BASF to sell its bleaching clay, mineral adsorbents businesses

BASF to sell its bleaching clay, mineral adsorbents businesses

ISELIN/ RENO, US: BASF said that it has signed an agreement to sell its bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals, a worldwide leader in industrial minerals. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. The bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents businesses are currently part of the process catalysts business unit of BASF’s global catalysts division. The selling includes a production site and a clay mine in Mississippi (US), and the mineral rights sublease associated with a mine in Arizona. Read More

Mechanism of Appel Reaction

The reaction is named after eminent scientist Rolf Appel. Rolf Appel was an inorganic chemist who contributed his important work to the organophosphorus chemistry field. The Appel reaction is a type of organic reaction, which converts alcohol into an alkyl chloride by using chemical materials like triphenylphosphine and carbon tetrachloride. The reason behind use of carbon tetrabromide or bromine as a halide source is to produce alkyl bromides, whereas other materials like carbon tetraiodide, methyl iodide or iodine gives alkyl iodides. Read More

Potential Health Benefits of Limonene

Limonene is a phytochemical which falls in the class of monoterpenes and cyclo terpene. Limonene name derived from the citrus fruit i.e., lemon and it is abundantly found in other plant sources like cherries, spearmint, dill, garlic, celery, maize, rosemary, ginger, basil, etc. This phytochemical generally occurs in two optically active forms, l-limonene and d-limonene. The d-limonene is the compound which is responsible for strong smell of oranges. Limonene is basically formed from geranyl pyrophosphate compound. Read More

Accenture, SAP to help chemical companies advance digital transformation

WALLDORF, GERMANY/ NEW YORK, US: Accenture PLC (ACN) and SAP SE (SAP) have planned to expand their collaboration on SAP S/4HANA to develop a digital industry platform that will help chemical companies advance a new era of digital transformation. SAP S/4HANA is a real-time enterprise resource management suite for digital business. Co-developed by Accenture and SAP under their SAP S/4HANA collaboration, SAP S/4HANA chemicals is an innovative re-launch of SAP best practices for chemicals and SAP business. Read More