Industrial Production of Diethyl Ether

Industrial Production of Diethyl Ether

diethyletherDiethyl Ether is an ether class of organic compound. Basically, it has characteristics of colourless, volatile, sweet solvent-like smelling chemical. Diethyl Ether finds common use as a solvent as well as in various household products. It is a colourless, highly volatile flammable liquid. It is commonly used as a solvent in laboratories and as a starting fluid for some engines. Diethyl ether is also a common solvent for the Grignard reaction in addition to other reactions. Read More

Scientists develop new catalyzed reaction using iron salts

university-of-huddersfield-joe-sweeney-1HUDDERSFIELD, UK: Scientists at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new chemical reaction that is catalysed using simple iron salts – an inexpensive, abundant and sustainable alternative to costlier and rarer metals.  The research could lead to huge economic gains in the pharmaceutical and agrichemical sectors, and more affordable medicines for healthcare providers. The core reaction developed by the Huddersfield team has been patented. Read More

Manganese oxides used in treatment system could be mixed blessing

ncsu-manganese-oxides-1RALEIGH, US: Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits. The black sludge coated water pump components at a superfund site in Raleigh. Normally, the presence of such material gums up the water-treatment site’s primary task of cleaning fouled water, said Owen Duckworth, an NC State associate professor of soil science and the corresponding. Read More

Colors family – Inks, Dyes and Pigments

idp_imgColor provides a significant glimpse to our world. Every day materials we tend to use different kinds of materials like – textiles, paints, plastics, paper, and foodstuffs. Colors make them most appealing. In summer there is a wild burst of colorful flowers and new leaves of various shades of green on trees. However, in contrast autumn makes the beautiful impression with green leaves turn to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red. Color derives from the spectrum. Read More