Mussels inspire creation of new biodegradable adhesive


Mussels inspire creation of new biodegradable adhesive

purdue-university-mussels-1WEST LAFAYETTE, US: A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as commercially available products and can be easily degraded, representing a potential non-toxic alternative. Mussels extend hair-like fibres that attach to surfaces using plaques of adhesive. Proteins in the glue contain the amino acid DOPA, which harbours the chemistry needed to facilitate the “cross-linking”. Read More

Industrial Applications of Sulphuric Acid

sulfuric-acid-applicationsSulfuric acid referred as universal chemical, king of chemicals due to the numerous applications for sulfuric acid as a raw material or processing agent. Sulfuric acid is the most commonly used chemical in the world and used in almost all industries like FertilizersPharmaceuticals, Gasoline, Automobile batteries, Paper bleaching, Sugar bleaching, Water treatment, Sulfonation agents, Cellulose fibers, Steel manufacturing, Coloring agents, Amino acid intermediates. Read More

Facts of Hydroquinone for Tattoo Removal

Tattoo

Tattoo

It seems like everyone has a tattoo these days starting from kids to adults and irrespective of girls or boys. Tattoos are once sported only by sailors, outlaws, and bikers. It became popular body decoration body art for many people. If you got a tattoo in your early 20s, and it had words embedded in it, the words may blur and become more difficult to read in your 60s. Tattoo desgins will not just start with anchor design but also others like skulls, battleships, school emblems. Read More

 

Olympic rings inspires chemical molecule Olympicene

olympicene_imgOlympicene is an organic carbon based molecule formed of five rings, of which four are benzene rings, joined in the shape of the Olympic rings. Collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the University of Warwick and IBM Research – Zurich has allowed the scientists to bring a single molecule [Olympicene] to life in a picture using a combination of chemistry and state-of-the-art imaging techniques. “When doodling in a planning meeting, it occurred. Read More

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