Making of methanol

Making of methanol

metanolMethanol is the most flexible chemical commodities and energy sources available today, as it can be made from a wide array of feedstocks. Methanol is produced from synthesis gas, which has carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen gas as its main components. An important advantage of methanol is that it can be made from any resource that can be converted first into synthesis gas. Through gasification, synthesis gas can be produced from anything that is or ever was a plant. Read More

Scientists discover chemistry of passion

valentines-day-coupleScientists say there is upsurge in the degrees of hormones neutrophins and dopamine when cupid strikes. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Couples should not worry when the initial flush of passion dims – scientists have identified the hormone changes which cause the switch from lust to cuddles. A team from the University of Pisa in Italy found the bodily chemistry which makes people sexually appealing to new partners lasts, at most, two years. When couples move into. Read More

4 killed from pesticide poisoning at Texas: Officials

cnn-pesticidesAMARILLO, US: Four children died after someone at their home sprayed water on an applied pesticide, causing a reaction that resulted in toxic gas, officials in Amarillo, Texas, said. At least five other people were hospitalised in the incident. Fire Captain Larry Davis said a family member used water to try to wash off the aluminium phosphide, which had been administered before. The incident preliminarily has been ruled an accidental poisoning. There were 10 people. Read More

Stricter environmental regulations will drive demand for effective solvent-based low-VOC alternatives

sector-view-solvents-vocIn place since the 1970s, regulations limiting Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions in paint & coating products are getting stricter. Enforced by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US and legislations like the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) in the EU, they are meant to limit the use of organic chemical compounds that are harmful to human health and contribute significantly to atmospheric. Read More