Toluene – Additive For Racing Fuels, Fuel Octane Booster

Toluene – additive for racing fuels, fuel octane booster

racingToluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent often referred as methylbenzene. Toluene is widely used in industry, often served as a substitute for benzene. Methyl side groups present in toluene makes toluene metabolized differently than benzene. Toluene is produced during the process of making gasoline and other fuels from crude oil, in making coke from coal, and as a by-product in the manufacture of styrene. Read More

New way to improve value of nanoparticles for biomedical applications

university-of-tokyo-nanoparticlesTSUKUBA, JAPAN: Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are classically attained from metals and on account of their small size, they have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications. However, without treatment to make their surfaces biologically slow, their effectiveness is severely limited. University of Tokyo scientists led by Kazuhiko Ishihara. Read More

Meeting global demand by raising standards

bharat-vaghasia-nova-internationalIn an interview Bharat Vaghasia, Proprietor, Nova International with Chemical Today magazine gives his opinion about the changes that the dyes & pigments, synthetic & natural antioxidants and other markets are undergoing which are in turn changing the overall functioning of the chemical industry. Nova International was established in 1999 with the aim to cater the global market in the field of intermediates for pigments. Read More

BASF, University of California to advance micro-encapsulation technology

basf-uc-davisFLORHAM PARK/DAVIS, US: BASF Corporation and University of California, Davis (UC Davis) entered into a cooperative research agreement to study a patent pending micro-encapsulation technology. Developed in the lab of University associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, Tina Jeoh, the technology secures and enhances the performance and delivery of active compounds for broad applications. Read More