2000 Chemicals in Your Morning Tea

2000 chemicals in your morning tea

tea-chemistryHave you ever wonder the normal beverage tea contains around 2,000 chemical compounds! Yes it is true! Tea is an aromatic beverage with 2000 chemical compounds. It has cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavor. Both green tea and black tea come from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, however the processing that the leaves undergo to make the final tea is different. The leaves for black tea are fully oxidized while. Read More

First chemical reactor to make liquid fuels using CO2, solar energy

kit-ineratecKARLSRUHE, GERMANY: The demand of liquid fuels from regenerative energy sources is a major element of the energy turnaround. Production of synthetic fuels from solar energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from air is the aim of the SOLETAIR project started now by INERATEC GmbH, an addition of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in cooperation with Finnish partners. Read More

Mechanism of Appel Reaction

appel-reactionThe reaction is named after eminent scientist Rolf Appel. Rolf Appel was an inorganic chemist who contributed his important work to the organophosphorus chemistry field. The Appel reaction is a type of organic reaction, which converts alcohol into an alkyl chloride by using chemical materials like triphenylphosphine and carbon tetrachloride. The reason behind use of carbon tetrabromide or bromine as a halide source. Read More

Joel Henry Hildebrand – introducer of helium element

joel-henry-hildebrandJoel Henry Hildebrand was born on November 16,1881 – died on April 30,1983. Hildebrand was an American educator and a pioneer chemist.His contributions towards chemistry is research specializing in liquids and nonelectrolyte solutions.Hildebrand was the first person coined the term regular solution.Hildebrand researched on liquids and nonelectrolyte solutions. Hildebrand realized that nitrogen gas. Read More