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

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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

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Safe cosmetics for beautiful makeovers


Safe cosmetics for beautiful makeovers
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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

Germany

France

Sweden

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.

1916

1917

1919

1924

1933

1940

1941

1942

Read Full Story Here: Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry

How Histamine causes allergies in Human & Steps to reduce


How Histamine causes allergies in Human? & How to reduce histamine levels?

allergiesIn the most basic sense, histamine is nothing but a, natural substance which is originated from our own body and is also present in most of the foods. Histamine will be liberated, when it undergoes stress and allergy. One of the other major role of histamine’s function is neurotransmitter or chemical messenger that carries signals from one nerve to another. Read More

 

 

Yoshinori Ohsumi has won Nobel Prize 2016 in medicine

nobleJapanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for explaining how the body’s cells deal with and recycle waste, a discovery that has paved the way for research on treatment for neurological and other diseases. Read More

 

 

 

Lanxess to purchase US-based Chemtura in €2.4 billion deal

lanxess-headquarters-1Lanxess AG said that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase US-based Chemtura Corporation, one of the main global suppliers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives. With the biggest acquisition in its history, Lanxess is expanding its own additives portfolio and will become one of the world’s major players in this growing market. Read More

 

 

New research centre boosts UK-China scientific collaboration

bbsrc-cepamsWith the funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) was officially inaugurated in Shanghai (China) by Jo Johnson MP, the UK minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation and the president of CAS, Bai Chunli. Read More

Do Soy Burgers, Processed Vitamins Contain Hexane


Do all veggie burgers contain hexane and does this mean I shouldn’t eat them?

veggie-burgerThe patty of a veggie burger may be made from vegetables like potato or corn, textured vegetable protein like soy, legumes like beans, tofu, nuts, mushrooms, grains and from wheat and flax seeds. In India where vegetarianism is widespread, where fast food restaurant chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC serve veggie burgers. Read More

 

 

Unbelievable Skin Benefits of Glycerin

glycerin-benefitsSkin care is a method which supports, maintains skin integrity such as nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure, appropriate use of emollients and also enhance appearance with the use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy etc.  Read More

 

 

Now consumers prefer fragrances that become their own signature

jacqueline-reynders-sensient-fragrances-1In an interview Jacqueline Reynders, global marketing manager (laundry & home care), Sensient Fragrances with Chemical Today magazine describes how the formulae of fragrances has changed over the time with customers becoming the main ingredient of aroma choices.  Read More

 

 

 

Researchers explore new way to produce formaldehyde from CO2

ch2oResearchers from BASF SE, Heidelberg University, LMU Munich and hte GmbH collaborate in a joint project which aims in developing catalyst systems that allows the selective hydrogenation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce formaldehyde.   Read More