansi-vyas-azafranIn an interview Aditi Vyas and Mansi Vyas, directors, Azafran Innovacion with Chemical Today magazine talk about how the cosmetics industry is undergoing a drastic change with the rise of customer consciousness for organic and natural products over chemical alternatives and how we are going back to Mother Nature to find the answers to unleash beauty. Read More



Researchers develop stronger turbine blades with refractory ceramic

kyoto-university-molybdenum-silicideGas turbines are the motors that generate power in plants. The working temperatures of their burning frameworks can surpass 1600 degrees Celsius. The nickel-based turbine sharp edges utilized as a part of these frameworks melt at temperatures 200 degrees Celsius lower and in this manner require air-cooling to work. Turbine sharp edges made out of materials with higher liquefying temperatures would require less fuel utilization and lead to lower CO2 emanations. Read More


A cell in spinach uses sunlight to produce electricity: research

technion-spinach-cellUsing a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) cell that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight. The raw material of the device is water, and its products are electric current, hydrogen and oxygen. Read More



Small molecules lead to major change in reaction outcomes

yale-university-small-moleculesYale University scientists have found a way to re-wire the behavior of an important group of small molecules involved in the synthesis of carbon-to-oxygen chemical bonds. The process allows small, synthetic molecules to exhibit the functional diversity of much larger enzymatic catalysts, and offers a promising new tool for synthesizing therapeutics based on natural products. The findings appear in the journal ACS Central Science. Read More


New polymers are designed for hygiene applications that require low odor & minimal color adhesives

Hygiene Polymers  IRVING, US: ExxonMobil Chemical Company has introduced new grades of low viscosity Vistamaxx performance polymers for hygiene and assembly hot melt adhesive applications. Vistamaxx 8380 and 8780 are designed for hygiene applications that require low odour, minimal colour adhesives. They enable thermally stable formulations with polymer loadings of 45-65 percent. Formulators have the flexibility to create hot melt adhesives that meet open and set time needs while also delivering higher mileage compared to adhesives based on SBC (styrene block copolymer) and metallocene polyethylene (MCNPE). Read More

Rare Earth Metals Extraction using Precious Chemicals to Meet Market Demand

rare earth metals extraction using precious chemicalsDeteriorating quality and quantity of mineral deposits is failing to keep up with the rising demand for minerals and ores across the globe. To maintain the balance, mineral processors are looking for solutions that can ensure high mineral recovery from ore. One such solution that is gaining momentum in the mining industry is that of mining flotation chemicals which has proved to obtain better grade/recovery curve and meet the surging demandof minerals. Read More

UN’s Sustainable Development Summit 2016. An attempt to minimize carbon footprint

UN Sustainable Development Summit 2016More than 150 world leaders are expected to congregate at the UN headquarters in New York between September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2016 to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit. This event will witness the global body adopt a new set of goals and take joint action on achieving sustainable development. Read More

Less Known Facts of Tatoo Removal using Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone Tattoo RemovalIf you got a tattoo in your early 20s, and it had words embedded in it, the words may blur and become more difficult to read in your 60s. Tattoo designs will not just start with anchor design but also others like skulls, battleships, school emblems to Celtic designs to personalized symbols, people have found many ways to express themselves with their tattoos.

Using an organic chemical like hydroquinone does not come without risk. When you know how this chemical works you will understand why you need to be careful with it, as it removes the top layer of your skin in a chemical reaction, and it is that which can cause a severe response in some people. Read More


WorldOfChemicals wishes Happy Onam & shares its Chemistry

chemical used in OnamOnam, a symbol of Harmoniousness & Peace has finally punched the clock to bid a farewell to monsoon. A most awaited festival for Keralites, which is celebrated every year approximately/nearly for 10 days brings huge amount of joys, amusement & ecstasy. For this virtuous & blissful festival, greets millions of wishes to all the people of India & more specially to the people of Kerala, “May the colors and lights of Onam strengthen your home with felicity and joyfulness, wish you all a Happy Onam this year”.

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Happy International Literacy Day WOC shares useful chemistry with the world

International Literacy Day - WorldOfChemicals International Literacy day, an unforgettable day celebrated by the whole world is marked on 8th of September by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The event was focused to create an awareness on literacy & to place significant emphasis on education. The primary motive of this day is to give an inspiration for all the individuals & communities on education. Read More