Manufacturing of Ethylene Oxide by Chlorohydrin Process

Manufacturing of Ethylene Oxide by Chlorohydrin Process

ethylene-oxideEthylene Oxide also called as epoxyethane, oxirane. It is cyclic ether, simplest epoxide with faintly sweet odor and colorless flammable gas at room temperature. Ethylene oxide is important to the production of detergents, thickeners, solvents, plastics, and various organic chemicals such as ethylene glycol, ethanolamines, simple and complex glycols, polyglycol ethers and other compounds. Read More

Cryogenic preservation: Freezing the bodies after death

cryogenic-preservationLONDON, UK: A 14-year old girl who died of cancer in London, has been given the permission to be cryogenically frozen in the hope she could be brought back to life in the future after winning a landmark court case shortly before her death, reported on BBC news. The High Court judge, Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that the girl’s mother should be allowed to decide what happened to the body. Read More

Pierre Eugene Marcellin Berthelot – formulator of Thomsen-Berthelot principle

pierre-eugene-marcellin-berthelotPierre Eugene Marcellin Berthelot was a French chemist born on October 25, 1827 – died on March 18, 1907. Berthelot is considered as one of the greatest chemists of all time. He is noted for the Thomsen-Berthelot principle of thermochemistry. He synthesized many organic compounds from inorganic substances, providing a large amount of counterevidence to the theory of Jons Jakob Berzelius that organic compounds required organisms. Read More

New fluorescent dye that has energy storing properties

ub-bodipy-dyeBUFFALO, US: Researchers at the University at Buffalo believe that a new glow-in-the-dark dye is the next advancement in energy storage technology. They have recognised a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal material for storing energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one-day power cars and homes. BODIPY, a short for boron-dipyrromethene shines brightly in the dark under. Read More