Moving a step ahead in fuel cell technology

Moving a step ahead in fuel cell technology

academic-speak-microporous-materials-1In an interview, Dr Sujit Ghosh, Associate Professor – Chemistry at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, India with Chemical Today magazine speaks about the need to create new materials, which can eventually replace the 50-year-old Nafion and his quest to develop cheap microporous crystalline materials that can be effectively used as PEM in fuel cell industries. A major portion of the research in our lab revolves. Read More

Is Oxalic Acid Necessary To Maintain Peristaltic Motion In Our Body?

oxalic-acid-foods-1Oxalic Acid belonging to the family of carboxylic acids and this chemical also termed as Ethanedioic Acid. Oxalic acid is widely used as an acid rinse in laundries, where it can able to remove rust and ink stains because of its capability of converting insoluble iron compounds into a soluble complex ion. For the same reason, it is the chief ingredient of many commercial preparations used for removing scale from automobile radiators. It occurs naturally in high levels in many common foods. Read More

Luncheon with chemicals? – take a break!!!!

lunch-boxHave we ever thought what is lurking in our lunch box—yummy lunch or yummy chemicals? Well, unfortunately many of us are unaware of the fact that our lunch boxes are an abode of many harmful chemicals. It is known that many plastic items are produced by PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride), Lead, BPA and others. Among these Lead is often added to vinyl as a stabilizer as it is cheap, flexible & it helps vinyl bounce back to its original shape. Trouble comes when vinyl. Read More

Chemistry of popcorn aroma & popping!

popcornPopcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn. It can come up with usually salted or sweetened flavors. Many people like the odor of popcorn. Some people especially like to smell popcorn when you open the door of the movie theater. It is rich in some of the following nutrients. A new study by Tufts University reveals popcorn may contain higher levels of healthy antioxidants known as polyphenols. Popcorn odor comes from molecules that go into the air as popcorn is heated. Read More

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